Infants

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Hospital Begins Testing Texas Babies For TB After Worker Diagnosed

Health officials in Texas have begun testing some babies for tuberculosis after the revelation that more than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were exposed to a worker found to have the disease.

09/22/2014

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More Than 700 Infants Exposed To TB At Texas Hospital

More than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital have been exposed to tuberculosis by an employee infected with the disease, according to public health officials.

09/19/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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New Rules Would Ensure Safety Of Infant Formula

The rules announced Thursday are designed to make sure that formula manufacturers test their products for salmonella and other pathogens before they are distributed.

02/06/2014

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

Vaccine Recommended For Expectant Mothers, As Whooping Cough Cases Increase

Health officials in Tarrant County said they’ve seen a record number of whooping cough cases and are urging people and businesses to take action.

CBS 11–10/08/2013

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Lactation Lounge Opens In Dallas DA’s Office

The perfect Mother’s Day gift at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office meets a basic need: a lactation room for nursing moms.

05/12/2013

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2012 Was Worst Year For Whooping Cough Since 1955

The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures.

01/04/2013

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Death Spurs Recall Of 220,000 Infant Travel Beds

A children’s safety equipment manufacturer has agreed to recall about 220,000 infant travel beds after reports of one infant’s death and nine others entrapped or distressed while sleeping inside the portable tents.

11/16/2012

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Many Parents Confused By Changes In Children’s Medicine

Changes to children’s cold medicine may confuse some parents. Doctors and the FDA are warning parents to read the labels on liquid acetaminophen, or Tylenol, to avoid giving children the wrong dose.

01/04/2012