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3:14 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Flu Season Arrives Early In North Texas

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If you’re searching for a stocking stuffer, flu medicine might not be a bad idea. Normally flu cases in North Texas spike after the Christmas holidays. This year, the virus has come early.

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Vital Signs
4:28 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Energy Drinks: Too Much 'Boost' For Small Children

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A recent survey for the American Heart Association found 40 percent of more than 5,100 calls to poison centers for "energy drink exposure" involved children under the age of six. Consuming the drinks at that age can have serious consequences. 

In this edition of Vital Signs, Mike Yudizky, Public Health Education Manager of the North Texas Poison Center, says the problem is the high amount of caffeine.

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Vital Signs
6:39 am
Mon December 1, 2014

The Health Benefits Of Beer

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In this edition of Vital Signs – beer. It has health benefits, provided you don’t drink too much of it. Navin Hariprasad, a dietitian with Parkland Hospital System, has details.

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Health/Science
6:20 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

HHS Secretary Urges Enrollment In Health Insurance Plan

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell (center) stands behind Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings as a health care assistant at Parkland helps the seated enrollee sign up for insurance
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A year after the launch of the Affordable Care Act, more than half a million Dallas County residents still lack health insurance. Dallas officials joined the Health and Human Services Secretary urging people to sign up.

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Vital Signs
6:28 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Diabetes At Thanksgiving: Plan, Prepare and Practice

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While we all look forward to the holiday feast, people living with diabetes have to exercise caution. In this week’s Vital Signs, Sharon Cox, a dietitian with Parkland Hospital System, talks about ways to keep blood sugar levels stable.

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2:24 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

NIH Official Says Sending Thomas Eric Duncan Home Was A 'Tragic Mistake'

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At a National Press Club luncheon, Dr. Anthony Fauci with the National Institutes of Health said Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital made a mistake sending Thomas Eric Duncan home with a fever. Fauci was part of the team that treated Dallas nurse Nina Pham in Maryland after she contracted Ebola from Duncan.
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  • | Via: The Dallas Morning News
WASHINGTON - The Dallas hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan died of Ebola should have admitted him the first time he sought treatment, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday. "The situation with Mr. Duncan was very unfortunate," said Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
Health/Science
1:14 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

This 'City' Trains First Responders For Bombs, Tornadoes And Even Ebola

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In College Station, there’s a city that’s been hit by disasters. Earthquakes, hurricanes, even bombs. It’s called Disaster City. This 72-acre site is helping people, and robots, train for the next major disaster.

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Health/Science
5:04 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Think: The Psychology Of Disease

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In our culture, people battling certain diseases are seen as brave and heroic, while others can be viewed as weak or morally lacking. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a panel of mental health experts to find out why we’re compelled to judge people based on certain health conditions.

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Health/Science
5:48 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Think: Helping Kids After Abuse

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It’s estimated that only about a third of all child abuse incidents are ever discovered. And for the kids who do get help, it can be tough to trust the adults caring for them. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a child advocate from Collin County about how that trust can be re-established.

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Health/Science
11:05 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Who Needs To Enroll For Health Insurance This Year?

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It's week one of signups for health care on the federal marketplace. Should you enroll? What's the penalty for opting out? 

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