Sitka wins national $25,000 healthy community award

Sitka wins national $25,000 healthy community award

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of the country's largest charitable organizations focused on health, awarded Sitka with a national healthy community award.

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Millennials' declining health could sicken U.S. economy

Millennials' declining health could sicken U.S. economy

Millennials are in bad shape, and their poor physical and mental health carries serious adverse economic consequences, according to a new report. 

CBS News
Jet lag? Nah, Baylor's here to play ball

Jet lag? Nah, Baylor's here to play ball

Friday’s Armed Forces Classic represents an exciting experience — and challenge — for many of the Baylor University Bears men’s basketball team.

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Does jet lag impact a player's performance?

Does jet lag impact a player's performance?

Thursday, November 7th 2019, 4:47 PM AKST by Dave Goldman
Studies show home health care in US continues to grow in popularity and importance

Studies show home health care in US continues to grow in popularity and importance

Many people see home health care as way to stay in a more comfortable setting.

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Report: Alaska has second-highest rate of children without health insurance in US

Report: Alaska has second-highest rate of children without health insurance in US

Health care is an issue everywhere, not only in Alaska. But a new report underscores the serious concern, especially for the state's youngest residents.

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It's Halloween: Enjoy the sweet treats but not too many

It's Halloween: Enjoy the sweet treats but not too many

An Anchorage dentist says avoiding certain candies can help keep teeth healthier.

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Anchorage doctor says here comes the flu, so here comes your flu shot

Anchorage doctor says here comes the flu, so here comes your flu shot

Dr. Monique Child says flu shots or nasal mist may not be fun, but they are necessary.

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Anchorage pediatrician urges parents, children get flu shots

Anchorage pediatrician urges parents, children get flu shots

Tuesday, October 22nd 2019, 3:12 PM AKDT by Dave Goldman
Dog ownership: Good for the soul and the heart

Dog ownership: Good for the soul and the heart

Here's yet another reason you might find room in your home for a four-legged friend.

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Alaska ranks first in STD rates, CDC report says

Alaska ranks first in STD rates, CDC report says

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 9:12 PM AKDT by Dave Goldman
Ways to manage pain safely, with or without medication

Ways to manage pain safely, with or without medication

Regardless, a healthy dialogue with your doctor is important.

Dave Goldman
Having a dog may be key to longer life, new study suggests

Having a dog may be key to longer life, new study suggests

Man's best friend provides companionship and possibly gives their humans an added health benefit.

Researchers say food is medicine

Researchers say food is medicine

Researchers at Tufts University are proving that eating an apple a day really does keep the doctor away 

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Mindfulness-based curriculum: Is kindness a skill that can be taught?

Mindfulness-based curriculum: Is kindness a skill that can be taught?

Experts say the mindfulness-based kindness curriculum is something that can decrease the likelihood of bullying, substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

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3D printing helps surgeons with scoliosis operations

3D printing helps surgeons with scoliosis operations

What if your surgeon could practice your procedure before going into the operating room?

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Modern medicine: Electrical bandage zaps wounds

Modern medicine: Electrical bandage zaps wounds

Researchers have created a bandage-like device that can seal up wounds in a revolutionary way. This device could be the next big thing in modern medicine when it comes to healing acute and chronic wounds.

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Warning: The dangers of infant walkers

Warning: The dangers of infant walkers

September is National Baby Safety Awareness month. Now is a good time for parents to take stock of toys or products that might be unsafe, like infant walkers.

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How one man started running again after a joint replacement

How one man started running again after a joint replacement

There are over one million total hip and knee replacements done in the U.S. every year and that number is expected to rise to four million by 2030. Now one type of replacement surgery is getting patients recovering quicker.

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CBD cream: What you need to know before you try it

CBD cream: What you need to know before you try it

CBD claims to be a cure-all. But, here’s some valuable advice before you try it.

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Tips on caring for senior dogs as they age

Tips on caring for senior dogs as they age

Vision and hearing loss, lumps and bumps. We share many signs of aging with our pets. And when we have senior dogs, it is our job to care for them like they always cared for us.

