Health/Science

Vital Signs
6:45 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Dietary Guidelines: Cholesterol Is No Longer A Nutrient Of Concern

Revised Dietary Guidelines are expected to let us enjoy eggs again without guilt.
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Our consumer health series, Vital Signs, recently identified six foods to help maintain good cholesterol levels. The suggestions are good for anyone to follow, but  a new report from the advisory committee behind the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines says healthy adults no longer have to worry so much about cholesterol.

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Health/Science
2:42 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

About 1.2 Million Texans Signed Up Through Health Exchange

Sandra Luz is the lead health care navigator at the Community Council of Greater Dallas.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

FORT WORTH-- Nearly 1.2 million Texans have signed up or were re-enrolled for health insurance through the federal marketplace by a February 15 deadline.

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Health/Science
11:40 am
Wed February 18, 2015

The Secret To A Fast Heart Rescue? Calling 911

Ed Woyewodzic had a heart attack in 2011, and only 43 minutes later a baloon was inflated in his blocked artery, restoring blood flow to his heart and saving his life.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Even though dozens of people in Dallas have heart attacks every day, most of them do not call 911. Instead, they wait, ignore the symptoms or drive themselves to the hospital.

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Health/Science
4:00 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

UT Southwestern To Develop Nation's First Heavy Ion Radiation Center

Dr. Hak Choy, left, is chair and professor of radiation oncology at UT Southwestern.
KERA News

A landmark type of cancer treatment has found a home in Dallas. UT Southwestern Medical Center has been charged with developing the country’s first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy. 

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Vital Signs
6:45 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Six Foods To Help Lower Cholesterol Levels

Oats are high in soluble fiber that helps clear cholesterol from the body.
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High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors contributing to heart disease, heart attack or stroke, but your diet can help prevent that.

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Mental Health
2:55 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Texas Lawmakers May Replace Longtime Mental Health Program

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State lawmakers are poised to consider scrapping the longtime pilot program NorthSTAR, which provides mental health care to lower income residents in seven North Texas counties.

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Health/Science
11:36 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Study Up for ‘Think’: Anxiety, The Most Common Illness In America

Claustrophobia, aerophobia, acrophobia, and the fear of vomiting: all ailments our second hour guest has battled.
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Why are more than 40 million Americans in a state of anxiety? At 1 p.m., Think host Krys Boyd will talk to Scott Stossel, Atlantic magazine editor and the author of My Age of Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind. 

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Vital Signs
6:45 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Why An Aspirin A Day Can Be Good And Bad For Your Health

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It’s been recommended for some time that a low-dose aspirin a day helps to avoid heart attack and stroke. But a study out last month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests some people take the drug "inappropriately."

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Vital Signs
12:07 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Pancreatic Cancer: Why You Should No Longer Think It's A Death Sentence

Pancreatic cancer cell.
Anne Weston, LRI, CRUK

Cancer of the pancreas – an organ that lies behind the lower part of your stomach - accounts for only two percent of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. each year. But it’s the fifth-leading cause of cancer deaths in this country. 

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Health/Science
9:35 am
Thu January 29, 2015

EPA Holding Public Hearing On Smog In Arlington

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing in Arlington Thursday.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing in Arlington on proposed updates to the national air quality standards for smog.

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