Health Connection | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
dfw_HC-1008x80

Health Connection

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 01:51 PM CDT

Parkland Hospital Warns About Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke

Parkland Hospital Warns About Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke

As the hot Texas summer continues, Parkland Hospital is warning people about the dangers of heat exhaustion.

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 08:08 AM CDT

'Repeal Now, Replace Later' Would Impact Consumers Quickly

'Repeal Now, Replace Later' Would Impact Consumers Quickly

Consumers would feel the impact immediately if Republicans repeal "Obamacare" with no replacement. Problems could start this fall for customers buying individual health policies, say independent experts,...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 07:56 AM CDT

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People With Memory Loss

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People With Memory Loss

Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:54 PM CDT

Health Headlines for Tuesday July 18, 2017

Health Headlines for Tuesday July 18, 2017

A growing number of doctors are urging healthy women to not get screened for ovarian cancer due to the potential side effects or false positives that will outweigh any benefits.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 11:09 PM CDT

Retired Arlington Pastor Died of West Nile Virus

Retired Arlington Pastor Died of West Nile Virus

The first victim of West Nile virus in Tarrant County this year was a retired Arlington pastor who was active and "full of life," his family said Tuesday.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 07:41 PM CDT

Boy, 10, Among Youngest Fla. Victims of Opioid Crisis: Officials

Boy, 10, Among Youngest Fla. Victims of Opioid Crisis: Officials

A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities said Tuesday. But how he...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 12:27 PM CDT

Chipotle in Va. Reopens After Closure, Reports of Illness

Chipotle in Va. Reopens After Closure, Reports of Illness

A Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, is back open after being closed for two days because people said they got sick after eating there.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 12:18 PM CDT

Texas Officials Warn of Increase in Food-Borne Illness

Texas Officials Warn of Increase in Food-Borne Illness

State health officials are warning of an increase in Texas in the number of people who've contracted a food-borne illness often linked to imported produce.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 08:45 PM CDT

'Let Obamacare Fail,' Trump Says After GOP Plan Collapses

'Let Obamacare Fail,' Trump Says After GOP Plan Collapses

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch...

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 05:50 PM CDT

Some Medication Can Lead to Heat-Related Illnesses

Some Medication Can Lead to Heat-Related Illnesses

The medication you take may affect your body's ability to handle summer's heat and humidity.

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather apps on your iPad, iPhone, Android or other mobile device. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out