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Texas Department of Health

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan: Don't Let That San Jac River Dioxin Be Part Of Your Holiday Meal

    The Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than taking the family out fishing for some good ol' Texas seafood fresh from the water? Especially if it's fresh from dioxin-laden water, like the stuff down by the San Jacinto Rover Waste Pits. Frankly, any family outing ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Cancer and Birth Defects in Somerville

    In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby

  • News

    July 26, 2007

    River People

    Folks around Lake Livingston are what they are

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Monkey Business

    Primates -- destined for laboratory research -- are being brought into a compound in Houston so carefully and quietly that no one knows they're here

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Doctor Nice

    Steven Hotze uses a warm, easygoing manner to peddle natural hormones to women, at thousands of dollars a pop. So who cares about credentials or documented results?

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Stomped Out

    A teenage mom-to-be decides she doesn't want her babies after all

  • News

    January 27, 2005

    Over the Limit?

    PCBs may prompt a first-ever warning against bay speckled trout fishing

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Off the Deep End

    Nobody seems more nitpicky on rules than Houston's pool Nazis

  • Dining

    March 25, 2004

    Sex, Death and Oysters

    Beneath the muddy waters of Galveston Bay lies one of the greatest seafood treasure troves on earth

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Lead Astray

    Inspectors are fined after the Press uncovers faulty reports on low-income housing

  • Dining

    February 5, 2004

    Raw Weather

    This winter's oyster season is the best in recent history

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    Kitty Litter

    Toyya Braskey lives with 100 cats. They are her life. Now the city says they have to go.

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    A Hanging Offense

    Did the Devereux Treatment Center provide the care Cecilia Garrett needed or did it drive the young teenager to her death?

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Dead Wrong

    Relatives say Hollywood Cemetery sells the same plot over and over, stacks graves and buries people where they don t belong. And then forgets about them.

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Needling the Mayor

    Former drug czar Lee Brown has trouble negotiating a question about why there's no needle-exchange program for addicts in Houston

  • News

    April 11, 2002

    Camera Ready

    Chronicle staffers tout their stories on Channel 11

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Fish Fraud

    Passing off cheap fish for expensive red snapper is against the law. But no one enforces the regulations. So Texas restaurants are free to rip you off.

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Drug Resistant

    Harris County jailers are in no hurry to hand out meds to inmates with AIDS. Inmates claim this and other lockup practices endanger their lives.

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Hot Shots

    There's a bull market on the meningitis vaccine. Are some doctors cashing in?

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Catch Us If You Can

    Steve Chesser went to MHMRA for help. Sent home from its emergency clinic without medicine or therapy, he shot his and killed himself. Diagnosis: A mental health care system in free fall.

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    A Few Minor Problems

    Licensing body piercers to protect youngsters sounds good. But enforcement drags.

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Methadone Meltdown

    Dr. Amos and Cecilia Ozumba ran Houston Maintenance Clinic for four years. Have they finally run it into the ground?

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Drowning on Dry Land

    Rising asthma rates have experts scratching their heads - and children struggling to breathe

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    Raw Deal

    Oysterman Joe Nelson says pollution is slowly killing Galveston Bay. But is anyone listening?

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Shin Splits

    Shiatsu doc closes up shop

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Sexual Healing?

    Shin Higashiura offers women "inside treatments" to correct their hormonal balance. It's not rape. It's not prostitution. But it's not shiatsu, either.

  • News

    June 3, 1999

    Immune to Reason

    Hundreds of thousands of Texas children, including 250,000 newborn babies, are routinely vaccinated against hepatits B each year. Why? Good question.

  • News

    March 4, 1999
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    October 15, 1998

    Abatement by Any Other Name...

    A Heights mother tries to get the lead out

  • News

    August 1, 1996

    Death and the Raccoon

    To animal control, Pedro was ring-tailed vermin. To Jimmy Vonderglotz, he was a friend.

  • Calendar

    January 25, 1996
  • News

    December 14, 1995

    Getting the Lead Out

    A Mexican folk remedy stymies attempts to cleanse Houston of a heavy metal

  • News

    July 6, 1995

    Diagnosis

    After being drugged, hypnotized and bound by restraints, the patients of Judith Peterson say they came to believe they had multiple personalities or had belonged to satanic cults. So, apparently, did their therapist.

  • News

    April 20, 1995
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    April 20, 1995

    The Toxic Tort Case

    It began in the Panhandle with the promise of great riches, only to crash and burn in a Houston courtroom. The wreckage is still smoldering, and the truth is nowhere to be found.

  • News

    October 6, 1994

    Psychotic Reaction

    Need emergency psychiatric care in Harris County? Have a seat. Or call a cab.

  • News

    May 19, 1994

    The Battle for Lavaca Bay

    Diane Wilson asked only that her home bay be allowed to live. She says she was told no. So she went to war.

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