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CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations
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CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show. Read »

Jan 24, 2015
Health Officials Contact 4 of 5 People Exposed to Measles

Health Officials Contact 4 of 5 People Exposed to Measles

Tarrant County Public Health Department officials say they have contacted four of five people exposed to the measles... Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter,... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Doctors, Sisters, Care For Pregnant Mother with Tumor

Doctors, Sisters, Care For Pregnant Mother with Tumor

Two UT Southwestern Medical Center doctors, who happen to be sisters, worked together to save a pregnant mother with... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular cigare... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Donates Blood in Search for Cure

Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Donates Blood in Search for Cure

One of two Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola last year is donating blood to a biotech firm. Read »

Jan 21, 2015
Health Officials Monitor Those Exposed to Measles

Health Officials Monitor Those Exposed to Measles

North Texas health officials say they're watching closely after a person who flew from India to D/FW International... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
Tarrant County Resident Tests Positive for Measles

Tarrant County Resident Tests Positive for Measles

Tarrant County Public Health says Tuesday a Tarrant County resident tested positive for measles after returning home... Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
From Afghanistan to the O.R., Denton Sailor Gets Back to Work

From Afghanistan to the O.R., Denton Sailor Gets Back to Work

Lt. Commander Rick Coffman is back to work as Director of Surgical Services at Texas Health Presbyterian Denton... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Teens Not Vaccinated for Measles Barred From SoCal School

Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington... Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
School Districts Spent $117K During Ebola Scare

School Districts Spent $117K During Ebola Scare

Nine Texas school districts together spent nearly $117,000 for cleaning campuses amid concerns about the possible... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
Food Company Recalls Meat Sent to Catering Distributors

Food Company Recalls Meat Sent to Catering Distributors

A Georgia food company has recalled more than 850 pounds of beef and chicken because of misbranding and exposure to... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

5 Myths About the Flu Debunked

Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not... Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal

Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

Flu Vaccine Barely Working This Year, CDC Says

This year's flu vaccine is less effective at protecting people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said... Read »

Jan 16, 2015
Super Snack Bars

Super Snack Bars

The most overcrowded section of your grocery store may well be the snack bar aisle. Snack bars are a handy, grab-an... Watch »

Jan 15, 2015
Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries

After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swal... Watch »

Jan 16, 2015
Texas-Based H-E-B Issues Tortilla Recall

Texas-Based H-E-B Issues Tortilla Recall

H-E-B has issued a voluntary recall specifically for the H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas due to the possible... Read »

Jan 14, 2015
FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite

Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that... Read »

Jan 14, 2015
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