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Playground Equipment May Be Too Hot To Handle

Summer heat can cause outside equipment very hot and putting children at risk while playing.

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Texas & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Recent Drownings Reminder For Parents To Stay Vigilant

The accidental drowning of three toddlers within one week in Tarrant County has health officials urging parents more than ever to watch over their kids when they’re near water.

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Study Says Fist Bumps Are Less Germy

The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads far less bacteria than a typical handshake, researchers report. It seems to be the wisest greeting, especially during cold and flu season.

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Ft. Worth Doctor With Ebola Has Church’s Prayers

Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth doctor working in Monrovia, Liberia, has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

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Texas Company Recalls Some Ready-To-Eat Items

Federal regulators say Great American Marketing of Houston has recalled about 475 pounds of ready-to-eat products due to possible listeria contamination.

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Dallas-Area Doctor Convicted Of Health Care Fraud

A North Texas physician who ran a now-closed hospital near Dallas has been convicted of conspiracy, identity theft and health care fraud.

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Protecting Your Family From Measles, Cyclosporiasis

North Texas health officials are navigating three different major illnesses. Here are some tips to protect your family.

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Smartphone Apps Claim To Repel Mosquitoes

Some smartphone apps claim to repel mosquitoes but DEET may work best.

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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?