<![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 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:43:13 -0600 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:43:13 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[WATCH: Body Bags Are Getting Bigger]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:56:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/NC_bigbodybags.jpg
With more than one third of U.S. adults overweight, coroners are having problems with standard body bags sizes being too small.]]>
<![CDATA[Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:24:46 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dishwashingAllergy-529008409.jpg
Washing dishes might be the best chore for a kid. Doing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher might prevent or reduce allergies in children, according to a Swedish study published in the journal...

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<![CDATA[Study Finds Obesity, Diabetes Link]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:26:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/UC-San-Diego-generic_6.jpg
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, believe they have discovered the "root cause" of Type 2 diabetes — a molecular link between obesity and diabetes that may lead to new...

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<![CDATA[Study Examines Peanut Allergy]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:45:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/peanut+butter+recall.jpg
A new study argues that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may lie in early and regular exposure to the food, The Associated Press reported. Researchers tracked 640 children under age 1 who were...]]>
<![CDATA[New Smoking Ordinance to be Decided]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:06:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/tlmd_3_quit_smoking_636002_133899343275_484x363.jpg
Smokers in Cleburne may soon get a clear signal whether or not they can smoke in local businesses.]]>
<![CDATA[New Rules to Combat "Superbugs"]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:35:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/web_superbug_gordon_5p_1200x675_401693763890.jpg
New procedures for cleaning a medical device used in some exams will prevent the "superbug" from spreading to anyone else after it led to two deaths and six other infections, doctors and administrators at Ronald...]]>
<![CDATA[Students and Faculty of Tarleton University to be Tested for Tuberculosis]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:43:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-03.jpg
A reported tuberculosis case at Tarleton University is leading the Department of State Health Services and Tarleton Health Services to conduct TB tests on a number of students.

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<![CDATA[FW Hospital Sees Spike in Admitted Children]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:19:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/emergency+room+hospital.jpg
Cook Children's Medical Center emergency rooms have been packed with children lately, according to hospital officials.

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<![CDATA[FDA Warning: Traces of Peanuts Found in Cumin]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:52:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cumin-86069470.jpg
Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.

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<![CDATA[Frisco Middle School Team Creates Prosthetic Hand]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:46:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Frisco+3D+Hand+021815.jpg
Five Frisco seventh graders are gaining national attention for their work in 3D printing. Using plans they found online, the group of "Scienteers" at Pioneer Heritage Middle School produced and assembled...

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<![CDATA[Blue Zones Fort Worth Kicks Off on Saturday]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:28:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Blue+Zones+FW+021815.jpg
Blue Zones Fort Worth officially kicks off on Saturday after a year and a half of research and set-up.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream Recalled Over Undeclared Almonds]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:14:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/breyers-ice-cream-recall.jpg
The makers of Breyers ice cream are recalling a limited number of tubs of Breyers No Sugar Added Salted Caramel Swirl because they may contain almonds which are not listed on the ingredient label.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin on Menopause]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:39:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DMN_-_Menopause_1200x675_400396355586.jpg
The Dallas Morning News medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses what new research indicates about menopause.]]>
<![CDATA[Baylor Hospital Live Tweets Heart Transplant]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:33:45 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/baylor+heart+transplant.jpg
A North Texas woman's heart transplant was live-tweeted Monday, believed to be the first time the operation was covered live on social media.

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<![CDATA[ER Wait Times Grow As More Children Get Sick]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:19:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/emergency+room+hospital.jpg
It’s still technically flu season, but that’s not the only illness that has families flocking to the emergency room at Cook Children's Medical Center.

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<![CDATA[Deadline for Health Care Nears]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:33:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Affordable_Care_Deadline_0215.jpg
Organizations across North Texas helped last minute consumers enroll into a health care plan.

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<![CDATA[CDC Report: Complexities of Dallas Ebola Quarantine]]> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:37:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ebola-uc-davis.jpg
Dallas County officials undertook a herculean effort last fall to quarantine some 179 people possibly exposed to Ebola, according to a federal report released this week.

