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Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 10:37 AM CST

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home. You can find an abundance of recipes for household...

Monday, Jan 7, 2019 at 04:09 PM CST

Flu Cases Jump in Dallas, Tarrant County in Recent Reports

Flu Cases Jump in Dallas, Tarrant County in Recent Reports

An elevated number of people visiting their doctors with flu-like illness -- and more and more cases are being confirmed.

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 at 05:58 PM CST

A Single Workout Can Boost Metabolism for Days

A Single Workout Can Boost Metabolism for Days

Researchers at UT Southwestern have discovered that a single workout can boost metabolism for up to two days. The findings can be good news for anyone who struggles with high blood sugar levels.

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 at 03:33 PM CST

Sewer Overflow Dumps 250K Gallons of Sewage in Fort Worth

Sewer Overflow Dumps 250K Gallons of Sewage in Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth says an overflow from a wastewater collection facility dumped out a quarter-million gallons of sewage but does not presently impact the city's drinking water.

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 08:05 PM CST

Man Becomes First In Collin County To Have Sleep Procedure

Man Becomes First In Collin County To Have Sleep Procedure

A McKinney father said a high-tech sleep system designed to alleviate obstructive sleep apnea helped him go from four hours of sleep a night to seven.

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 at 05:09 AM CST

States Grapple With Setting Limits On Weed Use Behind Wheel

States Grapple With Setting Limits On Weed Use Behind Wheel

It used to be the stuff of stoner comedies and “Just Say No” campaigns. Today, marijuana is becoming mainstream as voters across the country approve ballot questions for legalization or medical use. In...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 01:46 PM CST

Phone Apps Could Monitor Depression, Mental Health in Teens

Phone Apps Could Monitor Depression, Mental Health in Teens

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 10:13 AM CST

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Over Cancer Concerns

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Over Cancer Concerns

Another drugmaker is recalling a medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure over concerns that tablets could be contaminated with a cancer-causing agent. Drug maker Aurobindo Pharma USA...

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 at 04:52 PM CST

Teens Vaping Is an 'Epidemic' Says US Surgeon General

Teens Vaping Is an 'Epidemic' Says US Surgeon General

The U.S. Surgeon General is calling vaping an epidemic among adolescents. More than 3.6 million U.S. teens, including one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students used e-cigarettes last...

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 at 11:04 AM CST

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions on Track

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions on Track

Every year, losing weight, eating healthy, and getting fit compete for the top spot on Americans' lists of New Year's resolutions, but sticking to those resolutions can be the biggest challenge.

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