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DFW Doctor Talks Antibiotics & Superbugs

There is a new global effort to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Dr. Crystal Foster talks about these drug-resistant bugs, and the actual effectiveness of antibiotics.

07/03/2014

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Ruling Impact On Birth Control Coverage Mixed

Business owners who don’t want to pay for employee birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious beliefs.

07/03/2014

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What It Means To Be A Cancer ‘Pre-Vivor’

Saturday is the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Plano, and participant Paola Gerber talks about what it means to be a breast cancer ‘pre-vivor.’

06/13/2014

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry Proposes Plan For Texas VA Backlog

Gov. Rick Perry was set to announce Thursday efforts to identify Texas hospitals that are willing to take more patients out of backlogged Veterans Affairs facilities.

06/12/2014

Ground beef passes through a machine that makes hamburger patties at a meat packing and distribution facility. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Texan’s Death

Health officials said that a Texas patient is the fourth person in the U.S. to die of a brain disorder believed to be caused by the consumption of contaminated beef products.

06/06/2014