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  • Healthy Living: New Study Linking Alzheimer's, Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Healthy Living: New Study Linking Alzheimer's, Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:50:15 GMT
    New study may help scientists unlock a medical mystery. Researchers have found that rheumatoid arthritis patients seem to have protection from developing Alzheimer's disease.
    New study may help scientists unlock a medical mystery. Researchers have found that rheumatoid arthritis patients seem to have protection from developing Alzheimer's disease.
  • Healthy Living: Pathway to the Brain

    Healthy Living: Pathway to the Brain

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:48:06 GMT
    Removing a brain tumor can be tricky for surgeons and painful for patients. Now, there's a new way to take out these lesions. 
    Removing a brain tumor can be tricky for surgeons and painful for patients. Now, there's a new way to take out these lesions. 
  • Healthy Living: Treating Lipedema

    Healthy Living: Treating Lipedema

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:49:11 GMT
    Some women just can't lose weight. And for the estimated 11% of women with a chronic disorder, diet and exercise won't help at all. 
    Some women just can't lose weight. And for the estimated 11% of women with a chronic disorder, diet and exercise won't help at all. 
  • Healthy Living: Aortic Stenosis

    Healthy Living: Aortic Stenosis

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:48:09 GMT
    Open-heart surgery is the gold standard for patients with severe aortic stenosis. But a just-published report in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms what researchers had earlier suspected. 
    Open-heart surgery is the gold standard for patients with severe aortic stenosis. But a just-published report in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms what researchers had earlier suspected. 
  • Healthy Living: Cutting Back on Transfusions

    Healthy Living: Cutting Back on Transfusions

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:05:00 GMT
    Every two seconds a patient needs blood. One-fifth of the nation's entire blood supply is used during heart surgery. As we show you today in Healthy Living, some hospitals are significantly reducing transfusion rates when they open up a patient to treat their heart.
    Every two seconds a patient needs blood. One-fifth of the nation's entire blood supply is used during heart surgery. As we show you today in Healthy Living, some hospitals are significantly reducing transfusion rates when they open up a patient to treat their heart.
  • Healthy Living; Relief from GERD

    Healthy Living; Relief from GERD

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:50:13 GMT
    Acid reflux disease causes pain, coughing, heartburn and it can even lead to cancer. The condition, also known as "GERD" affects about one-third of Americans. 
    Acid reflux disease causes pain, coughing, heartburn and it can even lead to cancer. The condition, also known as "GERD" affects about one-third of Americans. 
  • Healthy Living: Freezing Away AFib

    Healthy Living: Freezing Away AFib

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:16:22 GMT
    Atrial fibrillation affects about 2.7 million Americans. It's a condition that causes heart palpitations, shortness of breath and dizziness, and if untreated, can be life-threatening.
    Atrial fibrillation affects about 2.7 million Americans. It's a condition that causes heart palpitations, shortness of breath and dizziness, and if untreated, can be life-threatening.
  • Healthy Living: Lengthening Limbs

    Healthy Living: Lengthening Limbs

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:50:12 GMT
    Having one leg longer than the other may not sound like a serious problem, but it could lead to severe hip or back pain if not treated. 
    Having one leg longer than the other may not sound like a serious problem, but it could lead to severe hip or back pain if not treated. 
  • Healthy Living: Prosthetic Ear

    Healthy Living: Prosthetic Ear

    Monday, August 4 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-05 00:34:49 GMT
    Borrowing from special effects techniques used in the movies, facial prosthetics are now virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
    Borrowing from special effects techniques used in the movies, facial prosthetics are now virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
  • Healthy Living: Lung in a Box

    Healthy Living: Lung in a Box

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:50:15 GMT
    Each year, about 1,400 lung transplants are performed in the U.S. The traditional way to transport lungs for surgery involved putting them in a cooler with ice.
    Each year, about 1,400 lung transplants are performed in the U.S. The traditional way to transport lungs for surgery involved putting them in a cooler with ice.
  • Healthy Living: Pet Therapy

    Healthy Living: Pet Therapy

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:05 GMT
    More than 13,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of these kids have to endure painful treatments that trigger stress, anxiety and depression. 
    More than 13,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of these kids have to endure painful treatments that trigger stress, anxiety and depression. 
  • Healthy Living: Death By Desk

