<![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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:01:05 -0500 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:01:05 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![CDATA[SoCal Man Shares ALS Reality]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:42:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ALSchallenge.JPG
A shoplifting suspect who identified himself as former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland managed to mislead law enforcement for nearly four weeks and will likely face additional charges after...

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<![CDATA[Safety Alert: Mercury in Fish]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:16:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Mercury+Fish+082114.jpg
Eating fish can be a great choice. It's an excellent, low-fat source of protein and other nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids, which may help protect your heart, and if you're pregnant, boost your...

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<![CDATA[Fort Worth Still Without West Nile Positive Mosquitoes]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:29:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mosquito_virus_nilo_los_angeles.jpg
The West Nile virus and mosquito seasons may run longer this year thanks to summer rains, but Fort Worth still hasn't had a positive mosquito trap. Scientists studying and collecting data say it's hard...]]>
<![CDATA[Back-to-School Health]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:37:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/handsanitizer.jpg
Texas Healthcare Dr. Mark Hammonds discusses immunizations, preventing sickness and more.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Patient May Have Ebola Virus]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:55:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_ebola.jpg
First-time parents Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley are making the most of Jenna's pregnancy. Just two months after the Pennsylvania pair found out they were expecting, doctors gave the young couple the news...

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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]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:04:50 -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]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:02:13 -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 10:02:31 -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]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:39:43 -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]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:10:37 -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]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:11:40 -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]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:54:50 -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]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:26:33 -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 11:00:47 -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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