<![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-usWed, 23 Aug 2017 09:06:30 -0500Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:06:30 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:36:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CHICKENS6.jpg
Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...

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<![CDATA[Some Vitamin B Supplements Linked to Cancer: Study]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:37:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Vitamin_B_Cancer_Link.jpg
B-vitamins are wildly popular supplements, marketed as a way to boost your energy. But a new study shows that using too much of certain B-vitamins for too long dramatically increases the risk of lung cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[2017 Walk To End Alzheimer's]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:57:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WTEA2017web.jpg
Join the fight against Alzheimer's today with NBC 5 and the Alzheimer’s Association!

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<![CDATA[New Federal Clinic to Open in Northwest Fort Worth]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:05:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Healthcare_Clinics.jpg
North Texas Area Community Health Centers have broken ground on a new northside clinic that will serve families regardless of whether they're insured.]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Health Offering Flu Vaccines for Adults]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:50:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu-vaccine.jpg
With influenza season around the corner, Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for adults.

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<![CDATA[Back-To-School Backpack Safety]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:01:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_backpackweight0817_1920x10801.jpg
When it comes to backpacks, they can be a real pain for children. As the kids head back to school, one doctor has some tips to help keep your child's back safe. 

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<![CDATA[Arlington School Plagued by Mystery Illness Reopens]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:14:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/Arlington+Nichols+Jr.+High.jpg
Nichols Junior High is the focus of lingering questions about air quality ever since people started getting sick in the school building last year.]]>
<![CDATA[Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:20:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-835902046.jpg
Experts have long warned that watching a solar eclipse without proper eyewear can lead to potential damage in your eyes. But what might that damage look like? Dr. Linda Chous, chief eye care officer...

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<![CDATA[Scientists May Have Found Peanut Allergy Cure]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:12:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Peanut_Allergy_Cure_4p_81817.jpg
Scientists may have found a cure for the peanut allergy. The experimental treatment combines a probiotic with small daily doses of peanut protein.]]>
<![CDATA[North Texas Parents Lobby for Medical Marijuana]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:12:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Medical+cannabis.jpg
Mark and Christy Zartler are breaking the law, they say, to help give their daughter a better quality of life.

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<![CDATA[Steps for Overcoming 'Summer Brain Drain']]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:45:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bts-behavior-health-advice-raw_1200x675_1026712643659.jpg
Angeleena May, a Behavioral Health Care Manager with Children's Health, shares her tips and advice for combating what's called the "summer brain drain."]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:21:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_teenoverdoses0816_1500x845.jpg
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a steep increase in fatal drug overdoses involving teenagers ages 15 - 19 since 2015 after years of decline. Deaths from fatal drug overdoses]]>
<![CDATA[Therapy Dogs Help Hospitalized Patients]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:18:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CTS_Therapy_Dog_Benefits_4p_81617.jpg
Seven specially-trained dogs help patients at Children's Health in Dallas, improving their physical and mental health.]]>
<![CDATA[Plano Confirms 2nd Human West Nile Case of 2017]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:50:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito_Spray_Generic.jpg
Collin County Public Health confirmed Wednesday its second human case of West Nile virus in Plano for 2017.
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<![CDATA[Achromatopsia: Gene Therapy Cures Eye Disease?]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:15:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Achromatopsia.jpg
Researchers are testing a new treatment designed to cure the genetic eye condition, achromatopsia, by fixing the gene responsible.]]>
<![CDATA[Denton County Reports 2nd Human West Nile Case of 2017]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:51:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito_Spray_Generic.jpg
Denton County Public Health reported Wednesday its second human case of West Nile virus for 2017.
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<![CDATA[New Procedure Can Ease Hip Pain Without Replacement]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:37:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Healing_Hips_4p_08152017.jpg
Doctors are looking for alternatives to hip replacement procedures, especially for young, active patients.]]>
<![CDATA[Irving Resident the Latest in Dallas Co. to Get West Nile]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:05:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito-AP_334068230276.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed the county's ninth human case of West Nile virus for 2017 is a resident of Irving.

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<![CDATA[If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17206719818863.jpg
The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program.The CBO report...

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<![CDATA[Study Aims to Develop Simple Test for Diagnosing CTE]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:00:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/brain+scans.jpg
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, can only be diagnosed after death, but scientists are looking for ways to change that.]]>
<![CDATA[Asperger's Screener Could Help Save a Life]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:01:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Asperger%27s+screener+app.jpg
Asperger's syndrome is often not diagnosed until adulthood, which can cause a lifetime of difficulties. But thanks to an autism research center and a determined mom, there's a quick and easy way to get...

