<![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 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:52:35 -0500 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:52:35 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[FW Hospital, Patients Fight Childhood Cancer]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:11:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/childhood+cancer.jpg
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and at Fort Worth's Cook Children's Medical Center they fight cancer every day, sometimes with clinical trials at the forefront of beating the toughest of cancers.

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<![CDATA[Woman Injured By Foul Ball Warns Others]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:13:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Foul-Ball-Warning-090115.jpg
A single mother of two is recovering after a line-drive foul ball hit her in the face.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Healthier Kids Meals]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:45:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dr.+Yasmin+DMN.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses a movement to make restaurant meals healthier for children.

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<![CDATA[Getting the Right Backpack]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:09:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr+backpack.jpg
Consumer Reports offers some helpful hints to picking the right backpack for your child.

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<![CDATA[Service Friday for Boy Killed by Brain Infection]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:30:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2015-08-31-16h58m19s64.jpg
A service will be held at a Houston-area church to remember a 14-year-old swimmer who died after contracting a brain infection linked to a rare amoeba.

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<![CDATA[Toddler Once Paralyzed by West Nile Now Recovering]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:48:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/brycen+wnv.JPG
A North Texas toddler once thought to be paralyzed from West Nile virus is recovering, and his family has a warning for others about the illness.

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<![CDATA[Source of Blue Bell Listeria Never Pinpointed]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:15:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/blue-bell-listeria.jpg
As Blue Bell begins its much-anticipated return to store shelves, the company acknowledges the exact source of the listeria that led to the total recall has never been identified.

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<![CDATA[12th Human WNV Case Reported in Dallas County]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:27:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/mosquito+sample+west+nile.JPG
Dallas County health officials are reporting the 12th human case of West Nile virus this season.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Confirms Year's First Mumps Case]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:20:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/GettyImages-481681423.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services officials confirm the county's first case of the mumps in 2015.

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<![CDATA[DFW Doctors: Get Your Flu Shots Now!]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:09:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Flu_Vaccines_Shot_Generic.jpg
Don’t let the warm weather fool you – flu season is right around the corner.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Organizers Prep for Freedom Run ]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:41:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Freedom_Run_2015_Dallas.jpg
Organizers are preparing for the 15th Freedom Run 5K in Dallas, benefiting first responders and their families during times of crisis.

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<![CDATA[First Look at Dallas City Water Parks]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:30:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/167*120/NM_25POOLOPENING_2662488.jpg
Now, finally, we have some idea where the city could sink those water parks.

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<![CDATA[Irving Resident Dies from West Nile Virus]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:59:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-000054.jpg
An Irving resident has died from West Nile virus, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services, becoming the second county resident to die from the disease this season.

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<![CDATA[Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain: FDA]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:47:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-166272621.jpg
Certain diabetes drugs can cause severe and disabling joint pain, the Food and Drug Administration warned patients on Friday. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes...

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<![CDATA[3 Generations Linked by Single Womb After Transplant]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:19:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BoyWombTransplant.jpg
For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s,...]]>
<![CDATA[Rubella Case Confirmed in Tarrant County]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:47:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/GettyImages-481681423.jpg
Officials with the Tarrant County Public Health Department confirmed Thursday a student at Texas Christian University has a case of Rubella.

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<![CDATA[Clothes Carry Germs Into Newborn ICU: Study]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:46:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/566440057.jpg
Parents and other people who come to visit babies in the newborn intensive care unit are sometimes carrying a potentially deadly germ on their clothing, researchers report. They found respiratory syncytial virus...

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<![CDATA[Denton Co. Leaders Warn: Guard Against West Nile]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:00:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/mosquito+sample+west+nile.JPG
Denton County health leaders are urging residents to not look past West Nile virus season after the county's first human case left a Lewisville man sick.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Records 8th Human West Nile Case]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:35:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/alerta-condado-los-angeles-mosquitos-virus-nilo-1.jpg
Dallas County health officials are reporting the county's sixth, seventh and eighth human cases of West Nile virus of the 2015 season Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[FDA: Eggless Spread Doesn't Cut It as Mayo]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:19:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/just-mayo-AP_541645552391.jpg
A vegan spread called Just Mayo isn't actually mayonnaise, according to U.S. regulators, because it doesn't actually have eggs in it. Hampton Creek, the company behind the spread, was issued a warning letter on...

