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.
TX Sen. Cornyn Defends Position On 9/11 First Responders' BenefitsTexas Senator John Cornyn on Monday responded to a question about what message Congress is sending to the September 11, 2001 First Responders by allowing their medical benefits to expire.
Time For Flu Vaccine, Updated After Misery Of Last WinterIt's flu-shot season, and health officials expect to be able to avoid a repeat of last winter's misery, when the vaccine wasn't a good match for a nasty surprise strain.
Mumps Spreading Through Suddenly Sick NHLThe NHL is facing an unusual outbreak of the mumps. So far, about a dozen players on four teams have been diagnosed with the illness that usually strikes children.
Denton Woman In Coma Dies From H1N1A Denton woman that was in a medically induced coma for over a month, diagnosed with H1N1, died Friday night.
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.
Urgent Care Clinics Run Out Of VaccinesMore people are packing into urgent care clinics, seeking a vaccine, as hospitals overflow with flu-concerned patients.
Doctors Battling North Texas Whooping Cough OutbreakTarrant 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.
New Website Tracks Sickness Via Social MediaWith 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?
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.
Measles Outbreak Sparks Increase In ImmunizationsDespite a measles outbreak in Tarrant County, dozens of families spent their day outdoors enjoying the cooler North Texas weather.
Weather Changes Brings Suffering For Those With AllergiesTwo days of rain has brought a lot of relief from 100 degree heat. However, it’s also kept some North Texans inside their homes.