<![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-usThu, 08 Dec 2016 16:57:10 -0600Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:57:10 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Holiday Poison Prevention]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:07:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/poison2.jpg
The holiday season is a time of fun for family and friends. But it's also a time to stay alert about potential dangers for children. Each year, poison centers get calls from frantic parents about children...]]>
<![CDATA[Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:46:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/disposablerazorfeuerherd.jpg
Grooming pubic hair may be linked to an increased risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, according to a new study.The results did show participants who trimmed or shaved their pubic hair had...

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<![CDATA[Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:34:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16341007670452.jpg
A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for outgoing Vice President Joe Biden.The...

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<![CDATA[New Program to Serve Needs of Foster Care Children]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:45:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/foster+care+center.jpg
Children's Health has opened its new, state-of-the-art Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[North Texas City Named Most Polluted in Texas]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:47:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sun_Heat_Generic_Hot_car.jpg
A state report found Denton is among the most polluted cities in Texas.

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<![CDATA[Enjoy the Holidays without the Extra Fat and Calories]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:01:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BZ2016Dec.jpg
Looking forward to the holiday season but not the extra pounds that often come with it?

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<![CDATA[Garland Schools See Benefits in Breakfast Program]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:27:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Garland-Breakfast-program.jpg
Garland ISD's Breakfast in the Classroom program is leading to better attendance records and fewer visits to the school nurse.

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<![CDATA[Ethiopian Twins Fly To DFW For Life-Changing Surgery]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:59:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bogale+Brothers.jpg
Two brothers from Ethiopia traveled to Plano to receive free treatment for severe scoliosis.

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<![CDATA[In 2015, Health Spending Surges in the U.S. ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:00:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/170*120/AP_16320836144895-doctor.jpg
In 2015, Americans spent $3.2 trillion on medical expenses, up by 5.8 percent since 2014, NBC News reported.Experts say there are also indications that health spending increased because people sought...

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<![CDATA[Veteran Explains What PTSD Looks Like to Him]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:29:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PTSD3.jpg
Jeremiah Dee served in the military for ten years, working as a mechanic on Black Hawk helicopters. When two of those helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq, Dee was called in to help take it apart.

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<![CDATA[Mumps Cases Prompts Warning From State]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:34:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mumps1.jpg
Texas state health officials warn public of potential exposure to the highly contagious during holiday travel.

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<![CDATA[Shkreli Belittles Students Who Recreated His $750 Drug]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:56:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/shkreli.jpg
Martin Shkreli, the infamous former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who hiked the price on a drug used by HIV patients from $13.50 to $750, is making news again. This time belittling a group of Australian students...

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<![CDATA[Mumps Cases Spark Precautions at Cleburne Schools]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:36:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cleburne+Logo.jpg
Two students in the Cleburne Independent School District are among the 10 cases of mumps triggering concern in Johnson County this week.

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<![CDATA[Tired of Chronic Fatigue?]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:44:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Chronic+Fatigue.jpg
It’s often called a mystery illness, but people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome experience real pain and extreme fatigue. Researchers are looking to help those tired of chronic fatigue syndrome.

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<![CDATA[World AIDS Day 2016: Activists Urge Testing, Education]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:52:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_405806892642.jpg
Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day. It's a time to remember over 35 million people who have died from the disease since the early-1980s. It's also a chance for health organizations and charities to raise awareness...

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<![CDATA[Mumps Cases Identified in North Texas: Health Officials]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:28:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-462294300.jpg
The Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating two outbreaks of mumps in North Texas.

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<![CDATA[Mosquito Expert Predicts More Zika Cases]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:42:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zika-Mosquito-GettyImages-513621730.jpg
North Texas mosquito experts believe there will be more cases of people infected with the Zika virus by mosquitoes in Texas.

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<![CDATA[Arlington ISD Searching for Cause of Illnesses at School]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:26:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/Mystery+Illness+at+Arlington+Junior+High.jpg
There's a mysterious illness going around at Nichols Junior High in Arlington.]]>
<![CDATA[Border Counties Prepare For Zika-Related Birth Defects]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:26:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543392276-Mosquito.jpg
Hidalgo County, one of six border counties in Texas considered high-risk for Zika transmission, is preparing for a possible influx in pregnant patients infected with the mosquito-borne illness.

