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  • Drug To Prevent Alzheimer's

    Drug To Prevent Alzheimer's

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:15:05 GMT
    Everyone-- no matter if you are a man or woman, family history or not-- with a brain is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Age is the biggest risk factor and America is aging. Right now, dozens of research sites across the country are testing an experimental drug to see if it might prevent memory loss associated with this terrible disease.more>>
    Everyone-- no matter if you are a man or woman, family history or not-- with a brain is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Age is the biggest risk factor and America is aging. Right now, dozens of research sites across the country are testing an experimental drug to see if it might prevent memory loss associated with this terrible disease.more>>
  • Could Down Syndrome Be The Key To Alzheimer's?

    Could Down Syndrome Be The Key To Alzheimer's?

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:15:13 GMT
    More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. More than 400,000 of them also have Down syndrome. What does a condition seen at birth have in common with a disease typically diagnosed in the elderly? Quite a bit.more>>
    More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. More than 400,000 of them also have Down syndrome. What does a condition seen at birth have in common with a disease typically diagnosed in the elderly? Quite a bit.more>>
  • Extreme Workouts

    Extreme Workouts

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:04:23 GMT
    Workout routines have taken a tortuous turn. Running through mud and fighting in cages are just some of the latest extreme workouts, but one wrong move and you could be in trouble.more>>
    Workout routines have taken a tortuous turn. Running through mud and fighting in cages are just some of the latest extreme workouts, but one wrong move and you could be in trouble.more>>
  • Extreme Skin

    Extreme Skin

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:15:05 GMT
    Last year, Americans underwent more than 11-million cosmetic procedures and spent nearly $12-billion on skin rejuvenation. Everyone wants their skin to look younger, healthier and better, but some are taking it to an extreme.more>>
    Last year, Americans underwent more than 11-million cosmetic procedures and spent nearly $12-billion on skin rejuvenation. Everyone wants their skin to look younger, healthier and better, but some are taking it to an extreme.more>>
  • Extreme Diets

    Extreme Diets

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:15:07 GMT
    Dieting is an American pastime. About 45-million of us diet each year, and we spend about $33-billion on weight-loss products. There are more ways to diet than ever and some are pretty extreme.more>>
    Dieting is an American pastime. About 45-million of us diet each year, and we spend about $33-billion on weight-loss products. There are more ways to diet than ever and some are pretty extreme.more>>
  • Frozen Lumpectomy For Prostate

    Frozen Lumpectomy For Prostate

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:15:08 GMT
    More than 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year according to the American Cancer Society. In most cases, surgical removal of the gland is considered the gold standard of treatment, but results of a new study suggest a new treatment might benefit some patients.more>>
    More than 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year according to the American Cancer Society. In most cases, surgical removal of the gland is considered the gold standard of treatment, but results of a new study suggest a new treatment might benefit some patients.more>>
  • Bariatric Surgery For Diabetes

    Bariatric Surgery For Diabetes

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:15:09 GMT
    Nearly 90 percent of people with type-two diabetes are obese and as more Americans gain weight, more will likely face a diabetes diagnosis. In fact, the American Diabetes Association predicts that one in three adults will have diabetes by the year 2050. For years, we’ve heard about weight loss surgery and its effect on diabetes. Now, a new study is showing how well the popular surgery is working to stop this serious disease.more>>
    Nearly 90 percent of people with type-two diabetes are obese and as more Americans gain weight, more will likely face a diabetes diagnosis. In fact, the American Diabetes Association predicts that one in three adults will have diabetes by the year 2050. For years, we’ve heard about weight loss surgery and its effect on diabetes. Now, a new study is showing how well the popular surgery is working to stop this serious disease.more>>
  • Ankle Replacement

    Ankle Replacement

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:15:10 GMT
    More than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. Between 6 percent and 13 percent of them have ankle arthritis. These patients feel pain with every single step they take, but now ankle replacements are giving patients a new lease on life.more>>
    More than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. Between 6 percent and 13 percent of them have ankle arthritis. These patients feel pain with every single step they take, but now ankle replacements are giving patients a new lease on life.more>>
  • 3D Knee

    3D Knee

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:15:09 GMT
    In the past ten years, the number of total knee replacements in the U.S. has doubled and many of those patients are much younger than ever before. Now, new technology allows doctors to make replacement knees that are the perfect fit.more>>
    In the past ten years, the number of total knee replacements in the U.S. has doubled and many of those patients are much younger than ever before. Now, new technology allows doctors to make replacement knees that are the perfect fit.more>>
  • Breath of Life for Heart Patients

    Breath of Life for Heart Patients

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:20:13 GMT
    Heart failure, 5.7 million people in the U.S. have it and 55-thousand die from it each year. By definition, it means your heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support all your other organs. Now, a simple breath test could make it easier and faster for doctors to diagnose.more>>
    Heart failure, 5.7 million people in the U.S. have it and 55-thousand die from it each year. By definition, it means your heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support all your other organs. Now, a simple breath test could make it easier and faster for doctors to diagnose.more>>
  • Concave Chest In Teens

    Concave Chest In Teens

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:15:06 GMT
    Can you imagine being a teenage boy, living at the beach, and not having enough confidence to take your shirt off and not having enough energy to even take a walk? The condition is called concave chest. One-in-500 kids will be born with it.more>>
    Can you imagine being a teenage boy, living at the beach, and not having enough confidence to take your shirt off and not having enough energy to even take a walk? The condition is called concave chest. One-in-500 kids will be born with it.more>>
  • Virtual Pet Game Manages Asthma

    Virtual Pet Game Manages Asthma

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:15:05 GMT
    Studies show the average length of time children spend playing video games is 13.2 hours per week. One company is putting that gaming time to good use creating fun, interactive games to help manage their health issues.more>>
    Studies show the average length of time children spend playing video games is 13.2 hours per week. One company is putting that gaming time to good use creating fun, interactive games to help manage their health issues.more>>
  • Support For Single Fathers Due To Cancer

    Support For Single Fathers Due To Cancer

    Monday, June 30 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-30 21:15:06 GMT
    When a mother loses her battle to cancer, fathers are often left unprepared to raise their families. Not only must they deal with their own grief and their children’s, but without a lot of resources in the community, they must face the challenges of parenthood alone.more>>
    When a mother loses her battle to cancer, fathers are often left unprepared to raise their families. Not only must they deal with their own grief and their children’s, but without a lot of resources in the community, they must face the challenges of parenthood alone.more>>
  • Industrial Athlete: Getting Heart Patients Back To Work

    Industrial Athlete: Getting Heart Patients Back To Work

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:15:09 GMT
    More than half a million heart surgeries are performed each year in the U.S. For many, cardiac rehab is helpful. However, it’s not enough to get them back to work. Now, there’s a different type of therapy. It’s rehab for the real world.more>>
    More than half a million heart surgeries are performed each year in the U.S. For many, cardiac rehab is helpful. However, it’s not enough to get them back to work. Now, there’s a different type of therapy. It’s rehab for the real world.more>>
  • Cord Blood Cured Me

    Cord Blood Cured Me

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:09:36 GMT
    In the 1970s, researchers discovered that a newborn’s umbilical cord blood contained special stem cells that could help certain diseases. More than 30 years later, doctors are still experimenting with, learning more about and perfecting the use of cord blood.more>>
    In the 1970s, researchers discovered that a newborn’s umbilical cord blood contained special stem cells that could help certain diseases. More than 30 years later, doctors are still experimenting with, learning more about and perfecting the use of cord blood.more>>
  • Diagnosing Breast Cancer Earlier: Medicine’s Next Big Thing?

    Diagnosing Breast Cancer Earlier: Medicine’s Next Big Thing?

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:15:09 GMT
    At some point in a woman’s life, she may have an abnormal finding on a mammogram. If cancer can’t be ruled out from an ultrasound or MRI, the next step is biopsy. Even though biopsies come up negative 80-percent of the time, it can still be a nerve-racking, painful experience. But what if there was a test that could diagnose cancer before an abnormality even shows up?more>>
    At some point in a woman’s life, she may have an abnormal finding on a mammogram. If cancer can’t be ruled out from an ultrasound or MRI, the next step is biopsy. Even though biopsies come up negative 80-percent of the time, it can still be a nerve-racking, painful experience. But what if there was a test that could diagnose cancer before an abnormality even shows up?more>>
  • Bionic Hand For Soldiers

    Bionic Hand For Soldiers

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-24 21:15:08 GMT
    Nearly two-million Americans are living without a limb. There have been several advances in lower limb prosthetics in recent years, but upper limb devices haven’t changed much. Now, researchers are studying a bionic hand that could revolutionize the way wounded soldiers move.more>>
    Nearly two-million Americans are living without a limb. There have been several advances in lower limb prosthetics in recent years, but upper limb devices haven’t changed much. Now, researchers are studying a bionic hand that could revolutionize the way wounded soldiers move.more>>
  • Dental Device For Sleep Apnea?

    Dental Device For Sleep Apnea?

    Monday, June 23 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-23 21:15:11 GMT
    In the U.S, 22 million people suffer from sleep apnea. The most popular treatment is known as continuous positive airflow pressure, also called CPAP. However, if the condition is not severe enough CPAP may not be effective.more>>
    In the U.S, 22 million people suffer from sleep apnea. The most popular treatment is known as continuous positive airflow pressure, also called CPAP. However, if the condition is not severe enough CPAP may not be effective.more>>
  • Want To Learn Faster? Use A Thinking Cap

    Want To Learn Faster? Use A Thinking Cap

    Friday, June 20 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-06-20 21:16:04 GMT
    Forget using caffeine to help you focus on tasks... imagine stimulating the brain with a jolt of electricity instead. That’s what researchers at Vanderbilt University are doing-- using electrical stimulation to speed up the brain and help it learn from mistakes.more>>
    Forget using caffeine to help you focus on tasks... imagine stimulating the brain with a jolt of electricity instead. That’s what researchers at Vanderbilt University are doing-- using electrical stimulation to speed up the brain and help it learn from mistakes.more>>
  • Habba Syndrome Or Irritable Bowel?

    Habba Syndrome Or Irritable Bowel?

    Thursday, June 19 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-19 21:15:11 GMT
    Forty-five million Americans struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the discomfort it often brings—stomach pain, constipation, or diarrhea. But, those patients who have been unable to find relief from traditional treatment may not actually have IBS. Instead, it could be a newly- diagnosed digestive condition.more>>
    Forty-five million Americans struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the discomfort it often brings—stomach pain, constipation, or diarrhea. But, those patients who have been unable to find relief from traditional treatment may not actually have IBS. Instead, it could be a newly- diagnosed digestive condition.more>>
  • Polymer Implants

    Polymer Implants

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-18 21:15:09 GMT
    As the baby boomer generation gets older, more than 40-million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis and vertebrae compression fractures. A new procedure offers hope.more>>
    As the baby boomer generation gets older, more than 40-million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis and vertebrae compression fractures. A new procedure offers hope.more>>
  • Saving Soldiers From Suicide

    Saving Soldiers From Suicide

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-17 21:15:06 GMT
    We often hear about soldiers killed in combat, but what about those who take their own lives? One survey conducted by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America found 30 percent of service members have considered suicide. It’s a complex problem that's on the rise.more>>
    We often hear about soldiers killed in combat, but what about those who take their own lives? One survey conducted by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America found 30 percent of service members have considered suicide. It’s a complex problem that's on the rise.more>>
  • Giving Alexis Sight: Low Vision Readers

    Giving Alexis Sight: Low Vision Readers

    Monday, June 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-16 21:15:09 GMT
    Thirteen million Americans over the age of 45 suffers with low vision, including those who’ve lost vision due to diabetes, macular degeneration or glaucoma. Eyeglasses or contacts usually don’t help this type of vision loss, but now a new patented pair of glasses is helping give these patients their ability to read again.more>>
    Thirteen million Americans over the age of 45 suffers with low vision, including those who’ve lost vision due to diabetes, macular degeneration or glaucoma. Eyeglasses or contacts usually don’t help this type of vision loss, but now a new patented pair of glasses is helping give these patients their ability to read again.
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  • FDA Clinical Trials Help Heal Sick Dogs

