<![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 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:35:22 -0600 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:35:22 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Caramel Apples Linked to Texas Listeria Death ]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:26:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/155224562.jpg
Christopher Braden, an epidemiologist at the CDC, said the agency is still trying to determine which brands are involved and how caramel apples may have become infected.

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<![CDATA[300 Percent Flu Case Increase at Mansfield Hospital]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:34:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu+shot+generic.jpg
Inside Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, doctors are counting three times the amount of flu cases compared to last year.

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<![CDATA[Technology Helping Local Schools Fight Illness]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:36:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/telehealth.jpg
Technology is linking physicians to schools through video conferencing to diagnose students.

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<![CDATA[Keeping Calm This Christmas Season]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:37:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-0000125.jpg
Right now is one of the most joyful times of the year but it is also one of the most stressful. Doctors say December is when they see the most patients suffering from high levels of stress -- which they say can...

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<![CDATA[North Texas Flu Numbers on the Rise]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:46:10 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tamiflu+Image.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services now reports 2,425 confirmed cases of the flu this season, with one death, according to the latest numbers released.

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<![CDATA[North Texas Flu Numbers on the Rise]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:23:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tamiflu+Image.jpg
The newest map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tracking the flu nationwide, puts Texas in the most dangerous category. The flu is now widespread.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Doctor Develops Flu Despite Having Shot]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:25:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu+shot+generic.jpg
More and more flu cases are being reported at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas each week. Among those cases are the hospital’s own doctors.

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<![CDATA[N. Texans Among Ebola Survivors Named Time's Person of the Yr.]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:27:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Nina+Pham1.jpg
Dr. Kent Brantly, Nina Pham and Amber Vinson are among the "Ebola Fighters" named in Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Co. Flu Cases Up 330 Percent]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:01:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/01-24-2014-flu.jpg
Dallas County health officials fear influenza will be a major problem this season. Dallas County Health and Human Service recorded 758 positive cases in the county the week of Nov.]]>
<![CDATA[Tarrant County Proclaims Dec. 9 Kent Brantly Day]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:30:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Brantly+proclamation+120914.jpg
Dr. Kent Brantly was honored Tuesday at the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, as county leaders proclaimed Dec. 9 Dr. Kent Brantly Day.

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<![CDATA[Two Adult Flu Deaths Reported in Tarrant County]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:19:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu+generic+germs+generic.jpg
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<![CDATA[Flu Affecting Students in Richardon ISD]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:52:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Flu+mist+nasal+vaccine.jpg
Nearly half of an entire first grade class missed school Monday because of flu-like symptoms, according to parents at White Rock Elementary in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[No Shortage of Flu Meds in Texas]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:39:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/College_Flu_Vaccine_35sec_606_large_448x336.jpg
Texas now ranks as the number two state in flu activity, according to newly launched Walgreens Flu Index.]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Flu Cases On The Rise]]> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 22:29:58 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/4P_TZ3B_flu_shot_effect_KNSD5CQR_1200x675_367378499577.jpg
Doctors say if you haven't already, get your flu shot now because the flu is spreading quickly throughout Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[Potential for Severe Flu Season Ahead]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:57:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FluOutbreak_Shots_Vaccine.jpg
Health experts monitoring a spike in flu cases say Type-A is hitting hard this season, and that could lead to many more North Texans being hospitalized or even dying from the virus.

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<![CDATA[12th Human West Nile Case Reported in Dallas Co.]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:37:18 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_061812mosquito.jpg
The Dallas County Health and Human Services Department confirms a 12th person has contracted West Nile virus in the county this year.]]>
<![CDATA[CDC: Current Flu Shot Less Effective Due to Virus Mutation]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 03:27:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Flu+Shot+immunization.jpg
CDC experts sent an urgent message to doctors Wednesday that this year's flu vaccine may not be as effective against the virus as they hoped.

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<![CDATA[Flu Season Outpacing Last Year: CDC]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:05:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/01-24-2014-flu.jpg
The CDC shows more flu activity this year than at this point last season, and Texas seems to be ahead of the curve too.]]>
<![CDATA[First Flu Death of the Season Confirmed in Dallas Co.]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:34:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/210*120/01-flu.JPG
The first adult flu death of the season has been reported in North Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Overdose Deaths Significantly Lower Than U.S. Average]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:54:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/185590966.jpg
Drug overdose deaths in Texas are significantly lower than the U.S. average.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin on World Aids Day]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:46:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DMN_-_World_AIDS_1200x675_366100035878.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' Dr. Seema Yasmin discusses the 26th annual World AIDS Day and how some experts don't think enough progress is being made to treat HIV in the U.S.]]>
<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:31:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>
<![CDATA['Tis the Season for Holiday Sicknesses]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:43:31 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sick-Flu_generic.jpg
Between all the parties, traveling and changes in weather, the holiday season is always a time when more people get sick.]]>
<![CDATA[Popular Pet Food Company Announces Recall]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:57:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pet-food-recall.jpg
A pet food company has issued a recall of its popular brand of cat and ferret foods.

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<![CDATA[11-Year-Old North Texas Child Paralyzed by Enterovirus-D68]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:52:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bryan+Sotelo+Enterovirus+D68.jpg
A mystery illness that has sickened children all over the country causes paralysis in a North Texas child.

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<![CDATA[Oxy Elite Pro Offers Refund in Class Action Settlement]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:57:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/230*120/5p-p-oxy-elite-pro_650QT670-03.jpg
The Dallas based makers of controversial weight loss supplement Oxy Elite Pro and GNC stores that sold it are offering rebates of up to $300 in a settlement.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Hidden Risks of Going Gluten-Free]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:22:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gluten+free.jpg
How good is a gluten-free diet for everyone? Consumer Reports reviewed nutrition labels for more than 80 gluten-free foods.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Offers Free Flu Vaccine]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:25:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Walmart+Flu+Shot+012214.jpg
Flu season is around the corner and Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering vaccines free of charge.

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<![CDATA[Arsenic in Rice]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:12:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rice7.jpg
Consumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you and your children should eat.

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<![CDATA[Flu Cases on the Rise]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:43:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flu+vax.jpg
Pharmacies are seeing more customers wanting to get the flu shot and public health says the number of flu cases is going up.

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<![CDATA[Watchdog: Don't Overpay for Minor Medical Care]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:02:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DAVID_WOO__1412863784_40199434.JPG
Here's some advice that may save you a thousand dollars or more.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Reports 4th Case of Chikungunya]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:12:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP702217698660.jpg
The Dallas County Health and Human Services Department confirms a fourth case of Chikungunya in Dallas County this year.

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<![CDATA[Flu Cases on the Rise; Health Leaders Urge Shots]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:45:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FluOutbreak_Shots_Vaccine.jpg
Leaders in Denton County report a slight uptick in flu cases last week and believe the big numbers may be fast approaching.

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<![CDATA[President George W. Bush Meets Amber Vinson]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:46:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/David-Woo-_1415388200.jpg
Former President George W. Bush dropped by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Friday to recognize the end of Dallas’ Ebola outbreak.

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