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Monday, Nov 12, 2018 at 08:34 AM CST

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's...

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 07:02 PM CST

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements,...

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 07:55 PM CST

UNT Researcher Works On New Message For SIDS Prevention

UNT Researcher Works On New Message For SIDS Prevention

UNT Researchers are working on a new campaign to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome. They hope to launch a video to save infants' lives.

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 07:36 AM CST

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

Medicare Expands Access to in-Home Support for Seniors

In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through...

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 12:01 AM CST

FDA Plans Limits on Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes: Report

FDA Plans Limits on Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes: Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among...

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 05:32 PM CST

Tarrant County Plans New Mental Health Hospital

Tarrant County Plans New Mental Health Hospital

Tarrant County is planning a new mental health hospital with as many as 300 beds – far more than currently available.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 05:51 PM CST

Doctors Use New Technique to Remove Woman's Tumors

Doctors Use New Technique to Remove Woman's Tumors

Scientists have made advancements in treatments for patients who suffer from a genetic condition that causes thousands of tumors on the body. A Mesquite mother said the treatment has changed her life.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 08:28 PM CST

Surgeon Mistakes Woman's Kidney for Tumor During Back Surgery, Removes It

Surgeon Mistakes Woman's Kidney for Tumor During Back Surgery, Removes It

A Florida surgeon removed a woman's healthy kidney while she was undergoing back surgery because he believed the vital organ was a cancerous tumor.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 06:00 PM CST

Student Researchers Build New Technology For Better Hearing Devices

Student Researchers Build New Technology For Better Hearing Devices

Cochlear implants provide a sense of sound to a person with severe to profound hearing loss, but they're not perfect. Research students in Dallas want to change that.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 06:56 AM CST

Tarrant County Voters Approve $800 Million Hospital District Bond

Tarrant County Voters Approve $800 Million Hospital District Bond

Voters in Tarrant County have approved an $800 million hospital district bond, which will acquire, construct, improve, equip or enlarge facilities of the Tarrant County Hospital District, which operates as...

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