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Teen Use Of Morning-After Pill Is Climbing

More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it’s easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive.

07/22/2015

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As Heat Increases, So Do Health Concerns

North Texas has not officially seen temperatures hit 100 degrees yet this year. But that is expected to change on Monday, making heat-related health issues an even bigger concern than before.

07/20/2015

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Heroin Deaths Spiking Across Country

Heroin is back with a vengeance, claiming more women than men.

07/08/2015

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3rd Student Diagnosed With Mumps At University Of Texas

The University of Texas says three students have tested positive for mumps, and officials are trying to notify classmates and guests at a fraternity party one of them attended last weekend.

05/13/2015

Ebola-Virus

Ebola Found In Doctor’s Eye Months After Virus Left Blood

For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood.

05/07/2015

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3 More People Sickened By Listeria

Federal health authorities on Thursday confirmed that three additional people have become ill from a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products.

04/09/2015

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CDC Says Child Food Has Too Much Salt & Sugar

Many packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain worrisome amounts of salt and sugar, potentially creating an early taste for foods that may contribute to obesity and other health risks, according to a new government study.

02/02/2015

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Trube Stories: Kicking The Habit – Getting Ready

I started the quitting process on January 1st. For the first two weeks, I went eight hours at a stretch, every day, without smoking. I am now at ten-hour-long stretches.

01/26/2015

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Patient With Measles Might Have Exposed North Texans

The Tarrant County Public Health Department is working to find out how many people on an international flight into DFW Airport may have been in contact with a measles patient on the plane.

CBS 11–01/20/2015

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Tests In Texas & 4 Other States Show Flu Vaccine Not Working Well

As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick.

01/15/2015

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CDC Says Flu Season Getting Worse

Flu is widespread in 43 states, and flu activity was intense in most of them during the week of Christmas, according to the latest figures issued Monday by the CDC.

01/05/2015

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Patients Return To Dallas Hospital Where Ebola Hit

The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected by the virus says patients are returning and revenue is back to what it was before the crisis.

12/19/2014

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