    Healthy Living: Death By Desk

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:58:42 GMT
    Work may be hazardous to your health. In fact, people who sit at their desk all day are at an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, even an early death.
    Work may be hazardous to your health. In fact, people who sit at their desk all day are at an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, even an early death.
  • Healthy Living: A New Hope for Lung Cancer

    Healthy Living: A New Hope for Lung Cancer

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:50:21 GMT
    Each year lung cancer kills half of those diagnosed. The findings of a National Cancer Institute trial resulted in new screening recommendations and new hope for the seven million American's who are at high risk. 
    Each year lung cancer kills half of those diagnosed. The findings of a National Cancer Institute trial resulted in new screening recommendations and new hope for the seven million American's who are at high risk. 
  • Healthy Living: Treating Deformed Toes

    Healthy Living: Treating Deformed Toes

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:46:05 GMT
    It's a condition that affects up to one in every 2,000 people, but few have ever heard of it. Brachymetatarsia happens when there is a growth disturbance in a bone in the foot. 
    It's a condition that affects up to one in every 2,000 people, but few have ever heard of it. Brachymetatarsia happens when there is a growth disturbance in a bone in the foot. 
  • Healthy Living: Freezing and Killing Cancer

    Healthy Living: Freezing and Killing Cancer

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:06:34 GMT
    More than 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. In most cases, surgery is considered the best treatment. 
    More than 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. In most cases, surgery is considered the best treatment. 
  • Healthy Living: Treating Epilepsy

    Healthy Living: Treating Epilepsy

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:50:17 GMT
    Epilepsy and uncontrollable seizures impacts more than 2.5 million Americans' lives. Until now the only treatments were drugs and major surgery. 
    Epilepsy and uncontrollable seizures impacts more than 2.5 million Americans' lives. Until now the only treatments were drugs and major surgery. 
  • Healthy Living: Breath Test for Cancer

    Healthy Living: Breath Test for Cancer

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:40:09 GMT
    With most diseases, an early diagnosis means a better prognosis, but sometimes it's difficult, painful and expensive to test for illnesses. Now there's a new way to spot a variety of conditions. 
    With most diseases, an early diagnosis means a better prognosis, but sometimes it's difficult, painful and expensive to test for illnesses. Now there's a new way to spot a variety of conditions. 
  • Healthy Living: Weight Loss and Diabetes

    Healthy Living: Weight Loss and Diabetes

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:03:09 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Healthy Living: Summer Vegan Sausage

    Healthy Living: Summer Vegan Sausage

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:34:09 GMT
    It's that time of year when backyard barbecues are all the rage. But cooking for different types of eaters and dieters can be tricky. 
    It's that time of year when backyard barbecues are all the rage. But cooking for different types of eaters and dieters can be tricky. 
  • Healthy Living: 3D Knees

    Healthy Living: 3D Knees

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:51:07 GMT
    In the past 10 years, the number of total knee replacements in the U.S. has doubled, and many of those patients are much younger than ever before. 
    In the past 10 years, the number of total knee replacements in the U.S. has doubled, and many of those patients are much younger than ever before. 
  • Healthy Living: Ankles and Arthritis

    Healthy Living: Ankles and Arthritis

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:51:06 GMT
    More than 50-million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. Between 6% and 13% of them have it in their ankles. These patients feel pain with every single step they take. 
    More than 50-million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. Between 6% and 13% of them have it in their ankles. These patients feel pain with every single step they take. 
  • Healthy Living: Down Syndrome & Alzheimer's

    Healthy Living: Down Syndrome & Alzheimer's

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:49:06 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?
    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?
  • Healthy Living: Preventing Memory Loss?

    Healthy Living: Preventing Memory Loss?

