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  • 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
    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
    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
  • Healthy Living: Loosing Weight With Aspiration Therapy

    Healthy Living: Loosing Weight With Aspiration Therapy

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:57:45 GMT
    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
  • Healthy Living: Treating Melanoma

    Healthy Living: Treating Melanoma

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-03-26 22:16:13 GMT
    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
    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

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-03-24 22:00:47 GMT
    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
  • Healthy Living: New Hepatitis C Therapy

    Healthy Living: New Hepatitis C Therapy

    Friday, March 21 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-03-21 21:41:26 GMT
    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

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-03-19 21:58:25 GMT
    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
  • Healthy Living: Saving Eyes & Lives

    Healthy Living: Saving Eyes & Lives

    Monday, March 17 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-03-17 21:47:05 GMT
    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
  • Healthy Living: The Gift Of Sight With New Bionic Eye

    Healthy Living: The Gift Of Sight With New Bionic Eye

    Friday, March 7 2014 5:51 PM EST2014-03-07 22:51:13 GMT
    It may sound like science fiction, but now for the first time surgeons are implanting a new bionic eye device that's giving some blind patients the gift of sight.   The bionic eye known as the Argus-2
    It may sound like science fiction, but now for the first time surgeons are implanting a new bionic eye device that's giving some blind patients the gift of sight.   The bionic eye known as the Argus-2
  • Healthy Living: Hearing For The First Time

    Healthy Living: Hearing For The First Time

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:45 PM EST2014-03-05 22:45:00 GMT
    Imagine being born profoundly deaf, missing the vital nerve needed for you to hear. Without it, you had no options, until now. Martie Salt introduces us to a young boy whose new hearing journey has just
    Imagine being born profoundly deaf, missing the vital nerve needed for you to hear. Without it, you had no options, until now. Martie Salt introduces us to a young boy whose new hearing journey has just
  • Healthy Living: Healing Hearts Without Transplant

    Healthy Living: Healing Hearts Without Transplant

    Monday, March 3 2014 6:04 PM EST2014-03-03 23:04:40 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
    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
  • Healthy Living: New Valve To Help Cope With COPD

    Healthy Living: New Valve To Help Cope With COPD

    Friday, February 28 2014 5:29 PM EST2014-02-28 22:29:03 GMT
    24 million Americans suffer from some form of COPD.   It's now the third leading cause of death in the US.   As Michelle Dunaway shows you today in Healthy Living, a new device may help these patients
    24 million Americans suffer from some form of COPD.   It's now the third leading cause of death in the US.   As Michelle Dunaway shows you today in Healthy Living, a new device may help these patients
  • Healthy Living: Canine Caner

    Healthy Living: Canine Caner

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 5:53 PM EST2014-02-26 22:53:23 GMT
    One in four dogs will develop cancer this year.   But now, the key to a longer life could be held in an ancient Chinese mushroom known as PSP more than 2,000 years old.   And it may not be just for man's
    One in four dogs will develop cancer this year.   But now, the key to a longer life could be held in an ancient Chinese mushroom known as PSP more than 2,000 years old.   And it may not be just for man's
  • Healthy Living: Tracking Infections In Hospitals, Your Home

    Healthy Living: Tracking Infections In Hospitals, Your Home

    Monday, February 24 2014 5:53 PM EST2014-02-24 22:53:04 GMT
    48,000 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.   This is the first time a private
    48,000 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.   This is the first time a private
  • Healthy Living: Treating Emphysema

    Healthy Living: Treating Emphysema

    Friday, February 21 2014 5:55 PM EST2014-02-21 22:55:06 GMT
    Two-million people suffer with Emphysema in the United States. It's a debilitating disease that causes irreversible damage to the lungs, making it hard to breathe for patients and difficult to engage
    Two-million people suffer with Emphysema in the United States. It's a debilitating disease that causes irreversible damage to the lungs, making it hard to breathe for patients and difficult to engage
  • Healthy Living: Classifying Alzheimer's Disease

    Healthy Living: Classifying Alzheimer's Disease

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 6:06 PM EST2014-02-19 23:06:50 GMT
    We classify cancer into different stages, and now researchers are doing something similar with Alzheimer's disease. In today's Healthy Living, see how it could mean a much earlier diagnosis for many. About
    We classify cancer into different stages, and now researchers are doing something similar with Alzheimer's disease. In today's Healthy Living, see how it could mean a much earlier diagnosis for many. About
  • Healthy Living: Cost Cutting Laser

