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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.


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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.

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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.



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.


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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.


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Dallas Launches HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

More than 14,000 people living in Dallas County are living with HIV, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, and many of them don’t know it.


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Dallas County Reports 14th West Nile Related Death

A fourteenth person in Dallas County has died from West Nile Virus related health issues.


Dallas County health officials confirm the first case of West Nile in a human being on June 20, 2012. (Credit: Bud Gillett/KTVT)

State To Help Dallas County Fight The Spread Of West Nile

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has granted Dallas County’s request for aid in its fight against the spread of the West Nile Virus.


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Texas Among States With Increased Cases Of Whooping Cough

Whooping cough seems to be making a comeback in several states, including Texas.


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New Immunodeficiency Test For Texas Newborns

Newborns in Texas will soon be screened for another potentially fatal disease. The condition is called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency or SCID.


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Texans Among Those In Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

At least three Texans have fallen ill in a multi-state outbreak of salmonella poisoning. More than 90 people so far, in 19 states, have gotten sick, including ten that had to be hospitalized.


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Anglers Flock To Contaminated Texas Reservoir

Signs bearing a skull and crossbones dot the banks of a reservoir and canal near this town on the U.S.-Mexico border, but the fishermen standing in the reeds nearby ignore them, casually reeling in fish that are contaminated with toxic chemicals and banned for human consumption.