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Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:58 PM CDT

Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in US

Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in US

Fewer babies are dying in the United States than a decade ago, according to NBC News. The U.S. infant mortality rate, which is higher than in other developed countries, is down 15 percent over the last 10...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 08:37 AM CDT

Young North Texan Takes Cancer Fight to Capitol Hill

Young North Texan Takes Cancer Fight to Capitol Hill

A 9-year-old battling leukemia is taking her cancer fight to Washington D.C., urging lawmakers to pass more funding for pediatric cancer research.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 08:06 PM CDT

Trump to GOP: Pass Health Care Bill or Seal Your Fate

Trump to GOP: Pass Health Care Bill or Seal Your Fate

Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would overhaul...

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:45 PM CDT

Trump Goes Outside DC for Support on Revised GOP Health Bill

Trump Goes Outside DC for Support on Revised GOP Health Bill

President Donald Trump is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare," seeking support beyond Washington before making an in-person pitch on Capitol...

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:09 PM CDT

Dental Work Leads to Heart Attack for North TX Woman

Dental Work Leads to Heart Attack for North TX Woman

A trip to the dentist nearly cost a North Texas woman her life. Doctors say dental work led to a heart attack.

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 06:02 PM CDT

New Cholesterol Drug Impacts North Texas

New Cholesterol Drug Impacts North Texas

Doctors in Plano say they've seen promising results in the use of a new drug called Repatha.

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:31 AM CDT

Already in Peril, Rural Hospitals Unsure on Health Care Bill

Already in Peril, Rural Hospitals Unsure on Health Care Bill

Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He'd gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911,...

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 01:26 AM CDT

How Do Insurers Decide What Medicines to Pay For?

How Do Insurers Decide What Medicines to Pay For?

How do insurance companies decide what medicines to pay for and when to pay for them? Insurers and other payers look first at how well the drug works — not its cost — when they decide whether to cover the latest...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 06:24 PM CDT

Opiod Addiction Can Begin Within Three Days: Study

Opiod Addiction Can Begin Within Three Days: Study

New research shows some people can become addicted to prescription painkillers in as little as three days. The study says doctors can limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to three days or less.

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 05:03 PM CDT

Poison Prevention in North Texas

Poison Prevention in North Texas

Poisonings are the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. Each year, more than two million people swallow or have some contact with a poisonous substance. Dr. Yazeed Eldos from the North...

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