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Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 at 11:36 PM CDT

Mother's Cancer Fight Inspires Coppell Eagle Scout

Mother's Cancer Fight Inspires Coppell Eagle Scout

A local Boy Scout is dedicating a lifetime achievement to bring comfort to people fighting cancer. It’s a project inspired by his mother and fueled by a competition with his father.

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 09:49 AM CDT

Zika Won't Affect South Florida Tourism: Officials

Zika Won't Affect South Florida Tourism: Officials

The discovery of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in South Florida certainly isn't ideal for tourism, but local officials and business leaders are confident the long-term impact on the tourism industry will be...

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 12:19 PM CDT

Parasite Found in Arizona Swimming Pools

Parasite Found in Arizona Swimming Pools

More than 100 people in Maricopa County, Arizona, have become infected with a parasite officials believe was in at least 20 pools in the community, NBC News reported. Cryptosporidium, or “Crypto,” causes...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 10:33 PM CDT

Collin Co. School Districts Lead Among Unvaccinated Students

Collin Co. School Districts Lead Among Unvaccinated Students

New statistics from the state show the number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children continues to increase.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 06:13 PM CDT

McKinney Swimmer Excels Despite Scoliosis

McKinney Swimmer Excels Despite Scoliosis

A 15-year-old McKinney swimmer becomes one of the fastest in the nation, despite her scoliosis diagnosis.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 01:27 PM CDT

Bats to Battle Zika in Texas

Bats to Battle Zika in Texas

As public concern about Zika continues, people are taking unusual precautions to prevent the disease. Many use bug spray and empty standing water, but now some people are keeping bat houses in their backyards...

Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 at 04:45 PM CDT

Parkland Hosts Rehab Olympics

Parkland Hosts Rehab Olympics

Parkland Memorial Hospital's rehabilitation facility hosted an Olympics party featuring Olympic event-themed therapy.

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 01:27 PM CDT

Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Skyrocket 636% in Philadelphia

Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Skyrocket 636% in Philadelphia

A disturbing 636 percent increase in overdoses from the medical-grade opioid fentanyl in Philadelphia has city health officials warning medical professionals and the public about the increased pervasiveness...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 10:43 PM CDT

5 Zika Cases From Active Transmission Area on Miami Beach

5 Zika Cases From Active Transmission Area on Miami Beach

Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed during a press conference Friday that five cases of Zika have been found on Miami Beach — three more than originally thought after an email obtained by NBC 6 from city...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 07:44 PM CDT

Some College Students Getting Wrong Vaccines

Some College Students Getting Wrong Vaccines

New college students may be confused about which immunizations they need to get before registering for school.

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