<![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, 03 Aug 2015 01:38:51 -0500 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:38:51 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Human Case of West Nile Reported in Tarrant County]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:37:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-Cropped.jpg
Tarrant County health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus for 2015.
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<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Says 14 Cyclosporiasis Cases Linked to Statewide Outbreak]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:26:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cyclospora-produce.jpg
Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services says more than a dozen cases of cyclosporiasis have been reported in the county since July 8.

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<![CDATA[How Safe is Your Hospital?]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:08:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Hospital+Room.jpg
Consumer Reports found that while some hospitals have been successful at cutting their infection rates, many have not.

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<![CDATA[2 Dead, 31 Sick Amid 'Unusual' Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:41:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/legionnaires+outbreak.jpg
Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department...

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<![CDATA[Doctors Remind Parents of Importance of Sunscreen]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:33:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sunscreen1.JPG
Parents are being reminded about the importance of using sunscreen after two brothers in Oklahoma got severe sunburns on a day care field trip to a splash pad.]]>
<![CDATA[The Health Benefits of Having a Pet]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:10:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dog-GettyImages-137551880.jpg
For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond simple companionship. The evidence is increasingly clear that having a pet can lead to a longer...

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<![CDATA[Experts Urge Parents to Check Hot Cars for Kids]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:37:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Heat_Keeps_Some_From_Greater_Hartford_Jazz_Festival_1200x675_487292483824.jpg
With more triple-digit temperatures in the forecast, injury prevention specialists at Children's Health in Dallas are warning parents to be careful and not leave children inside hot cars.]]>
<![CDATA[Some Cilantro Banned Over Feces, Toilet Paper in Fields: FDA]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:26:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_cyclospora_cilantro.jpg
The cause of several years of intestinal illnesses among Americans appears to have been found, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced on Monday that it has identified the cause...]]>
<![CDATA[Feces, Toilet Paper Found in Mexican Cilantro Field]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:29:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_cyclospora_cilantro.jpg
Cilantro from Mexico has again been identified as the cause of an outbreak of cyclosporiasis in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.]]>
<![CDATA[Football, Fundraising Join Alzheimer's Fight]]> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:20:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Football_Alzheimers.jpg
North Texans combine football and fundraising to help find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

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<![CDATA[How Best to Avoid Foodborne Illness When You Eat Out]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:47:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Clean+Restaurant+072415.jpg
One out of six people will get a foodborne illness this year. And while you have control over what happens in your kitchen, what about when you eat out? NBC 5 checked with the experts.

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<![CDATA[Parkland Practices Moving to New Building]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:45:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Parkland+Move+072415.jpg
In August, Parkland Memorial Hospital will finally move to its brand new building. On Friday employees practiced moving more than 500 patients.]]>
<![CDATA[The Colony to Spray for Mosquitoes]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:14:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-Cropped.jpg
The Colony will spray for mosquitoes after insects caught in three of the traps returned tests positive for the West Nile virus.
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<![CDATA[Vinyl Flooring Safety Questions]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:19:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2015-07-23-14h08m08s188.jpg
Vinyl flooring is long lasting, and it’s among the least expensive flooring you can buy. Consumer Reports ran lab tests on 17 vinyl-flooring products, testing for 13 types of phthalates.

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<![CDATA[Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics: Study]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:51:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-142090923_Autism-generic.jpg
A new study out of Penn State University suggests that the increase in autism diagnosis is due to kids being classified and diagnosed differently, not because something catastrophic has happened to U.S.

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<![CDATA[Use of Morning-After Pill on Rise Among U.S. Teens]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:08:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pill1.jpg
More than one in five sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings, which likely reflect...

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<![CDATA[Arlington Family Gets Help Coping With Teen's Sudden Death]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:00:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bball-death.jpg
An Arlington family is grieving the sudden loss of their son and brother. 14-year-old Chase Sayles collapsed Thursday after he had been playing basketball. Now his father is thanking the community for their...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Reports First Human Case of West Nile Fever ]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:04:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TLMD-06-malaria-puerto-rico.jpg
The person lives in the zip code 75217 and no other details are being provided in the case.

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<![CDATA[Best Hospitals in Texas: U.S. News & World Report ]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:07:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BUMC_Riggs_ED_exterior_night.jpg
U.S. News & World Report released its 26th edition of the Best Hospital rankings on Tuesday, with several in Texas making the list.