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Alaska adding second insurer to individual insurance market

Alaska adding second insurer to individual insurance market

The state says a second company will offer health insurance plans on Alaska's individual marketplace next year.

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Robotic hernia surgery speeds up recovery

Robotic hernia surgery speeds up recovery

Doctors say not only is the robotic surgery more effective, there is minimal pain and less risk for taking opioids, which are very addictive. 

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5 myths about cavities

5 myths about cavities

More than 90% of adults in the U.S. have cavities in their mouths. A cavity happens when a tooth decays or breaks down. While cavities are extremely common, there are a lot of misconceptions about them.   

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The common misconceptions about cavities and tooth decay

The common misconceptions about cavities and tooth decay

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 3:24 PM AKDT
Utah dental program improves rehab success rate

Utah dental program improves rehab success rate

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A study found that 300 clients who got comprehensive dental care stayed in rehab longer.

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Early autism screening jump-starts treatment

Early autism screening jump-starts treatment

A new study from the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center may change the paradigm of diagnosis.

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Doctors find new ways to reduce unnecessary breast biopsies

Doctors find new ways to reduce unnecessary breast biopsies

One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime.

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One woman's story: Blood clots and birth control

One woman's story: Blood clots and birth control

When people get new prescriptions, they often don’t look at the list of side effects.

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Epilepsy treatments spark lasting friendship between two women

Epilepsy treatments spark lasting friendship between two women

It’s believed more than 50 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy. The brain disorder can cause hundreds of seizures a day – turning patients’ lives upside-down. Meet two young women who say this disease created a special friendship.

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How single moms can succeed in school

How single moms can succeed in school

Author Sara Sherman offers advice to single mothers on how to succeed in school.

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Beyond sunscreen: How to protect your skin

Beyond sunscreen: How to protect your skin

Doctors say to wear broad spectrum sunscreen every day and reapply every two hours when outdoors, but what else can you do to protect yourself?

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Parenting a child with emotional or behavioral problems

Parenting a child with emotional or behavioral problems

Nothing can be more challenging for a parent than dealing with a child with severe emotional or behavioral problems. One mom is opening up about her experience with her son in the hopes of helping others.

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Therapy dogs at the airport: Abbey and Donovan working hard in Miami

Therapy dogs at the airport: Abbey and Donovan working hard in Miami

See how one busy airport has joined a national trend helping dog-tired travelers feel better!

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When talking about toys, can there be too much of a good thing?

When talking about toys, can there be too much of a good thing?

Play is a critical part of a young child’s development. But a new study suggests when it comes to toys, think quality over quantity.

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Knee injuries: What you need to know

Knee injuries: What you need to know

What do you need to know about knee injuries?

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Want to quit your job? Here's how to do it wisely

Want to quit your job? Here's how to do it wisely

A CBS news poll found that more than half of Americans with full-time jobs daydream about leaving at least once in a while. But how you quit makes a huge difference.

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Dad’s exercise improves baby’s health

Dad’s exercise improves baby’s health

Researchers say there’s one simple thing you should do now that could improve your child’s health in the future. 

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Mental health treatments help college students reporting anxiety

Mental health treatments help college students reporting anxiety

More than six out of ten college students report having overwhelming anxiety.

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Preventing sports injuries in kids

Preventing sports injuries in kids

It’s not about winning, but how you played the game.

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Exercise helps the inside and outside

Exercise helps the inside and outside

According to Harvard Health, the five best exercises are swimming, strength training, tai chi, Kegel exercises, and walking.

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Youth take on Celiac disease through peer-to-peer support network

Youth take on Celiac disease through peer-to-peer support network

Celiac is among the most common autoimmune disorders, and still, Seattle Children’s Hospital estimates that for every diagnosis, eight cases aren’t noticed.

