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Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 04:04 PM CST

After Judge's Ruling Against 'Obamacare,' What Happens Now?

After Judge's Ruling Against 'Obamacare,' What Happens Now?

A federal judge's ruling would, if upheld, wipe away the entire Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama and twice sustained by the Supreme Court. Judge Reed O'Connor's...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 05:02 PM CST

Low Dose Aspirin Fights Off Ovarian Cancer

Low Dose Aspirin Fights Off Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the most fatal gynecological cancer because it lacks early detection strategies. But something that’s already sitting on your medicine cabinet shelf might be a step in the right direction...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 01:09 PM CST

Startup's On-Demand Health Insurance Draws Attention

Startup's On-Demand Health Insurance Draws Attention

People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It's a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers buy some of their coverage only if and when...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 12:57 PM CST

Child Abuse Climbs After Friday Report Cards, Study Says

Child Abuse Climbs After Friday Report Cards, Study Says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 09:37 AM CST

Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

Twice as many high school students have picked up a vaping habit compared to last year - a large, unprecedented jump that is alarming health officials who say teenagers do not realize there is nicotine in...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 09:34 AM CST

Most Teen Drug Use Is Down, But Officials Fret Vaping Boom

Most Teen Drug Use Is Down, But Officials Fret Vaping Boom

Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the...

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 at 10:25 PM CST

SMU Basketball Commit Returns to Hardwood After Stroke

SMU Basketball Commit Returns to Hardwood After Stroke

“For them to save my life like that, I love them unconditionally.” Arlington native and SMU basketball commit Bryce Cook talks about the teammates he'll never take for granted after his stroke.

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 at 04:51 PM CST

Sign-Up Deadline Is Saturday for ACA Health Law Coverage

Sign-Up Deadline Is Saturday for ACA Health Law Coverage

Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country. For 2019, premiums are stable, more plans are available, and millions of uninsured people...

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 at 05:59 PM CST

Ruling to Strike Down Health Law Puts GOP in a Quandary

Ruling to Strike Down Health Law Puts GOP in a Quandary

A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 09:20 PM CST

Calif. Man Who Thought He Was 'Fat' Had a 77-Pound Tumor

Calif. Man Who Thought He Was 'Fat' Had a 77-Pound Tumor

Hector Hernandez thought he was "fat." Then he received some shocking news: What he thought was stomach fat was actually a 77-pound cancerous tumor. "I just thought I was fat," said Hernandez of Downey,...

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