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300 Percent Flu Case Increase at Mansfield Hospital
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300 Percent Flu Case Increase at Mansfield Hospital

Inside Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, doctors are counting three times the amount of flu cases compared to last year. Watch »

Dec 17, 2014
Technology Helping Local Schools Fight Illness

Technology Helping Local Schools Fight Illness

Technology is linking physicians to schools through video conferencing to diagnose students. Watch »

Dec 16, 2014
E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Keeping Calm This Christmas Season

Keeping Calm This Christmas Season

Right now is one of the most joyful times of the year but it is also one of the most stressful. Doctors say December... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
North Texas Flu Numbers on the Rise

North Texas Flu Numbers on the Rise

Dallas County Health and Human Services now reports 2,425 confirmed cases of the flu this season, with one death,... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
North Texas Flu Numbers on the Rise

North Texas Flu Numbers on the Rise

The newest map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tracking the flu nationwide, puts Texas in the... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Dallas Doctor Develops Flu Despite Having Shot

Dallas Doctor Develops Flu Despite Having Shot

More and more flu cases are being reported at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas each week. Among those... Watch »

Dec 11, 2014
N. Texans Among Ebola Survivors Named Time's Person of the Yr.

N. Texans Among Ebola Survivors Named Time's Person of the Yr.

Dr. Kent Brantly, Nina Pham and Amber Vinson are among the "Ebola Fighters" named in Time Magazine‚Äôs Pers... Watch »

Dec 11, 2014
Dallas Co. Flu Cases Up 330 Percent

Dallas Co. Flu Cases Up 330 Percent

Dallas County health officials fear influenza will be a major problem this season. Dallas County Health and Human... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
Tarrant County Proclaims Dec. 9 Kent Brantly Day

Tarrant County Proclaims Dec. 9 Kent Brantly Day

Dr. Kent Brantly was honored Tuesday at the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, as county leaders proclaimed Dec. 9... Watch »

Dec 9, 2014
Two Adult Flu Deaths Reported in Tarrant County

Two Adult Flu Deaths Reported in Tarrant County

Breaking news from NBC 5. Read »

Dec 9, 2014
Flu Affecting Students in Richardon ISD

Flu Affecting Students in Richardon ISD

Nearly half of an entire first grade class missed school Monday because of flu-like symptoms, according to parents... Watch »

Dec 8, 2014
Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might temporari... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
No Shortage of Flu Meds in Texas

No Shortage of Flu Meds in Texas

Texas now ranks as the number two state in flu activity, according to newly launched Walgreens Flu Index. Watch »

Dec 8, 2014
Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell biol... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Texas Flu Cases On The Rise

Texas Flu Cases On The Rise

Doctors say if you haven't already, get your flu shot now because the flu is spreading quickly throughout Texas. Watch »

Dec 6, 2014
Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many exper... Watch »

Dec 6, 2014
Potential for Severe Flu Season Ahead

Potential for Severe Flu Season Ahead

Health experts monitoring a spike in flu cases say Type-A is hitting hard this season, and that could lead to many... Watch »

Dec 4, 2014
Ebola Task Force Issues Full Report

Ebola Task Force Issues Full Report

A state Ebola task force recommends creating a bio-containment unit to specialize in the care of children and ident... Read »

Dec 4, 2014
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