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Some Doctors Won't See Patients With Anti-Vaccine Views

Some Doctors Won't See Patients With Anti-Vaccine Views

With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. “Parents who choose not to give measles shots, they're not just... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
EPA  Holds Smog Hearing in Texas

EPA Holds Smog Hearing in Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing in North Texas on its proposal to tighten the... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Census: 1 in 5 Children on Food Stamps

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
Calif. Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

Calif. Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

Defibrillator Glitches Spur Tighter FDA Safety Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Allergy Season in Full Swing in North Texas

Allergy Season in Full Swing in North Texas

Mountain cedar season is driving allergy sufferers to doctor’s offices and drug stores. Watch »

Jan 27, 2015
Overuse of CT Scans

Overuse of CT Scans

Consumer Reports’ medical adviser says that the misuse of CT scans can lead to serious consequences. Watch »

Jan 27, 2015
Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

Obama Seeks Extra Funding to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Autism Caused by Random Genetic Mutations: Study

Siblings with autism often have DNA mutations that are very different from each other, which suggests that autism is... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

Medical Pot Only OK for Sick Kids Failed by Other Drugs: MDs

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Bird Flu Found at Foster Farms Turkey Ranch in California

Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

CA Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations

Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the... Read »

Jan 24, 2015
Health Officials Contact 4 of 5 People Exposed to Measles

Health Officials Contact 4 of 5 People Exposed to Measles

Tarrant County Public Health Department officials say they have contacted four of five people exposed to the measles... Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

New USDA Standards Follow Salmonella Outbreak

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Doctors, Sisters, Care For Pregnant Mother with Tumor

Doctors, Sisters, Care For Pregnant Mother with Tumor

Two UT Southwestern Medical Center doctors, who happen to be sisters, worked together to save a pregnant mother with... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

E-Cigs May Be More Toxic Than Real Cigarettes: Study

A new study suggests that formaldehyde levels in e-cigarettes may be five to 15 times higher than in regular... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Donates Blood in Search for Cure

Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Donates Blood in Search for Cure

One of two Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola last year is donating blood to a biotech firm. Read »

Jan 21, 2015
Health Officials Monitor Those Exposed to Measles

Health Officials Monitor Those Exposed to Measles

North Texas health officials say they're watching closely after a person who flew from India to D/FW International... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
Tarrant County Resident Tests Positive for Measles

Tarrant County Resident Tests Positive for Measles

Tarrant County Public Health says Tuesday a Tarrant County resident tested positive for measles after returning home... Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
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