<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Healthy Week]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcdfw.com/feature/healthy-weekhttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.pngNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worthhttps://www.nbcdfw.comen-usSun, 19 Nov 2017 20:18:49 -0600Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:18:49 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Get Sleep, Lose Weight]]>Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:40:07 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/153091697.jpgA new study links sleep with the way human bodies burn fat. Compromising sleep can affect one's weight, vision, and organ function in the future.

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<![CDATA[Study Finds HPV Vaccine Safe]]>Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:03:09 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/125767560.jpgThe controversial vaccine was found to have minor side effects, but no major risks. The treatment is recommended to children as early as 8-years-old for both boys and girls to prevent cancers before becoming sexually active.

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<![CDATA[Test Helps Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:46:44 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Alzheimer-101212.jpg

Doctors at Baylor Irving hope new technology can pave the way for earlier detection of Alzheimer's disease.

Select patients' brains can be scanned for amyloid plaque, which is associated with the neurological disorder. Previously, it could only be detected during autopsies.

"This is the first biomarker we have for determining if amyloid plaque is present in the brain," radiologist Dr. Michael Stewart said.

Doctors inject patients with a radioactive substance called Amyvid and can scan for the specific type of plaque.

"The test by itself is not enough to make a diagnosis, but the test plus your physical exam and your memory testing can diagnose Alzheimer's earlier," neurologist Dr. Karen Bontia said.

Patients can then seek treatment options as soon as possible.

Because the process is so selective, doctors at Baylor Irving have only tested a couple of patients since the test became available in June.

Each test using costs around $5,000.

Bontia said the technology also will allow doctors to gather more data for future developments.

Doctors say their primary focus is to slow the development of Alzheimer's disease and to diagnose it as early as possible.

One out of eight adults who are 65 years old will develop Alzheimer's disease. This year, 78 million baby boomers will be 65 years old.

Lee and Pat Sneller, who celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, have been fighting an uphill battle with the debilitating disease.

"Once I found out that I had Alzheimer's, I was devastated," said Lee Sneller, who was diagnosed on Feb. 6, 2009. "I mean, it was really, really hard. I didn't know what to do and how to deal with it."

More than three and a half years later, the ailment has taken its toll on him.

"He processes things so much more slowly," Pat Sneller said. "He is a smart guy. I mean, he went to Stanford, he's an engineer, he has an MBA, and he just can't process it anymore."

The couple agreed that early detection is key and said they hope others diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can benefit from the future developments.

"If we can delay the onset of it by five years, billions of dollars can be saved -- billions in our health care," Stewart said.

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<![CDATA[Fiber Tracking Gives Better Picture of Concussions]]>Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:55:22 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/concussionscans101112.jpg

A new technique is changing the way doctors help track the healing process in the human brain.

Commonly called fiber tracking, the process is relatively new to clinical practice and works much like an MRI scan.

Doctors may not have gotten the full picture of the extent of concussion patient and high school football player Marshal Reid's injuries without fiber tracking.

"His routine MR sequences -- everything looked normal, but if you look at his fiber track, he does have asymmetry," said Dr. John Kim, a radiologist with Texas Health Plano.

A traditional MRI scan is black and white, giving a picture of the brain's overall structure, he said.

The fiber tracking scan, however, is in color. It breaks down the picture to the individual fibers or connections -- showing how the brain is wired.

Kim said the brain's fibers are interconnected. Fewer connections of damaged connections can indicate injury to the brain. Many times, those connections can heal on their own, although, in some cases of extreme injury, connections are severed.

One fateful hit in practice changed the fall of Reid's sophomore year at Trinity Christian.

"I just went to my knees and grabbed my head," the linebacker said. "I get headaches every now and then. I get dizzy."

Reid has had other injuries, such as a broken collar bone and a torn MCL. But the head injury changed everything about her son's routine, said his mother, Charla Reid.

Per doctor's orders, he has been banned from everyday activities such as watching TV, texting, exercising, reading, doing homework and, for the most part, participating in the school day, although he still attends classes.

"The concussion is just a whole new ball game, so to speak," she said. "The restriction from school, I'm definitely concerned about that."

Fiber tracking gives a more accurate way to track Marshal Reid's recovery through high school and beyond college.

"When you have a brain injury, you just wonder about its long-term effects," his mother said.

