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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

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Allergy Tablets Offer Alternative To Shots

Allergy patients can now try another type of therapy to train their immune system, new once-a-day tablets that dissolve quickly under the tongue and steadily raise tolerance.

06/02/2014

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Doctor Talks Smokers, Menopause, Cynicism

Dr. Crystal Fosters looks at some of the latest medical headlines including the life expectancy of smokers, a new way to ease menopause symptoms, and a link between cynicism and dementia.

05/29/2014

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North Texas Couple Adopts Embryo, Has Baby

A Dallas couple welcomed a baby girl into their family 18 months ago. But the miracle isn’t the child’s birth, but how the pregnancy happened.

05/28/2014

Miss South Texas, Keli Kryfko (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Miss South Texas Tells Her Weight Loss Story

Keli Kryfko has come a long way in life. A painful moment in her past was all the push she needed to go from size 24 to competing in the Miss Texas pageant.

05/26/2014

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Surgeons: Many Having Surgery To Look Better In Selfies

Cosmetic surgeons say many people are going under the knife to get better photographs of themselves to share on social networks.

CBS 11–05/21/2014

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Dallas Center Offers ‘Thigh Gap’ Therapy

Women everywhere covet the infamous thigh gap. Now, a wellness center in Dallas offers a laser therapy service for those who want to see results without any surgery.

05/21/2014

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“White-Eye” Photos May Indicate Rare Cancer In Children

Texas doctors are working to develop a new and easy way to diagnose a rare but serious form of eye cancer. Retinoblastoma is characterized by tumors that form inside the eye. In the U.S., it appears in some 350 babies and toddlers each year.

CBS 11–05/19/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Arlington Doctor Guilty Of Health Care Fraud

A physician from Arlington has been convicted of health care fraud in a $3 million billing scam for unnecessary home services since 2006. He now faces possible prison time.

05/14/2014