<![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, 29 Jul 2014 08:13:37 -0500 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:13:37 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:38:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe pain, vision and hearing problems and other long-term affects

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<![CDATA[Friends Pray for Fort Worth Doctor Diagnosed with Ebola]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:34:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/072714+Brantly+family.jpg
Colleagues of Dr. Kent Brantly describe him as a good person and great doctor. Brantly is being treated for Ebola. He was diagnosed after going to Liberia to help contain an outbreak there.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola 101]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:31:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/10p_Ebola_101_1200x675_312840259607.jpg
NBC 5's Kevin Cokely shows you the symptoms and the history of the deadly Ebola virus.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Urge Early Back-to-School Vaccinations]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:29:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Measles00000000.jpg
With a case of the measles reported in Tarrant County and back-to-school around the corner, health and school officials advise getting vaccinated now before the rush.]]>
<![CDATA[N. Texas Men Get 'Brotox' Injections to Stop Sweating]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:36:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BOTOX+SWEATING.jpg
With triple-digit temperatures back in the forecast, some people are going to 'unusual' lengths to stop summer sweating--they're putting needles full of toxins straight into their armpits.

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<![CDATA[Researchers: Beware of Itchy Moles]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:46:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap2011070517h49m00s146_722x406_2042816754.jpg
People with moles that are itchy or painful may want to ask a doctor about the possibility of cancer.]]>
<![CDATA[Cook Children's Doctors Urge Swimming Safety]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:31:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pool16.jpg
Cook Children's Medical Center is hoping the recent deaths of three toddlers will spark other parents and caregivers to add extra layers of safety to make sure other families don't face tragedy.

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<![CDATA[Health Experts Look for Cyclospora Cause]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:12:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/82256656.jpg
As the number of cases of cyclosporiasis grow in North Texas, health officials are working to find the cause.

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<![CDATA[Cyclosporiasis Cases Climb in Dallas, Tarrant Counties]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:27:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Washing+produce.jpg
The number of cases of cyclosporiasis are contining to climb in Dallas and Tarrant counties.

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<![CDATA[Chikungunya: What You Need to Know]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:40:24 -0500 Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/181*120/tlmd_virus_mortales_03.jpg
A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking the first time mosquitoes in the U.S. are believed to have spread

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<![CDATA[Saginaw Woman Describes Cyclosporiasis Illness]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:54:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Judy+Hiltunen.jpg
A Saginaw woman realized she had symptoms of cyclosporiasis after watching a television news story.

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<![CDATA[Saginaw Woman's 'Miserable' Cyclosporiasis Experience]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:42:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Judy+Hiltunen.jpg
After watching NBC 5's news story about cyclospora, Judy Hiltunen knew had it.

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<![CDATA[Babies Get Herpes After Ritual: DOH]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:10:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_Circumcision0906_722x406_2119014932.jpg
Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the Health Department says. In both cases, the infant boys were born to mothers with...]]>
<![CDATA[First Case of Chikungunya Confirmed in Dallas County]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:58:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP702217698660.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed Tuesday the first case of imported chikungunya virus in the county.

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<![CDATA[Cyclosporiasis Cases on the Rise in North Texas]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:03:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cilantro-generic.jpg
A growing number of cases of cyclosporiasis are being reported as a cyclospora outbreak continues to spread across North Texas.]]>
<![CDATA[Fruit Sold at Trader Joe's, Costco Recalled]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:02:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-peaches-recall.jpg
Wawona Packing Company, based in California's Central Valley, is recalling white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, and plum varieties. The whole fruits were all packed between June 1 and July 12,...

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<![CDATA[Stomach Illnesses Linked to Cyclospora]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:22:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Lettuce+072214.jpg
Health care providers are being urged to test patients for cyclosporiasis if they have diarrheal illness lasting more than a few days or diarrhea accompanied by severe anorexia or fatigue.

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<![CDATA[Protecting Your Child's Skin in the Summer Heat]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:55:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kids+Skin+Care+072114.jpg
Dr. Carolyn Kim from Dermone Dermatology Centers has some tips for protecting your children in the summer heat.

