Health

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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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, joined from left by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks to reporters as he prepares to introduce new legislation that aims to reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs, especially brand-name drugs deemed "excessively priced," during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 10, 2019 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging President Donald Trump to make good on his pledge to cut prescription drug prices, congressional liberals proposed legislation Thursday to bring U.S. prices in line with the much lower costs in other countries. The Democratic bills stand little chance of becoming law...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at a hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. The U.S. cancer death rate has been falling between 1991 and 2016, and so far there’s little sign the decline is slowing, according to a report released on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 08, 2019 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection and treatment also are having a positive impact, experts say. But it's not all good...
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Blood Donation
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Chris Sommer
January 07, 2019 - 4:39 pm
Desperately needed: Your blood donation. According to Carter BloodCare, the local blood supply has reached a two-year low, with thousands of donors needed to cover the shortfall. The blood currently available is less than enough to cover one day of needs for hospital patients. Carter BloodCare...
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