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Kids Allowed to Sip Alcohol More Likely to Drink Later: Report

Kids Allowed to Sip Alcohol More Likely to Drink Later: Report

A new study claims children who are allowed to sip alcohol may be more likely to start drinking by high school. Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Health Commissioner Still on Job After Scathing Report

Health Commissioner Still on Job After Scathing Report

A state contracting scandal that dealt Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the first crisis of his administration escalated... Read »

Mar 30, 2015
Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical music helps calm down cats when they're undergoing surgery — but heavy metal songs have the opposite... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Dallas Goes Purple For New Parkland

Dallas Goes Purple For New Parkland

Many buildings in Downtown Dallas turn their lights purple before the March 30 dedication of the new Parkland... Watch »

Mar 30, 2015
Dallas County Ready For Mosquito, West Nile Fight

Dallas County Ready For Mosquito, West Nile Fight

North Texans are beginning to fight the bite in 2015. Watch »

Mar 30, 2015
Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

A 5-year-old boy with an immune disorder is asking people to wear yellow, his favorite color, on the day of his... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
New Parkland Hospital Tour

New Parkland Hospital Tour

Dallas County is about to get a brand new, state-of-the-art public hospital this fall. Read »

Mar 26, 2015
WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign... Watch »

Mar 26, 2015
Spring Allergies Have Many in North Texas Seeing Red

Spring Allergies Have Many in North Texas Seeing Red

Spring allergies are leaving a lot of North Texans miserable, and that means long waits at some doctors' offices. Watch »

Mar 25, 2015
Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana Calls in CDC to Help With HIV Outbreak

Indiana health officials called on federal experts last week for help in containing an HIV outbreak that includes 55... Read »

Mar 26, 2015
New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

New Anthrax Treatment Okayed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new anthrax treatment that helps fight infection in patients who... Read »

Mar 25, 2015
Program Ranks Texas Counties in Overall Health

Program Ranks Texas Counties in Overall Health

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program provides a study that ranks Texas counties based on several health... Read »

Mar 25, 2015
Cruz to Buy Insurance Via Obamacare

Cruz to Buy Insurance Via Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act,... Read »

Mar 25, 2015
How Not to Treat a Cold

How Not to Treat a Cold

Cold season is in full swing, and many people turn to so-called “natural” remedies to try to prevent colds or ease... Watch »

Mar 24, 2015
Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

Nearly 250,000 Don't Know They Have Alzheimer's: Report

More than 500,000 Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease this year, but nearly 250,000 won’t know it, according to... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

Death Points to Dangers of Black-Market Cosmetic Work

Authorities say recent cosmetic-related deaths in Texas and elsewhere were caused by people who either weren't... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Burleson Warns Residents About Rabid Skunks

Burleson Warns Residents About Rabid Skunks

City officials in Burleson issued a warning Tuesday after six skunks tested positive for rabies since January. Read »

Mar 24, 2015
11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

11M Fewer Americans Uninsured Since Obamacare: CDC

The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
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