<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health Connection]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usTue, 24 Jan 2017 03:14:17 -0600Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:14:17 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[LAPD Gives Dimentia Patients Trackers]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:25:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/knbc-dementia-tracking-device-project-lifesaver.jpg
Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale are hoping to reduce the time it takes to find missing people diagnosed with dementia by providing patients with tracking devices.The Glendale Police Department has...

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<![CDATA[Yoga, Meditation Helping Students in South Dallas Schools]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:50:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/yoga+in+south+dallas+schools.jpg
Yoga and meditation are helping students at five South Dallas schools succeed in class.

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<![CDATA[Flu Cases Going Up in North Texas, Health Officials Say]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:51:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mouth+thermometer+flu+health.jpg
Flu cases are on the rise and now health officials in Dallas County are reporting a possible flu-related death.

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<![CDATA[MedStar Works to Match the Right Care with the Right Price]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:41:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/community+paramedics.jpg
While patients and providers wait to see what's next for health care reform in America, MedStar ambulance service in Fort Worth is trying its own method to cut costs and offer better care.

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<![CDATA[GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:05:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/obamacare-que-pasara-thumbnail.jpg
Republican senators introduced a partial replacement to the Affordable Care Act on Monday that would let states keep some aspects of the Obamacare law while eliminating the mandate requiring citizens to...

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<![CDATA[WHO on 'High-Alert' Over New Outbreaks of Bird Flu]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:31:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/influenza1.jpg
The World Health Organization is urging all countries to monitor avian influenza and to report any human cases that could indicate the beginning of a flu pandemic, Reuters reported.

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<![CDATA[How to Cut Back on TV BInging]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:16:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/plasmatv.jpg
NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro takes a look at how you can keep your family on the right track to fitness by limiting the amount of TV watched daily.]]>
<![CDATA[Fighting Winter Allergies]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:57:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WinterAllergies0120_MP4-148517587405100001.jpg
Many people believe that as the spring and fall seasons wrap up, so do their allergies, but that's not always the case once winter rolls around.]]>
<![CDATA[Update: Former Pres., First Lady Bush's Health Improves]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:58:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1943442.jpg
A spokesperson for George H.W. Bush said the health of the former president and former first lady Barbara Bush is improving.

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<![CDATA[School Based P.E. Programs Combat Childhood Obesity]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:53:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/children+exercising.jpg
School programs aimed at encouraging physical fitness in students have resulted in healthier and leaner children, according to new study.

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<![CDATA[Animal Crackers Recalled Due to Allergy Alert]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:09:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/new-animal-crackers.jpg
A popular animal cracker has been recalled because of an undeclared milk ingredient.

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<![CDATA[Donation for Parkland Burn Center]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:12:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sons-of-the-flag-parkland.jpg
The Parkland Foundation and Dallas-based nonprofit Sons of the Flag have launched a new endowment to help insured burn patients.]]>
<![CDATA[Lasik Fixes Lenses]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:38:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lasik+surgery.jpg
Improper wear and care of contact lenses is causing serious eye injuries and sometimes long-lasting damage that must be corrected with surgery.

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<![CDATA[Baby Girl Born at 22 Weeks Finally Leaves Hospital]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:30:40 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/baby+camila.jpg
A baby girl who was born at just 22 weeks is finally home from a Fort Worth hospital, where she has spent the first seven months of her life.

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<![CDATA[Mom, Toddler Daughter Fight Cancer at the Same Time]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:39:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cancerstrikesmomandtot.jpg
Heather Wilson received some bad news just five days before Christmas.The 31-year-old mother of three, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor six months earlier, learned that her 14-month-old...

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<![CDATA[Caffeine May Help Fight Cardiovascular Disease: Study]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:50:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-472209108.jpg
Scientists used blood samples and studies medical and family history for people in their study. In this research, a connection was found between that inflammatory process and caffeine consumption.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Super Food or Super Hype]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:08:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr-superfoods.jpg
Consumer Reports looks at several so-called super foods and reveals which ones are not super at all.

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<![CDATA[18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:12:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/obaGettyImages-630310534.jpg
About 18 million people would lose or drop their health insurance in the first year after Obamacare is repealed, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.The nonpartisan federal agency also found that...

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<![CDATA[Men, Too Much Sitting Isn't a Good Thing]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:43:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sitting2.jpg
Study finds a link between too much sitting and obesity in middle-aged men. Women, however, fared well in the study.

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<![CDATA[Remedy for Clearing Chemo Brain]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:37:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/chemo+brain.jpg
The specific cause is unknown, but experts say up to 70 percent of chemotherapy patients suffer "chemo brain," a condition greatly reducing ability to think clearly. Now, researchers may finally have a remedy.

