<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health News]]> Copyright 2015 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 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:50:16 -0500 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:50:16 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Parkland Hospital Tour]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:21:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/parkland-hospital1.jpg
Dallas County is about to get a brand new, state-of-the-art public hospital this fall. The new Parkland Hospital is opening its doors to patients on August 20.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Anti-Smoking Ads Highlight Pain, Suffering]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:51:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/smoking-stock-generic-73160938.jpg
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is introducing a new installment of its anti-smoking campaign to help smokers stop lighting up.

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<![CDATA[Spring Allergies Have Many in North Texas Seeing Red]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:40:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/allergies+pollen.jpg
Spring allergies are leaving a lot of North Texans miserable, and that means long waits at some doctors' offices.

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<![CDATA[Program Ranks Texas Counties in Overall Health]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:15:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/doctor-health-generic-1200-02.jpg
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program provides a study that ranks Texas counties based on several health and economic factors.

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<![CDATA[How Not to Treat a Cold]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:25:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sneezing+allergy.jpg
Cold season is in full swing, and many people turn to so-called “natural” remedies to try to prevent colds or ease symptoms.

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<![CDATA[Burleson Warns Residents About Rabid Skunks]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:06:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_skunk_zorrillo_mofeta_shutterstock_145234207.jpg
City officials in Burleson issued a warning Tuesday after six skunks tested positive for rabies since January.

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<![CDATA[Rain, Standing Water Boost Mosquito Disease Threat]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:08:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/West-Nile-Virus-P5.jpg
North Texas health officials are urging early action to combat the threat of disease from mosquitoes after recent rains left standing water where mosquitoes breed.

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<![CDATA[Amy's Kitchen Frozen Food Recall]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:02:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/amys.JPG
Amy's Kitchen, Inc. announces voluntary recall.

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<![CDATA[Nut, Trail Mix Recall Due to Salmonella Risks]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:46:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/macadamias-walnuts.jpg
Two different companies have announced recalls, both due to possible salmonella contamination.

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<![CDATA[Thousands Rock 'n' Roll on Dallas Streets]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:06:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rocknrollFlagDallas.jpg
The annual Humana Dallas Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon took over downtown on Sunday morning

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<![CDATA[Dozens March for HIV Awareness in South Dallas]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:20:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/HIVAwarenessWalk.jpg
Dozens came out in the 5th Annual South Dallas AIDS Walk Saturday morning. Dallas has the highest rate of new HIV / AIDS cases in Texas.

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<![CDATA[Flu Causes One Death This Week in Dallas County]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:15:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gripe-influenza-evita-contagios-14.jpg
One person has died in Dallas County as a result of the flu in the past week, according to the latest figures from Dallas County Health and Human Services.

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<![CDATA[Poison Center Calls About Kids Hit 1.3 Million: Report]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:56:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/medicine-cabinet.jpg
Poison centers across the country get more than 1,100 calls everyday that relate to children poisoned by medicine, a new report said.]]>
<![CDATA[Trader Joe's Raw Walnut Recall]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:18:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Trader+joe+walnut+recall+1200.jpg
Trader Joe's Company has issued a recall on its Raw Walnuts because the products may be contaminated with salmonella.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Bodybuilding Mom Fights MS]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:21:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_msbodybuilder0316001_1500x845.jpg
Working out often isn't something you would expect from a person who has Multiple Sclerosis, but for Wendy Bordewisch, Evolutions Gym in Annapolis, Md. is often a home away from home.]]>
<![CDATA[Youth in Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate, Study Says]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:10:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ambulance19.jpg
A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in cities. The study analyzed suicides among people ages 10 to 24...]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Bell Ice Cream Linked to Serious Illness]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:04:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ice-cream-stock-79772399.jpg
On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer advisory about certain Blue Bell ice cream products made in Texas.

