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11-year-old Matthew Hurt talking about his new WalkAide device (CBS 11 News)

Small Device Is A Big Step For One North Texas Boy

A North Texas boy’s running, jumping and riding have improved all thanks to a device the size of an iPod.

08/09/2012

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Health Law Would Cost Texas Less Than Forecast

The health and human services commissioner has cut his estimate of what the federal health care law would cost Texas by 42 percent.

07/12/2012

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Study: Babies Who Grow Up With Pets Are Healthier

New parents with dogs and cats sometimes consider giving pets away when a baby arrives, but a new study finds keeping the furry family members in tow may boost a child’s health benefits.

07/09/2012

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Texas Docs Cut Back On Poor Patients

A Texas Medical Association study shows the number of Texas doctors willing to accept government-funded health insurance plans for the poor and elderly is dropping dramatically.

07/08/2012

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North Texas Doctor Accused Of Fraud Gives Up License

A North Texas doctor accused of running a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $375 million has surrendered his medical license.

06/18/2012

Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity

UT Southwestern Doctors Make Obesity Breakthrough

Some North Texas researchers believe they have found a way to control obesity by manipulating molecules in the heart. Researchers at UT Southwestern have demonstrated, for the first time, that the heart can regulate energy balance.

04/30/2012

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Group Pushes To Oust McDonald’s From Hospital Lobbies

Does it make sense to have a McDonald’s in the lobby of a hospital? A national organization says no and is now pushing a Fort Worth hospital to close the McDonald’s in their lobby.

04/16/2012

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Panel: All Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shots

A federal advisory panel wants all U.S. adults to get vaccinated against whooping cough.

02/22/2012

A doctor reads a blood pressure gauge during an examination of a patient. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle)

Study Suggests Taking Blood Pressure In Both Arms

If you take the advice of a new study, it might be a good idea to get your blood pressure checked in both arms.

01/30/2012

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Feds Reject State Request For Insurance Waiver

The federal government has rejected a request by the state to be excluded from a new law that would limit how much health insurance companies can spend on overhead.

01/27/2012

An elderly woman clasps her hands.

Millions Now Manage Aging Parents’ Care From Afar

As lifespans lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves in the perilous position of struggling to care for an ailing loved one from hundreds or thousands of miles away.

01/26/2012

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Medicare Back On The Brink Over Cuts To Doctors

Unless Congress acts before Jan. 1, doctors will again face steep Medicare cuts that threaten to undermine health care for millions of seniors and disabled people.

11/28/2011

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