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New Parkland Caters To Babies And Moms


Before any healthy baby can be born, you’ve got to take care of mom. Tens of thousands of moms in Dallas rely on Parkland Hospital for checkups and prenatal care. In the new $1 billion dollar Parkland, women are getting their own building, outfitted with high tech check-in kiosks and more privacy.

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Jude Cobler, left, has been in remission for five years after chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Now 10 years old, he lives in Plano, Texas.

Growing Up After Cancer – On Call Podcast #2


Cancer can take a toll on a kid’s physical health – but there are psychological effects as well. KERA’s new Breakthroughs series, Growing Up After Cancer, recently discussed some of the challenges, fears and differences kids who have battled cancer face with Shannon Poppito, PhD, a psycho-oncologist on the medical staff at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas.

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Physical Therapy Goes Mobile: A Dallas-Created App Connects Patients To Providers


After a bone marrow biopsy left her with back pain a few years ago, Naveen Khan was given a set of physical therapy exercises to follow. And like many patients, she forgot how to do most of them by the time she got home. Unlike most patients, she decided to create an app to help her remember.

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Kenyan health officials take the temperatures of passengers arriving at the Nairobi airport on Thursday. Kenya has no reported cases of Ebola, but it's a transportation hub and so is on alert.

Perot Museum Takes On Epidemics & Pandemics: From Influenza to West Nile to Ebola


Texas has seen its share of infectious diseases — from West Nile virus to the measles, even Ebola has become headline news in the Lone Star State. Now the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is tackling the tricky topic of infectious diseases — and vaccines — at an event Thursday night.

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