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Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 09:24 AM CST

Few Colleges Track Suicides, Despite Prevention Investments

Few Colleges Track Suicides, Despite Prevention Investments

Nearly half of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services. Tabulating...

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 09:22 AM CST

Feds Employ Data-Driven Early Warning System in Opioid Fight

Feds Employ Data-Driven Early Warning System in Opioid Fight

An indictment in October was the first by a nationwide group of federal law enforcement officials that, armed with new access to a broader array of prescription drug databases, Medicaid and Medicare figures,...

Monday, Jan 1, 2018 at 08:30 PM CST

NIA Exercise Provides Freedom from Pain

NIA Exercise Provides Freedom from Pain

NIA exercise, or non-impact aerobics is a mixture of Tai Chi, Yoga, Tae Kwon Do and Jazz. It allows exercise participants to move at their own level and provides freedom from pain.

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 04:06 AM CST

Flu Hits North Texas Hard, Still Month Before Peak Season

Flu Hits North Texas Hard, Still Month Before Peak Season

According to the CDC, three dozen states are reporting widespread outbreaks, and at least seven states have reported flu-related deaths, including Texas.

Monday, Jan 1, 2018 at 05:29 PM CST

Get Screened Before Embarking on New Year's Weight Loss

Get Screened Before Embarking on New Year's Weight Loss

Here's a New Year's resolution suggestion from doctors: get up-to-date on your exams and screenings.

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 06:15 PM CST

Flu Widespread in 36 States, Deaths Reported: CDC

Flu Widespread in 36 States, Deaths Reported: CDC

Influenza was reported as widespread by 36 states last week, with some states reporting deaths from the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-one of the 36 states experienc...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 03:22 PM CST

Holidays Can Lead to Increased Visits to the Dentist

Holidays Can Lead to Increased Visits to the Dentist

Holiday stress can lead to a teeth grinding, which can be a painful and expensive problem.

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 02:02 PM CST

CDC Investigating E.coli Outbreak in 13 States, Infecting 17 Americans

CDC Investigating E.coli Outbreak in 13 States, Infecting 17 Americans

The CDC is investigating a multistate E.coli outbreak in 13 states, including Connecticut, and the agency is looking into whether it’s connected to an outbreak in Canada that’s believed to be linked to...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 05:34 PM CST

Health Headlines: Concerns About Flu & Measles in Texas

Health Headlines: Concerns About Flu & Measles in Texas

There are serious concerns about the flu activity in Texas as well as measles. NBC 5's Bianca Castro has the Health Connection headlines for Friday, December 29, 2017.

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 03:49 PM CST

Tips to Avoid a Hangover

Tips to Avoid a Hangover

The Mayo Clinic shares some advice on things you can do to avoid a hangover after a night of drinking. Remember, never drink and drive.

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