    Healthy Living: Cost Cutting Laser

    Monday, February 17 2014 5:54 PM EST2014-02-17 22:54:34 GMT
    For Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients, screening for cancer has meant repeated colonoscopies and tissue biopsies, as many as a dozen a year.   The annual cost for this in the US is over a billion dollars.
    For Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients, screening for cancer has meant repeated colonoscopies and tissue biopsies, as many as a dozen a year.   The annual cost for this in the US is over a billion dollars.
  • Healthy Living: Smartphones and Your Health

    Healthy Living: Smartphones and Your Health

    Friday, February 14 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-02-14 22:52:42 GMT
    Almost seven-billion of us use one. Tonight in Healthy Living, researchers say that the phone you talk, text, and tweet with could one day do much more for your health.   Researchers at UCLA created
    Almost seven-billion of us use one. Tonight in Healthy Living, researchers say that the phone you talk, text, and tweet with could one day do much more for your health.   Researchers at UCLA created
  • Healthy Living: Treatment Fights Obesity, Type Two Diabetes

    Healthy Living: Treatment Fights Obesity, Type Two Diabetes

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 5:53 PM EST2014-02-12 22:53:29 GMT
    More than one-third of adults in the US are obese. More than 23 million have type two diabetes.   Tonight in healthy living, Michelle Dunaway shows you a treatment that could fight both of these common
    More than one-third of adults in the US are obese. More than 23 million have type two diabetes.   Tonight in healthy living, Michelle Dunaway shows you a treatment that could fight both of these common
  • Healthy Living: New Treatment For Glaucoma

    Healthy Living: New Treatment For Glaucoma

    Monday, February 10 2014 6:01 PM EST2014-02-10 23:01:30 GMT
    More than 2 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half know it. Untreated, it can cause blindness.  In the past, glaucoma sufferers either had to undergo risky surgery or use daily eye drops to help
    More than 2 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half know it. Untreated, it can cause blindness.  In the past, glaucoma sufferers either had to undergo risky surgery or use daily eye drops to help
  • Healthy Living: Preventing Atrial Fibrillation

    Healthy Living: Preventing Atrial Fibrillation

    Friday, February 7 2014 6:06 PM EST2014-02-07 23:06:04 GMT
    This year, 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.   A new device is helping catch the clots before
    This year, 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.   A new device is helping catch the clots before
  • Healthy Living: Heart Patches

    Healthy Living: Heart Patches

    Monday, February 3 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-02-03 22:52:23 GMT
    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
    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
  • Healthy Living: 3D Printing For Medicine

    Healthy Living: 3D Printing For Medicine

    Friday, January 31 2014 5:53 PM EST2014-01-31 22:53:16 GMT
    When you think of 3D, you think movies and video games. But researchers are using 3D printing to customize medical implants and to grow body parts.   The team hopes in the next five to ten years the
    When you think of 3D, you think movies and video games. But researchers are using 3D printing to customize medical implants and to grow body parts.   The team hopes in the next five to ten years the
  • Healthy Living: Pinpointing Lung Cancer

    Healthy Living: Pinpointing Lung Cancer

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 5:45 PM EST2014-01-29 22:45:55 GMT
    More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.   In the next 12 months, more than 200,000 people will be told they have it.   Now, in a breakthrough procedure, doctors
    More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.   In the next 12 months, more than 200,000 people will be told they have it.   Now, in a breakthrough procedure, doctors
  • Healthy Living: Relief For Intense Pain

    Healthy Living: Relief For Intense Pain

    Monday, January 27 2014 6:08 PM EST2014-01-27 23:08:28 GMT
    Millions suffer from urological problems.   They try traditional treatments like Sacral Nerve Stimulation to treat their pelvic or urinary pain, fecal or urinary incontinence, still the problem persists.
    Millions suffer from urological problems.   They try traditional treatments like Sacral Nerve Stimulation to treat their pelvic or urinary pain, fecal or urinary incontinence, still the problem persists.
  • Healthy Living: Fast Track To FDA Approval

