Tag Archive: DSHS

Apr 29

Professional Food Manager Certification slated

Statistics indicate that food borne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a food borne illness. If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required …

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Feb 28

Bacteria easy to thwart with vaccine

Pneumococcal disease kills about 40,000 people in the U.S. yearly- roughly 25% more than auto accidents. Many potential victims don’t get the one shot that could protect them from a potentially deadly infection of the lungs, the blood or the covering of the brain, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) immunization officials say. The …

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Jan 19

Fire Department reviews certification procedures

The Longview Fire Department is currently reviewing internal procedures to ensure all employees maintain current licenses and certifications. On December 27, 2011, the Longview Fire Department learned that an employee had allowed their paramedic certification to lapse. The Fire Department immediately conducted an additional audit that revealed another employee had similarly neglected to renew their …

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Aug 31

Fort Worth ‘Naturopathic Doctor’ charged

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a Fort Worth-based “naturopathic doctor” with unlawfully marketing and promoting dietary supplements. According to the State’s enforcement action, Texas law does not recognize naturopathic doctors, and the defendant unlawfully described her supplements’ ability to cure or prevent illnesses. The defendant, Valerie Saxion, operates under the business name Valerie …

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