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<![CDATA[Teen's Death Creates Warning Against Caffeine Powder ]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:17:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/powdered+caffeine.JPG
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen.]]>
<![CDATA[Frisco to Host Blood Drive ]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:02:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/207*120/053114+Girl+Scout+blood+drive.jpg
North Texas is currently in desperate need of blood donations with hospitals in a shortage of several blood types.]]>
<![CDATA[North Texas Girl's Recipe Earns Trip to State Dinner]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:15:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ariel.jpg
An 8-year-old girl from Tarrant County won a spot in Michelle Obama's new healthy e-cookbook as part of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.]]>
<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Not So Natural Cosmetics]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:54:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Cosmetics.jpg
Sales of cosmetics and personal care products labeled “natural” have soared recently. But “natural” on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside. This according to a year-long investigation...

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<![CDATA[2 Human Cases of West Nile Fever in Dallas County]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WNVtesting022613.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms the first two human cases of West Nile virus in Dallas County for the 2014 season.

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<![CDATA[Sunscreen for Kids: Consumer Reports]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:16:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sunscreen3.jpg
When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? According to a Consumer Reports, you don't need to buy a separate formula for babies and children.

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<![CDATA[Concerns About Diseases From Immigrants ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:58:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Immigrant+Children+09.jpg
With thousands of immigrants coming into Texas, many people are concerned about the spread of diseases. The Dallas Morning News medical expert, Dr. Seema Yasmin, dug into the facts.

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<![CDATA[Sunscreens for Kids]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:30:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sunscreen3.jpg
When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? About a third of us buy a sunscreen that claims to be for kids. And many choose one that’s doctor-recommended, according to a Consumer...

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<![CDATA[Beating the Triple Digit Heat in NTX]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:32:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas+Sun+Shot+071114.jpg
Triple digit temperatures are expected this weekend. Here are some safety tips for North Texas families.

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<![CDATA[Extreme Heat Health Dangers]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:07:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/generic+hot+sun.jpg
North Texas extreme summer temperatures can be dangerous. Dr. Seema Yasmin, a professor in practice at the University of Texas at Dallas, explains what to keep in mind while outside.

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<![CDATA[Salvation Army Cooling Stations Open in DFW]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:59:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cooling-station.jpg
With triple digits forecasted for this weekend, it is very important to stay cool. The Salvation Army has opened 15 cooling stations across the metroplex on Friday to allow people to get out of the heat.

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<![CDATA[Clear Up Close Vision Without Glasses]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:08:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vision.jpg
A procedure that could help people get their reading vision back has promising results in an upcoming FDA study.

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<![CDATA[Why Mosquitoes Love You]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:15:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/210*120/bb82f013a5e54a7cbed54729d2487f36.jpg
An article from experts at the Smithsonian sheds new light on why mosquitoes may love you more than others.]]>
<![CDATA[Preventing Hot Car Deaths]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:33:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hot+sunny.jpg
Since 1998, 92 Texas children have died from heat stroke after being left in a vehicle. Recent hot car deaths across the country have advocates searching for answers to stop the tragic problem that's gone on for...]]>
<![CDATA[Searching for Solutions to Stop Hot Car Deaths]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:10:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/184*120/hot+car+resized.jpg
The summer heat can be deadly for children in cars, especially in Texas. Since 1998, 92 Texas children have died from heat stroke after being left inside a vehicle.]]>
<![CDATA[New Drug-Free Therapy Helps Heal Eczema]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:48:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ecsema-coverage.jpg
A simple, inexpensive and drug-free therapy is helping heal children with the most severe cases.]]>
<![CDATA[First Human Case of Chikungunya in Texas]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:57:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-Jersey-Shore.jpg
Health experts are warning people about the spread of Chikungunya while traveling to the Caribbean.

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<![CDATA[Avid Red Cross Volunteer Now Needs Help]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 20:13:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/070514+Gary+Wilkins+American+Red+Cross.jpg
Gary Wilkins has been in critical care since getting hit while on his motorcycle on May 21st. The American Red Cross volunteer went on 49 assignments to disaster areas since Hurricane Katrina in]]>