<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health Connection]]>Copyright 2016http://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, 30 Aug 2016 09:58:37 -0500Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:58:37 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[How to Rent a Chicken in North Texas]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:28:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rent-a-chicken.jpg
There is a new way to get fresh eggs for breakfast. You can now rent-a-chicken in North Texas.

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<![CDATA[Puerto Rico is Ground Zero for Zika Outbreak]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:43:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/puerto+rico+flag.jpg
Puerto Rico is racing to slow the spread of Zika virus as some health experts warn a quarter of the island's 3.5 million people could get the virus by the end of the year.

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<![CDATA[Denton Sprays for Mosquitoes Near Zika Patient's Home]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zika+spraying+in+Denton.jpg
The City of Denton hired Municipal Mosquito to spray for mosquitoes in a southwest Denton neighborhood after a resident contracted the Zika virus while traveling abroad.

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<![CDATA[Laser Therapy a New Option for Epilepsy Patients]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:09:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/epilepsy+brain.jpg
Laser interstitial thermal therapy, or LiTT, is a minimally invasive surgery for epilepsy, using heat to target and ablate the region where the seizures begin.

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<![CDATA[Tarrant County Confirms 17th Case of Zika Virus]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:47:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zika-Mosquito-GettyImages-513621730.jpg
A 17th person has been diagnosed with Zika virus in Tarrant County Public Health Department officials say.

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<![CDATA[Denton Mosquito Spraying Deadline Approaches]]> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:58:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-594886094-news.jpg
Denton officials hope to begin spraying for mosquitoes Monday but must first get the sign off from affected residents.

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<![CDATA[Denton To Spray for Zika Carrying Mosquitoes]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:41:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/082716+Buena+Vista+Drive+Denton.jpg
Health officials asked residents in a southwest Denton neighborhood Saturday for permission to spray for mosquitoes on their properties after a resident contracted the Zika virus while traveling abroad.
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<![CDATA[Obama: Americans at Risk Because of Zika Funding Delay]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:47:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-594886094-news.jpg
President Barack Obama urged Congress to make Zika funding its first priority after members return from a seven-week summer break, saying the delay is putting Americans at risk.

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<![CDATA[Child, 2, Beats Cancer, Outlives Trisomy 18 Prognosis]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:34:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Hope+Harrison.jpg
Hope Harrison, 2, is the epitome of her first name. Since she is usually smiling and giggling, it’s hard to believe that she was never expected to be born alive.

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<![CDATA[Doctors to Evaluate Head Injuries During Frisco ISD Games]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:49:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/helmet+safety.jpg
Neuropsychologists will stand on the sidelines of all Frisco Independent School District's home football games this season.

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<![CDATA[Coalition Pushes for Smoke-Free Fort Worth]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:23:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-556640005.jpg
Smoke-Free Fort Worth is beginning their push for cleaner air in Cowtown.

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<![CDATA[8 TWU Athletes Hospitalized for Exercise-Induced Injury]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:45:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/twu-statement-rhabdo_1200x675_752051267761.jpg
Following an annual fitness test, eight volleyball players from Texas Woman's University were hospitalized last weekend for an rare, but serious, exercise-induced medical condition.]]>
<![CDATA[New Study Finds Zika Flourishes in the Vagina]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:13:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/081516+zika+mosquito.jpg
Researchers at Yale University found that Zika reproduced in the sexual organs of pregnant mice four to five days after infection, eventually spreading to the fetal brain.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Reports 31st Human Case of West Nile Virus]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:26:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/west+nile1.JPG
Health officials in Dallas County have reported the county's 30th and 31st human cases of West Nile virus for the 2016 season on Thursday.
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<![CDATA[Free Screening of Glen Campbell’s Documentary About Alzheimer’s Diagnosis]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:49:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Alz+-+Weatherford+-+IllBeMe+2016.jpg
Get your tickets today to the free showing of the Glen Campbell documentary “I’ll Be Me” on Tuesday, September 6, at 6:00 p.m. at City Lights Theatre in Hudson Oaks.

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<![CDATA[Garland Boy's Brush With Death and Miraculous Comeback]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:14:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hot+car+recovery.jpg
A Garland boy is still recovering after being left in a hot car 13 months ago. Doctors call him a miracle.

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<![CDATA['They Know She Cares': Michelle Obama's School Nutrition Legacy]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:28:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-491569906.jpg
Fried chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, and patties are the thing of the past at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Healthier options have been on the menu thanks to Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch...

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<![CDATA[Newborn Affected by Zika Stayed Infected for 2 Months ]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:07:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ZikaBaby-AP_272141986039.jpg
Doctors said a Brazilian baby with brain damage caused by the Zika virus stayed infected for more than two months after his birth, NBC News reported. The baby already had brain damage from the virus, which can...

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<![CDATA[Possible Vaccine For Lung Cancer Being Studied]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:02:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-08-24-15h37m27s4.jpg
A revolutionary lung cancer vaccine may have the potential to significantly help patients and people at risk for the disease.

