Health

Consumers Warned Not to Eat Certain Imported Dried Plums
The Texas Department of State Health Services is warning consumers not to eat certain imported dried plums and products containing imported dried...


DSHS Provides Texas H1N1 Vaccine Update
A total of 142,400 doses of the H1N1 vaccine were earmarked for Texas in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's first weekly allocation to states announced...
Got your flu shot yet? Stick it to viruses and stay healthy
Without flu shots, dodging the flu between October and May is like trying to keep your hair neat and dry in a typhoon. That's because your average flu virus comes in sundry...
Early intervention in prostate cancer: Best approach to treatment
HOUSTON - (Oct. 2, 2009) - Early-stage intervention in prostate cancer is the best approach to treatment of the disease, said a urologist at Baylor College of Medicine...
Coping with cancer is a family affair
HOUSTON - (Oct. 2, 2009) - Telling a child that a parent has cancer is often one of the toughest hurdles of a cancer diagnosis. When facing this situation, it's important...
Law Enforcement Update Funding
Recovering from a sexual assault is an intensely personal ordeal that is different for each survivor. Initially, some victims will justifiably react with shock, disbelief...
Initial H1N1 flu vaccine supply to trickle in
Texas Department of State Health Services officials report that the amount of H1N1 flu vaccine available for the state over the next few weeks will be low and are urging...
Dial 2-1-1 for flu advice
Texans can now dial 2-1-1 to receive over-the-phone medical guidance about what they should do if they or a family member have flu symptoms. The state's 2-1-1 health...
Too Much Fat in Your Blood?
September 29 --If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or are overweight, you may also be at risk for very high triglycerides, a serious condition in...
Fresh air may relieve newborn’s colic
MADISON, Wis.- There are no miracle drugs to treat it, but relief for a baby's colic could be as close as the mother's front door. "Babies like to be outside, especially in...
Sling device helps prostate cancer patients manage incontinence
HOUSTON - (Oct. 2, 2009) - Men who have undergone prostate cancer surgery have a new option for managing incontinence - a common side effect and significant quality-of-life...
Health Briefs
HOUSTON - Testing for the bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers and some forms of stomach cancer can be as easy as blowing into a bag, say doctors at Baylor College of...
Chili’s Grill & Bar® to Donate 100 Percent of All Profits on...
Who: Chili's Grill & Bar; St. Jude Children's Research Hospitalreg; What: Chili's Grill & Bar will donate 100 percent of all profits from...
What is the difference between digital and film mammography?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I want to take time to remind you to get your annual exam. Did you know that breast cancer is the second leading cause of...
BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS COVERS H1N1 VACCINE FOR MEMBERS
Richardson, TX (Sept. 24, 2009) - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for the H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine. ...