<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Health Connection]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/healthhttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.pngNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worthhttp://www.nbcdfw.comen-usSat, 23 Jul 2016 06:27:37 -0500Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:27:37 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Poor Pelvic Health Can Cause Back Pain, Other Problems]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:57:32 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pelvic+health.jpg
For women, pelvic health is often ignored, according to physical therapists.

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<![CDATA[Non-Surgical Procedure Treating Acid Reflux Patients]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:13:16 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/acid+reflux+procedure.jpg
Millions of people spend years on powerful drugs to keep their GERD symptoms in check, but a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure is giving them freedom from their disease and their medications.

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<![CDATA[Treatment Helps People Have Fewer Epileptic Seizures]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:10:24 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/epilepsy+treatment+robot.jpg
Epilepsy is a disease that alters the way people live, but now doctors are using a robot to help treat patients that often leads to fewer seizures.

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<![CDATA[Two More Cases of Zika Confirmed in Dallas County]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:37:14 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zika-Mosquito-GettyImages-513621730.jpg
Two more people have been diagnosed with Zika virus in Dallas County, public health department officials say. The patients contracted the illness while traveling in Mexico.

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<![CDATA[Surgery Successfully Cures Epileptic Patients]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:59:38 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_epilepsy0720_1920x1080.jpg
Doctors in Houston, Texas, are using a new procedure to eliminate seizures in many epilepsy patients. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.]]>
<![CDATA[New Device May Ease Chronic Pain Without Pill]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:13:43 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/brain+stimulation+uta.jpg
A University of Texas at Arlington research team has been working on an alternative solution to opioids: electrical stimulation of the brain.

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<![CDATA[Setback for North Texas Face Transplant Recipient]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:10:09 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dallas+wiens3.jpg
The North Texas man who received the nation's first full face transplant is now being treated for possible rejection of the transplant.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Confirms 16th Case of Zika Virus]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:40:50 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zika-Mosquito-GettyImages-513621730.jpg
A 16th person has been diagnosed with Zika virus in Dallas County, public health department officials say. The 49-year-old patient contracted the illness while traveling in Mexico.

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<![CDATA[Lewisville Spraying After 3rd Case of Zika Hits Denton Co.]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:33:14 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zika-Mosquito-GettyImages-513621730.jpg
The city of Lewisville will spray for mosquitoes after a 3rd person has been diagnosed with Zika virus in Denton County, county public health department officials say.

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<![CDATA[Helping Teens With Autism Learn to Drive]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:42:04 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_driveautism0718_1920x1080.jpg
Researchers are working on ways to help autistic teens learn to drive. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Children's Health Benefits From 'Pokemon Go']]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:13:09 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pokemon+perro.jpg
Children across North Texas have traded in hours of screen time inside for Pokemon hunts, providing valuable physical activity for what's been called a sedentary generation.]]>
<![CDATA[Mysterious Zika Spread Investigated]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:40:40 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_zika0718_1920x1080.jpg
Elderly Utah man who died with the Zika virus has somehow infected another person. There was no sexual contact and also no evidence the mosquitoes that transmit Zika are in Utah.

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<![CDATA[NTX Researchers Study 'Lone Star Tick']]>Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:03:42 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TickResearch.jpg
Summer heat means more ticks in Texas, but UNTHSC researchers are hoping to learn more about ticks and what they're carrying.

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<![CDATA[Trauma Nurses Reflect a Week After Dallas Police Shooting]]>Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:09:43 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/baylor+er+nurses.jpg
Trauma nurses at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas treated several of the police officers and civilians shot during the ambush on law enforcement last Thursday night in downtown Dallas. They talk about

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Confirms 15th Case of Zika Virus]]>Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:20:31 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zika-Mosquito-GettyImages-513621730.jpg
A 15th person has been diagnosed with Zika virus in Dallas County, public health department officials say. The 40-year-old patient contracted the illness while traveling in Puerto Rico.

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<![CDATA[Can a Child's Own Cells Fight Type 1 Diabetes?]]>Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:21:17 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Diabetes0713_MP4-146850629810200001.jpg
Doctors hope this first-of-its-kind clinical trial will lead to a cure for Type I Diabetes.]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas County Considers Aerial Mosquito Spraying]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:40:16 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/aerial-spraying-081612.jpg
Beekeepers are angry about a new Dallas County contract to arrange for possible aerial mosquito spraying if human cases of West Nile virus surge.

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<![CDATA[Cook Children's Staff Sends Letters of Love to Police]]>Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:57:17 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cook+Childrens+Letters.jpg
Cook Children's Hospital launched a “We Support You” campaign Wednesday morning to send hand written words of healing to officers at departments in Dallas, Fort Worth, DART, and the hospital’s security team.

