<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health Connection]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usFri, 28 Oct 2016 05:45:22 -0500Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:45:22 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Beaumont Child in Dallas for Recovery from Mystery Illness]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:12:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/braden+scott+afm.jpg
A rare and mysterious illness called acute flaccid myelitis is paralyzing some children across the country and here in North Texas.

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<![CDATA[Toxicologists Warn Against Extreme Danger of Fentanyl]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:45:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ambulance+GettyImages-478895016.jpg
Doctors say the dangerous drug fentanyl is already on the streets of Dallas-Fort Worth. In fact, toxicologists say seven people in Tarrant County have died from fentanyl use this year.

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<![CDATA[Stopping the Spread Of Cancer]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:04:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/generic+doctor+coat.jpg
Researchers at UT Southwestern have found the pathways that allow cancer to spread. The discovery could lead to development of drugs that close these pathways.

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<![CDATA[Time Change Could Affect Your Health]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:53:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/462579969.jpg
We "turn back" the clock early next Sunday, November 6. While most of us are excited about getting back that extra hour of sleep, it can affect your health.

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<![CDATA[Volunteer Previews American Cancer Society Walk]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:22:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/10-16-16-Making-Strides-Walk.JPG
American Cancer Society volunteer Dr. Stephen Berndt joins NBC 5 live in studio to preview the organization's Making Strides to End Breast Cancer walk.

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<![CDATA[Tarrant Co. Confirms First West Nile Virus Death of 2016]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:29:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-GettyImages-563546355.jpg
Tarrant County health officials are reporting the county's first death related to West Nile virus of the 2016 season Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Two Procedures Help Reduce the Effects of Aging on Skin]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:46:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/laser+wrinkle+treatment.jpg
Two procedures can turn back the hands of time, according to doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.]]>
<![CDATA[FDA Steps Up Warnings About Testosterone Use]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:38:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16159721727583-fda-generic.jpg
The FDA announced Tuesday that it is increasing warnings against testosterone and other steroids, NBC News reported.In addition to existing concerns about personality changes and other health issues, the drugs...

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<![CDATA[New Hip Replacement Surgery Dramatically Improves Recovery Time]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:43:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hip-replacement.jpg
A hip replacement surgery using an anterior approach has people up and walking hours after surgery and recovering much more quickly.

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<![CDATA[Push for Dental Sealant Programs in Schools]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:24:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dental-sealant.jpg
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows there is a lack of dental sealant used for school-age children. Children dealing with dental disease sometimes have trouble eating, speaking...

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<![CDATA[Male Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Inspirational Battle]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:28:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Avist+Owens.jpg
Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas hosts a monthly support group to help male breast cancer survivors.

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<![CDATA[Breast Cancer Awareness in American Indian Population]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:31:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mammogram3.jpg
The Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Dallas is encouraging breast cancer screening in the American Indian population.

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<![CDATA[Health Headlines: SIDS, Concussions]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:51:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/tlmd_baby_sleeping_bebe_durmiendo_shutterstock_206555212.jpg
New guidelines are out to help protect your baby against sudden infant death syndrome. And if your young football player has never had a concussion, he may still at risk for brain trauma.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Wrong Antibiotic Treatment]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:58:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/seema-antibiotics.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin joins NBC 5 live via satellite to talk people being treated for ear and sinus infections with the wrong antibiotics.

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<![CDATA[Infants, Parents Should Share Room: New Guidelines]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:35:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_sleepstandards1024_1920x1080.jpg
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated guidelines for new parents on infant sleep safety. Experts say room sharing could reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by half and...]]>
<![CDATA[Kaufman County Athletes Tested For Heart Health]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:56:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ecg+heart+test.jpg
Student athletes in Kaufman County to receive free heart health screening in an effort to prevent sudden cardiac deaths.

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<![CDATA[Doctor Discusses Breast Cancer Awareness]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:44:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mammogram3.jpg
More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and more than 400,000 women died from it in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. Dr. Angela Seda, surgeon with Texas Breast...

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<![CDATA[Pediatrics Group Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:32:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-135280995.jpg
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for parents with infants and young children in regard to screen usage.Children under 18 months should avoid screens, with the exception of...

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<![CDATA[Preimplantation Genetic Testing May Help Fertility Struggles]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:53:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC-Fertility-Testing.jpg
Preimplantation genetic testing before in-vitro fertilization virtually eliminates multiple births and helps patients struggling with infertility achieve pregnancy more quickly.

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<![CDATA[New Advice: Parents Should Share Screentime with Kids]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:46:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_mediakids1020_1920x1080.jpg
Instead of playing a constant game of keep-away, parents are now encouraged to join the fun. Updated guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics on kids' media usage represents a shift to making moms...

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<![CDATA[Dallas' First 'Brain Gym' Teaching Meditation Techniques]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:03:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/meditation3.jpg
There’s a new business in Dallas that’s considered a “brain gym,” it’s a peaceful space that’s focused on improving your brain by using meditation.

