<![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 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:49:11 -0500 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:49:11 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[WATCH: Health Officials Address Dallas Ebola Case]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:37:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas+Health+Presbyterian+Hospital+daytime+wide.jpg
National and local health officials addressed reporters Tuesday after test results confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Ambulance Crew Quarantined]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:35:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dallas-Fire-Rescue-Vehicle.jpg
The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported the infected man to the hospital has been quarantined according to the City of Dallas.

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<![CDATA[What to Know: How Ebola Is Spread]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:30:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456202288.jpg
Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth doctor who was cured of Ebola after contracting the deadly virus while working with a charity in Liberia, is a witness at a senate health hearing this afternoon.

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms First U.S. Ebola Case in Dallas]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:10:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_ebola.jpg
The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[First U.S. Ebola Case Confirmed in Dallas]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:24:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen+shot+2014-09-30+at+6.01.14+PM.jpg
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested and charged with DUI and other charges early Tuesday morning, News4 has confirmed. Phelps was driving 84 mph inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95...
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<![CDATA[Boy Losing His Sight Travels to See Northern Lights]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:26:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_northernlightsboy0930_1500x845.jpg
Young boy travels to Alaska to view Northern Lights and nature before he goes blind. Blake Essig reports.]]>
<![CDATA[North Texas Patient Tested for Possible Ebola]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:34:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas+Health+Presbyterian+Hospital+Dallas.jpg
A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday.

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<![CDATA[North Texas Keeps Close Watch on Enterovirus]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:06:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_enterovirus_d68.jpg
Denton County Health Department has confirmed a pediatric case of enterovirus-D68, making it the first case of the illness for the county.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Reports 3rd Case of Chikungunya]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:54:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mosquito793617fx.jpg
See which cities are ground spraying for mosquitoes and when.

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin-Flavor Fake Out]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:19:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_pumpkin_facial_111612_ew_380.jpg
It's being called the pumpkin-flavor fake out. The fruit is rich with fiber and other healthy nutrients, but those lattes, breads and granola may not actually have pumpkin in them.

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus Hits Another North Texas County]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:08:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_enterovirus_d68.jpg
A growing health concern in North Texas, as Denton County Health Department confirmed the county's first pediatric case of enterovirus-D68 on Friday. The day before, Dallas County health officials confirmed...

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus D-68 Reported in Denton County]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:11:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_enterovirus_d68.jpg
Denton County Health Department has confirmed a pediatric case of enterovirus-D68, making it the first case of the illness for the county.

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus in North Texas]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:07:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_enterovirus_d68.jpg
Several cases of enterovirus-D68 have been confirmed in North Texas after test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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<![CDATA[Enterovirus-D68 Confirmed in North Texas]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:26:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Enterovirus1.jpg
Children's Health System of Texas campuses in Dallas and Plano have implemented new visitation rules to try and prevent the spread of serious illnesses.

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<![CDATA[Ninth Human West Nile Case Reported in Dallas Co.]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:56:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_061812mosquito.jpg
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<![CDATA[CDC to Test for Enterovirus in North Texas Samples]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:23:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Childrens+Hospital+visitation+rules.jpg
Outbreaks of an uncommon virus are sending hundreds of kids to emergency rooms and clinics, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Whooping Cough in Denton County]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:47:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/whooping-cough11.jpg
Doctors are keeping an eye on children in Denton County after a student there was diagnosed with whooping cough.]]>
<![CDATA[HEB Police Hiring Mental Health Coordinator]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:37:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/police-fire-lights-generic.jpg
Fort Worth police are investigating the discovery of a man's body near a wrecked pickup truck.

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<![CDATA[Pertussis Scare at North Texas Middle School]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:02:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/whooping-cough1.jpg
A North Texas school is on high alert Monday morning after a student was diagnosed with pertussis.]]>
<![CDATA[Battle Against West Nile Continues]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:45:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito-spray-truck-01.jpg
Summer may be winding down but the fight against West Nile virus carrying mosquitoes continues across North Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[9,000 Fire Alarms That Can Fail to Sound Recalled]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:50:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Siemens-Fire-Alarm-Recall-0.jpg
Siemens is recalling about 9,000 audible fire alarms that may not sound.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Reports 8th West Nile Case of 2014]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:34:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/westnilevirus.jpg
See which cities are ground spraying for mosquitoes and when.

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<![CDATA[Smoking Ban in Effect Thursday in Waxahachie]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:57:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/smoking_ban_de_cig.jpg
Beginning Thursday, smokers can no longer light up in public places in Waxahachie.

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<![CDATA[Doctor Infected With Ebola Expected to Make Full Recovery]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:01:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Sacra+1.jpg
The Massachusetts doctor who contracted Ebola is steadily improving, and doctors have Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream to thank. Rick Sacra is getting his appetite back, according to...

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<![CDATA[CDC Confirms Case of Enterovirus in Connecticut]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:44:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/yale+new+haven+children+hospital+2.jpg
Authorities have confirmed a case of enterovirus EV-D68 in New Jersey, the first case documented in the Garden State and the latest in an outbreak of the potentially severe respiratory illness, according to the...

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<![CDATA[Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in NY, NJ, CT: Officials]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:50:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back their superstar running back following his...

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<![CDATA[Okla. Becomes Latest State to Report Enterovirus]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:09:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Enterovirus.jpg
A mysterious virus spreading through the Midwest has North Texas parents questioning their child’s symptoms.

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<![CDATA[Receipts Tainted With BPA]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:36:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BPA+Receipts.jpg
Cash register receipts, ATM receipts, the receipts the gas pump spits out and even baggage claim checks—if they’re printed on thermal paper, they probably contain bisphenol A, known as BPA.

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<![CDATA[Black Ground Pepper Recall]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:34:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pepper3.jpg
Check your spice rack - a brand of black ground pepper has been recalled.

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<![CDATA[Beware BPA-Tainted Receipts]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:36:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BPA+Receipts.jpg
Cash register receipts, ATM receipts, the receipts the gas pump spits out, and even baggage claim checks—if they’re printed on thermal paper, they probably contain bisphenol A, known as BPA.

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<![CDATA[New Discount RX Program Launched in Wise Co.]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:59:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/467675965.jpg
HUD announced $29 million in grants to assist more than 1,200 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS

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<![CDATA[Peter & Rebecca Alexander: "Not Fade Away"]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:14:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Petere+and+Rebecca+Alexander.jpg
NBC's Peter Alexander and his sister Rebecca talk about their new book "Not Fade Away" a memoir and a unique look at the obstacles we all face -- whether it's physical, psychological or phiosophical -- as...

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<![CDATA[No EV-D68 in Texas, But Parents Stay Alert]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:11:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/091414+EV+D68+Exam.jpg
Outbreaks of an uncommon virus are sending hundreds of kids to emergency rooms and clinics, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Receive Free Health Care In Irving]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:14:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/10pm_BAPS_health_fair_1200x675_328947779955.jpg
More than 100 physicians and health care providers gave free health care to hundreds of people with little or no health insurance in Irving. South Asians in particular are in need of the help. B.A.P.S. and NBC 5]]>