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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 02:10 PM CDT

Common Lead Test May Be Wrong, FDA and CDC Say

Common Lead Test May Be Wrong, FDA and CDC Say

As NBC News reports, many children and pregnant women may need to get new lead tests because one of the most common lab tests may have given falsely low readings, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 02:20 PM CDT

Hospital Volunteer Brings Smiles to Kids, Staff for 38 Years

Hospital Volunteer Brings Smiles to Kids, Staff for 38 Years

Volunteer Amy Coxe has logged more than 6,200 hours of community service since she started working at Children's Medical Center 38 years ago. Every week she shows up to bring a smile to the faces of young...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 06:13 PM CDT

Ask the Pediatrician About Congenital Heart Defects

Ask the Pediatrician About Congenital Heart Defects

NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro talks with Dr. Eric Mendeloff from Medical City Children's Hospital about babies that are born with congenital heart defects.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 05:55 PM CDT

Health Headlines for Tuesday May 16, 2017

Health Headlines for Tuesday May 16, 2017

NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro has a look at the health headlines for Tuesday May 16, 2017.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 08:18 AM CDT

Bullying Persists in School, Reports of Sex Crime Up: Study

Bullying Persists in School, Reports of Sex Crime Up: Study

One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 05:13 AM CDT

Efforts to Reduce US Uninsured Stalled in 2016: CDC

Efforts to Reduce US Uninsured Stalled in 2016: CDC

After five consecutive years of coverage gains, progress toward reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled in 2016, according to a government report that underscores the stakes as Republicans try to roll...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 08:23 PM CDT

Senate Moderates Hold Bipartisan Health Care Talks

Senate Moderates Hold Bipartisan Health Care Talks

Moderate senators from both parties met Monday to explore whether they can work on bipartisan legislation overhauling the nation's health care system. The evening session came as Republican senators have begun...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 07:06 PM CDT

Trump Details Anti-Abortion Ban Over US Global Health Aid

Trump Details Anti-Abortion Ban Over US Global Health Aid

President Donald Trump is moving forward with a plan to massively expand a ban on federal dollars going to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information. Senior administration...

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 05:04 PM CDT

Bills Cut Funding To Highest Level Emergency Departments

Bills Cut Funding To Highest Level Emergency Departments

Proposed legislation could strip funding from state's trauma centers.

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 05:07 PM CDT

Caffeine Overdose Killed South Carolina Teen: Coroner

Caffeine Overdose Killed South Carolina Teen: Coroner

A 16-year-old South Carolina boy who collapsed in a classroom had so much caffeine ove a two-hour span that it killed him, a medical examiner said Monday. Davis Allen Cripe died April 26 at Palmetto Health...

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