Posted 8:14 AM 12/21/2012 by Marissa Torres
Asthma affects millions all over the world, but a new development may give them a chance to breathe easier.
Nora Gordils battled severe asthma for decades until her doctor suggested a new treatment.
"I feel much better, I really feel much better. I can do more activities, I can (More)
Posted 8:39 AM 12/20/2012 by Marissa Torres
New numbers show Colorado is experiencing its worst Whooping Cough outbreak in at least 6 decades.
That's prompting health officials to urge families to take the necessary precautions to protect their children, and one of the best defenses is a method called Cocooning. It simply means vaccinating all of the adolescents and adults who are consistently around the baby and could likely pass on Whooping Cough to the infant.
Posted 9:19 AM 12/19/2012 by Marissa Torres
Severe tremors can be debilitating, but now scientists in Canada have pioneered a new way to help patients who can barely hold a glass.
Taking a drink of water is an act of torture for Tony Lightfoot. He suffers from essential tremors, so severe he can barely button his shirt.
Posted 8:27 AM 12/18/2012 by Marissa Torres
In these tough economic times, emergency rooms across Colorado are filling up with patients who put off taking care of their teeth until they're in serious pain.
A new report by our news partners, Colorado Public News, shows these ER visits aren't only preventable, but they're costing Coloradans millions of dollars every year.
Posted 8:14 AM 12/17/2012 by Marissa Torres
A major advancement in Prostate Cancer Research could help early detection. There aren't tests for Prostate Cancer that are as good as mammograms for Breast Cancer, but a new target biopsy is a major step forward.
As if one prostate needle biopsy is unpleasant enough, Don Buck had two of (More)
Posted 7:37 AM 12/14/2012 by Marissa Torres
A therapy that has seen success with PTSD patients is now giving some cardiac patients similar results.
Social worker Mary Sise is also trained in Emotional Freedom Therapy, EFT, also referred to as tapping therapy.
As Sise explains, the brain processes trauma differently than other (More)
Posted 9:10 AM 12/13/2012 by Marissa Torres
The holidays are meant to be a time full of joy and celebration, but for some it's instead, a time of sadness. Commonly dubbed, the "Holiday Blues," experts say you need to know the warning signs.
"The holidays magnify a sense of loss or something that's missing," says Dr. Richard (More)
Posted 9:05 AM 12/12/2012 by Marissa Torres
Getting through the holidays stress free isn't as hard as it seems. Following some simple tips can keep you calm and collected.
Therapist Marshea Freant-Vitt with Peak View Behavioral Health says people need to remember they're in the driver's seat.
Make sure you don't get (More)
Posted 9:01 AM 12/7/2012 by Marissa Torres
Genetic testing is helping many women. Knowing whether you're predisposed to a certain type of cancer gives patients an opportunity to plan ahead.
Mary Holms' sister, Debbie, lost her battle with Breast Cancer at the age of 30; she was diagnosed at 28.
"She was was five months (More)
Posted 1:25 PM 12/6/2012 by Marissa Torres
How about showing a little love to your lower legs.
Compression socks are now taking over, From the world of professional sports, to everyday walkers, even helping cure vein disease.
We paid a visit to Rocky Mountain Vein Institute in Pueblo to learn more about the wonder garments that are selling off the shelves.
Posted 8:25 AM 12/5/2012 by Marissa Torres
The Center for Disease Control has an important health warning about this year's flu season. It's off to an early start, and doctors are concerned.
Already, suspected flu cases have jumped in five southern states: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. That's one of the (More)
Posted 10:29 AM 12/4/2012 by Marissa Torres
If you spend a lot of time typing on the computer, then you could be suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The debilitating hand condition is uncomfortable, painful and can force you out of your daily routine.
Now a new procedure, called the Manos System, is promising faster recovery time (More)
Posted 8:20 AM 12/3/2012 by Marissa Torres
Do you know who is caring for your elderly loved one? A new study found that 92% of nursing homes have at least one employee with a criminal conviction.
Lisette Rivera feared for her mother in a nursing home and then wanted to make sure consumers and healthcare facilities had another way (More)
Posted 8:38 AM 11/30/2012 by Marissa Torres
A dog may be man's best friend, but for some diabetes patients, their dog is also their life saver.
High school sophomore, Luke Van Ginkel is the kicker for his top-ranked football team. On the sidelines, watching his every move, is his life saver, Astro.
Astro is a service dog. His (More)
Posted 8:09 AM 11/29/2012 by Marissa Torres
Researchers may have found a clue into what causes Autism in children. A recent study found the risk factors can go up when babies are exposed to air pollution from cars.
The new study shows that babies who are exposed to pollution in the womb and during their first year of life are more (More)
Posted 10:41 AM 11/28/2012 by Marissa Torres
It's a cancer we don't hear too much about. But despite a lack in awareness, Pancreatic Cancer is the deadliest cancer with a survival rate of just 6%. The scary part is, you usually don't know you're sick until it's too late.
For 5 long months, Brianne Stewart and Becky Cox watched as (More)
Posted 9:06 AM 11/26/2012 by Marissa Torres
We all do it, give excuses for not exercising. Either we're too tired, don't have enough time, or we're stuck at work. But what if you could go to work and work-out at the same time?
When you think of the office, you generally think of a simple desk and chair. But what if you could (More)
Posted 9:30 AM 11/22/2012 by Marissa Torres
More than 46 million turkeys will be eaten this Thanksgiving. Most will be delicious, but some are going to be undercooked.
KOAA News 5 wants to make sure you don't end up spending your Thanksgiving in the Hospital with foodborne illness, so we sat down with the Dr. Elisabeth Hagan with (More)