<![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-usSun, 26 Mar 2017 16:37:19 -0500Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:37:19 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Robot Helps Boy Go to School]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:10:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Max+Robot.jpg
Despite a degenerative disease that makes going to school a life-threatening situation, a three-year-old Maryland boy attends classes every day thanks to technology allowing him to connect with his classmates...

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<![CDATA[Report Sheds Light on Rare Outbreak at TWU]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:24:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/TWU.jpg
A new report details the reasons eight volleyball players at Texas Woman's University developed a rare muscle illness in August 2016.

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<![CDATA[Trump Forces a Vote on Health Care Bill ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:18:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/HealthCareAM0324_MP4-149036463772500001.jpg
President Trump has issued an ultimatum to House Republicans on the health care bill designed to repeal and replace "Obamacare": vote today or no deal. If there's no deal, then Obamacare stands. In the]]>
<![CDATA[North Texas Politicians Weigh in on Health Care Bill]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/paul-ryan-coffee-walk.jpg
North Texas politicians weigh in on the health care bill that's currently making it's way through Washington, DC.

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<![CDATA[North Texans Closely Monitoring Health Care Vote]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:25:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/better+health+insurance+image.jpg
When it comes to healthcare reform, many North Texans are waiting and watching so see what happens in Washington.

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<![CDATA[Health Care Vote Delayed: What Your Delegation is Saying]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:50:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/paul-ryan-coffee-walk.jpg
As the health care vote is delayed, NBC 5 caught up with your lawmakers in Washington, DC

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<![CDATA[North Texas Gears Up For An Early Mosquito Season]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:44:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito+image.jpg
North Texas is gearing up to "Fight The Bite," bracing for an early start to mosquito season.

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<![CDATA[New Method for Treating Cataracts]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:50:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cataracts+surgery.jpg
Eye surgeons at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a cutting-edge method of restoring clear vision for people who experience cataract issues.

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<![CDATA[Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:17:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/breast+implants+cancer.jpg
Breast implants have been linked to a rare form of cancer. Now the Food and Drug Administration says at least nine people have died. Dr. Micah Burch of Texas Oncology-Baylor explains.

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<![CDATA[Seniors Worry About Loss of Meals Under Trump Budget Plan]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:27:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/IMG_82502.jpg
Dale Lamphier, 97, never married and her closest living relatives―three nephews―live across the country. About two years ago, she moved to a senior housing complex in Westwood, New Jersey, a town she has...

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<![CDATA[Dentists Who Make House Calls]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:51:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/mobile+dentist.jpg
More dentists to offer mobile services for people who can't, or choose not to, visit a traditional dentist's office.

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<![CDATA[North Texas Congress Members' Health Care Voting Plans]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:40:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-653286560.jpg
NBC 5's Julie Fine is in Washington D.C. reaching out to North Texas delegation to find out how they plan to vote on the health care bill Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Baby Born With 4 Legs, 2 Spines Survives Risky Surgery]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:59:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dominique+2.jpg
A 10-month-old baby born with four legs and two spines is recovering well after undergoing a complex and risky medical procedure in Chicago, doctors say.Young Dominique came to Chicago from the Ivory Coast in...

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<![CDATA[Here Are the Republicans Who May Reject Health Care Bill]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:25:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/649341198-GOP-Health-Care-Bill.jpg
President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with "something terrific." Now, House Republicans are in danger of losing a vote...

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<![CDATA[FDA: Breast Implants Can Cause Rare Form of Cancer]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:03:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/implants-new.jpg
Breast implants can cause a rare form of cancer that may have killed at least nine people, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, NBC News reported.The cancer is called anaplastic large cell lymphoma...

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<![CDATA[Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in US]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:58:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/babypacifier_1200x675.jpg
Fewer babies are dying in the United States than a decade ago, according to NBC News.The U.S. infant mortality rate, which is higher than in other developed countries, is down 15 percent over the last...

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<![CDATA[Young North Texan Takes Cancer Fight to Capitol Hill]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:37:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sadie-keller-washington-cancer.jpg
A 9-year-old battling leukemia is taking her cancer fight to Washington D.C., urging lawmakers to pass more funding for pediatric cancer research.

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<![CDATA[Dental Work Leads to Heart Attack for North TX Woman]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:09:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Susie+Lee+plano.jpg
A trip to the dentist nearly cost a North Texas woman her life. Doctors say dental work led to a heart attack.

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<![CDATA[New Cholesterol Drug Impacts North Texas]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:02:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Repatha1.jpg
Doctors in Plano say they've seen promising results in the use of a new drug called Repatha.

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<![CDATA[Opiod Addiction Can Begin Within Three Days: Study]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:24:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pills12.jpg
New research shows some people can become addicted to prescription painkillers in as little as three days. The study says doctors can limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to three days or less.

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<![CDATA[Poison Prevention in North Texas]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:03:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/poisoning.jpg
Poisonings are the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States. Each year, more than two million people swallow or have some contact with a poisonous substance. Dr.]]>
<![CDATA[New Drug Cuts Cholesterol by Half]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:11:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_cholesteroldrug0317_1500x845.jpg
A new drug proven to slash bad cholesterol by more than half of a patient's initial level may prove to be a boon to those worried about heart attacks and strokes. Repatha, a drug that could lower the risk...]]>
<![CDATA[Health Headlines - March 16, 2017]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:25:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/flea2.jpg
A disease spread by the bite of a flea that prefer cats is infecting more and more people across Texas; plus a loving touch not only helps soothe premature babies, it can have long-lasting effects on their...

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<![CDATA[Kids and Medicine: Dont Let Your Guard Down!]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:54:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_vitamins1111_1920x10801.jpg
Toddlers may barely be able to stand up, but they have an amazing ability to climb to new heights to reach something they see and want to grab.Too often that something is medicine, and that can have dangerous...

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<![CDATA[Critics Warn 'Phase 2' Won’t Save Health Care Plan]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:12:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/paulryan_healthcare_1200x675.jpg
Things aren't looking great for the Republican health care bill after the Congressional Budget Office estimated it would lead to 24 million more people without insurance and skyrocketing costs for older...

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<![CDATA[Doctor Discusses Colon Cancer Screening]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:26:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/colonoscopy.jpg
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Muhammad Beg at UT Southwestern Medical Center discusses the tests doctors use.

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<![CDATA[Exercise and Low Cholesterol May Prevent Dementia]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:49:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Carol+White.jpg
Researchers in Dallas hope to prove that staying physically active and lowering your cholesterol can protect your brain against signs of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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<![CDATA[2017 Puttin’ on the Pink Fashion Luncheon]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:52:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/POTP2017web.jpg
Join NBC 5 at Puttin’ on the Pink on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon and fashion show by Highland Park Village...

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<![CDATA[Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will End Coverage]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:19:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/naloxone-kit.jpg
Mental health groups say the new GOP health care bill would terminate mental health care and efforts to combat the opioid crisis, NBC News reported.The Congressional Budget Office released a report on the bill...

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<![CDATA[Mother's Mission Honors Son By Helping Save Preemies]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:02:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Jennifer+Canvasser.jpg
A Dallas mother hopes her story will save the lives of premature babies around the world.

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