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Friends Pray for Fort Worth Doctor Diagnosed with Ebola

Friends Pray for Fort Worth Doctor Diagnosed with Ebola

Colleagues of Dr. Kent Brantly describe him as a good person and great doctor. Brantly is being treated for Ebola. He was diagnosed after going to Liberia to help contain an outbreak there. Watch »

2 hours ago
Find a Flu Shot in DFW

Find a Flu Shot in DFW

Check our list of locations to get your flu vaccine across North Texas. Read »

Apr 29, 2014
Ebola 101

Ebola 101

NBC 5's Kevin Cokely shows you the symptoms and the history of the deadly Ebola virus. Watch »

2 hours ago
Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia

Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia

A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, a charitable... Watch »

3 hours ago
The Case for Legalized Marijuana

The Case for Legalized Marijuana

On Sunday, The New York Times became the largest U.S. newspaper to support decriminalizing pot on the... Watch »

4 hours ago
Fort Worth Doctor in Africa Treated for Ebola

Fort Worth Doctor in Africa Treated for Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly, a former resident at John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth is being treated for Ebola. President Watch »

Jul 27, 2014
U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

A 33-year-old American doctor helping fight Ebola in Liberia's capital has come down with the hemorrhagic... Read »

Jul 26, 2014
New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

In a big win for legal weed, The New York Times on Saturday called for an end to the federal government's ban... Read »

Jul 27, 2014
Officials Urge Early Back-to-School Vaccinations

Officials Urge Early Back-to-School Vaccinations

With a case of the measles reported in Tarrant County and back-to-school around the corner, health and... Watch »

Jul 25, 2014
N. Texas Men Get 'Brotox' Injections to Stop Sweating

N. Texas Men Get 'Brotox' Injections to Stop Sweating

With triple-digit temperatures back in the forecast, some people are going to 'unusual' lengths to stop... Watch »

Jul 25, 2014
7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

7 Hours May Be the Optimal Amount of Sleep

Although experts have long recommended eight hours of sleep a night for adults, several new studies show that seven... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Researchers: Beware of Itchy Moles

Researchers: Beware of Itchy Moles

People with moles that are itchy or painful may want to ask a doctor about the possibility of cancer. Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Cook Children's Doctors Urge Swimming Safety

Cook Children's Doctors Urge Swimming Safety

Cook Children's Medical Center is hoping the recent deaths of three toddlers will spark other parents and caregivers... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Health Experts Look for Cyclospora Cause

Health Experts Look for Cyclospora Cause

As the number of cases of cyclosporiasis grow in North Texas, health officials are working to find the cause. Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Cyclosporiasis Cases Climb in Dallas, Tarrant Counties

Cyclosporiasis Cases Climb in Dallas, Tarrant Counties

The number of cases of cyclosporiasis are contining to climb in Dallas and Tarrant counties. Watch »

Jul 25, 2014
Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

Chikungunya: What You Need to Know

A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
Saginaw Woman Describes Cyclosporiasis Illness

Saginaw Woman Describes Cyclosporiasis Illness

A Saginaw woman realized she had symptoms of cyclosporiasis after watching a television news story. Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Saginaw Woman's 'Miserable' Cyclosporiasis Experience

Saginaw Woman's 'Miserable' Cyclosporiasis Experience

After watching NBC 5's news story about cyclospora, Judy Hiltunen knew had it. Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds

Young women are more likely to die from heart attacks than young men, according to a new study in the Journal of the... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

2 More Babies Get Herpes After Ritual Circumcisions: Officials

Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the... Read »

Jul 24, 2014
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