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<![CDATA[Cancer Fighting Foods]]>Thu, 11 Oct 2012 09:06:07 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/sj+farmers+market+-+cabbage+pinnacle+1b+aspect006.jpgCelebrity chef Christine Avanti shares eight foods that help prevent cancer.]]><![CDATA[Parkland Participates in Reading Program]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:49:11 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kid-Reading-101212.jpg

Regular wellness checkups aren’t just helping some North Texas kids stay healthy they are also helping them excel at reading.
Parkland Health and Hospital System is teaming up with the national literacy campaign "Reach Out and Read" to help low income kids be more successful in school.

Reading for 9-year-old Kevin Vega is opening up a whole new world as he reads and waits in the lobby of the pediatric wing of deHaro-Saldivar Health Center in Dallas

"I can imagine stuff in the real world that you cannot do," said Vega.

His primary language is Spanish and his second language is English and it's books he gets for free at the health center during his checkups that help him excel at both.

The Reach Out and Read program encourages parents to read to their kids between 6 months and 5 years old and sometimes donations of more advanced books allow older kids here like Vega to continue the success they’ve started.

"It helps you with your vocabulary," said Vega.

He's a 4th grader who can now read at a 6th grade level in English and an 8th grade level in Spanish.

While the program is helping him, it’s also helping his mom Adriana Vega.

"Reading isn't only helpful to him it is helpful to me. I've been learning English too you know when I'm reading with him," said Vega.

The program is also credited with helping Latino children who are at risk of performing poorly in school excel like Vega, all by simply giving away something so fundamental for free.

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<![CDATA[More Employers Offer Health-Related Rewards]]>Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:15:39 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/healthybellhelicopter.jpg

Health and lifestyle coaching and health-related rewards are becoming as commonplace as medical and dental insurance.

According to a recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management, 35 percent of employers offer rewards and bonuses to employees for completing health and wellness programs. That's up 12 percent from just four years ago.

But it's something one of Fort Worth's largest employers has been doing for more than a decade.

Bell Helicopter's Fort Worth headquarters is cooking up new recipes in the new employee center and cafeteria. New recipes at the Fusion and Salad Bars are popular items. While there are now plenty of healthy options on the menu, healthy living has been a goal at Bell for the last 12 years.

"We realized a few years ago that people bring their whole selves to work," said Suzanne Purdum, Bell's director of total rewards and talent acquisition. "We need to concentrate on not only providing health benefits, like medical and dental, but looking at a person holistically."

Purdum oversees Well at Bell, which offers employees medical screenings, guidance and motivation to get and stay healthy.

"Well at Bell not only increases the education and awareness about your health, we also offer a reward of $300," Purdum said "That $300 reward really drives participation and motivation in the program."

And participation is significant, with nearly half of all of Bell's U.S. employees taking part.

"Being healthy has always been really important to me and I felt like I had to take advantage of these interactive tools that are available," employee Bridget Bishop said.

Well at Bell is an online guide, tutor and coach that takes an employee's biometric information and makes program recommendations with each course earning an employee credits. After 20 credits, the employee gets the reward, which was paid out to 2,500 employees last year alone.

"It's really good to know that the company cares about its employees. I think that's rare to find," Bishop said.

Healthy programs not only benefit the individual employee, but they serve a greater business purpose, too. The programs are an incentive to recruit and retain the best personnel possible.

"We really want our employees to be happy, we want them to enjoy working for bell, we want them to be invested, we want them to motivated, we want them to love to come to work," said Jill Morgan, of Bell's employee programs department.

And as successful as the Well at Bell program has been, Purdum said the company wants all of its employees to join.

"We just want to provide that education and an easy tool to use, and they'll benefit from that. We all benefit from that," she said.

Benefits include lower insurance costs, increased production and happy, talented employees.

Well at Bell, one of several programs to help keep employees healthy and fit, also offers individualized wellness coaches and advice.

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<![CDATA[Former NFL Players Inspire Healthy Lifestyle]]>Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:19:06 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Franco-Healthy-Foods.jpg

Former NFL football players Franco Harris and Lydell Mitchell are traveling across the country with a mission to educate students about healthy living.

The pair greeted students at were at Brandenburg Elementary School in Irving Wednesday to spread an important message to students to eat healthy and stay active.

Harris is a Pro Football Hall of Fame full back, he and his Penn State sidekick Lydell Mitchell are the owners of Super Bakery, which provides a lot of nutritional food items for Irving Independent School District.

"To start the day with energy from the food is very, very important because that's what really gives the brain power," said Harris.

Michael Rosenberger, the school district's director of food and nutrition services, said about 20,000 students receive free breakfast every day. That is more than half of the roughly 35,000 total students who are enrolled in Irving ISD schools.

"They might not have the means to have a proper breakfast, so it's a good start for our kids," said Brandenburg Elementary principal Yanira Oliveras. "It levels the playing field."

