<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health Connection]]>Copyright 2017http://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-usWed, 26 Apr 2017 18:55:54 -0500Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:55:54 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bride Gets Kidney Days Before Wedding]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:06:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Anu+Philip.jpg
A North Texas woman gets a new kidney and gets married six days later.

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<![CDATA[Real-World Examples Provide Lessons in Sun Safety]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:13:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sunshine3.jpg
Despite real-world lessons about skin cancer, practicing good habits with sun exposure is often lost on many people's minds.]]>
<![CDATA[A New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer is Offering New Hope]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:00:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pancreatic+cancer+image.jpg
A new procedure called Irreversible Electro-poration is offering a new hope and even adding years to the lives of those with pancreatic cancer.

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<![CDATA[Ask the Pediatrician About Concussions]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:18:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/brain+scans1.jpg
Sports Medicine Pediatrician Troy Smurawa with Children's Health answers your questions about concussions in young kids.]]>
<![CDATA[FDA Warns of 14 'Fraudulent' Cancer Cure Companies]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:53:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FDAfakecurecancerdrugs_1200x675.jpg
The Food and Drug Administration posted warning letters sent to 14 manufacturers, telling them to remove their fraudulent cancer curing products on the internet, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Understanding Alzheimer's Disease]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:29:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/494376913_Alzheimers-Dementia-Generic.jpg
When it comes to finding a cure to Alzheimer's Disease, doctors say we are still a long ways to go but are making progress.

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<![CDATA[Cataract Surgery Leads to Eye Damage: Patients]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:57:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cataract+lawsuit.jpg
Patients say a mix of medications injected during surgery is causing blindness that could be permanent.

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<![CDATA[Health Officials Predict Zika Outbreak Along Texas Border]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:15:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zika+border+outbreak.jpg
Mosquito season is off to a busy start, and health officials predict that a Zika outbreak in the Rio Grande Valley is only a matter of time.

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<![CDATA[There's a 'Wrong Side' of the Bed]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:56:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SleepMcDonalds.jpg
Sleeping on the wrong side of the bed can have an effect on your mood, according to a poll conducted by Iron Supplement Spatone.

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<![CDATA[CVS, Starbucks and the Love-Hate Relationship With Sugar ]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:46:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CVS-Starbcucks.jpg
Healthy foods are taking real estate from candy at some CVS stores, the store chain announced Thursday, a response to changing customer preferences and shopping habits, NBC News reported.In CVS Pharmacy's new...

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<![CDATA[Sweet Drinks Linked to Dementia: Study]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:26:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_drinksdementia0420_1500x845.jpg
Don't be so fast to finish that soda. The latest report from the Framingham Heart Study found that people who frequently drink sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have a poorer memory and less brain...]]>
<![CDATA[Cedar Hill ISD Holds Forum About Mumps Problem]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:50:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cedar+hill+mumps+forum.jpg
The Cedar Hill Independent School District is dealing with a mumps outbreak. In the last two months, there have been 64 related cases among students and staff.

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves New Cosmetic Filler]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:09:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/new+laughline+image.jpg
New cosmetic filler can help smooth lines and add volume to face, giving customers the perfect "selfie" look.

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<![CDATA[One El Centro College Student Confirmed to Have Tuberculosis]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:57:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tuberculosis-dfw-generic-10.jpg
Students and staff attending one class at El Centro College may have been exposed to tuberculosis.

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<![CDATA[Komen Fort Worth 2017 Race for the Cure]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:45:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Komen_Race_Cure_2017_1200x675_924448323552.jpg
Discussing the 2017 Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth Race for the Cure taking place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Clearfork in Fort Worth.]]>
<![CDATA[NTX Mosques Running Free Health Clinics for Uninsured]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:49:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Mosque+Clinic.jpg
Doctors practice more than just their faith in several mosques across North Texas – they are also practicing medicine, free of charge.

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<![CDATA[Health Headlines for Tuesday April 18, 2017]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:04:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/web_vo_flu_1200x675_879497795972.jpg
NBC 5's Bianca Castro has the health headlines for Tuesday April 18, 2017 including a study showing frog slime could cure the flu.]]>
<![CDATA[Ask the Pediatrician - Behavioral Disorders]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:03:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Ask_the_Pediatrician_4p_041817_1200x675_923886147924.jpg
Psychiatrist Dr. Joel Holiner answers your questions about ADHD and other childhood behavioral disorders.]]>
<![CDATA[Cedar Hill to Hold Health Forum on Mumps]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:08:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mumps0310.jpg
The Cedar Hill Independent School District is holding a health forum Wednesday, April 19, to provide an update on the mumps outbreak in the district.

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<![CDATA[FDA Approves New Cosmetic Filler]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:08:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/new+laughline+image.jpg
New cosmetic filler can help smooth lines and add volume to face, giving customers the perfect "selfie" look.

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<![CDATA[Mental Health Expert on Netflix's '13 Reasons Why']]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:37:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cash-13reasons.jpg
Dr. Taaka Cash joins NBC 5 to talk about the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" and whether it romanticizes teen suicide.]]>
<![CDATA[Stopping Zika in its Tracks: Medicine's Next Big Thing]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:28:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-5434985760zika.jpg
Over 5,000 cases of Zika virus have been reported in the United States since 2015, and scientists say there may be a resurgence of more cases in coming months. Researchers are learning more about the dangerous...

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<![CDATA[Central Market Redefining 'Eating Fresh']]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:18:32 -0500 1. Central Market: Drawn by organic produce, a convenient cafe, and loads of free samples, 5,429 shoppers checked into Central Market's Lovers Lane locale.]]> 1. Central Market: Drawn by organic produce, a convenient cafe, and loads of free samples, 5,429 shoppers checked into Central Market's Lovers Lane locale.]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/CentralMarket.JPG
Central Market is redefining what it means to "eat fresh" with its community gardens.

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<![CDATA[Technology Increases Success Rates For Fertility Treatment]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:44:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ivf+technology+image.jpg
A new technology that allows embryologists to watch embryo development in real-time is proving successful for couples using invitro fertilization.

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<![CDATA[The Difference Between ADHD & Immaturity]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:50:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/generic+pills.jpg
New research shows that younger students in classrooms are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.

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<![CDATA[Marathons May Delay Medical Care for Non-Runners]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:06:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/20151006+Marine+Corps+Marathon1.jpg
Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they're less likely...

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<![CDATA[Is Pig Extract A Thyroid Cure?]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:59:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/thyroid+image.jpg
If you are always tired, fatigued and have trouble performing your daily routines, you might be experiencing low thyroid hormone levels.

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<![CDATA[The Most Popular Easter Candies Ranked by Nutrition]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:21:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-57339112.jpg
'Tis the season for dyeing Easter eggs — and snacking on chocolate ones. Worried you'll wreck your healthy eating streak come Easter Sunday? Well, because your favorite pastel-packaged spring candies wouldn't...

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<![CDATA[Air Ambulances: Taking Patients for a Ride]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:19:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/air-ambulance-corrected.gif
A Consumer Reports investigation reveals a spike in patient complaints showing thousands of dollars in surprise ambulance bills.]]>