    FDA Clinical Trials Help Heal Sick Dogs

    Friday, June 13 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-06-13 22:12:41 GMT
    Just like humans, animals can suffer from a variety of diseases. Also, just like humans, they can benefit from clinical research.more>>
    Just like humans, animals can suffer from a variety of diseases. Also, just like humans, they can benefit from clinical research.more>>
  • Chronic Sleep Disorders Can Cause Other Health Problem

    Chronic Sleep Disorders Can Cause Other Health Problem

    Thursday, June 12 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-06-12 21:41:57 GMT
    At least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders each year. Another 20-million experience occasional sleeping problems. Some disorders can disrupt your sleep and your life.more>>
    At least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders each year. Another 20-million experience occasional sleeping problems. Some disorders can disrupt your sleep and your life.more>>
  • 3-D Mammography

    3-D Mammography

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-06-11 22:14:07 GMT
    One-in-eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Experts agree the key to successfully fighting the disease is early detection. New technology is available that can provide doctors a more detailed image.more>>
    One-in-eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Experts agree the key to successfully fighting the disease is early detection. New technology is available that can provide doctors a more detailed image.more>>
  • Grains Useful For Disease & Diabetes Prevention, Weight Loss

    Grains Useful For Disease & Diabetes Prevention, Weight Loss

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-06-10 22:36:02 GMT
    If you want to slash your chances of developing disease and keep your waistline in check, Duke Nutrition Director Elisabetta Politi says whole grains are your answer.more>>
    If you want to slash your chances of developing disease and keep your waistline in check, Duke Nutrition Director Elisabetta Politi says whole grains are your answer.more>>
  • More VivaScope: Fewer Biopsies

    More VivaScope: Fewer Biopsies

    Monday, June 9 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-06-09 21:33:12 GMT
    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Often, people have concerns and if the doctor isn't sure, a biopsy is ordered, meaning a piece of skin must be removed. Now, doctors can use a new device that checks for cancer just beneath the surface allowing patients to save face.more>>
    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Often, people have concerns and if the doctor isn't sure, a biopsy is ordered, meaning a piece of skin must be removed. Now, doctors can use a new device that checks for cancer just beneath the surface allowing patients to save face.more>>
  • New Life-Saving 'Clip' For The Heart

    New Life-Saving 'Clip' For The Heart

    Friday, June 6 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-06 21:15:09 GMT
    When a person’s heart valves don’t close tightly enough, blood can leak into the heart and lungs. The condition is known as mitral regurgitation and affects about 4 million people in the United States. For those with severe MR, open heart surgery used to be the only option. But, now a new FDA approved device is helping the sickest patients.
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    When a person’s heart valves don’t close tightly enough, blood can leak into the heart and lungs. The condition is known as mitral regurgitation and affects about 4 million people in the United States. For those with severe MR, open heart surgery used to be the only option. But, now a new FDA approved device is helping the sickest patients.

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  • Shrinking Prostates Without Surgery

    Shrinking Prostates Without Surgery

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-04 21:15:09 GMT
    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia—or BPH for short—affects about half of men over age 60. It happens when the prostate becomes enlarged and often results in a host of unpleasant symptoms. Until now, drugs and invasive surgeries were the only solutions.more>>
    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia—or BPH for short—affects about half of men over age 60. It happens when the prostate becomes enlarged and often results in a host of unpleasant symptoms. Until now, drugs and invasive surgeries were the only solutions.more>>
  • Heating Up Ovarian Cancer

    Heating Up Ovarian Cancer

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-03 21:15:08 GMT
    About 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and more than 14,000 die. It’s a sneaky and serious cancer that’s often caught too late. But, now doctors are heating up ovarian cancer and saving lives.more>>
    About 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and more than 14,000 die. It’s a sneaky and serious cancer that’s often caught too late. But, now doctors are heating up ovarian cancer and saving lives.more>>
  • 'TurboCharged:' New Way To Lose Weight

    'TurboCharged:' New Way To Lose Weight

    Monday, June 2 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-06-02 21:15:07 GMT
    You've heard of the Atkins, the Mediterranean, and the Cabbage diet. How about a no diet “diet” and no gym too? One health expert guarantees you will still lose weight and look fabulous.more>>
    You've heard of the Atkins, the Mediterranean, and the Cabbage diet. How about a no diet “diet” and no gym too? One health expert guarantees you will still lose weight and look fabulous.more>>
  • Smart Schools, Smart Students

    Smart Schools, Smart Students

    Friday, May 30 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-30 21:15:04 GMT
    A recent survey of 500 elite business decision-makers found almost half believe today’s college graduates are less prepared for work than they were 15 years ago. They may be more tech-savvy than ever, but why aren’t students learning the skills they need to succeed? Now, one program is creating smarter schools and smarter students.more>>
    A recent survey of 500 elite business decision-makers found almost half believe today’s college graduates are less prepared for work than they were 15 years ago. They may be more tech-savvy than ever, but why aren’t students learning the skills they need to succeed? Now, one program is creating smarter schools and smarter students.more>>
  • Saving Sabrina: Double Umbilical Cord Transplant

    Saving Sabrina: Double Umbilical Cord Transplant

    Thursday, May 29 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-29 21:15:08 GMT
    Every four minutes, one person in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Blood stem cell transplants have become a standard way to treat children with leukemia and other blood disorders, but has been limited for only small children. Now, doctors are saving older children by transplanting not just one, but two umbilical cords.more>>
    Every four minutes, one person in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Blood stem cell transplants have become a standard way to treat children with leukemia and other blood disorders, but has been limited for only small children. Now, doctors are saving older children by transplanting not just one, but two umbilical cords.more>>
  • Surviving An Acid Attack: Healing With Lasers

    Surviving An Acid Attack: Healing With Lasers

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-05-28 21:16:09 GMT
    An acid attack left her suffering with burns on most of her body. Now, new advances in lasers are melting away her scars and giving her her life back.more>>
    An acid attack left her suffering with burns on most of her body. Now, new advances in lasers are melting away her scars and giving her her life back.more>>
  • Magnet Therapy Saves Baby Willow

    Magnet Therapy Saves Baby Willow

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-27 21:15:07 GMT
    A rare condition called esophageal atresia as a spectrum of abnormalities occurs in about one in 3,000 live births. One doctor at Vanderbilt first performed surgery on one baby's esophagus to bring together the upper and lower ends. Instead of another major surgery to connect them, he used specially designed medical magnets.more>>
    A rare condition called esophageal atresia as a spectrum of abnormalities occurs in about one in 3,000 live births. One doctor at Vanderbilt first performed surgery on one baby's esophagus to bring together the upper and lower ends. Instead of another major surgery to connect them, he used specially designed medical magnets.more>>
  • Smile Surgery: Turn That Frown Upside Down

    Smile Surgery: Turn That Frown Upside Down

    Friday, May 23 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-23 21:15:09 GMT
    A smile can brighten someone’s day, it’s a way to greet each other and it makes us feel good, but what if you couldn’t smile? For some people, it’s impossible. Their facial muscles don’t move. Now, surgeons are using state of the art techniques to get them smiling.more>>
    A smile can brighten someone’s day, it’s a way to greet each other and it makes us feel good, but what if you couldn’t smile? For some people, it’s impossible. Their facial muscles don’t move. Now, surgeons are using state of the art techniques to get them smiling.more>>
  • Dyslexia Glasses?

    Dyslexia Glasses?

    Thursday, May 22 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-22 21:15:07 GMT
    There's no cure for dyslexia, but now more and more people are finding new ways to deal with their diagnosis using ChromaGen lenses. Although cleared by the FDA for use with reading problems including visual dyslexia—the international dyslexia association said dyslexia cannot be treated with visual aids, but there is one student who swears by her new glasses.more>>
    There's no cure for dyslexia, but now more and more people are finding new ways to deal with their diagnosis using ChromaGen lenses. Although cleared by the FDA for use with reading problems including visual dyslexia—the international dyslexia association said dyslexia cannot be treated with visual aids, but there is one student who swears by her new glasses.more>>
  • Fighting For Young Lives: Misdiagnosed

    Fighting For Young Lives: Misdiagnosed

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-21 21:15:09 GMT
    Today, 6-year-old Daniella Jennings can run and play, but a few months ago she was more like a limp rag doll, gravely ill and no one could figure out why.more>>
    Today, 6-year-old Daniella Jennings can run and play, but a few months ago she was more like a limp rag doll, gravely ill and no one could figure out why.more>>
  • Resetting PTSD Brains

    Resetting PTSD Brains

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-20 21:15:09 GMT
    Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects nearly 30 percent of troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. After they come home, these men and women often experience intense and fearful memories that they just can’t forget. Now, new therapies are helping them reset their brains and cope with their emotions.more>>
    Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects nearly 30 percent of troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. After they come home, these men and women often experience intense and fearful memories that they just can’t forget. Now, new therapies are helping them reset their brains and cope with their emotions.more>>
  • Fixing Fibroids

    Fixing Fibroids

    Monday, May 19 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-19 21:15:09 GMT
    Pilates studio owner Tonya Amos needs her body to run her business. However, the former professional dancer started feeling intense pain. A visit to her doctor revealed the cause. Dr. Vanessa Jacoby is studying new ways to shrink fibroids, without major surgerymore>>
    Pilates studio owner Tonya Amos needs her body to run her business. However, the former professional dancer started feeling intense pain. A visit to her doctor revealed the cause. Dr. Vanessa Jacoby is studying new ways to shrink fibroids, without major surgerymore>>
  • Brain Training: Saving Cognitive Capital

    Brain Training: Saving Cognitive Capital

    Friday, May 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-16 21:15:04 GMT
    The average person has about 70,000 thoughts per day. That’s a lot of information for the brain to process, but what if you could make your brain more efficient?more>>
    The average person has about 70,000 thoughts per day. That’s a lot of information for the brain to process, but what if you could make your brain more efficient?more>>
  • New Hope For Dialysis: Bioengineered Blood Vessels

    New Hope For Dialysis: Bioengineered Blood Vessels

    Thursday, May 15 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-15 21:15:17 GMT
    Nearly 400,000 Americans are on dialysis for kidney failure. The treatment uses a special machine to filter toxins from the blood and often requires a graft to connect an artery to a vein to speed blood flow. But in many patients, synthetic grafts lead to infection and frequent hospitalizations. Now a first of its kind bioengineered blood vessel is changing that.more>>
    Nearly 400,000 Americans are on dialysis for kidney failure. The treatment uses a special machine to filter toxins from the blood and often requires a graft to connect an artery to a vein to speed blood flow. But in many patients, synthetic grafts lead to infection and frequent hospitalizations. Now a first of its kind bioengineered blood vessel is changing that.more>>
  • Parkinson’s: Stop The Shaking

    Parkinson’s: Stop The Shaking

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-14 21:15:09 GMT
    Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease has been a successful treatment option for more than a decade, but only for some patients. Now, a new technique is changing the game and helping thousands of more people get the treatment they so desperately need.more>>
    Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease has been a successful treatment option for more than a decade, but only for some patients. Now, a new technique is changing the game and helping thousands of more people get the treatment they so desperately need.more>>
  • John’s Miracle: Treatable Disorder Mimics Cerebral Palsy, Autism

    John’s Miracle: Treatable Disorder Mimics Cerebral Palsy, Autism

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-13 21:15:11 GMT
    Nearly every baby born in the U.S. has blood collected within a couple days of birth to screen for dozens of genetic disorders, but some disorders have slipped through the cracks and aren't tested for. There is an easily treatable disorder that can mimic cerebral palsy, autism, and seizures—but can lead to irreversible damage if not caught early.more>>
    Nearly every baby born in the U.S. has blood collected within a couple days of birth to screen for dozens of genetic disorders, but some disorders have slipped through the cracks and aren't tested for. There is an easily treatable disorder that can mimic cerebral palsy, autism, and seizures—but can lead to irreversible damage if not caught early.more>>
  • Virtual House Calls: The Future Of Healthcare?