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<![CDATA[West Nile Survivor Has Advice for North Texans]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:17:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/215*120/Rebekah+Knapp.JPG
A Flower Mound woman who says doctors diagnosed her with West Nile virus has a warning for other North Texans.

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<![CDATA[Bedford Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for WNV]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:01:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/virus-del-nilo-mosquitos-en-piel-de-personas.jpg
A mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile virus in Bedford, the Tarrant County Public Health Department says Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Denton Co. Reports 1st Human West Nile Case]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:28:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ENMEDIO-mosquito-del-nilo.jpg
Health officials are reporting the first human case of West Nile virus this year in Denton County.]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Health Confirms 2 New West Nile Cases]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:17:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/shore-mosquito-062013.jpg
Dallas County health leaders confirm two more people have contracted West Nile virus, bringing the total number of human cases in the county this year up to seven.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Prepares for Back to School Immunizations]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:12:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/immunization.jpg
While more than 500 kids were immunized before the start of school Friday, Dallas County Health and Human Services is prepared for students who didn't get their shot records updated before the first day...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Reports 5th West Nile Case of 2015]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:56:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-Cropped.jpg
Dallas County health officials say another resident is infected with West Nile fever.
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<![CDATA[New Parkland Hospital Patient Move Completed Early]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:14:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/New+Parkland+Exterior.jpg
The new Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas opened to patients Thursday morning and the hospital reports the moving of all patients will be complete, one day ahead of schedule.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Last-Minute Immunizations Expected in DISD]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:43:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/immunization.jpg
More than 500 kids were expected to get their immunization shots at the Dallas County Health and Human Services building Friday.

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<![CDATA[TX Officials Report 19 Cases of Chikungunya Statewide]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:23:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/248*120/tlmd_chikungunya6201.jpg
State health officials say 19 Texans have now come down with the mosquito-borne illness known as Chikungunya.
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<![CDATA[Mutant Head Lice Surviving Conventional Treatments]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:48:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/head+lice1.JPG
Many parents are worried about so-called "super lice," a form of drug-resistant head lice that can survive most chemicals normally used to get rid of them.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Reports New Case of West Nile Fever]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:46:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/westnilevirus.jpg
Dallas County health officials say another resident is infected with West Nile fever.

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<![CDATA[Souping: Hollywood's Latest Health Craze]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:30:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/US-CA-Soup-CR_1200x675_507529283654.jpg
Health conscious Californians are abandoning their juice makers for the humble soup, which has been reinvented into the latest wellness trend.]]>
<![CDATA[Number of Unvaccinated Kids on the Rise in DFW]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:36:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Vaccines_Back-To-School.jpg
An NBC 5 Investigation finds more and more parents in North Texas are saying “no” to vaccines.

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<![CDATA[Coffee Aids Colon Cancer Recovery, Study Finds]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:45:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/coffee-generic-edit.jpg
Colon cancer patients who enjoy a few cups of coffee a day appear to survive their cancer better and are less likely to die early than non-coffee drinkers, researchers reported Monday. It's the latest in...

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<![CDATA[New Parkland Hospital Opens Doors to Patients]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:44:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/New+Parkland+Exterior.jpg
The doors at the new state-of-the-art Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas open to patients Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Reports 3rd Human Case of WNV]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:12:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_08_06mosquito.jpg
Dallas County health officials are reporting the county's third human case of West Nile virus of the 2015 season Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Chikungunya Case Confirmed in Plano, WNV Trap Positive]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:20:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/248*120/tlmd_chikungunya620.jpg
Plano will spray for mosquitoes Thursday after learning both a resident returned home from a trip abroad with the chikungunya virus and that a mosquito trap at a city park tested positive for West Nile virus.
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