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<![CDATA[Allen Students Help Boy Battling Enterovirus]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:50:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bryan+Sotelo+enterovirus+68.jpg
Allen ISD student Bryan Sotelo hasn’t been in the classroom since contracting the rare enterovirus 68 over the summer. However, that didn’t stop the district from dedicating an annual fundraiser to getting Bryan...

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Reporting Two Flu-Related Deaths]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:01:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-000054.jpg
Two adults have died in Dallas County as a result of the flu in the past week, according to the latest figures from Dallas County Health and Human Services.

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<![CDATA[What to Know for the Obamacare Deadline]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:19:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Obamacare-Signup.jpg
If you're not insured, there's still time to sign up for health coverage this year under Obamacare before the Feb. 15 deadline.

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<![CDATA[Dog Food Recall, Possible Salmonella Risk]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:09:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dog-food-recall.jpg
A voluntary recall has been issued for a brand of dog food because of a possible health risk.

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<![CDATA[Reporting Issue Exaggerates Denton Co. Vaccination Exemptions]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:56:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vaccinations.jpg
Denton County officials say they are recalculating the number of people who opted out of vaccines after a reporting issue exaggerated the number of incidents.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin on Measles]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:14:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DMN_-_Measles_11a_021015_1200x675_396856387874.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin talks about the rise in measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.]]>
<![CDATA[North Texas Couple, Newborn Stuck in Peru for 35 Days]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:03:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Baby+Back+020915.jpg
A trip of a lifetime turned into a nightmare for one North Texas couple after the wife unexpectedly went into labor early while in a foreign country.

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<![CDATA[New Device Helps Paralyzed Patients Walk]]> Sun, 08 Feb 2015 22:50:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/%5BDFW%5D+Exo+Skeleton+Gym.jpg
The Rewalk is a robotic exoskeleton device that enables people who were unable to stand walk on their own

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<![CDATA[Inside the New Parkland Hospital]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 22:49:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/New+Parkland+Exterior.jpg
Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Texas Lawmaker Wants to Block "Conscientious Exemptions"]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:13:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/measles+vaccination.jpg
A Texas Republican wants to stop parents from using personal or religious objections to get their children out of school immunization requirements.

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<![CDATA[Suspected Measles in NJ]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:36:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Measles_Generic_722x406_19018080101.jpg
The Jersey City Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Health are investigating a suspected case of measles in a 1-year-old baby who has not yet been vaccinated. The baby has recovered, but out of]]>
<![CDATA[Smartphone Attachment Tests for HIV in 15 Minutes]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 02:34:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Samiksha+Nayak+1+copy.jpg
A team at Columbia University has created a smartphone attachment that is capable of testing blood for HIV and syphilis.
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<![CDATA[Stress in U.S. Proportional to Income: Study]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 01:39:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/donated+money.jpg
Money can’t buy you happiness, but the lack of it can buy you stress. A new survey released by the American Psychological Association shows that Americans living in lower-income household have higher levels...]]>
<![CDATA[Federal Health Officials Discuss Vaccinations]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:43:58 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/458535190.jpg
Top federal health officials will discuss this year's flu season, the current measles outbreak and the growing debate about whether to vaccinate.

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<![CDATA[Dangerous Respiratory Cases on the Rise in Kids]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 22:55:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/stethoscope+rsv+baby+health.jpg
Children’s hospitals in North Texas are filling up with babies suffering from respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.

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<![CDATA[High-Tech Asthma Inhaler Now Available In North Texas]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:34:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/asthma+tracker.jpg
A new Bluetooth inhaler is improving treatment and reducing asthma attacks for North Texas kids.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Reports 11th Case of Chikungunya]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:19:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP702217698660.jpg
An 11th case of chikungunya has been reported in Dallas County, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services.

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<![CDATA[Preventing Winter Allergies]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:18:28 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_winterallergies0130001_1500x845.jpg
Winter season offers a break from pollen, but there are other allergens that can still cause suffering.]]>