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<![CDATA[Food Stamp Rules May Bring Produce, Problems to Dallas]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:24:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Grocery_Store_Window.jpg
Regulators with the United States Department of Agriculture have proposed new guidelines for food store retailers that accept SNAP benefits or food stamps.

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<![CDATA[Tarrant Co. Leaders Consider Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:11:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/184*120/Mosquito+Illnesses+Fort+Worth.jpg
Local leaders are preparing for a double punch of mosquito-borne illnesses between West Nile and Zika. That combination could potentially lead to a first in Tarrant County: aerial spraying.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Confirms Seven More Cases of West Nile]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito+bite.jpg
Dallas County health officials have confirmed several more cases of West Nile virus -- bringing the 2016 total to 29.

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<![CDATA[Standing Desks Can Lower BMI in Students: Study]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:40:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/standing+desks+in+classroom.jpg
Researchers at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center say standing desks in classrooms can slow or lower a child's body mass index (BMI).

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<![CDATA[Scientists Study Fruit Flies for Secret to Good Sleep]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:24:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/fruit+flies1.jpg
We all know how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep, but sleep is also key for staying healthy. If you don’t get enough sleep, there’s evidence that your brain activity changes.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Zika Vacine]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:48:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/seema-zika5.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin joins NBC 5 live via satellite to talk about a call for volunteers to test a Zika vaccine.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:33:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/StepIt.jpg
McDonald's is recalling approximately 29 million "Step-It" activity wristbands distributed across the country in their "Happy Meals" following more than 70 reports that children suffered skin irritation...

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<![CDATA[New Emergency Department Ready for Back-to-School Injuries]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:34:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/xray+cook+childrens.jpg
Cook Children's in Fort Worth opened a new emergency department during the first week of school to accommodate back-to-school injuries.

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<![CDATA[Several TWU Student Athletes Hospitalized]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:20:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TWU+Texas+Woman%27s+University.jpg
Eight student athletes from Texas Woman's University have been hospitalized, school officials said.

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<![CDATA[Dallas City Council Mulls Park Smoking Ban]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:28:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/smoking_generic1.jpg
The Dallas City Council is recommending a smoking ban in city parks with no exceptions, NBC 5 has learned.]]>
<![CDATA[Mother's Cancer Fight Inspires Coppell Eagle Scout]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:36:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/082116+Joshua+Moikeha.jpg
A local Boy Scout is dedicating a lifetime achievement to bring comfort to people fighting cancer. It’s a project inspired by his mother and fueled by a competition with his father.

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<![CDATA[Parasite Found in Arizona Swimming Pools]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:19:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/459418465.jpg
More than 100 people in Maricopa County, Arizona, have become infected with a parasite officials believe was in at least 20 pools in the community, NBC News reported. Cryptosporidium, or “Crypto,” causes...

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<![CDATA[Collin Co. School Districts Lead Among Unvaccinated Students]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:33:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vaccines.jpg
New statistics from the state show the number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children continues to increase.

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<![CDATA[McKinney Swimmer Excels Despite Scoliosis]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:13:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/scoliosis+spine.jpg
A 15-year-old McKinney swimmer becomes one of the fastest in the nation, despite her scoliosis diagnosis.

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<![CDATA[Bats to Battle Zika in Texas]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:27:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_bathouses0819_1920x1080.jpg
As public concern about Zika continues, people are taking unusual precautions to prevent the disease. Many use bug spray and empty standing water, but now some people are keeping bat houses in their backyards...

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<![CDATA[Parkland Hosts Rehab Olympics]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 16:45:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Parkland_Rehab_Olympics_1200x675_748215363745.jpg
Parkland Memorial Hospital's rehabilitation facility hosted an Olympics party featuring Olympic event-themed therapy.]]>
<![CDATA[Fentanyl Deaths Jump 636% in Philly]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 13:27:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Girl+Overdose+Kensington+Street.jpg
A disturbing 636 percent increase in overdoses from the medical-grade opioid fentanyl in Philadelphia has city health officials warning medical professionals and the public about the increased pervasiveness...

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<![CDATA[Some College Students Getting Wrong Vaccines]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:44:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/student+health+center.jpg
New college students may be confused about which immunizations they need to get before registering for school.

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<![CDATA[What to Know About Drug, Alcohol Abuse for College Students]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:03:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/111008+Alcohol+Generic.jpg
Students across the country are heading off to college. Some concerns for parents include alcohol and drug abuse, but parents can address the issue before it becomes a problem by being well-informed.]]>
<![CDATA[28th Zika Case Confirmed in Dallas County]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:41:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zika+pensilvania+9+feb2.jpg
Another Dallas County resident has contracted the Zika virus while traveling, public health department officials say. This most recent case was contracted while the person traveled in Mexico.
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<![CDATA[Dallas County Confirms 21st, 22nd Cases of West Nile of 2016]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:16:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito+bite.jpg
Dallas County health officials confirmed the county's 21st and 22nd human cases of West Nile virus in 2016 on Thursday.

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