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Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:29 PM CDT

Free Skin Cancer Screenings Available This Weekend

Free Skin Cancer Screenings Available This Weekend

Regular skin cancer screenings should be a normal part of your routine, especially during sunny North Texas summers.

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 05:19 AM CDT

In 'Lawless' World of Service Dogs, Many Families Suffer

In 'Lawless' World of Service Dogs, Many Families Suffer

The service dog industry — particularly in the field of "psychiatric" service dogs for people with autism and post-traumatic stress disorder — has exploded in recent years. But a near complete absence of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 04:08 PM CDT

Drug Firm Founder Guilty of Bribing Doctors to Push Opioid

Drug Firm Founder Guilty of Bribing Doctors to Push Opioid

A pharmaceutical company founder accused of bribing doctors across the U.S. to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 01:44 PM CDT

Breast Implants Tied to Rare Cancer to Remain on US Market

Breast Implants Tied to Rare Cancer to Remain on US Market

U.S. health authorities will allow a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer to stay on the market. But the Food and Drug Administration said women should receive more information about potential...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:34 AM CDT

Burger King Debuts Unhappy Meals in Honor of Mental Health

Burger King Debuts Unhappy Meals in Honor of Mental Health

Happy Meals have been synonymous with fast food for decades, ever since McDonald's first rolled out its kid-friendly concept in 1979. But let's face it, it's not easy to be happy all day, every day. Now,...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 09:41 AM CDT

'Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken': CDC Warning Sparks Online Debate

'Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken': CDC Warning Sparks Online Debate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is getting some strong reaction on social media after advising people to not wash raw chicken. In a recent tweet, the CDC urged consumers to avoid washing...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 09:26 AM CDT

Trump, GOP States Ask Appeals Court to Kill 'Obamacare'

Trump, GOP States Ask Appeals Court to Kill 'Obamacare'

Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama's...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 08:48 AM CDT

Skin Cancer Can Hide as a Line on Your Nail

Skin Cancer Can Hide as a Line on Your Nail

Karolina Jasko has a family history of melanoma, so she's no stranger to paying attention to her skin. Her mother — who battled the deadliest form of skin cancer twice and recovered — has always been vigilant...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:53 PM CDT

Longtime Dallas Plastic Surgeon Weighs In On Breast Implant Safety

Longtime Dallas Plastic Surgeon Weighs In On Breast Implant Safety

The federal government could soon weigh in on the safety of breast implants. A longtime Dallas plastic surgeon believes women should be more informed.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 04:39 PM CDT

Nerve Transfer Surgery for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Is a First

Nerve Transfer Surgery for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Is a First

If you're a parent, you may already know about the disturbing uptick in an illness that causes paralysis and weakness in children. The disease, called acute flaccid myelitis, is rare but it usually pops up in...

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