    Healthy Living: Fast Track To FDA Approval

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 5:54 PM EST2014-01-22 22:54:51 GMT
    In 1996, the Food and Drug Administration established the humanitarian device exemption, or HDE, for medical devices.   Companies could gain FDA approval through the exemption by simply showing their
    In 1996, the Food and Drug Administration established the humanitarian device exemption, or HDE, for medical devices.   Companies could gain FDA approval through the exemption by simply showing their
  • Healthy Living: Looking Inside The Brain For Autism Research

    Healthy Living: Looking Inside The Brain For Autism Research

    Monday, January 20 2014 5:53 PM EST2014-01-20 22:53:19 GMT
    More than 2 million Americans have autism and studies suggest prevalence rates increase 10% to 17% each year.   Researchers are getting closer to understanding this mysterious disorder.     Researchers
    More than 2 million Americans have autism and studies suggest prevalence rates increase 10% to 17% each year.   Researchers are getting closer to understanding this mysterious disorder.     Researchers
  • Healthy Living: Device To Relieve Sinusitis

    Healthy Living: Device To Relieve Sinusitis

    Friday, January 17 2014 6:19 PM EST2014-01-17 23:19:49 GMT
    31-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.   Half
    31-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.   Half
  • Healthy Living: Clinical Trial Drug For Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Healthy Living: Clinical Trial Drug For Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 5:30 PM EST2014-01-15 22:30:36 GMT
    Triple Negative Breast Cancer accounts for about 15% of all new breast cancer cases in the US, but it leads to 25% of all breast cancer deaths. It's an aggressive cancer that, until now, has only been
    Triple Negative Breast Cancer accounts for about 15% of all new breast cancer cases in the US, but it leads to 25% of all breast cancer deaths. It's an aggressive cancer that, until now, has only been
  • Healthy Living: Dissolving Blood Clots

    Healthy Living: Dissolving Blood Clots

    Monday, January 13 2014 6:07 PM EST2014-01-13 23:07:32 GMT
    Every year, 2 million people develop deep vein thrombosis, a large blood clot in the leg that can be deadly. In the past, blood thinners were the only option, but the medication doesn't help dissolve
    Every year, 2 million people develop deep vein thrombosis, a large blood clot in the leg that can be deadly. In the past, blood thinners were the only option, but the medication doesn't help dissolve
  • Healthy Living: Bionic Leg

    Healthy Living: Bionic Leg

    Friday, January 10 2014 6:12 PM EST2014-01-10 23:12:27 GMT
    There are two-million people with amputations in the US.   For many of these patients, prosthetic devices offer greater mobility.   Now, researchers are testing a new generation of prosthetics that are
    There are two-million people with amputations in the US.   For many of these patients, prosthetic devices offer greater mobility.   Now, researchers are testing a new generation of prosthetics that are
  • Healthy Living: Relieving Pain, Numbness & Tingling

    Healthy Living: Relieving Pain, Numbness & Tingling

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-01-08 22:52:36 GMT
    It's a condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the shoulder and arms.   We're talking about thoracic outlet syndrome, or TOS for short.   Relieving the pain might mean removing body parts. Doctor
    It's a condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the shoulder and arms.   We're talking about thoracic outlet syndrome, or TOS for short.   Relieving the pain might mean removing body parts. Doctor
  • Healthy Living: 3D Printing Changes Medicine

    Healthy Living: 3D Printing Changes Medicine

    Monday, January 6 2014 5:49 PM EST2014-01-06 22:49:59 GMT
    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 exo-skeleton
    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 exo-skeleton
  • Healthy Living: Researchers Looking To Cure Sickle Cell

    Healthy Living: Researchers Looking To Cure Sickle Cell

    Friday, January 3 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-01-03 22:52:38 GMT
    Sickle cell is a serious disease that causes pain, anemia, infection, organ damage, and even stroke.   It's the most common inherited blood disorder in the US.   The good news is bone marrow transplants
    Sickle cell is a serious disease that causes pain, anemia, infection, organ damage, and even stroke.   It's the most common inherited blood disorder in the US.   The good news is bone marrow transplants
  • Healthy Living: Surgeons Light Up Cancer

