Health/Science

Vital Signs
6:28 am
Mon September 1, 2014

When You Take Drugs, Be Careful What Else You Put In Your Mouth

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Three important words when taking medication: Read the label.  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.  

In this edition of KERA's weekly consumer health series Vital Signs, David Adams, an ambulatory clinical staff pharmacist with Parkland Hospital, explained some of the most common food and drug interactions.

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Health/Science
12:31 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Cyclosporiasis Cases Linked To Fresh Cilantro From Mexico

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Texas health officials have determined that the state’s cyclosporiasis outbreak could be traced to cilantro imported from Puebla, Mexico.

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Health/Science
4:30 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Think: 3 Tips For Explaining To Children That They Have A Learning Disability

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Some of the kids heading back to school this week learn differently than their classmates. David Flink knows what that’s like – he was diagnosed as a child with both dyslexia and ADHD. Today on Think, he talked to Krys Boyd about how to inform kids that they have a learning disability.

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Health/Science
1:26 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Dallas County Reports Second Case Of Chikungunya Virus

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Dallas County Health and Human Services has reported a second case of human Chikungunya. 

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Health/Science
11:13 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Relief From Back Pain: A Promise Unfulfilled For Some

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For those who suffer frequent back pain, it was a promise of relief.  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 Dallas Morning News, spent months investigating North American Spine and talks about what he learned.

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Vital Signs
6:28 am
Mon August 25, 2014

A Good Day At School Begins At The Breakfast Table

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What kids eat before school can greatly impact how they perform in the classroom.

In this edition of Vital Signs, Navin Hariprasad, a nutritionist and Operations Manager of Patient Food Services at Parkland Hospital, explains the difference a healthy breakfast and a balanced diet throughout the day can make.

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Health/Science
7:02 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Fort Worth-Trained Doctor Says He's Thrilled To Be Alive After Recovering From Ebola

A sign, in French, warning locals never to touch or manipulate dead animals in the forest because of Ebola.
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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.

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Health/Science
1:56 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive,' Says Kent Brantly, Who's Recovered From Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, spoke publicly for the first time about his recovery from the Ebola virus.
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Dr. Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, says he's thrilled to be alive. 

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Health/Science
5:13 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Think: Poking Holes In The Paleo Diet

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Followers of the Paleo Diet believe we should stick to foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. Protein – good. Carbs – bad. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked to a National Geographic writer who’s studied the evolution of the human diet to get her take.

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Think
4:57 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Sleep And Find A Significant Other -- And Other Tips To Improve Memory

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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 Think, Krys Boyd talked to a neuroscientist to get a few tips.

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