<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 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 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:12:53 -0600 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:12:53 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[11-Year-Old North Texas Child Paralyzed by Enterovirus-D68]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:52:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bryan+Sotelo+Enterovirus+D68.jpg
A mystery illness that has sickened children all over the country causes paralysis in a North Texas child.

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<![CDATA[Oxy Elite Pro Offers Refund in Class Action Settlement]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:57:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/230*120/5p-p-oxy-elite-pro_650QT670-03.jpg
The Dallas based makers of controversial weight loss supplement Oxy Elite Pro and GNC stores that sold it are offering rebates of up to $300 in a settlement.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Hidden Risks of Going Gluten-Free]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:22:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gluten+free.jpg
How good is a gluten-free diet for everyone? Consumer Reports reviewed nutrition labels for more than 80 gluten-free foods.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Offers Free Flu Vaccine]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:25:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Walmart+Flu+Shot+012214.jpg
Flu season is around the corner and Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering vaccines free of charge.

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<![CDATA[Arsenic in Rice]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:12:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rice7.jpg
Consumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you and your children should eat.

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<![CDATA[Flu Cases on the Rise]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:43:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu+vax.jpg
Pharmacies are seeing more customers wanting to get the flu shot and public health says the number of flu cases is going up.

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<![CDATA[Watchdog: Don't Overpay for Minor Medical Care]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:02:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DAVID_WOO__1412863784_40199434.JPG
Here's some advice that may save you a thousand dollars or more.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Reports 4th Case of Chikungunya]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:12:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP702217698660.jpg
The Dallas County Health and Human Services Department confirms a fourth case of Chikungunya in Dallas County this year.

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<![CDATA[Flu Cases on the Rise; Health Leaders Urge Shots]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:45:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FluOutbreak_Shots_Vaccine.jpg
Leaders in Denton County report a slight uptick in flu cases last week and believe the big numbers may be fast approaching.

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<![CDATA[President George W. Bush Meets Amber Vinson]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:46:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/David-Woo-_1415388200.jpg
Former President George W. Bush dropped by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Friday to recognize the end of Dallas’ Ebola outbreak.

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<![CDATA[Safety Alert: Overuse of Acetaminophen]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:25:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/acetaminophen.jpg
Acetaminophen is one of the most common ingredients in over-the-counter medications. It’s in Tylenol and hundreds of other medicines. But Consumer Reports warns that the overuse of acetaminophen sends almost...

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<![CDATA[Officials Hours From Declaring Dallas Ebola-Free]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:57:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/clay-jenkins.jpg
Dallas County judge Clay Jenkins discusses the end of the Ebola crisis in North Texas, as health officials are hours from declaring Dallas Ebola-free.

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<![CDATA[Officials Declare Dallas Ebola-Free]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:52:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ebola-dallas.jpg
After several weeks of trying to contain the Ebola virus, health officials say North Texas is now Ebola free.
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<![CDATA[Record Number of Booster Seats Are "Best Bets": IIHS]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:25:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/185*120/%5BNECN%5DB16x9N_PY-08MO_NS_HEALTH_MINUTE_BOOSTER_SEATS_CNNWS_NECN1500kMP4_640x416_2191472863.jpg
A record number of booster seats have earned the highest rating for safety belt fit from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.]]>
<![CDATA[Record Number of Booster Seats Are "Best Bets": IIHS]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:44:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/185*120/%5BNECN%5DB16x9N_PY-08MO_NS_HEALTH_MINUTE_BOOSTER_SEATS_CNNWS_NECN1500kMP4_640x416_2191472863.jpg
A record number of booster seats have earned the highest rating for safety belt fit from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Out of the 41 models the agency tested, 27 earned the "best bet"...]]>
<![CDATA[Illustration Depicts Sneeze Particles on Airplane]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:46:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sneeze+particles+on+airplane.jpg
Commercial airplanes are considered some of the ripest breeding grounds for viruses like the flu.

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<![CDATA[Study: Too Frequent Baths Could Be Bad for Babies' Skin]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:08:33 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/baby-bath-eczema.jpg
A recent study suggests that too many baths and lack of emollient therapy on newborns heightens the chance for babies of getting the disease eczema.

