<![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 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:28:53 -0500 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:28:53 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[North Texas Veterinarians See Spike in Parvo Cases]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:23:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/puppy20.JPG
Canine parvovirus is sweeping across North Texas and putting dogs in danger. If left untreated, parvo can be deadly.

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<![CDATA[FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Centers Around DFW]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:00:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_fema_logo_pr_470_265.jpg
After severe flooding in North Texas, FEMA is opening locations across the Metroplex to answer questions and provide relief for anyone that needs it.]]>
<![CDATA[Disaster Assistance Expands to Dallas]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:59:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/grapevine-flooding2.JPG
Homeowners, renters and business owners in Dallas who were affected by May and June flooding may be eligible for federal assistance.

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<![CDATA[City Had Cited Pool Where 3 Children Drowned]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:01:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/irving+pool+062415.JPG
Although the MacArthur Place at 183 complex has boasted about two “shimmering swimming pools,” city records show a history of problems, including poor visibility.

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<![CDATA[North Texas Ground Spraying Schedule: 2015]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:11:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito-spray-truck-01.jpg
See which cities are ground spraying for mosquitoes and when.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Floats & Scuba Masks Recalled]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:04:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mask-and-baby-otteroo1.jpg
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has two recalls Wednesday that involved summer products.

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<![CDATA[Texas Health Dept. Investigates Rise in Cyclosporiasis Cases]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:19:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cyclospora-produce.jpg
The growing number of cyclosporiasis cases in Texas prompts the Texas Department of State Health Services to look for a common source.

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<![CDATA[First 2015 North Texas West Nile Case Confirmed]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:55:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/west_nile_virus_water1.jpg
The state health department confirms the year's first North Texas human case of West Nile virus Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Two Makes of Golf Carts Recalled]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:47:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/golf-carts-recalled-063015.jpg
The makers of two golf carts are recalling their products according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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<![CDATA[Sugary Drinks May Kill 184,000 People Each Year: Study]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:11:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/soda+fountain.jpg
Consumption of soda, energy beverages, and other sugary drinks may be linked to 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Circulation.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Sugary Drinks]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:23:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sugary+Drinks+063015.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' health expert Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses a new study on sugary drinks and their effect on heart disease and diabetes deaths.]]>
<![CDATA[FEMA Provides Help for North Texas Communities]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:40:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/TLMD-inundaciones-ayuda-.jpg
Families in Dallas County impacted by floods from May can now get assistance from FEMA.]]>
<![CDATA[Toddler Suffers 2nd Degree Burns at Klyde Warren Park]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:39:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/klyde+warren+feet+burned.JPG
Areas designed for children to play this summer may not always be as safe as you think. One North Texas mother says her young child suffered serious burns Thursday at a popular downtown Dallas park.

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<![CDATA[Ramps, Parks at Many Area Lakes to Remain Closed for Summer]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:01:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/chopper_lake_lewisville_1200x675_453524547602.jpg
Flooding has forced the closure of many ramps and parks at North Texas lakes for the rest of the summer, officials say.]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Steps Up Efforts Against Chikungunya]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:42:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/248*120/tlmd_chikungunya620.jpg
Dallas County is stepping up its efforts to look for signs of yet another threat transmitted by mosquitoes.
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<![CDATA[Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile in Glenn Heights]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:40:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/208*120/bugs_west_nile.jpg
A mosquito trapped in unincorporated Tarrant County has tested positive for West Nile virus, county officials say Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Near Mansfield]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:52:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-Testing.jpg
A mosquito trapped in unincorporated Tarrant County has tested positive for West Nile virus, county officials say Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:30:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-117009763.jpg
A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

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<![CDATA[Cyclospora Outbreak: What to Know]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:31:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_cyclospora_cilantro.jpg
Texas residents are once again being urged to use caution in the kitchen following an outbreak of cyclospora. Currently, Texas has 54 reported cases, with Travis County having the most cases at 23.]]>
<![CDATA[Nearly 10K Cases of Ranch Salad Dressing Recalled]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:41:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pinnacle-foods-recall.jpg
A New Jersey-based company is voluntarily recalling nearly 10,000 cases of Wish-Bone Ranch salad dressing sold in 24-ounce bottles after a customer alerted representatives the product was accidentally mixed with...

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<![CDATA[More Rain Leads to More Bacteria in Lakes, Oceans]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:10:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Vibrio-bacteria-come-carne.jpg
Health experts say the large amount of recent rain has led to an increased amount of potentially dangerous bacteria in lakes and oceans.]]>
<![CDATA[Several Brands of Bottled Water Recalled]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:39:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bottles+of+water.jpg
Niagara Bottling is recalling its bottled water products after one of its spring sources was contaminated with E. coli. The company is urging customers to avoid drinking the water without boiling it first.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Officials Preparing for MERS Outbreak Following S. Korea]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:19:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476401196.jpg
A deadly outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus in South Korea is prompting health officials and experts to prepare for the possibility of more cases in the United States.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:09:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/teeth2.jpg
A Minnesota teen who had her wisdom teeth extracted has died after complications from the procedure, KARE, NBC's affiliate in Minneapolis reported.

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<![CDATA[Super Sunscreens]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:09:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sunscreen4.jpg
Consumer Reports tested 34 sunscreen lotions and sprays to see whether they deliver what they claim.

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<![CDATA[Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:50:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TLMD-grasas-trans-trans-fat-shutterstock_162622850.jpg
Men who have more dietary trans fat in their meals may have worse memory, according to a newly released study by the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The study looked at 1,018 men and women who completed...]]>
<![CDATA[Gov. Abbott Signs Bill to Protect First Responders]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:32:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_140766945.jpg
Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill aiming to protect first responders from communicable diseases.

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<![CDATA[Free Meals for the Summer]]> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 21:50:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Back+to+School+Lunches.JPG
Children and teens who get free or reduced lunch during the school year may be eligible for free meals this summer.

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<![CDATA[Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:45:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/061015_synthetic_marijuana.jpg
Adverse health effects as a result of increased synthetic marijuana use are on the rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. According to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

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<![CDATA[Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:54:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-56909748.jpg
Rates among underage drinking are dropping steadily, a new study reveals. The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also showed a decline in underage binge drinking.
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<![CDATA[Recalls: Donuts, Mugs, Vitamins & Swing Chairs]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:40:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Recall-Roundup-061115.jpg
Several recalls are making news on Thursday. Including a recall of mini donuts, a mug, vitamins and a swing chair.]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Synthetic Weed (K2) Usage Spikes: CDC]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:30:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Synthetic-Pot-NYC1.jpg
The Center for Disease Control released a report June 11 stating there has been an increase adverse health effects from synthetic cannabis use, as well as deaths.

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