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Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 05:58 PM CDT

Health Headlines for Monday October 9, 2017

Health Headlines for Monday October 9, 2017

NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro has a look at the health headlines making news on Tuesday October 9, including an effort to track down living organ donors.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 12:32 PM CDT

Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Market has recalled some of its 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran across the country because the cereal contains undeclared peanuts, the Food and Drug Administration and grocery chain said....

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 09:34 AM CDT

14 Desperate Days: Anatomy of an Opioid Overdose Outbreak

14 Desperate Days: Anatomy of an Opioid Overdose Outbreak

An alert Georgia emergency room doctor who saw three strange overdose cases apparently related to the drug Percocet sounded the alarm to the Georgia Poison Center this June, NBC News reported, likely saving...

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 02:15 PM CDT

White House Plans Order to Expand Health Care Options

White House Plans Order to Expand Health Care Options

The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that...

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 07:48 PM CDT

'BoobieQue' to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Care Services

'BoobieQue' to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Care Services

The owners of Heim Barbecue in Fort Worth and plastic surgeon Emily McLaughlin and her husband help launch "BoobieQue," a fundraiser that raises money for breast cancer care services.

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 06:45 PM CDT

FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage

FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there. Nearly 10...

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 05:52 PM CDT

Health Headlines: Dog Virus and This Year's Flu Shot

Health Headlines: Dog Virus and This Year's Flu Shot

A big concern about the spread of a virus that goes from dogs to people; plus, new information about this year's flu shot vaccine.

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 05:21 PM CDT

Trump Administration Allows Opt-Out of No-Cost Birth Control

Trump Administration Allows Opt-Out of No-Cost Birth Control

President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers.

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 04:49 PM CDT

Researchers Testing New Drug for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Researchers Testing New Drug for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Researchers are testing a targeted therapy that helps patients' own bodies fight an aggressive form of leukemia.

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 03:31 PM CDT

Trump's One-Two Punch Hits Birth Control, LGBT Rights

Trump's One-Two Punch Hits Birth Control, LGBT Rights

In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom...

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