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Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:16 AM CDT

5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says

5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says

At least five people have died after receiving gastric balloons to help them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. It’s unclear whether the balloons or the surgery to implant them could...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 03:59 AM CDT

Do Breast Implants Cause Lymphoma?

Do Breast Implants Cause Lymphoma?

New numbers from the FDA show an increase in women getting cancer from breast implants.

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 01:34 PM CDT

1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study

1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study

A Duke University study found more than a third of cancer patients with health insurance faced out-of-pocket costs that were more than they expected. Researchers say patients with unexpected costs are less...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 09:19 AM CDT

The Freshman 15 Is a Myth

The Freshman 15 Is a Myth

Incoming college students have long feared the freshman 15, the alleged 15 pound weight gain common among first year students. But studies suggest this concept is nothing more than a myth, NBC News reported. O...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 06:35 AM CDT

Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes for 2018: Study

Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes for 2018: Study

The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found. The analysis released...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 07:04 AM CDT

Why Is It So Cold on Airplanes? Study Answers

Why Is It So Cold on Airplanes? Study Answers

A study releases scientific evidence as to why it may be so chilly on airplanes.

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 05:16 AM CDT

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance

A California woman sued CVS Health Corporation Monday, accusing the company of charging customers more when they use insurance to pay for certain generic prescriptions, NBC News reported. Megan Schultz...

Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 at 04:25 PM CDT

Air Ambulance Ride Leaves Plano Man Buried in Debt

Air Ambulance Ride Leaves Plano Man Buried in Debt

A Plano man bitten by a rattlesnake is tens of thousands of dollars in debt because of an air ambulance ride.

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 08:14 PM CDT

Safer Scrubs Would Repel Patients' Bodily Fluids

Safer Scrubs Would Repel Patients' Bodily Fluids

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has announced a partnership that will make for safer experiences in doctor to patient contact.

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 08:36 AM CDT

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study

A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders. Women, older adults and racial...

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