Stay Well This WinterThis winter season will bring cooler temperatures, and ice and snow for some. But did you know that your chance of getting certain medical conditions might go up as the temperature dips?
Important Flu Prevention Information You Need To KnowThe flu shot takes a couple of weeks to be effective so it's best to get it now. And if you're over 65-years-old there is a new, high dose shot to better protect you.
Dallas County Health Officials Report Pediatric Flu DeathDallas County Health and Human Services on Thursday reported the season's first flu-related pediatric death. Due to personal privacy reasons, the young patient has only been identified by officials as a 2-month-old baby.
Flu Cases Up More Than 50% In One Week In Dallas CountyIf you haven't gotten a flu shot already, doctors say now's a good time to do it.
Effort To Curb Antibiotic Overuse Amid Flu & Cold SeasonIt's cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in seeking antibiotics. But, doctors overprescribe antibiotics for respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that drugs cannot help.
Experts Advise Getting Vaccinated Regardless Of Flu Season SeverityIt's time to get your flu shots! The precautionary measure is important, but health experts seem to be in disagreement about how bad the 2105 flu season will be.
Texas Health Officials Say Flu Vaccine Now AvailableHealth experts say flu vaccine is now available in Texas.
Fort Worth Leaders Roll Up Their Sleeves For Flu ShotsHealth officials across Texas have been urging residents to get their flu shots and Wednesday leaders from Tarrant County and the City of Fort Worth set out to lead by example.
Protecting Your Pup From Canine FluAn outbreak of canine flu has sickened dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers that the highly contagious virus will sideline their pets.
Tests In Texas & 4 Other States Show Flu Vaccine Not Working WellAs predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick.
CDC Says Flu Season Getting WorseFlu is widespread in 43 states, and flu activity was intense in most of them during the week of Christmas, according to the latest figures issued Monday by the CDC.
Flu Cases Spiking Across North TexasDallas County health officials say they could confirm a third flu-related death this week.