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U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki addresses the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans May 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

VA Whistleblower Says Officials Tried To Silence Him

A Department of Veterans Affairs employee in San Antonio who reported fraudulent scheduling practices says officials tried to stop him from speaking publicly and blamed problems on low-level scheduling clerks.

05/31/2014

Two men fist-bump in greeting to avoid shaking hands during the cholera crisis in Harare on Decemeber 13, 2008. Zimbabwe's crumbling infrastructure has helped spread the disease across the country, as broken water and sewage pipes have left many neighbourhoods without clean drinking water or adequate sanitation. (credit:  ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors: Fight Illness With “Fist-Bumps” Over Handshakes

A way to develop trust, the handshake is the universal sign of a deal. But some healthcare facilities are now urging their employees to do away with the handshake.

05/22/2014

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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

Blood samples are seen in a hospital testing for tuberculosis. (credit: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand Prairie High School Students To Be Tested For TB

Health officials are preparing to test nearly 200 Grand Prairie high school students after learning one may have been exposed to Tuberculosis.

CBS 11–05/14/2014

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Are Low-T Drugs Putting Patients At High Risk?

“Lost your appetite for romance? You might not just be getting older. You might have a treatable condition called low testosterone,” the ad says. But lately, doctors say more people are using hormone replacement drugs and some might not need it.

CBS 11–05/08/2014

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City Promotes Healthy Living With Free Gym Memberships

The city of McKinney has partnered with Cooper Aerobics Center to offer free memberships in May for residents.

05/05/2014

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06: Angus Monfries of the Power injures his hamstring while running for the ball to an open goal during the round three AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium on April 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Experiment Grows New Muscle In Men’s Injured Legs

Researchers say they have developed an experimental technique that has allowed a few patients to regrow new muscle.

04/30/2014

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Exhibit Shows Faces, Tells Stories Of Mentally Ill

“Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness,” is an exhibit by photographer Michael Nye on the Southern Methodist Campus.

04/29/2014

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Protection Against West Nile Virus Starts At Home

The searing summer heat is still a few weeks away, but health officials say a perennial summer worry is already here.

04/24/2014

Natural foods are different from organic foods. Only products inspected and certified by the USDA can have a label that says 'organic.' Natural foods can't contain any additives, such as preservatives or artificial coloring.

Organic Grocery Store Opens At Sylvan/Thirty

Organic grocery store Cox Farms Market has opened in the West Dallas and North Oak Cliff area.

04/24/2014

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Dallas Teenager Dies From Flu

Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed that a 17-year-old Dallas County resident’s death was flu-related.

04/04/2014

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