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5 Years After Sandy Hook, Mental Health Care Worries LingerThe massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary sounded alarms nationally about gaps in mental health care and led to calls for better screening and services, but some key reforms have yet to be delivered by Congress.
Fort Worth Council Votes To Expand Smoking RestrictionsThe Fort Worth City Council approved expanded the smoking ordinance 8-1 on Tuesday night inside a packed council chambers.
Sunnyvale ISD Cancels Classes Tuesday, Wednesday Due To FluAll school-related activities for Tuesday and Wednesday, including evening activities, are cancelled.
New Drug Could Slow Down Rattlesnake Bite's Deadly SymptomsAs soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. It's a race against time to get to a hospital, the only place that readily offers anti-venom.
Officials: Patients In "Immediate Jeopardy" At Dallas Psychiatric HospitalFederal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems.
Ridge Expects To Leave Texas Medical Center Before ChristmasA spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge expects to leave a Texas medical facility in time to be home in Maryland for Christmas.
U.S. Flu Season Off To Early Start, But Too Soon To Tell How Bad It'll BeThis year's flu season started picking up last month. Health officials stated that the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses that are making people sick.
Blood Test May Help Predict Which Breast Cancers Will RecurA blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found.
Millennials Say 'Snowflake' Label Is Harmful To Their Mental HealthAccording to a study, 74 percent of 16-to-24-year-olds in the UK felt that the 'snowflake' label could have a negative impact on someone's mental health.
Study: Birth Control Pills Slightly Raise Risk Of Breast CancerModern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a new study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer.
Teen Uses Facebook Video To Learn About Nurse Who Saved His LifeIn a video posted to Facebook, an 18-year-old man asked for help with finding the nurse who saved his life after a 2000 car crash in McKinney. His video has been viewed more than 2 million times.
Jimmy Kimmel's Baby Son Has Successful Second Heart SurgeryJimmy Kimmel's 7-month-old son, whose heart condition has made the late night host an unlikely player in American politics, had a successful second round of surgery on Monday.

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