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:50:18 GMT
    Age is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer's in 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.
    Age is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer's in 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.
  • Healthy Living: Hope for Beating Alzheimer's Disease

    Healthy Living: Hope for Beating Alzheimer's Disease

    Friday, July 4 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-04 21:06:08 GMT
    Every 70 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's Disease. There is no cure, but there is new hope.
    Every 70 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's Disease. There is no cure, but there is new hope.
  • Healthy Living: Brain Jolt

    Healthy Living: Brain Jolt

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:50:12 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.
    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.
  • Healthy Living: Finding Relief From IBS

    Healthy Living: Finding Relief From IBS

    Monday, June 30 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-06-30 21:49:10 GMT
    Forty-five million Americans struggle with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, and the discomfort it often brings-stomach pain, constipation, or diarrhea. 
    Forty-five million Americans struggle with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, and the discomfort it often brings-stomach pain, constipation, or diarrhea. 
  • Healthy Living: Understanding Asthma

    Healthy Living: Understanding Asthma

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:49:10 GMT
    Studies show the average length of time children spend playing video games is 13.2 hours per week. Today in Healthy Living, one company is putting that gaming time to good use creating fun, interactive games to help manage their health issues. 
    Studies show the average length of time children spend playing video games is 13.2 hours per week. Today in Healthy Living, one company is putting that gaming time to good use creating fun, interactive games to help manage their health issues. 
  • Healthy Living: Treating Enlarged Prostates

    Healthy Living: Treating Enlarged Prostates

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:50:13 GMT
    Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short, affects about half of men over age 60. Until now, drugs and invasive surgeries were the only solutions. 
    Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short, affects about half of men over age 60. Until now, drugs and invasive surgeries were the only solutions. 
  • Healthy Living: Living with Fractures

    Healthy Living: Living with Fractures

    Monday, June 23 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-06-23 21:52:21 GMT
    As the baby boomer generation gets older, more than 40 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis and vertebrae compression fractures. 
    As the baby boomer generation gets older, more than 40 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis and vertebrae compression fractures. 
  • Healthy Living: Detecting Breast Cancer Earlier

    Healthy Living: Detecting Breast Cancer Earlier

    Friday, June 20 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-06-21 00:44:00 GMT
    At some point in a woman's life, she may have an abnormal finding on a mammogram. But what if there was a test that could diagnose cancer before an abnormality even shows up?
    At some point in a woman's life, she may have an abnormal finding on a mammogram. But what if there was a test that could diagnose cancer before an abnormality even shows up?
  • Healthy Living: New Option for Those With Mitral Regurgitation

    Healthy Living: New Option for Those With Mitral Regurgitation

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-06-18 22:30:01 GMT
    When a person's heart valves don't close tightly enough, blood can leak into the heart and lungs. For those with severe mitral regurgitation, open heart surgery used to be the only option. But now a new FDA approved device is helping the sickest patients.
    When a person's heart valves don't close tightly enough, blood can leak into the heart and lungs. For those with severe mitral regurgitation, open heart surgery used to be the only option. But now a new FDA approved device is helping the sickest patients.
  • Healthy Living: Hand Pies

    Healthy Living: Hand Pies

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-06-18 19:30:39 GMT
    Imagine enjoying a slice of pie in the palm of your hand; no utensils needed!Hand pies can easily be taken anywhere and they'll be a big hit at your next summer party or picnic.
    Imagine enjoying a slice of pie in the palm of your hand; no utensils needed!Hand pies can easily be taken anywhere and they'll be a big hit at your next summer party or picnic.
  • Healthy Living: Helping Those With Low Vision See

    Healthy Living: Helping Those With Low Vision See

    Monday, June 16 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-06-16 21:45:09 GMT
    13 million Americans over the age of 45 suffers with low vision. Many have lost vision due to diabetes, macular degeneration or glaucoma. Eyeglasses or contacts usually don't help this type of vision loss. 
    13 million Americans over the age of 45 suffers with low vision. Many have lost vision due to diabetes, macular degeneration or glaucoma. Eyeglasses or contacts usually don't help this type of vision loss. 
  • Healthy Living: Heating Up Cancer

    Healthy Living: Heating Up Cancer

    Friday, June 13 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-06-13 21:46:04 GMT
    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. 
    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. 
  • Healthy Living: Robo Baby

    Healthy Living: Robo Baby

    Monday, June 9 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-06-09 21:50:13 GMT
    Severe complications during childbirth are rare in the United States, but they do happen. 
    Severe complications during childbirth are rare in the United States, but they do happen. 
  • Healthy Living: Detecting Skin Cancer