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<![CDATA[Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread, Studies Confirm]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:56:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/219*120/022309+AIDS+HIV+Ribbon.jpg
Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others, NBC News reported. The results have AIDS experts...

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<![CDATA[Case of Chikungunya Confirmed in Dallas Co.]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:28:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/248*120/tlmd_chikungunya620.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed Monday the third case of imported Chikungunya virus in Dallas County this year.
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<![CDATA[Doctors' Warning Amid Heat Wave Threat]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 22:19:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Heat_Safety_Dallas.jpg
Doctors at Children's Health in Dallas are seeing a spike in cases of children being affected by heat-related illnesses.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Coaches Train in Safety Ahead of Football Season]]> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:53:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Football_Safety_Training.jpg
Weeks before football training drills begin trainers are driving home one message–"education, education, education."

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<![CDATA[Local Biggest Loser Casting Call Draws Hundreds]]> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:51:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Biggest_Loser_Casting_call.jpg
Two brothers drove in from Beaumont for their chance to take the Biggest Loser challenge at an open casting call at Gilley's in Dallas. Possible contestants began lining up at midnight to audition for the show.

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<![CDATA[Summer Warning for Parents and Pet Owners]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 22:46:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/katy+trail+hot+pavement.jpg
Exposed pavement and other surfaces can become hot enough this summer to cause second-degree burns with a few minutes of sustained exposure, experts say.

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<![CDATA[North Texas Ground Spraying Schedule: 2015]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:54:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito-spray-truck-01.jpg
See which cities are ground spraying for mosquitoes and when.]]>
<![CDATA[Don't Use Laundry Pods in Homes With Kids: Consumer Reports]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:16:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/laundrypods.jpg
Consumer Reports is warning parents that laundry detergent pods should never be used in homes where young children live of visit. Over the last several years, Poison Control Centers have fielded an increased...

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<![CDATA[Safety Alert - Laundry Pods]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:41:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/laundry+pods.jpg
Single-dose liquid laundry detergents are convenient and easy to use. But they can also be poisonous.

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<![CDATA[Mary Kay Expo Attracts Thousands to Dallas]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:30:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mary_Kay_Dallas_2015.jpg
The annual Mary Kay seminar is currently underway at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, which is held from July 16 to August 1.

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<![CDATA[Medics Responding to More Heat-Related Calls]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:08:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_fire_lights_generic.jpg
Heat-related 9-1-1 calls are picking up at MedStar in Fort Worth.]]>
<![CDATA[Products for Pretty Summer Feet]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:21:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pretty+summer+feet+CR.jpg
Professional pedicures are a luxury for beautifying your tootsies. But can you get your soles smooth at home? Consumer Reports enlisted 20 panelists to put home pedi products to the test.

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<![CDATA[Heat-Related Illnesses On the Rise]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 23:01:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/heat+wave+90.jpg
In anticipation for triple-digit temperatures in North Texas, Dallas County Health and Human Services issued a Heat-Related Illness Surveillance Report on July 13.

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<![CDATA[Barber Foods Issues Frozen Chicken Recall]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:27:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/234*120/chicken12.JPG
More than 1.7 million pounds of frozen, stuffed chicken products are being recalled nationwide and in Canada because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

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<![CDATA[Carnivore Meat Company Recalls Pet Treats]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:55:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/95572844.jpg
Carnivore Meat Company has issued a recall on select products and lots of Carnivore Vital Essentials pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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<![CDATA['Hiring Our Heroes' Job Fair Set for Tuesday]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 20:24:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/20131111+Vet+Job+Fair.jpg
A Fort Worth job fair invites military veterans and their spouses to come out and take the next step to employment this week.

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<![CDATA[More Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Arlington]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:20:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pioneer-carter-arlington.jpg
The City of Arlington says they'll spray for mosquitoes in after one of the insects trapped on the east side tested positive for West Nile virus.

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<![CDATA[Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Dallas]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:15:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito+Spraying+03.jpg
The City of Dallas says they'll spray for mosquitoes after one of the insects trapped in the 75229 Zip Code tested positive for West Nile virus.
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<![CDATA[Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Highland Park]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:44:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/highland-park-logo.jpg
Highland Park says they'll spray for mosquitoes in after one of the insects trapped on the west side of the town positive for West Nile virus.

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