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Cyclosporiasis Cases Being Investigated In Tarrant County

Workers with Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) are advising healthcare providers to be on the lookout for patients with Cyclosporiasis.

CBSDFW.COM–07/21/2014

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More North Texas Children Testing Positive For RSV

As if the flu outbreak hasn’t been bad enough, North Texas hospitals are seeing a big jump in children testing positive for RSV, a respiratory illness with symptoms that closely mirror the flu.

CBS 11–01/10/2014

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Hospital Issues Flu Alert To Leave Kids At Home

Cities across North Texas are taking strong measures to try to stop the spread of the flu. In fact, some hospitals are asking people to leave their children at home when they visit patients.

CBSDFW.COM–01/07/2014

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Cold Snap Won’t Completely Kill Off West Nile & Allergens

In North Texas, everything from bugs to bad allergies is often blamed on our typically mild winters. So, after two days of bitter cold, will the arctic blast at least kill off a few bugs?

CBS 11–01/07/2014

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Tests Suggest Baby Born With HIV May Be Cured

Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in an American baby born with the AIDS virus — a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.

10/23/2013

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New Test Aims To Better Detect Viral Infections

Researchers are developing a blood test to more easily tell when a respiratory illness is due to a virus and not a bacterial infection, hoping to cut the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and speed the right diagnosis.

09/18/2013

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DFW Doctor Talks Bullying, Infections, Allergies

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about the physical effects of bullying, infections that are resistant to antibiotics, and ways to prevent fall allergies.

09/18/2013

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CDC: More Than 275 Have Unidentified Stomach Bug

Federal health authorities say more than 275 people in seven states, including Texas, have now been sickened with an unidentified stomach bug.

07/24/2013

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More North Texans Sick With Cyclospora Infection

The number of North Texans sick with cyclospora, a rare infection spread through raw fruits and vegetables, is growing.

CBS 11–07/19/2013

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Officials Alarmed By Increasing Superbug Reports

Health officials are reporting an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals. These superbugs from a common germ family have become extremely resistant to treatment with antibiotics.

03/05/2013

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New Guidelines For Kids And Ear Infections

Ear infections in children are so common that Baylor pediatrician Dr. Marjorie Milici lightheartedly calls them the “bread and butter of pediatrics.”

02/25/2013

Mushrooms growing from the compost at the base of zucchini plants.  Katy used mushroom compost, which probably explains the mushrooms growing here.  (Photo credit Katy Camp, CBS 11 News)

Finding Flu-Fighting Foods

They’re not on the level of hand-washing and flu vaccinations, but there are some foods that can boost your immunity to help you fight the flu.

01/11/2013

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