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  • Health 12 hours ago

    US to Screen Airline Passengers From China for New Illness

    U.S. health officials announced Friday that they will begin screening airline passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens and killed two, prompting worries about a new international outbreak.

  • Flu Jan 16

    9 Flu Deaths Now in Dallas County, 4 More Suspected

    At least nine people have now died as a result of complications from the flu in Dallas County this flu season, according to the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department.

  • RSV Jan 16

    Oklahoma Baby Remains on Life-Support at Dallas Hospital Due to RSV

    An Oklahoma baby is fighting for his life after battling the highly contagious and common RSV. Two-month-old Jakobi Garland remains on life support at Medical City Children’s in Dallas after initially coming down with a cough last week.

  • RSV Jan 16

    Oklahoma Baby Remains on Life-Support at Dallas Hospital Due to RSV

    An Oklahoma baby is fighting for his life after battling the highly contagious and common RSV. Two-month-old Jakobi Garland remains on life support at Medical City Children’s in Dallas after initially coming down with a cough last week. His parents, Destiny Dodson and Jacob Garland said they first visited the pediatrician, then made a late-night run to the emergency...

  • Advanced Prosthetics Jan 14

    Walking Tall With Advanced Prosthetics

    More than two million Americans have lost a limb and it’s estimated there are 185,000 amputations every year. Now new technology in prosthetics is helping many amputees move forward. Robert Wright has kept his sense of humor despite losing his left leg to melanoma in 2018, but it wasn’t always this way. “Lying in the hospital bed, getting ready for…

  • Alcohol Jan 14

    US Drinks More Alcohol Now Than Just Before Prohibition

    Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted by federal health statistics, which show a rise in per-person consumption and increases in emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths tied to drinking. The stats aren’t all bad....

  • Advanced Prosthetics Jan 14

    Walking Tall With Advanced Prosthetics

    More than two million Americans have lost a limb and it’s estimated there are 185,000 amputations every year. Now new technology in prosthetics is helping many amputees move forward.

  • muenster Jan 16

    Local Holistic Dog Food Maker Eats Kibble for 30 Days to Prove a Point

    A Denton County man is eating dog food for a month — to prove a point. Mitch Felderhoff is one of the owners of the Muenster Milling Company, a 4th-generation, family-owned-and-operated animal food manufacturer making holistic dog food in Muenster, Texas. Felderhoff said many customers don’t know where their dogs’ food comes from, and they want to be sure...

  • Flu Jan 8

    Flu-Related Death Confirmed in Dallas County

    There has been another flu-related death in Dallas County: an 85-year-old from Cedar Hill.

  • wellness Jan 5

    9 Science-Backed Wellness Trends From the Last Decade That We’re Taking Into the 2020s

    How we take care of our bodies, minds and health evolves over time for a number of reasons. While some of those changes get forgotten (like low-fat everything and shake weights, thank goodness), some health trends gain attention because there’s science behind them and we’re better off for adopting them. Here are a few such wellness trends that came into vogue...

  • exercise Jan 4

    Gym Class Without the Gym? With Technology, It’s Catching on

    Grace Brown’s schedule at West Potomac High School in northern Virginia is filled with all the usual academics, and she’s packed in Latin, chorus and piano as extras. What she can’t cram into the 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. school day is gym class. So she’s taking that one minus the gym, and on her own time. The 14-year-old...

  • Coppell Jan 4

    5th Grader Dies After Getting Flu: School Superintendent

    Classmates and teachers in Coppell are mourning the loss of a 5th grader, Jaxon Campbell. He was a student at Austin Elementary School. Coppell ISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt said Campbell died December 27, after getting the flu. The latest flu report in Dallas County shows there have been four flu-related deaths, and no pediatric deaths yet. The school district…

  • Health Jan 2

    FDA Finalizes Ban On Most Flavored Vaping Cartridges

    Only days after Dallas County recorded its first confirmed vaping related death, the Federal Drug Administration announced a ban on most flavored e-cigarette cartridges. The ban, which will go into effect 30-days after it’s registered later this year, will not include menthol and tobacco flavored cartridges and also excludes open tank systems that are found in some vape shops.

  • New Year's Day Jan 2

    Several North Texas Families Ring in the New Year in Labor & Delivery

    Several North Texas families rang in the New Year in labor and delivery at hospitals across the area. A baby born in Mansfield early Wednesday morning may be the first born in the new year, and new decade, in North Texas. Methodist Mansfield Hospital says Emma Leigh Petermeier was born just one minute after midnight on Jan. 1. “The adorable,…

  • kidney transplant Jan 1

    Dallas Woman, Beloved School Crossing Guard Gets New Kidney After Years-Long Wait

    A beloved school crossing guard is starting the new year with a new lease on life: a kidney she’s been waiting years to receive.

  • vaping Jan 1

    Dallas County Reports First Vaping-Related Death

    Dallas County Health and Human Services reported its first vaping-related death Tuesday. County officials said the patient was a teenager with chronic underlying medical conditions. Further information about the teen or vaping products used was not released. “Reporting a death in a teen due to EVALI (E-cigarette, or Vaping, Associated Lung Injury) is so tragic”, said DCHHS Director Dr. Philip…

  • Health Dec 30, 2019

    Baby Gets $2.1M Life-Saving Injection

    An Arkansas infant born with a life-threatening genetic disorder has received a multi-million dollar treatment that could save her. It’s also a big milestone since she’s the first baby in the state that had the pricey one-time injection paid for by insurance.

  • Flu Dec 29, 2019

    Flu Outbreak Worrying Local Doctors

    After news that a second child in Tarrant County has died of the flu, doctors are desperately urging parents to protect their children and themselves.

  • Flu Dec 29, 2019

    Flu Outbreak Worrying Local Doctors

    After news that a second child in Tarrant County has died of the flu, doctors are desperately urging parents to protect their children and themselves. In total, six children have died from the flu so far this season across Texas. According to the state health department, four of them were not vaccinated. Increasing flu activity is something doctors at Trusted…

  • Health Dec 27, 2019

    Fit Friday, Week 4: Getting a Jump-Start on a Healthier Lifestyle Before 2020

    New Year, New You! We hear the resolution every year, but why wait until January 1 to get started? All December long, you can bet on Fit Fridays. Every Friday in December, Melvin Sanders, director and founder of performance center SanfersFIT, will be showing us 10-12-minute workouts you can do in your home, without gym equipment. Sanders is also known…

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