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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.

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 05:45 PM CST

Health Headlines for Monday January 8, 2018

Health Headlines for Monday January 8, 2018

NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro has a look at the news making health headlines, Monday January 8, 2018.

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 04:32 PM CST

Exercise Can Reverse Heart Aging

Exercise Can Reverse Heart Aging

A new study finds exercise reduces the risk of heart failure caused by a sedentary lifestyle, according to researchers at UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources.

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:23 PM CST

Usage Remains Low for Pill That Can Prevent HIV Infection

Usage Remains Low for Pill That Can Prevent HIV Infection

From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularize a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing HIV but which — in their view —...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 09:05 AM CST

Flu Forces Hospital to Re-Route Some Non-Emergency Patients

Flu Forces Hospital to Re-Route Some Non-Emergency Patients

Methodist Dallas Medical Center announced Sunday night they were at "critical capacity" and that all non-emergency patients were being re-routed to other hospitals.

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