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<![CDATA[Ragweed Season Could Get Boost From Rain]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:16:40 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/181*120/ragweed+allergies.jpg
It’s fall in North Texas and that means high ragweed counts, which isn’t good news for seasonal allergy sufferers.

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<![CDATA[Addison "Lights The Night" To Stop Blood Cancers]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:19:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/110214+Light+the+Night+Addison.jpg
As part of the "Light The Night" campaign, many people gathered in Addison on Sunday night to raise awareness and money for the fight against leukemia and other blood cancers.

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<![CDATA[Jenkins, Rawlings Grade Ebola Response]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:18:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/land-rawlings-jenkins-ints.JPG
In an exclusive interview Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins grade their performance managing the Ebola threat while discussing the tense moments that took place behind closed doors...

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<![CDATA[Some Flu Patients Could Falsely Suspect Ebola]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:06:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/little+girl+vaccine.jpg
Doctors in North Texas are reporting an uptick in flu patients showing up to their offices already this fall, and the reason could be due to a heightened awareness of the Ebola virus.

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<![CDATA[Duncan's Fiancee Struggles to Rebuild Life]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:47:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/102614+Louise+Troh.jpg
For the first time since the death of her fiance Thomas Eric Duncan, Louise Troh spoke publicly about his hospitalization and treatment prior to his death from the Ebola virus on Oct. 8 in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Cooler Temps Could Bring End to West Nile Season Soon]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:27:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mosquito_fiebre_amarilla_california.jpg
As morning temperatures quickly approach the 30's, health leaders are hopeful mosquito season is nearing an end.]]>
<![CDATA[Bedford Passes Restaurant Smoking Ban]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:27:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/171956078.jpg
The City of Bedford has passed an ordinance banning smoking in restaurants.

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<![CDATA[Negative Stigma Linked to Ebola Virus]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:31:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/6PW_VO_EBOLA_MEETING_KNSD4HOQ_1200x675_313738307967.jpg
Community leaders try to dispel negative stigma associated with ties to Ebola]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse Steps Out, Slams Quarantine]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:01:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kaci-Hickox.jpg
Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola victims in West Africa and has challenged the legality of a quarantine, spoke outside of her Maine home after health officials announced they...]]>
<![CDATA[Statement: Amber Vinson Speaks at Emory]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:54:40 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vinson-speaks-emory.jpg
Dallas nurse Amber Vinson speaks after being discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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<![CDATA[CDC Recommends New Ebola Quarantine Guidelines]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:54:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outline new guidelines for who should be quarantined and when concerning people coming from Africa to the United States.]]>
<![CDATA["The Martha Stewart of Marijuana"]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:44:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/6086cece1b1849ee9e44a75c6187d8ae.jpg
A Beverly Hills mom has started a crowdfunding website, Canna-dabba-do, in hopes to help bring medical marijuana to the masses. Cheryl Shuman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, Shuman was given...]]>
<![CDATA[More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:55:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bell-evans-chicken.jpg
Food may be contaminated with Staphylococcal bacteria, which may cause stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

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<![CDATA[Nurse, UTA Grad Fights New Jersey Quarantine]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:16:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kaci-Hickox1.jpg
Despite showing no symptoms of Ebola, University of Texas at Arlington graduate Kaci Hickox remains involuntarily quarantined inside a tent at a New Jersey hospital.]]>
<![CDATA[Pham's Church Continues to Pray for Her]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:37:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_01_obama_abrazo_nina_pham.jpg
Nina Pham is in Fort Worth with her family, that's also where her church is where many members of the congregation continue to pray for her recovery.

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<![CDATA[Pham's Reunion With Her Dog Delayed]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:34:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pham-dog.jpg
Nina Pham's reunion with her dog Bentley will have to wait until the dog clears quarantine.

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<![CDATA[UTA Nurse Fires Back Against Ebola Quarantines]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:23:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ebola-quarantine.jpg
A nurse with ties to North Texas is firing back against efforts to stop the spread of Ebola. The UTA grad returned from West Africa on Friday and was immediately placed in quarantine.]]>
<![CDATA[Presbyterian Makes Big Changes After Treating Ebola]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:10:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ebola-456419212.jpg
After treating the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas made some big changes.

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<![CDATA[Neighbors Ready for Pham to Return Home]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:21:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/457790040.jpg
Residents in Nina Pham's M Streets neighborhood tell NBC 5 they are ready for her to come home.

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