Building a better helmet for youth football

As the NFL seeks remedies for injuries caused by helmets by spending millions of dollars and hour upon hour on research into safer equipment, the same search goes on at other levels of football. VICIS, which has the top-rated helmets for the pros, according to an NFL survey, is getting into the youth market. Riddell, which has a tie-in with USA Football, the governing body of the sport, is also devoting much time and funding to youngsters playing the game. […]

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Dallas family meets man who received son’s donated heart

DALLAS — It’s not easy losing a loved one, but one thing that helps ease the pain is being able to hear them one last time. The Brock family lost their son, Braxton, in 2017 when he was just 21-years-old. Braxton was on his motorcycle when a pick-up hit him and drove away in Plano. Unfortunately, he died a few days later, but part of him lives on. “We miss him every day, but we’re proud to know that even […]

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‘We’re bonded for life:’ Woman unknowingly donates kidney to neighbor

LODI, Calif. – Two Northern California families are redefining what it means to be a good neighbor. The Greens and Rostomilys, of Lodi, had lived parallel lives for decades, unaware of small connections that would later lead to a life-changing meeting. “I would go on field trips with their grandsons over the last few years,” said Char Rostomily, whose grandsons attend the same school. But the Lodi grandparents never intersected and never met until both were in hospital gowns back in […]

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Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, study reveals

What’s the most germ-filled spot in an airport? The bathrooms? Those crowded waiting areas? The passport checking counter? Surprisingly, none of the above. A new study from a team of experts from the UK’s University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, published in the BMC Infectious Diseases journal, has revealed those airport security plastic trays are the biggest culprit for spreading germs in airports. So next time you’re dumping your phone, passport and laptop into the tray — it […]

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Two students at Dallas’ W.T. White High School test positive for tuberculosis

Officials from Dallas County Health and Human Services will be at W.T. White High School Wednesday, testing students for tuberculosis. Health officials say two brothers who attend the Dallas school tested positive for tuberculosis. They say the brothers contracted the disease from their father and are undergoing treatment. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that can spread through the air and usually affects the lungs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. at this point – no other students have […]

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Plano doctor says women deserve less pay because they “do not work as hard”

PLANO — Somebody grab the Advil. We’re going to need it for this headache. You might’ve already heard about Dr. Gary Tigges from Plano Internal Medicine Associates. He’s the one whose “diagnosis” in the Dallas Medical Journal about the gender wage gap said, “Female physicians do not work as hard.” If anyone knows Dr. Gary Tigges in Plano, TX, please tell him that he’s just pissed off a few thousand HARD WORKING women physicians. Because, you know, quotes like this […]

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Yoga greatly reduces high blood pressure, new research says

Could downward dog be the new drug-free solution to high blood pressure? Some are saying, ‘Yes!’ High blood pressure is the single biggest trigger of heart disease and stroke, according to the U.S. Department of Health, and around 12,000,000 adults are taking prescription drugs to treat their high blood pressure. Well now, new research suggests Yoga could greatly reduce blood pressure. New research suggests that just 15 minutes of Yoga daily can reduce blood pressure so significantly, people can eventually ditch […]

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College student accused of impersonating a doctor at California hospitals for months

IRVINE, Calif. – A former college student is facing charges after allegedly pretending to be a doctor at several California hospitals for months, according to KTLA. Ariya Ouskouian, a 23-year-old student at the University of California, Irvine, was charged with a felony count of providing medical diagnosis while impersonating a doctor and eight misdemeanor counts of misrepresenting oneself as a licensed medical practitioner, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Officials accused him of claiming to be a doctor while […]

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He lived in a crack house. Now he’s guiding people out of addiction, with meditation

Vinny Ferraro makes his way to a chair at the front of a dim, chatter-filled room. Most Friday nights in San Francisco, he leads a meditation and an open discussion group session. And tonight is that night. Once seated, Ferraro bends down to remove his shoes. He then sits up straight, closes his eyes and takes a deep breath before opening his eyes to say, “All right, all right, all right, y’all. Let’s bring it in.” Everyone — from ex-cons […]

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Wife donates kidney to husband

DALLAS — For one Dallas couple, calling them soul mates could be an understatement. For years Fred Pollard has had severe kidney problems. “It start when I was two years old, played little league baseball in the summer, kinda woke up one day started putting on a lot of weight and it just didn’t stop. I went to the doctor and come to find out it was fluid in my kidneys and it just all but quit I guess,” said […]

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