<![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 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:05:38 -0500 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:05:38 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dalco Health Chief Says They Weren't Ready for Ebola]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:00:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ebola-453210018.jpg
Dallas’ head disease expert said Tuesday that the city’s health department was unequipped to handle last year’s Ebola scare on its own.

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<![CDATA[Kids With Lice Do Not Need to Miss School: Doctors]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:09:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lice.jpg
Children with head lice do not need to miss school, according to the country's leading group of pediatricians.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell to Begin "Intensive Cleaning" at Facilities]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:40:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/blue-bell-listeria.jpg
Blue Bell Ice Cream will begin an intensive cleaning program and training Monday at its four production facilities after a number of listeria illnesses were linked to its product.

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<![CDATA[Ice Cream Company Recalls All Treats, Closes Shops ]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:21:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is putting sales of its frozen treats on ice across the country due to a possible listeria contamination. The Ohio-based company announced the voluntary recall on its website...

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<![CDATA[North Texas Bracing for Mosquito Season]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:53:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/alerta-condado-los-angeles-mosquitos-virus-nilo-2.jpg
North Texas is bracing for a busy mosquito season, but all the heavy rain may hold it off for a while.]]>
<![CDATA[Using Juicers to Make Healthy Drinks]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:20:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/juicer.jpg
Consumer Reports tested more than a dozen juicers to find out which are worth trying and which you should forget.

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<![CDATA[Recall Roundup: Nuts, Sweet Bites and Dressing]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:15:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/537738815%281%29.jpg
Five recalls are making news Monday, three involving nuts and one involving a dressing that may be contaminated with salmonella. There's also a recall for undeclared coconut.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Market Recalls Macadamia Nuts]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:39:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/537738815%281%29.jpg
Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas...

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<![CDATA[Top Blood Pressure Monitors]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:20:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr+blood+pressure.jpg
There’s a good chance that you or someone you care about has high blood pressure. One in three American adults does –– facing an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death.

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<![CDATA[Save on Prescription Drugs]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:28:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr+save+prescription+drugs.jpg
People who regularly take prescription medication spend on average more than $700 per year for drugs. To help you keep more of that money in your pocket, Consumer Reports had its shoppers check out prices...

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<![CDATA[Deadly Tick-Borne Virus in Conn.]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:03:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-tick-01.jpg
A rare but potentially deadly virus has made its way to Connecticut and could soon be transferred from ticks to humans, according to state officials.

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<![CDATA[Avoiding Pesticides in Fruits & Vegetables]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:17:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Pesticides.jpg
We know that it's healthy to eat more fruits and vegetables. But a lot of produce contains pesticides.

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<![CDATA[Family Fights for Bill to Help Daughter with Epilepsy]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:35:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TX_Medical_Marijuana.png
A family is turning to CBD oil to cope with a debilitating illness.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Company Issues Nut Recall]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 22:16:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/146680269.jpg
Texas Pecan Company Inc. has issued a voluntarily recall on several of its products because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

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<![CDATA[Best Deals on Glucose Meters]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:31:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/glucose+meter.jpg
Consumer Reports tested 29 blood glucose meters for accuracy by comparing their results to those from a glucose analyzer used in medical labs.

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<![CDATA[Blue Bell Recalls Products from Okla. Plant]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:33:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Blue+Bell+Ice+Cream+facility.jpg
Blue Bell Creameries on Tuesday announced a formal recall of several items produced at the company's plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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<![CDATA[Arlington Program Aims to Keep People Out of Hospital]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:15:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/arlington+community+healthj.jpg
A growing trend in healthcare that has shown success in Collin County has now made its way to Arlington. The city is testing a program that puts paramedics on the front lines of preventative care.

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<![CDATA[Spring-Cleaning Dangers and Better Alternatives]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:33:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cleaning2.jpg
You may be ready to launch into spring-cleaning mode. Be careful! Consumer Reports says that some cleaning products contain dangerous ingredients.

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<![CDATA[Mother Warns of Brain-Eating Amoeba]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:21:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Koral-Reef-knsd.jpg
Koral Reef was only 20 years old when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that eventually claimed her life. Reef had married her high school sweetheart before she passed away. Reef's mother, Cybil Meister,

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<![CDATA[Woman Gives Birth in LA Courthouse ]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:16:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/196*120/4-2-15-baby+born+downtown+la+courthouse.JPG
A woman who stopped inside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse to pay a bill left with a little bit more than a receipt: a newborn baby boy. When the pregnant mom-to-be walked down the hall of the Stanley...

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<![CDATA[Teenage Artist Uses Art to Fight Leukemia]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:24:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Jocelyne-Garcia.jpg
A teenage artist used art to fight leukemia and now she's donating her pieces to raise money to conquer the disease.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Heat-Sensitive Socks for Diabetics]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:50:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DiabetesSocks2.jpg
Remember mood rings? Researchers have developed heat-sensitive socks that change color to monitor circulation in people with diabetes.]]>
<![CDATA[Allergy Sufferers Try New Methods to Beat Sniffles]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:48:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/allergies+pollen.jpg
The last three weeks have been difficult for people who deal with allergies in North Texas, and there is no sign of slowing down. It’s also a very busy time for allergists.

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<![CDATA[Arlington Hospital Reversing Effects of Heart Disease]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:23:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/exercise+heart+health.jpg
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer in the US, taking more than 375,000 lives each year. That’s a trend healthcare professionals would like to reverse – and...

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<![CDATA[Tips for Coping With Spring's "Intense" Allergy Season]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:04:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/allergy-season-168997935.jpg
While many are looking forward to milder spring temps following a winter that saw record cold and snow, some experts warn the seasonal shift could bring bad news for allergy sufferers.

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<![CDATA[Seasonal Allergies Spiking in North Texas Children]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:50:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/child+allergies+ear.jpg
Doctors at Children’s Health are seeing a seasonal spike in children who suffer from allergies.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Reveals Mosquito Disease Fighting Plan]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:47:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/dallas-marsh.jpg
Dallas County Commissioners Tuesday heard the latest plans for fighting diseases carried by mosquitoes with bug season starting early in a wet, warm spring.

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<![CDATA[Why Coffee is Good For You]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:48:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/COFFEE17.jpg
If you’re a coffee lover, you can perk up. Experts at Consumer Reports have reviewed the latest research and say drinking coffee has several health benefits.

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<![CDATA[Kids Allowed to Sip Alcohol More Likely to Drink Later: Report]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:57:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DRINKING2.jpg
A new study claims children who are allowed to sip alcohol may be more likely to start drinking by high school.

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