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Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 04:52 PM CDT

Breast Cancer: Fact or Fiction?

Breast Cancer: Fact or Fiction?

An estimated 330,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. this year. Dr. Katrina Birdwell with Texas Breast Specialists at The Methodist Dallas Cancer Center discusses fact versus fiction when...

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:17 AM CDT

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

Rite-Aid, Walgreens Join CVS in Pulling Zantac From Shelves

Rite-Aid and Walgreens have joined CVS in halting the sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators. It's the latest precautionary move by...

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 05:12 PM CDT

Can Washington Deliver on Drug Costs Amid Impeachment Probe?

Can Washington Deliver on Drug Costs Amid Impeachment Probe?

Major legislation to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of people may get sidelined now that House Democrats have begun an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Proposals had been moving in...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 07:11 PM CDT

Tests Show Bootleg Marijuana Vapes Tainted With Hydrogen Cyanide

Tests Show Bootleg Marijuana Vapes Tainted With Hydrogen Cyanide

The soaring popularity of vaping products — both legal and knock-offs — is fueling a public health crisis that has vexed the medical community, NBC News reports. Some 12 people have died from mysterious lung...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 05:07 AM CDT

UK Embraces E-Cigarettes; US Cautious Amid Vaping Illness

UK Embraces E-Cigarettes; US Cautious Amid Vaping Illness

While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Physicians explicitly tells doctors to...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 12:20 PM CDT

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer North Texas Walk 2019

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer North Texas Walk 2019

Form your team now and sign up for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of North Texas Walk to be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. Day-of Check In for the...

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 05:16 PM CDT

Mom’s EPIC Training Saves Her Son’s Life

Mom’s EPIC Training Saves Her Son’s Life

The excellence in pre-hospital injury care, or “EPIC” project turned traumatic brain injury training upside down for paramedics and EMT’s in Arizona. Now, 11,000 of them use the simple procedure, which has...

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 04:13 PM CDT

US Probe of Vaping Illnesses Focuses on THC From Marijuana

US Probe of Vaping Illnesses Focuses on THC From Marijuana

U.S. health officials said Friday that their investigation into an outbreak of severe vaping-related illnesses is increasingly focused on products that contain the marijuana compound THC. Most of the 800 people...

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 04:33 AM CDT

Standing by Ellie: Man's Loyalty to Dog Defies Rare Illness

Standing by Ellie: Man's Loyalty to Dog Defies Rare Illness

Gravely ill, Greg Manteufel lost parts of his arms and legs, as well as the skin of his nose and part of his upper lip. The cause was capnocytophaga, a germ from Ellie's mouth or from another dog he encountered...

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 12:35 AM CDT

Health Officials: It's Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

Health Officials: It's Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination.

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