<![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-usThu, 22 Jun 2017 12:20:17 -0500Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:20:17 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hummus Sold At Wal-Mart, Target Recalled for Listeria Risk]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:40:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/armus-hummus.jpg
A brand of pine nut hummus sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria.House of Thaller, which is based in...

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<![CDATA[5 Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:44:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mcconnell3.jpg
With Senate Republican leaders expected to release details of their health care bill in a 9:30 a.m. meeting Thursday, NBC News rounded up five big issues that are at the heart of the proposed legislation.

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<![CDATA[Telemedicine Helps Doctors Treat Rural Patients]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:36:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Telemedicine.jpg
A robot in the treatment room helps assess stroke patients at Baylor Scott and White Waxahachie.]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden Sugars Can Make You Pack on the Pounds]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:56:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Hidden_Sugar_Effect.jpg
While we all try to make good food choices in the summer, experts warn that even if you think you're picking the healthy options you may still be packing on the pounds thanks to the hidden sugars.]]>
<![CDATA[More Texas Women Die From Pregnancy Complications]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:12:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pregnancy+deaths.jpg
Researchers in Fort Worth are look for reasons why the number of mothers who die during or after pregnancy is increasing in Texas.

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<![CDATA[Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:02:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/handmaidslegislation_1200x675.jpg
Women across the country are using creative methods to get their message on reproductive rights to their local and state legislative bodies by channeling the characters from the dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's...

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<![CDATA[FDA Wants To Stop Pharma From 'Gaming' Generic Drug System]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:30:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pills-generic-03-GettyImages-108339198.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to stop pharmaceutical companies from "gaming" the system by blocking or delaying generic competition, Reuters reported.The agency plans a public meeting on July...

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<![CDATA[Namaste: It's International Yoga Day]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:13:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+YOGA+DAY+THUMB.jpg
June 21 is the third annual International Yoga Day, which thousands of yogis across the world marked at mass gatherings. It's estimated that over 36 million Americans practice yoga annually, spending more...]]>
<![CDATA[Student Athletes in Arlington Train Over Summer ]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:41:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Arlington_Strength_Conditioning_Anderson.jpg
School may be out, but there's a group of students who are not taking a break this summer. They're waking up early to take care of their bodies and health.]]>
<![CDATA[The Longest Day – Alzheimer’s Association]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:12:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ALZ+TLD+2017.jpg
Join the Alzheimer’s Association, North Central Texas Chapter in increasing awareness for Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday, June 21, in multiple Fort Worth locations for The Longest Day.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5 Baseball Tournament for Children's Tumor Foundation]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:13:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kaleb-Griggs.jpg
This weekend, NBC 5 is teaming up with Baseball Nation and the Children's Tumor Foundation and putting on a Youth Baseball Tournament.

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<![CDATA[Health Headlines: Mommy Shaming, Tabacco Age & Obamacare]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:55:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Empty+Swings+Generic.jpg
Raising kids is hard enough. It doesn't need to be even more difficult because of the people around you. But a new poll finds two-thirds of women feel judged by others.

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<![CDATA[Staph Infections Becoming More Common]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:09:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/medical-GettyImages-57229731.jpg
One of the most common germs found on the skin and in the nose is creeping into the body and causing infections. The bacteria can get into the body through a scrape, puncture or even an ingrown hair.

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<![CDATA[Tarrant Co. Has 1st Human West Nile Virus Case of the Year]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:02:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-GettyImages-5635463551.jpg
Tarrant County health officials have confirmed the season's fist human case of West Nile virus Monday.

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<![CDATA[Summer Health Tips with Larry North]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:40:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Talk_St_643_CB_Larry_1200x675_971094595886.jpg
Whether you're working on maintaining your summer body, or just getting started on it, Larry North has some tips to help keep you healthy and safe this summer. To learn more, visit to learn more, visit...]]>
<![CDATA[Six Experts Resign From President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:40:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-499435366.jpg
Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, explained in a Newsweek op-ed Friday that he and five colleagues decided to leave their posts on the council in protest of the Trump...

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<![CDATA[Beating the Texas Heat and a Blood Drive on Saturday]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:28:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sun_Heat_Generic_Hot_car.jpg
We are under a heat advisory, so you need to listen to your body when you're feeling the early signs of heat stress. Additionally, the Texas Rangers are hosting a blood drive on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Privacy Concerns Over DNA Tests That Help Discover Roots]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:59:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ancestry+dna.jpg
DNA tests that tell you about your ancestry have become quite popular. But you may not realize how much privacy you may sign away to find your roots.

