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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

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles. (credit: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

New Cases Of Measles Confirmed By Local Health Officials

Health officials in Dallas County are sending out a plea to doctors and health workers — asking that they be on the lookout for measles symptoms.

CBSDFW.COM–06/12/2013

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Invasive Giant African Land Snail Spotted In Texas

It’s a first for Texas – and not in a good way. Officials in Houston are worried after a giant African land snail was found in someone’s backyard. The snails can destroy vegetation and crops, and even eat through the stucco on homes.

CBSDFW.COM–05/07/2013

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

Baxter Drug Fails To Slow Alzheimer’s In Big Study

Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

05/07/2013

An undated photo shows a rat passing through a door. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Outrage & Fear Over Rat Infestation At Texas School

There’s outraged and fear from parents and students tonight over the situation happening inside one North Texas school. Teachers have been tested for diseases, while parents wonder if their children are safe.

CBSDFW.COM–03/20/2013

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Dallas County Prepares West Nile Combat Plan

Dallas County Commissioners approved spending $350,000 to combat mosquitoes. The money will go towards hiring a Little Rock, Arkansas-based company to set traps each week, and spray more than 5,000 square miles throughout the season.

02/19/2013

Jarrod Brodnax, a City of Mansfield firefighter and paramedic, in full gear. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

North Texas Firefighter Loses Battle With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

A little more than two years after a freak accident led to the discovery and diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, a North Texas firefighter and paramedic has died. On January 16, 2013, Mansfield first responder Jarrod Brodnax lost his battle with ALS.

CBSDFW.COM–01/21/2013

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Mother’s Hope For Son Lies In Cord Blood Donation

A three month-old Mesquite baby has a rare genetic disease that would have gone unnoticed had it not been for the uncle he never got the chance to meet.

10/09/2012

CDC: More Than 90 People Sick With Meningitis

Health officials say they have now confirmed more than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis that has been linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.

10/07/2012

A man coughing. (credit: Getty Images/Andreas Rentz)

Whooping Cough Reported At Elementary School

A school principal in Plano is sending warning letters to parents, alerting them that someone at the school has whooping cough. The infected person is at High Tower Elementary, but the letter isn’t specific if the individual is a student or a staff member.

CBSDFW.COM–09/21/2012

Fort Worth West Nile Meeting

North Texas Cities Educate Public On West Nile

Communities across North Texas are boosting efforts to educate people about the West Nile virus. This comes as health officials await results of aerial spraying on a mosquito population that has put Texas at the center of a nationwide outbreak.

08/26/2012

West Nile Mosquito testing

Doctor Details How West Nile Affected Family

Dr. Theilen of Dallas is a retired Ob/GYN and despite his medical knowledge he didn’t take West Nile seriously.

08/15/2012

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