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Monday, Jan 29, 2018 at 02:30 PM EST

Panera Bread Recalls Cream Cheeses Over Listeria Concern

Panera Bread Recalls Cream Cheeses Over Listeria Concern

Tests on cream cheese samples manufactured before and after that production run have all come back negative.

Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at 01:01 PM EST

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 but...

Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:59 PM EST

Flu Widespread Across US for Third Straight Week

Flu Widespread Across US for Third Straight Week

Sick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared. Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of the...

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 03:52 PM EST

Panel to Revisit Controversy Over State Workers' Coverage

Panel to Revisit Controversy Over State Workers' Coverage

A state agency that oversees health insurance for public employees said Thursday it would reconsider its decision to limit offerings for hundreds of thousands of state workers and retirees, following harsh...

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 02:06 PM EST

Weight Loss Apps That Help Put You in Control

Weight Loss Apps That Help Put You in Control

Obesity medicine expert says apps designed to help you count calories and monitor nutrition can be a big help when losing weight. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 02:03 PM EST

Avoiding 'Text Neck'

Avoiding 'Text Neck'

Looking at your phone for hours each day could be taking a toll on your health. WETM's Emily Burkhard reports.

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 12:39 PM EST

17 Universities Oppose Anti-Smoking Group With Tobacco Ties

17 Universities Oppose Anti-Smoking Group With Tobacco Ties

Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was...

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 09:07 AM EST

1 Cigarette a Day Still Raises Heart Disease Risk: Study

1 Cigarette a Day Still Raises Heart Disease Risk: Study

Smoking just one single cigarette a day can significantly raise your risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers said in a new report that contradicts the notion that cutting way down from heavy smoking...

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 09:36 AM EST

Study Links Heart Attacks to Flu

Study Links Heart Attacks to Flu

Dr. Malissa Wood, a cardiologist at Mass General Hospital, discusses a new study out of Canada that says there is a significant link between heart attacks and respiratory infections like the flu.

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 03:10 PM EST

Senate Confirms Alex Azar as Trump's 2nd Health Secretary

Senate Confirms Alex Azar as Trump's 2nd Health Secretary<br />

The Senate has confirmed a former drug company executive as President Donald Trump's second health secretary. Alex Azar will take on the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services. The sprawling...

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