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Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 07:50 AM CST

'I Could Feel Him There': Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat

'I Could Feel Him There': Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat

Three years after her 7-month-old son Lukas tragically died, Heather Clark was able to hear his donated heart beat once again inside a little girl. Holding a stethoscope to 4-year-old Jordan Drake's chest, the...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 01:27 PM CST

Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

The spread of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 08:11 AM CST

2nd Zika Virus Case in Dallas Co; Spread Through Sex

2nd Zika Virus Case in Dallas Co; Spread Through Sex

The first locally transmitted case of Zika virus has been confirmed Tuesday in Dallas County. The patient was infected through sexual contact, not through a mosquito bite, officials say.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 01:23 PM CST

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

What You Need to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas

The spreading of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in a birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven, and have labeled...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 11:26 AM CST

Drugmaker Launches Effort for Zika Vaccine

Drugmaker Launches Effort for Zika Vaccine

Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur said Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 08:37 AM CST

Task Force Wants to Require Depression Screening

Task Force Wants to Require Depression Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force wants everyone older than 18 years old to be screened for depression.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 11:23 PM CST

Dallas County Prepared if Zika Arrives: Officials

Dallas County Prepared if Zika Arrives: Officials

Dallas County is prepared if the Zika virus spreads to North Texas, County Judge Clay Jenkins says.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 01:27 PM CST

Burn Awareness Week Begins With Safety Fair

Burn Awareness Week Begins With Safety Fair

Parkland Hospital is teaming up with the American Burn Association (ABA) to provide information on how to prevent scald and other burn injuries.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 07:51 AM CST

Study Gives Prozac to Fetuses With Down Syndrome

Study Gives Prozac to Fetuses With Down Syndrome

A new University of Texas Southwestern study will see if giving Prozac to unborn babies with Down syndrome raises the children's IQ.

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 at 11:01 PM CST

DFW Family Postpones Trip Due To Zika Virus Threat

DFW Family Postpones Trip Due To Zika Virus Threat

North Texas families are following recommendations to cancel or postpone vacation plans due to Zika virus.

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