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Friday, May 12, 2017 at 10:42 AM CDT

Taking Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

Taking Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

In today's health connection, we talk to Medical Oncologist Dr. Charles Cowey of Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center about the prevalence of skin cancer in the U.S. and how you can prevent...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 03:28 PM CDT

Patients Beg for Pricey Drugs on Facebook Black Market

Patients Beg for Pricey Drugs on Facebook Black Market

Desperate patients are swapping pricey pharmaceutical drugs on Facebook, NBC News reported. NBC News searched Facebook and found postings to trade insulins, EpiPens, asthma inhalers and other prescription...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 02:17 PM CDT

Aetna Drops Last 2 State Markets Under Affordable Care Act

Aetna Drops Last 2 State Markets Under Affordable Care Act

While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the future of the current law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer completely divorcing itself from state-based...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:48 AM CDT

Buzz Kill: California Police Work to Detect Drugged Drivers

Buzz Kill: California Police Work to Detect Drugged Drivers

Police in three California counties are testing what amounts to a breathalyzer for drug users — a device that some authorities and lawmakers said Wednesday is desperately needed now that voters have legalized...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 08:51 AM CDT

Scientists Find Root Cause of Gray and Balding Hair

Scientists Find Root Cause of Gray and Balding Hair

Researchers at UT Southwestern say they've found the root cause of why our hair turns gray and there may be a way to reverse it. They may have also found the secret to stopping hair loss.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 06:07 PM CDT

Pacemaker Treats Stomach Paralysis

Pacemaker Treats Stomach Paralysis

As many as five million Americans may suffer from gastroparesis, a stomach paralysis that makes it very difficult to digest food. But a pacemaker-like device is giving people their appetite back.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 08:04 AM CDT

Descendants of Syphilis Study Subjects Emerging From Shadows

Descendants of Syphilis Study Subjects Emerging From Shadows

Decades later, it's still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama — even if you're among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory. For 40 years...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 05:25 PM CDT

Ask the Pediatrician: Cholesterol and Children

Ask the Pediatrician: Cholesterol and Children

Dr. Don Wilson, a pediatric endocrinologist at Cook Children's Medical Center, talks about cholesterol and children.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 05:57 PM CDT

Medical App Helps Save Lives of Heart Attack Patients

Medical App Helps Save Lives of Heart Attack Patients

Northeast Tarrant County medics and emergency department physicians are using an app to provide quicker life-saving treatment for heart attack patients.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 02:36 PM CDT

Senate Group Draws Fire for Lack of Women Working on Health Care

Senate Group Draws Fire for Lack of Women Working on Health Care

The core group of 13 Republican senators tasked with crafting health care legislation to repeal Obamacare is under fire for not including any women senators, NBC News reports. Some Republican women, like Sen....

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