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Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

Can Social Media Help You Avoid Food Poisoning?

Can Social Media Help You Avoid Food Poisoning?

Health agencies are looking at ways to share information on potential outbreaks of food poisoning.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018

Tips and Reminders to Prevent and Fight the Flu

Tips and Reminders to Prevent and Fight the Flu

It's good to know how to prevent the flu, identify it and treat it. Consumer Reports has some tips to avoid getting sick and remedies to consider if you start feeling sick.

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

Car Subscription Programs Go Beyond Buying, Leasing

Car Subscription Programs Go Beyond Buying, Leasing

You've heard of buying and leasing, but have you considered subscribing to your next car?

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

What to Consider Before Seeing a Naturopathic Doctor

What to Consider Before Seeing a Naturopathic Doctor

There's a shortage of primary care physicians, and now some people are considering an alternative in natural medicine.

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

Some Veggies Are Healthier Cooked Than Raw

Some Veggies Are Healthier Cooked Than Raw

We all know we should eat our veggies. Most of us think raw is probably better than cooked, but that's not necessarily so. Consumer Reports tells you which veggies to cook to get some surprising nutritional...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

Eating Spicy Foods Could Help Reduce Your Sodium Intake

Eating Spicy Foods Could Help Reduce Your Sodium Intake

One recent study found eating spicy foods could help reduce your sodium intake.

Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Consumer Reports: Eat Eggs For Your Health

Consumer Reports: Eat Eggs For Your Health

Many years ago, eggs fell out of favor among health experts, because of the connection between high cholesterol foods and cardiovascular disease. But the science has changed course – and eggs are being viewed in...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

Cordless Drills Are Useful, Practical Gifts You May Overlook

Cordless Drills Are Useful, Practical Gifts You May Overlook

It may not seem like the most romantic gift, but Consumer Reports says a cordless drill is one of the more useful and practical tools.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Technology Tries to Combat Distracted Driving

Technology Tries to Combat Distracted Driving

There are increasing safety measures in your smartphone and car to help you stay focused when behind the wheel.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Dangers of Kids and Cold Medicines

Dangers of Kids and Cold Medicines

As cold weather sets in, so do the nagging coughs and head colds that seem to spread so quickly from child to child.

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Police Search for Vehicle in Deadly Cyclist Hit and Run
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Police in Grand Prairie are looking for two black female suspects involved in a fatal hit and run at Belt Line Road and Interstate Highway 20 in Grand Prairie at about 6 a.m. Sunday.

Ramp, Lane Closures to Affect Drivers in Downtown Dallas
Ramp, Lane Closures to Affect Drivers in Downtown Dallas

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