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DCHHS Director, Zachary Thompson (Photo CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas County Health Tracking Rare Adult Measles Case

County Health Director Zach Thompson says the 49-year-old man has recovered from the disease seen most often in children.

02/14/2014

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY RUPAM JAIN NAIR  "Asia-Russia-wildlife-tiger-conservation" A tiger, seen wearing a collar, is spotted during a jungle-safari at the Ranthambore National Park, around 200kms from Jaipur, on October 22, 2010. Efforts to save the tiger, set to be addressed at a conference in Russia November 2010, will depend for a large part on the success of the shield India has attempted to throw around the animal. The country is home to more than half of the world's rapidly dwindling wild tigers, but even its conservation programme, said by the government to be the world's most comprehensive, has failed to halt the creature's demise. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors, Veterinarians Explore Shared Medical Problems

What do Siberian tigers and post-menopausal women have in common? That is among the questions related to fighting diseases that affect both animals and people that physicians and veterinarians are teaming up to explore.

11/01/2013

A doctor examines the x-rays of a tuberculosis (TB) patient. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After Positive Test, Irving ISD School Holding TB Meeting

MacArthur High School is the second high school in Irving where a student has tested for positive for tuberculosis since the start of the 2013 school year.

CBS 11–10/21/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Stops CDC Flu Monitoring

Routine warnings to get a flu vaccine have a new sense of urgency in the wake of the government shutdown. The Centers for Disease control is no longer monitoring the spread of influenza and other infectious diseases.

10/02/2013

A nurse prepares a dose of the measles vaccine. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

100 Irving High School Students Tested For TB

The group of students was offered the free testing because they may have been exposed to TB when they shared a class last spring with a student recently diagnosed with the contagious disease.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas County Health Dept. Dispensing Flu Vaccines

Health officials say it takes roughly two weeks for the flu vaccine to confer immunity to the disease, and they would like as many people as possible to get vaccinated before the holiday travel season gets underway.

09/03/2013

A bottle of the pertussis vaccine against whooping cough and a syringe are show in a pharmacy. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Reaches Outbreak Level In Texas

Whooping cough has reached an outbreak level in the state. More than 1600 cases of the deadly, dangerous virus are reported.

08/19/2013

Crimson came to In-Sync Exotics in May 2007 along with a family of four other cougars and a tiger. (credit: In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue)

Seventh Big Cat Dies At In-Sync Exotics

A female cougar named Crimson, 20, passed away this week at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center.

08/18/2013

(Source: In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center)

Sixth Tiger Dies From Canine Distemper In Wylie

In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center has lost another one of its tigers to canine distemper.

08/12/2013

New test for amyloid plaque could hep with Alzheimer's research. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Medicare Won’t Pay For Eli Lilly Alzheimer’s Agent

Eli Lilly & Co. says it will push ahead with a first-of-a-kind imaging chemical designed to help screen for Alzheimer’s disease, despite a negative ruling by Medicare officials.

07/08/2013

Overweight teenagers during a morning walk. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

AMA Classifying Obesity As A Disease May Open Up Treatment Options

The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease, a decision that could change the way physicians and insurance companies deal with the condition.

06/19/2013

(Photo: Produce) credit: Lauren Kimmel

I-Team: Eat Your Veggies, But Wash Them First

The I-Team visited North Texas grocery stores and a Farmer’s Market. We bought lettuce, spinach, cilantro, tomatoes and oranges. We swabbed the produce and tested the swabs to see what was lurking on the groceries we bought.

06/16/2013

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