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Educator gives doctors insight into opioid abuse
Even doctors can be addicted to opioids, in a way: It's hard to stop prescribing them.
Drones carrying defibrillators could aid heart emergencies
Doctors reprogram patients’ cells to kill cancer
Get blocked: Mind that summer sun
Denton resident Scott Campbell was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in his 20s, and his prognosis was grim. Now he urges people to be mindful of the searing Texas sun.
Vouchers are available for family caregivers to hire help
A new program, available through Sept. 29 by the North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center, reimburses qualifying caregivers who hire temporary help because of urgent circumstances, such as illness or reduced availability.
Quickly reporting cancer side effects may boost survival
CHICAGO -- If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival -- by almost half a year, longer than many new cancer drugs do.
'March for Care' to benefit low-cost clinic
Bob Moos: Medicare can help you manage your chronic illnesses
Poll: GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a "great plan," but a new poll finds that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not believe it fulfills most of his promises.
LOSS Team drums up support for families in aftermath of suicide
A celebration of music and art brought people together to support the LOSS Team on Saturday afternoon at Dan's Silverleaf. About 85 people gathered for the Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors Team's second music fest and art auction.
Bob Moos: Make the most of Medicare's drug coverage
Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. It's a good deal. Medicare subsidizes the outpatient drug benefit, generally paying about 75 percent of the program's costs. Unless you already have comparable drug coverage through another source, you should consider getting it when you sign up for Medicare's health care coverage at 65.