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Are Low-T Drugs Putting Patients At High Risk?

“Lost your appetite for romance? You might not just be getting older. You might have a treatable condition called low testosterone,” the ad says. But lately, doctors say more people are using hormone replacement drugs and some might not need it.

CBS 11–05/08/2014

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DFW Doctor Looks At Latest Medical Headlines

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about some of the latest medical headlines including a jump in diabetes cases, kids drinking energy drinks, and the so-called ‘pregnancy brain’ phenomenon.

05/08/2014

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Quadruplets Born At Grapevine Hospital

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine welcomed its first-ever set of quadruplets on Monday. The delivery included one boy and three girls. It was also the father’s birthday.

05/07/2014

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Davis Questions Abbott’s Role In CPRIT Turmoil

Democrat Wendy Davis is renewing attacks in the Texas governor’s race on Republican rival Greg Abbott over past turmoil at the state’s $3 billion cancer-fighting agency.

05/06/2014

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Is North Texas Gas Well Putting Cancer-Causing Chemicals In The Air?

One side calls it “bad air.” The other calls it bad science. An energy company is responding to a claim that one of its Denton County gas wells could be putting cancer-causing chemicals into the air.

CBS 11–05/01/2014

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

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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

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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