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Texans’ OT David Quessenberry Diagnosed With Lymphoma

The Houston Texans say offensive tackle David Quessenberry has lymphoma and has been placed on the NFL’s non-football illness list.

06/10/2014

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Dallas VA Medical Center Wait Times Among Highest In The U.S.

How many times have you complained about having a hard time getting an appointment with your family doctor? But if you’re a veteran living in the Dallas area, you can expect a wait time that’s 12 times longer than private citizens.

In fact, according to a survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, an Irving-based healthcare search and consulting firm, people living in the metroplex will wait an average of five days for a doctor’s appointment.

CBS 11–06/09/2014

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Second Wave Of Former Players Join NFL Lawsuit

Former Pro Bowl defender Marcellus Wiley is among a second wave of players joining a lawsuit accusing NFL teams of illegally dispensing painkillers and other drugs to keep players on the field without regard for their long-term health.

06/04/2014

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

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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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