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1 year 2 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Healthier Teens

In Your Healthy Family, there's good news regarding teenagers. They're exercising more, eating better, and there's evidence those healthier choices are paying off. All this time spent on the playing field or playground and away from the television looks like it's beginning to make a real difference in...

1 year 3 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Pet Physical Therapy

Tools like treadmills and techniques like underwater exercise have been staples of physical therapy for humans for some time. In today's Your Healthy Family, pets are now reaping the benefits as well. There's a specialized water treadmill being used by veterinarians to help rehabilitate dogs and, believe it...

1 year 3 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Probiotic Truths

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can help boost the "good" bacteria in your gut. In today's Your Healthy Family we're asking: Are these products delivering on their promises of health benefits? It seems everywhere you turn there are products on store shelves claiming to contain probiotics, like yogurt,...

1 year 3 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Dyslexia Glasses

Imagine trying to read and the words appear to be moving, even floating off the page. That's what reading is like for those who suffer from certain forms of dyslexia. In today's Your Healthy Family, a solution could be as simple as seeing the world through tinted glasses. ...

1 year 3 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Energy Drink Battle

In today's Your Healthy Family, the debate over energy drink safety is heard on Capitol Hill. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing yesterday that examined the concerns about energy drink's marketing practices, specifically to teens and children. The American Medical Association voted last month...

1 year 10 months ago

Energy drinks creating an emergency

The number of emergency visits to hospitals because of energy drinks is climbing fast; doubling over five years to more than 20,783 visits in 2011. That's according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These days there's no shortage of options...

1 year 10 months ago

Energy drinks creating an emergency

In 2011 there were 20,783 emergency hospital visits related to energy drinks across the country. That number has doubled from 2007's amount of 10,068 when they first started tracking the numbers, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Friday night in News...

2 years 2 months ago

Brain stimulation may help with chronic pain

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Now some doctors are trying brain stimulation to help. Some suffer from a nerve condition called Anesthesia Dolorosa, which basically feels like the constant stinging of bees. Some surgeons are now placing stimulation devices into patients' brains, kind of like those used...

2 years 3 months ago

Your Healthy Family: A Cure for Blindness?

Researchers are closer to finding a way to restore sight for patients blinded by certain types of macular degeneration. Here's more in today's Your Healthy Family. Research shows injection therapy may hold more promise than previously thought. In a typical eye exam doctors look for changes in the eyes,...

2 years 3 months ago

Your Healthy Family: West Nile Virus

Last week, an elderly woman became California's first casualty of the West Nile virus, and several others have died in states like Texas and Arizona. Here's more in today's Your Healthy Family. It's those pesky mosquitoes that carry West Nile, so how can you protect yourself and your family?...

2 years 3 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Breast Milk Benefits

It's World Breastfeeding Month Celebration, so health professionals are pushing the benefits of breast milk for your baby. Here's more in today's Your Healthy Family. Colorado has been ranked number one for breastfeeding babies during their first six months. "The longer you breastfeed, the longer those benefits are going to...

2 years 3 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Evolastin

Anti-aging technology constantly develops. Here's more on a new technique in today's Your Healthy Family. Among the newest technology is a procedure to make patients look about ten years younger without surgery. Joy Macaluso, 56, has always taken good care of her skin. She stays out of the sun...

2 years 3 months ago

Your Healthy Family: Lynch Syndrome

For many people, their future health is literally written in their genes. Here's more on important testing in Your Healthy Family. Genetic testing helps unravel a family mystery for one woman, and it may even save the lives of her children. Jill Chang always knew cancer might be...

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