<![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, 26 Jan 2015 19:17:40 -0600 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:17:40 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Health Officials Contact 4 of 5 People Exposed to Measles]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:51:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/generic-measles.jpg
Tarrant County Public Health Department officials say they have contacted four of five people exposed to the measles after confirming that a person who flew from India to North Texas Jan. 6 has the virus.

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<![CDATA[Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:24:32 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_birthmarks0122001_1500x845.jpg
Researchers identify genetic cause of Sturge-Weber syndrome, often associated with facial birthmarks, which means new trials and new hope for sufferers.]]>
<![CDATA[Doctors, Sisters, Care For Pregnant Mother with Tumor]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:51:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pregnant+mother.jpg
Two UT Southwestern Medical Center doctors, who happen to be sisters, worked together to save a pregnant mother with a brain tumor and her baby.

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<![CDATA[Health Officials Monitor Those Exposed to Measles]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:53:04 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/generic-measles.jpg
North Texas health officials say they're watching closely after a person who flew from India to D/FW International Airport Jan. 6 tested positive for measles.

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<![CDATA[Tarrant County Resident Tests Positive for Measles]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:20:32 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Measles-vaccine-0116.jpg
Tarrant County Public Health says Tuesday a Tarrant County resident tested positive for measles after returning home from India.]]>
<![CDATA[From Afghanistan to the O.R., Denton Sailor Gets Back to Work]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:06:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LCDR+Rick+Coffman.jpg
Lt. Commander Rick Coffman is back to work as Director of Surgical Services at Texas Health Presbyterian Denton after 14 months serving his country.

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<![CDATA[Measles Exposure at OC School]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:17:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/web_measles_vara_90_1200x675_386439747568.jpg
Twenty students who have not been vaccinated against the measles are not be allowed on the campus of Huntington Beach High School for three weeks after a possible exposure to the virus, officials confirmed...]]>
<![CDATA[5 Myths About the Flu Debunked]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:58:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/denver-FLU-460977406.jpg
Flu is widespread across the United States, in a season made even more severe by a disappointing vaccine that's not very effective at battling the predominant strain that's now making people sick.

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<![CDATA[Wendy's Drops Soda from Kids Meal]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:35:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SodaBan.jpg
Wendy's has won praise from children's advocacy groups for its recent move to stop displaying soda on its children's menus.

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<![CDATA[Super Snack Bars]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:33:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/snack+bars+cr.jpg
The most overcrowded section of your grocery store may well be the snack bar aisle. Snack bars are a handy, grab-and-go food. But there’s a difference between those that are healthy and the ones that have a lot...

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<![CDATA[Boy Finally Breathing on His Own After 65 Surgeries]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:22:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_batteryboy0112001_700x394.jpg
After 4 years and 65 surgeries, a boy in Peoria, Arizona, is finally able to talk and breathe on his own after swallowing a button battery.]]>
<![CDATA[Texas-Based H-E-B Issues Tortilla Recall]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:25:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/heb-recall.jpg
H-E-B has issued a voluntary recall specifically for the H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas due to the possible presence of foreign material.]]>
<![CDATA[Health Experts Look to Link Enterovirus-D68, Paralysis]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:14:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bryan+Sotelo+enterovirus+68.jpg
Health experts are working to find out how enterovirus-D68 is connected to paralysis.

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<![CDATA[MorningStar Farms Recalls Veggie Burgers]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:21:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/morningstar-recall.jpg
MorningStar Farms has issued a voluntary of some of its products.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Flu Cases Take Dip in Early January]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:31:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu+shot1.jpg
The worst of the flu season could be behind North Texas now, but health experts are not ready to breathe a sigh of relief quite yet.

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<![CDATA[Hospitals Work to Keep Most Vulnerable Flu-Free]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:13:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu+shot+generic.jpg
Texas Health Presbyterian Denton has extra policies in place in wards like the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to help keep the flu epidemic out.

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<![CDATA[Doctors Brace for More North Texas Flu]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:31:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FW+Flu+Fight+010914.jpg
After peaking in December, health experts forecast another boost in the number of North Texas flu patients as holiday vacations end.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: The Flu]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:51:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dmn_flu_1200x675_380611139938.jpg
The Dallas Morning News health expert Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses the flu amid concerns about how quickly it will spread with school back in session.]]>
<![CDATA[Doctors Urge Parents: Keep Sick Kids at Home]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:43:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu+shot+generic.jpg
North Texas doctors and school officials try to slow the spread of the flu as it peaks.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Reports 7th Case of Chikungunya]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:51:58 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP702217698660.jpg
A seventh case of chikungunya has been reported this season in Dallas County, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Reporting Four Flu-Related Deaths]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 22:42:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-000054.jpg
Four adults have died in Dallas County as a result of the flu this season, according to the latest figures from Dallas County Health and Human Services.

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<![CDATA[Doctors, Pharmacies Busy With Post-Holiday Rush]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 18:47:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP100805142492.jpg
While the flu is still a problem in North Texas, doctors are also reporting plenty of cases of the common cold and allergies, both of which may be on the rise.

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<![CDATA[Top Treadmills and Ellipticals]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 17:27:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/treadmills.jpg
You want to exercise, but can’t find the time. That’s one of the most common reasons people skip their workouts. Consumer Reports just tested treadmills and ellipticals for your home, which will save you commute...

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<![CDATA[Making Weight Loss Goals a Reality ]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 16:54:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/weight-scale-generic.jpg
Dieting. It’s easily one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions. However, many health experts say, when it comes to "going on a diet," most people go about it all wrong.

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<![CDATA[CDC: Flu Reaching Epidemic Levels ]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 06:19:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_1_flu.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control says the flu has reached epidemic levels and caused the deaths of 15 children around the country.

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<![CDATA[Flu Deaths in U.S. Reach Epidemic Level: CDC]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:33:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/104718836.jpg
A total of 15 children have died from flu complications, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described in their latest report as within "epidemic threshold."

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<![CDATA[Urgent Care Centers Deal with Flu Rush]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:50:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu+shot+generic.jpg
One Denton urgent care clinic has seen a more than 40-percent increase in positive flu cases this season.

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<![CDATA[244,000 Pounds of Meat Products Recalled In Texas]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:14:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/recalled-meat.jpg
The USDA confirms a voluntary and precautionary recall by San Antonio-based H-E-B and Garcia Foods and Dallas-based J & B Sausage Company.

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<![CDATA[Pharmacies Could Have Tamiflu Shortages]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:36:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tamiflu+Image.jpg
On the day after Christmas, clinics across North Texas were full of patients with flu-like symptoms. But one of the most popular drugs used to fight the flu could be difficult to find in stock.

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<![CDATA[Flu Keeps North Texas Doctors Busy on Christmas]]> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 19:43:18 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sneezing+allergy.jpg
It has been a tough flu season in North Texas and the virus doesn't take a holiday. Texas is one of dozens of states reporting widespread flu activity this Christmas.

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<![CDATA[Collin County Family Welcomes 'Miracle Baby']]> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:44:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Prater+family+St+Paul+Texas.jpg
The Prater family of St. Paul, Texas, is settling in with new baby, June Lane. Julie Prater fought to keep her pregnancy while battling an aggressive brain tumor at the same time.

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