    Virtual House Calls: The Future Of Healthcare?

    Monday, May 12 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-12 21:15:09 GMT
    Telemedicine, which is called “the future of healthcare” and typically used for doctors in remote areas, is now being tested in people's homes. Now, a new pilot program is keeping doctors and patients connected.more>>
    Telemedicine, which is called “the future of healthcare” and typically used for doctors in remote areas, is now being tested in people's homes. Now, a new pilot program is keeping doctors and patients connected.more>>
  • Facelift Dentistry

    Facelift Dentistry

    Friday, May 9 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-09 21:15:09 GMT
    Lotions, lasers, peels, and even surgery. There are endless ways to fight aging. How about a visit to your dentist?more>>
    Lotions, lasers, peels, and even surgery. There are endless ways to fight aging. How about a visit to your dentist?more>>
  • Prostate Cancer: No More Worried Waiting

    Prostate Cancer: No More Worried Waiting

    Thursday, May 8 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-08 21:15:08 GMT
    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in u-s men. While some will require harsh therapies, many men will have cancers that grow slowly and don’t need to be treated right away, or at all. Until now – it’s been a waiting game.more>>
    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in u-s men. While some will require harsh therapies, many men will have cancers that grow slowly and don’t need to be treated right away, or at all. Until now – it’s been a waiting game.more>>
  • New & Improved Breast Biopsies

    New & Improved Breast Biopsies

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-07 21:15:08 GMT
    It may not happen a lot, but even once is too much. A women being treated with chemo, radiation, even a mastectomy and she doesn’t even have cancer. Now, there is a new test to make sure the results are your own.more>>
    It may not happen a lot, but even once is too much. A women being treated with chemo, radiation, even a mastectomy and she doesn’t even have cancer. Now, there is a new test to make sure the results are your own.more>>
  • Death Calculator: Predicting Heart Failure

    Death Calculator: Predicting Heart Failure

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-05-07 15:50:03 GMT
    Despite his active and healthy lifestyle,Elijah Ali developed heart failure at age 43 after a virus attacked his body.Ali and his doctor are using a new app that calculates his risk of dying in the next five years.more>>
    Despite his active and healthy lifestyle,Elijah Ali developed heart failure at age 43 after a virus attacked his body.Ali and his doctor are using a new app that calculates his risk of dying in the next five years.more>>
  • Mother’s Mission To Save Her Sons

    Mother’s Mission To Save Her Sons

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:15:06 GMT
    Two brothers; one uses the stairs, the other a ramp. Both have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The disease affects mostly boys, and usually killing them before their 21st birthday. However, 12-year-old Max is getting what some are calling a miracle drug. His 15-year-old brother Austin is not allowed to take the drug.more>>
    Two brothers; one uses the stairs, the other a ramp. Both have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The disease affects mostly boys, and usually killing them before their 21st birthday. However, 12-year-old Max is getting what some are calling a miracle drug. His 15-year-old brother Austin is not allowed to take the drug.more>>
  • DBS For Dystonia

    DBS For Dystonia

    Friday, May 2 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-02 21:15:09 GMT
    Dystonia is a movement disorder that affects about 300,000 Americans. Simple activities like walking, balancing, or even talking are hard for these patients. Now – a surgery that’s known for helping people with Parkinson’s is also helping those with dystonia.more>>
    Dystonia is a movement disorder that affects about 300,000 Americans. Simple activities like walking, balancing, or even talking are hard for these patients. Now – a surgery that’s known for helping people with Parkinson’s is also helping those with dystonia.more>>
  • 3D Livers: Medical First

    3D Livers: Medical First

    Thursday, May 1 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-05-01 21:15:09 GMT
    On average, there are 16,000 people on the waiting list for a liver transplant. Finding a live donor is becoming a feasible option for many patients. But the surgery can be risky for recipients and donors. Now, doctors have a new way to make transplants safer and it’s a medical first.more>>
    On average, there are 16,000 people on the waiting list for a liver transplant. Finding a live donor is becoming a feasible option for many patients. But the surgery can be risky for recipients and donors. Now, doctors have a new way to make transplants safer and it’s a medical first.more>>
  • Freezing The Heart To Heal It

    Freezing The Heart To Heal It

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-29 21:15:06 GMT
    Atrial fibrillation causes the heart to contract in a very fast, irregular way. It affects about three million Americans and can lead to heart failure or stroke. Now — there’s a new treatment that literally freezes AFib away, when medications don’t work. more>>
    Atrial fibrillation causes the heart to contract in a very fast, irregular way. It affects about three million Americans and can lead to heart failure or stroke. Now — there’s a new treatment that literally freezes AFib away, when medications don’t work. more>>
  • Giving Jan A Voice: Thinking Cap For ALS

    Giving Jan A Voice: Thinking Cap For ALS

    Friday, April 25 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-25 21:15:09 GMT
    Letters flash across the screen. Using only her mind, Jan Freeman will focus on them to form a message. For Freeman, it’s a new way to communicate. Like others diagnosed with ALS, she lost her ability to speak and will eventually lose her ability to move, even as her mind remains active. For now, she uses her phone to talk.more>>
    Letters flash across the screen. Using only her mind, Jan Freeman will focus on them to form a message. For Freeman, it’s a new way to communicate. Like others diagnosed with ALS, she lost her ability to speak and will eventually lose her ability to move, even as her mind remains active. For now, she uses her phone to talk.more>>
  • Stopping Tinnitus In Its Tracks

    Stopping Tinnitus In Its Tracks

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:15:06 GMT
    Terry Price had tinnitus: a constant high-pitched ringing in the ears. He had to give up music and even contemplated retiring. Now, researchers are planning a clinical trial to test Vagus nerve stimulation.
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    Terry Price had tinnitus: a constant high-pitched ringing in the ears. He had to give up music and even contemplated retiring. Now, researchers are planning a clinical trial to test Vagus nerve stimulation.

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  • Growing Stem Cells In Space?

    Growing Stem Cells In Space?

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:15:09 GMT
    Hemorrhagic stroke is responsible for more than 30 percent of all stroke deaths. It happens when a weakened blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into the brain.more>>
    Hemorrhagic stroke is responsible for more than 30 percent of all stroke deaths. It happens when a weakened blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into the brain.more>>
  • New Laser Treatment Stops Some Epileptic Seizures

    New Laser Treatment Stops Some Epileptic Seizures

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:00:21 GMT
    More than two million adults in the United States have epilepsy and 150,000 more will develop the condition each year. Usually, medication can control seizures, but about 30 percent of patients do not respond. Now, patients have a new treatment option that uses lasers to stop the seizures.
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    More than two million adults in the United States have epilepsy and 150,000 more will develop the condition each year. Usually, medication can control seizures, but about 30 percent of patients do not respond. Now, patients have a new treatment option that uses lasers to stop the seizures.

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  • Heating Up Breast Cancer

    Heating Up Breast Cancer

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:15:09 GMT
    Two years ago, doctors told Lisa Ridgeway she had triple negative breast cancer, a very aggressive disease with no cure. Lisa had surgery, radiation, and chemo, but her cancer came back two more times. Now she’s trying something new.
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    Two years ago, doctors told Lisa Ridgeway she had triple negative breast cancer, a very aggressive disease with no cure. Lisa had surgery, radiation, and chemo, but her cancer came back two more times. Now she’s trying something new.

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  • Migraine Relief: Stopping Pain & Relieving Pressure

    Migraine Relief: Stopping Pain & Relieving Pressure

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:15:06 GMT
    Meredith Messerli is thankful she can study without pain. The college freshman spent two years of her life battling severe migraines.more>>
    Meredith Messerli is thankful she can study without pain. The college freshman spent two years of her life battling severe migraines.more>>
  • Hope For Lanie: Curing SMA

    Hope For Lanie: Curing SMA

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:15:09 GMT
    SMA attacks the body's motor neurons and causes paralysis. There is no cure, but for the first time doctors are studying an experimental therapy that targets more than just symptoms.more>>
    SMA attacks the body's motor neurons and causes paralysis. There is no cure for SMA but for the first time doctors are studying an experimental therapy that targets more than just symptoms, it targets mutated SMN genes, which are responsible for SMA.more>>
  • Washing Lungs & Breathing Better

    Washing Lungs & Breathing Better

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:15:09 GMT
    Imagine not being able to breathe without struggling: every breath you take is work; every breath you take could be your last. That was the case for one man who became dependent on an oxygen tank to stay alive.more>>
    Imagine not being able to breathe without struggling: every breath you take is work; every breath you take could be your last. That was the case for one man who became dependent on an oxygen tank to stay alive.more>>
  • Ocular Melanoma: Saving Lives, Saving Eyes

    Ocular Melanoma: Saving Lives, Saving Eyes

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:15:07 GMT
    Ocular melanoma, also called uveal melanoma, is a rare type of melanoma that targets the eye. It can be a deadly if it isn't spotted early enough. Now, there's a way to treat patients that's saving lives and saving eyes.more>>
    Ocular melanoma, also called uveal melanoma, is a type of melanoma that targets the eye. It affects about 2,000 people a year in the United States. Although rare – it can be a deadly if it isn't spotted early enough. Now, there's a way to treat patients that's saving lives and saving eyes.more>>
  • Memory Palace: Coping With Chemo Brain

    Memory Palace: Coping With Chemo Brain

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:15:09 GMT
    More than 13 million Americans are living with some form of cancer. Harsh treatments like chemo and radiation save lives, but they will also change lives. Now, many cancer survivors are learning how to cope with chemo brain.more>>
    More than 13 million Americans are living with some form of cancer. Harsh treatments like chemo and radiation save lives, but they will also change lives. Now, many cancer survivors are learning how to cope with chemo brain.more>>
  • Pedaling For A Cure

    Pedaling For A Cure

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:15:09 GMT
    Five years ago, Leslie Trudeau's world came crashing down. At just 22 years old, her son Taylor lost his battle with leukemia. That's why Trudeau is pedaling for a cure.more>>
    Five years ago, Leslie Trudeau's world came crashing down. At just 22 years old, her son Taylor lost his battle with leukemia. That's why Trudeau is pedaling for a cure.more>>
  • Bringing Hearts Back To Life: New Improved Defibrillator

    Bringing Hearts Back To Life: New Improved Defibrillator

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:15:13 GMT
    CPR and a portable defibrillator helped keep Eric Robinson alive after he went into cardiac arrest. And now a newly FDA approved Biotronik implantable cardiac defibrillator, or ICD, constantly monitors his heart.more>>
    A year ago, while jamming with his son's band, Eric Robinson went into cardiac arrest. CPR and a portable defibrillator helped keep Robinson alive. And now a newly FDA approved Biotronik implantable cardiac defibrillator, or ICD, constantly monitors his heart.more>>
  • Helping High Risk Hearts

    Helping High Risk Hearts

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:15:09 GMT
    Ironing is not exactly Barbara Roy's favorite activity, but it's something she's glad she can do again. Her doctor diagnosed her with severe aortic stenosis.more>>
    Ironing is not exactly Barbara Roy's favorite activity, but it's something she's glad she can do again. Her doctor diagnosed her with severe aortic stenosis.more>>
  • Hernias In Newborns: Lincoln's Story

    Hernias In Newborns: Lincoln's Story

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:15:07 GMT
    Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur in about one in every 2,000 births. They can be deadly, but now doctors are using a more aggressive treatment approach.more>>
    Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur in about one in every 2,000 births. They can be deadly, but now doctors are using a more aggressive treatment approach.more>>
  • Predicting Bad Hearts

