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Enterovirus cases rising in Texas

Enterovirus cases rising in TexasAs the number of confirmed cases of entrovirus rises in Texas, health experts are working to learn more about the respiratory illness and how it spreads.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
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Five babies test positive for TB in Texas

Five babies test positive for TB in TexasFive babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.
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  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
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UT study finds generational link in poverty, obesity

UT study finds generational link in poverty, obesityNew research from the University of Texas that spans four decades offers proof of strong link between poverty & obesity.
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  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
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10 cases of enterovirus-D68 confirmed in Dallas County

10 cases of enterovirus-D68 confirmed in Dallas CountyHealth officials in Dallas County have confirmed 10 cases of the enterovirus-D68.
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  • 5 days, 15 hours ago
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Blood Center of Central Texas asks for blood platelet donations

Blood Center of Central Texas asks for blood platelet donationsThose who suffer from Leukemia and other cancers and premature babies are just some of the patients who rely heavily on blood platelet donations.
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  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
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Man riddled with tapeworms after eating contaminated sushi

Man riddled with tapeworms after eating contaminated sushiA Chinese man going to a doctor complaining of stomach aches and itchy skin was horrified to learn his body had become riddled with disgusting tapeworms, according to various international reports.
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  • 6 days, 12 hours ago
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Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumptionCoke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper say they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.
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  • 1 week ago
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Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Blood Cancer Awareness MonthThe Light the Night Walk raises awareness and funds for blood cancer research.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Austin restaurant owner puts face on A-Fib in women

Austin restaurant owner puts face on A-Fib in womenAn Austin restaurant owner helps to put a face on the importance of exercise in women already suffering from A-Fib.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Doctors: Teen sleep patterns require later school starts

Doctors: Teen sleep patterns require later school startsA recommendation from pediatricians suggests a later school start time.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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St. David's launches new pediatric program

St. David's launches new pediatric programSt. David's North Austin Medical Center will soon be home to a new pediatric program. It will include a dedicated children's emergency department, a surgical inpatient unit and a pediatric ICU.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Westlake student puts face on childhood cancer awareness

Westlake student puts face on childhood cancer awarenessA Westlake High School student is helping to put a face on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. She's battling leukemia.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Doctors to operate on Salvadoran girl

Doctors to operate on Salvadoran girlLittle Angelica, who's only 9 months old and suffering from a extremely complicated form of cleft palate, will get her surgery on Wednesday at Dell Children's Medical Center.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Central Texas doctors track spreading Enterovirus

Central Texas doctors track spreading EnterovirusWhile there have been no cases in Central Texas, doctors and parents are carefully watching how this medical event unfolds.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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NanoKnife tackles hard-to-reach or dangerous tumors

NanoKnife tackles hard-to-reach or dangerous tumorsThe NanoKnife System allows oncologists to tackle hard to reach or dangerous tumors.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Unidentified respiratory virus likely to hit kids across country

Unidentified respiratory virus likely to hit kids across countryA respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Orthopedic surgeons are seeing teens with adult injuries

Orthopedic surgeons are seeing teens with adult injuriesSeveral factors play a role as to why more middle and high school athletes are suffering severe adult-type injuries.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Scientists battling Ebola virus in Galveston lab

Scientists battling Ebola virus in Galveston labIf you've ever seen the old science-fiction movie "The Andromeda Strain," in which a team of scientists working in a high-security laboratory pool their expertise to develop a treatment for a rapidly spreading, deadly disease, maybe that'll give you...
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Consumer Reports: High levels of mercury in some fish

Consumer Reports: High levels of mercury in some fishConsumer Reports: High levels of mercury in some fish
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Neurologists research answers to concussion questions

Neurologists research answers to concussion questionsNeurologists say there really isn't any hard and fast number when it comes to how many concussions are too many.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Improvements in Sickle Cell Anaemia treatments offer hope

Improvements in Sickle Cell Anaemia treatments offer hopeWhile there's still no cure for Sickle Cell improvements in treatments have extended life expectancy.
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  • 4 weeks ago
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Cryotherapy offers hope when prostate cancer reoccurs

Cryotherapy offers hope when prostate cancer reoccursDermatologists commonly use freezing technology known as cryotherapy but it's new in the fight against prostate cancer.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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UFCU donates $1.5 million to Seton Healthcare Family's new teaching hospital

UFCU donates $1.5 million to Seton Healthcare Family's new teaching hospitalUniversity Federal Credit Union's ongoing commitment to supporting higher education generously donated $1.5 million to the Seton Healthcare Family's new teaching hospital, Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.
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  • 1 month ago
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Experimental Ebola drug cured 100% of monkeys tested

Experimental Ebola drug cured 100% of monkeys testedIn what scientists are calling a "monumental achievement," an experimental medication called ZMapp — given on a compassionate basis to a handful of Ebola victims in the current outbreak — cured 100 percent of monkeys treated in a Canadian study, researchers...
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  • 1 month ago
Texas

San Antonio nursing home sued for neglect

San Antonio nursing home sued for neglectMaloney's law firm filed a class-action suit against Casa Rio Healthcare & Rehabilitation, accusing the facility of contributing to the deaths of seven more patients. The Maloney's already represent two families in the deaths of their loved ones.
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  • 1 month ago
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Second case of chikungunya virus confirmed in Dallas

Second case of chikungunya virus confirmed in DallasA second case of the Chikungunya Virus has been confirmed in Dallas County.
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  • 1 month ago
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Screenings give youth sports players peace of mind

Screenings give youth sports players peace of mindPre-season testing gives medical personnel a baseline to determine the severity of concussions suffered during youth sports events.
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  • 1 month ago