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Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 06:58 PM CST

Telemedicine Emerges as Vital Option in Flu Outbreak

Telemedicine Emerges as Vital Option in Flu Outbreak

As cases of the flu skyrocket, telemedicine services help diagnose and treat patients at school and at home, helping free up space in hospital emergency departments.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 03:26 PM CST

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam as questions swirl about his health and fitness. At 71, he's the oldest person ever elected to the nation's...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 06:30 PM CST

Denton ISD Takes Steps to Fight Spread of Flu

Denton ISD Takes Steps to Fight Spread of Flu

Denton ISD is taking extra precautions against the flu, wiping down surfaces and making hand sanitizer available to students and teachers.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 04:14 PM CST

Family Awaits Homecoming for Baby Born With Heart Defect

Family Awaits Homecoming for Baby Born With Heart Defect

A couple in Fort Worth eagerly awaits the end of this week. That's when they may be able to take their baby girl home from the hospital. Emery Ramirez was born the day after Christmas 2017 with a heart...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 12:18 PM CST

Teen's Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

Teen's Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

Sometimes Jonathan Gutierrez' mom cries because she feels so humiliated that he has to look after her. But the 15-year-old always reassures her. "If I cry, he yells at me, 'Don’t cry Mommy, don’t cry. This...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 07:37 AM CST

Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact

Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact

Apple shareholders are calling on the company's board of directors to study the impact of smartphones on children. Parents have expressed concern about the amount of time kids spend on their smartphones, and...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 06:59 AM CST

Repeat Flu Shots Offer Lingering Benefits in Elderly: Study

Repeat Flu Shots Offer Lingering Benefits in Elderly: Study

There's a good reason not to skip the flu shot this year: a new study has found that older adults who get the shot every flu season were less likely to die or be hospitalized with severe complications, NBC News...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 07:26 AM CST

Dallas County Flu Deaths This Season Rise to 18

Dallas County Flu Deaths This Season Rise to 18

Seven more people have died of the flu in Dallas County, bringing the total number of Dallas County flu-related deaths this season to 18, health officials tell NBC 5.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:35 AM CST

Up to 2K People Possibly Exposed to Hep A at Utah 7-Eleven

Up to 2K People Possibly Exposed to Hep A at Utah 7-Eleven

Health officials say people who went to a West Jordan, Utah 7-Eleven within the past two weeks might have been exposed to hepatitis A. An employee worked at the store between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3 while ill and...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 03:59 AM CST

Fort Worth ISD Sends Out Flu Precautions as Students Return

Fort Worth ISD Sends Out Flu Precautions as Students Return

Students in the Fort Worth I.S.D. return to class on Tuesday, Jan. 9, and the district is reminding teachers, staff, administrators and parents of flu precautions.

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