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Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 at 05:07 PM CST

Poppy Seed Oil Saves Newborn's Life

Poppy Seed Oil Saves Newborn's Life

What happens when a baby’s lymphatic system, the system that circulates critical fluids through the body, doesn’t function as it should? For some, the buildup of fluid can be deadly. Lilly was initially...

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 05:10 PM CST

Infant Brains May Hold Key to Diagnosing Autism Early

Infant Brains May Hold Key to Diagnosing Autism Early

Early diagnosis is essential when it comes to autism. Researchers say studying babies’ brains may be a critical part of unlocking some of the mystery behind the condition. It could help researchers determine...

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 05:04 PM CST

UNT Cheerleader Warns Young Athletes to Get Heart Screenings

UNT Cheerleader Warns Young Athletes to Get Heart Screenings

A routine checkup led to an eye-opening diagnosis of a rare heart defect for a University of North Texas cheerleader. 20-year-old Skyler Sanders was diagnosed with Atrial Septic Defect (ASD) while she was still...

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 09:18 PM CST

Dallas County Records 2 More Flu Deaths

Dallas County Records 2 More Flu Deaths

Dallas County health officials confirmed two additional deaths Friday from flu-related illnesses.

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 07:59 PM CST

Eye Exams Could Reveal Serious Health Issues

Eye Exams Could Reveal Serious Health Issues

Clear vision isn't the only reason to get an eye exam.  They can also reveal serious medical issues including high blood pressure and diabetes. 

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:39 PM CST

Free Adult Flu Vaccines Available in Dallas County

Free Adult Flu Vaccines Available in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering free flu vaccines to underinsured and uninsured adults, and extending free vaccinations at several clinics.

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 09:26 PM CST

Brian Curtis Makes a New Friend in Pyeongchang

Brian Curtis Makes a New Friend in Pyeongchang

I made a new friend at the Winter Olympics today, and I want you to meet him. His name is Ben Shapiro, and his story of survival is incredible.

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 06:05 PM CST

Health Headlines: Researchers May Find Autism Sooner

Health Headlines: Researchers May Find Autism Sooner

European scientists hope their findings could lead to an earlier diagnosis of autism. But experts say this type of test is still a long way off, because many more studies are needed to confirm these results.

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 05:49 PM CST

Penn State Dance Marathon Raises Over $10 Million for Children With Cancer

Penn State Dance Marathon Raises Over $10 Million for Children With Cancer

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10.1 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon. The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at...

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 08:16 PM CST

Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other...

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