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7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep
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7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven hours may be the best amount. Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Find a Flu Shot in DFW

Find a Flu Shot in DFW

Check our list of locations to get your flu vaccine across North Texas. Read »

Apr 29, 2014
Researchers: Beware of Itchy Moles

Researchers: Beware of Itchy Moles

People with moles that are itchy or painful may want to ask a doctor about the possibility of cancer. Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Cook Children's Doctors Urge Swimming Safety

Cook Children's Doctors Urge Swimming Safety

Cook Children's Medical Center is hoping the recent deaths of three toddlers will spark other parents and caregivers... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Health Experts Look for Cyclospora Cause

Health Experts Look for Cyclospora Cause

As the number of cases of cyclosporiasis grow in North Texas, health officials are working to find the cause. Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Cyclosporiasis Cases Climb in Dallas, Tarrant Counties

Cyclosporiasis Cases Climb in Dallas, Tarrant Counties

The number of cases of cyclosporiasis are contining to climb in Dallas and Tarrant counties. Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Saginaw Woman Describes Cyclosporiasis Illness

Saginaw Woman Describes Cyclosporiasis Illness

A Saginaw woman realized she had symptoms of cyclosporiasis after watching a television news story. Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Saginaw Woman's 'Miserable' Cyclosporiasis Experience

Saginaw Woman's 'Miserable' Cyclosporiasis Experience

After watching NBC 5's news story about cyclospora, Judy Hiltunen knew had it. Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Young women are more likely to die from heart attacks than young men, according to a new study in the Journal of the... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

10 Million Got Obamacare Coverage, Study Confirms

More than 10 million people who were previously uninsured received health insurance under Obamacare, researchers... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

CDC Lab Chief Resigns After Anthrax Fumble

The head of a CDC lab in Atlanta that possibly exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Gets Infected

A doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly virus, according to the country's... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Measles Case Confirmed in Tarrant County

Measles Case Confirmed in Tarrant County

Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed a resident has tested positive for measles after traveling outside of the... Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
First Case of Chikungunya Confirmed in Dallas County

First Case of Chikungunya Confirmed in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed Tuesday the first case of imported chikungunya virus in the... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Cyclosporiasis Cases on the Rise in North Texas

Cyclosporiasis Cases on the Rise in North Texas

A growing number of cases of cyclosporiasis are being reported as a cyclospora outbreak continues to spread... Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled

Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white and... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients: Officials

Debilitating Mosquito Virus Contracted by 3 Long Island Patients:...

Officials at a Long Island hospital have diagnosed three patients with a debilitating tropical infection being... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
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