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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 05:02 PM CDT

New TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Opens

New TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Opens

The new TCU and UNT Health Science Center School of Medicine building on Camp Bowie is open.

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 07:05 AM CDT

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017.

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 05:17 PM CDT

Beware of Antibiotic Side Effects in Children

Beware of Antibiotic Side Effects in Children

Antibiotics are lifesaving medicine, but nearly 70,000 children end up in emergency rooms each year because of the side effects of taking them.

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:16 AM CDT

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Dieting Is Out, Posing a Problem as Weight Watchers Rebrands

Traces of the name "Weight Watchers" have been scrubbed from the company's headquarters on Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas. Purple letters — WW — now hang from the lobby announcing the $4.6 billion diet...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 09:04 PM CDT

Survey Shows Most North Texas Children Are Healthy

Survey Shows Most North Texas Children Are Healthy

The majority of children in six North Texas counties are healthy, according to a new survey of parents. However, the survey showed there's still work that needs to be done to make sure children have the best...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 03:23 PM CDT

Rare Polio-Like Illness Causing Paralysis Confirmed in Texas

Rare Polio-Like Illness Causing Paralysis Confirmed in Texas

Health officials in Arkansas and Oklahoma say a rare illness that's being compared to polio may have reached the states as it spreads across the U.S.

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 06:36 AM CDT

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Despite the Science, Cities Are Removing Fluoride From Water

Fluoride prevents cavities and tooth decay, something confirmed by numerous studies, yet a small but vocal minority has gotten dozens of cities to remove the naturally occurring compound from the water...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 06:16 PM CDT

Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration Saturday in Dallas

Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration Saturday in Dallas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the founder of Glamcon -- an organization that empowers breast cancer survivors -- and a cancer survivor talked with NBC 5 about Saturday's event in Dallas.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 06:25 PM CDT

High-Dose Flu Shot Available For Senior Citizens

High-Dose Flu Shot Available For Senior Citizens

Doctors say the high-dose vaccine will better protect seniors from the flu this season.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 05:57 PM CDT

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 confirmed cases have been reported in 22 states...

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