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<![CDATA[Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:25:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/applewatchcolorful-1200x675.jpg
Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC.

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<![CDATA[Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas in 19 States]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 16:14:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mango-recall.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control has expanded an investigation into papayas that have caused almost 150 cases of salmonella poisoning.

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<![CDATA[New Device Offers Hope for People With a Brain Aneurysm]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:21:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/179*120/Brain+Photo.JPG
As many as five million Americans have a brain aneurysm; a weakened, enlarged section of blood vessel in the brain, and because there are often no symptoms, many people don’t know they have them until it is too...]]>
<![CDATA[Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:12:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MD02F_1200x675_1022508099586.jpg
An online eye exam that you can take on a computer, in the comfort of your home. Seems like the perfect solution for busy people who may not have time to see the eye doctor. Yet, the increasingly popular...]]>
<![CDATA[5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:16:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cms794.jpg
At least five people have died after receiving gastric balloons to help them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. It’s unclear whether the balloons or the surgery to implant them could...

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<![CDATA[Do Breast Implants Cause Lymphoma?]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 03:59:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/breast+implant+cancer.jpg
New numbers from the FDA show an increase in women getting cancer from breast implants.

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<![CDATA[1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:34:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-10+at+11.30.52+AM.png
A Duke University study found more than a third of cancer patients with health insurance faced out-of-pocket costs that were more than they expected. Researchers say patients with unexpected costs are less...]]>
<![CDATA[The Freshman 15 Is a Myth]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:19:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/freshman15.jpg
Incoming college students have long feared the freshman 15, the alleged 15 pound weight gain common among first year students. But studies suggest this concept is nothing more than a myth, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Why Is It So Cold on Airplanes? Study Answers]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:04:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Airplane-GettyImages-86146996.jpg
A study releases scientific evidence as to why it may be so chilly on airplanes.

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:16:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cvsgeneric_1200x675.jpg
A California woman sued CVS Health Corporation Monday, accusing the company of charging customers more when they use insurance to pay for certain generic prescriptions, NBC News reported.Megan Schultz...

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<![CDATA[Air Ambulance Ride Leaves Plano Man Buried in Debt]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 16:25:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/plano+snake+bite+victim.jpg
A Plano man bitten by a rattlesnake is tens of thousands of dollars in debt because of an air ambulance ride.

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<![CDATA[Safer Scrubs Would Repel Patients' Bodily Fluids]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 20:14:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lassa+fever.jpg
The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has announced a partnership that will make for safer experiences in doctor to patient contact.

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<![CDATA[Americans’ Use of Alcohol Is on the Rise: Study]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:36:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ALCOHOL_INCREASE_080917-150230034019500001.jpg
A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders.]]>
<![CDATA[City Releases 20M Mosquitoes in Effort to Curb Viruses]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:44:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Fresno_Mosquito_release___5p_08082017.jpg
Could the answer to mosquito-borne viruses be more mosquitoes? There is strategy behind such a plan.]]>
<![CDATA[New Gallbladder Surgery Has Lower Impact, Less Pain]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:42:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW_gallbladder_surgery__4p_08082017.jpg
A doctor in North Texas is leading the way in fixing a health condition that affects millions of people. Gallstones can be painful, and in many cases removing the gallbladder is the best treatment.]]>
<![CDATA[Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:40:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17171822298733-hypodermic-needles-syringes-everywhere-.jpg
Deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses may have been underreported by more than 20 percent, according to a new study from the University of Virginia.Researchers looking into the nation's deadly drug overdose...

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<![CDATA[More Families Are Taking Dairy Out of Their Diets: USDA]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:39:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/88162528-Milk-cow-generic.jpg
Trends show milk consumption has been on steady march downward, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As more families opt for dairy-free lifestyles, others say children need nutrients of milk.

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<![CDATA[Scientists Develop Wound-Healing Device]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:11:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wound+healing+device.jpg
Scientists say they have developed and tested a device that rescues injured or failing organs with a single touch.

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<![CDATA[Parents Balance Toddlers' Touchscreen Time]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:16:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/toddler+screen+time.jpg
Are touchscreen tablets just for entertainment or a good tool for early childhood learning? There are some things parents need to know about this technology for their toddlers.

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<![CDATA[Running Improves Brain Function: Study]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:49:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/running-brain-study.jpg
Good for your heart, good for your muscles, but is running good for your brain? A pair of researchers just found that it improves the connectivity of parts of the brain; the parts that lose traction as we...

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<![CDATA[Medical City Arlington Starts Women's Hospital Construction]]> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:34:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/medical-city-dallas-091012.jpg
Medical City Arlington will celebrate the start of construction on its Women's Hospital on Monday.

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