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March of Dimes Easter bunny visit

Some area families got an early visit from the Easter bunny thanks to the March of Dimes and the Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

Norma Bastidas

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Woman tackles world's longest triathlon

The first time I spoke to Norma Bastidas, she was having a rough couple of days.

Friendswood college student dies after mono diagnoses

Texas A&M student dies after mono diagnosis

A 19-year-old Texas A&M student from Friendswood has died just days after doctors diagnosed her with mononucleosis.

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

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President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of people have signed up for health care insurance through the federal marketplaces, and faulted Republicans who are still angling…



Salmonella cases down, but beware of other bacteria

You might want to think twice before heading out to your favorite oyster bar.



The rise of college 'study drugs'

Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and…

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3-D printing the human body

The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine.


Apathy in older folks could signal shrinking brain

Being apathetic is usually defined as showing a lack of enthusiasm or energy. Most people who experience it say they just aren’t motivated to do anything.



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Bogus mammogram results earn woman jail time

A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients. Ten of those women were given false negatives, and two of them are now dead, a…


Once-conjoined twins leave hospital

Conjoined twins separated last summer are set to be released from a Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth.


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Is it safe to have silver fillings?

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Tissue test during lumpectomy can prevent reoperation

Testing during breast cancer lumpectomies to make sure all cancerous tissue is removed can prevent reoperation 96 percent of the time.

Seasonal allergies: Nip them in the bud

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Study: Breast lifts outpacing implants

A new study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that breast lift procedures are being done at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries.