Texan Sickened After Touching Salmonella-Infected Hedgehog One person in Texas and 26 other people in the country have fallen ill after a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with pet hedgehogs.
Blount Fine Foods Recalls Chicken Tortilla Soup Due To Plastic ContaminationBlount Fine Foods in McKinney is recalling 6,690 pounds of soup with chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic.
Mental Health Diversion Program To Expand To HoustonHouston-area law enforcement officials are expanding a program to keep low-level misdemeanor offenders with mental health problems out of jail.
NYC Orders Mandatory Vaccines For Some Amid Measles OutbreakNew York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak and ordered mandatory vaccinations in one neighborhood for people who may have been exposed to the virus.
Anti-Vaxxers Use Holocaust-Era Symbol To Promote Their AgendaA new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says anti-vaccination activists are using the yellow Star of David that Nazis forced Jews to wear during World War II to promote their cause.
U.S. Officials Worry Rare Polio-Like Illness May Grow More CommonLast year in the U.S. there were 228 cases -- several in Texas -- of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, and officials fear the rare and sometimes deadly paralyzing illness may grow more common.
Medical City Children’s Hospital Opens New Pediatric Cancer UnitMedical City Children’s Hospital has opened a new pediatric cancer unit dedicated to providing treatment for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with all types of pediatric cancer and blood disorders.
Health Officials: If You Shopped At Kroger In Prosper, 'Monitor Yourself For Measles' Symptoms'Collin County Health Care Services has issued a health alert after a second confirmed case of measles there. 
North Texas School District Closes For 2 Days Due To Flu Outbreak Among Students, StaffChico ISD in Wise County will be taking Thursday and Friday to disinfect buildings following an outbreak of an illness.
Denton County Public Health Confirms One Measles CaseDenton County Public Health (DCPH) has confirmed one measles case in Denton County. DCPH is identifying and contacting individuals who may have been exposed. At this time, this case has not been linked to any other measles cases. 
Plano Police K9 Passes Away After 'Long Illness'A beloved Plano police K9 has passed away after battling what the department calls a "long illness."