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Colleyville Family Said Flu Shot Could’ve Save Daughter’s Life

Colleyville family wants to spread the word about how flu shots can save live.

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Texas & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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5 Texas Counties Won’t Meet New Ozone Standard

The Obama administration is proposing stricter emissions limits on ozone, a pollutant that leads to smog and is linked to asthma and respiratory illness.

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U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Just Under 18-Percent

A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18-percent for the first time last year.

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Top Federal Health Official Again Visits Dallas

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell made another trip to Texas on Monday to encourage residents to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, while those helping to get people signed up said they are seeing a steady number of inquiries.

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Top 5 Surprising Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep

Do you constantly wake-up in the mornings feeling like you just didn’t get enough sleep?

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Innovative Program Offers Preventative Paramedic Care

Plano’s fire department has launched an innovative program that involves paramedics hitting the streets and responding to medical problems at homes before people call 911.

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Site Allows Users To Track Ebola Monitoring In Dallas County

Dallas County Health & Human Services has launched a website which allows users to track the number of individuals currently being monitored for Ebola county-wide.

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CBS 11 I-Team Looks At What’s In Your Water Tower

You most likely don’t know Ron Perrin. But next time you pour a glass of tap water, you might consider giving him and his crew a toast. Why? Because they work to keep your water clean.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?