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Proton Therapy: New Center Brings Hope Closer To North Texas Cancer Patients

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:45:00 -0400

Beginning late 2015, North Texas cancer patients won’t have to leave town to get proton beam therapy. It’s an advanced form of radiation treatment using...

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How A Single Accident Stops Downtown Dallas Traffic

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:10:06 -0400

North Texas drivers are intimately familiar with accidents slowing down the morning commute. However, Tuesday's accident on Interstate 35E was unusual.

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The Pros And Cons Of Coconut Oil

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:45:00 -0400

Google "coconut oil" and you’ll see this popular product touted for a range of uses: from cooking to its use as a health food to treat a variety of...

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For Women, Stress Can Slow Recovery From Heart Attack, Study Says

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:45:00 -0400

A study released in the journal Circulation found young and middle-aged women can have a harder time in various ways recovering from a heart attack than...

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UT Southwestern Scientists Link Gene To Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:45:00 -0500

In this edition of our consumer health series, Vital Signs - the most aggressive form of breast cancer.

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Dietary Guidelines: Cholesterol Is No Longer A Nutrient Of Concern

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:45:00 -0500

Our consumer health series, Vital Signs, recently identified six foods to help maintain good cholesterol levels. The suggestions are good for anyone to...

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Six Foods To Help Lower Cholesterol Levels

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:45:00 -0500

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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A Bedford Lawmaker Wants A Statewide Ban On Red Light Cameras

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:21:53 -0500

More than 11,000 residents in Arlington have signed a petition to remove the city's red light cameras. The City Council voted Tuesday to put the issue...

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

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 07:45:00 -0500

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...

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

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:07:46 -0500

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...

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Glaucoma: A Silent Attack On The Eyes

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:41:00 -0500

The World Health Organization lists glaucoma as the second leading cause of blindness in the world. It’s estimated more than two million Americans have...

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RSV: A Respiratory Virus That Can Send Infants And Kids To The Hospital

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:45:00 -0500

Amid high flu activity in North Texas, health officials also are tracking respiratory syncytial (sinSISHuhl) virus. In this edition of KERA's consumer...

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Why The Flu Vaccine's Still Your Best Shot Against Getting Sick

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:45:00 -0500

Flu activity remains high in North Texas. Dallas County has reported five flu-related deaths this season. There have been two in Tarrant County. With...

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Why DART Isn't Worried About Low Gas Prices

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:20:00 -0500

Falling gasoline prices have not affected bus service operations in Dallas and Fort Worth. The T and DART buses use compressed natural gas (CNG). But...

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Don't Take Your Feet For Granted: How To Take Better Care Of Them

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 07:45:00 -0500

Dr. Daralie Wilkerson, a podiatrist at Parkland Hospital says we don't stop to think about the long hours we spend on our feet during our normal daily...

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