April 21, 2010 11:44 AM
A new study finds women who gain weight throughout their adult life increase the chance they'll develop breast cancer after menopause.
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that when a five foot four woman gained 30 pounds between her 20s and 50s, her risk for breast cancer went... more »
January 27, 2010 2:11 PM
News reports of the devastation in Haiti and the suffering of the people inspired a group of Colorado Springs doctors to drop everything and fly to Haiti to help. The doctors from Memorial Hospital are on the ground in the Caribbean Island-nation. Some got there at their own expense; others... more »
January 8, 2010 3:44 PM
Guidelines issued in November by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force which recommend against women in their 40s having routine mammograms have caused a lot of anguish for American women as they worry about the best way to protect their health.
Two respected groups came out this week with... more »
December 30, 2009 9:02 AM
Two new studies find shortfalls in the Food and Drug Administration's approval process for heart devices such as pacemakers and stents. Researchers from the FDA and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said studies submitted by device makers didn't clearly spell out safety targets. They add that submissions were missing... more »
December 18, 2009 2:34 PM
Surging obesity rates could end the progress made in the past few decades against heart disease, researchers say.
A study presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting this year found that adults' blood pressure and blood sugar levels are continuing to rise, fueled in large part by expanding... more »
December 14, 2009 2:21 PM
Study after study confirms bad allergies severely affect people's quality of life.
Most people deal with allergies just a few times a year.
But there was nothing seasonal about David Fisher's allergy symptoms.
"It used to keep me from sleeping, it would keep me from breathing," Fisher... more »
November 30, 2009 12:39 PM
Eating high amounts of salt is linked to a much greater risk of strokes and cardiovascular disease, according to a new review of research.
In a study led by researchers at the University of Warwick and University Hospital in the UK and published in the British Medical Journal, researchers... more »
November 30, 2009 12:10 PM
The number of diabetes cases in this country is expected to nearly double in the next 25 years -- from 23-million to 44-million in the year 2034, according to researchers at the University of Chicago.
A surge in obesity in this country has prompted doctors to test more people... more »
November 16, 2009 12:24 PM
It was a long and painful road for Dominique Debroux before her daughter, Gaya, came into this world.
She tried for years to become pregnant and turned to In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
"I got pregnant four times and I miscarried each one of those times. So, three failed IVF's..."... more »
November 12, 2009 1:59 PM
Have you ever noticed that MRIs are the go-to test for multi-million dollar per-year sports stars?
Just this week, The San Antonio Spurs used an MRI to confirm that Tim Duncan's swollen left ankle had no structural damage. In fact, stadiums and arenas have MRI machines right in the... more »
November 6, 2009 12:31 PM
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
MR imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. The images can... more »
November 6, 2009 12:19 PM
Over 100,000 cancer deaths are directly linked to being overweight or obese, according to researchers at the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Experts there found over 30,000 breast cancers, and nearly half of endometrial cancers are caused by excess fat .
Cases of kidney, pancreas and colon cancer... more »
October 29, 2009 1:35 PM
Surfing the internet could provide the brain boost elderly adults are seeking.
Researchers at UCLA studied 24 older adults who didn't have dementia. Half regularly used the internet, the other half had very little experience. All the participants performed internet searches for an hour each day, for seven days.... more »
October 29, 2009 11:02 AM
While obesity can increase the risk for blood clots , the location of the fat may be particularly important.
Researchers in Denmark did a 10-year study of nearly 60,000 men and women -- and confirmed obesity is associated with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms .
But where... more »
October 27, 2009 7:02 PM
Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection ice cream has been voluntarily recalled because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction , the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment warned Tuesday. No related illnesses have been... more »
October 26, 2009 6:53 PM
We dance to it, relax to it and sing to it. But music -- as it turns out -- can also be used to help rehabilitate those with brain injuries and illnesses.
Stroke victim Sally Withers has had one wish for nine years -- more movement. She took that... more »
October 23, 2009 12:22 PM
What is stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, causing blood to spill into spaces surrounding brain cells. Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood... more »
October 23, 2009 12:08 PM
When Kathy Perusse had weight-loss surgery and shed 120 pounds, she may have done more than make her own life easier.
She went on to have two daughters, and she may have boosted their chances of avoiding becoming obese, like her two older children are.
That's the implication... more »
October 15, 2009 11:57 AM
You've heard that being overweight puts you at risk for all kinds of health problems. But a recent study links obesity with memory loss!
Researchers at UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh say, as a result, being obese or even overweight puts you at much higher risk for Alzheimer's.... more »
October 14, 2009 10:30 AM
The suspense is almost too much for 5-year-old Ethan Rines.
"I can't wait!" he said.
Ethan and his mom, Jessie, traveled all the way from Maine to Colorado Springs to meet their new dog. They've waited for this moment for months.
"He's going to go everywhere with... more »
October 9, 2009 3:30 PM
Osteopenia is a silent disease until you develop a fracture. It's the precursor to osteoporosis but it can be prevented with healthy habits.
A Louisiana woman, Mari Wilson, was recently diagnosed with the condition. She's an active, 40ish woman, "I thought at my age that I wouldn't really have... more »
October 7, 2009 11:53 AM
Alejandra Ramos has lost her appetite for the occasional carnitas burrito from Chipotle, the frozen frappucino from Starbucks and the blueberry muffin from Dunkin' Donuts.
And she's not happy about it.
"Once they put up the calorie counts, then suddenly I was like, 'I can't eat this, this... more »
October 6, 2009 12:13 PM
A common asthma drug used in inhalers may actually worsen the health of some patients, while showing limited beneficial effects for children. A study performed in Great Britain found that salbutamol (called albuterol in the United States)and salmeterol may worsen the health of patients with a specific gene variant.
... more »
September 22, 2009 12:53 PM
Obesity , drinking alcohol and smoking can all increase a breast cancer survivor's risk for developing a second breast cancer.
A study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle finds obesity increases the risk for a second cancer by 50-percent.
Having at least one alcoholic drink... more »