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<![CDATA[Woman With Cancer: '#JuJuOnThatChemo']]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:21:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/chemo-dance-101916.PNG
A Texas woman is not letting cancer and chemo get her down. Ana-Alecia Ayala, who’s battling a rare form of uterine sarcoma, has joined the viral dance craze — and has a heartwarming message to shareIn...

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<![CDATA[Therapy Dogs Help Children, Victims Find Comfort in Court]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:31:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_courtdogs1020_1920x1080.jpg
Specially trained dogs are being used to help children and other victims of crimes feel comfortable while taking the witness stand in one California court.

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<![CDATA[Labor Pains, Baby Delivery Surprise Woman]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:02:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_suprisebaby1019_1920x1080.jpg
A woman is still in shock after giving birth to a baby boy over the weekend, claiming she never knew she was pregnant.

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<![CDATA[Teen Charged in 'Pink' Overdose Deaths]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:57:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_pink_1920x1080.jpg
Utah teen faces felony drug charges after synthetic drug "pink" takes the lives of two 13-year-olds.

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<![CDATA[Largest Autism Study in History Now Underway]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:00:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/autism+study.jpg
Researchers are collecting information and DNA samples from people with autism and their family members, and they’re sharing that information with other top autism experts and researchers in the nation.

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<![CDATA[Arthritis Patients Say Massage Can Help Soothe Pain]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:34:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_Arthritis-Massage.jpg
Arthritis affects millions of Americans and some patients say massage helps them deal with the pain.

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<![CDATA[Doctor, Patient on How to Help Seizure, Stroke Sufferers]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:37:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_Seizure.jpg
Witnessing the physical effects of strokes and seizures can cause others to freeze, not knowing what to do, or worse, panic and do more harm than good. Now, a doctor and his patient are working to raise...

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves New Lip Filler Now Available In North Texas]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:41:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lip+filler.jpg
A new FDA-approved lip injection is said to be cheaper and longer lasting than competing fillers on the market.

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<![CDATA[Mom's Update on Conjoined Twins]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:12:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/conjoined+twins+gofundme+thumb.png
Nicole McDonald has reluctantly documented her family's experience as her twin sons who were attached at the head faced their most difficult surgery yet last week. But if supporters of her family read anything...
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<![CDATA[The DMN's Dr. Seema Yasmin: Costly Chemicals]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:01:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/seema-pesticides.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' medical expert Dr. Seema Yasmin joins NBC 5 live to discuss a study on the billions of dollars spent per year on the health impact of chemicals like pesticides.

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<![CDATA[Previewing Walk to End Alzheimers]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:09:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/paul-morgan.jpg
Paul Morgan of the North Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association joins NBC 5 live in studio to talk about the group's Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraiser.

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<![CDATA[Nina Pham Still Working to Settle Ebola Lawsuit: Attorneys]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:05:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/11a_v-nina_pham_trial_KXASAERB_1200x675_738776131808.jpg
Two years after the Ebola crisis hit Dallas, one of the nurses infected is still pursuing a lawsuit against the hospital where she worked.]]>
<![CDATA[Apps Connect Patients with Medical Help in an Emergency]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:39:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/medical+app.jpg
Medical apps can help patients when they need it most.

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<![CDATA[Healing Tattoos For Breast Cancer Survivors]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:17:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/3d+nipple+tattoo+breast+cancer.jpg
An Oak Cliff tattoo artist specializes in 3-D nipple tattoos for breast cancer survivors.

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<![CDATA[Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Rates, Report Finds]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:42:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/strides6-PIC_0.jpg
Despite innovative technology for detection and treatment of breast cancer, black women continue to have the highest rate of mortality, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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<![CDATA[Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Affecting North Texas Children]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:49:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/paralysis-illness.jpg
Scientists from coast-to-coast are studying an increase in cases of a polio-like illness in children.

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<![CDATA[TMS: Providing Hope for People With Depression]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:45:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation.jpg
There is a treatment becoming more mainstream and being accepted by more health care companies, which is helping a lot of people who suffer from depression.

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<![CDATA[Promising News For Children With Peanut Allergies]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:14:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/peanut+allergy.jpg
New research shows children, some as young as nine-months-old, with peanut allergies can successfully become desensitized to nuts by eating small doses of peanut protein.

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<![CDATA[Moms Find Worms in Baby Formula]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:04:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_maggotformula1011_1500x845.jpg
A first-time mom says she found worms in a bottle of Similac baby formula that she fed her son. "Two ounces down I noticed the worms," said Taylor Seyler from Missouri. "Took it from his mouth, went and put...]]>
<![CDATA[Can Dry Shampoo Lead To Hair Loss?]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:06:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dry+shampoo.jpg
Researchers at UT Southwestern weigh in on whether dry shampoo causes hair loss.

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