<![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, 20 Aug 2014 12:05:03 -0500 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:05:03 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Calif. Patient May Have Ebola Virus]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:41:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

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<![CDATA[Football Team Adds Helmet Cushions to Curb Impacts]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:48:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Football+practice+helmets.jpg
Football practice for the Richland High School Rebels includes something extra. Soft cushions called Guardian Caps cover the players' helmets.

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<![CDATA[Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:40:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/100308-peanut-butter-attack.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA[Annual Powder-Puff Game Exceeds Fundraising Goal]]> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:27:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BvB-Dallas-Powder-Puff-8.jpg
Cotton Bowl to host Blondes vs. Brunettes football game on Aug. 11.

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<![CDATA[EPA Takes Issue with Handing Out Mosquito Dunks]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:49:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito-dunks.jpg
See which cities are ground spraying for mosquitoes and when.]]>
<![CDATA[Eleven Chikungunya Cases Reported in Texas]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:21:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP702217698660.jpg
Texas Department of State Health Services reports 11 cases of chikungunya virus in Texas, with two cases in North Texas.

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<![CDATA[Merkerson Shines Spotlight on Diabetes]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:34:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Merkerson+081414.jpg
Longtime "Law and Order" actress S. Epatha Merkerson is encouraging people living with Type 2 diabetes to know the importance of their A1C and talking with their doctor about setting A1C

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<![CDATA[Whole Foods Lied About Sugar in Yogurt: Lawsuit]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:23:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/whole_foods.JPG
Dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets on one Brooklyn street could find themselves in for a surprise nastier than the messes their pooches leave behind, thanks to a group of fed-up...

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<![CDATA[MRSA Breaks Out Among Firefighter Trainees in New York]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:36:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/randalls+island+mrsa.jpg
Robin Williams' grieving daughter Zelda Williams is taking a timeout from Twitter and Instagram after users sent her unkind comments and altered photos of her dad, which were supposedly taken after the...]]>
<![CDATA[Georgia Firm Recalls 15K Pounds of Chicken Nuggets]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:40:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ApplegateRecall.jpg
A Georgia-based meat company is recalling over 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after reports surfaced that consumers found small pieces of plastic in the meat. Perdue Farms and the USDA's Food...

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<![CDATA[Better-For-You Foods: Consumer Reports]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:20:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Mayo+081214.jpg
Making smart food choices when you shop can be very confusing. Consumer Reports ShopSmart Magazine tells us how to decode sound-alike food labels.

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<![CDATA[Better-For-You Foods]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:15:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Mayo+081214.jpg
Making smart food choices when you shop can be very confusing. Consumer Reports ShopSmart Magazine tells us how to decode sound-alike food labels.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Confirms Third Case of West Nile Virus]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/west+nile+jersey+shore+mosquitoes.JPG
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms the first two human cases of West Nile virus in Dallas County for the 2014 season.]]>
<![CDATA[School Lunches Around the World]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:08:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LunchPakistan2.jpg
Photographers captured the lunch fare for students in several countries earlier this month, showing a range of foods, customs, and nutritional standards.

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<![CDATA[Ebola Researcher Confident in Drug]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:31:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/inside-Ebola-lab-san-diego.jpg
A Tampa church cancelled a funeral service upon learning that the deceased was gay, NBC affiliate WFLA reported. Julie Atwood, the mother of Julion Evans, was told that holding her son's funeral in the...]]>
<![CDATA[9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:31:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_191826866.jpg
A Tampa church cancelled a funeral service upon learning that the deceased was gay, NBC affiliate WFLA reported. Julie Atwood, the mother of Julion Evans, was told that holding her son's funeral in the...

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<![CDATA[West Nile Problem Grows in NE Tarrant County]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:30:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/196*120/tlmd_enfermedades_mosquitos_18.jpg
Trucks in Tarrant County are ready to spray against mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus.

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<![CDATA[Hot Playgrounds Lead to Burned Children]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 06:14:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Hot+Playground+080714.jpg
A warning for parents, thousands of children are burned every summer playing on hot playground equipment.

