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New York Legionnaires' Outbreak Sickens 81, Kills 7

New York Legionnaires' Outbreak Sickens 81, Kills 7

Three more people have died of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in an outbreak that has claimed seven lives in total and hospitalized more than 60 people, the New York City Health Department said Monday. Eighty-one cases of the disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia... Watch »

Aug 3, 2015
Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

Citing Hacking Risk, FDA Says Hospira Pump Shouldn't Be Used

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's the first time it has warned caregivers to stop using a product... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Human Case of West Nile Reported in Tarrant County

Human Case of West Nile Reported in Tarrant County

Tarrant County health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus for 2015. Watch »

Jul 31, 2015
Dallas Co. Says 14 Cyclosporiasis Cases Linked to Statewide Outbreak

Dallas Co. Says 14 Cyclosporiasis Cases Linked to Statewide Outbreak

Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services says more than a dozen cases of cyclosporiasis have been... Read »

Jul 30, 2015
How Safe is Your Hospital?

How Safe is Your Hospital?

Consumer Reports found that while some hospitals have been successful at cutting their infection rates, many have... Watch »

Jul 29, 2015
2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air,... Watch »

Jul 30, 2015
Doctors Remind Parents of Importance of Sunscreen

Doctors Remind Parents of Importance of Sunscreen

Parents are being reminded about the importance of using sunscreen after two brothers in Oklahoma got severe... Watch »

Jul 28, 2015
The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond... Read »

Aug 3, 2015
Experts Urge Parents to Check Hot Cars for Kids

Experts Urge Parents to Check Hot Cars for Kids

With more triple-digit temperatures in the forecast, injury prevention specialists at Children's Health in Dallas... Watch »

Jul 27, 2015
Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA

The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food... Read »

Jul 28, 2015
Feces, Toilet Paper Found in Mexican Cilantro Field

Feces, Toilet Paper Found in Mexican Cilantro Field

Cilantro from Mexico has again been identified as the cause of an outbreak of cyclosporiasis in Texas, according to... Watch »

Jul 27, 2015
Football, Fundraising Join Alzheimer's Fight

Football, Fundraising Join Alzheimer's Fight

North Texans combine football and fundraising to help find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Read »

Jul 26, 2015
How Best to Avoid Foodborne Illness When You Eat Out

How Best to Avoid Foodborne Illness When You Eat Out

One out of six people will get a foodborne illness this year. And while you have control over what happens in your... Watch »

Jul 24, 2015
Parkland Practices Moving to New Building

Parkland Practices Moving to New Building

In August, Parkland Memorial Hospital will finally move to its brand new building. On Friday employees practiced... Watch »

Jul 24, 2015
The Colony to Spray for Mosquitoes

The Colony to Spray for Mosquitoes

The Colony will spray for mosquitoes after insects caught in three of the traps returned tests positive for the... Read »

Jul 24, 2015
EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

EU Regulator Recommends 1st License for Malaria Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine... Read »

Jul 24, 2015
Vinyl Flooring Safety Questions

Vinyl Flooring Safety Questions

Vinyl flooring is long lasting, and it’s among the least expensive flooring you can buy. Watch »

Jul 23, 2015
Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study

A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being... Read »

Jul 23, 2015
Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens

More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released... Read »

Jul 22, 2015
Arlington Family Gets Help Coping With Teen's Sudden Death

Arlington Family Gets Help Coping With Teen's Sudden Death

An Arlington family is grieving the sudden loss of their son and brother. 14-year-old Chase Sayles collapsed... Watch »

Jul 21, 2015

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