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Dr. Kent Brantly

Doctor With Ebola Hopes For Release ‘In Near Future’

A doctor from Fort Worth who contracted Ebola while doing missionary work in Africa hopes to be released in the near future, the international relief group has announced.

08/15/2014

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‘Kissing Bug’ Brings Disease To Texas

A public health hazard has arrived in the Lone Star State: a bug carrying a parasite that can cause potentially fatal heart and digestive problems.

08/13/2014

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Non-Profit Joins Fight Against Ebola Outbreak, Sends Supplies

A Dallas-based charity will send medical supplies to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak.

08/01/2014

Kent Brantly

Friends Join Church Members To Pray For Texas Doctor With Ebola

From the moment Fort Worth Doctor Kent Brantly and his family joined the Southside Church of Christ medical missionary work was a passion. Wednesday night church members and others gathered to pray for Dr. Brantly’s healing.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2014

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Study: Female Breast Cancer Rates Higher In Flower Mound

Why is the breast cancer rate higher? The report says it could be because women have better access to medical care or screening in Flower Mound.

07/30/2014

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Playground Equipment May Be Too Hot To Handle

Summer heat can cause outside equipment very hot and putting children at risk while playing.

CBS 11–07/27/2014

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Fruit Recall Affects Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Costco And Kroger Stores

Grocery stores are clearing out portions of their produce sections after a packing company in California found fruit possible tainted with listeria.

07/22/2014

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Officials Investigating Sudden Rise In Cyclospora Infection Cases

Tarrant County has seen eight cases over the last month alone; 61 people have come down with the stomach bug across Texas.

07/22/2014

LITTLE GIRL

North Texas 6-Year-Old Helping Perfect Bionic Pancreas

Six-year-old Elise Cunha is an adorable, happy little girl but, keeping her healthy is an around the clock job.

07/18/2014

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Journal ‘Concerned’ Over Its Facebook Study

The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people’s online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled.

07/04/2014

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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