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Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 04:22 AM CDT

Back-to-School Lunch Nutrition Tips

Back-to-School Lunch Nutrition Tips

Keri Stoner-Davis, from Lemond Nutrition, discussed easy and fast ways to pack healthy lunches for your kids.

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 10:46 AM CDT

Texas Medicaid Eases Access to Free Mosquito Repellent

Texas Medicaid Eases Access to Free Mosquito Repellent

Texas is no longer requiring pregnant women on Medicaid to get a prescription before receiving free mosquito repellent amid worries over Zika.

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 12:40 PM CDT

More Texas Parents Nix Children's Vaccines Before School

More Texas Parents Nix Children's Vaccines Before School

State figures show the number of Texas parents refusing to have their children vaccinated for non-medical reasons rose nearly 9 percent last school year.

Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 05:45 PM CDT

Zika Proteins Research Underway

Zika Proteins Research Underway

Researchers have discovered a key weapon to fight the Zika virus.

Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 12:05 AM CDT

Dallas Teen Dreams of Being an Olympic Swimmer

Dallas Teen Dreams of Being an Olympic Swimmer

He was born with multiple heart defects and organs in the wrong place. But now this Dallas teenager is running out of room for his swimming trophies and dreams of competing in the Olympics.

Friday, Aug 12, 2016 at 10:45 AM CDT

Easing the Pain of Shots For Children

Easing the Pain of Shots For Children

Children preparing for back-to-school vaccinations now have to brace themselves for a flu shot instead of the painless nasal flu mist.

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 10:07 AM CDT

Firefighters to Model for 'Bras for A Cause'

Firefighters to Model for 'Bras for A Cause'

Local firefighters will take on a whole new challenge by walking the runway to promote cancer education and early detection.

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 04:18 AM CDT

North Texas Doctor Knows Pain, Perseverance of CP

North Texas Doctor Knows Pain, Perseverance of CP

A North Texas Doctor is quickly becoming the go-to specialist for treating Cerebral Palsy. Dr. Jan is giving families hope through medical knowledge and her personal experience.

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 04:28 AM CDT

Fort Worth Gets Aggressive in Fight Against West Nile, Zika

Fort Worth Gets Aggressive in Fight Against West Nile, Zika

In what has become a battle between man and virus-carrying mosquitoes, Fort Worth has a new strategy to target neighborhoods where West Nile or Zika is a problem.

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 07:40 PM CDT

West Nile Virus May Pose Greater Risk Than Zika Virus

West Nile Virus May Pose Greater Risk Than Zika Virus

Experts stress West Nile virus is a greater risk to North Texans than Zika virus, as the first West Nile death in Dallas County of 2016 is reported.

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