Health/Science

Vital Signs
6:28 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Diabetes At Thanksgiving: Plan, Prepare and Practice

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While we all look forward to the holiday feast, people living with diabetes have to exercise caution. In this week’s Vital Signs, Sharon Cox, a dietitian with Parkland Hospital System, talks about ways to keep blood sugar levels stable.

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2:24 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

NIH Official Says Sending Thomas Eric Duncan Home Was A 'Tragic Mistake'

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At a National Press Club luncheon, Dr. Anthony Fauci with the National Institutes of Health said Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital made a mistake sending Thomas Eric Duncan home with a fever. Fauci was part of the team that treated Dallas nurse Nina Pham in Maryland after she contracted Ebola from Duncan.
  • Source: Dallasnews
  • | Via: The Dallas Morning News
WASHINGTON - The Dallas hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan died of Ebola should have admitted him the first time he sought treatment, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday. "The situation with Mr. Duncan was very unfortunate," said Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
Health/Science
1:14 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

This 'City' Trains First Responders For Bombs, Tornadoes And Even Ebola

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In College Station, there’s a city that’s been hit by disasters. Earthquakes, hurricanes, even bombs. It’s called Disaster City. This 72-acre site is helping people, and robots, train for the next major disaster.

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Health/Science
5:04 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Think: The Psychology Of Disease

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In our culture, people battling certain diseases are seen as brave and heroic, while others can be viewed as weak or morally lacking. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a panel of mental health experts to find out why we’re compelled to judge people based on certain health conditions.

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Health/Science
5:48 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Think: Helping Kids After Abuse

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It’s estimated that only about a third of all child abuse incidents are ever discovered. And for the kids who do get help, it can be tough to trust the adults caring for them. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a child advocate from Collin County about how that trust can be re-established.

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Health/Science
11:05 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Who Needs To Enroll For Health Insurance This Year?

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It's week one of signups for health care on the federal marketplace. Should you enroll? What's the penalty for opting out? 

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Vital Signs
6:28 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Diabulimia: The Risk Some Diabetics Take To Avoid Weight Gain

Diabetics with diabulimia take less or no insulin to avoid unwanted pounds.
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They need insulin to survive, but some Type 1 diabetics will take less or none at all to avoid weight gain.

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Health/Science
7:10 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Open Enrollment For Obamacare Is Back

Sandra Luz is the lead health care navigator at the Community Council of Greater Dallas.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Despite a very rocky start to open enrollment last year, more than 733,000 Texans bought insurance through the federal marketplace.

Still, Texas remains the state with the highest percent of uninsured people in the country. Will open enrollment this year change that? 

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Health/Science
9:46 am
Wed November 12, 2014

A Taste Of African Heritage In Dallas

Michaela Taylor cooks a cauliflower and brown rice dish as part of a cultural cooking class.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Dallas residents are dipping into the dishes that gave rise to Soul Food. They're part of a cultural cooking class that aims to bring back traditional, healthy recipes from the African Diaspora.

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Vital Signs
6:29 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Portion Distortion: You're Eating More Than You Think

20 years ago: Coffee with cream and sugar, 8 oz. 45 calories.
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One factor contributing to obesity and diseases like diabetes is portion distortion. The belief that the larger portions on today’s menus and shelves are normal and the size we should always consume.

In this edition of Vital Signs, dietitian Jamie Bass, a dietitian with Texas Health Harris Methodist Southwest Fort Worth explains the difference.

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