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<![CDATA[Keller Student Creates Healthy Cookbook for Kids]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:01:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/keller-cookbook.jpg
A Keller student creates a cookbook to help children make better food choices.

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<![CDATA[Baby Bonding and the Love Hormone]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:34:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/baby+bonding.jpg
Motherhood should be a joyous time. But for some dealing with depression, bonding with baby can be difficult. Now a new study is aiming to see how the so-called love hormone could help.

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<![CDATA[The Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:05:46 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_pot0112_1500x845.jpg
Marijuana use may help with chronic pain and nausea, but a new study says there are also negative consequences for young children and those at risk for certain mental illnesses.]]>
<![CDATA[Virtual Reality Headsets May Come With Health Risks To Eyes]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:44:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/VIRTUAL+REALITY+HEADSET1.jpg
A warning from the eye doctor: limit use of virtual reality goggles by your children.

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<![CDATA[Ziploc Freezer Bags Help Premature Babies Stay Warm: Study]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:25:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NICU+Hypothermia+011117.jpg
Nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Health Fort Worth developed a program to keep fragile babies warmer. It has led to a decrease of very low birth weight babies being admitted to the NICU...

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<![CDATA[Tips for a Safe and Fast ER Visit]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:51:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/121416+emergency+room+outside+door.jpg
Doctors say pre-planning for an emergency can make your trip to the emergency department faster and safer.]]>
<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Fitness Trackers and Weight Loss]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:51:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Fitness+Trackers.jpg
Fitness trackers are all the rage these days. But a new study, one of the biggest and longest to date, suggests that for some, they probably won’t help with weight loss.

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<![CDATA[Trump Asks Vaccination Skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccination Safety Commission]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:17:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trumpKennedy.jpg
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a vocal vaccination skeptic, said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump has asked him to "chair a commission on vaccination safety and scientific integrity" and that he has accepted.

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<![CDATA[Company Makes Children's Cosmetic Medical Devices Colorful]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:43:40 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cranial-caps-010917.jpg
Car Wrap City in Carrollton makes cosmetic medical devices more colorful and attractive to change conversations.

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<![CDATA[Holiday Sweets Recall]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:46:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/holiday+sweets+recall.jpg
Hostess Brands and Palmer Candy Company have recalled holiday-themed sweets over concern the desserts may be contaminated with the harmful Salmonella bacteria. Hostess Brands recalled its Holiday White...

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<![CDATA[NTX Company Leads the Pack on Corporate Wellness Trends]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:51:40 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/treadmill+desk.jpg
From group meditation to walking meetings, Satori Capital, an investment firm, is ahead of corporate wellness program trends for 2017.

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<![CDATA[Doctors Induce Heart Attack to Save Arlington Man's Life]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:52:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/heart+monitor2.jpg
An Arlington man shared his recovery one year after undergoing a controlled heart attack procedure.

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<![CDATA[Register for the 21-Day Challenge]]> Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:32:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/181*120/21-day-challenge-640x425.jpg
<![CDATA[National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:33:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TALK637E_HIV.jpg
Discussing the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day taking place on Tuesday, February 7, with Chris Howell, Founder of the Chris Howell Foundation.]]>
<![CDATA[What is The 21 Day Challenge?]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:16:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/21-day-challenge-food.jpg
Organizers for the 21 Day Challenge, developed by Medical City Children's Hospital, discuss how the program will encourage children to make healthier snack choices.]]>
<![CDATA[African Twins Stand Tall After Donated Surgery in DFW]]> Sun, 08 Jan 2017 19:10:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/010817+Ethiopian+Twins+before+after.jpg
A pair of twins who flew from East Africa to North Texas for donated life-changing surgery are recovering.

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<![CDATA[Flu Season Hits Hard Nationwide]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:47:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_flu0106_1500x845.jpg
Twelve states are reporting widespread flu activity as the United States slide into flu season at the start of the year. The Centers for Disease Control say flu activity is higher this season compared to...]]>
<![CDATA[Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:47:18 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-495314721-doctor.jpg
Fewer Americans are dying of cancer. The latest numbers from the American Cancer Society show a 25 percent drop in cancer deaths since 1991, the peak year for cancer deaths, NBC News reported.Cancer rates are...

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<![CDATA[Defibrillator Vest Revives Woman During Cardiac Arrest]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:45:32 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wearable+heart+vest.jpg
A woman is recovering in a McKinney hospital after being shocked by a wearable defibrillator during a cardiac arrest.

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<![CDATA[#SydStrong Be the Match Donor Registry Event]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 03:48:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-03.jpg
Join the Bone Marrow Registry Drive at the Hope Center in Plano on Saturday, January 7, at 10 a.m. for the SydStrong Be the Match Donor Registry Event.

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