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How to reduce your risk of falling

How to reduce your risk of falling

The World Health Organization says 30% of adults 65 and older suffer moderate/severe injuries when they fall. The CDC reports that falls cause more 2.8 million injuries per year.

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Advice for first-generation college students

Advice for first-generation college students

Between applications and financial paperwork, getting any young adult to college is a challenge. Keeping them there can be quite another. Students who are the first in their family to attend college may face additional roadblocks they did not anticipate.

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'Bravery is learned': Author hopes her books give girls confidence

'Bravery is learned': Author hopes her books give girls confidence

Self-doubt can affect girls' decisions concerning school, career, and salary — but one author wants to put an end to the coddling, and spark a new generation of gutsy girls.

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Girl, 7, shares the value of upcycling

Girl, 7, shares the value of upcycling

Did you know it takes 500 years for an average-sized plastic water bottle to fully decompose? One young girl who loves to fish is making it her mission to help save the planet sharing her recycling tips with other kids.

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Bully in the family: A look at sibling jealousy, competition and rivalry

Bully in the family: A look at sibling jealousy, competition and rivalry

Jealousy, competition, and fighting are a part of growing up with brothers and sisters.  But in some cases, conflict between siblings is aggressive and can be harmful.

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Infections might increase mental illness in kids

Infections might increase mental illness in kids

A new study shows mental health disorders, which have affected more than 17 million U.S. children, could be due in part to an unlikely source: infections.

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Men with breast cancer face less support

Men with breast cancer face less support

Because it’s so rare in men, when breast cancer does hit a man, he often finds himself all alone – isolated with the stigma of having a "woman’s disease." Here is the story of one man who wants to change that.  

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Florida university team creates bionic arms for kids

Florida university team creates bionic arms for kids

Most bionic prosthetics for amputees cost at least $10,000. Pair that with a constantly growing child and most parents can’t even consider a robotic arm. But a team at the University of Central Florida is working to change that.

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Meditation: An opioid alternative

Meditation: An opioid alternative

In light of the opioid crisis, doctors are searching for alternatives to help patients in chronic pain. Physical therapy, numbing creams, different drugs are all common alternatives. But here’s a new one: meditation.

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Physicians offer tips for easing the transition of menopause

Physicians offer tips for easing the transition of menopause

There is no way to prevent menopause, but researchers suggest there are ways to ease anxiety related to one of life's biggest changes.

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Defibrillators decreasing cardiac arrests' death toll

Defibrillators decreasing cardiac arrests' death toll

Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, are now required at schools and athletic events in 14 states.

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Acromegaly: A growing problem

Acromegaly: A growing problem

When one man’s ring size went from a 10 to a 16, he didn’t know what to think. Turns out he suffers from the same condition that afflicted the famous wrestler, Andre the Giant. Find out what causes Acromegaly and what doctors are doing to treat it.

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Why colonoscopies don't have to be scary

Why colonoscopies don't have to be scary

It's never too early to get a colonoscopy! As colorectal cancer awareness month continues, doctors dispel common misconceptions about the colonoscopies.

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Three Last Wishes program improves terminal care

Three Last Wishes program improves terminal care

UCLA’s Westwood ICU is the first in the United States to initiate a pilot research program to make the dying process more personal and dignified for patients and families.

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Cooling cap helps more cancer patients save their hair

Cooling cap helps more cancer patients save their hair

Scalp cooling treatment help chemo patients retain hair while battling a wide variety of cancers.

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New experimental drug aims to calm agitation in Alzheimer’s patients

New experimental drug aims to calm agitation in Alzheimer’s patients

Alzheimer’s causes inflammation in the brain and can also lead to behavioral changes.

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How a Muppet named Julia is raising autism awareness

How a Muppet named Julia is raising autism awareness

One in 59 American children will be diagnosed with autism by age 8. New tools are helping parents of all kids to better understand autism.

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Spatial sequencing: Tap a tablet

Spatial sequencing: Tap a tablet

Remembering items in order is something adults do all day long. However, for young kids it’s a skill that doesn’t always come naturally. See how you can help your child acquire this skillset.

