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Report Finds No Cancer Clusters In Flower Mound

The Texas Department of State Health Services has released a new report which indicated most cancer rates in Flower Mound over a ten-year period were not higher than expected.

07/30/2014

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Texas Confirms State’s First Chikungunya Case

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can cause severe joint pain and is spread by mosquitoes.

07/07/2014

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Report: 262 People Hurt In West Fertilizer Blast

A health report on the impact of the West fertilizer plant explosion says 262 people were injured in the blast. That’s in addition to the 15 people killed by the April 17, 2013, explosion.

06/24/2014

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PSA Urges Texans To Get Flu Shots

Texas first lady Anita Perry has joined forces with state health officials to urge people to get flu shots.

01/09/2014

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Texas Issues New Guidelines For Treating Flu

Texas health officials have issued new guidelines for treating flu patients as the state deals with an increase in the illness in multiple areas.

12/21/2013

After six Texas residents were diagnosed with measles in the past month, the Department of State Health Services has issued a formal alert against the viral infection. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Health Department Issues Statewide Measles Alert

State health officials are so concerned about the recent cases of a contagious disease that a statewide measles alert has been issued.

CBSDFW.COM–08/16/2013

Supporters of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions rally at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Abortion Debate Leads To Women’s Health Funding Questions

With the Republican-led Texas legislature expected to pass new restrictions on abortions, Democrats believe the measure will be challenged in court.

CBS 11–07/10/2013

A nurse tends to a recovering patient at a hospital. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

Review: State Hospitals Could Use More Oversight

A Texas newspaper’s review of more than three dozen deaths at state-run mental health hospitals between 2005 and 2012 shows the need for more oversight.

04/28/2013

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Terrell Hospital Workers Upset Over Sudden Shutdown

More than 100 employees immediately lost their jobs after the closure of Renaissance Hospital in Terrell.

CBS 11–02/13/2013

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)

Meningitis Case From Tainted Shot From Dallas Facility

As the number of cases of people infected with meningitis due to steroid injections continues to grow, Texas has now joined the list of states of with infected patients.

10/12/2012

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Texas Among States With Drug Linked To Outbreak

Texas is among 23 states that received shipments of a steroid used to treat back pain but is now linked to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak.

10/04/2012

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Officials Urge Residents To Get Flu Vaccine

Flu season will officially begin Monday, and although the illness usually hits heavy in the winter months, the Texas Department of State Health Services and Centers for Disease Control are urging people to get vaccinated.

09/30/2012

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