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<![CDATA[Knitted Octopus Comforts Fort Worth Preemies]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:47:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/NICU+Octopus+061617.jpg
Carefully crafted octopuses are made to help premature babies heal faster, allowing babies to go home to their families sooner.

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<![CDATA[Laundry Pods Can Be Fatal for Adults With Dementia]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:14:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/detergent-pods-file.jpg
Within the past five years, six adults with cognitive impairment have died from ingesting brightly colored laundry detergent pods. During the same time, two children died from doing the same.According to...

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<![CDATA[App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:50:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/calipollutionx1200x675.jpg
Out of a pollution study an app, that can pinpoint pollution hot spots block by block, is being developed for city dwellers, reported NBC News. A study suggests that it might be possible for local authorities...

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<![CDATA[Studies Show Benefits of Veggies, Harm of Fries]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:04:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Jacks+French+frys.jpg
A study shows that people who eat fries more than twice a week double their risk of early death. However, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts could be key in slowing type two diabetes in obese people. 

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<![CDATA[E-Cigarette Use Decreases Among Teens]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:44:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
Tobacco use is down for middle and high school students, but 3.9 million kids are still smoking. 

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<![CDATA[Transplant Nurse Donates Kidney to Her Nurse Father]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:54:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gossett+kidney+transplant.jpg
Father and daughter nurses in Dallas share a special bond after she donates kidney to keep him alive.

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<![CDATA[Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:41:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-647804748.jpg
Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, NBC News reported.The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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<![CDATA[Study Finds Traces of Lead in Some Baby Foods]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:56:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/240*120/061517+generic+baby+food.JPG
A startling new report finds detectable levels of lead in baby food, a finding that may concern parents. But experts say it's important to stay vigilant about bigger sources of lead poisoning in...

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<![CDATA[New Weight Loss Tool Helps People Shed Pounds]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:24:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/weight+loss+balloon.jpg
Ingestible balloons inflate in your stomach, keeping you full and from overeating.

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs: Report]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:14:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-649341364.jpg
The American Health Care Act, the GOP’s answer to Obamacare, could end up costing the U.S. economy close to 1 million jobs, researchers predicted Wednesday.If the bill passes, it would initially boost jobs and...

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<![CDATA[Nail Salon Red Flags: What to Look For]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:45:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nail-salon-clean.jpg
If you're one of the thousands of men and women who visit salons in North Texas every day, you likely know there are plenty of places to choose from. But what should you look for when you walk through the doors?...

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<![CDATA[Study: Cannabis Oil Can Dramatically Decrease Seizures]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:19:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Viridiana+Ortega.jpg
There is more proof that some forms of medical marijuana can safely treat certain disorders.

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<![CDATA[Treating Sudden Hearing Loss]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:13:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Hearing+Loss.jpg
Sudden hearing loss happens more than you think, and most people mistake it for a head cold.]]>
<![CDATA[Health Headlines: Drugs Costs & Eating Healthy]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:47:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Health_Headlines_Drugs_Costs_and_Eating_Healthy_5p_061217.jpg
There's a vast difference in the cost of prescription drugs in countries with universal health care and a new study finds eating healthier may all be in your mind.]]>
<![CDATA[Tyson Recalls 2.4M Pounds of Chicken Due to Allergy Risk]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:21:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tyson-Foods-generic.jpg
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products because the bread crumbs may contain milk, a potential allergen not included on the label.

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<![CDATA[Trader Joe's Recalls Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream]]> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:35:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trader-joes-green-tea.jpg
Trader Joe's is recalling all of its Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream because the products may contain small pieces of metal.

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<![CDATA[C. Diff. Vaccine May Help Prevent Hospital Infection]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:26:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cdiff+vaccine.jpg
Many of us get a flu vaccine before flu season, and soon there may be a vaccine available to prevent a common infection before a hospital stay, C. diff.

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<![CDATA['Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:57:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/182*120/humanheartcopyART_1200x675.jpg
The most current method and technology available for heart transplants is an estimated 50 years old but new technology may revolutionize how heart transplant surgeries may change in the near future, reported NBC...

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