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Study: Whooping Cough Vaccination Fades in 3 Years

Posted: 09/19/2011 - A preliminary study suggests the vaccine against whooping cough falters after only about three years, adding support to school rules requiring kids to get the vaccination periodically.

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Qualitest Recalls Oral Contraceptives

Posted: 09/15/2011 - Qualitest Pharmaceuticals is recalling multiple lots of birth-control pills because of a packaging error that could lead to incorrect dosing and unintended pregnancies.

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US Lung Cancer Rates Fall, Led by Western States

Updated: 09/15/2011 - The West is leading a national decline in the rate of new lung cancer cases, with states like California and Texas accounting for much of the improvement - particularly in women.

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Perry Wrestles with His Own Health Care Approach

Posted: 08/22/2011 - Experts say Texas would be among the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The state stands to gain coverage for nearly 4 million uninsured residents.

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Tainted Beef Leads to Grocery Recalls

Posted: 08/14/2011 - At least three major grocery store chains are recalling certain packages of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination.

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Feds: Parkland Conditions a 'Threat' to Patients

Updated: 07/17/2014 - The federal government says Parkland Memorial Hospital doesn't meet the requirements to participate in the Medicare program after a survey of the hospital found conditions that were a "serious threat" to patient safety.

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McDonald's: Apple Slices in Every Happy Meal

Posted: 07/26/2011 - McDonald's Corp. says it is adding apple slices to every Happy Meal, part of the chain's larger push to paint itself as a healthy place to eat.

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