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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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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo, He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. A Chinese investigation says Chinese scientist He, behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus, acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 21, 2019 - 6:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a state media report said Monday...
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In this Aug. 17, 2018 photo, Stamford Police stand outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, which is owned by the Sackler family, in Stamford, Conn. The Sackler family came under scrutiny when a legal filing in Massachusetts gave detailed allegations of how family members and other Purdue Pharma executives sought to push prescriptions for the drug OxyContin and downplay its addiction risks. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 18, 2019 - 12:56 pm
The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted...
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Vaping, Teen Vaping
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January 16, 2019 - 1:19 pm
The nation's top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine.
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Blood Donation
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Kelli Wiese
January 14, 2019 - 4:40 pm
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The American Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood donors. They received 27,000 fewer donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's. American Red Cross Communications Manager Jan Hale says, "Nationally, we saw 1,350 fewer blood drives than normal during that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, agents help sign people up for insurance through the Covered California exchange at their storefront on Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach, Calif. In his initial actions, newly elected California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to expand Medicaid to those in the country illegally up to age 26, implement a mandate that everyone buy insurance or face a fine, and consolidate the state's prescription drug purchases in the hope that it will dramatically lower costs. (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, File)
January 12, 2019 - 5:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Riding the momentum from November's elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable. The first full week of state legislative sessions and swearings-in for...
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Steven Pickering
January 12, 2019 - 1:28 pm
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Two more people have died from the flu in Dallas County. These two deaths bring the total number of flu-related deaths to four in Dallas County so far this season. Health officials say the latest two patients lived in Dallas and Sunnyvale. The Medical Director for Dallas County...
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