Health/Science http://keranews.org en When You Take Drugs, Be Careful What Else You Put In Your Mouth http://keranews.org/post/when-you-take-drugs-be-careful-what-else-you-put-your-mouth <p>Three important words when taking medication: Read the label. &nbsp;Not only for how much to take or when, but also the warnings about what you can eat or drink. Failure to follow that advice can make the drug less effective and cause other physical problems. &nbsp;</p><p>In this edition of KERA's weekly consumer health series&nbsp;<em>Vital Signs</em>, David Adams, an ambulatory clinical staff pharmacist with Parkland Hospital, explained some of the most common food and drug interactions.</p><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:28:00 +0000 Sam Baker 54751 at http://keranews.org When You Take Drugs, Be Careful What Else You Put In Your Mouth Cyclosporiasis Cases Linked To Fresh Cilantro From Mexico http://keranews.org/post/cyclosporiasis-cases-linked-fresh-cilantro-mexico <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas health officials have determined that the state’s </span>cyclosporiasis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> outbreak could be traced to cilantro imported from Puebla, Mexico.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:31:08 +0000 Krystina Martinez 54757 at http://keranews.org Cyclosporiasis Cases Linked To Fresh Cilantro From Mexico Think: 3 Tips For Explaining To Children That They Have A Learning Disability http://keranews.org/post/think-3-tips-explaining-children-they-have-learning-disability <p>Some of the kids heading back to school this week learn differently than their classmates. <a href="http://www.eyetoeyenational.org/about/our_staff_david.html">David Flink</a> knows what that’s like – he was diagnosed as a child with both dyslexia and ADHD. Today on <em>Think</em>, he talked to Krys Boyd about how to inform kids that they have a learning disability. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:30:06 +0000 Stephen Becker 54721 at http://keranews.org Think: 3 Tips For Explaining To Children That They Have A Learning Disability Dallas County Reports Second Case Of Chikungunya Virus http://keranews.org/post/dallas-county-reports-second-case-chikungunya-virus <p><a href="http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/home.html">Dallas County Health and Human Services</a> has reported a second case of human&nbsp;Chikungunya.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:26:23 +0000 Krystina Martinez 54695 at http://keranews.org Dallas County Reports Second Case Of Chikungunya Virus Relief From Back Pain: A Promise Unfulfilled For Some http://keranews.org/post/relief-back-pain-promise-unfulfilled-some <p>For those who suffer frequent back pain, it was a promise of relief.&nbsp; Dallas-based North American Spine spent years building a business with a procedure called AccuraScope. Some swear by it. But others had disastrous results. Doug Swanson, an investigative reporter for the <em>Dallas Morning News,&nbsp;</em>spent months investigating North American Spine and talks about what he learned.</p><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:13:05 +0000 Sam Baker 54697 at http://keranews.org Relief From Back Pain: A Promise Unfulfilled For Some A Good Day At School Begins At The Breakfast Table http://keranews.org/post/good-day-school-begins-breakfast-table <p>What kids eat before school can greatly impact how they perform in the classroom.</p><p>In this edition of <em>Vital Signs</em>, Navin Hariprasad,&nbsp;a nutritionist and Operations Manager of Patient&nbsp;Food Services&nbsp;at Parkland Hospital, explains the difference a healthy breakfast and a balanced diet throughout the day can make.</p><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:28:00 +0000 Sam Baker 54433 at http://keranews.org A Good Day At School Begins At The Breakfast Table Fort Worth-Trained Doctor Says He's Thrilled To Be Alive After Recovering From Ebola http://keranews.org/post/fort-worth-trained-doctor-says-hes-thrilled-be-alive-after-recovering-ebola <p>It’s been an emotional roller coaster for friends, family and colleagues of Dr. Kent Brantly. The lows came when the Fort Worth-trained doctor contracted Ebola in Liberia and had to be flown to a special isolation ward in Atlanta.</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 54460 at http://keranews.org Fort Worth-Trained Doctor Says He's Thrilled To Be Alive After Recovering From Ebola 'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive,' Says Kent Brantly, Who's Recovered From Ebola http://keranews.org/post/i-am-thrilled-be-alive-says-kent-brantly-whos-recovered-ebola <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Kent </span>Brantly<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, says he's thrilled to be alive.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:56:53 +0000 Eric Aasen & Associated Press 54422 at http://keranews.org 'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive,' Says Kent Brantly, Who's Recovered From Ebola Think: Poking Holes In The Paleo Diet http://keranews.org/post/think-poking-holes-paleo-diet <p>Followers of the <a href="http://thepaleodiet.com/">Paleo Diet</a> believe we should stick to foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. Protein – good. Carbs – bad. Today on <em>Think</em>, Krys Boyd talked to a <em>National Geographic</em> writer who’s studied the evolution of the human diet to get her take. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:13:37 +0000 Stephen Becker 54396 at http://keranews.org Think: Poking Holes In The Paleo Diet Sleep And Find A Significant Other -- And Other Tips To Improve Memory http://keranews.org/post/sleep-and-find-significant-other-and-other-tips-improve-memory <p>If you’re constantly misplacing your keys and forgetting items on your grocery list, you probably just chalk it up to a bad memory. There are, however, steps you can take to improve your ability to retain information. On Tuesday on KERA's <em>Think</em>, Krys Boyd talked to a neuroscientist to get a few tips. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:57:38 +0000 Stephen Becker 54337 at http://keranews.org Sleep And Find A Significant Other -- And Other Tips To Improve Memory