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Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:06 AM CDT

Warren Unveils Abortion Rights Platform Following New Laws

Warren Unveils Abortion Rights Platform Following New Laws

Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, moves...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:15 AM CDT

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

‘Perfect Storm’: Ticks Flourish, Lyme Cases Spike As Temperatures Rise

Ticks and the diseases they carry are on the move, rapidly expanding into new territories once considered inhospitable. While many factors are to blame, the U.S. government affirmed with "high confidence" in a...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 09:37 AM CDT

Life With Lyme: A Woman's 15-Year Journey to Diagnosis

Life With Lyme: A Woman's 15-Year Journey to Diagnosis

During a recent walk in the woods, Stephanie Tait moved slowly, leaning into her cane when necessary, and pausing to take a break every few steps. She is 34 years old. Tait, a mother of two in Salem,...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:08 PM CDT

Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 05:08 AM CDT

CDC: Backyard Chickens Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreaks

CDC: Backyard Chickens Likely Cause of Salmonella Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says backyard chickens likely are behind the Salmonella outbreaks in 21 states. The Tennessean reports the Thursday announcement says five people have been...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 05:20 PM CDT

What Helps Prevent Dementia? Try Eating Right and Exercise

What Helps Prevent Dementia? Try Eating Right and Exercise

New guidelines for preventing dementia focus on keeping the whole body healthy as a way to prevent mental decline. About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:48 PM CDT

5 States Announce New Suits Over Prescription Opioids

5 States Announce New Suits Over Prescription Opioids

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 08:46 AM CDT

Dallas Co. Sheriff's Deputies Show How Stretching Helps

Dallas Co. Sheriff's Deputies Show How Stretching Helps

When it comes your physical and mental well being, health professionals say one of the best things you can do for your body is also one of the simplest -- stretching. Just ask the men and women of the Dallas...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 06:56 AM CDT

Water Watcher Program Focused on Child Safety

Water Watcher Program Focused on Child Safety

With the calendar creeping toward Memorial Day, pool season has officially arrived in North Texas. And while that no doubt means fun for families, the medical staff at Children’s Health wants the focus to remain...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:39 PM CDT

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave With 8-Week Ban

Missouri Senate Joins GOP Anti-Abortion Wave With 8-Week Ban

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. The Missouri...

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