<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health News]]> Copyright 2014 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, 17 Sep 2014 00:52:33 -0500 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:52:33 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Okla. Becomes Latest State to Report Enterovirus]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:05:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Enterovirus.jpg
A mysterious virus spreading through the Midwest has North Texas parents questioning their child’s symptoms.

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<![CDATA[Receipts Tainted With BPA]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:36:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BPA+Receipts.jpg
Cash register receipts, ATM receipts, the receipts the gas pump spits out and even baggage claim checks—if they’re printed on thermal paper, they probably contain bisphenol A, known as BPA.

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<![CDATA[Black Ground Pepper Recall]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:34:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pepper3.jpg
Check your spice rack - a brand of black ground pepper has been recalled.

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<![CDATA[Beware BPA-Tainted Receipts]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:36:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BPA+Receipts.jpg
Cash register receipts, ATM receipts, the receipts the gas pump spits out, and even baggage claim checks—if they’re printed on thermal paper, they probably contain bisphenol A, known as BPA.

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<![CDATA[New Discount RX Program Launched in Wise Co.]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:59:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/467675965.jpg
HUD announced $29 million in grants to assist more than 1,200 extremely low-income persons and families living with HIV/AIDS

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<![CDATA[Peter & Rebecca Alexander: "Not Fade Away"]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:14:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Petere+and+Rebecca+Alexander.jpg
NBC's Peter Alexander and his sister Rebecca talk about their new book "Not Fade Away" a memoir and a unique look at the obstacles we all face -- whether it's physical, psychological or phiosophical -- as...

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<![CDATA[No EV D68 in Texas, But Parents Stay Alert]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:03:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/091414+EV+D68+Exam.jpg
Outbreaks of an uncommon virus are sending hundreds of kids to emergency rooms and clinics, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Receive Free Health Care In Irving]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:14:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/10pm_BAPS_health_fair_1200x675_328947779955.jpg
More than 100 physicians and health care providers gave free health care to hundreds of people with little or no health insurance in Irving. South Asians in particular are in need of the help. B.A.P.S. and NBC 5]]>
<![CDATA[Denton Co. Reports West Nile, Chikungunya Cases]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:45:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-0000211.jpg
The Denton County Health Department reported its first two human cases of the West Nile virus in 2014 on Friday, in addition to its first case of Chikungunya.

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<![CDATA[More Choose to Share Weight Loss with Employers]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:43:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Treadmill+walking+exercise.jpg
Thousands of North Texans are opting to wear devices that track their every step as part of company wellness programs, but some say the idea comes with privacy concerns.

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<![CDATA[Kissing Bug Spreading Parasite in Texas Dogs]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:32:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kissing+Bug.jpg
A disease that has infected millions of people in Mexico, Central America and South America is now showing up in greater numbers than had been previously reported in Texas; not in people, but in dogs.

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<![CDATA[Ragweed Season Hits North Texans Hard]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:30:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/early+allergy+season.jpg
It's ragweed season and North Texans are getting hit hard this week, some are even heading to the doctor concerned they've got a virus.]]>
<![CDATA[Concussion Center Opens in Plano]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:22:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/concussion+center.jpg
Texas Health Plano is introducing its new concussion center, focusing on the screening, prevention and treatment of brain injuries.

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<![CDATA[New Concussion Center Opens in Plano]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:23:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/concussion+center.jpg
Texas Health Plano is introducing its new concussion center, focusing on the screening, prevention and treatment of brain injuries.

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<![CDATA[2nd Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Arlington]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:37:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquitos.jpg
A infectious disease expert says there are ways to spot the difference between mild and serious cases of West Nile virus.]]>
<![CDATA[What You Need to Know About Enterovirus]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:18:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/enterovirus+fear.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly]]>
<![CDATA[Children in Several States Fighting Respiratory Virus]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:34:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Stethoscope1.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News.

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<![CDATA[Enteroviruses: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:10:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Will-Cornejo.jpg
An outbreak of an uncommon virus, Enterovirus D68, has made children in a dozen states ill and has left some hospitalized, according to NBC News. Children with asthma are particularly]]>
<![CDATA[Mars Issues Chocolate Candy Bar Recall]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:44:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/twix-pic.jpg
Mars Chocolate North America has issued a recall of some of its candy bars.