    Healthy Living: Detecting Skin Cancer

    Friday, June 6 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-06-06 21:44:09 GMT
    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. People often have concerns and if the doctor isn't sure, a biopsy is ordered. 
    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. People often have concerns and if the doctor isn't sure, a biopsy is ordered. 
  • Healthy Living: 3D Images for Early Breast Cancer Detection

    Healthy Living: 3D Images for Early Breast Cancer Detection

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-06-04 21:46:03 GMT
    One-in-eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Experts agree the key to successfully fighting the disease is early detection.
    One-in-eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Experts agree the key to successfully fighting the disease is early detection.
  • Healthy Living: Bio-engineered Blood Vessels

    Healthy Living: Bio-engineered Blood Vessels

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:21:08 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. 
    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. 
  • Healthy Living: Helping Those with Parkinson's Disease

    Healthy Living: Helping Those with Parkinson's Disease

    Friday, May 30 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-05-30 21:51:06 GMT
    Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease has been a successful treatment option for more than a decade, but only for some patients. 
    Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease has been a successful treatment option for more than a decade, but only for some patients. 
  • Healthy Living: New Test to Confirm Results

    Healthy Living: New Test to Confirm Results

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-05-28 22:07:06 GMT
    It may not happen a lot, but even once is too often. A woman being treated with chemo, radiation, even a mastectomy and she doesn't even have cancer. 
    It may not happen a lot, but even once is too often. A woman being treated with chemo, radiation, even a mastectomy and she doesn't even have cancer. 
  • Healthy Living: Living with Parkinson's

    Healthy Living: Living with Parkinson's

    Friday, May 23 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-05-23 21:39:15 GMT
    One million Americans are living with Parkinson's Disease. Right now, there's no way to tell these patients if they will have a mild or severe form of the disease.
    One million Americans are living with Parkinson's Disease. Right now, there's no way to tell these patients if they will have a mild or severe form of the disease.
  • Healthy Living: Calculating the Risk of Heart Failure

    Healthy Living: Calculating the Risk of Heart Failure

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:16:44 GMT
    More than five-million Americans have heart failure. 
    More than five-million Americans have heart failure. 
  • Healthy Living: Umbilical Cord Treatment

    Healthy Living: Umbilical Cord Treatment

    Monday, May 19 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-05-19 22:14:55 GMT
    Blood stem cell transplants is a standard way to treat children with leukemia and other blood disorders. But has been limited for only small children. 
    Blood stem cell transplants is a standard way to treat children with leukemia and other blood disorders. But has been limited for only small children. 
  • Healthy Living: Dental Work to Fight Aging

    Healthy Living: Dental Work to Fight Aging

    Friday, May 16 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-05-16 21:53:23 GMT
    About 126,000 face lifts are performed each year in the U.S. But what if there was a way to get the same results with no cutting and no pain?
    About 126,000 face lifts are performed each year in the U.S. But what if there was a way to get the same results with no cutting and no pain?
  • Healthy Living: Fixing Fibroids

    Healthy Living: Fixing Fibroids

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-05-14 21:52:44 GMT
    Fibroids are non cancerous tumors that affect about 25% of reproductive-aged women. They are the most common reason women have hysterectomies. 
    Fibroids are non cancerous tumors that affect about 25% of reproductive-aged women. They are the most common reason women have hysterectomies. 
  • Healthy Living: Advances In Lasers

    Healthy Living: Advances In Lasers

    Monday, May 12 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-05-12 21:54:14 GMT
    An acid attack left her suffering with burns on most of her body. Today in Healthy Living, new advances in lasers are melting away her scars and giving her her life back. 
    An acid attack left her suffering with burns on most of her body. Today in Healthy Living, new advances in lasers are melting away her scars and giving her her life back. 
  • Healthy Living: Using Magnets To Heal

    Healthy Living: Using Magnets To Heal

    Friday, May 9 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-05-09 22:00:17 GMT
    A baby girl is beating the odds after being born with a host of health problems, including esophageal atresia. It's a condition that affects one in 2,400 babies and causes the esophagus to end in a blind pouch instead of connecting to the stomach...
    A baby girl is beating the odds after being born with a host of health problems, including esophageal atresia. It's a condition that affects one in 2,400 babies and causes the esophagus to end in a blind pouch instead of connecting to the stomach...
  • Healthy Living: Difficult Diagnosis