Oliveras also said about 84 percent of the students in the district are economically disadvantaged.

Harris had some other inspirational words for students.

"You need to explore and try to find your hidden talent. I never knew that I was going to be a football player," he said.

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<![CDATA[New HIV Test Kit Appears Over-the-Counter]]>Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:03:07 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/hivtest.jpgA new over-the-counter test kit is available for consumers, able to yield results in less than half an hour, but at the cost of roughly $40. While some experts welcome the procedure, some argue that the results do not reflect an accurate picture of one's infection status to the virus.]]><![CDATA[Preventing Diabetes, Preventing Cancer]]>Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:46:24 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/pic27.jpgDr. Jorge Castillo, a doctor at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhodes Island examines the link between diabetes and blood cancers in his extensive research based on 17,000 cases. About 150,000 people are diagnosed with leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia each year. Taking steps to prevent type 2 diabetes could translate into 7,000 fewer blood cancer cases.]]><![CDATA[Patients Find Results With Bariatric Surgeries]]>Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:17:03 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bariatricsurgery.jpgOne North Texan found success with a bariatric surgery she says gave her a "second chance at life."]]><![CDATA[Caring Canines Help Patients in Plano]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 17:55:44 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/caringcanines.jpg

Over the past five months, patients, staff and volunteers at Texas Health Plano have been getting some help from more than a dozen four-legged friends.

"On Friday mornings when I pull out his therapy dog bag, he knows that we're going to the hospital," said Joey Ely, a volunteer who spends time away from his Plano business on Friday mornings to bring his golden retriever, Samson, to visit patients.

Ely said Samson goes by his instincts when making rounds.

"If he turns and goes into this room, then I know that there's a reason why and, typically, when we get there, there always is," he said.

Patient Matthew Engman was one of Samson's visits.

Engman was headed home on Friday after going through an emergency appendectomy earlier in the week.

"It's pretty cool to have dogs in the hospital, just to have someone to relate to," the 15-year-old said.

On another floor, Samson and fellow therapy dog Bob visited Leontine Johnson.

Last week, at about 28 weeks pregnant, Johnson was placed on bed rest. She said the dogs' visits help break up the loneliness during the day when family cannot visit.

"I always get a good feeling when I'm home and my dog is happy to see me," she said. "That's how dogs are -- no matter how your day is, there is always someone there."

Hospital patient advocate Kate Mize, who began the Caring Canines program at Texas Health Plano, said about a dozen volunteers and 15 dogs participate with help from Pet Partners.

"It's catching on," she said.

Texas Health Resources may begin similar programs in Dallas, Fort Worth and other Dallas-Fort Worth locations.

<![CDATA[Whooping Cough Warning from Dallas Family]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:49:54 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/woophingcouchg.jpg

A Dallas family is warning others after whooping cough swept through their home even though three of their children were up-to-date on their vaccines.

The Fair family first noticed the cough in their 4-year-old son, Deacon. Because their daughter Phoebe is undergoing chemotherapy for an aggressive type of brain tumor, the boys and their mom all went away on what was supposed to be a family vacation.

"We just didn't want to risk Phoebe getting sick, because she was in the middle of a chemo round. All of her counts were down. She had no immune system, and we wanted to just be overly cautious," said Nathan Fair.

All of them quickly came down with nagging coughs that wouldn't go away, and seemed to be getting worse. But after two weeks away the family's pediatrician assured them it was safe for everyone to return home.

"When I heard the cough again, after [they] had been away for so long, I was like, 'there's something wrong,'" said Fair. "For Deacon, our 4-year old, it started to develop that typical whooping cough where he was gasping for breath during coughs and he would turn blue, he would vomit, he would dry heave."

He took his family back to the doctor the next day and asked for a Pertussis test.

"When they called me on the phone, actually, Phoebe and Deacon were taking a bath together, and I ran in there while I was talking on the phone and grabbed Deacon out and separated them right away," said Nathan. "They had been together for about three days while he had full-blown Pertussis."

Dr. Cedric Spak, an infectious disease doctor with Baylor Dallas, says whooping cough is hard to diagnose because one of the hallmarks of the illness is the length of time the cough lasts.

"Now, the flipside of that is, the antibiotics work," said Spak."If you have a kid with Pertussis and you give them antibiotics that takes care of the Pertussis." He adds the cough can linger for weeks or even months.

While there are fewer cases of Pertussis this year than when it peaked between 2008 and 2009, more people are dying. There have been six deaths in Texas so far this year, two of those in Dallas County.

Doctors say it could be just an anomaly, or it could be that the strain going around is more severe.

