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February 04, 2019 - 8:38 pm
New Bill Would Help Students Who Have Seizures.mp3 DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Sam's law is geared to those Texas students who suffer from seizures, and there are many. Sheri Dudo, founder the non-profit group Purple Warriors of Texas says the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas has stated there are 49,050 Texas...
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President Donald Trump
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February 02, 2019 - 9:04 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has appointed his former doctor to be his assistant and chief medical adviser. Saturday's announcement by the White House follows Trump's decision to re-nominate Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson for a second star due to inaction by the previous Congress...
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FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. A measles outbreak near Portland, Ore., has revived a bitter debate over so-called “philosophical” exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout from the disease. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee last week declared a state of emergency because of the outbreak on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 01, 2019 - 4:00 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout. At least 43 people in Washington and Oregon have...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test while riding a stationary bike in Augusta, Ga. A report released on Wednesday, Jan. 30 2019 estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. (AP Photo/The Augusta Chronicle, Michael Holahan)
January 31, 2019 - 8:42 am
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a liquid nicotine solution is poured into a vaping device at a store in New York. According to a study released on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, twice as many people successfully quit smoking using electronic cigarettes than older nicotine gums and patches, providing the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers break their addiction to cigarettes. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 30, 2019 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. The British research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, could influence...
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January 30, 2019 - 8:28 am
Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday asked a U.S. District Court to enforce terms of the Texas tobacco settlement agreement requiring major cigarette companies to pay more than $125 million to the state of Texas.
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Chicken Nuggets
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January 30, 2019 - 6:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds (16,329 kilograms) of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with rubber. The U.S. Agriculture Department says there were consumer complaints about extraneous material in 5-pound (2 kilogram) packages of Tyson White Meat...
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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, center, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is joined at left by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the ranking member, at a hearing on the high price of prescription drugs, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 29, 2019 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to investigate price spikes in the cost of insulin for people with diabetes as Congress opened hearings on the high cost of prescription drugs. "I have heard stories about people reducing their life-saving medicines, like insulin...
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Doctor, health
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January 25, 2019 - 6:49 am
ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - One of the big healthcare providers in North Texas has announced some layoffs. Texas Health Resources did not give a precise number, but says the job cuts will affect less than three percent of its total workforce of more than 24,000. Company officials say the cuts help...
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