Posted 7:45 AM 5/23/2013 by Marissa Torres
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control says as many as one in five children, ages three to seventeen, experiences a mental health disorder in the U.S. each year. But often-- a correct diagnosis can be difficult to come by, especially when it comes to Autism.
"As a parent I was (More)
Posted 7:21 AM 5/22/2013 by Marissa Torres
Some doctors are pushing parents to get a life-saving test for children, as young as 10, that could prevent them from having a heart attack.
You wouldn't know it to watch her compete in cheerleading, but 13 year old Kennedy Jefferson could easily be on track for a heart attack in her 20's (More)
Posted 7:39 AM 5/21/2013 by Marissa Torres
Testicular cancer is the number one cancer of men 15 to 35. If caught early-- it's very curable.
"I didn't think that it was going to be cancer."
But it was: Testicular Cancer. Anthony Vasold, just 24 at the time, got the diagnosis almost three years ago. He's since gone through (More)
Posted 7:39 AM 5/20/2013 by Marissa Torres
It may not be too late to get in shape for the summer, a non-invasive method for toning up that tummy.
Yvonne is turning to Doctor Harold Lancer for help.
"In the body toning world non-invasive is usually a person who wants a very specific area toned and that's it. In these (More)
Posted 7:51 AM 5/17/2013 by Marissa Torres
At 2 years old, Makenzy Belcher has experienced more than many people will go through in a lifetime. Diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that affects just 500 people worldwide, it's been an uphill battle for the toddler and her parents.
Looking at the Pueblo toddler, you would never (More)
Posted 8:36 AM 5/16/2013 by Marissa Torres
How would you like to know whether you're having a boy or a girl early in your pregnancy? Now a new cutting edge test that can do that in a totally non-invasive way.
"so nervous, so excited. Yeah I think we're pretty anxious. I just like to prepare. I think there are different kinds of (More)
Posted 7:39 AM 5/15/2013 by Marissa Torres
About 9 million Americans are suffering from Osteoporosis. Living with the disease isn't just painful, it causes your bones to become more fragile and more likely to break. A quick screening tool to let you know if you're at risk.
A study by the National Osteoporosis Foundation recently (More)
Posted 7:42 AM 5/14/2013 by Marissa Torres
From walking to bending - grabbing and standing - we don't typically give much thought about our joint health until there's a problem. That problem is arthritis for millions of Americans, and is the leading cause of disability.
Seven months have passed since firefighter Danny Zimmerman (More)
Posted 7:55 AM 5/13/2013 by Marissa Torres
No one likes to be seen with bulging varicose veins, purple discolorations, or swelling in the legs. But appearance alone shouldn't be your main reason for getting treatment.
"People think that what we do is cosmetic, and it's far from it."
In fact, Dr. Gordon Gibbs with Rocky (More)
Posted 8:24 AM 5/10/2013 by Marissa Torres
As you gear up for your next hike or walk through the woods, you're going to want to be on the look out for ticks.
The tiny parasite, which averages around 2 centimeters in size, carries a host of diseases, including Lyme disease, and can make you extremely ill if bitten.
If you (More)
Posted 7:21 AM 5/9/2013 by Marissa Torres
It's often viewed as one of the first signs of summer, a backyard barbecue. But a little known grilling hazard has re-surfaced, and even sent a teenager to the hospital.
Tristin Beck had an unusual X ray, showing something so small, Tristin's family didn't kow what they were dealing with (More)
Posted 6:04 PM 5/8/2013 by Alyse Rzemek
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wrigley says it is taking a new caffeinated gum off the market temporarily as the Food and Drug Administration investigates the safety of added caffeine. The company said Wednesday that it has stopped new sales and marketing of Alert Energy Caffeine Gum "out of (More)
Posted 7:45 AM 5/7/2013 by Marissa Torres
Today you can buy milk, toilet paper, and see a nurse all at the same location. There is a growing trend in walk-up clinics across the country. Stores like CVS, Walgreens and Target are adding medical clinics inside their stores staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Posted 9:13 AM 5/6/2013 by Marissa Torres
Aging is no excuse to give up exercise. Senior health means staying active and it can only improve the way you feel.
Just take some pointers from the residents of Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs. They participate in activities like art class, to not only gives them a chance (More)
Posted 7:54 AM 5/3/2013 by Marissa Torres
Going to the dentist isn't just about getting your teeth cleaned. Dentists can often be the first ones to spot a cancerous growth inside the mouth, and possibly save your life.
"About 30% of Oral Cancers are on patients who typically might say I don't need that, because I don't drink and I (More)
Posted 7:47 AM 5/1/2013 by Marissa Torres
Spina Bifida is one of the most common birth defects in the United States, diagnosed in about 1500 babies every year. But thanks to research and support from the March of Dimes, doctors are now able to perform life-changing surgery on babies before they're even born.
Three week old (More)
Posted 7:49 AM 4/29/2013 by Marissa Torres
One type of plastic surgery has strong-armed its way into one of the fastest growing surgical enhancements in the past decade.
Credit may go to the first lady of fitness and the toned arms on celebrities like Jennifer Aniston; Madonna; and Beyonce, for an enormous jump in the number of (More)
Posted 9:54 AM 4/26/2013 by Marissa Torres
A cancer diagnosis is difficult enough. So when patients and their families are forced to deal with the financial burdens of medical treatment, it can be quite overwhelming.
"We were with our son at the beginning of his life, and we got to be with him at the end of his life. And i'm (More)
Posted 7:56 AM 4/25/2013 by Marissa Torres
A new pediatric facial procedure can help patients dealing with paralysis. It helped one teen who received a life-changing gift, the ability to smile.
"It's just nice to get my smile back" says 15 year old Natalie Wright.
Smiling didn't seem possible 11 years before, when at age of (More)