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Flu Keeps North Texas Doctors Busy on Christmas

Flu Keeps North Texas Doctors Busy on Christmas

It has been a tough flu season in North Texas and the virus doesn't take a holiday. Texas is one of dozens of states... Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

Aetna's Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV Patients: Suit

A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Aetna Inc. claiming that the company's new drug... Read »

Dec 24, 2014
Collin County Family Welcomes 'Miracle Baby'

Collin County Family Welcomes 'Miracle Baby'

The Prater family of St. Paul, Texas, is settling in with new baby, June Lane. Julie Prater fought to keep her... Watch »

Dec 24, 2014
U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

U.S. Moves Toward Dropping Ban on Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine... Read »

Dec 23, 2014
Dallas Love Field Helps Fight Spread of Flu

Dallas Love Field Helps Fight Spread of Flu

Holiday travelers are getting a helping hand at Dallas Love Field to keep them safe from the flu. Watch »

Dec 22, 2014
Patients Return to Dallas Hospital Where Ebola Hit

Patients Return to Dallas Hospital Where Ebola Hit

The Dallas hospital where a man died of Ebola and two nurses were infected with the disease said Friday that its... Read »

Dec 20, 2014
Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

Flu Widespread in 29 States, CDC Says

This year's flu season is striking earlier than last year's, with the virus already widespread in 29 of the 54 U.S. Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Caramel Apples Linked to Texas Listeria Death

Caramel Apples Linked to Texas Listeria Death

Christopher Braden, an epidemiologist at the CDC, said the agency is still trying to determine which brands are... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Prepackaged Candy Apples Recalled

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and... Watch »

Dec 25, 2014
300 Percent Flu Case Increase at Mansfield Hospital

300 Percent Flu Case Increase at Mansfield Hospital

Inside Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, doctors are counting three times the amount of flu cases compared to last... Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Technology Helping Local Schools Fight Illness

Technology Helping Local Schools Fight Illness

Technology is linking physicians to schools through video conferencing to diagnose students. Watch »

Dec 16, 2014
E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Keeping Calm This Christmas Season

Keeping Calm This Christmas Season

Right now is one of the most joyful times of the year but it is also one of the most stressful. Doctors say December Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
North Texas Flu Numbers on the Rise

North Texas Flu Numbers on the Rise

Dallas County Health and Human Services now reports 2,425 confirmed cases of the flu this season, with one death... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
North Texas Flu Numbers on the Rise

North Texas Flu Numbers on the Rise

The newest map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tracking the flu nationwide, puts Texas in the... Watch »

Dec 12, 2014
Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Dallas Doctor Develops Flu Despite Having Shot

Dallas Doctor Develops Flu Despite Having Shot

More and more flu cases are being reported at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas each week. Watch »

Dec 11, 2014
N. Texans Among Ebola Survivors Named Time's Person of the Yr.

N. Texans Among Ebola Survivors Named Time's Person of the Yr.

Dr. Kent Brantly, Nina Pham and Amber Vinson are among the "Ebola Fighters" named in Time Magazine‚Äôs... Watch »

Dec 11, 2014
Dallas Co. Flu Cases Up 330 Percent

Dallas Co. Flu Cases Up 330 Percent

Dallas County health officials fear influenza will be a major problem this season. Dallas County Health and Human... Watch »

Dec 10, 2014
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