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Dr. Ian Smith Helps You “Shred” Extra Pounds

The new year often brings a new focus to develop healthy habits. Dr. Ian Smith — author and contributor on the Rachael Ray show — talks about his new book.

01/03/2013

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Doctor Discusses Weight, Sugars, Pill Colors

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about the latest medical headlines including a surprising link between weight and mortality, how sugars affect the brain, and the differences in pill colors.

01/03/2013

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New 10-Calorie Drink Lineup For Plano-Based Dr Pepper

Apparently Dr Pepper thinks 10 is the new zero. Next month, the country’s No. 3 soft drink company plans to roll out 10-calorie versions of its five big biggest soda brands: 7-Up, Sunkist, Canada Dry, RC Cola and A&W Root Beer.

12/19/2012

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Fort Worth Mayor Launches Health Initiative

Childhood obesity is a challenge that familes and cities all over the country must face. But in Fort Worth, the mayor has unveiled a plan to get both kids and adults to live healthy.

09/17/2012

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Blood Type Might Be A Clue To Heart Disease Risk

Here’s another reason to know your blood type — it might be a clue to your risk of heart disease. People who have blood types A, B, or AB have a slightly higher risk of heart disease compared to those with type O.

08/14/2012

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Doctor Talks Pain Training, Excedrin, Sweeteners

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about a dropped plan for doctors to receive pain drug training, a shortage on Excedrin, and a study that says artificial sweeteners can help with weight loss.

07/11/2012

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Study Says Caffeine Cuts Skin Cancer Risk

To protect against skin cancer, doctors typically recommend smart sun habits like wearing sunscreen or staying indoors. A new study might add drinking coffee to the mix.

07/04/2012

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Nearly 25-Percent Of Texas Dogs Are Obese

A new study by Pfizer Animal Health shows nearly a quarter of Texas dogs are obese. Vets say Texas dogs are fat for the same reason people are.

07/02/2012

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Study Says Sugar May Make You Dumber

A sugar-laden diet could make you dumber, according to the authors of a new study. But, don’t fret — omega-3 fatty acids may be able to mitigate the effects.

05/18/2012

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Local Doctor Talks Cholesterol, Child Diets, Memory

Dr. Crystal Foster with Baylor Health Care System offers her medical insight on some of the latest health headlines.

03/28/2012

Chocolate is the go-to food for saying 'love you,' but it also contains phenylethylamine and other chemicals which can act as a stimulant similar to the body's natural endorphins.

Study Finds Chocolate Helps People Stay Thin

What is the best way to stay thin? A new study found that it is exercising and eating a healthy diet full of… chocolate? Can that be right?

03/27/2012

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Study Calls Antioxidants Ineffective Against Alzheimer’s

For years, doctors have touted an antioxidant-rich diet to help stave off memory loss. But a new study says that antioxidants may not do much.

03/20/2012

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