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Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

Texas Scientists Find Alzheimer's 'Big Bang': Study

Texas Scientists Find Alzheimer's 'Big Bang': Study

Despite billions of dollars spent on clinical trials through the decades, Alzheimer's disease remains one of the most devastating and baffling diseases in the world, affecting more than 5 million Americans...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

Southwest Is Nixing Peanuts on All Flights, Citing Allergies

Southwest Is Nixing Peanuts on All Flights, Citing Allergies

Peanuts often come to mind as the quintessential airplane snack. But no more, Southwest Airlines announced. The Dallas-based airline is ending the tradition on all flights beginning August 1, citing the need to...

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018

Baby Boom Sets Record at Texas Hospital With 42 Deliveries in 48 Hours

Baby Boom Sets Record at Texas Hospital With 42 Deliveries in 48 Hours

A new record was set this week at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas when a baby boom hit Tuesday morning. Over a 48 hour period, doctors and nurses delivered 42 babies. “We’ve had a ton of people come in...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018

Texas Officer Sits in Hot Car for 45 Minutes to Teach a Lesson

Texas Officer Sits in Hot Car for 45 Minutes to Teach a Lesson

A North Texas police officer took on the Texas heat to show others just how dangerous it can be. Hickory Creek Police Officer Lane sat in a hot car for 45 minutes as an example of how quickly temperatures...

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018

Cheerleaders Warned About Mumps Exposure After Texas Competition

Cheerleaders Warned About Mumps Exposure After Texas Competition

Thousands of cheerleaders may have been exposed to mumps during a national cheerleading competition in Dallas last month. The Texas Department of State Health Services sent a letter to everyone who attended the...

Friday, Jan 26, 2018

Cecile Richards Stepping Down As Planned Parenthood Leader

Cecile Richards Stepping Down As Planned Parenthood Leader

Cecile Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, is stepping down as its president. Under her leadership, the organization gained in membership, donor support and political clout...

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

Police in Glendale, Calif., Give Dementia Patients Trackers

Police in Glendale, Calif., Give Dementia Patients Trackers

Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale are hoping to reduce the time it takes to find missing people diagnosed with dementia by providing patients with tracking devices. The Glendale Police Department has...

Monday, Jan 2, 2017

Dance-Off Time! US National Breakin' Championships Join Expo

Dance-Off Time! US National Breakin' Championships Join Expo

Not only can you learn some dance moves at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, you can also watch a break-dancing battle.

Monday, Nov 28, 2016

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas on Monday reported its first case of Zika virus that likely came from a mosquito bite within the state. Health officials say that the woman who was infected in Texas is a resident of Brownsville, located...

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

Blue Bell Issues Ice Cream Recall

Blue Bell Issues Ice Cream Recall

Blue Bell Creamery has issued a voluntary recall on some of its ice cream products. The selected recalled products were produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant because they were made with a chocolate...

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