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North Texas 6-Year-Old Helping Perfect Bionic Pancreas

Six-year-old Elise Cunha is an adorable, happy little girl but, keeping her healthy is an around the clock job.

07/18/2014

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Summertime Spike In Cases Of Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease

Pediatricians are seeing a spike in the number of kids with a summer time virus called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

07/15/2014

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5 Healthy Foods For Your Brain

When it comes to maintaining and even enhancing brain health, choosing the right foods is critically important. These five foods will have your brain working in top gear.

07/11/2014

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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.

07/09/2014

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Study: ‘Under-Exercising’ May Be At Heart Of Obesity Epidemic

Did you hit the gym for an hour today? Chances are your job wiped out any benefits from your workout. Fast food and super-sized soda take a lot of blame for American’s bulging waistlines, but the biggest culprit could be your couch.

CBS 11–07/08/2014

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Steps Being Taken To Make Sure Arriving Immigrant Kids Are Healthy

Some people are expressing health concerns as hundreds, possibly thousands, of immigrant children head to North Texas. There are reports the kids could have diseases like swine flu and tuberculosis. But some of the concerns are unfounded.

CBSDFW.COM–07/07/2014

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First Case Of West Nile Reported In Texas

Texas has it’s first case of West Nile this season.

07/04/2014

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Norovirus Outbreak At Waco VA Medical Center

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Waco has imposed a freeze on admitting patients and has scrapped some Fourth of July events because of a norovirus outbreak.

07/03/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

Hobby Lobby supporters react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled in a  5-4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby saying that some private companies can be exempted, on religious grounds, from health care reform's requirement that employer sponsored health insurance policies cover contraception.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court: Can’t Make Employers Cover Contraception

The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

06/30/2014

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FDA Clears Robotic Legs For Some Paralyzed People

Federal health regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind set of robotic leg braces that can help some disabled people walk again.

06/26/2014

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NFL Agrees To Remove Cap On Concussion Damages

The NFL has agreed to remove a cap on concussion-related damages after a judge questioned whether a proposed settlement provided enough money to cover retired players.

06/25/2014

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