    Predicting Bad Hearts

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:15:09 GMT
    Every year, more than 700,000 Americans have a heart attack. Now, researchers at Baylor Research Institute at Dallas have uncovered a biomarker that may help them spot the disease sooner.more>>
    Every year, more than 700,000 Americans have a heart attack. And 600,000 die of heart disease. Now, researchers at Baylor Research Institute at Dallas have uncovered a biomarker that may help them spot the disease sooner; and they did it by pure accident.more>>
  • Giving Shannon A Voice Of Her Own

    Giving Shannon A Voice Of Her Own

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:15:05 GMT
    More than half a million children under age 15 has a severe communication disorder impairing their ability to speak or communicate with others. Now, advances in technology are giving them a voice—some for the first time.more>>
    More than half a million children under age 15 has a severe communication disorder impairing their ability to speak or communicate with others. Now, advances in technology are giving them a voice—some for the first time.more>>
  • Getting On Your Nerves To Save Your Heart

    Getting On Your Nerves To Save Your Heart

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:15:06 GMT
    Heart failure is the fastest growing cardiovascular disorder in the U.S., affecting more than 6 million people. However, now a new device that gets on your nerves could help save those with heart failure.more>>
    Heart failure is the fastest growing cardiovascular disorder in the U.S., affecting more than 6 million people. It occurs when a person's heart is too weak to pump and circulate blood in the body. However, now a new device that gets on your nerves could help save those with heart failure.more>>
  • New Way To Hear For Grayson: Brain Stem Implant

    New Way To Hear For Grayson: Brain Stem Implant

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:15:07 GMT
    Imagine being born profoundly deaf: missing the vital nerve needed for you to hear. Without it, you had no options; until now.more>>
    Imagine being born profoundly deaf: missing the vital nerve needed for you to hear. Without it, you had no options; until now.more>>
  • Skin Cancer's Deadliest Form

    Skin Cancer's Deadliest Form

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-26 21:15:11 GMT
    It brightens the day, and helps the grass grow. But the sun is taking more lives every year in the United States. Now, there's a new treatment for metastatic melanoma.more>>
    It brightens the day, and helps the grass grow. But the sun is taking more lives every year in the United States. Now, there's a new treatment for metastatic melanoma.more>>
  • Wiping Out Hepatitis C

    Wiping Out Hepatitis C

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-25 21:15:09 GMT
    Three point two million Americans are living with Hepatitis C. It was once considered a death sentence – but now, new therapies are offering a cure for many.more>>
    Three point two million Americans are living with Hepatitis C. It was once considered a death sentence – but now, new therapies are offering a cure for many.more>>
  • Stem Cells To The Rescue: Repairing The Hearts

    Stem Cells To The Rescue: Repairing The Hearts

    Monday, March 24 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-24 21:15:06 GMT
    Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of heart attacks and death in the world. Now, a new experimental treatment could help improve blood flow to the heart and even repair it after a heart attack.more>>
    Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of heart attacks and death in the world. Plaque builds up in the arteries, reducing blood flow to the heart. Now, a new experimental treatment could help improve blood flow to the heart and even repair it after a heart attack.more>>
  • CPAP For Asthma

    CPAP For Asthma

    Thursday, March 20 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-20 21:15:05 GMT
    Steroids, inhalers, and pills are some of the main methods used to control symptoms of asthma. However, soon there may be a new way that's not a drug, but a device that has been successful for sleep disorders.more>>
    More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. Steroids, inhalers, and pills are some of the main methods used to control symptoms. However, soon there may be a new way that's not a drug, but a device that has been successful for sleep disorders.more>>
  • Cancer Treatment Toxic To The Heart

    Cancer Treatment Toxic To The Heart

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-19 21:15:06 GMT
    You probably know when it comes to treating cancer, there are going to be risks. What you may not know is the same chemotherapy treatments that prolong life can also have devastating consequences on our hearts.more>>
    You probably know when it comes to treating cancer, there are going to be risks. What you may not know is the same chemotherapy treatments that prolong life can also have devastating consequences on our hearts.more>>
  • Rationing Organs, Rationing Lives

    Rationing Organs, Rationing Lives

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:15:09 GMT
    Over 120,000 people need life-saving organ transplants. With the need outstripping the supply, doctors have to make tough decisions about who gets a new heart or a new liver and who doesn't.more>>
    Over 120,000 people need life-saving organ transplants and each day 18 of them die waiting for one. With the need outstripping the supply, doctors have to make tough decisions about who gets a new heart or a new liver and who doesn't.more>>
  • Depressed Preschoolers?

    Depressed Preschoolers?

    Monday, March 17 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-17 21:15:09 GMT
    When you think of depression, you probably don't think about children—especially preschool children. However, researchers are discovering new insights about this disorder in the very young.more>>
    When you think of depression, you probably don't think about children—especially preschool children. However, researchers are discovering new insights about this disorder in the very young.more>>
  • Bionic Eye Breakthrough—Helping the Blind to See

    Bionic Eye Breakthrough—Helping the Blind to See

    Saturday, March 15 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-03-16 02:42:33 GMT
    Larry and Jerry Hester's love story spans more than four decades. But just after their ten year anniversary, a genetic disorder known as retinitis pigmentosa robbed Larry of his sight.more>>
    Larry and Jerry Hester's love story spans more than four decades. But just after their ten year anniversary, a genetic disorder known as retinitis pigmentosa robbed Larry of his sight.more>>
  • 5 Clues To Alzheimer's

    5 Clues To Alzheimer's

    Thursday, March 13 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-13 21:15:09 GMT
    More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and nearly 35 million have dementia. However, researchers are identifying some clues to Alzheimer's that you should know about.more>>
    More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and nearly 35 million have dementia. Sometimes this frightening disease comes on quickly without many warning signs. However, researchers are identifying some clues to Alzheimer's that you should know about.more>>
  • Sleep Apnea: Snooze at the Right Time

    Sleep Apnea: Snooze at the Right Time

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-12 21:15:07 GMT
    As many as 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. It causes them to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. Now, help is on the way.more>>
    As many as 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. It causes them to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep, leading to daytime fatigue and an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Now, help is on the way.more>>
  • Reviving Your Winter Skin

    Reviving Your Winter Skin

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:15:03 GMT
    Spring is almost here, but this year's brutal winter may have left your skin reaching peak dryness. Parched, rough, and broken skin can lead to more serious problems like infection—so skin care is crucial.more>>
    Spring is almost here, but this year's brutal winter may have left your skin reaching peak dryness. Your skin is the first line of defense against the elements, but outside cold and wind, plus inside heating and hot steamy showers equals winter skin.  Parched, rough, and broken skin can lead to more serious problems like infection—so skin care is crucial.more>>
  • Breathing Easier: Emphysema Coils

    Breathing Easier: Emphysema Coils

    Monday, March 10 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-10 21:15:09 GMT
    Two million people suffer with emphysema in this country, a debilitating disease that causes irreversible damage to the lungs. Now, a new therapy could help folks breathe easier without surgery.more>>
    Two million people suffer with emphysema in this country, a debilitating disease that causes irreversible damage to the lungs, making it hard to breathe for patients and difficult to engage in normal activities. Now, a new therapy could help folks breathe easier without surgery.more>>
  • Cancer Vaccines: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

    Cancer Vaccines: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

    Friday, March 7 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-03-07 22:15:05 GMT
    One in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. And, one man in 36 will die of prostate cancer. Right now we treat cancer once it shows up. But that could all change.more>>
    One in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Each year, 22,000 will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. And, one man in 36 will die of prostate cancer. Right now we treat cancer once it shows up. But that could all change.more>>
  • Aspiration Therapy Helping Patients Lose Weight

    Aspiration Therapy Helping Patients Lose Weight

    Thursday, March 6 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-03-06 22:15:09 GMT
    When diet and exercise do not work, many turn to surgery. Now, there is a new therapy that may work just as well for some.more>>
    More than one-third of Americans are obese, putting themselves at risk for heart disease, stroke, type-two diabetes, and certain cancers. When diet and exercise do not work, many turn to surgery. Now, there is a new therapy that may work just as well for some.more>>
  • Catching Clots: Saving A-Fib Patients

    Catching Clots: Saving A-Fib Patients

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-03-04 22:15:09 GMT
    In 2014, half a million people will be told they have atrial fibrillation. In simple terms, it's an irregular heartbeat. A-Fib can set off a stroke, but now a new device is helping catch the clots before they kill.more>>
    In 2014, half a million people will be told they have atrial fibrillation. In simple terms, it's an irregular heartbeat. A-Fib can set off a stroke, but now a new device is helping catch the clots before they kill.more>>
  • Seeing Clearly: Getting Rid Of Glaucoma Meds

    Seeing Clearly: Getting Rid Of Glaucoma Meds

    Monday, March 3 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-03-03 22:15:03 GMT
    In the past glaucoma sufferers either had to undergo risky surgery or use daily eye drops to help manage this incurable disease. Now, a new implant is helping to eliminate the need for either.more>>
    In the past glaucoma sufferers either had to undergo risky surgery or use daily eye drops to help manage this incurable disease. Now, a new implant is helping to eliminate the need for either.more>>
  • Fixing The Heart With Stem Cells

    Fixing The Heart With Stem Cells

    Friday, February 28 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-28 22:15:09 GMT
    The most dangerous heart attack is known as a STEMI. Every minute counts when it comes to surviving a STEMI. Now, a patient's own stem cells could hold the key to recovery.
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    The most dangerous heart attack is known as a STEMI. Every minute counts when it comes to surviving a STEMI. Now, a patient's own stem cells could hold the key to recovery.more>>
  • Dangers Of Synthetic Marijuana

    Dangers Of Synthetic Marijuana

    Thursday, February 27 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-27 22:15:10 GMT
    The DEA has enacted an emergency ban on synthetic marijuana after thousands of teens have been hurt, even died after smoking it.more>>
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has enacted an emergency ban on synthetic marijuana after thousands of teens have been hurt, even died after smoking it.  Makers misled their customers into thinking fake pot is harmless compared to illegal drugs, but that's not the case.more>>
  • Saving Max With Mushrooms

    Saving Max With Mushrooms

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-26 22:15:10 GMT
    One in four dogs will develop cancer this year. The diagnosis can be devastating, especially for those with one of its most aggressive forms—hemangiosarcoma—that kills in less than 90 days.more>>
    One in four dogs will develop cancer this year. The diagnosis can be devastating, especially for those with one of its most aggressive forms—hemangiosarcoma—that kills in less than 90 days. But now, the key to a longer life could be held in an ancient Chinese mushroom more than 2,000 years old.more>>
  • Saving Young Hearts, Saving Young Athletes

    Saving Young Hearts, Saving Young Athletes

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-25 22:15:04 GMT
    If your child plays sports, chances are you've worried about concussions. But did you know the number one killer of young athletes is sudden cardiac arrest? These events are often detectable and treatable.more>>
    If your child plays sports, chances are you've worried about concussions. But did you know the number one killer of young athletes is sudden cardiac arrest? These events are often detectable and treatable.more>>
  • Woman's Best Friend: Sniffing Out Ovarian Cancer

    Woman's Best Friend: Sniffing Out Ovarian Cancer

    Monday, February 24 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-24 22:15:06 GMT
    Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the U.S. The silent killer is often diagnosed too late and will kill 14,000 this year. That's where specially trained dogs could come in.more>>
    Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the U.S. The silent killer is often diagnosed too late and will kill 14,000 this year. That's where specially trained dogs could come in.more>>
  • Hospital Microbe Project: Tracking Deadly Bacteria

    Hospital Microbe Project: Tracking Deadly Bacteria

    Friday, February 21 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-21 22:15:09 GMT
    Forty-eight thousand Americans die each year from infections contracted in hospitals. Now, researchers are tracking these deadly bugs from your home to the hospital and back again.more>>
    Forty-eight thousand Americans die each year from infections contracted in hospitals. Now, researchers are tracking these deadly bugs from your home to the hospital and back again. What they find could end up saving millions of lives.more>>
  • Breast Cancer Genes: A Guy Problem?

