Texas Department of State Health Services

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Name: Texas Department of State Health Services
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Flower Mound study: Breast cancer rates higher; others normal

FLOWER MOUND -- A new study has found that rates for certain cancers were as expected in Flower Mound over the past decade, but breast cancer rates were higher than expected.The Texas Department of State Health Services conducted an analysis of the city's ... [Published WFAA.com - 16 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Health officials find rabid bat in Longview

A bat captured July 24 at a Longview apartment has tested positive for rabies, said city health officials on Tuesday.The rabid bat was captured at Penwood Apartments inside a cupboard of a residence, according to Longview Environmental Health Supervisor ... [Published News-Journal - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Cyclospora outbreak source still unknown

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has reported 110 cases of Cyclospora infection but admitted it is still unsure of the source.25 cases are from pending or unknown counties of residences, 21 from Dallas and 11 from Tarrant.Symptoms ... [Published Food Quality News - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Cyclospora Illnesses in Texas Prompt Investigation

A recent surge in reports of illnesses due to the parasite Cyclospora has prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to begin an investigation into the infections in hopes of determining a common source. DSHS has received reports of 77 Cyclosporiasis ... [Published Port Lavaca Wave - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Agencies are unsung heroes along the border

Whenever there is talk about a topic of interest that is not backed up by credible facts, people tend to make up the facts to fill that void. Let's not speculate or make up false facts here.The public needs to know the truth surrounding the efforts by ... [Published MySanAntonio - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Back to School Immunizations

Parents and kids are officially in the back-to-school mode as they make the rounds searching for new clothes, shoes and supplies. One requirement that often gets pushed to the back of the list is immunizations. They’re not near as exciting as shopping ... [Published ConchoValleyHomepage.com - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Inspectors return to heath products company: Licensing, compost disposal of concern, state officials say

By Texas Department of State Health Services inspectors arrived Wednesday to investigate a Mineral Wells-based natural health products manufacturer, Metro Chem Associates, as part of ongoing Attorney General’s probe into the company’s operations.Last ... [Published Mineral Wells Index - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

Monday meeting to discuss mental health, drug abuse

Staff ReportsThe Texas Department of State Health Services is hosting a town-hall meeting Monday with Tyler leaders as part of the state’s new Speak Your Mind Texas campaign to prompt discussions and counter misconceptions about mental health and substance ... [Published Tyler Morning Telegraph - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Experts: Mental health issues best diagnosed in early development

After a slew of behavior problems, Terri Witt took her 4-year-old son to a counselor, who recommended institutionalization. Witt refused, but her son had a troubled childhood, eventually dropping out of school and living in abandoned houses.He left the ... [Published Amarillo Globe News - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Number Of Mosquitoes With West Nile Surpasses That Of 2012

By: Florian Martin , July 25th, 2014 05:30 PMThis year’s first human case in the Houston area has been confirmed in Montgomery County.In Harris County, more than 500 mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found so far this year. That eclipses ... [Published Houston Public Media - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Texas Department of State Health Services Hosting Mental Health Town Hall in Amarillo

AMARILLO -- If you have questions about mental health the Texas Department of State Health Services is looking to help.They are hosting a town hall meeting Friday.The event is happening at the northwest Texas Hospital Pavilion Auditorium on Evans Bou ... [Published MyHighPlains.com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

State hopes to trace source of intestinal parasite

AUSTIN, Texas — State health officials are trying to trace the origin of an intestinal parasite that has infected 77 Texans so far this year.In a statement Wednesday, the Texas Department of State Health Services says 77 cases of cyclosporiasis (sye-kloh-spoh-RYE'-ah-sihs) ... [Published Bradenton Herald - Jul 24 2014]

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"With the dollars that's being spent with the guard on a monthly basis, what could DPS do with those dollars if we had a long term planning?" asked committee chair state Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton)...
“Prevention is a key component,” said, Dr. Syed Ibrahim, Chief Epidemiologist at the Montgomery County Public Health District. "Residents need to wear protective clothing when outdoors, and make their home unattractive to mosquitoes by emptying containers that may collect rainwater and sprinkler water" Ibrahim said
"There's such incredible amount of change that these children have to go through during a relatively short period of time" he says. "The amount of trauma or stress cannot be understated."
"I'd rather go out and try to make sure at least the trail is clear, checking every night at evening time making sure all this brush is clear around here, at least I feel a little bit more comfortable" Jame DuBose told KVUE

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Flower Mound study: Breast cancer rates higher;... [Published WFAA.com - 16 hours ago]
Second cancer study results released in Flower ... [Published Frisco Enterprise - 17 hours ago]
Health officials find rabid bat in Longview [Published News-Journal - 23 hours ago]
Cyclospora outbreak source still unknown [Published Food Quality News - Jul 30 2014]
Lawmakers question endgame for Texas border surge [Published KVUE News Online - Jul 30 2014]
Cyclospora Illnesses in Texas Prompt Investigation [Published Port Lavaca Wave - Jul 30 2014]
Bat tests positive for rabies at Longview apart... [Published KETKNBC - Jul 29 2014]
Centennial Medical Center Partners with United ... [Published Michigan Live - Jul 29 2014]
Agencies are unsung heroes along the border [Published MySanAntonio - Jul 29 2014]
Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Now Encompasses 13 States [Published Food Online - Jul 28 2014]
Back to School Immunizations [Published ConchoValleyHomepage.com - Jul 28 2014]
Drought, disease among factors behind shortage ... [Published Brownsville Herald - Jul 27 2014]
Inspectors return to heath products company: Li... [Published Mineral Wells Index - Jul 27 2014]
Monday meeting to discuss mental health, drug a... [Published Tyler Morning Telegraph - Jul 26 2014]
Meeting on mental health set for Monday [Published Tyler Morning Telegraph - Jul 26 2014]
Vaccination Clinics Announced for the Week of J... [Published Everything Lubbock - Jul 26 2014]
Experts: Mental health issues best diagnosed in... [Published Amarillo Globe News - Jul 26 2014]
Number Of Mosquitoes With West Nile Surpasses T... [Published Houston Public Media - Jul 26 2014]
Texas Health Officials Investigating Rash of Cy... [Published Food Safety Magazine - Jul 25 2014]
Texas Department of State Health Services Hosti... [Published MyHighPlains.com - Jul 25 2014]
Lubbock mental health care advocates speak thei... [Published Lubbock Online - Jul 24 2014]
Who’s Keeping Your Data Safe in DNA Banks? [Published MSNBC Newsweek - Jul 24 2014]
Kiwanis Club gets schooled on LSC-O’s EMS program [Published Orange Leader - Jul 24 2014]
Dept. of State Health Services releases Aug. sc... [Published Weatherford Democrat - Jul 24 2014]
Series: The Politics of Prevention [Published The Texas Tribune - Jul 24 2014]
Around town — July 24 [Published Kaufman Herald - Jul 24 2014]
Officials investigate 125 Cyclospora cases in 1... [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Jul 24 2014]
State hopes to trace source of intestinal parasite [Published Bradenton Herald - Jul 24 2014]
State hopes to trace source of intestinal parasite [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Jul 24 2014]
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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 ...
Biological Hazard - North-America - USA [Published RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information - Jul 09 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20140709-44474-USA Date / time: 09/07/2014 03:49:44 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Texas Location: [Texas Panhandle and South Plains] Number of Deads: N/A Number of Injured: ...
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