Texas Department of State Health Services

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Name: Texas Department of State Health Services
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

No mosquito-borne viruses in county yet, but season not over

McLennan County may not have seen any cases of mosquito-borne viruses yet this year, but that doesn’t mean the area is out of the woods.Texas has already seen confirmed human cases of chikungunya and West Nile virus this season.Both types of mosquitoes ... [Published Waco Tribune Herald - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Seventeen people exposed to rabid horse

Seventeen people have been notified by the Texas Department of State Health Services that a horse in Hood County they had been in contact with tested positive for rabies, according to Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds.Share...Category : Updates ... [Published Hood County News - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

East Texas leaders address mental health

Source: KTRE Staff LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -? Leaders from all over East Texas convened at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center in Lufkin Tuesday, to discuss mental health. During the last legislative session, the Texas legislature allocated more than $300 ... [Published KTRE - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Basin health care in brief for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Online tool compares Texas hospitalsA new Texas Tribune hospital explorer tool shows Midland Memorial has the lowest emergency room wait times in the Midland-Odessa area but could improve its overall patient experience.The online tool allows users to ... [Published My West Texas - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

CMS issues Parkland Health 'immediate jeopardy' warning

CMS notified Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital System that it will investigate whether the health system is putting patients in 'immediate jeopardy,' according to a Dallas/Fort Worth Healthcare Daily .The 'immediate jeopardy' warning notes that ... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Turner-Reinert

Glenn and Ada Turner of May are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Turner to Jeremy Reinert, son of Dedra Reinert and Steve Jones of Goldthwaite and Clifford Reinert of Pottsville.Kayla is a 2008 graduate of May High School and ... [Published Brownwood Bulletin - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Lewisville to Spray for Mosquitoes Monday and Tuesday

Texas Department of State Health Services this week confirmed the city's first positive West Nile Virus mosquito trap for 2014. The positive sample came from a trap collected Aug. 5 near Rachel's Court , behind the Renaissance Village Retirement Community ... [Published WhosPlayin.com - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Free vaccinations for families in need

DALLAS COUNTY, Texas -Families stood in line Saturday morning for free vaccinations for children before school starts. Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering families immunizations until noon Saturday.In order to get the vaccinations, people ... [Published My Fox Dallas - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Longview employees find source of South Longview mosquito boom

The source of high counts of mosquitoes capable of carrying West Nile virus in a South Longview neighborhood has been found: potted plants.The discovery Thursday prompted city of Longview Environmental Health officials to suspend fogging in the area as ... [Published News-Journal - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Food handlers safety course scheduled

A new food handler’s course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.The class is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. September 8 at the county Extension office at 2471 ... [Published Kaufman Herald - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Around Town — Aug. 14

FundraiserBreakfast at Applebee’s in Forney from 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 30 to raise money for medical bills for Cassidy Ann Smith, injured in a car wreck. $10 per ticket at door or email dejuanamason@gmail.com .Fish fryVFW 3905 is having a fish fry benefit ... [Published Kaufman Herald - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Yes, Congress does work — sometimes

QUESTION: I read in the paper where Congress is taking a five-week break. How many days per year do the House and Senate actually work? How many days are they in session?ANSWER: The Library of Congress is always a wealth of information. I found a historical ... [Published News-Journal - Aug 14 2014]

Quotes

...mental Health needs throughout our 14-county region continue to grow for a variety of legitimate reasons," says Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt. "We must work together as a region to address these needs in a humane and effective manner. This report represents one step in the right direction toward a regional solution."
"We organized county by county people who were interested in working towards solutions,” Rushing said. We partnered with our counties and developed a plan that we thought would work for East Texas.”"
CMS defines 'immediate jeopardy' as "a situation in which the provider's noncompliance with one or more requirements of participation has caused, or is likely to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment or death to a resident."
...Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director/health authority. "However, we urge all parents to make sure their children are up toto date on vaccinations at all times."

