<![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 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:56:09 -0500 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:56:09 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Jenkins, Rawlings Grade Ebola Response]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:18:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/land-rawlings-jenkins-ints.JPG
In an exclusive interview Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins grade their performance managing the Ebola threat while discussing the tense moments that took place behind closed doors...

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<![CDATA[Some Flu Patients Could Falsely Suspect Ebola]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:06:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/little+girl+vaccine.jpg
Doctors in North Texas are reporting an uptick in flu patients showing up to their offices already this fall, and the reason could be due to a heightened awareness of the Ebola virus.

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<![CDATA[Eric Duncan's Fiancee Talks to NBC 5]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:51:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/102614+Louise+Troh.jpg
For the first time, the fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan sat down and spoke exclusively to NBC 5’s Johnny Archer.

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<![CDATA[Cooler Temps Could Bring End to West Nile Season Soon]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:27:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mosquito_fiebre_amarilla_california.jpg
As morning temperatures quickly approach the 30's, health leaders are hopeful mosquito season is nearing an end.]]>
<![CDATA[Bedford Passes Restaurant Smoking Ban]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:27:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/171956078.jpg
The City of Bedford has passed an ordinance banning smoking in restaurants.

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<![CDATA[Negative Stigma Linked to Ebola Virus]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:26:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/6PW_VO_EBOLA_MEETING_KNSD4HOQ_1200x675_313738307967.jpg
Community leaders try to dispel negative stigma associated with ties to Ebola]]>
<![CDATA[Nurse Steps Out, Slams Quarantine]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:01:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kaci-Hickox.jpg
Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola victims in West Africa and has challenged the legality of a quarantine, spoke outside of her Maine home after health officials announced they...]]>
<![CDATA[Statement: Amber Vinson Speaks at Emory]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:54:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vinson-speaks-emory.jpg
Dallas nurse Amber Vinson speaks after being discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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<![CDATA[CDC Recommends New Ebola Quarantine Guidelines]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:54:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CDC-generic.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outline new guidelines for who should be quarantined and when concerning people coming from Africa to the United States.]]>
<![CDATA["The Martha Stewart of Marijuana"]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:44:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/6086cece1b1849ee9e44a75c6187d8ae.jpg
A Beverly Hills mom has started a crowdfunding website, Canna-dabba-do, in hopes to help bring medical marijuana to the masses. Cheryl Shuman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, Shuman was given...]]>
<![CDATA[More than 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:55:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bell-evans-chicken.jpg
Food may be contaminated with Staphylococcal bacteria, which may cause stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

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<![CDATA[Nurse, UTA Grad Fights New Jersey Quarantine]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:16:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kaci-Hickox1.jpg
Despite showing no symptoms of Ebola, University of Texas at Arlington graduate Kaci Hickox remains involuntarily quarantined inside a tent at a New Jersey hospital.]]>
<![CDATA[Pham's Church Continues to Pray for Her]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:37:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_01_obama_abrazo_nina_pham.jpg
Nina Pham is in Fort Worth with her family, that's also where her church is where many members of the congregation continue to pray for her recovery.

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<![CDATA[Pham's Reunion With Her Dog Delayed]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:34:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pham-dog.jpg
Nina Pham's reunion with her dog Bentley will have to wait until the dog clears quarantine.

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<![CDATA[UTA Nurse Fires Back Against Ebola Quarantines]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:23:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ebola-quarantine.jpg
A nurse with ties to North Texas is firing back against efforts to stop the spread of Ebola. The UTA grad returned from West Africa on Friday and was immediately placed in quarantine.]]>
<![CDATA[Presbyterian Makes Big Changes After Treating Ebola]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:10:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ebola-456419212.jpg
After treating the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas made some big changes.

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<![CDATA[Neighbors Ready for Pham to Return Home]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:21:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/457790040.jpg
Residents in Nina Pham's M Streets neighborhood tell NBC 5 they are ready for her to come home.