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<![CDATA["We're Related": 8-Way Kidney Swap]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:40:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kidney_Transplant_CT.jpg
Donors and recipients involved in a groundbreaking eight-way kidney swap in Connecticut came face to face for the first time Thursday, greeting each other with hugs, tears and laughter.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola-Infected Worker Arrives in US]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:18:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NIHClinic.jpg
An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in West Africa arrived at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland Friday morning. The patient was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center's Special...

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<![CDATA[Promising New Autism Research]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:32:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/autism6.jpg
A blood-based measure could lead to a clinical test that could spot signs of autism in boys just 1 or 2 years old, a new study has found, a finding that could help children with autism get the help they...

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<![CDATA[Burger King Drops Soft Drinks From Kids' Meals]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:26:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/burger-king-thumb-82504247.jpg
Burger King is no longer promoting soft drinks on its kids' meal menus. "We have removed fountain drinks from our kids' menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of kids' meals," the company...

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<![CDATA[Veggie Chips vs. Potato Chips]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:17:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Veggie+vs+Potato+Chips.jpg
Consumer Reports just tested 32 different snack chips made from bean chips, pea chips, veggie chips, and kale.

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<![CDATA[From 2000: Terry Dorsey's Cancer Fight]]> Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:59:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/030815_Terry_Dorsey_retirement_day_1200x675_410090563845.jpg
In February 2000, NBC 5 chronicled the prostate cancer battle of KSCS-FM radio personality Terry Dorsey. He even invited our cameras into the hospital as he prepared for surgery.]]>
<![CDATA[Actress to Receive Bionic Hand Designed for Women]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:47:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bionic-hand-030615.jpg
Actress Angel Giuffria will be receive a new bionic hand designed especially for women Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Drops Food-Coloring Additive]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:16:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dunkin-donuts-AP110727023936.jpg
Dunkin’ Donuts is removing a food-coloring ingredient from their powdered sugar goods, the brand announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Risks of CT Scans for Kids' Concussions]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:23:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ct+scan+image.jpg
A Consumer Reports survey reveals that more than one-third of parents say they would insist on a CT scan if their child received a significant blow to the head.

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<![CDATA["Wake-Up Call": Study Reveals Magnitude of Memory Loss]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:47:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/alzheimers-149679784.jpg
A new study from the federal CDC shows that about 4 million American households include at least one adult with worsening memory loss

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Bassinets, Cradles Recalled]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:46:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bassinet-recall.jpg
Dream on Me recalls nearly 13,000 bassinet-to-cradle products after learning of falling and suffocation hazards.

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<![CDATA[Plague-Carrying Flea Found on NYC Rats: Study]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:41:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/101214rats.jpg
The type of flea that spread the bubonic plague across Europe in the 1300s, killing millions of people, lives in NYC, according to a study published in a medical journal. Cornell University researchers...

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<![CDATA[Dairy Case Junk Food]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:23:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Dairy+Case+030315.jpg
The dairy case is bulging with new products that seem like tasty ways to get more protein, calcium, and other nutrients into your diet. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine says that many are just surprise...

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<![CDATA[Brain Surgeons Use 3-D Technology]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:07:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/generic-brain2.jpg
A breakthrough technology called Surgical Theater is allowing brain surgeons at UCLA’s Neurosurgery Center, for the first time, to look inside the heads of their patients before they go under the knife. Doctors

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<![CDATA[New App Lets Patients Receive Diagnosis Through Phone]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:57:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Liberty11P0228_1200x675_406144067928.jpg
Patients can video call with a licensed doctor in their area with a few quick taps of their fingers.]]>
<![CDATA[Nina Pham To Sue Texas Health Resources]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:29:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP45866783724.jpg
Nina Pham's attorney said the 26-year-old nurse is preparing to file a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources, where she contracted Ebola from a patient.

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<![CDATA[Runners Brave Cold in Half Marathon]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 21:49:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/030115-Cowtown-Start-%283%29.jpg
Even after a weekend of icy, wet, and generally miserable weather, thousands braved the cold and participated in the Cowtown Half Marathon in downtown Fort Worth on Sunday.

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