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Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 01:48 PM CDT

Dallas Polio Survivor One of Few in U.S. Using Iron Lung

Dallas Polio Survivor One of Few in U.S. Using Iron Lung

The machine is what people see first. The submarine-like metal cylinder dominates the room, rhythmically humming and pulsating as it helps keep Paul Alexander alive.

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 01:36 PM CDT

Why Are Allergies in DFW So Bad? Curious Texas Investigates

Why Are Allergies in DFW So Bad? Curious Texas Investigates

Nat Dreyer, 67, of Allen, asked Curious Texas: “Is there a vortex or funnel cloud, directly over Dallas concentrating the air currents that control the pollen count?”

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 07:09 PM CDT

NYC, Accused of Neglect, to Spend $2B on Public Housing

NYC, Accused of Neglect, to Spend $2B on Public Housing

New York City will likely pay $2 billion to settle claims that the nation's largest public housing agency has too often left tenants to contend with lead paint, malfunctioning elevators and rats. The city...

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 08:49 AM CDT

Red Cross Launches #MissingTypes Campaign to Recruit Donors

Red Cross Launches #MissingTypes Campaign to Recruit Donors

The Red Cross is in need of blood donations and has launched a new campaign to attract the attention of donors. As part of the campaign dubbed Missing Types, the letters A, B, and O — symbols of the main blood...

Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 at 11:26 AM CDT

USDA: Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Frozen Chicken Products

USDA: Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Frozen Chicken Products

Tyson Foods Inc is recalling over 3,000 lbs. of frozen breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials: USDA.

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 07:37 PM CDT

Group Travels To Washington D.C. For Mental Health Policy Change

Group Travels To Washington D.C. For Mental Health Policy Change

Celebrity suicide deaths shine light on need for more mental health services, experts say. They plan to travel to Washington D.C. to ask for more funding.

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 07:12 PM CDT

Denton Couple Turns Pain into Comfort for Others Touched by Suicide

Denton Couple Turns Pain into Comfort for Others Touched by Suicide

A Denton couple is trying to use the loss of their son to suicide into comfort for others. And they have a message intended to prevent others from feeling the pain they still do.

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 05:08 PM CDT

New Effort to Clear Untested Rape Kit Backlog in Texas

New Effort to Clear Untested Rape Kit Backlog in Texas

Representative Victoria Neave, and Former State senator Wendy Davis, have launched an online site where Texans can donate to clear the backlog of rape kits that have not been tested.

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 06:30 PM CDT

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Experts say suicidal thoughts or behavior can be reduced with mental health support and treatment. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 01:59 PM CDT

Flu Season Was One of the Deadliest for US Children

Flu Season Was One of the Deadliest for US Children

Flu killed more U.S. children in the past year than during any other regular flu season in recent history. U.S. health officials said Friday that they had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since...

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