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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06: Angus Monfries of the Power injures his hamstring while running for the ball to an open goal during the round three AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium on April 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Experiment Grows New Muscle In Men’s Injured Legs

Researchers say they have developed an experimental technique that has allowed a few patients to regrow new muscle.

04/30/2014

The Walmart logo is displayed on a shopping cart at a Walmart store. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Walmart Begins Offering Car Insurance

The world’s largest retailer is letting shoppers quickly find and buy car insurance policies online in real time. The service is now available in eight states, including Texas.

04/30/2014

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Whooping Cough Concerns Keller Church

A Keller church is warning its congregation that it may be at risk of contracting Pertussis, or whooping cough, as it is widely called.

04/26/2014

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New Study Says Statins May Lead Some Patients To Pig Out

Ten years of U.S. data suggest cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out. Calorie and fat intake increased among statin users during the decade — an indication many patients might be abandoning heart-healthy lifestyles.

04/24/2014

A man puffs on an electronic cigarette. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

FDA Proposes Regulations For E-Cigarettes

The federal government wants to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations proposed by the FDA.

04/24/2014

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Seniors Celebrate Earth Day By Gardening

Residents at Windsor Senior Living celebrated Earth Day by practicing horticultural therapy in their garden.

04/22/2014

Dandelion seeds blow in the wind. (credit: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Out Tissue, 2014 Texas Allergy Season Worse Than Most

Each year the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) puts out a list of the “100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Allergies.” Usually the Dallas area is ranked about a quarter of the way down – this year Dallas is number 7!

CBSDFW.COM–04/22/2014

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

North Texans Fighting Mosquitoes Ahead Of West Nile

April showers bring April mosquitoes, and with that the possibility of West Nile virus. More and more North Texans are turning to a high-tech, albeit expensive way to repel bugs.

CBS 11–04/21/2014

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Survey: More Than Half Of Nation’s Employed Feel Fat

A new survey from careerbuilder.com finds 55 percent of today’s workers consider themselves overweight.

04/18/2014

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Formerly Conjoined Twins Leave Dallas Hospital For In-Patient Rehab

For the first time in their young lives a set of 9-month-old twins left a Dallas hospital. Brothers Emmett and Owen Ezell have had a tough road since birth. They were born conjoined, but left the hospital as separate little boys.

CBSDFW.COM–04/16/2014

A nurse collects a blood sample from a patient using a glucometer at a free health clinic on November 1, 2009. (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Diabetic Heart Attacks And Strokes Falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

04/16/2014