<![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-usSat, 21 Oct 2017 16:54:21 -0500Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:54:21 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Health Headlines for Friday, October 20, 2017]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:44:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Health_Headlines_5p_102017.jpg
NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro has a look at the health headlines from Friday October 20, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[UNTHSC Researchers Put Focus on Preschoolers]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:19:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vision-screening.jpg
Researchers in Fort Worth have their eyes on 4-year-old preschoolers to try to see if they're having vision problems.

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<![CDATA[Grandparents Fill Void as Opioid Crisis Steals a Generation]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:04:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2017-10-20+at+6.28.07+AM.png
Everything his grandpa does, 5-year-old Colton wants to do. Even if it means wearing Crocs with socks."If grandpa wears his Crocs with socks, Colton has to wear his Crocs with socks," Pennie Krietemeier,...

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<![CDATA[Light the Night 2017]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:21:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LSS+LTN+2017+web.jpg
Join a Light The Night Walk and bring light to the darkness of cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Football Team Tracks Players' Sleep for Peak Performance]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:45:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-10-18-17h44m36s172.jpg
Football coaches at the Oklahoma State University are tracking and monitoring the sleep of their players in an effort to maximize their potential on the field.

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<![CDATA[UTSW May Have Found a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:44:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ben+Dupree.jpg
Scientists in Dallas are on the verge of finding a treatment, if not a cure, for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an inherited disease that affects boys and normally leads to death by age 19.

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<![CDATA[Health Headlines for Tuesday October 17, 2017]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:44:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ER+FUNDING.jpg
NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro has a look at the health headlines for Tuesday October 17, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Absorbable Stents Right For Some, According to Doctors]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:39:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Absorbable_Stent_4p_101717.jpg
The hype over a biodegradable stent approved by the FDA last year is fading as reports are released of higher rates of heart problems associated to it.]]>
<![CDATA[Health Headlines for Monday October 16, 2017]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:06:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/HPV_Vaccination.jpg
NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro has a look at the health headlines for Monday, October 16, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[New Attention for Form of Weight Loss Surgery]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:28:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weight_Loss_Surgery_4p_101617.jpg
Almost 200,000 people underwent some sort of bariatric surgery two years ago. Now doctors say the least common bariatric surgery is getting a lot of new attention thanks to new methods.]]>
<![CDATA[New Treatment Regimen for Prostate Cancer]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:51:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Prostate+Cancer+Treatment.jpg
For men facing prostate cancer, radiation treatment can cause unpleasant side effects, but a quick new procedure is changing that.

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<![CDATA[Del Frisco’s 5K Run for CitySquare 2017]]> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:37:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CitySquare+Del+Frisco+2017.jpg
Join NBC 5’s Kristin Dickerson and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group at the 4th Annual Del Frisco’s 5K Walk and Run on Saturday, October 21 in Uptown Dallas.

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<![CDATA[New App Geared to Help Recovering Addicts]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:11:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_webcn11f10132017_1920x1080.jpg
For addicts, each day can be a struggle but a new social media app can make it easier to find support and stay on track. One young women said that an app changed her life.

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<![CDATA[America's Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:23:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_668885564479.jpg
Almost 40 percent of American adults are obese, the highest rate ever recorded for the United States, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Nearly 20...

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<![CDATA[Prosthetic Breasts Help Cancer Survivors Reclaim Confidence]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:40:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/breast+prosthesis.jpg
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a boutique in Denton is helping women with mastectomies reclaim their confidence.

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<![CDATA[Overweight Children to Outnumber Those Underweight By 2022]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:40:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Obesity_Kids_5p_101217.jpg
New studies suggest more children will be overweight than underweight by the year 2022. The question is how to change this course of action.]]>
<![CDATA[Service Dog Helps Boy Walk Again]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:39:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_therapydoga1011_1920x1080.jpg
A middle school boy from Alfred, Maine has re-learned to walk -- twice -- thanks to his service dog, Wendy. Hunter VanBrocklin has cerebral palsy and got Wendy about four years ago through the Service Dog...

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<![CDATA[Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:02:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17285593800516.jpg
With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare stalled, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on Thursday that could undermine the law without Congress.Experts say it has the potential to upend the...

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<![CDATA[Health Headlines for Wednesday October 11, 2017]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:13:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Often-Undiscovered_Hole_in_the_Heart_Can_Lead_to_Stroke.jpg
NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro has a look at the health headlines for Wednesday October 11, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Experimental Treatment Targets Alzheimer's]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:49:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_alzheimers1010_1920x1080.jpg
Doctors at Houston Methodist hospital are treating healthy patients at higher risk for Alzheimer's before it can develop.

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<![CDATA[Puerto Rico Resident Survives Hurricane, Suffers Stroke]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:02:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Grisel+Crespo.jpg
Puerto Rico native Grisel Crespo fled to Texas days before Hurricane Maria and survived a stroke just days later.

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<![CDATA[Doctors Find Disturbing Trend in Childhood Cancer Survivors]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:40:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cancer-kids.jpg
They're strong enough to beat cancer, but pediatric cancer survivors suffer from signs of premature aging later in life, doctors say.

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<![CDATA[K2 Drug Problem Spreading In Dallas]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:48:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/K2+synthetic+marijuana1.jpg
The drug K2 has hit downtown Dallas hard, and is quickly making its way into communities across southern Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Kids Who Beat Cancer Now Facing Other Health Issues]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:45:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cancer-kids.jpg
A higher number of children than ever before are beating cancer, but doctors say the same kids are now facing new medical issues in their 20s & 30s that typically affect people in their 60s or 70s.

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<![CDATA[Bathroom Germs Can Spread to Cell Phones]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:26:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-10-10-17h25m27s86.jpg
You may want to stop taking your phone with you to the bathroom. It can lead to a pile up of germs on your phone and eventually your face. British scientists analyzed 27 cell phones belonging to teenagers.

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<![CDATA[Girl On a Mission to Save Others With Blood Disease]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:34:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Hailee1.jpg
A North Texas girl is on a big mission to find a cure for a rare blood disease. She's not just trying to save her own life but also the lives of other children.

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<![CDATA[Mental Health Support Leads to Gains in Productivity: WHO]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:59:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/state+of+mind+brand.jpg
The World Health Organization says employers who promote mental health and support to their employees see gains in employee health and productivity.

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<![CDATA[Health Headlines for Monday October 9, 2017]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:58:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/web_organ_donor.jpg
NBC 5 Health Reporter Bianca Castro has a look at the health headlines making news on Tuesday October 9, including an effort to track down living organ donors.]]>
<![CDATA[Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:32:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/whole-foods-recall.jpg
Whole Foods Market has recalled some of its 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran across the country because the cereal contains undeclared peanuts, the Food and Drug Administration and grocery chain said.]]>
<![CDATA[14 Desperate Days: Anatomy of an Opioid Overdose Outbreak]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:34:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/fentanyl+10-09.PNG
An alert Georgia emergency room doctor who saw three strange overdose cases apparently related to the drug Percocet sounded the alarm to the Georgia Poison Center this June, NBC News reported, likely saving...

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<![CDATA['BoobieQue' to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Care Services]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:48:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/boobieque.jpg
The owners of Heim Barbecue in Fort Worth and plastic surgeon Emily McLaughlin and her husband help launch "BoobieQue," a fundraiser that raises money for breast cancer care services.]]>
<![CDATA[FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:45:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PRmedicine_1200x675.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there.Nearly...

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