    Healthy Living: Difficult Diagnosis

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-05-07 21:53:20 GMT
    When you're sick, you trust that your doctor can figure out what's going on. But how do you know your doctor is right?
    When you're sick, you trust that your doctor can figure out what's going on. But how do you know your doctor is right?
  • Healthy Living: Fighting To Save Young Lives

    Healthy Living: Fighting To Save Young Lives

    Monday, May 5 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-05-05 22:04:28 GMT
    There is a mother living the joy of one son she thought would never walk again. At the same time, she has another son who may die in his wheelchair.
    There is a mother living the joy of one son she thought would never walk again. At the same time, she has another son who may die in his wheelchair.
  • Healthy Living: Treating Aortic Stenosis

    Healthy Living: Treating Aortic Stenosis

    Friday, May 2 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-05-02 21:52:10 GMT
    1.5 million people in the US suffer from aortic stenosis, a progressive disease that affects blood flow to the aortic valve in their hearts. 
    1.5 million people in the US suffer from aortic stenosis, a progressive disease that affects blood flow to the aortic valve in their hearts. 
  • Healthy Living: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

    Healthy Living: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-30 21:52:20 GMT
    It's a parent's worst nightmare, losing a child to cancer. After the funeral is over and the family members go home, what do you do next?
    It's a parent's worst nightmare, losing a child to cancer. After the funeral is over and the family members go home, what do you do next?
  • Healthy Living: Growing Stem Cells In Space

    Healthy Living: Growing Stem Cells In Space

    Monday, April 28 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-28 21:44:15 GMT
    Hemorrhagic stroke is blamed for more than 30% of all stroke deaths. It happens when a weakened blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into the brain.
    Hemorrhagic stroke is blamed for more than 30% of all stroke deaths. It happens when a weakened blood vessel ruptures and bleeds into the brain.
  • Healthy Living: Predicting Bad Hearts

    Healthy Living: Predicting Bad Hearts

    Friday, April 25 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-25 21:52:37 GMT
    Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. One of the biggest challenges doctors face is identifying patients before a heart attack happens.
    Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. One of the biggest challenges doctors face is identifying patients before a heart attack happens.
  • Healthy Living: Treating COPD With 3 New Treatment

    Healthy Living: Treating COPD With 3 New Treatment

    Friday, April 25 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 18:34:39 GMT
    It's the third leading cause of death in the US killing more than 130,000 Americans a year. 
    It's the third leading cause of death in the US killing more than 130,000 Americans a year. 
  • Healthy Living: Clinical Trial Offers Hope For Patients With SMA

    Healthy Living: Clinical Trial Offers Hope For Patients With SMA

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:54:47 GMT
    Spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, occurs in about one in every 10,000 births. It's the most common, deadly genetic disease in infants. 
    Spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, occurs in about one in every 10,000 births. It's the most common, deadly genetic disease in infants. 
  • Healthy Living: Relieving Migraine Pain

    Healthy Living: Relieving Migraine Pain

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:50:14 GMT
    About 37-million Americans suffer from migraines. These often-debilitating headaches can cause pain, nausea, dizziness and light sensitivity. Many suffer for years without relief. But as Michelle Dunaway shows you in Healthy Living
    About 37-million Americans suffer from migraines. These often-debilitating headaches can cause pain, nausea, dizziness and light sensitivity. Many suffer for years without relief. But as Michelle Dunaway shows you in Healthy Living
  • Healthy Living: Heating Up Tumors

    Healthy Living: Heating Up Tumors

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:41:18 GMT
    More than 232,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer last year.   When treatments fail and the cancer comes back, patients are often left with few options.   Now a new therapy is heating up tumors.
    More than 232,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer last year.   When treatments fail and the cancer comes back, patients are often left with few options.   Now a new therapy is heating up tumors.
  • Healthy Living: Freezing Away A-Fib

    Healthy Living: Freezing Away A-Fib

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:56:26 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
    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
  • Healthy Living: Stopping Seizures

    Healthy Living: Stopping Seizures

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:52:12 GMT
    More than two million adults in the US have epilepsy.   150,000 more will develop the condition each year.   Usually, medication can control seizures but about 30% of patients do not respond.   Today
    More than two million adults in the US have epilepsy.   150,000 more will develop the condition each year.   Usually, medication can control seizures but about 30% of patients do not respond.   Today
  • Healthy Living: Using 3D Livers

