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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 02:25 PM CDT

Register Today For The “21-Day Challenge @ Work”

Register Today For The “21-Day Challenge @ Work”

NBC 5 and Medical City Healthcare are encouraging healthier eating habits at snack time and invite you and your company to join in the 21-Day Challenge @ Work Snacking For Success! The deadline to register your...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 02:30 PM CDT

USDA: Washing Raw Chicken Puts You at Risk for Illness

USDA: Washing Raw Chicken Puts You at Risk for Illness

It's an age-old debate that has divided the culinary community and earlier this year sparked a lively debate on social media: To wash or not to wash raw poultry. Legendary chef Julia Child was a proponent of...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 11:52 AM CDT

US Won’t Provide Flu Vaccines to Migrant Families at Border Detention Camps

US Won’t Provide Flu Vaccines to Migrant Families at Border Detention Camps

The U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that’s killed at least three children at...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 10:38 PM CDT

Plano Council Reaches a Deal on Rape Crisis Center Funding

Plano Council Reaches a Deal on Rape Crisis Center Funding

After an emotional outcry from people in Collin County, Plano's City Council says it's found a compromise to continue funding a rape crisis center after two council members expressed concern over the center...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 05:08 PM CDT

State Warns of Lung Disease in Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes

State Warns of Lung Disease in Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes

State health officials are investigating suspected cases of severe lung disease in Texas adolescents who have used e-cigarettes, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 04:49 PM CDT

How to Protect Skin Against Discoloration

How to Protect Skin Against Discoloration

Summer may be winding down but the amount of time you spend in the sun may not be. Doctors say if you're not protecting your skin properly, you could end up with melasma.

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 05:10 AM CDT

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Jennifer Canada remembers when her pediatrician in Middletown, Maryland, recommended a vaccine that would protect her against a virus that is known to cause several types of cancer, NBC News reports. But...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 03:06 AM CDT

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers, which now calls itself WW, this week introduced a new app called Kurbo by WW to "help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight." WW last year acquired Kurbo, a digital health start-up...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 04:42 PM CDT

Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 07:30 PM CDT

North Texas Woman Beats Heat Stroke Thanks to Quick Action

North Texas Woman Beats Heat Stroke Thanks to Quick Action

A Las Colinas Woman says she didn't know she was suffering from heat stroke until it was too late.

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