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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...

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 05:36 PM CST

Negotiating For Cheaper Medication

Negotiating For Cheaper Medication

Experts say more consumers are paying cash for their prescription medication, giving them the power to negotiate cheaper prices.

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 10:12 AM CST

Laundry Pod-Linked Eye Injuries Surged in Small Kids: Study

Laundry Pod-Linked Eye Injuries Surged in Small Kids: Study

Liquid laundry packets are responsible for a surge in eye injuries in young children, according to new medical research. The pods are already under scrutiny after thousands of incidents of kids mistaking them...

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 06:39 AM CST

Go Red for Women Raises Awareness for Heart Health

Go Red for Women Raises Awareness for Heart Health

For 15 years, people have worn red on National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness for heart disease, which kills more women than any other illness or disease every year.

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 07:17 AM CST

Anti-Opioid Drug Now Available Over the Counter

Anti-Opioid Drug Now Available Over the Counter

Naloxone, a medication used to prevent overdose by opioids like heroin and morphine, is now available in Texas pharmacies.

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 04:06 AM CST

Trump Calls for Change to Prescription Drug Sticker Shock

Trump Calls for Change to Prescription Drug Sticker Shock

This week, President Donald Trump said he'll to what he can to bring down the cost of pricey medications.

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