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7:02 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Fort Worth-Trained Doctor Says He's Thrilled To Be Alive After Recovering From Ebola

A sign, in French, warning locals never to touch or manipulate dead animals in the forest because of Ebola.
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It’s been an emotional roller coaster for friends, family and colleagues of Dr. Kent Brantly. The lows came when the Fort Worth-trained doctor contracted Ebola in Liberia and had to be flown to a special isolation ward in Atlanta.

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Health/Science
1:56 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive,' Says Kent Brantly, Who's Recovered From Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, spoke publicly for the first time about his recovery from the Ebola virus.
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Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, says he's thrilled to be alive. 

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Health/Science
5:13 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Think: Poking Holes In The Paleo Diet

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Followers of the Paleo Diet believe we should stick to foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. Protein – good. Carbs – bad. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a National Geographic writer who’s studied the evolution of the human diet to get her take.

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Think
4:57 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Sleep And Find A Significant Other -- And Other Tips To Improve Memory

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If you’re constantly misplacing your keys and forgetting items on your grocery list, you probably just chalk it up to a bad memory. There are, however, steps you can take to improve your ability to retain information. On Tuesday on KERA's Think, Krys Boyd talked to a neuroscientist to get a few tips.

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Vital Signs
10:18 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

New FDA Rules On What's Really 'Gluten-Free'

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Not all products labeled as “gluten-free” or some variation of it were actually free of the protein that can cause life-threatening illness in millions of Americans.

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Health/Science
6:42 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

If You Get Bitten By The Lone Star Tick, Beef Is Not For Dinner

A female Lone Star tick under the microscope at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.
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A tiny Texas-themed tick can make you allergic to meat. And one expert says it could be the most common tick in North Texas.

Talk about irony: In the land of barbecue and meat lovers, the pest is called the Lone Star tick. One bite can mean no more beef, lamb, pork and more for years.

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Health/Science
6:39 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Family Belongings Of Doctor With Ebola Destroyed; Here's How To Help

Dr. Kent Brantly has been serving as medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Liberia.
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The family belongings of Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia, are considered contaminated and will be destroyed, according to a statement Friday from the hospital where he studied.

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Health/Science
5:12 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Think: Tips On Having The Talk With Teens

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If there’s one thing both teens and their parents dread, it’s The Talk. The one about the birds and the bees. Today on Think, Krys Boyd asked a pair of local experts in teen sexuality about how parents can effectively talk to their kids about sex.

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Health/Science
12:15 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Roots Of Teen Pregnancy, In 'Boyfriends'

Things don't happen how you plan - especially if you don't have a plan.
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In anticipation of our conversation about teen pregnancy on Think, let's meet some young women who let us in on their visions of the future. If they can't see themselves down the road ahead, teenagers are more likely to have kids before they're ready.

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Health/Science
5:35 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Think: How Stress Zaps Our Bodies

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Traffic, work, kids - these are all sources of stress. And as you probably also know, stress is a drain on the body. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a Harvard researcher about how our bodies respond to stress.

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