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Valentine Penny Campaign Helps Cancer-Stricken Teen

A North Texas teen originally from Waxahachie is in Los Angeles alongside her mother receiving experimental cancer treatment.

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Texas & The Affordable Care Act

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Parkland Hospital Unveils New Facility

A dedication ceremony was held at the new Parkland Hospital on Monday. The public will get to tour the redesigned facility on April 11 ahead of the official opening in August.

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Mosquito Season Begins In Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services started urging residents on Monday to take the necessary precautions in order to avoid exposure to mosquitoes this year.

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Dr. Ian Smith Talks “Shred” Diet Cookbook

It’s time for food, but what should you eat? Do you stay on the diet, or go for whatever looks good? Dr. Ian Smith has a new cookbook that offers flavorful options for his ‘Shred’ diet plan.

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Bill Would Create New Labels For GMO Foods

Inspired by the popular ‘USDA organic’ label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.

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City Smoking Ordinance Different For Children & Adults

A new smoking rule passed in Cleburne could keep children and teens out of some businesses. Simply put – if underage kids aren’t with parents, they don’t get in.

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Texas Family Learns 6-Year-Old’s Growth Spurt Caused By Tumor

At 6-years-old, Bryce Aswell towers over his kindergarten classmates — and eats like a teenage boy! But, two months ago the couple learned what was really behind Bryce’s growth spurt: a brain tumor.

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Sen. Ted Cruz To Buy Insurance Via Obamacare, A Law He Vows To Scrap

Texas Senator Ted Cruz says he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act – a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House.

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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?