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Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 06:50 PM CDT

Sobering Center Opens in Austin

Sobering Center Opens in Austin

The Sobering Center opened in Austin to offer publicly intoxicated individuals a safe alternative to the emergency room and jail.

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 04:56 PM CDT

John McCain Discontinues Medical Treatment for Brain Cancer, Family Says

John McCain Discontinues Medical Treatment for Brain Cancer, Family Says

The family of Sen. John McCain released a statement saying that the Arizona Republican has stopped treatment for brain cancer. NBC 5 talks to Dr. Nimesh Patel, Chief of Neurosurgery for Methodist Health...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 04:45 PM CDT

Hitting the Gym May Hurt New Moms

Hitting the Gym May Hurt New Moms

Doctors warn that going back to a tough workout routine after pregnancy will do more harm than good.

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 03:11 PM CDT

Flu Season Approaching, DCHHS Vaccines Coming Aug. 27

Flu Season Approaching, DCHHS Vaccines Coming Aug. 27

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) will begin distributing seasonal flu vaccine for adults on Monday, Aug. 27. DCHHS is awaiting Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) shipment.

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 02:13 PM CDT

Have Food Poisoning? Here's When to See a Doctor

Have Food Poisoning? Here's When to See a Doctor

If you eat contaminated food, symptoms may not show up for hours or days. Here's when you should go see a doctor.

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:19 AM CDT

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe, Health Experts Warn

No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe, Health Experts Warn

So much for a glass of wine a day for your health's sake — all alcohol consumption is bad for you, according to a damning report. The global study, which claims to be the most comprehensive of its kind, pours...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 09:33 AM CDT

23andMe Will No Longer Let App Developers Read Your DNA Data

23andMe Will No Longer Let App Developers Read Your DNA Data

23andMe, which provides DNA testing kits for consumers, is telling outside app developers that they'll no longer have access to the company's raw genomic data. Developers of health apps, weight loss services...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 07:32 AM CDT

Fertility Doctor Who Used Own Sperm Surrenders License

Fertility Doctor Who Used Own Sperm Surrenders License

A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor who lied about using his own sperm to impregnate possibly dozens of women surrendered his medical license Thursday to a state board that also barred him from ever seeking...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 08:30 AM CDT

Friday Night Lights Start to Dim on High School Football

Friday Night Lights Start to Dim on High School Football

Fewer high school students are joining football teams, even though more students are playing high school sports on the whole, NBC News reported. Participation in football has declined 7 percent since the...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 06:21 AM CDT

Case of Measles Confirmed at Plano West Senior High School

Case of Measles Confirmed at Plano West Senior High School

The Collin County Health Department has confirmed one case of measles at Plano West Senior High School. Health officials say anyone at the school between August 14 and August 16 may have been exposed to the...

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