Dallas County recently discovered its sixth person to test positive for the West Nile virus this year, in a season that's seen one death. It's a much less troubling situation than last year, when there were 400 human infections and 20 deaths. The Dallas Morning News has an easy explanation for the ... More >>
Dallas wants to close the book on abstinence-only education. Texas keeps getting in the way.
Barbara Rios/Science Photo LibraryThe number of young people in Dallas contracting HIV and AIDS is increasing, KTVT-Channel 11 reported Monday, and those young people, ages 13 to 24, now make up 25 percent of all new diagnoses. And those stats were compiled before the state decided to gut fam ... More >>
Dallas County Health & Human Services's monthly Public Health Preparedness Update is a great read full of fascinating tidbits -- lots of stuff this go-round about expanded HIV testing capabilities, the flu "outbreak," second-hand smoke and so forth. But one tiny Page 2 piece piqued our interest: ... More >>
Right before Christmas, Dallas County revealed that it just might consider lifting the condom distribution ban enacted in 1995, when then-County Commissioner Jim Jackson told The New York Times, "Sodomy is still against the law in Texas. I hear people say the government shouldn't be in the bedroom. ... More >>