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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 07:46 PM CST

Health Headlines: Peventing Cancer, Help for Pregnant Women

Health Headlines: Peventing Cancer, Help for Pregnant Women

Millions of cases of cancer might be preventable with personal control, and there is a new advisory for pregnant women that could save their babies' lives.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 03:33 PM CST

VA Study Shows Parasite From Vietnam May Be Killing Vets

VA Study Shows Parasite From Vietnam May Be Killing Vets

A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:13 AM CST

Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Begin After Decade of Delay

Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Begin After Decade of Delay

Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend - but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 05:41 PM CST

Too Much Exercise Can Lead To Heart Attack: Study

Too Much Exercise Can Lead To Heart Attack: Study

Too much exercise can kill you, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente.

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 10:23 AM CST

Toyota, Parkland Team Up for More Efficient Emergency Dept.

Toyota, Parkland Team Up for More Efficient Emergency Dept.

When the staff at Parkland Memorial Hospital needed a hand, Toyota offered its expertise.

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 01:37 PM CST

Opioids Haunt Users' Recovery: 'It Never Really Leaves You'

Opioids Haunt Users' Recovery: 'It Never Really Leaves You'

Businessman Kyle Graves shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit. Ex-trucker Jeff McCoy threatened to blow his brains out if his mother didn't hand over his fentanyl...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 01:28 PM CST

Busting Nutrition Myths

Busting Nutrition Myths

In an effort to be a healthier society, one dietitian says clients are coming in confused.  There are several nutrition myths Brittany Link of Advice for Eating wishes people would stop believing.  

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 08:53 AM CST

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

More Consumers Finding Free or Cheap 'Obamacare' Coverage

Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 06:06 PM CST

Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

Trump Promises Americans 'Huge Tax Cut' for Christmas

President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027. Speaking...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:17 PM CST

White House: True Cost of Opioid Epidemic Tops $500 Billion

White House: True Cost of Opioid Epidemic Tops $500 Billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the...

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