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A nurse collects a blood sample from a patient using a glucometer at a free health clinic on November 1, 2009. (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Diabetic Heart Attacks And Strokes Falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

04/16/2014

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North Texas Man, EEOC Sue Wal-Mart For Discrimination

A Keller man claims that he was discriminated against because of his age and disability while working as a manager for Wal-Mart, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on his behalf.

03/14/2014

Joshua and his alert dog Checkem (Photo credit: Ashley Sellers)

Alert Dog Helps Keep Diabetic Boy Safe

At the Sellers’ home Joshua, 7, is happily playing catch with Checkem his black lab. The two look out for each other but Checkem does more than just play around with Joshua.

11/27/2013

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Dallas Neighborhood Festival Benefits Children’s Organization

There are all types of events happening across North Texas today. In one area of Dallas the Lake Highlands Art & Play Festival offered a number of family friendly events and a race all benefiting one children’s organization.

CBSDFW.COM–05/27/2013

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Southern Diet, Fried Foods, May Raise Stroke Risk

Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. People whose diets are heavy on them and sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda were more likely to suffer a stroke, a new study finds.

02/07/2013

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Diabetic Cleburne Teen Hit With Taser After Crash

A Cleburne teenager was hit with a TASER by police while he was having a medical emergency, and the incident was caught on tape.

10/24/2012

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41-Pound North Texas Cat Needs A Home

Don’t be fooled by the name: Skinny the cat is one hefty feline. And all 41 pounds of her needs a home.

09/21/2012

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Healthy And Obese? It’s Possible

Usually being obese means a higher chance of developing health problems. But, a new study shows that it is possible to be fat and fit – and also to be at no greater risk for some chronic diseases.

09/05/2012

A medical assistant holds an insulin pen administered to diabetes patients. (credit: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Diabetes Epidemic Among U.S. Kids Worsens

There is a growing epidemic among U.S. children, and now there is a new recommendation on how those kids with diabetes should be treated.

04/30/2012

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Relaxed Breathing Can Help Many Medical Conditions

Studies show that relaxed breathing can actually help dozens of medical conditions — from stress to asthma — if you know how to do it correctly.

04/12/2012

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Study Confirms Lack Of Sleep Ups Health Risks

A study confirms that shift workers, and anyone who doesn’t get enough sleep, can harm their health by raising their risk for diabetes and obesity.

04/12/2012

A nurse collects a blood sample from a patient using a glucometer at a free health clinic on November 1, 2009. (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Cheap Diabetes Drug May Fight Cancer

Does hope for cancer treatment lie in new drugs? Not necessarily, as new research shows that a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, may help fight cancer.

04/06/2012

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