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Around Town — Aug. 21 [Published Kaufman Herald - 5 hours ago]
Got Raw Milk? [Published Fort Worth Weekly - 12 hours ago]
Regional Mental Health study conducted, results... [Published Panola Watchman - Aug 20 2014]
No mosquito-borne viruses in county yet, but se... [Published Waco Tribune Herald - Aug 20 2014]
Montgomery County approves $1M for aerial spray... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Aug 19 2014]
Seventeen people exposed to rabid horse [Published Hood County News - Aug 19 2014]
East Texas leaders address mental health [Published KTRE - Aug 19 2014]
Basin health care in brief for Tuesday, Aug. 19... [Published My West Texas - Aug 19 2014]
CMS issues Parkland Health 'immediate jeopardy'... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Aug 18 2014]
Turner-Reinert [Published Brownwood Bulletin - Aug 18 2014]
Lewisville to Spray for Mosquitoes Monday and T... [Published WhosPlayin.com - Aug 17 2014]
Dangers of drugs [Published Killeen Daily Herald - Aug 17 2014]
Free vaccinations for families in need [Published My Fox Dallas - Aug 16 2014]
Aerial spraying for mosquitoes to begin in coun... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Aug 16 2014]
Longview employees find source of South Longvie... [Published News-Journal - Aug 15 2014]
Food Outbreak Scan for Aug 14, 2014 [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Aug 15 2014]
Food handlers safety course scheduled [Published Kaufman Herald - Aug 15 2014]
The other Texas border deployment: doctors, den... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Aug 14 2014]
County begins quarterly health department reviews [Published Cameron Herald - Aug 14 2014]
Public's help sought in rabies investigation [Published Bandera County Courier - Aug 14 2014]
Around Town — Aug. 14 [Published Kaufman Herald - Aug 14 2014]
Yes, Congress does work — sometimes [Published News-Journal - Aug 14 2014]
Senator Judith Zaffirini welcomes Operation Lon... [Published Pleasanton Express - Aug 14 2014]
Wellness event helps kids get ready for new sch... [Published Gainesville Daily Register - Aug 13 2014]
Holon Solutions Announces that the State of Tex... [Published PRWeb - Aug 13 2014]
Mental health needs of young people focus of We... [Published MySanAntonio - Aug 13 2014]
Eighth West Nile case, first death reported in ... [Published Houston Villager - Aug 12 2014]
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 [Published Wise County Messenger - Aug 12 2014]
Blinn Paramedic Graduates Recognized in Pinning... [Published KBTX.com - Aug 12 2014]
Hospital awarded redesignation as Level II Prim... [Published Cypress Creek Mirror - Aug 12 2014]
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Are Cancer Rates Elevated near Texas Fracking S... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Aug 05 2014]
Tanja Srebotnjak, Public Health Research Fellow, San Francisco For the past 4 years, residents of Flower Mound – a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas – have been concerned about what they see as an unexplained rise in cancer diagnoses in their community.  ...
Sam Houston enters the chemical disclosure fray [Published Off the Kuff - Jul 16 2014]
From the inbox: Sam Houston Sam Houston, Democratic Nominee for Texas Attorney General, today promised to reverse the current AG’s letter ruling on the release of the locations of dangerous chemicals, putting the safety of our families and children ...
Biological Hazard - North-America - USA [Published RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information - Jul 15 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20140715-44554-USA Date / time: 15/07/2014 03:41:05 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Texas Location: Lubbock Number of Deads: N/A Number of Injured: N/A Number of Infected: ...
BH : Hantavirus / North-America / USA [0:3] [Published RSOE EDIS - EBHWM - Jul 15 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20140715-44554-USA Date / time: 15/07/2014 03:41:05 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: Hantavirus Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Texas City: Lubbock Description: State health officials are ...
Texas Confirms First Ever Chikungunya Disease C... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 09 2014]
The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the first ever human instance of Chikungunya in the state. A Williams County resident near Austin, Texas was diagnosed with the disease after returning home from a Caribbean vacation, reports ...
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