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<![CDATA[First Flu Cases of the Season Reported in North Texas]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:39:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Nasal+flu+spray.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services reported three cases of the flu for the 2014-2015 flu season on Friday. Tarrant County is reporting one positive flu test so far this season.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Hospital Workers React to Good News for Nurse]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:45:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/presby-reax.jpg
Texas health Presbyterian Hospital workers react to the news that nurse Nina Pham is no longer infected with the Ebola virus Friday.

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<![CDATA[Pham Free of Ebola; Returns Home Late Friday]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:59:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/457790040.jpg
Dallas nurse and Ebola patient Nina Pham said she feels blessed to be free of the deadly Ebola virus and is looking forward to returning to Texas and her dog Bentley.

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<![CDATA[Girl's Seizures Seemingly Subside After Medicinal Oil Trial]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:03:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Glut+1+medicinal+oil.jpg
A North Texas family is touting a "miracle oil" and praising researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for healing their little girl, who was having chronic seizures.

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<![CDATA[Parkland Offers Free Mammograms Saturday]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mammogram+photo+for+web.jpg
Parkland's annual "Come Together for the Cure" breast cancer awareness event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[New Task Force for Infectious Diseases Holds First Hearing]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:13:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ebola-task-force-hearing.jpg
The new Texas Task Force on Infections Disease Preparedness and Response holds its first public hearing Thursday morning.

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<![CDATA[Demand Up for Gear to Protect Health Care Workers]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:36:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Hazmat+manufacturing+DFW.jpg
A North Texas company that makes protective gear in the fight against Ebola and other communicable diseases is working to keep up with the ever-increasing demand.

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<![CDATA[Monitored Health Care Workers Hit Milestone]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:49:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ebola-mike-rawlings_1200x675_336331843767.jpg
Dallas city leaders are celebrating another milestone Wednesday as health care workers who treated Thomas Eric Duncan are now two weeks into their monitoring period.

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<![CDATA[Mothers Continue to Deliver at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:02:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Presby+baby+newborn+Dallas.jpg
Despite the recent Ebola threat mothers are continuing to have their babies at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, but some say they've been met with questions.

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<![CDATA[New Flu Shots, Mist Give Extra Protection]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Flu+mist+nasal+vaccine.jpg
This year's flu vaccines are more effective than ever, protecting against all four strains of the virus, compared with just three last year, according to Children's Health Pediatric Group's medical director Dr.

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<![CDATA[Fliers Distributed Where Family Quarantined]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:45:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ebola+flier++Dallas+neighborhood.jpg
The Dallas Police Department's Office of Community Affairs distributed fliers to neighbors of the Catholic Conference Center in Oak Cliff Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[PDF: City of Dallas' Flier on Ebola, Symptoms]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:45:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola14.jpg
On Tuesday, city leaders in Dallas distributed to the following flier to those who live around the Catholic Conference Center at 901 Madison Avenue in Oak Cliff.
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<![CDATA[107 Remain on Watch for Ebola Symptoms]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:59:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zachary-thompson.jpg
*Update: New numbers from the Dallas County Health Department say 107 people are monitoring for symptoms of the Ebola virus.

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<![CDATA[UTSW to Staff Ebola Containment Facility (Raw Video)]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:56:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rick-perr-utsw.jpg
Texas is creating two new biocontainment facilities for treating possible future Ebola patients, one in Richardson and the other in Galveston.

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<![CDATA[107 Remain on Watch for Ebola Symptoms]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:42:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zach+Thompson+DCHHS+063014.jpg
More and more people on the 21-day Ebola monitoring list are being given the “all clear," Dallas County health officials say.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Treatment, Containment Facility to be Built in North Texas]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:31:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rick-perry-ebola-456469138.jpg
Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas.

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<![CDATA[Your Ebola Questions: Is 21 Days Enough?]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:36:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dr.-Seema-Yasmin-101414.jpg
Dr. Seema Yasmin, public health expert for The Dallas Morning News, answers viewers' questions including is a 21-day watch enough to be sure people won't catch or spread Ebola.]]>