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<![CDATA[K2, Drug Linked to Mass NYC Overdose, Explained]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:13:08 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/185*120/AP_100215039023.jpg
Despite dire warnings about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, popularly known by names such as K2, Spice, Black Mamba and Kronic, they continue to grow in popularity, NBC News reports.

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<![CDATA[Baby Born in Texas With Microcephaly Linked to Zika]]>Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:58:17 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zika-Mosquito-GettyImages-513621730.jpg
A baby recently born with microcephaly in Harris County is confirmed to have had a past Zika virus infection, the Texas Department of State Health Services said.

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<![CDATA[Hospital Chaplain Calls Dallas Shooting Most Difficult Night]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 04:31:19 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/baylor+chaplain.jpg
The pastoral care staff at Baylor University Medical Center called in extra help on the night five police officers lost their lives in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Therapy Dogs Help Dallas Hospital Staff And Patients Heal]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 06:07:21 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/baylor+therapy+dogs.jpg
Baylor University Medical Center's therapy dogs lift spirits in the emergency department during the aftermath of the Dallas police shooting.

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<![CDATA[Placentae Can Bring New Life to Vision Treatments ]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:51:08 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-07-12-at-10.08.53-AM.jpg
“Think of it like a born again eye,” Dr. Chike Mordi from Vision Source in Houston, Texas says of a new treatment's ability to help regenerate eye tissue. With a placenta that meets stringent donor screening and...]]>
<![CDATA[Improving Lesbian Health With Focus on Wellness]]>Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:03:31 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LesbianHealth0711_MP4-146832830246300001.jpg
Lesbian and bisexual women have higher rates of obesity, smoking and stress when compared to their heterosexual counterparts, but one University of Missouri researcher is working to change that.]]>
<![CDATA[Health Experts Give Up on Zika Funding From Congress]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:17:40 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ZikaMosquitoes-AP_16127497121865.jpg
Congress started its final week of the summer Monday but there was still no agreement on a legislation that would get the U.S. ready for a fight against the Zika virus, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Tracking the Heart with New Wearable Technology]]>Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:18:36 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wearable+vital+sign+electronics.jpg
Wearable, stretchable electronics can now monitor several body functions and instantaneously send the information to a doctor.

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<![CDATA[Same-Day Joint Replacement Helps Patients Heal Faster ]]>Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:04:07 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/knee+joint+replacement.jpg
Modern medicine is giving doctors the ability to perform joint replacement surgery and send patients home to recover the same day.

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<![CDATA[California Might Get a Gym Where You Can Smoke Marijuana]]>Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:25:57 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/marijuanagym.jpg
A former pro football star and an advocate for athlete marijuana use have teamed up to open a gym in San Francisco that they say will be one of the first in the world to allow members to smoke pot while working...]]>
<![CDATA[Billion Dollar Policy Proposed to Stem Opioid Epidemic ]]>Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:30:28 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_heroin0706_1920x1080.jpg
The White House has asked Congress to approve more than a billion dollars in emergency funding to combat the nation's growing opioid addiction crisis. The Obama administration also announced that it's loosening...

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<![CDATA[Hi-Tech Vests Could Help Communication For Hearing-Impaired]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:03:01 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hearing+vest.jpg
A specialized vest is helping the hearing-impaired hear through the sense of touch.

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<![CDATA[More Second-Trimester Abortions Occurred Under Texas Law]]>Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:31:23 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SupremeCourtTexasAbortion-AP_16179555843580.jpg
A preliminary review of statistics released by the Department of State Health Services in Texas shows a 27 percent increase in abortions after 12 weeks, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Dallas Co.]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:33:09 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mosquito-GettyImages-563546355.jpg
Dallas County Health and Human Services officials confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in the county for the 2016 season.

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<![CDATA[The DMN's Rudy Bush: Parkland Budget Gap]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:48:18 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bush-parkland.jpg
The Dallas Morning News government editor Rudy Bush discusses a $100 million budget gap faced by Parkland Memorial Hospital.

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<![CDATA[Tarrant County Confirms Eighth Case of Zika Virus]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:24:19 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zika-Mosquito-GettyImages-513621730.jpg
An eighth person has been diagnosed with Zika virus in Tarrant County Public Health Department officials say.

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Confirms 12th Case of Zika Virus]]>Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:19:13 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zika-Mosquito-GettyImages-513621730.jpg
A 12th person has been diagnosed with Zika virus in Dallas County, public health department officials say. The 55-year-old patient contracted the illness while traveling in Jamaica.

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<![CDATA[Zika Cases in the U.S.]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:38:40 -0500http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zika-carto-thumb.jpg
Using data from the CDC, this map tracks Zika cases by state.

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