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Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 06:13 PM CST

Flu Cases Spiking in North Texas

Flu Cases Spiking in North Texas

Doctors say the flu is reaching epidemic levels in parts of the country. Here in North Texas, hundreds of people are getting sick.

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 03:04 PM CST

Firstborns Get Intellectual Advantage Over Siblings: Study

Firstborns Get Intellectual Advantage Over Siblings: Study

Firstborn children are set up for more academic and intellectual success, according to a new study that delved into nearly 40 years of data. Today.com reported that firstborn babies and toddlers started scoring...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 02:34 PM CST

Report: Privatized Medicaid Program Costly, Serving Fewer

Report: Privatized Medicaid Program Costly, Serving Fewer

An independent review of the privatization of a state program that transports poor Texans to medical appointments has found that it has cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars while serving far fewer...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 01:45 PM CST

Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly for Men: Study

Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly for Men: Study

Men are more likely to have a heart attack after a snowfall, probably from shoveling snow, according to Canadian researchers. NBC News reported that researchers found a slight increase in heart attacks and...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 10:36 AM CST

21 Day Challenge Helps 'Kids Teach Kids' Healthy Eating

21 Day Challenge Helps 'Kids Teach Kids' Healthy Eating

For three weeks, students and families all over North Texas have learned about eating better by taking the 21 Day Snack Challenge.

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 05:29 AM CST

Woman Gives Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband

Woman Gives Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband

A California woman shed tears of gratitude Saturday upon meeting in person the 911 dispatcher who'd helped save her husband's life. On Jan. 21, Carolyn Evans called 911. Her husband, 65-year-old Jeff Evans, had...

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 03:47 PM CST

Texas Considered High Flu Activity State

Texas Considered High Flu Activity State

Texas is now considered to be in high flu activity, according to the CDC.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 06:20 PM CST

Health Headlines: Mammograms and Melanoma

Health Headlines: Mammograms and Melanoma

Doctors are warning women to not let a false positive on a mammogram keep them from getting the procedure again in the future.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 03:17 AM CST

US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp., saying the merger would likely lead to higher costs, less competition and diminished innovation. U.S. District...

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 09:05 AM CST

Clinic Falsely Told Dozens They Had Alzheimer's, Suits Say

Clinic Falsely Told Dozens They Had Alzheimer's, Suits Say

Dozens of patients from a now-closed memory loss clinic in Ohio say its director told them they had Alzheimer’s disease when they really didn’t. Records show the former director of the center in Toledo didn’t...

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