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<![CDATA[Chikungunya-Positive Mosquito Found in Texas]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:58:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito+tray.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed Tuesday the first case of imported chikungunya virus in the county.]]>
<![CDATA[Cancer Patient's One Direction Wish]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:07:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/6yo+cancer+patient.jpg
A woman accused of making it through airport security without a boarding pass and taking a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor trespassing charge...

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<![CDATA[Scientists Closer to Ebola Vaccine]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:22:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NIH+Scientists+Ebola+Vaccine+080614.jpg
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which claimed at least 887 lives, has many people wondering whether the virus could be spread through air travel.

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<![CDATA[Health Officials Encouraging Back-to-School Shots]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:16:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/219*120/060209+vaccine+shot+hmv.jpg
Denton Co. Public Health says lines haven't been too bad yet for back to school shots so they're encouraging people to come get them done now before things get bad.

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<![CDATA[West Nile Survivor Still Recovering 1 Year Later]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:58:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-0000111.jpg
A North Texas man who was diagnosed with West Nile virus nearly a year ago said while his family is helping him get through the illness, his life will never be the same.

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<![CDATA[Smoking Ban Considered in Frisco]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:05:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Smoking+cigarette.jpg
The Frisco City Council Tuesday is expected to consider banning smoking and the possession of tobacco products from all city parks.

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<![CDATA[Safety Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:56:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP080729033573.jpg
Researchers discovered teenagers are more at risk of getting hit by cars while distracted than any other demographic they have studied in the past.]]>
<![CDATA[Two-a-Day Practices Underway in North Texas]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:37:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/football+prac.jpg
North Texas athletic teams took the field or court on Monday for the first official practice of the season. This is the first year that all 22 high school football teams in the Dallas Independent School District...

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<![CDATA[Tarrant Co. Confirms 1st Human Case of West Nile]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquitos.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms the first two human cases of West Nile virus in Dallas County for the 2014 season.]]>
<![CDATA[North Texan Witnesses Liberia "Deteroriate by the Hour"]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 06:42:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/080314+Todd+Phillips.jpg
Federal and state firefighters are battling a pair of fierce wildfires in northeast California that have already destroyed eight homes and prompted a precautionary evacuation.

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<![CDATA[Mass. Doctor Going to Fight Ebola]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:43:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Nahid+Bhadelia.jpg
Kent Brantly, the Texas doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, was given an experimental serum before he was flown to the U.S., said Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid group.

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<![CDATA[1st Ebola Patient, Dr. Kent Brantly, Arrives at Emory]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:47:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Emory-Arrival-080214.jpg
A North Texas doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working for a relief organization in West Africa remains in poor condition, but he is getting help from a young teen whose life he saved.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Updates on West Nile Virus]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:15:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/210*120/bb82f013a5e54a7cbed54729d2487f36.jpg
Dallas County released an update on West Nile Virus Friday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Deadly Pain Pills]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:24:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pain+pills.jpg
Prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin can make days bearable if you’re suffering, but they can be as addictive as heroin and just as deadly. Prescriptions have soared 300 percent in...

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<![CDATA[Galveston Doctor Heads to West Africa ]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:21:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Galveston+lab.jpg
Another Texas doctor plans to follow Dr. Kent Brantly to West Africa.

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<![CDATA[Doctor With Ebola: 'God Has a Call On My Life']]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:33:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Brantly+again.jpg
Several people attended a prayer service July 30, 2014, at Southside Church of Christ, the Fort Worth church formerly attended by Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor infected with Ebola in West Africa.

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<![CDATA[Flower Mound Has High Breast Cancer Rates: Report]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:46:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Flower+Mound+image.jpg
The third state study since cancer cluster concerns showed mostly good news, but some troublesome for Flower Mound.

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<![CDATA[Cancer Cluster Study Results in Flower Mound]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:35:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*121/fm1.jpg
Experts have been studying Flower Mound for years over worries that fracking and natural gas drilling are causing high cancer rates.

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