In a letter to doctors, the state health commissioner told healthcare providers they should be offering Pertussis vaccines to all their patients, especially women who are pregnant.

While the vaccine is not going to offer 100 percent protection from Pertussis, doctors stress it will likely lessen the severity of the illness.

Nathan Fair said his three sons got sick even though they were all up-to-date on their vaccines. His 4-year-old son was lacking one dose because of his age and the vaccine schedule. His wife, Amey, did not have the recommended booster shot.

To read more about the Fair's bout with pertussis or their daughter's brain tumor, click here.

<![CDATA[Hospital Project Encourages Young Cancer Patients]]>Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:04:48 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/baldbravebeautiful.jpgMiami Children's Hospital's "Bald, Brave, Beautiful" project helps children like Alberto Hernandez, battling bone cancer, to empower themselves through the noticeable side effect of hair loss in cancer treatment.]]><![CDATA[Bare Military Wives Raise PTSD Awareness]]>Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:57:09 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bare.jpgMilitary wives are taking a bold, bare approach to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). "Battle Bare," a photo campaign on Facebook looks to become a fully pledged nonprofit organization.]]><![CDATA[Naturally Rebuilding Breasts]]>Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:51:07 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/breast_surgery.jpgA new procedure involving liposuction and extracting stem cells in fat from a patient's own body is being used to rebuild breasts. Colleen DeVito chose this approach, which is considered experimental and not FDA approved. Researchers are still studying fat stem cells to potentially treat burns, radiation injuries and inflammatory bowel disease. The procedure is not meant for obese or very thin patients and costs about $14,000.

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<![CDATA[Paraplegics Walk With Exoskeleton Technology]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 06:57:23 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ReWalk-2011-P1.jpgArgo Technologies, an Israeli firm opening its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, introduces a new technology that allows paraplegics to stand and walk on their own. Theresa Hannigan, who was stricken by an autoimmune disease and lost the use of her legs is one of dozens around the world using this Exoskeleton. Launched in Europe in September, the walking aid will soon be available in the U.S.]]><![CDATA[Rowlett Teen Hailed as Hero for Saving Man's Life]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:21:17 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/HeimlichHonor100312.jpg

A North Texas teenager is being hailed a lifesaver for helping a man just in the nick of time.

Seventy-nine-year-old John Terry said he wouldn't be here if 17-year-old Kristiana Barbosa had not stepped in.

Barbosa said she can't understand all the fuss.

"I was just doing what I was supposed to do," she said. "I mean, I wasn't just going to let him die."

Terry said he is alive today after she sprang into action when she saw him choking on his meal.

"I would appreciate her giving me a second chance to live because I couldn't breath and I didn't know what was going on," he said.

The Rowlett High School senior was working at Whataburger when she and a co-worker noticed Terry making gestures that indicated that he couldn't breath. Barbosa rushed over to him and performed the Heimlich maneuver.

"Young as she is, I appreciate it," Terry said.

"I didn't even realize, 'Oh I saved this man's life,'" Barbosa said. "I was like, 'Holy crap, that just happened.' Like, he was choking."

She credits a health sciences class that she took in her sophomore year with helping her prepare for an emergency.

Rowlett city leaders and police consider her a hero worth recognizing with a city proclamation.

"She really is a remarkable individual, and we all put ourselves in that position and say, 'What would we do?'" Mayor Todd Gottel said. "And in her case, she really stepped up to the plate."

Her mother, Lara Barbosa, said she's proud.

"It's not every day that your child saves a stranger's life," she said.

Her daughter said she hopes to keep saving lives when she follows her dream to be an emergency medical technician.

"It was a natural instinct for me," she said. "I've always kind of wanted to help people and save people's lives and do the right thing."

<![CDATA[Spare Parts Make a New Hand]]>Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:43:37 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hand3.jpgA hand surgeon and a foot-ankle specialist teamed up to rebuild a man's hand that was injured due to a terrible industrial accident. The two doctors rebuilt the hand using the patient's bones, nerves and other tissues from his own body. The intricate surgery recreated the structure within the hand and involved a foot-to-hand graft. The Louisiana resident is now in physical rehab and slowly regaining feeling in his hand.

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<![CDATA[Dermatologists Vs. Spas]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:14:48 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/drburgess.jpgDr. Cheryl Burgess explains which procedures you can have done at spas -- and which you should probably leave to the doctors.]]><![CDATA[Irving Pays City Workers To Lose Weight]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:22:35 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/I+Win+Irving.jpg

Thousands of city workers in Irving are losing weight and gaining cash thanks to the I Win program started four years ago. I Win stands for Irving Wellness Incentive Now.