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Smart clothing could prevent back pain

Smart clothing could prevent back pain

Smart clothing is being developed and tested that could prevent back pain, an issue faced by roughly 80 percent of American adults.

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Boot camp gives patients basics of joint repair

Boot camp gives patients basics of joint repair

Boot camp is a two-hour training program that teaches patients what to expect before, during, and after a knee or hip surgery.

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California doctors prescribing healthy food as medicine

California doctors prescribing healthy food as medicine

Doctors say healthy eating and consumption of fresh foods lead to healthier children, while reducing chronic diseases in parents. One hospital is working to ensure all families have access to healthy foods.

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Doctors say some children's asthma may actually be acid reflux

Doctors say some children's asthma may actually be acid reflux

Asthma or acid reflux? Doctors are realizing asthma symptoms may be something else entirely.

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Protecting Your Voice May Start With Your Stomach

Protecting Your Voice May Start With Your Stomach

Hoarseness can cause pitch and volume changes in your voice. Prolonged hoarseness can be indicative of more serious issues. Doctors say to see a nose, ear, or eye doctor to find out the root of the issue, and seek advice for protecting your vocal chords.

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Need a knee replacement? Doctors suggest weighing other options first.

Need a knee replacement? Doctors suggest weighing other options first.

Experts say that knee surgery may be avoidable as more options become available.

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TaTME For colorectal cancer

TaTME For colorectal cancer

New treatment for colorectal cancer allows patients a quicker recovery with fewer medications, while helping avoid a permanent lifestyle change.

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Sesame oil makes splash in clinical trials

Sesame oil makes splash in clinical trials

New research suggests that sesame oil can have health benefits that include acting as an anti-inflammatory for the heart, which could save people money on medication.

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Avoid chemo during breast cancer treatment

Avoid chemo during breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. A new study indicates that hormone therapy can be just as effective as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or targeted cell therapy, without the debilitating side effects.

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Controversy grows over teens 'juuling' at school

Controversy grows over teens 'juuling' at school

The Surgeon General calls teen vaping an epidemic, warning they don't understand the serious health risks of nicotine.

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Spreading the 'Wonder' message: Choose Kind

Spreading the 'Wonder' message: Choose Kind

Children with facial deformities are making new friends and educating others through an outreach program teaching children to "be kind."

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Skyrocketing prices leading to insulin crisis

Skyrocketing prices leading to insulin crisis

More Americans are crossing the border to Canada in search of insulin that's easier to access and is less expensive.

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Japanese treatment for colon polyps catching on here?

Japanese treatment for colon polyps catching on here?

A Japanese treatment that quickly and effectively removes colon polyps is becoming popular in the United States.

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Miloop removes cataracts in a flash

Miloop removes cataracts in a flash

A new portable device is removing cataracts and speeding up recovery time, helping patients in countries where there are few treatment options.

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Operation without opioids: No pain, no pills

Operation without opioids: No pain, no pills

In the midst of an opioid crisis, American doctors look to a new pain management approach.

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Pregnancy with lupus can be safe, just ask Finley

Pregnancy with lupus can be safe, just ask Finley

While lupus does not reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant, all lupus pregnancies are considered "high-risk". A new medication may be the key to lowering the risk of getting pregnant with Lupus.

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Once a month migraine treatment

Once a month migraine treatment

A new drug is helping migraine patients enhance their quality of life by cutting back on the amount of medication needed.

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Mammogram: Putting the control in women’s hands

Mammogram: Putting the control in women’s hands

A new tool supplies patients with more control and comfort when receiving a mammogram.

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Battling brain tumors with Optune

Battling brain tumors with Optune

A new wearable device is extending the life of cancer patients fighting brain tumors.

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Opioid risk predictor

Opioid risk predictor

Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. A new study is helping doctors determine the risk factor for patients becoming addicted to opioids before they are prescribed.

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Seniors and smartphones: Predicting memory loss and more

Seniors and smartphones: Predicting memory loss and more

Doctors are learning more about memory loss and cognitive decline through smartphone research.

