Texas Department of State Health Services
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.
More than 100 employees immediately lost their jobs after the closure of Renaissance Hospital in Terrell.
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 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.
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.
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.
A fourteenth person in Dallas County has died from West Nile Virus related health issues.
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.
Whooping cough seems to be making a comeback in several states, including Texas.
Newborns in Texas will soon be screened for another potentially fatal disease. The condition is called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency or SCID.
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.
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.