    Healthy Living: Surgeons Light Up Cancer

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-12-30 23:03:09 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.   In
    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.   In
  • Healthy Living: Drug Shortage Update

    Healthy Living: Drug Shortage Update

    Friday, December 27 2013 5:52 PM EST2013-12-27 22:52:21 GMT
    There has been increasingly frequent drug shortages in the US during the past decade, and the problem has hit almost every drug class.   In late October, the FDA announced a new proposal to try and head
    There has been increasingly frequent drug shortages in the US during the past decade, and the problem has hit almost every drug class.   In late October, the FDA announced a new proposal to try and head
  • Healthy Living: Pacemaker For Pain

    Healthy Living: Pacemaker For Pain

    Monday, December 23 2013 5:52 PM EST2013-12-23 22:52:09 GMT
    We are all familiar with pacemakers for the heart, but the devices are also used for a variety of health problems.   Pacemakers for pain have been around for decades with limited success, but some patients
    We are all familiar with pacemakers for the heart, but the devices are also used for a variety of health problems.   Pacemakers for pain have been around for decades with limited success, but some patients
  • Healthy Living: New Machine Helps Those With ALS Breathe Easier

    Healthy Living: New Machine Helps Those With ALS Breathe Easier

    Friday, December 20 2013 6:07 PM EST2013-12-20 23:07:28 GMT
    ALS-also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord in 30,000 Americans. Sooner or later, it will attack every muscle
    ALS-also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord in 30,000 Americans. Sooner or later, it will attack every muscle
  • Healthy Living: New Stroke Treatment

    Healthy Living: New Stroke Treatment

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 5:52 PM EST2013-12-18 22:52:27 GMT
    If you're having a stroke, it's crucial that you get medical help as quickly as possible.   The right treatment can mean the difference between life and death, and reduce future impairment.   In today's
    If you're having a stroke, it's crucial that you get medical help as quickly as possible.   The right treatment can mean the difference between life and death, and reduce future impairment.   In today's
  • Healthy Living: Lighting Up Cancer

    Healthy Living: Lighting Up Cancer

    Monday, December 16 2013 5:51 PM EST2013-12-16 22:51:49 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.   Today in Healthy Living -- we show
    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.   Today in Healthy Living -- we show
  • Healthy Living: Spotting Tumors Earlier

    Healthy Living: Spotting Tumors Earlier

    Friday, December 13 2013 5:53 PM EST2013-12-13 22:53:35 GMT
    Each year, 200,000 Americans are told they have lung cancer and 160,000 die.   The disease is often deadly because patients are diagnosed in the late stages when the cancer has spread.   Now - there's
    Each year, 200,000 Americans are told they have lung cancer and 160,000 die.   The disease is often deadly because patients are diagnosed in the late stages when the cancer has spread.   Now - there's
  • Healthy Living: New Islet Therapy For Those With Diabetes

    Healthy Living: New Islet Therapy For Those With Diabetes

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:18 PM EST2013-12-11 23:18:42 GMT
    Varying levels of insulin can lead to low blood sugar, a life threatening condition, and for some, their only alternative is a pancreas transplant.   Now, a new technique is giving these patients their
    Varying levels of insulin can lead to low blood sugar, a life threatening condition, and for some, their only alternative is a pancreas transplant.   Now, a new technique is giving these patients their
  • Healthy Living: New Diabetic Test That Could Save Your Health

    Healthy Living: New Diabetic Test That Could Save Your Health

    Monday, December 9 2013 5:53 PM EST2013-12-09 22:53:07 GMT
    Heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure are just some of the devastating complications of diabetes.   Nearly 26-million people have the disease in the US and three times that amount are pre-diabetic
    Heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure are just some of the devastating complications of diabetes.   Nearly 26-million people have the disease in the US and three times that amount are pre-diabetic
  • Healthy Living: Getting Lifesaving Organ Transplants

    Healthy Living: Getting Lifesaving Organ Transplants

    Friday, December 6 2013 5:46 PM EST2013-12-06 22:46:14 GMT
    Today, there are more 119,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the US.   Only a small fraction of them will get the organs they need.   We've discovered it's not just how sick you are, but where
    Today, there are more 119,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the US.   Only a small fraction of them will get the organs they need.   We've discovered it's not just how sick you are, but where
  • Healthy Living: Zapping Away Cancer

