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Dentist gives back through gift of dental care
- DENISON, Texas -- On Wednesday, dozens of people are lined up outside Lake Texoma Dental Care for a semi-annual event put on by the clinic.
Denison toddler fights life-threatening disease
- DENISON, Texas -- As a Denison boy fights a rare and deadly disease, his parents watch hefty medicals bills slowly pile up.
Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs
- PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Oklahoma man is slowly gaining strength at a Pittsburgh hospital with a second set of transplanted lungs in a procedure that was possible only through a device that until now hasn't been used in the U.S.
Cell phones believed to cause serious sleep problems
- DENISON, Texas -- Checking your phone before bed and keeping it close by as you sleep is now believed to cause serious sleep problems, which could lead to poor health.
Local vet responds to viral "No Ice Water For Dogs" blog post
- DENISON, TX -- A local veterinarian has responded to a recently-gone viral blog post that claims a dog almost died after drinking ice water
Warning signs and how to prevent a drowning
- DENISON, TX -- As the temperatures rise in Texoma, lifeguards and emergency crews are concerned about an increase in drowning accidents as more people hit the water.
FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt
- WASHINGTON (AP) - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.
Safe Family: BB gun problems
- IOWA -- An Iowa woman is warning parents about the dangers of BB guns. She was hit in the chest and it is now lodged in her body. Vanessa Peng has her story in today's safe family report.
Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
- CHICAGO (AP) - Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Health overhaul signup ends, survives for now
- WASHINGTON (AP) - Monday marks the end of the six-month sign-up period for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a highly controversial attempt to reduce the number of Americans without medical coverage, estimated at about 50 million.
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