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Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 03:17 AM CST

US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp., saying the merger would likely lead to higher costs, less competition and diminished innovation. U.S. District...

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 09:05 AM CST

Clinic Falsely Told Dozens They Had Alzheimer's, Suits Say

Clinic Falsely Told Dozens They Had Alzheimer's, Suits Say

Dozens of patients from a now-closed memory loss clinic in Ohio say its director told them they had Alzheimer’s disease when they really didn’t. Records show the former director of the center in Toledo didn’t...

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 08:06 AM CST

Students Design Healthy, Creative Kids Dishes

Students Design Healthy, Creative Kids Dishes

A group of students at Wilmer Hutchins High School in Dallas partnered with the restaurant, HG Sply Co., to create a new kids menu featuring healthy and creative dishes.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 05:41 PM CST

Cannabis for Canines is a Growing Trend

Cannabis for Canines is a Growing Trend

Cannabis for canines, whether and using pols or edibles, medical marijuana could hold the key to helping furry friends feel better.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 05:56 PM CST

North Texas Woman Warns of Medical Tourism Dangers

North Texas Woman Warns of Medical Tourism Dangers

A North Texas woman says botched weight loss surgery performed in Mexico nearly killed her.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 04:57 PM CST

Tuesday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and many health departments and clinics are offering free testing nationwide. Alex Ortega, with AIDS Arms in Dallas, talks about why the African-American community is the focus on this day.

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 06:25 AM CST

Kids Are Trying Potentially Harmful E-Cigarette Hack

Kids Are Trying Potentially Harmful E-Cigarette Hack

As many as a quarter of U.S. kids who are using e-cigarettes may be taking them apart and "dripping" — a method that gives them more vapor but a potentially higher hit of nicotine, researchers reported...

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 05:04 PM CST

First Meniscus Replacement Procedure in Texas

First Meniscus Replacement Procedure in Texas

A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries in sports, and now doctors are implanting a new device aimed at getting patients back into their active lifestyles.

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 05:49 PM CST

Collin County Burn Center Treats 700 in First Year

Collin County Burn Center Treats 700 in First Year

Collin County's first and only burn center celebrates one year of healing patients.

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 08:35 PM CST

9.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017

9.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017

Facing higher premiums, less choice and a last-minute advertising pullback, fewer people signed up for coverage this year through HealthCare.gov, according to data from a preliminary government report Friday. A...

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