    Healthy Living: Zapping Away Cancer

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:08 PM EST2013-12-04 23:08:22 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 as tumors grow and press on nerves.   Now -there's a new way
    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
  • Healthy Living: Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

    Healthy Living: Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:49 AM EST2013-12-03 11:49:51 GMT
    1.4 million American's suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases. In today's Healthy Living, Michelle Dunaway shows us a new therapy for people who have tried everything, but still endure painful symptoms.
    1.4 million American's suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases. In today's Healthy Living, Michelle Dunaway shows us a new therapy for people who have tried everything, but still endure painful symptoms.
  • Healthy Living: Prosthetic Breakthroughs

    Healthy Living: Prosthetic Breakthroughs

    Monday, December 2 2013 6:06 PM EST2013-12-02 23:06:56 GMT
    1.7 million Americans are living without an arm or leg.   This year alone, 65,000 more will undergo an amputation.   Tonight in Healthy Living, Michelle Dunaway explains a medical breakthrough that could
    1.7 million Americans are living without an arm or leg.   This year alone, 65,000 more will undergo an amputation.   Tonight in Healthy Living, Michelle Dunaway explains a medical breakthrough that could
  • Healthy Living: Green Light For FDA Fast Track Drugs

    Healthy Living: Green Light For FDA Fast Track Drugs

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    In 1997, the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act directed the FDA to create a mechanism where important new drugs could get to patients more quickly. Under this act, drugs can be designated
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    Healthy Living: New Treatment For Strokes That's Saving Lives

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    Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the US.   A stroke caused by a brain hemorrhage is the most devastating.   In fact, 75% of patients with this type of stroke die.   As Michelle
  • Healthy Living: Decreasing You Baby's Chances Of Developing Type-One Diabetes

    Healthy Living: Decreasing You Baby's Chances Of Developing Type-One Diabetes

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    Once called juvenile diabetes, type-one diabetes is a serious illness requiring a lifetime of injections.   215,000 kids and adults are currently living with this type of diabetes.    New research reveals
  • Healthy Living: Extending The Life Of People With Cystic Fibrosis

    Healthy Living: Extending The Life Of People With Cystic Fibrosis

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    Cystic Fibrosis is a hereditary disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs.    Just decades ago, children born with CF would live only into their teens.   Today, the life expectancy
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    Healthy Living: Rebuilding Cartilage, Reducing Pain

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    No matter what your age, when cartilage begins to wear out around our knees or becomes damaged, it can limit our movement and cause serious pain. As we show you today in Healthy Living, a new technique
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    Healthy Living: Pinpointing Prostate Cancer

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    About 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the US.   One of the biggest challenges for doctors is correctly diagnosing this type of cancer.   Today in Healthy Living, there's a
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    Healthy Living: 3D Advances In The Operating Room

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    What do the new hit "Gravity," the block buster film "Avatar," and the latest version of "Alice In Wonderland" all have in common with the latest developments in the operating room?  As we show you today
  • Healthy Living: Children With Eye Injuries

    Healthy Living: Children With Eye Injuries

    Monday, November 11 2013 5:59 PM EST2013-11-11 22:59:54 GMT
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    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. In
  • Health Living: Identifying Rare Genetic Defects

    Health Living: Identifying Rare Genetic Defects

    Friday, November 8 2013 6:05 PM EST2013-11-08 23:05:12 GMT
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    A recent discovery identifies a rare genetic defect for the first time ever. Michelle Dunaway introduces you to Max, patient number one in today's Healthy Living.
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    Healthy Living: Live-Saving Fetal Surgery

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    In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a baby who would not have survived a traditional delivery receives life-saving fetal surgery. In today's Healthy Living, the story on this little one's amazing fight for
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    Healthy Living: Removing Dangerous Clots

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    About 1-in-500 Americans suffers from deep vein thrombosis, a condition where blood clots form in the veins of the leg.   Nearly 100,000 die each year when a clot breaks away and travels to the lungs
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    The most dangerous heart attack is known as a STEMI.   It's when the artery in the heart completely blocks blood flow.   Every minute counts when it comes to surviving a STEMI.    Now, a patient's own
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    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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