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Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 at 04:41 PM CDT

How to Keep Your Child Safe at a Petting Zoo

How to Keep Your Child Safe at a Petting Zoo

Here are ways to keep your child safe when visiting a petting zoo or live animal exhibit.

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 07:39 AM CDT

Woman Loses More Than 300 Pounds After Near-Fatal Crash

Woman Loses More Than 300 Pounds After Near-Fatal Crash

Vicki Carter was nearly killed by a drunk driver in 1999. After spending the next 17 years in a wheelchair, she found herself at 455 pounds. It was her will to make a change that got her to turn a horrific...

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 at 04:56 PM CDT

Specialists Work to Prevent Fertility Equipment Failures

Specialists Work to Prevent Fertility Equipment Failures

As lawsuits make their way through the legal system, a team of fertility specialists around the country is working to implement new policies to make sure the loss of thousands of frozen eggs and embryos...

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 05:05 PM CDT

Doctor Says New PTSD Medical Procedure Works

Doctor Says New PTSD Medical Procedure Works

Could a simple shot be the answer for people suffering from the painful effects of post traumatic stress disorder? One Chicago doctor says he’s seen the shot make a difference in a matter of minutes.

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 12:18 PM CDT

Diarrhea-Causing Parasite on Rise in US Swimming Pools: CDC

Diarrhea-Causing Parasite on Rise in US Swimming Pools: CDC

Excited to hit the pool this summer? A new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may make you think twice before you dive in. Outbreaks of Cryptosporidium, a parasite spread through the...

Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:24 AM CDT

Schumer: DOJ Agency Should Investigate DR Deaths

Schumer: DOJ Agency Should Investigate DR Deaths

The Senate's top Democrat said Sunday that the U.S. government should step up efforts to investigate the deaths of at least eight Americans in the Dominican Republic this year. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 08:04 PM CDT

For Student Loan Borrowers With Cancer, No Break From Bills

For Student Loan Borrowers With Cancer, No Break From Bills

Last September, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill allowing people with cancer to press pause on their federal student loan payments. More than nine months after the law took effect, borrowers still...

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 09:35 PM CDT

CDC Warns of Salmonella-Infected Papayas From Mexico

CDC Warns of Salmonella-Infected Papayas From Mexico

Health officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella linked to papayas imported from Mexico and sold in Connecticut Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. The...

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 10:57 PM CDT

Calif. Family Warns of 'Black Fire Snake' Experiment Danger

Calif. Family Warns of 'Black Fire Snake' Experiment Danger

A Southern California family is warning others about a popular science experiment that can quickly turn into a dangerous situation after a child suffered serious burns and injuries to his face. Priest Rivera...

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 06:33 AM CDT

FDA Investigates Link Between Some Pet Foods, Canine Heart Disease

FDA Investigates Link Between Some Pet Foods, Canine Heart Disease

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a potential link between certain brands of dog food, including Blue Buffalo, Merrick and Rachael Ray Nutrish, and an increased risk of heart disease in...

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