<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 07:14:20 -0500 Wed, 27 May 2015 07:14:20 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[The DMN's Seema Yasmin: Pediatric Falls]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:14:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TDMN_Pediatric_Falls_1200x675_451620931686.jpg
A new study finds thousands of children are treated in emergency rooms each day for injuries that doctors say are preventable. The Dallas Morning News' Dr. Seema Yasmin explains.]]>
<![CDATA[New 3-D Treatment Builds Eyebrows]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 12:14:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/eyebrows-3d.jpg
If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the eyebrow is its frame and many women want that view.

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<![CDATA[Can You See Me Now?]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 17:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr-reflective-clothes.jpg
Cars kill more than 5,000 pedestrians, bicyclists, and joggers each year. A vast majority of those accidents happen after the sun sets. Special reflective clothing is supposed to make you easy to spot.

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<![CDATA[Alzheimer's Simulator Helps Caretakers Understand the Disease]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 15:02:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/178541982_Dementia-ALzheimers-Generic.jpg
Alzheimer's can be difficult to understand for those who do not suffer from the disease. A senior living center in Kentucky is helping caretakers of those diagnosed with the condition better understand it with a...

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<![CDATA[NTX Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 22:30:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/llegada-de-mosquitos-a-Arizona.jpg
The Texas Department of State Health Services confirms Thursday the first case of West Nile virus has been recorded in the state for the 2015 season.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch With 5 Workout Tips]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 16:39:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
Five years after launching her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama released a short video on Twitter with five tips for healthier living.]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Packs a Punch]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 15:48:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MichelleObamaPunching.jpg
First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of herself working out on Tuesday to help promote her #GimmeFive fitness campaign. In the thirty second clip, Obama jumps rope, kick-boxes and bench presses 35-pound...]]>
<![CDATA[Fort Worth Warns of 'Boomer' Mosquito Season]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 18:49:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/West_Nile_prevention_.jpg
Fort Worth leaders warn of a big mosquito season, but it's unclear if that means a big West Nile outbreak.

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<![CDATA[Texas Veterinarians Concerned About Dog Flu]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 22:43:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dog-flu-1.jpg
A highly contagious strain of dog flu known as H3N2 has arrived in Texas.

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<![CDATA[Safer, Effective Insect Repellents]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 17:32:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/insect+repellent.jpg
Consumer Reports tested 15 sprays to find the safest, most effective repellents.

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<![CDATA[H3N2 Dog Flu Case Reported in Texas]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 10:31:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dog-flu-1.jpg
The first case of H3N2 dog flu, the same dog flu that sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, has been reported in Texas.

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<![CDATA[A&M Vets Giving Desperate Pet Owners Hope]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 22:44:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dog050515.JPG
Vets at Texas A&M are using breakthrough treatments to save pets that until recently had little hope of survival.

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<![CDATA[How Safe Are Your Shrimp? ]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 17:17:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr+shrimp.jpg
Consumer Reports tested 342 packages of shrimp, farmed and wild, raw and cooked. The shrimp was purchased in large chain supermarkets, big-box stores and “natural” food stores in 27 cities across the country.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Reports Another Flu-Related Death]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 15:49:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-000054.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services reports another adult has died as a result of the flu.

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<![CDATA[What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 10:07:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/NC_sunsafety0504001.jpg
Summer is coming! To get ready for more time in the sun, dermatologists offer advice on skin cancer prevention.]]>
<![CDATA[Tarrant Co. Resident Tests Negative for Ebola]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 22:39:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/216*120/perkins-ebolascare.JPG
A Tarrant County resident who recently returned home from a humanitarian trip to West Africa has tested negative for Ebola, according to Tarrant County Public Health.

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<![CDATA[Highland Park to Spray for Mosquitoes This Weekend]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 15:16:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito-spray-truck-02.jpg
The Town of Highland Park Parks Department will begin ground spraying to eliminate the number of adult mosquitoes in the area.]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Bell Inspections Find Crickets, Mildew & More]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:09:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Blue+Bell+Brenham.jpg
State health inspectors found crickets in a storage room, dirty mop buckets and mildew at Blue Bell’s sprawling plant in Brenham, according to records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates.

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<![CDATA[Dalco Health Chief Says They Weren't Ready for Ebola]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:00:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ebola-453210018.jpg
Dallas’ head disease expert said Tuesday that the city’s health department was unequipped to handle last year’s Ebola scare on its own.

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<![CDATA[Kids With Lice Do Not Need to Miss School: Doctors]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:02:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lice.jpg
Children with head lice do not need to miss school, according to the country's leading group of pediatricians.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell to Begin "Intensive Cleaning" at Facilities]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:40:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/blue-bell-listeria.jpg
Blue Bell Ice Cream will begin an intensive cleaning program and training Monday at its four production facilities after a number of listeria illnesses were linked to its product.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream Company Recalls All Treats, Closes Shops ]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:21:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is putting sales of its frozen treats on ice across the country due to a possible listeria contamination. The Ohio-based company announced the voluntary recall on its website...

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<![CDATA[North Texas Bracing for Mosquito Season]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:53:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/alerta-condado-los-angeles-mosquitos-virus-nilo-2.jpg
North Texas is bracing for a busy mosquito season, but all the heavy rain may hold it off for a while.]]>
<![CDATA[Using Juicers to Make Healthy Drinks]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:20:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/juicer.jpg
Consumer Reports tested more than a dozen juicers to find out which are worth trying and which you should forget.

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<![CDATA[Recall Roundup: Nuts, Sweet Bites and Dressing]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:15:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/537738815%281%29.jpg
Five recalls are making news Monday, three involving nuts and one involving a dressing that may be contaminated with salmonella. There's also a recall for undeclared coconut.

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