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Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:23 AM CDT

America's Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report

America's Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report

Almost 40 percent of American adults are obese, the highest rate ever recorded for the United States, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 20...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:40 PM CDT

Prosthetic Breasts Help Cancer Survivors Reclaim Confidence

Prosthetic Breasts Help Cancer Survivors Reclaim Confidence

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a boutique in Denton is helping women with mastectomies reclaim their confidence.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 02:31 PM CDT

Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report

Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report

Nearly 26 million people around the world die each year with serious suffering in part because of a huge gap in pain relief: The U.S. may be awash in opioid painkillers, but they're rare or unavailable in dozens...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 08:40 PM CDT

Overweight Children to Outnumber Those Underweight By 2022

Overweight Children to Outnumber Those Underweight By 2022

New studies suggest more children will be overweight than underweight by the year 2022. The question is how to change this course of action.

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:39 AM CDT

Service Dog Helps Boy Walk Again

Service Dog Helps Boy Walk Again

A middle school boy from Alfred, Maine has re-learned to walk -- twice -- thanks to his service dog, Wendy. Hunter VanBrocklin has cerebral palsy and got Wendy about four years ago through the Service Dog...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 03:02 PM CDT

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare stalled, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on Thursday that could undermine the law without Congress. Experts say it has the potential to upend the...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 07:49 PM CDT

As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last Forever

As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last Forever

President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 05:34 AM CDT

Calling It a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

Calling It a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite federal rules so consumers can have wider access to health insurance plans featuring lower premiums. He called his new executive order a...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 06:13 PM CDT

Health Headlines for Wednesday October 11, 2017

Health Headlines for Wednesday October 11, 2017

NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro has a look at the health headlines for Wednesday October 11, 2017.

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 05:49 PM CDT

Experimental Treatment Targets Alzheimer's

Experimental Treatment Targets Alzheimer's

Doctors at Houston Methodist hospital are treating healthy patients at higher risk for Alzheimer's before it can develop.

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