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Monkey Bars Alert: Playground Concussions Are On The Rise
Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
First Commerical Zika Virus Test Approved by FDA
It's about to be much easier for North Texas doctors to test for the Zika virus.
Manager Says Chyna Died From Accidental Overdose
Former wrestling star Chyna died after an accidental overdose of a prescription sleeping pill and a tranquilizer, her manager said on Wednesday. "It's a 98 percent certainty and 2 percent speculation," Anthony Anzaldo said.
Smartphone Health: Apple Releases Software For Medical Apps
Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.
Significant Premium Hikes Expected Under Obama Health Law
Insurers say the law's coverage has been a financial drain for many of them, and they're setting the stage for hikes that in some cases could reach well into the double digits.
Texas High Risk Child Abuse Areas Now Tracked By Zip Code
A new tool in the fight against child abuse pinpoints the highest risk areas in North Texas -- down to the zip code.
Pilgrims Pride Recalls 4 Million Pounds Of Cooked Chicken Products
Pilgrim's Pride is recalling more than 4 million pounds of its cooked chicken products.
Company Recalling Chick-fil-A Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Who doesn’t like warm chocolate chip cookies? CSM Bakery Solutions, the company that supplies cookies to Chick-fil-A restaurants, is voluntarily recalling the treats.
Dallas Has Plans To Prevent Zika Virus Outbreak
Lots of rain means lots of mosquitoes. Dallas County Health Department announces an early start to mosquito season. Spencer Lockwood with Dallas County Mosquito Control says this year, Zika Virus is a top concern.
USDA Declines To Pay For Cows, Crops Poisoned By Pesticide
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated their crops and poisoned a cattle herd.
Balancing Economy & The Environment As Earth Day Approaches
As we approach the 46th observance of Earth Day some people are asking about ways to balance the Texas economy and the environment.
Texas Court Allows $350 Million In Medicaid Therapy Cuts
An appeals court in Texas on Thursday allowed the state to proceed with cutting $350 million from a Medicaid program that provides therapy for disabled children. Opponents said that they will now ask federal regulators to intervene.
Texas State Senate Focused On CPS & Foster Care Issues
Child abuse, neglect and a broken foster care system were all the focus in the Texas State Senate today. Texas CPS Commissioner John Specia explained that he has been trying to fix the system since taking over in 2012.
Alvarado ISD Dealing With 3 Cases Of Highly Contagious Infection
The Alvarado Independent School District is dealing with a contagious bacterium at one of its schools. So far, there have been three confirmed cases of students being infected with Shigella.
Drugstore Chain CVS Pushes Convenience With Curbside Pickups
CVS Health will spread its curbside pickup service to drugstores nationwide this year, as traditional retailers continue to hone their reputations for convenience and fight fierce competition online.
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