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Texas House OKs New Abortion Restrictions, Then Backtracks

The Texas House gave preliminary approval to tighter abortion restrictions involving fetuses with severe abnormalities before withdrawing a sweeping health bill that included the new limits.

04/23/2015

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Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Dallas Hospital System

Nina Pham filed lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources for issues from contracting Ebola.

03/02/2015

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Dallas City, County Leaders Celebrate “Ebola-Free” Day

The last person being monitored in connection with Texas’ three Ebola patients is set to be cleared from twice-daily monitoring.

11/07/2014

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Milestone: Dallas County Is Ebola-Free

Five weeks after Dallas County became the epicenter of the nation’s Ebola crisis, the county enters Friday with no new cases reported and everyone off the disease watch list.

11/06/2014

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Patient ‘Screened’ For Ebola At Baylor, Testing Not Confirmed

On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ‘Ebola similar symptoms’ also triggered a positive verbal screening questionnaire.

10/17/2014

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Abortion Clinic Closes After Confusion Over Ruling

The only remaining abortion clinic in Texas west of San Antonio has closed following days of confusion over the interpretation of a federal court ruling.

10/07/2014

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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‚Äôs 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

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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