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Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 05:57 PM CDT

Children's Health to Launch Behavioral Telehealth in Schools

Children's Health to Launch Behavioral Telehealth in Schools

Telemedicine connects North Texans children with behavioral health experts. Doctors say it could help diagnose mental health issues that otherwise may go undetected.

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 08:52 AM CDT

Coffee Drinkers Seem to Live Longer, According to Researchers

Coffee Drinkers Seem to Live Longer, According to Researchers

Go ahead and order that second cup. Studies have found that people who frequently enjoy a cup of joe could live longer lives, according to researchers at the University of Southern California. "We cannot...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 06:13 PM CDT

New GOP Health Bill Likely Keeping Obama Tax Boosts on Rich

New GOP Health Bill Likely Keeping Obama Tax Boosts on Rich

A revised Senate Republican health care bill will likely retain a pair of tax boosts President Barack Obama imposed on wealthier Americans that have helped finance his law's expansion of coverage, a leading...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 06:54 AM CDT

Lawmakers, Doctors Seek Data to Fight Opioid Crisis

Lawmakers, Doctors Seek Data to Fight Opioid Crisis

Lawmakers and doctors in North Texas are seeking out data to help fight the opioid crisis.

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 04:04 AM CDT

Sports Injuries in Children Reach Epidemic Levels: Doctors

Sports Injuries in Children Reach Epidemic Levels: Doctors

Doctors in Plano say more than half of the sports injuries they see in children are overuse injuries caused by too much sport activity.

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 05:54 PM CDT

Health Headlines: Avoiding Serious Medication Mistakes

Health Headlines: Avoiding Serious Medication Mistakes

More and more people are making mistakes when taking their medication, and in some cases, mistakes can send them to the hospital.

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 05:20 PM CDT

Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report

Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report

Insurer profits are up this year in Obamacare’s individual exchanges, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. As NBC News reported, the analysis found insurance companies are...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 04:45 PM CDT

Hospital Program Helps Ease Kids' Anxiety Before Surgery

Hospital Program Helps Ease Kids' Anxiety Before Surgery

About 60 percent of patients experience anxiety before surgery. Now, a team of doctors and engineers has found a more entertaining approach to keeping kids calm before a procedure.

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 03:27 PM CDT

Parents Urged to Think About Back-to-School Shots Now

Parents Urged to Think About Back-to-School Shots Now

You might feel like summer vacation just started, but Dallas County Health and Human Services is urging parents to start thinking about back-to-school vaccinations now.

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 11:13 AM CDT

Sclerotherapy May Help Erase Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy May Help Erase Spider Veins

Liquid sclerotherpy is being used to treat spider veins.

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