National Center for Health Statistics

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More Women Choosing To Be Single Mothers

Melissa Bentley always wanted to be a Mom. But, when Mr. Right never materialized—the North Texas banking manager decided to go it alone.


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Extra Pounds May Add Extra Years To Your Life

Lose weight, live longer… right? But a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics found that this is not always true. It’s been dubbed the “obesity paradox.”

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State Teen Birth Rate Drops, Still #4 In The Nation

A government report says teen birth rates in the United States have fallen. And while numbers have gone down in Texas you have to consider that the Lone Star State is in the top five in the nation when it comes teen pregnancy rates.


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Life Expectancy Slips, Stroke Dips To No. 4 Killer

A new government report shows U.S. life expectancy has dropped slightly after mostly inching up over the years.