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  • The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth.
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  • Butt Lift
  • Women are putting more and more focus on their backsides in their quest for beauty
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  • hall quadruplets
  • Brooks, Sadie, Elle and Ivy Hall came into the world this week at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine
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  • Summer skin protection tips
  • A little preparation now can go a long way toward preventing that sunburn and reducing that risk of skin cancer down the line
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  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most Americans have no idea if they are eating them.
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  • A school lunch consisting of rice, salmon, ratatouille, a slice of bread, a salad with celery and carrots, and an orange and donut is laid out on a tray
  • Does your child's school elevate lunch to an art form? That's the view they take in France
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  • Bowls of salad are ready to be served
  • First lady Michelle Obama is on a mission to make American school lunches healthier by replacing greasy pizza and french fries with whole grains, low fat protein, fresh fruit and vegetables.
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  • Looks like 25 may be the most important age in predicting whether or not someone will be obese
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  • MERS virus
  • A deadly respiratory disease that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East has made its way to the United States. We're talking about MERS
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  • Breastfeeding
  • A major study is putting the benefits of breastfeeding in the spotlight. It turns out, it does protect children from asthma
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  • Neglected diseases
  • On Thursday, we told you about a serious disease thought to exist only in developing countries that's now here in Texas, even in the Houston area. But it is more than one disease. It is several that are now finding a home and hosts here.
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  • Deadly kissing bug disease makes its way to Houston
  • The infection thought to exist only in third world areas has made its way onto home soil
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  • Deadly kissing bug disease makes its way to Houston
  • The infection thought to exist only in third world areas has made its way onto home soil
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  • Mental health awareness on the front line
  • One out of five children can have mental disorders, and schools are starting to show teachers how to ID them and help students
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  • Mental health awareness on the front line
  • One out of five children can have mental disorders, and schools are starting to show teachers how to ID them and help students
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  • What is the oil pulling craze all about?
  • It's the latest trend. They aren't oils for the kitchen, but more like for the bathroom
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  • Three college students are winning awards and the thanks of new parents for inventing a device which lets them hold newborns with a very common condition.
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  • Ten years of U.S. data suggest cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out
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  • Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996
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  • Diners at McDonalds
  • Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants
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  • Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first ever U.S.-approved alternative to the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening
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  • The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration
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  • Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar.
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  • Samica Knight and Sharron Melton get a good laugh out of one of Don Nelsons jokes.
  • Ever have trouble remembering where you just left your keys? Just laugh it off.
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  • Viagra has helped love lives across the world but new research suggests men who take the blue pill may increase their risk of skin cancer
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  • What is vein disease?
  • Dr. Hamilton from the Hamilton Vein Center says achy, tired legs may be a sign of an undiagnosed medical problem
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  • The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it has approved the first tablet in the U.S. for gradually reducing hay fever symptoms, an alternative to months of weekly doctor visits for uncomfortable allergy-desensitizing shots
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  • Monday is deadline to sign up for health law
  • A flood of last-minute applicants rushed to sign up for health insurance on Monday, deadline day for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more than 125,000 people at a time using the fragile system despite a new spate of intermittent ills
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  • New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good
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  • A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients
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  • Monday is deadline to sign up for health law
  • Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama's health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their premiums
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  • Alleviating back pain
  • Many people suffer lower back pain and one treatment option is non-surgical spinal decompression
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  • A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead
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  • A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for some people
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  • England's public health agency says two people have caught tuberculosis from a pet cat, the first time the bacterial disease has been documented to spread from cat to human
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  • This undated publicity photo provided by Disney Theatrical Productions shows Aladdin with a lamp in a scene from the 1992 animated film, Aladdin.
  • In his new book, "Life, Animated," Ron Suskind tells the remarkable story of how Disney movies unlocked his autistic son's emotions
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  • Solution to combat underarm sweat
  • Many people suffer with excessive underarm sweat every day and there is a solution but it will cost you
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  • Houston air pollution
  • Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday
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  • Too much homework could be making your child sick.
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  • For the 12th straight year, Houstonians will walk and run to raise money for a great cause in the annual Run for the Rose.
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  • New painkiller comes with big controversy
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  • New painkiller comes with big controversy
  • Zohydro ER will become available this month. Doctors say it's up to10 times stronger than vicodin but many want it off the market
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  • There is more bad news for shift workers. It turns out even getting extra hours of sleep on the weekends doesn't make up for those lost hours during the week.
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  • A new report in the Journal of Pediatrics says children who constantly see their parents on their smartphones take notice.
  • A new report in the Journal of Pediatrics says children who constantly see their parents on their smartphones take notice.
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  • It's another reason for parents to ask questions when a doctor wants to prescribe antibiotics for their child
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  • Giant virus
  • Researchers have revived a giant virus more than 30,000 years old, recovered from the permafrost of northeast Siberia
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  • Aids prevention drug
  • Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV
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  • Colon, rectal cancer
  • A local gastroenterologist talks about the risk factors for the disease and the medical procedure that could help save your life
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  • ABC13 says goodbye to Christi Myers
  • Medical Reporter Christi Myers retires after 27 years at KTRK-TV
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  • Trail riders prepare for big rodeo parade
  • Many of them are already at Memorial Park, their final destination before Saturday's big rodeo parade
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