<![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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:12:02 -0500 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:12:02 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Surgery Offers Hope for Babies Born With Rare Disorder]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:48:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Baby+Pancreas+041714.jpg
A new surgery at Cook Children’s Medical Center is offering a cure for babies born with a rare disorder of the pancreas.

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<![CDATA[Allergies Hitting North Texans Hard This Spring]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:40:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Allergies+041714.jpg
North Texas is one of the worst places for allergies and the area is living up to that billing this spring.

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<![CDATA[Sniffing, Sneezing May Also Be Food Allergy]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/allergens-season.jpg
Are you sneezing, sniffling or itching more than usual? Those symptoms may be related to food allergies and not seasonal allergies.]]>
<![CDATA[New Video: Formerly Conjoined Twins Leave Hospital]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:26:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ezell-Twins-041514.jpg
The conjoined twins who were separated at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas have left the hospital for an inpatient rehabilitation center.

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<![CDATA[FW, Tarrant County Slightly Adjust WNV Plan]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:42:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WNV-Trap-041514.jpg
The West Nile virus has yet to show up this year in North Texas, but cities and counties are already watching for the mosquito-borne disease.

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<![CDATA[Toothbrush Drill Down]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:14:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Toothbrush.jpg
For something so simple as a toothbrush, there sure are a lot of choices.

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<![CDATA[New Video: Formerly Conjoined Twins Leave Hospital]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:28:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ezell-Twins-041514.jpg
The conjoined twins who were separated at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas have left the hospital for an inpatient rehabilitation center.

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<![CDATA[High Chair Danger]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:45:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+High+Chairs.jpg
Consumer Reports does extensive testing to assess high chair safety and says the safest high chairs have a five-point harness.

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<![CDATA[Bedford Bans E-Cigarettes in Non-Smoking Areas ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:21:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ecigarette+woman+smoking.jpg
The City of Bedford will be enforcing a new policy that will reduce the number of locations where the public can use e-cigarettes.

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<![CDATA[Removing Stigma from Lung Cancer]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:46:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Molly-Golbon.jpg
Lung cancer is not jut a smoker's disease. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang profiles a Menlo Park woman who is changing the face of lung cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Third Pediatric Flu-Related Death in Dallas County]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:41:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/01-24-2014-flu.jpg
Dallas County confirmed the third pediatric flu-related death of the season on Friday. Health officials said they received the report of the 17-year-old's death earlier today from the Centers for Disease Control...]]>
<![CDATA[3 Die of Meningitis in LA]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:55:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/invasive+meningococcal+disease.jpg
A day after health officials said at least eight cases of the most dangerous form of meningitis hit Los Angeles County since January, three men have died from it, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicken Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens, Misprinting]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:57:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/recalled-chicken.jpg
AdvancePierre Foods is recalling more 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misprinting and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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<![CDATA[Plano Testing Mosquito Fish in Golf Course Ponds]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:12:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/web_mosquito_fish.jpg
April means the first steps of the year to prevent the West Nile virus.]]>
<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Pancake Syrup Health Concerns]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:25:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Syrup.jpg
Consumer Reports recently reported that some kinds of caramel color in soft drinks can contain a potential carcinogen called 4-MeI

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<![CDATA[Officials Want North Texans to Prepare for Mosquito Season]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:03:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-Testing-110313.jpg
Mosquitoes are already moving into North Texas and some cities are getting a head start to fight the bite.

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<![CDATA[Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:31:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ObamaCarePic.jpg
Monday was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on the federal and state Obamacare exchanges. If you procrastinated, or if you're just wondering what happens next, here's what you need to know...

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<![CDATA[The Number of Children with Autism on the Rise]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:19:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/autism+puzzle+piece.jpg
A startling new report finds the number of children with an autism spectrum disorder is rising. Now, there's a renewed urgency to find the cause of autism.

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<![CDATA[North Texans Report Prolonged Cold Symptoms]]> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 00:14:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sneezing.jpg
This year's cold season has had lingering effects on North Texans.]]>
<![CDATA[Sex Harassment Study: Surprise Effect on Military Men]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:46:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/military+troops+generic.jpg
Frightening and threatening sexual harassment in the military may cause its male victims more distress than its female victims, a new study by the American Psychological Association has]]>
<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Surviving Your Hospital Stay]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:13:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Hospital+Stay.jpg
Consumer Reports studied hospital safety and has rated more than 2,500 hospitals on how safe they are.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Overuse of the Purple Pill]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:38:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Nexium+032614.jpg
Consumer Reports says that unless you have gastroesphogeal reflux disease, you actually may not need Nexium.]]>
<![CDATA[2nd Child Flu Death Recorded in Dallas Co.]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:56:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu5.jpg
Dallas County confirmed the second pediatric flu-related death of the season Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Good Food Gone Bad]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:49:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Good+Food.jpg
There’s a growing problem in our supermarkets — good food gone bad.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Presents Mosquito Abatement Plan]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:15:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-Testing-110313.jpg
The City of Dallas' 2014 mosquito plan was presented Monday at Dallas City Hall.

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<![CDATA[Recall for Parkers Farm Products]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:10:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1148953.jpg
A major recall out of Minnesota is affecting foods sold at Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods and more stores nationwide. Parkers Farm Acquisition has issued a voluntary recall of certain peanut...

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<![CDATA[Girl Inspires Nationwide Support]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 05:56:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Hannahs-Law.jpg
A fundraiser is set to take place next month for a Levittown baby girl who captured the hearts of thousands nationwide and even inspired the proposal of a state law. Born on January 15, 2013, Hannah...

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<![CDATA[New Technology Means Better Knee Surgeries]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:12:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/181*120/146275121.jpg
New digital mapping technology is allowing doctors to drastically improve the outcome of knee surgeries and improve the fit of new knees on patients' bodies. Knee replacement surgery has become an increasingly...

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<![CDATA[Concussion Test Not Always Reliable: UTA Researchers]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:20:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/concussion-study.jpg
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington are looking into the reliability of popular concussion tests used across the country.

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<![CDATA[Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts "ACA Bracket" GIFs]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:47:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pres_thumb_basketball.jpg
President Barack Obama picked Michigan State to beat defending champions Louisville in the NCAA men's basketball tournament title game. The nation’s first basketball fan filled out his bracket in his...

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