State health department director says whooping cough is an epidemic in California. Full story
State officials have identified this year's first known case of West Nile virus in mosquitoes. Full story
Aug. 18: NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman talks with Florida doctor Jason Newsom who was asked to resign as health department director over his anti-doughnut messages.
April 28: The people in Commerce, Texas, are meticulously preparing for a possible swine flu outbreak even though the small town has no health department and a 25-bed hospital. NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports.
March 28: Health Department officials believe a norovirus is to blame for sickening 100 students and faculty at Babson College in Massachusetts.
** CORECTS SPELLING OF TRUNNELL ** This undated photo provided by the Rudy Garza Funeral Home and taken by Ultrashots studio shows Judy Trunnell. Texas health officials on Tuesday May 5, 2009 announced the first death of a U.S. resident with swine flu, and said Trunnell was a 33-year-old schoolteach
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: A dancer performs a headspin at a rally against trans fats October 30, 2006 in New York City. The city's health department is holding public hearings on a proposed ban of trans fats, which increases the so-called "bad cholesterol" content of food.