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Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 04:14 AM CDT

Toxic Compounds Showing Up in Public Water Systems

Toxic Compounds Showing Up in Public Water Systems

Residents and state, local and military officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly — and decisively — to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of the chemicals, perfluoroalkyl...

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 at 07:13 PM CDT

Funding for Collin County Service Has Run Out: Founder

Funding for Collin County Service Has Run Out: Founder

The founder of a Collin County nonprofit says funding for a critical service it provides has run out, weeks before anticipated.

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:40 PM CDT

Vision 2020: Hospital Of The Future

Vision 2020: Hospital Of The Future

The hospital of the future is already here. Parkland Hospital opened its new campus in 2015 with innovative technologies that are setting a new standard for patient care.

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 07:08 PM CDT

Woman Dies From an Infection Caused by Dog

Woman Dies From an Infection Caused by Dog

A deadly infection has been linked to a dog's saliva. The family of a Wisconsin woman who died in June says it started with a nip from her small dog.

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 04:45 PM CDT

A Blind, Fat Fish Yields Diabetes Clues

A Blind, Fat Fish Yields Diabetes Clues

When it comes to diabetes, diet, exercise and medication can help some people avoid dangerous complications, but experts say there’s still a lot to learn. Now researchers at Harvard Medical School are looking in...

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:33 AM CDT

436 Confirmed Sick After Eating McDonald's Salad

436 Confirmed Sick After Eating McDonald's Salad

The CDC is now reporting that 436 people have been diagnosed with an intestinal illness after consuming salads at McDonald’s restaurants. The laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis have been reported in...

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 07:03 AM CDT

24 Hour Taco-Eating Marathon for Mental Health Awareness

24 Hour Taco-Eating Marathon for Mental Health Awareness

A Dallas man who lost his son to a heroin overdose is on a mission to help artists and musicians who struggle with addiction and depression by eating Tacos.

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 04:50 PM CDT

New Mother Fails Drug Test After Eating Poppy Seed Bagel

New Mother Fails Drug Test After Eating Poppy Seed Bagel

A Maryland woman paid the price for her breakfast choice after she tested positive for opiates when she ate a poppy seed bagel the morning her daughter was born.

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 11:28 PM CDT

EPA Broke Law, Ignored Science on Harmful Pesticide: Court

EPA Broke Law, Ignored Science on Harmful Pesticide: Court

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 01:21 PM CDT

Doctors Told of Patient's Fatal Overdose Prescribe Fewer Opioids, Study Says

Doctors Told of Patient's Fatal Overdose Prescribe Fewer Opioids, Study Says

In a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiner's office telling them of their patient's fatal overdose. The response: They started prescribing fewer opioids. Other doctors, whose patients...

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