    Breast Cancer Genes: A Guy Problem?

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-19 22:15:07 GMT
    Actress Angelina Jolie made headlines when she announced she was having a preventive mastectomy after testing positive for a BRCA mutation. But women aren't the only ones who are affected by these genes.more>>
    Actress Angelina Jolie made headlines when she announced she was having a preventive mastectomy after testing positive for a BRCA mutation. But women aren't the only ones who are affected by these genes.more>>
  • Pot Poisoning

    Pot Poisoning

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-18 22:15:03 GMT
    Twenty states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana. With the increase in availability, there has also been a rise in accidental cannabis poisonings by children.more>>
    Twenty states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana. With the increase in availability, there has also been a rise in accidental cannabis poisonings by children.more>>
  • Medical Marijuana Debate: Light Up Or Pop A Pill?

    Medical Marijuana Debate: Light Up Or Pop A Pill?

    Monday, February 17 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-17 22:15:07 GMT
    Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Yet it's still a controversial topic in the U.S. Still medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states & our nation's capital. So is marijuana really medicine?more>>
    Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Yet it's still a controversial topic in the U.S. Under federal law, only FDA approved medications can be prescribed; marijuana is not one of them. Still medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states, plus our nation's capital. So is marijuana really medicine?more>>
  • Healing Hearts Without Transplant

    Healing Hearts Without Transplant

    Friday, February 14 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-14 22:15:06 GMT
    More than half a million people are living with advanced heart failure for those who can't manage it with medication, a heart transplant is their only option. Now, doctors may have found an alternative for some patients.more>>
    More than half a million people are living with advanced heart failure for those who can't manage it with medication, a heart transplant is their only option. Now, doctors may have found an alternative for some patients.more>>
  • Google Glass: An Eye For Doctors

    Google Glass: An Eye For Doctors

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-13 22:15:09 GMT
    Athletes watch recordings of their performances to improve their game. Now, doctors can do the same with a new device that is allowing surgeons to document their operations in a high-tech way.more>>
    Athletes watch recordings of their performances to improve their game. Now, doctors can do the same with a new device that is allowing surgeons to document their operations in a high-tech way.more>>
  • Group Doctor Visits?

    Group Doctor Visits?

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-12 22:15:09 GMT
    You know the drill: you wait and wait to see your doctor only to be rushed along once you actually get in the exam room. But what if there was a better way?more>>
    You know the drill: you wait and wait to see your doctor only to be rushed along once you actually get in the exam room. But what if there was a better way?more>>
  • Dial A Diagnosis—Cell Phones To The Rescue

    Dial A Diagnosis—Cell Phones To The Rescue

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-11 22:15:08 GMT
    Almost 7- billion of us use one, and now researchers say that phone you talk, text, and tweet with could one day do much more for your health.more>>
    Almost 7- billion of us use one, and now researchers say that phone you talk, text, and tweet with could one day do much more for your health.more>>
  • Done With Diabetes: No Meds, No Surgery

    Done With Diabetes: No Meds, No Surgery

    Monday, February 10 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-10 22:15:09 GMT
    More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese and more than 23 million have type 2 diabetes. Now, there's a treatment that could fight both of these common health problems.more>>
    More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese and more than 23 million have type 2 diabetes. Now, there's a treatment that could fight both of these common health problems.more>>
  • Heart Patches

    Heart Patches

    Friday, February 7 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-07 22:15:07 GMT
    Five million Americans are living with heart failure and 715,000 will have a heart attack this year. Now, scientists are working on a new way to repair damaged hearts.more>>
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Five million Americans are living with heart failure and 715,000 will have a heart attack this year. Now, scientists are working on a new way to repair damaged hearts.more>>
  • Pros And Cons Of Banking Your Baby's Stem Cells

    Pros And Cons Of Banking Your Baby's Stem Cells

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-04 22:15:09 GMT
    Umbilical cord stem cell banking can be expensive and controversial, but Jamie and Ben Page decided to bank their daughter Harlow's stem cells, just in case. Then, "just in case" became a reality.more>>
    Umbilical cord stem cell banking can be expensive and controversial, but Jamie and Ben Page decided to bank their daughter Harlow's stem cells, just in case. Then, "just in case" became a reality.more>>
  • Swapping The Drill For Dental Lasers

    Swapping The Drill For Dental Lasers

    Monday, February 3 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-03 22:15:09 GMT
    Studies show up to 40-million Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. Now, lasers are making a visit to the dentist a little more bearable.more>>
    Studies show up to 40-million Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear, but those with dental phobias have a higher risk of gum disease and tooth loss. Now, lasers are making a visit to the dentist a little more bearable.more>>
  • 7 Health Apps You Need To Know About

    7 Health Apps You Need To Know About

    Friday, January 31 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-31 22:15:08 GMT
    When it comes to your phone, do you suffer from "app overload?" While there may be some you can do without, we want you to know about seven apps that could benefit your health.more>>
    When it comes to your phone, do you suffer from "app overload?" While there may be some you can do without, we want you to know about seven apps that could benefit your health.more>>
  • Fast Track For Fast FDA Approval

    Fast Track For Fast FDA Approval

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-29 22:15:05 GMT
    Companies could gain FDA approval through the exemption by simply showing their product provided a benefit to patients. The FDA only grants these exemptions to devices affecting less than 4,000 people a year.more>>
    Companies could gain FDA approval through the exemption by simply showing their product provided a benefit to patients. The FDA only grants these exemptions to devices that treat conditions affecting less than 4,000 people a year.more>>
  • DVT Device Breaks Up Dangerous Clots

    DVT Device Breaks Up Dangerous Clots

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-28 22:15:07 GMT
    Every year, 2 million people develop deep vein thrombosis- a large blood clot in the leg that can be fatal. In the past, blood thinners were the only option. Now, a new device is changing that.more>>
    Every year, 2 million people develop deep vein thrombosis—a large blood clot in the leg that can be fatal. In the past, blood thinners were the only option.  Now, a new device is changing that and helping prevent complications.more>>
  • Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

    Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

    Monday, January 27 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-27 22:15:09 GMT
    There are two million people with amputations in the U.S. For many of these patients, prosthetic devices offer greater mobility. Now, researchers are testing a new generation of prosthetics that are like nothing you've seen.more>>
    There are two million people with amputations in the U.S. For many of these patients, prosthetic devices offer greater mobility. Now, researchers are testing a new generation of prosthetics that are like nothing you've seen.more>>
  • Helping Hannah: 3D Printer To The Rescue

    Helping Hannah: 3D Printer To The Rescue

    Friday, January 24 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-24 22:15:05 GMT
    Children with neuromuscular diseases, like muscular dystrophy, have a hard time moving their arms. Now, a new 3D printed exoskeleton is helping these kids move in ways they never thought possible.more>>
    Children with neuromuscular diseases, like muscular dystrophy, have a hard time moving their arms and doing basic things like eating, playing, or hugging their loved ones. Now, a new 3D printed exoskeleton is helping these kids move in ways they never thought possible.more>>
  • Elderly Drivers: When To Turn Over The Keys

    Elderly Drivers: When To Turn Over The Keys

    Thursday, January 23 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-23 22:15:04 GMT
    When is it time to stop driving? It's such a touchy subject that seniors and their families avoid it. New research said that getting the family doctor involved early on could help seniors plan for their driving retirement.more>>
    When is it time to stop driving? It's such a touchy subject that seniors and their families avoid it. For older drivers their independence is at stake. For families it's about keeping mom and dad and other drivers safe. Now, new research says that getting the family doctor involved early on could help seniors plan for their driving retirement.more>>
  • Stents For Sinusitis

    Stents For Sinusitis

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-22 22:15:08 GMT
    Thirty one million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis.  When medications fail, seeking relief can often lead to surgery. Now, there's a new device that can help guarantee permanent results.more>>
    Thirty one million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis.  When medications fail, seeking relief can often lead to surgery. Now, there's a new device that can help guarantee permanent results.more>>
  • Autism Clues: Seeing Inside The Brain

    Autism Clues: Seeing Inside The Brain

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-21 22:15:09 GMT
    More than two million Americans have autism and studies suggest prevalence rates increase 10 to 17 percent each year. Researchers are getting closer to understanding this mysterious disorder by looking side the brain.more>>
    More than two million Americans have autism and studies suggest prevalence rates increase 10 to 17 percent each year. Researchers are getting closer to understanding this mysterious disorder by looking side the brain.more>>
  • Saving Terri: Incisionless Surgery For Swallowing

    Saving Terri: Incisionless Surgery For Swallowing

    Monday, January 20 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-20 22:15:08 GMT
    Imagine not being able to eat or drink without pain, nausea, or vomiting. That's the reality for people with a condition known as achalasia. Now, there's a new procedure to fix the problem and there is no incision required.more>>
    Imagine not being able to eat or drink without pain, nausea, or vomiting. That's the reality for people with a condition known as achalasia. Now, there's a new procedure to fix the problem and there is no incision required.more>>
  • Pioneering Treatment Relieves Pelvic Pain

    Pioneering Treatment Relieves Pelvic Pain

    Friday, January 17 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-17 22:15:07 GMT
    Millions suffer from urological problems. Now, a Michigan doctor has pioneered a treatment that could be the solution these patients are searching for.more>>
    Millions suffer from urological problems. Now, a Michigan doctor has pioneered a treatment that could be the solution these patients are searching for.more>>
  • Pinpointing Lung Cancer

    Pinpointing Lung Cancer

    Thursday, January 16 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-16 22:15:08 GMT
    In the next twelve months, more than 200,000 people will be told they have lung cancer. Now, in a breakthrough procedure, doctors have developed a new way to more precisely pinpoint where the tumor is.more>>
    In the next twelve months, more than 200,000 people will be told they have lung cancer. Now, in a breakthrough procedure, doctors have developed a new way to more precisely pinpoint where the tumor is.more>>
  • Growing Artificial Organs: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

    Growing Artificial Organs: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-15 22:15:10 GMT
    Researchers are using 3D printing to customize medical implants and to grow body parts.  Researchers are now developing three new breakthroughs that could change medicine in the future.more>>
    Researchers are using 3D printing to customize medical implants and to grow body parts.  Researchers are now developing three new breakthroughs that could change medicine in the future.more>>
  • Gut Bacteria: The Secret Weapon To Weight Loss?

    Gut Bacteria: The Secret Weapon To Weight Loss?

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-14 22:15:08 GMT
    More than one third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, we're learning what could be a major factor when it comes to how much you weigh.more>>
    More than one third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, we're learning what could be a major factor when it comes to how much you weigh.more>>
  • Zapping Away Spinal Tumors

    Zapping Away Spinal Tumors

    Monday, January 13 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-13 22:15:09 GMT
    Two-thirds of cancer patients will have their disease spread to their bones. The spine is the most common site and it can mean severe pain. Now, there's a new way to heat up and zap away the cancer.more>>
    Two-thirds of cancer patients will have their disease spread to their bones. The spine is the most common site and it can mean severe pain as tumors grow and press on nerves. Now, there's a new way to heat up and zap away the cancer.more>>
  • Stroke: Maximizing Recovery

    Stroke: Maximizing Recovery

    Friday, January 10 2014 4:15 PM EST2014-01-10 21:15:06 GMT
    Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year and stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability. One young father had to face this reality, but was able to kick start his recovery.more>>
    Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year and stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability. One young father had to face this reality, but was able to kick start his recovery.more>>
  • Cancer Care: System In Crisis?

    Cancer Care: System In Crisis?

