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Report: Childhood Vaccination Rates Are Down Across North Texas

Children's Health's Beyond ABC report reveals that Collin and Denton County saw significant decreases in vaccinations during the pandemic.
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Texas Is One of Four States With Increasing Infant Mortality. This Local Organization Is Fighting Back

The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation's Preterm Birth Intervention Program is addressing the primary factor in infant mortality.
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How Dallas Could Fight the Fentanyl Epidemic With Wastewater Analysis

As Dallas and the state of Texas ramp up their fentanyl monitoring and interventions, wastewater may be able to play a key role.
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What Can Employers Do About Heat-Related Illness in North Texas’ Extreme Summer Temps?

Health systems are reporting more heat-related illness than ever, and physicians are sharing advice for business leaders.
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Texans With Disabilities Are Getting Half the Attendant Care They Need

Data from the state shows that the hours allocated for community attendant services are not being filled, and it could be costing the state billions of dollars.
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Maternal Mortality Nearly Doubled Between 2018 and 2021. This New Texas Law Will Help

Governor Abbott signed HB 12 into law this month to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage from 60 days to one year after birth for uninsured mothers.
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Steve Love: Gun Violence – A Public Health Crisis

U.S. is the only country among its peers that has experienced an increase in firearm deaths over the past two decades.
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UTSW and Parkland’s Award-Winning Maternal Health Initiative

Since launching in 2020, the program has helped more than 3,000 women in southern Dallas County.
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Foundation 45 Hopes Its Narcan Happy Hour Can Educate and Save Lives

The free event in Deep Ellum will teach community members about what an opioid overdose looks like and how someone can use a naloxone nasal spray to stop it.
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This Interactive Map Shows How Vulnerable Your Neighborhood Is To Pediatric Asthma

Dallas County and PCCI have teamed up to create a dashboard to measure asthma risk factors.
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