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Harris County Public Health (HCPH) announced Thursday its new Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) aimed at reducing lead exposure and poisoning among children in Harris County.

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La iniciativa del Departamento de Salud del condado de Harris va dirigida especialmente para los menores de edad. De acuerdo al Departamento de Salud del estado de Texas, un total de 1,016 niños resultaron con niveles elevados de plomo en sangre durante el año 2016.

Houston Chronicle

Harris County Public Health officials are targeting childhood lead poisoning, creating a program they hope will prevent further cases, agency officials said this week.

Houston Chronicle

Harris County health officials are warning Pasadena residents that have recently been near a north Pasadena shopping center to be cautious after a live bat seen in the area tested positive for rabies.

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise nationwide, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Houston Chronicle

Looking for a pet? Dozens of neglected and abandoned animals being cared for at the Harris County Animal Shelter need a home.

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) - A Texas Children's Hospital nurse was fired after posting about a toddler, who tested positive for measles, on an anti-vaccine Facebook page.

Houston Chronicle

It’s been one year since Hurricane Harvey pummeled our area, but for many in Harris County, it’s as if it were yesterday. Homes and businesses may have been repaired, but the mental and emotional damage for many is still real and present. In public health we say, “Health happens where you live, learn, work, worship and play.” It happens in the community.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017, officials from Harris County Public Health had to get creative. Here’s how they kept Houstonians healthy in the wake of the storm and what they learned in the process.

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