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Almonds have long been a symbol of fertility.

Study Ties Nuts To Lower Cancer, Heart Death Risk

Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season. According to a new study, regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause.

11/20/2013

AURORA, CO - NOVEMBER 13:  Overweight children and their parents participate in group exercise as part of the ShapeDown anti-obesity program for adolescents and children on November 13, 2010 in Aurora, Colorado. The 10-week family-centered weight-loss program held by the Denver area Children's Hospital aims to teach youth and their parents ways to lead a healthier more active lifestyle, as a longer lasting alternative to dieting. Nationally, some 15 percent of children are overweight or obese, as are some 60 percent of adults.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Kids Are Less Fit Than Their Parents Were

An analysis of studies on 250 million children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.

11/19/2013

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Experts Defend New Heart Attack Prevention Advice

Heart experts who wrote new guidelines for preventing heart attacks and strokes are defending a formula that some doctors say overestimates risk for certain groups.

11/18/2013

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Coach Gary Kubiak Returns To Texans After Medical Scare

Barring a setback Kubiak will be on the sidelines for this weekend’s game against the Oakland Raiders.

11/13/2013

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks to the National Convention of the NAACP on July 16, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (credit: Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

Feds Give $5.6M To 10 New Texas Health Centers

The federal Department of Health and Human Services has given $5.6 million in grants to 10 new health centers in Texas.

11/07/2013

Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

White House Grants Extension On Health Law Sign-Up

The Obama administration says it’s granting a six-week extension until March 31 for Americans to sign up for coverage next year and avoid new tax penalties under the president’s health care overhaul law.

10/28/2013

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Weekend Health Fair Offers Free Flu Shots, Screenings, Obamacare Answers

More than 30 North Texas health and community groups will join forces over the weekend to offer free flu shots, health screenings and information about the new health insurance law.

10/25/2013

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Hundreds Turn To Parkland For Health Insurance Help

To help people apply and determine if they are eligible for coverage, Parkland’s certified application counselors are walking people through the process from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

10/23/2013

VA North Texas Health Care System serves more than 113,000 Veterans. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas VA Hospital Opens Suite For Vets With Brain Injuries

The Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center opened a new suite Monday for veterans with polytrauma and traumatic brain injury.

10/21/2013

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Hit And Run Survivor Hopes To One Day Dance Again

A former model who was struck by a hit and run driver in Denton Square hopes to one day dance again.

10/13/2013

Boys shout and wave their fists. (credit: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

UTD Combats Bullying With Virtual Reality Project

The Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas is using a video game to help people overcome bullying.

10/10/2013

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Local Daycares Protecting Against Pertussis

More children are coming down with whooping cough in Tarrant County, just as warnings are going out to get vaccinated against the bacteria.

10/09/2013

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