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Parkour: From YouTube Fad To Fitness Craze

The spirited sport known as parkour, that treats the world as one big obstacle course, is gaining traction outside of the urban enthusiasts whose acrobatics spread its popularity.

02/28/2014

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A Look Inside New State-Of-The-Art Parkland Hospital

The new Parkland Hospital rises 17 stories above the center of Dallas’ Medical District.

02/27/2014

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Study: Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked To Childhood ADHD

If you don’t recognize the name acetaminophen it’s the active ingredient listed on the back of every bottle of Tylenol and it is the drug most commonly used by pregnant women. A new study may have some women thinking twice about taking the medication.

CBSDFW.COM–02/24/2014

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Educators Learn To Detect Mental Illness In Students

From Columbine to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the gunmen behind America’s worst school shootings have all had serious mental health issues.

02/21/2014

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State Senate Panel Checks Women’s Programs

The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee is checking in on women’s health programs as activists prepare to protest the exclusion of Planned Parenthood.

02/20/2014

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Doctors Recommend Genetic Retesting For Breast Cancer

Over the past decade, the phrases ‘BRCA 1’ and ‘BRCA 2’ went mainstream as genetic testing to assess breast cancer risk became common. But, now, doctors are telling patients whose tests were negative to get retested.

CBS 11–02/18/2014

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Chocolate Could Be Key To Losing Weight

It is a dream come true. A new diet book says that you should eat more chocolate. Though it may sound nutty, eating more of the candy may be the key to weighing less.

02/18/2014

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Skydiving Accident Survivor Speaks In Dallas

A 16-year-old North Texas girl who last month plummeted more than 3,000 feet to the ground in an Oklahoma skydiving accident spoke at a news conference at a Dallas hospital.

02/13/2014

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Thyroid Disease Affects Millions, Including One Of CBS 11′s Own

Few people even think about their thyroid, but it controls many functions in the body. And when CBS 11 News reporter Mireya Villarreal started having problems with hers, she opted to get it removed.

02/13/2014

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DFW Teen Amputees Taking Colorado Ski Trip

More than a dozen DFW teens are boarding a plane to Colorado on Monday for a special ski trip. Those 14 teenagers are all amputees, and they are ready to conquer the slopes.

02/10/2014

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Younger Kids Reporting More Eye Problems

Is your child having problems with their eyesight? Younger kids are reporting eye problems, and now doctors think that they might know one reason for the increase in patients.

02/10/2014