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Denton Woman In Coma Dies From H1N1

A Denton woman that was in a medically induced coma for over a month, diagnosed with H1N1, died Friday night.

02/08/2014

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Chicken Plant Closes Again After Cockroach Cleanup

A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut because of a cockroach infestation says it’s “voluntarily and temporarily” suspending operations again.

01/13/2014

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Urgent Care Clinics Run Out Of Vaccines

More people are packing into urgent care clinics, seeking a vaccine, as hospitals overflow with flu-concerned patients.

01/12/2014

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Doctors Battling North Texas Whooping Cough Outbreak

Tarrant and Dallas Counties are wrestling with a major outbreak of whooping cough. Dallas County has nearly 330 cases reported so far this year. The numbers in Tarrant County are even higher — at close to 600.

CBS 11–11/15/2013

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New Website Tracks Sickness Via Social Media

With the recent drastic temperature changes many North Texans may be starting to feel under the weather. But did you ever wish you knew what illnesses were going around your neck of the woods before they got to you?

11/12/2013

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Reser’s Expands Recall Of Packaged Salads

Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. has voluntarily expanded a recall of packaged salads from its factory in Topeka, Kansas. The company said it took the step Saturday because the products distributed nationwide may be contaminated with listeria.

10/28/2013

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Measles Outbreak Sparks Increase In Immunizations

Despite a measles outbreak in Tarrant County, dozens of families spent their day outdoors enjoying the cooler North Texas weather.

08/17/2013

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Weather Changes Brings Suffering For Those With Allergies

Two days of rain has brought a lot of relief from 100 degree heat. However, it’s also kept some North Texans inside their homes.

07/16/2013

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DFW Doctor Talks Offices, Baby Boomers, TV

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about some of the latest medical headlines including a new study about germs in the workplace, the overall health of Baby Boomers, and why men shouldn’t watch television.

02/06/2013

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Flu Resources

This year’s flu season has been especially bad for the nation, with many states seeing widespread cases. Here are several resources to help you and your family avoid the illness, or get better faster.

01/11/2013

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North Texas Teen Dies From Flu Complications

Max Schwolert, a teenager from Marcus High School in the Lewisville ISD, died after developing complications related to the flu. He had been sick since Christmas Day.

01/02/2013

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Nearly Half Of Students At Elementary School Out Sick

Nearly half of the students at one North Texas elementary school were out sick today. An illness started spreading through Carroll Elementary in Frisco on Tuesday, and today 330 of the 700 students were absent.

05/11/2012

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