Employees can earn points through testing, by keeping their biometric numbers -- blood pressure, cholesterol, triglyceride level, body fat, hip to waist ratio, fasting glucose levels --  positive and by maintaining preventative health care as well as attending health care classes offered through the city.

Sharon Shepherd joined the program when it began and said she lost 22 pounds while training for her first fitness test.

"It's benefitted me in a lot of ways," Shepherd said. "[It] helped me lose weight, dropped my blood pressure, cholesterol, some things I was having trouble with before, so it's definitely helped."

Participants who qualify are also rewarded with monthly cash bonuses.

"The bottom line, it means up to $150 for our employees [per month] and it saved us $25 million on our liability for our health care costs," said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez.

Gonzalez also said more than half of its 1800 full-time employees are in the program, and so far they've collectively lost more than 4000 pounds.

Gonzalez also said the program has gotten national recognitions from organizations like the American Heart Association.

Anthony Medcalf started working for the city about one year ago. He said he joined the I Win program after a co-worker told him about the its cash incentive.

"I want to stay healthy, and then getting paid for it… It's a piece of cake," Medcalf said. "You know it's icing on the cake. You know? Even know I don't eat cake. You gotta stay healthy."

Medcalf and others hope their efforts to stay in shape will continue filling their wallets and giving them positive health results.

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<![CDATA[Tanning Beds Ups Skin Cancer Risk by 69%]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:16:37 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/8221194_N5PPKGTANNINGBEDSok_722x406_2176832096__252475.jpgDr. Bruce Hensel reports on a new study shows that young people who use tanning beds have 69% increased risk of developing skin cancer.]]><![CDATA[How Dogs Keep You Healthy]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:15:23 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/6615090_WEBDrJackie_722x406_1626691708.jpgDr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Md., on how dogs can benefit your health.]]><![CDATA[Preventing Miscarriages and Stillbirths]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:17:01 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/8211126_N5PPKGPREVENTINGMISCA_722x406_2176451664__061444.jpgDr. Bruce Hensel looks at a new study.]]><![CDATA[Promising News in Battle Against Breast Cancer]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:23:56 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BreastCancerResearch0925.jpg

Officials with Susan G Komen for the Cure say the latest research in the battle against breast cancer is a big step towards a cure.

Using genetic research, a government study found that there are 4 main types of breast cancer.

Researchers with Dallas-based Komen say the information can help doctors formulate specific treatments for breast cancer patients.

The study also suggested that certain types of the cancer could be treated with drugs already on the market.

Chandini Portteus, Vice President of Research, Evaluation and Scientific Programs with Komen says the information might also help with certain aggressive forms of breast cancer.

"We haven't seen wins is some of those aggressive, hard to treat cancers," Portteus said. "What this study does is it finally give us a window into how those cancers behave, and our hope is really, is that we move on and ask questions for those women struggling with those kinds of cancers and we find treatments that will work for them."

Portteus says that while the research is promising, clinical trials are still needed. She added that the information might be used and implemented in doctor’s offices in 5 to 10 years.

More: Breast Cancer Analysis Shows 4 Types of the Disease

<![CDATA[Be Healthy: Bio Feedback]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:14:13 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/biofeedback.JPGImporving athletic performance can be a state of mind.]]><![CDATA[Acne: Not Just For Teens]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:16:08 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/11090879_N5PACNE_722x406_1070147597.jpgMore than a quarter of clinical acne patients are women aged 25 to 60. And a newly-found virus that lives on the skin may prevent some from getting pimples. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2012.]]><![CDATA[BOSU Ball Workouts, at Home or at the Gym]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:17:56 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bosuballhayes927.jpgTrainer Steve Hayes brings Liz of Fitness First to share workout tips for Women's Health Month.]]><![CDATA[What Everyone Should Know About Suicide]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:18:48 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/drweiner103.jpgSuicide has overtaken traffic deaths as the nation's leading cause of injury-related death. Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses ways to help prevent suicide.]]><![CDATA[Can 3-D Mammograms Better Detect Cancer?]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:19:06 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/3-D+Mammograms.jpgA new type of mammogram takes multiple images of the breast, helping doctors identify the smallest tumors. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

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<![CDATA[Caring Canines Help Patients in Plano]]>Fri, 05 Oct 2012 17:53:13 -0600https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/caringcanines.jpgFrom day surgery waiting areas to the rooms of expectant mothers on bed rest, volunteers with "Caring Canines" are becoming common companions at Texas Health Plano.]]>