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Study: Breast Cancer Overtreatment Costs US $4B a Year

Updated: 04/06/2015 - A new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors that are unlikely to cause problems.

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Texas Bill Cuts HIV Funding, Boosts Abstinence Education

Updated: 03/31/2015 - Texas would cut $3 million in state funds for programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and put that money toward abstinence education under a Republican-sponsored measure advanced by the state House.

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Bill Lets Texas Governor Declare Infectious Disease Disaster

Posted: 03/31/2015 - Should Ebola - or another infectious disease - plague Texas again, the governor may declare a state of emergency and cede control of the situation to a state commissioner, under a bill Texas senators have passed.

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FDA to Scrutinize Unproven Alternative Remedies

Posted: 03/26/2015 - Federal officials plan to scrutinize the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, so-called homeopathic products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine.

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House Call: Heart Health

Updated: 03/04/2015 - In this week's House Call segment, Dr. Seth Sullivan talks about heart health.

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Early Exposure to Peanuts Helps Prevent Allergies in Kids

Posted: 02/23/2015 - For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.

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Searching for Answers: Death of Aggie's Son Unexplained

Updated: 02/19/2015 - Most people have heard of SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. But have you ever heard of SUDC, or Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood? It's a nightmare that became all too real for an Aggie graduate, whose 14-month-old boy went down for a nap and never woke up.

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UCLA Says More Than 100 May Have Encountered 'Superbug'

Posted: 02/18/2015 - UCLA says seven people were infected and more than 100 exposed to a potentially deadly, drug-resistant "superbug" on contaminated medical instruments - and the bacteria may have contributed to two deaths.

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House Call: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted: 02/18/2015 - In this week's House Call segment, Dr. Seth Sullivan with Baylor Scott & White Health talks about chronic fatigue syndrome.

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