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The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Report: FDA Wanted To Close Meningitis Outbreak Pharmacy In 2003

Nearly a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations.

11/13/2012

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George Jones Cancels More Concerts Due To Health

Jones’ management team has released a statement, saying the 81-year-old singer has gotten a virus and is being treated by doctors.

11/01/2012

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CDC: Whooping Cough Cases May Be Most In 5 Decades

Health officials say the nation is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades. Nearly 18,000 cases, including more than 500 in Texas, have been reported so far — more than twice the number seen at this point last year.

07/19/2012

A lab technician holds a bacteria culture that shows a positive infection of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria. (credit: ean Gallup/Getty Images)

Officials Investigate E. Coli Outbreak In 6 States

A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and one death, health officials say. The reported illnesses were spread across six states.

06/08/2012

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Flu Season Off To Slowest Start In Decades

Health officials say the flu season is finally here — the slowest start in nearly 25 years.

02/17/2012

A doctor checks a patient's throat. (credit: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images)

Cases Of Adult Strep Throat On The Rise

More adults appear to be getting sick with a bacterium that commonly attacks children – strep throat.

11/02/2011

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Dallas County Reports 1st Death From Listeria Infection

A Dallas County man, who got sick after eating contaminated cantaloupe and contracting listeria, has died. In all, there have been four people sickened with listeria in Dallas County, but this is the first death.

09/26/2011

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Report Says Parents Fret Too Much Over Fevers

Fever phobia is rampant among parents of young children, according to a myth-busting American Academy of Pediatrics report that advises against treatment every time a kid’s temperature inches up.

CBSDFW.COM–02/28/2011

Questions About Air Quality Standards Involving UTA Gas Wells

Gas wells on the UT Arlington campus may be in violation of air quality standards.

10/05/2010

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