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Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 at 07:10 PM CST

African Twins Stand Tall After Donated Surgery in DFW

African Twins Stand Tall After Donated Surgery in DFW

A pair of twins who flew from East Africa to North Texas for donated life-changing surgery are recovering.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 09:47 PM CST

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide

Twelve states are reporting widespread flu activity as the United States slide into flu season at the start of the year. The Centers for Disease Control say flu activity is higher this season compared to last...

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 06:47 AM CST

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

Fewer Americans are dying of cancer. The latest numbers from the American Cancer Society show a 25 percent drop in cancer deaths since 1991, the peak year for cancer deaths, NBC News reported. Cancer rates are...

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 10:45 PM CST

Defibrillator Vest Revives Woman During Cardiac Arrest

Defibrillator Vest Revives Woman During Cardiac Arrest

A woman is recovering in a McKinney hospital after being shocked by a wearable defibrillator during a cardiac arrest.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 05:07 PM CST

Child Born in Austin Area with Microcephaly Has Zika

Child Born in Austin Area with Microcephaly Has Zika

Austin health officials say a child born in Travis County with microcephaly has the Zika virus.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 06:08 PM CST

New Research Could Help Toddlers Avoid Peanut Allergies

New Research Could Help Toddlers Avoid Peanut Allergies

According to research released from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, feeding infants peanut butter when they are as young as four to six months of age might prevent them from developing...

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 03:48 AM CST

#SydStrong Be the Match Donor Registry Event

#SydStrong Be the Match Donor Registry Event

Join the Bone Marrow Registry Drive at the Hope Center in Plano on Saturday, January 7, at 10 a.m. for the SydStrong Be the Match Donor Registry Event.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 08:52 AM CST

What 'Repeal and Replace' May Mean for North Texans

What 'Repeal and Replace' May Mean for North Texans

The gloves are off in Washington as lawmakers battle over whether to repeal or uphold the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 07:05 AM CST

GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood

GOP House Panel: Halt Federal Money for Planned Parenthood

A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research has urged Congress to halt federal payments to the women's health organization. Democrats said the...

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:00 PM CST

State Lawmakers to Consider Vaccination Bills

State Lawmakers to Consider Vaccination Bills

State lawmakers meeting in Austin will consider ways to reduce the number of unvaccinated children in Texas.

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