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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 06:16 PM CDT

Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration Saturday in Dallas

Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration Saturday in Dallas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the founder of Glamcon -- an organization that empowers breast cancer survivors -- and a cancer survivor talked with NBC 5 about Saturday's event in Dallas.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 06:25 PM CDT

High-Dose Flu Shot Available For Senior Citizens

High-Dose Flu Shot Available For Senior Citizens

Doctors say the high-dose vaccine will better protect seniors from the flu this season.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 05:57 PM CDT

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Reported in 22 States

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 confirmed cases have been reported in 22 states...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:49 AM CDT

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami Police to Offer Opioid Addicts Rehab Instead of Jail

Miami police will use $1.6 million in federal grants to develop a pre-arrest diversion program where people with small amounts of opioids can enter a one-year outpatient treatment program.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 03:42 AM CDT

'Patients Deserve to Know': US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads

'Patients Deserve to Know': US Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads

The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 05:33 PM CDT

Shingles Vaccine in High Demand

Shingles Vaccine in High Demand

North Texans reach out to NBC 5 after failed attempts to find the vaccine meant to ward off shingles.

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 at 11:20 PM CDT

Community Hopes to Save Boy by Joining Bone Marrow Registry

Community Hopes to Save Boy by Joining Bone Marrow Registry

An effort is on to find someone who can save the life of an 8-year-old from University Park. It was all in hopes that someone will be a bone marrow match for Bennett Williams, with the help of DKMS, the...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 03:36 AM CDT

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

Virtual Reality Simulation Shows What It's Like to Die

A new virtual reality simulation is helping hospice workers and medical students see what it's like to die. An end-of-life simulation by Embodied Labs is now educating staff and students at the Gosnell...

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 02:22 AM CDT

Rockwall Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

Rockwall Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

Lauren Chambers didn’t know what to think when she received a call from her daughters’ daycare that 5-year-old Adrie couldn’t move her arm after getting stung by a caterpillar. “They said that she had been stung...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 08:57 PM CDT

Why Your Post-Pregnancy Belly Isn't Going Away

Why Your Post-Pregnancy Belly Isn't Going Away

For new moms, getting back in shape is top of mind, but for an estimated 60 percent of postpartum women, getting a flat tummy is impossible because of a little known medical condition.

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