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Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 10:27 AM CDT

Suicide Rates Rose by Nearly 30 Percent Since 1999

Suicide Rates Rose by Nearly 30 Percent Since 1999

The death of designer Kate Spade was just the latest in a disturbing trend - a nearly 30-percent rise in suicides since 1999 in a newly released report from the CDC. Only about half of those people had a...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 10:36 PM CDT

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 06:08 AM CDT

Tick Protection and Prevention

Tick Protection and Prevention

While not all ticks carry the same diseases, at least one variety of disease-transmitting tick can be found in every state. Lyme disease is the most common.

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 06:54 PM CDT

Much-Needed Health Clinic Coming to Southern Dallas

Much-Needed Health Clinic Coming to Southern Dallas

The plan for a new health clinic in Southern Dallas is aimed at reducing 911 calls and emergency room visits by serving an area with very little existing health care.

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 09:27 PM CDT

11-Year-Old Leukemia Survivor Meets President Trump

11-Year-Old Leukemia Survivor Meets President Trump

11-year-old Sadie Keller of North Texas, is a Leukemia survivor. She worked to raise awareness for a bill that would help in the battle against childhood cancer. Sadie was there when President Trump signed...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 06:06 PM CDT

Richardson Counseling Center Launches Suicide Prevention Services

Richardson Counseling Center Launches Suicide Prevention Services

A special center in Richardson emphasize suicide prevention with new mental wellness center as federal doctors say suicide deaths are on the rise.

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 06:37 PM CDT

School Rallies Behind 10-Year-Old After Brain Surgery

School Rallies Behind 10-Year-Old After Brain Surgery

Students at a Fort Worth elementary school dedicated their Poetry Day to a former classmate who is recovering from brain surgery.

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 01:24 PM CDT

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, but some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 01:03 PM CDT

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report. Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 11:03 AM CDT

Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Recalled by Maker

Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Recalled by Maker

Some of the opioid overdose antidote Naloxone has been recalled by its maker, Hospira, over the potential presence of particulate matter, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday. Certain lots of Naloxone...

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