    Thursday, January 9 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-09 22:15:06 GMT
    The cost of cancer care rose from $72 billion in 2004 to $125 billion in 2010. With skyrocketing costs and a doctor shortage, many say we are in a cancer crisis. Now, a new report is offering solutions to a system in trouble.more>>
    The cost of cancer care rose from $72 billion in 2004 to $125 billion in 2010. With skyrocketing costs and a doctor shortage, many say we are in a cancer crisis. Now, a new report is offering solutions to a system in trouble.more>>
  • MRI Stimulator: Managing Pain

    MRI Stimulator: Managing Pain

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-08 22:15:07 GMT
    Researchers at The Ohio State University are one of the first in the nation to implant an MRI safe spinal cord stimulator. One patient says he's got a new pep in his step thanks to this new device.more>>
    Researchers at The Ohio State University are one of the first in the nation to implant an MRI safe spinal cord stimulator. One patient says he's got a new pep in his step thanks to this new device.more>>
  • Tylenol Troubles

    Tylenol Troubles

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-07 22:15:06 GMT
    Every year, 150 Americans die from accidentally taking too much acetaminophen, the drug found in Tylenol. The drug is linked to more deaths than any other over-the-counter pain reliever.more>>
    It's one of the most popular pain medicines in the U.S., but every year, 150 Americans die from accidentally taking too much acetaminophen, the drug found in Tylenol. The drug is linked to more deaths than any other over-the-counter pain reliever.more>>
  • Asthma App: Paying Kids To Breathe Easier

    Asthma App: Paying Kids To Breathe Easier

    Monday, January 6 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-06 22:15:03 GMT
    Asthma triggers more school absences and hospitalizations than any other chronic condition in this country, affecting more than seven million children. Now, researchers are developing a new app that could help.more>>
    Asthma triggers more school absences and hospitalizations than any other chronic condition in this country, affecting more than seven million children. Now, researchers are developing a new app that could help.more>>
  • Simple Ways To Improve Health Through Better Posture

    Simple Ways To Improve Health Through Better Posture

    Friday, January 3 2014 6:41 PM EST2014-01-03 23:41:48 GMT
    How's your posture right now? Are you sitting up straight or are you slouched over? Poor posture can take a serious toll on your spine, shoulders, hips, and knees.more>>
    How's your posture right now? Are you sitting up straight or are you slouched over? Poor posture can take a serious toll on your spine, shoulders, hips, and knees.more>>
  • The Injury Prevention Dance: Tips From The Pros

    The Injury Prevention Dance: Tips From The Pros

    Thursday, January 2 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-01-02 22:15:08 GMT
    To stay healthy, we're taught to lead an active lifestyle, but taking up a new sport or activity could put you at risk for injury. The pros at the world renowned Joffrey Ballet shares some tips on how to stay healthy.more>>
    To stay healthy, we're taught to lead an active lifestyle, but taking up a new sport or activity could put you at risk for injury. The risk is even higher when you're a professional dancer. So how do they keep performing? The pros at the world renowned Joffrey Ballet shares some tips.more>>
  • Alternative To Transplant: Islet Therapy For Diabetes

    Alternative To Transplant: Islet Therapy For Diabetes

    Monday, December 30 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-30 22:15:04 GMT
    For those with type 1 diabetes, taking multiple injections of insulin every day or wearing a pump are parts of life. Now, a new technique is giving these patients their lives back without the need for insulin.more>>
    For those with type 1 diabetes, taking multiple injections of insulin every day or wearing a pump are parts of life. Now, a new technique is giving these patients their lives back without the need for insulin.more>>
  • ‘Painting' Keaton's Tumor

    ‘Painting' Keaton's Tumor

    Friday, December 27 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-27 22:15:08 GMT
    Removing a tumor from the brain is one of the most challenging operations a surgeon can perform. Typically, they rely on MRI images to guide them to the right spot, but now there's a new way to light up cancer.more>>
    Removing a tumor from the brain is one of the most challenging operations a surgeon can perform. Typically, they rely on MRI images to guide them to the right spot, but now there's a new way to light up cancer.more>>
  • ALS: Take A Deep Breath

    ALS: Take A Deep Breath

    Thursday, December 26 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-26 22:15:09 GMT
    ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Now, a new machine is helping people suffering from ALS breathe easier.more>>
    ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Now, a new machine is helping people suffering from ALS breathe easier.more>>
  • New Attack On Brain Cancer

    New Attack On Brain Cancer

    Friday, December 20 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-20 22:15:08 GMT
    Glioblastoma—it's one of the most deadly forms of cancer. About 10,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with this aggressive brain tumor. Now, there's a new treatment that may offer hope.more>>
    Glioblastoma—it's one of the most deadly forms of cancer. About 10,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with this aggressive brain tumor. Now, there's a new treatment that may offer hope.more>>
  • Clearing Carotid Arteries

    Clearing Carotid Arteries

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-18 22:15:08 GMT
    Every year, more than 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with blockages in their carotid arteries, which can lead to a dangerous stroke. Now, there's a new, safer way to clear these arteries.more>>
    Every year, more than 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with blockages in their carotid arteries, which can lead to a dangerous stroke. Now, there's a new, safer way to clear these arteries.more>>
  • GPS Tracks Down Lung Cancer

    GPS Tracks Down Lung Cancer

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-17 22:15:12 GMT
    Lung cancer is often deadly because patients are diagnosed in the late stages when the cancer has spread. Now, there's a new way to spot tumors earlier that is like a GPS system for the lungs.more>>
    Lung cancer is often deadly because patients are diagnosed in the late stages when the cancer has spread. Now, there's a new way to spot tumors earlier that is like a GPS system for the lungs.more>>
  • Pacemaker Stops Pain

    Pacemaker Stops Pain

    Monday, December 16 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-16 22:15:06 GMT
    Pacemakers for pain have been around for decades with limited success, but some patients are finding relief, if they are willing to be awake during part of the surgery.more>>
    Pacemakers for pain have been around for decades with limited success, but some patients are finding relief, if they are willing to be awake during part of the surgery.more>>
  • Organ Rationing: Who Lives? Who Dies?

    Organ Rationing: Who Lives? Who Dies?

    Friday, December 13 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-13 22:15:07 GMT
    Today there are more than 119,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the U.S. But it's not just how sick you are, it's also where you live can determine whether you get a lifesaving organ or not.more>>
    Today there are more than 119,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the U.S. Only a small fraction of them will get the organs they need.  But it's not just how sick you are, it's also where you live can determine whether you get a lifesaving organ or not.more>>
  • Diagnosing Diabetes: It's In The Blood

    Diagnosing Diabetes: It's In The Blood

    Thursday, December 12 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-12 22:15:07 GMT
    Nearly 26 million people have diabetes in the U.S. and three times that amount are pre-diabetic and don't know it. Now, a new test could help them before it's too late.more>>
    Nearly 26 million people have diabetes in the U.S. and three times that amount are pre-diabetic and don't know it. Now, a new test could help them before it's too late.more>>
  • Drug Shortage Update

    Drug Shortage Update

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-11 22:15:09 GMT
    There has been increasingly frequent drug shortages in the U.S. during the past decade—and the problem has hit almost every drug class.more>>
    There has been increasingly frequent drug shortages in the U.S. during the past decade—and the problem has hit almost every drug class.more>>
  • Shocking Away Melanoma

    Shocking Away Melanoma

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-10 22:15:07 GMT
    Once its spread, melanoma is extremely difficult to treat. Now, researchers say a new therapy is helping them shock away some of the most stubborn tumors.more>>
    Each year, more than 76,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma, and 9,000 die. Once its spread, this cancer is extremely difficult to treat. Now, researchers say a new therapy is helping them shock away some of the most stubborn tumors.more>>
  • Bursting Blood Clots: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

    Bursting Blood Clots: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

    Monday, December 9 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-09 22:15:06 GMT
    If you're having a stroke, it's crucial that you get medical help as quickly as possible. Now, doctors are testing a possible new, medical breakthrough for stroke victims.more>>
    If you're having a stroke, it's crucial that you get medical help as quickly as possible. Now, doctors are testing a possible new, medical breakthrough for stroke victims.more>>
  • New Meds—New Hope For IBD

    New Meds—New Hope For IBD

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-04 22:15:09 GMT
    Constant diarrhea, abdominal pain, and intestinal bleeding are just some of the symptoms inflammatory bowel disease patients endure. Now, there's a new therapy for people who have tried everything.more>>
    One point four million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases –like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Constant diarrhea, abdominal pain, and intestinal bleeding are just some of the symptoms these patients endure. Now, there's a new therapy for people who have tried everything.more>>
  • Baby Lake: Saved Before Birth

    Baby Lake: Saved Before Birth

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-03 22:15:06 GMT
    In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a baby who would not have survived a traditional delivery received life-saving fetal surgery.more>>
    In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a baby who would not have survived a traditional delivery received life-saving fetal surgery.more>>
  • Giving Devyn Her Baby Blues Back

    Giving Devyn Her Baby Blues Back

    Monday, December 2 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-12-02 22:15:04 GMT
    Nearly a million children a year injure their eyes and half of those injuries happen in the home. The younger a child is fitted with a new eye the better.more>>
    Nearly a million children a year injure their eyes and half of those injuries happen in the home. Scissors, running with pencils, throwing rocks, sharp corners, and power tools are all to blame. The younger a child is fitted with a new eye the better.more>>
  • Pulmonary Rehab: Healing With Music

    Pulmonary Rehab: Healing With Music

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-26 22:15:09 GMT
    Playing a musical instrument can be fun, but for people with lung problems it can also offer a health benefit.more>>
    Playing a musical instrument can be fun, but for people with lung problems it can also offer a health benefit.more>>
  • Prosthetics That Never Have To Be Removed

    Prosthetics That Never Have To Be Removed

    Monday, November 25 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-25 22:15:09 GMT
    One point seven million Americans are living without an arm or leg.  This year alone, 65,000 more will undergo an amputation. Now, a medical breakthrough could change their lives.more>>
    One point seven million Americans are living without an arm or leg.  This year alone, 65,000 more will undergo an amputation. Now, a medical breakthrough could change their lives.more>>
  • 'Frankenfood' Fear: The GMO Debate

    'Frankenfood' Fear: The GMO Debate

    Friday, November 22 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-22 22:15:07 GMT
    You may think you can avoid them, but in reality most of the foods on your supermarkets shelves contain at least one GMO. When it comes to the GMO debate, things are moving too fast for people to digest.more>>
    You may think you can avoid them, but in reality most of the foods on your supermarkets shelves contain at least one GMO. Are they safe? Should you take genetically modified foods off your menu? When it comes to the GMO debate, things are moving too fast for people to digest.more>>
  • Caring Canines: Hospital Dogs Helping Humans

    Caring Canines: Hospital Dogs Helping Humans

    Friday, November 22 2013 12:51 PM EST2013-11-22 17:51:33 GMT
    Some of the best hospitals in the country are going to the dogs, but it's a good thing. Man's best friend is helping patients and their families feel better and get well sooner.more>>
    Some of the best hospitals in the country are going to the dogs, but it's a good thing. Man's best friend is helping patients and their families feel better and get well sooner.more>>
  • B12 Breakthrough: Patient #1

    B12 Breakthrough: Patient #1

    Thursday, November 21 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-21 22:15:09 GMT
    A recent discovery identified a rare genetic defect for the first time ever.more>>
    A recent discovery identified a rare genetic defect for the first time ever.more>>
  • Stopping Stroke—Blocking Brain Bleeds

    Stopping Stroke—Blocking Brain Bleeds

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-20 22:15:09 GMT
    A stroke caused by a brain hemorrhage is the most devastating. In fact, 75 percent of patients with this type of stroke die. Now, there's a new way to treat the problem and it's saving lives.
    more>>
    A stroke caused by a brain hemorrhage is the most devastating. In fact, 75 percent of patients with this type of stroke die. Now, there's a new way to treat the problem and it's saving lives.
    more>>
  • Fast Track: Major Depressive Disorder Drug

    Fast Track: Major Depressive Disorder Drug

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-19 22:15:08 GMT
    Researchers are on the fast track to develop a drug to treat major depressive disorder in patients who don't respond to standard therapies.more>>
    Researchers are on the fast track to develop a drug to treat major depressive disorder in patients who don't respond to standard therapies.more>>
  • Taking a ‘Load Off' Joint Pain with Mobility Shoes

