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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:13 AM CDT

Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace

Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace

An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving....

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 05:18 PM CDT

Therapy Dogs Help Hospitalized Patients

Therapy Dogs Help Hospitalized Patients

Seven specially-trained dogs help patients at Children's Health in Dallas, improving their physical and mental health.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 02:50 PM CDT

Plano Confirms 2nd Human West Nile Case of 2017

Plano Confirms 2nd Human West Nile Case of 2017

Collin County Public Health confirmed Wednesday its second human case of West Nile virus in Plano for 2017.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 05:15 PM CDT

Achromatopsia: Gene Therapy Cures Eye Disease?

Achromatopsia: Gene Therapy Cures Eye Disease?

Researchers are testing a new treatment designed to cure the genetic eye condition, achromatopsia, by fixing the gene responsible.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 03:26 PM CDT

Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money: Federal Court

Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money: Federal Court

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 02:51 PM CDT

Denton County Reports 2nd Human West Nile Case of 2017

Denton County Reports 2nd Human West Nile Case of 2017

Denton County Public Health reported Wednesday its second human case of West Nile virus for 2017.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 05:37 PM CDT

New Procedure Can Ease Hip Pain Without Replacement

New Procedure Can Ease Hip Pain Without Replacement

Doctors are looking for alternatives to hip replacement procedures, especially for young, active patients.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 04:05 AM CDT

Irving Resident the Latest in Dallas Co. to Get West Nile

Irving Resident the Latest in Dallas Co. to Get West Nile

Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed the county's ninth human case of West Nile virus for 2017 is a resident of Irving.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 01:45 PM CDT

If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program. The CBO report...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 04:00 AM CDT

Study Aims to Develop Simple Test for Diagnosing CTE

Study Aims to Develop Simple Test for Diagnosing CTE

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, can only be diagnosed after death, but scientists are looking for ways to change that.

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