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<![CDATA[New Drug Fights Melanoma]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:30:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/melanoma_448x336.jpg
When a bracelet commemorating an FDNY firefighter killed on Sept. 11 washed up on a local beach, the woman who stumbled upon it had no idea it belonged to a family who turned out to be closer than she could have...]]>
<![CDATA[West Nile Virus Season Peaks in North Texas]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:02:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/westnilevirus.jpg
Summer may be winding down, but more and more cities in North Texas are reporting an increase in West Nile virus-positive pools.

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<![CDATA[Kids' Sunglasses Recalled]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:36:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/kids-glasses-recall2.jpg
A Rhode Island-based sunglasses company on Thursday issued a recall of more than 200,000 sunglasses due to an excessive amount of lead in the paint. The glasses are made by FGX and feature designs from...

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<![CDATA[Arlington Reports First Human WNV Case]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:43:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito+tray.jpg
After two summers of providing free mosquito dunks to residents, Trophy Club had to stop giving them out because they weren't in the proper packaging.]]>
<![CDATA[CDC Releases New Flu Recommendations]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:32:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Nasal+flu+spray.jpg
At the unofficial end to the summer, many North Texas doctors are looking ahead to flu season, which is expected to start in early October.

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<![CDATA[North Texas Doctors Look Ahead to Flu Season]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:35:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Nasal+flu+spray.jpg
At the unofficial end to the summer, many North Texas doctors are looking ahead to flu season, which is expected to start in early October.

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<![CDATA[Cyclospora Linked to Cilantro]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:49:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cilantro1.jpg
Some of the Texas cyclosporiasis cases have been traced back to fresh cilantro from Mexico, according to federal health officials.

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<![CDATA[Boston Marathon Dream Wedding]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:27:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/edt-KJWedding1.jpg
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

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<![CDATA[Cyclospora Cases Traces to Cilantro From Mexico]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:48:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cilantro1.jpg
Some of the Texas cyclosporiasis cases have been traced back to fresh cilantro from Mexico, according to federal health officials.

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<![CDATA[2nd Case of Chikungunya Confirmed in Dallas Co.]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:49:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mosquito_fiebre_amarilla_california.jpg
Public health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the North Texas county's first case of chikungunya virus disease.

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<![CDATA[Flu Cases Continuing Outside Typical Season]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:45:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu5.jpg
Many doctors in North Texas are seeing something rare for this time of year: the flu. They are cautioning that this could just be the beginning.]]>
<![CDATA[North Texas Woman With ALS Gets Free Treatment]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:22:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ALS+PATIENT.jpg
The medical team at Carrick Brain Centers in Irving is donating free treatment to Sherry Lewis, who was diagnosed with ALS in February.

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<![CDATA[Tasty, Healthy Breakfast Cereals]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:13:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Cereal+082714.jpg
Cereal is a staple for many families. Consumer Reports hunted down the most nutritious cereals that are also tasty.

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<![CDATA[Last Minute Scramble for School Vaccinations]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:52:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ault+Immunizations+082514.JPG
While many students are half way through their first day back to school other students are still at home because they don't have their immunizations up-to-date.

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<![CDATA[Number of Texas Parents Saying "No" to Vaccines Rising]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:34:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/little+girl+vaccine.jpg
As kids head back to school, NBC 5 Investigates found three times as many parents are saying "no" to vaccines compared to just five years ago and in some parts of the metroplex, the rate is even higher.

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<![CDATA[Arlington to Spray for West Nile Virus]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:12:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mosquito_fiebre_amarilla_california.jpg
The City of Arlington will spray for West Nile virus after a sample tests positive for the virus.]]>
<![CDATA[2 West Nile Cases in Dallas County]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:58:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mosquito_pica_pica.jpg
Health officials confirmed two new cases of West Nile virus in Dallas County on Friday, bringing the total number of human cases in 2014 up to five.

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<![CDATA[Lean Cuisine Frozen Food Recall]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:02:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*128/lean+cuisine.jpg
Nestlé has issued a voluntary recall of some of its frozen meals that were distributed in Texas.

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Pulls Yogurt Over Sugar]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:35:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/whole+foods+yogurt+allegations.JPG
A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents]]>
<![CDATA[Chicken Caesar Salad Kits Sold at Sam's Recalled]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:28:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sams_club1.jpg
Honey, nuts and cheese top the list of the most expensive — and delicious — food heists.

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<![CDATA[Final Push to Get Back-to-School Immunizations]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:21:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/219*120/060209+vaccine+shot+hmv.jpg


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<![CDATA[Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:32:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

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