    Taking a ‘Load Off' Joint Pain with Mobility Shoes

    Monday, November 18 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-18 22:15:06 GMT
    If you suffer from knee osteoarthritis you know how challenging it can be to stay moving, but what if changing something as simple as your shoes could cut down on knee pain without medication or surgery?more>>
    If you suffer from knee osteoarthritis you know how challenging it can be to stay moving, but what if changing something as simple as your shoes could cut down on knee pain without medication or surgery?more>>
  • Diabetes Development: Baby Food & Type 1 Diabetes

    Diabetes Development: Baby Food & Type 1 Diabetes

    Thursday, November 14 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-14 22:15:08 GMT
    Type 1 diabetes is a serious illness requiring a lifetime of injections. New research reveals what you feed your baby could play a significant role in the chances of your little one developing the disease.more>>
    Type 1 diabetes is a serious illness requiring a lifetime of injections. New research reveals what you feed your baby could play a significant role in the chances of your little one developing the disease.more>>
  • Killing Knee Pain With Stem Cells

    Killing Knee Pain With Stem Cells

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-13 22:15:09 GMT
    When cartilage begins to wear out around our knees or becomes damaged, it can limit our movement and cause serious pain. Now, a new technique using stem cells from donor umbilical cords could help.more>>
    When cartilage begins to wear out around our knees or becomes damaged, it can limit our movement and cause serious pain. Now, a new technique using stem cells from donor umbilical cords could help young patients rebuild cartilage and reduce pain.more>>
  • Animal Overdose: Drugging Our Food

    Animal Overdose: Drugging Our Food

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-12 22:15:09 GMT
    Do you know what's in the meat in your freezer?  Chances are there's a good dose of drugs. Commercial farmers feed antibiotics to animals and it's sparking new legislation and prompting a growing debate.
    more>>
    Do you know what's in the meat in your freezer?  Chances are there's a good dose of drugs. Commercial farmers feed antibiotics to animals and it's sparking new legislation and prompting a growing debate.more>>
  • Food Phonies: Fraud On The Rise

    Food Phonies: Fraud On The Rise

    Monday, November 11 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-11 22:15:05 GMT
    If you are what you eat, you could be having an identity crisis. Foods we eat every day are packed with things that aren't supposed to be there. It's called food fraud and it's a growing problem.more>>
    If you are what you eat, you could be having an identity crisis. Foods we eat every day are packed with things that aren't supposed to be there. It's called food fraud and it's a growing problem.more>>
  • Treating Depression With Electroconvulsive Therapy

    Treating Depression With Electroconvulsive Therapy

    Friday, November 8 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-08 22:15:09 GMT
    When medication and hospitalization no longer works for 100,000 psychiatric patients, depression and bipolar disorder are wiped away with electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. The FDA is now looking into the pros and cons of ECT.more>>
    When medication and hospitalization no longer works for 100,000 psychiatric patients, depression and bipolar disorder are wiped away with electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. The FDA is now looking into the pros and cons of ECT.more>>
  • Miracle Drug For Cystic Fibrosis

    Miracle Drug For Cystic Fibrosis

    Thursday, November 7 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-07 22:15:03 GMT
    Just decades ago, children born with cystic fibrosis would live only into their teens. Today, the life expectancy has increased to 37 and a new miracle drug is expected to have even better results.more>>
    Just decades ago, children born with cystic fibrosis would live only into their teens. Today, the life expectancy has increased to 37 and a new miracle drug is expected to have even better results.more>>
  • Pinpointing Prostate Cancer

    Pinpointing Prostate Cancer

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-06 22:15:09 GMT
    One of the biggest challenges for doctors is correctly diagnosing prostate cancer. Now, there's a new way to pinpoint this type of cancer that's more accurate than ever.more>>
    One of the biggest challenges for doctors is correctly diagnosing prostate cancer. Now, there's a new way to pinpoint this type of cancer that's more accurate than ever.more>>
  • 3D In The OR

    3D In The OR

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-05 22:15:09 GMT
    What do the new hit "Gravity," "Avatar," and "Alice in Wonderland" all have in common with the latest developments in the operating room? The same 3D glasses put on for these movies are being used by doctors in the OR.more>>
    What do the new hit "Gravity," the film "Avatar," and "Alice in Wonderland" all have in common with the latest developments in the operating room? The same 3D glasses put on for these movies are being used by doctors in the OR.more>>
  • Killer Clots: Vacuum Them Up

    Killer Clots: Vacuum Them Up

    Monday, November 4 2013 5:15 PM EST2013-11-04 22:15:08 GMT
    Nearly 100,000 die each year when a clot breaks away and travels to the lungs or heart. Now, there's a new way to vacuum up these dangerous clots.more>>
    Nearly 100,000 die each year when a clot breaks away and travels to the lungs or heart. Now, there's a new way to vacuum up these dangerous clots.more>>
  • A State of Slim - The Colorado Diet

    A State of Slim - The Colorado Diet

    Friday, November 1 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-11-01 21:15:09 GMT
    One third of all Americans are obese, but one state consistently defies that trend: Colorado.  Researchers at the University of Colorado in Denver studied lean Coloradans to find out what they seem to know instinctively.more>>
    One third of all Americans are obese, but one state consistently defies that trend: Colorado.  Researchers at the University of Colorado in Denver studied lean Coloradans to find out what they seem to know instinctively.more>>
  • Cooking Away Liver Tumors

    Cooking Away Liver Tumors

    Thursday, October 31 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-31 21:15:09 GMT
    Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease. Now, doctors have found a way to help patients when their cancer spreads and options are limited. They are "cooking" away tumors.more>>
    Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease. Only six percent of patients will survive five years or longer. Now, doctors have found a way to help patients when their cancer spreads and options are limited. They are "cooking" away tumors.more>>
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators: Living Pain Free

    Spinal Cord Stimulators: Living Pain Free

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-30 21:15:07 GMT
    For those who can't find relief from chronic pain with conservative therapies, implanted devices have been proven effective, but make it unsafe to receive MRI scans. Now, there is a first of its kind FDA approved device.more>>
    For those who can't find relief from chronic pain with conservative therapies, implanted devices have been proven effective, but make it unsafe to receive MRI scans. Now, there is a first of its kind FDA approved device that's changing that.more>>
  • Lung Cancer: Killing Tumors Without Chemo

    Lung Cancer: Killing Tumors Without Chemo

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-29 21:15:06 GMT
    Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. Now, a new drug is helping people with lung cancer live longer without the harmful side effects of chemo.more>>
    Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. Now, a new drug is helping people with lung cancer live longer without the harmful side effects of chemo.more>>
  • Avatars Helping Athletes

    Avatars Helping Athletes

    Monday, October 28 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-28 21:15:08 GMT
    When you think of an avatar you think of the movies or video games, but now avatars are helping athletes play better than ever before.more>>
    When you think of an avatar you think of the movies or video games, but now avatars are helping athletes play better than ever before.more>>
  • New Test To Save Newborn Hearts

    New Test To Save Newborn Hearts

    Friday, October 25 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-25 21:15:08 GMT
    Thirty percent of infant deaths in the U.S. are because of congenital heart defects. There's a test for newborns, which can help detect deadly heart problems, but it's not being done in all hospitals.more>>
    Thirty percent of infant deaths in the U.S. are because of congenital heart defects. There's a test for newborns, which can help detect deadly heart problems, but it's not being done in all hospitals.more>>
  • Zapping Away Migraines

    Zapping Away Migraines

    Thursday, October 24 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-24 21:15:03 GMT
    Thirty-six million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine headaches. If you've ever had one, you know how debilitating they can be.  Now, a new device that fits in the palm of your hand is wiping away the pain.more>>
    Thirty-six million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine headaches. If you've ever had one, you know how debilitating they can be.  Now, a new device that fits in the palm of your hand is wiping away the pain.more>>
  • Remote Controlled Breast Implants

    Remote Controlled Breast Implants

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-23 21:15:08 GMT
    hirty-three percent of women choose to get breast reconstruction surgery after having a mastectomy. Now, a new remote controlled device is helping ease some of that pain and fear.more>>
    hirty-three percent of women choose to get breast reconstruction surgery after having a mastectomy. Now, a new remote controlled device is helping ease some of that pain and fear.more>>
  • The 'Reverse' Vaccine: Stopping Type 1 Diabetes

    The 'Reverse' Vaccine: Stopping Type 1 Diabetes

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-22 21:15:09 GMT
    Three million Americans are living with type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes. Now, for the first time, a promising therapy may stop the disease in its tracks.more>>
    Three million Americans are living with type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes. These patients need to inject themselves with insulin every day to stay alive. Now, for the first time, a promising therapy may stop the disease in its tracks.more>>
  • Bionic Woman: Against All Odds

    Bionic Woman: Against All Odds

    Monday, October 21 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-21 21:15:06 GMT
    Imagine losing your child and all four of your limbs, in one night. One woman had to face this reality head on.more>>
    Imagine losing your child and all four of your limbs, in one night. One woman had to face this reality head on.more>>
  • Fast Track

    Fast Track

    Friday, October 18 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-18 21:15:06 GMT
    Speeding the development and availability of drugs that treat serious diseases are in everyone's interest. The FDA developed a distinct approach to make sure these drugs are available as soon as possible, called fast track.more>>
    Speeding the development and availability of drugs that treat serious diseases are in everyone's interest, especially when the drugs are the first available treatment. The FDA developed a distinct approach to make sure these drugs are available as soon as possible, called fast track.more>>
  • 3D Hearts: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

    3D Hearts: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

    Thursday, October 17 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-17 21:15:07 GMT
    Stents, balloons, artificial valves; there are more life-saving heart devices than ever, but a new discovery is taking cardiovascular innovations to the next level. Now, scientists have created a 3D heart that's 1-of-a-kind.more>>
    Stents, balloons, artificial valves; there are more life-saving heart devices than ever, but a new discovery is taking cardiovascular innovations to the next level. Now, scientists have created a 3D heart that's one-of-a-kind.more>>
  • Breakthrough Back Surgery: Fixing Faulty Spines

    Breakthrough Back Surgery: Fixing Faulty Spines

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-16 21:15:09 GMT
    About 300,000 spinal operations are performed each year in the U.S., but one in three of those surgeries will result in failure. Now, one doctor is fixing spines and changing lives.more>>
    About 300,000 spinal operations are performed each year in the U.S., but one in three of those surgeries will result in failure. When a procedure goes wrong, patients are often left with few options. Now, one doctor is fixing spines and changing lives.
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  • Disinfecting Robots Stop Superbug Infections

    Disinfecting Robots Stop Superbug Infections

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-15 21:15:09 GMT
    About 2-million Americans suffer from hospital-acquired infections every year – adding a whopping $30 billion to health care costs. Now, hospitals are using a new way to reduce the risk.more>>
    About 2-million Americans suffer from hospital-acquired infections every year – adding a whopping $30 billion to health care costs. Now, hospitals are using a new way to reduce the risk.more>>
  • Get ‘HIP' to Medical Identification

    Get ‘HIP' to Medical Identification

    Monday, October 14 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-14 21:15:09 GMT
    Seconds can save lives during a medical emergency and now there is a new "hip" way to quickly retrieve a person's information using NFC technology.more>>
    Seconds can save lives during a medical emergency and now there is a new "hip" way to quickly retrieve a person's information using NFC technology.more>>
  • Seeing Clearly: What's Your Vision IQ?

    Seeing Clearly: What's Your Vision IQ?

