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Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 12:18 PM CDT

Vaping Essays: E-Cigarette Sellers Offering Scholarships

Vaping Essays: E-Cigarette Sellers Offering Scholarships

A growing number of e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers have started offering college scholarships as a way to get their brands listed on university websites and to get students to write essays about the potential...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 11:07 AM CDT

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Sickens 124

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Sickens 124

A salmonella outbreak linked to live poultry has sickened people in 36 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday. The outbreak is linked to people's contact with live poultry in...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 10:27 AM CDT

Suicide Rates Rose by Nearly 30 Percent Since 1999

Suicide Rates Rose by Nearly 30 Percent Since 1999

The death of designer Kate Spade was just the latest in a disturbing trend - a nearly 30-percent rise in suicides since 1999 in a newly released report from the CDC. Only about half of those people had a...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 10:36 PM CDT

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 06:08 AM CDT

Tick Protection and Prevention

Tick Protection and Prevention

While not all ticks carry the same diseases, at least one variety of disease-transmitting tick can be found in every state. Lyme disease is the most common.

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 06:54 PM CDT

Much-Needed Health Clinic Coming to Southern Dallas

Much-Needed Health Clinic Coming to Southern Dallas

The plan for a new health clinic in Southern Dallas is aimed at reducing 911 calls and emergency room visits by serving an area with very little existing health care.

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 09:27 PM CDT

11-Year-Old Leukemia Survivor Meets President Trump

11-Year-Old Leukemia Survivor Meets President Trump

11-year-old Sadie Keller of North Texas, is a Leukemia survivor. She worked to raise awareness for a bill that would help in the battle against childhood cancer. Sadie was there when President Trump signed...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 06:06 PM CDT

Richardson Counseling Center Launches Suicide Prevention Services

Richardson Counseling Center Launches Suicide Prevention Services

A special center in Richardson emphasize suicide prevention with new mental wellness center as federal doctors say suicide deaths are on the rise.

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 06:37 PM CDT

School Rallies Behind 10-Year-Old After Brain Surgery

School Rallies Behind 10-Year-Old After Brain Surgery

Students at a Fort Worth elementary school dedicated their Poetry Day to a former classmate who is recovering from brain surgery.

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 01:24 PM CDT

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, but some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a...

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