    Healthy Living: Using 3D Livers

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:42:49 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
    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
  • Healthy Living: Brains and Balance

    Healthy Living: Brains and Balance

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:44:56 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
    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
  • Healthy Living: New Clinical Trail Stops Tinnitus

    Healthy Living: New Clinical Trail Stops Tinnitus

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:53:38 GMT
    Some call it "ringing in the ears" or "head noise" and it affects about one in five people.   Tinnitus can be distracting, annoying, and very frustrating for many.   Until now, doctors only tried to
    Some call it "ringing in the ears" or "head noise" and it affects about one in five people.   Tinnitus can be distracting, annoying, and very frustrating for many.   Until now, doctors only tried to
  • Healthy Living: New Technology For ALS Patients

    Healthy Living: New Technology For ALS Patients

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:10:45 GMT
    Imagine not being able to communicate your thoughts with family and friends.      That's what happens to many patients with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.       They lose the ability to walk and talk, even
    Imagine not being able to communicate your thoughts with family and friends.      That's what happens to many patients with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease.       They lose the ability to walk and talk, even
  • Healthy Living: Vaccinating Against Cancer

    Healthy Living: Vaccinating Against Cancer

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:51:19 GMT
    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
    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
  • Healthy Living: Keeping Hearts Healthier

    Healthy Living: Keeping Hearts Healthier

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:50:21 GMT
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    A new state-of-the-art implantable cardiac defibrillator is helping doctors move faster in the operating room, and keep patients healthier. Michelle Dunaway shows you how it works, today in Healthy Living. Follow
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    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 don't work, many turn to surgery.   But
    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 don't work, many turn to surgery.   But
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    Healthy Living: Treating Melanoma

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    It brightens the day, and helps the grass grow.   But the sun is taking more lives every year in the United States.   As Michelle Dunaway shows us today in Healthy Living, now there's a new treatment
  • Healthy Living: Repairing Your Heart

    Healthy Living: Repairing Your Heart

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    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
    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
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    Healthy Living: New Hepatitis C Therapy

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    3.2 million Americans are living with hepatitis c.   It was once considered a death sentence. But as Michelle Dunaway shows you in Healthy Living, new therapies are offering a cure for many.   The class
    3.2 million Americans are living with hepatitis c.   It was once considered a death sentence. But as Michelle Dunaway shows you in Healthy Living, new therapies are offering a cure for many.   The class
  • Healthy Living: Relief For People With Sleep Apnea

    Healthy Living: Relief For People With Sleep Apnea

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    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
    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
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    Healthy Living: Saving Eyes & Lives

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    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 deadly if it isn't spotted
    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 deadly if it isn't spotted
  • Healthy Living: Treating Hernias in Newborns

    Healthy Living: Treating Hernias in Newborns

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-03-14 22:05:13 GMT
    It's a condition that's as common as spina bifida or cystic fibrosis, but you've probably never heard of it. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur in about one in every 2,000 births.   They can be deadly,
    It's a condition that's as common as spina bifida or cystic fibrosis, but you've probably never heard of it. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur in about one in every 2,000 births.   They can be deadly,
  • Healthy Living: Nerves To Save Your Heart

    Healthy Living: Nerves To Save Your Heart

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-03-12 21:47:39 GMT
    Heart failure is the fastest growing cardiovascular disorder in the US affecting more than 6 million people.  It occurs when a person's heart is too weak to pump and circulate blood in the body. But now
    Heart failure is the fastest growing cardiovascular disorder in the US affecting more than 6 million people.  It occurs when a person's heart is too weak to pump and circulate blood in the body. But now
  • Healthy Living: Breathing Better

    Healthy Living: Breathing Better

    Monday, March 10 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-03-10 21:52:30 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
    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
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    Save a Smile Drive

    Help others by joining 9&10 News Helping Hands and Farm Bureau Insurance during the Save a Smile Drive. Many people in our communities need help with their dental health. Requests for help at the Traverse
    Help others by joining 9&10 News Helping Hands and Farm Bureau Insurance during the Save a Smile Drive. Many people in our communities need help with their dental health. Requests for help at the Traverse

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