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Officials Alarmed By Increasing Superbug Reports

Health officials are reporting an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals. These superbugs from a common germ family have become extremely resistant to treatment with antibiotics.

03/05/2013

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DFW Doctor Talks Offices, Baby Boomers, TV

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about some of the latest medical headlines including a new study about germs in the workplace, the overall health of Baby Boomers, and why men shouldn’t watch television.

02/06/2013

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Yuck! What’s On That Soda Can? CBS 11′s I-Team Finds Out

Pop the top of your favorite soda can and you can expect to find carbonated water, sugar, even sodium.

CBS 11–02/04/2013

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Think You’ve Scrubbed The Flu Bug? Think Again!

TV remotes. Cell phones. Keyboards. We all touch them…over and over…everyday. Flu germs can live on surfaces up to 48 hours

CBS 11–01/17/2013

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CBS 11 Investigates: How Dirty Is Your Plane?

Serratia Plymuthica. Brevundimonas diminuth. Enterobacter asburiae. Klebsiella. Do you know what these are? Well, you may have been sitting next to them on your last airplane flight?

CBS 11–11/19/2012

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Dallas Doc: Don’t Feel Well? Stay Away From Office

We’ve all been there. The uncomfortable cringe and surreptitious search for hand sanitizer as an obviously ill coworker hacks, coughs, and sneezes. While the goal may have been ‘dedicated martyr’, the reality more closely resembles Typhoid Mary.

10/25/2012

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Local Doctor Talks Concussions, Vitamin D, Germs

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about the latest concussion study, the benefits of Vitamin D and what people can do to avoid catching nasty germs.

03/07/2012

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Yuck! Tests Reveal The Dirtiest Surfaces You Touch

Maybe germaphobes are right. New research sponsored by Kimberly Clark – the Las Colinas-based company behind Kleenex tissues – confirms that many everyday objects are teeming with germs.

10/25/2011