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Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 08:02 AM CDT

What is an Air Quality Alert?

What is an Air Quality Alert?

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone Action Day, also known as an Air Quality Alert, for the Dallas-Fort Worth area Thursday.

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:42 PM CDT

Dallas County Health Officials Monitor Possible Zika Cases

Dallas County Health Officials Monitor Possible Zika Cases

In its latest update, Dallas County Health and Human Services says it is monitoring 13 cases involving either pregnant mothers or infants for possible Zika infection.

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 08:33 PM CDT

Trampolines Are Among the Most Dangerous Rec Activities

Trampolines Are Among the Most Dangerous Rec Activities

Trampolines seem like fun, but every year they result in 100,000 emergency room visits nationwide, according to pediatricians.

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 06:05 PM CDT

Eating at Wrong Time Can Hinder Diet, Good News About Zika

Eating at Wrong Time Can Hinder Diet, Good News About Zika

Researchers say eating at the wrong time of day can affect weight loss. And some good news about Zika - it's unlikely the virus will be spread by kissing.

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:33 PM CDT

Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time

Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time

Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing...

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 07:01 AM CDT

Activated Charcoal Health & Beauty Trend Check

Activated Charcoal Health & Beauty Trend Check

Consumer Reports looked into the health and beauty claims surrounding activated charcoal.

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 04:00 AM CDT

FDA Warns of Possible Side Effects of Eye Injection Drug

FDA Warns of Possible Side Effects of Eye Injection Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted health care officials on Tuesday of adverse events related to a drug compound used during eye injections. The drug was compounded by Guardian Pharmacy Services in...

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 06:04 PM CDT

Reaction Begins to President Trump's Tweets on Health Care

Reaction Begins to President Trump's Tweets on Health Care

After the U.S. Senate rejected a "skinny" repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump is now considering taking on health care companies and members of Congress when it comes to their own health.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 05:46 PM CDT

Tiny Implant Helps Save Eyesight

Tiny Implant Helps Save Eyesight

A tiny eye implant is saving people's sight. Doctors are implanting a stent to fix the eyes of glaucoma patients. It's also helping patients save money and time.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 02:05 PM CDT

Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk

Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk

Decorative iPhone cases sold at Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom Rack and other stores have been recalled by their manufacturer because a liquid glitter inside the cases can cause skin irritation and chemical...

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