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<![CDATA[Border Counties Prepare For Local Zika Transmission]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:56:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zika25.jpg
Public health officials believe a Brownsville woman contracted the Zika virus from mosquitoes in Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[First Local Zika Virus Case Reported in Texas]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:22:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543392276-Mosquito.jpg
The first case of Zika virus likely to have been transmitted in Texas was reported in Cameron County in the Rio Grande Valley

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<![CDATA[Millions May Be Misdiagnosed as Allergic to Penicillin]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 22:41:18 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pennicillin.jpg
Some 90 percent of those diagnosed with a penicillin allergy can actually tolerate the antibiotics, according to a study presented recently at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma...

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<![CDATA[Free Cataract Surgery Changing Lives in Fort Worth]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:42:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/free-cataract-surgery.jpg
Imagine suddenly going blind and not being able to afford a simple surgery to fix it. That's the damage cataracts can cause, forcing people out of work and stealing their independence.

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<![CDATA[Laser Cap Restores Hair]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:46:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LASER+HAIR+CAP.jpg
Hair loss is a chronic, progressive condition. Different types of treatment for hair loss are available and now doctors are using a laser cap as treatment.

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<![CDATA[Woman With Spina Bifida Becomes Mother Despite Challenges]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:06:04 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Stephanie+Warner.jpg
A woman with spina bifida has given birth to a healthy child after multiple complications.

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<![CDATA[ER Visits Spike on Thanksgiving]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:54:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Emergency-Hospital-Stock-Generic.jpg
The holidays can be a stressful time, and Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year in the emergency room. Dr. Glenn Hardesty, with Texas Health, discusses the most prevalent medical issues.

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<![CDATA[HCA North Texas Unveils New Branding]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:36:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/168*120/Medical+City+Healthcare+Banner+Photo.jpg
HCA North Texas has a new name, Medical City Healthcare.]]>
<![CDATA[Heinz Voluntarily Recalls Pork Gravy After Labeling Issue]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:57:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gravy-sm-1.jpg
Heinz is voluntarily recalling about 500 cases of its HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy because some jars have been mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy without mentioning it contains milk and soy.

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<![CDATA[Dementia Rates Might Be Declining, New Study Finds]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:40:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_460730682850-Alzheimers-poster.jpg
Rates of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia appear to have fallen considerably since 2000, and better education may be partly responsible, researchers reported Monday. Better treatment for diabetes

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<![CDATA[New HPV Vaccine Study]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:27:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/HPV+Vaccine.jpeg
This year marks the tenth year of the HPV vaccination program in the U.S. A new study released on Monday compared two and three doses of the vaccine and a new policy is now being recommended.

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<![CDATA[Cryotherapy: Chill Your Way to Faster Recovery?]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:43:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cryotherapyt.jpg
Cryotherapy is fast becoming the treatment of choice for athletes, sufferers of chronic pain and those looking for faster healing after injury. The FDA warns that cryotherapy comes with risks.

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<![CDATA[Non-Opioid Drug Developed in Dallas]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:08:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-517239628-opioid-pills.jpg
Researchers and doctors at Cersci Therapeutics and the University of Texas-Dallas are developing a new drug that could prevent or cut down opioid addiction and overdoses.

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<![CDATA[Health Scare Inspires 'Movember' Message for Men]]> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:52:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cxwj1h5XUAQolQb.jpg
A North Texas man who thought he was the picture of perfect health experienced a serious health scare and now has a message for other men.]]>
<![CDATA[Sabra Recalls Hummus Products Over Listeria Concerns]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:31:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sabra-hummus.jpg
Sabra Dipping Company has issued a voluntary recall for a variety of its hummus products after Listeria monocytogenes was found at the Colonial Heights, Virginia-based company's manufacturing facility.The...

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<![CDATA[Treating Concussions With Activity]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:56:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Concussion-Care-111816.jpg
North Texas doctors treat student athletes with new concussion methods.

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<![CDATA[Doctors Use New Approach to Concussion Care]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:41:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Concussion-Care-111816.jpg
Doctors at Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Center are using a new approach to concussion care, getting them back on their feet faster and ultimately back on the field.

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<![CDATA[Makeup Testers Can Carry Dangerous Germs]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:52:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/makeup+tester.jpg
Makeup testers often carry dangerous bacteria that could make you sick with sores, strep throat or worse.

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<![CDATA[Naomi Martin on Her Special Report in "The Moment"]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:03:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hero-1200.jpg
After a decade on meth, a young woman tries to begin again. But will cancer cut her life short? The Dallas Morning News' Naomi Martin covers Monica Frasier's story that's part of the series called 'The Moment.'...

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<![CDATA[Great American Smokeout Aims to End Tobacco Use]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:24:31 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dr.+Otis+Brawley.jpg
Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer with the American Cancer Society, talks about the Great American Smokeout, and the ACS's efforts to encourage more people to stop smoking and using tobacco products.

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