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Foods to smile about!

Foods to smile about!

Fighting cavities and bad breath, find out the everyday foods you eat that help keep the wrong bacteria out of your mouth.

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Tips to make vitamins work better

Tips to make vitamins work better

Taking vitamins is a good thing, but are you maximizing the effects of the supplements you take? Here's how to make vitamins work better for you.

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Fighting ovarian cancer: HIPEC procedure improves late-stage survival

Fighting ovarian cancer: HIPEC procedure improves late-stage survival

Researchers at the University of Virginia have developed a type of antibody approach that can effectively destroy ovarian cancer and possibly breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other solid tumors.

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Hi-tech play helps hospital kids heal

Hi-tech play helps hospital kids heal

A leading children’s hospital in California is using a hi-tech, interactive space that's helping kids heal while having fun in the process.

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New lungs for Jenna: Better connecting the transplant list to donors

New lungs for Jenna: Better connecting the transplant list to donors

A life or death decision facing a young woman and her family: continue living with her diseased lungs or get listed for an organ transplant. A change in the way organs are allocated may have saved her life.

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'Smart parts' for amputees and others: Medicine’s next big thing?

'Smart parts' for amputees and others: Medicine’s next big thing?

Infection is a growing problem for patients living with prosthetics and implants. But now, some scientists are researching and designing “smart parts”, resistant to dangerous bacteria.

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Halting life-threatening allergies

Halting life-threatening allergies

Researchers have a target for developing treatments and better diagnose those who suffer from life-threatening allergies.

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Glasses for excessive eye growth

Glasses for excessive eye growth

A researcher at the University of Washington has developed glasses to counteract excessive eye growth, which leads to myopia.

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Keeping the beat with a-fib

Keeping the beat with a-fib

It’s a condition that can make your heart race and put you at risk for stroke. But for some patients, medication can’t control atrial fibrillation.

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Zapping kidney stones in kids

Zapping kidney stones in kids

Doctors are seeing an increase in kidney stones in teenagers that has doubled over the past 20 years.  It’s a painful condition that recurs in many patients and can become a lifelong disease for some.

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Beat heart failure with Barostim

Beat heart failure with Barostim

The number of Americans living with congestive heart failure is on the rise, but now a little device may hold the key to a more active and happier life.

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Robotic hands that can feel!

Robotic hands that can feel!

The department of defense is investing millions of dollars to design and build better prosthetics, with the goal of improving the lives of wounded warriors coming home from battle.

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blind, fat fish yields diabetes clues: medicine’s next big thing?

blind, fat fish yields diabetes clues: medicine’s next big thing?

Researchers at Harvard Medical School are looking in a very unlikely place to improve human health. 

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World's tiniest pacemaker

World's tiniest pacemaker

Cardiologists at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York are using a recently approved tiny wireless device in kids, so they don’t miss a beat.

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Radiating the heart saves Patty Sweeney

Radiating the heart saves Patty Sweeney

An out-of-the-box treatment is offering new hope to patients with ventricular tachycardia.

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Life-saving liver cancer screening for hep C patients

Life-saving liver cancer screening for hep C patients

More than three million people in the United States are living with chronic hepatitis C, and most don’t even feel sick. But hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

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Pancreatic cancer from mouse to man: Medicine’s next big thing?

Pancreatic cancer from mouse to man: Medicine’s next big thing?

Pancreatic cancer causes the deaths of 95 percent of the people diagnosed with it. Now, researchers have a new tool allowing them to much more accurately study how the cancer develops.

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HF 10 stimulator stops pain!

HF 10 stimulator stops pain!

Chronic pain affects thirty percent of people in America, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. That’s one reason for the explosion in opioid abuse and addiction.

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NeuroStar treats major depression

NeuroStar treats major depression

Thirty percent of adults with major depression don’t respond to treatment. Those people have an alternative that doesn’t involve medication and is non-invasive.

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