    Friday, October 11 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-11 21:15:04 GMT
    When it comes to wearing contact lenses or getting LASIK surgery, how acute is your vision IQ? Glasses, contacts, even surgery, we'll try anything to improve vision.more>>
    When it comes to wearing contact lenses or getting LASIK surgery, how acute is your vision IQ? Glasses, contacts, even surgery, we'll try anything to improve vision.more>>
  • Varicose Veins: Fact, Fiction, & Cure

    Varicose Veins: Fact, Fiction, & Cure

    Thursday, October 10 2013 6:13 PM EDT2013-10-10 22:13:47 GMT
    Varicose veins are caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. They can be ugly and embarrassing, but they can also cause other problems.more>>
    Varicose veins are caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. They can be ugly and embarrassing, but they can also cause other problems.more>>
  • Tainted Vitamins: Protect Yourself

    Tainted Vitamins: Protect Yourself

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-09 21:15:08 GMT
    The FDA recently issued a recall after steroids were found in one brand of supplements. However, there are some things you can do to keep you and your family safe.more>>
    The FDA recently issued a recall after steroids were found in one brand of supplements. However, there are some things you can do to keep you and your family safe.more>>
  • The Bitter Truth Behind Sugar & Diabetes

    The Bitter Truth Behind Sugar & Diabetes

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-08 21:15:08 GMT
    Could it be sugar that's creating our health problems to begin with? With the CDC predicting one in three people will have diabetes by 2050, it's something we all need to pay attention to.more>>
    Could it be sugar that's creating our health problems to begin with? With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicting one in three people will have diabetes by 2050, it's something we all need to pay attention to.more>>
  • Breast Cancer Awareness: Advice From Survivors

    Breast Cancer Awareness: Advice From Survivors

    Monday, October 7 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-07 21:15:09 GMT
    This year, more than 200,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. However, some breast cancer survivors are willing to share their secrets in order to minimize the fear and isolation of cancer.
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    This year, more than 200,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. However, some breast cancer survivors are willing to share their secrets in order to minimize the fear and isolation of cancer.
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  • Hip, Hip Hooray!

    Hip, Hip Hooray!

    Thursday, October 3 2013 5:50 PM EDT2013-10-03 21:50:30 GMT
    When it takes you ten minutes to walk up a flight of stairs, something is very wrong. Well, that's what life was like for a young woman who had a mysterious hip pain. more>>
    When it takes you ten minutes to walk up a flight of stairs, something is very wrong. Well, that's what life was like for a young woman who had a mysterious hip pain. Doctors are now using arthroscopy to diagnose pain and heal the hips.more>>
  • Experimental Drug Turns Off Leukemia Cells

    Experimental Drug Turns Off Leukemia Cells

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-02 21:15:09 GMT
    Medical experts said every year about 12,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, but a new drug has shown promise for patients who have lost all hope of beating the disease.more>>
    Medical experts said every year about 12,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, but a new drug has shown promise for patients who have lost all hope of beating the disease.more>>
  • Saving Face With Sialendoscopy

    Saving Face With Sialendoscopy

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-10-01 21:15:09 GMT
    The standard treatment for salivary gland stones is surgery, which can be risky and leave a huge scar. Now, there is a new, super tiny technology that allows surgeons to remove those stones without using the scalpel.more>>
    If you suffer from salivary gland stones, you know how irritating they can be. The standard treatment is surgery, which can be risky and leave a huge scar. Now, there is a new, super tiny technology that allows surgeons to remove those stones without using the scalpel.more>>
  • Don't Drug Me, Doc: Mastering The MRI

    Don't Drug Me, Doc: Mastering The MRI

    Thursday, September 26 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-26 21:15:07 GMT
    While sedation during an MRI is an option, there's growing concern about the effects of general anesthesia on the developing brains on children. Now there is a new program that can eliminate the risks by training kids.more>>
    Getting an MRI can be scary and uncomfortable—especially if you're claustrophobic. While sedation is an option, there's growing concern about the effects of general anesthesia on the developing brains on children. Now there is a new program that can eliminate the risks by training kids to have drug-free MRI's.more>>
  • New Technology To Calm Racing Hearts

    New Technology To Calm Racing Hearts

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-25 21:15:09 GMT
    About three million Americans suffer from irregular heartbeats, also known as cardiac arrhythmias. Now doctors are using computerized magnetic navigation to calm racing hearts.more>>
    About three million Americans suffer from irregular heartbeats, also known as cardiac arrhythmias. For many who have them, life is brutal. Some people can be treated with medicine, but others need surgical intervention. Now doctors are using computerized magnetic navigation to calm racing hearts.more>>
  • Virtual Patient: Show And Tell

    Virtual Patient: Show And Tell

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-24 21:15:08 GMT
    Do you ever find it challenging to understand what your doctor or surgeon is trying to explain to you? If so, a visual can be extremely helpful--especially if it's your body in 3D.more>>
    Do you ever find it challenging to understand what your doctor or surgeon is trying to explain to you? If so, a visual can be extremely helpful--especially if it's your body in 3D.more>>
  • Diagnosing Deadly Blood Clots?

    Diagnosing Deadly Blood Clots?

    Monday, September 23 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-23 21:15:09 GMT
    More people die from preventable blood clots than from breast cancer, AIDS, and traffic accidents combined. Researchers are now taking new measures to evaluate your risk of developing potentially deadly blood clots.more>>
    More people die from preventable blood clots than from breast cancer, AIDS, and traffic accidents combined. Researchers are now taking new measures to evaluate your risk of developing potentially deadly blood clots.more>>
  • Growing A Healthy Gut Garden

    Growing A Healthy Gut Garden

    Thursday, September 19 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-09-19 21:54:52 GMT
    It hits tens of millions of people right in the gut, literally! Chronic intestinal distress, like irritable bowel syndrome, can make life miserable. more>>
    It hits tens of millions of people right in the gut, literally! Chronic intestinal distress, like irritable bowel syndrome, can make life miserable. However, one doctor says food, instead of pharmaceuticals, could help tame your tummy.more>>
  • New Therapy For Prostate Cancer

    New Therapy For Prostate Cancer

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-09-19 03:21:28 GMT
    Doctors have used stereotactic ablative body radiation therapy to treat brain, lung, and pancreatic cancer now it could treat early-state prostate cancer.

     
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    Doctors have used stereotactic ablative body radiation therapy to treat brain, lung, and pancreatic cancer in the past- but now researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are testing the effectiveness of this treatment on patients with early-stage prostate cancer.more>>
  • Seeing Clearly Now: The Truth About Lasik

    Seeing Clearly Now: The Truth About Lasik

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 5:57 PM EDT2013-09-17 21:57:15 GMT
    Each year, about 700,000 people undergo the laser surgery used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, there are some new techniques that cut the risk.more>>
    Each year, about 700,000 people undergo the laser surgery used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, there are some new techniques that cut the risk.more>>
  • New Process Helps Victims Of Large Kidney Stones

    New Process Helps Victims Of Large Kidney Stones

    Monday, September 16 2013 6:29 PM EDT2013-09-16 22:29:42 GMT
    One in ten Americans will be affected by kidney stones at some point in their life and about a million patients will experience a kidney stone attack this year.more>>
    One in ten Americans will be affected by kidney stones at some point in their life and about a million patients will experience a kidney stone attack this year.more>>
  • Pap Smear For The Breast?

    Pap Smear For The Breast?

    Friday, September 13 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-13 21:15:08 GMT
    What if you could detect the beginnings of breast cancer years before it showed up on a mammogram? A new, noninvasive screening test has the potential to cut breast cancer rates.more>>
    What if you could detect the beginnings of breast cancer years before it showed up on a mammogram? A new, noninvasive screening test has the potential to cut breast cancer rates, just like pap smears have cut rates of cervical cancer.more>>
  • Stroke Rehab: It's Never Too Late

    Stroke Rehab: It's Never Too Late

    Thursday, September 12 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-12 21:15:04 GMT
    It was once thought that whatever mobility stroke survivors had after two years, that's all they would ever get, but researchers are developing new technology that's proving that fact wrong.more>>
    It was once thought that whatever mobility stroke survivors had after two years, that's all they would ever get, but researchers are developing new technology that's proving that fact wrong.more>>
  • FDA Fast Track

    FDA Fast Track

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-11 21:15:08 GMT
    In an effort to speed up the process, the FDA said it's fast tracking promising drugs and breakthrough therapies for serious and life-threatening conditions.more>>
    For people suffering from debilitating diseases and disorders, new treatments can't come fast enough. In an effort to speed up the process, the FDA said it's fast tracking promising drugs and breakthrough therapies for serious and life-threatening conditions.more>>
  • Blending The Senses: Medical Intuitive Sees Disease?

    Blending The Senses: Medical Intuitive Sees Disease?

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-10 21:15:10 GMT
    Regular medical screenings can only catch so much, unless your doctor is a "medical intuitive." One man has received some national attention for his claims that he can diagnose your health problems by simply looking at you.more>>
    Regular medical screenings can only catch so much, unless perhaps your doctor is a "medical intuitive." One man has received some national attention for his claims that he can diagnose your health problems by simply looking at you.more>>
  • 3 Easy Ways To Prevent Kidney Stones

    3 Easy Ways To Prevent Kidney Stones

    Thursday, September 5 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-05 21:15:09 GMT
    More than a million people are sent to the hospital each year from kidney stones. However, there are some easy dietary changes you can do to avoid them.
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    More than a million people are sent to the hospital each year from kidney stones. However, there are some easy dietary changes you can do to avoid them.more>>
  • Pain Syndrome Diagnosis & Cure

    Pain Syndrome Diagnosis & Cure

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-09-04 21:15:05 GMT
    Many patients who experience chronic pain throughout their body are told it's all in their head, but new research has revealed a possible cause and cure.more>>
    Many patients who experience chronic pain throughout their body are told it's all in their head, but new research has revealed a possible cause and cure.more>>
  • Foods Fighting Prostate Cancer

    Foods Fighting Prostate Cancer

    Friday, August 30 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-08-30 21:15:05 GMT
    Bread that can prevent cancer, candy to treat oral cancer; researchers are literally cooking up some super-charged versions of our favorite foods to try to prevent or treat some of the most deadly cancers.more>>
    Bread that can prevent cancer, candy to treat oral cancer; researchers are literally cooking up some super-charged versions of our favorite foods to try to prevent or treat some of the most deadly cancers.more>>
  • Beating Breast Cancer In One Day

    Beating Breast Cancer In One Day

    Thursday, August 29 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-08-29 21:15:08 GMT
    Due to new drugs and new treatments, many, many more women will beat breast cancer. There is a new breakthrough that has women leaving the hospital in one day-- surgery, radiation and all.more>>
    Due to new drugs and new treatments, many, many more women will beat breast cancer. There is a new breakthrough that has women leaving the hospital in one day-- surgery, radiation and all.more>>
  • Curing Hepatitis C

    Curing Hepatitis C

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-08-28 21:15:08 GMT
    Hepatitis C is the most common bloodborne viral infection in the US, affecting more than 4-million people. Now there is a new era of Hepatitis-C drugs that could cure the disease, without side effects.more>>
    Hepatitis C is the most common bloodborne viral infection in the US, affecting more than 4-million people. The deadly disease can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. Now there is a new era of Hepatitis-C drugs that could cure the disease, without side effects.more>>
  • Unexpected Consequences From Hip Surgery: Uneven Limbs

    Unexpected Consequences From Hip Surgery: Uneven Limbs

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-05 22:15:09 GMT
    More than 300,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed each year and by 2030 that number is expected to nearly double. However, as those numbers grow, so do the chances of complications.more>>
    More than 300,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed each year and by 2030 that number is expected to nearly double. However, as those numbers grow, so do the chances of complications, like one leg being longer or shorter than the other.more>>
  • New Alzheimer's Classifications Could Lead To Earlier Diagnosis

    New Alzheimer's Classifications Could Lead To Earlier Diagnosis

    Thursday, February 6 2014 7:04 PM EST2014-02-07 00:04:19 GMT
    We classify cancer into different stages and now researchers are doing something similar with Alzheimer's disease. It could mean a much earlier diagnosis for many.more>>
    We classify cancer into different stages and now researchers are doing something similar with Alzheimer's disease. It could mean a much earlier diagnosis for many.more>>
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