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  • Healthwatch - 04/24/03

    Glaucoma Treatment

    Glaucoma Treatment

    Five to ten million Americans could go blind someday soon, and they don't have a clue that it's happening.More >>
    Five to ten million Americans could go blind someday soon, and they don't have a clue that it's happening.  Finding out about glaucoma early is more important now than ever, because there's a new five-minute laser procedure that can help you keep your sight. More >>
  • Healthwatch - 04/28/03

    Kids & Eyesight

    Kids & Eyesight

    Only 14% of children under the age of six have had a comprehensive eye exam.  And that could be a big problem, because during these crucial years, doctors can detect eye problems that could otherwise lead to blindness. More >>
  • Healthwatch - 04/21/03

    Snoring Dangers

    Snoring Dangers

    Snoring could be doing more than just disturbing your partner.  It could be making you sick.  A new study shows that snoring could be linked to daily headaches and even more serious problems, like high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. More >>
  • 04/17/03 - Healthwatch

    Hearing Loss

    Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health problem in older americans, after high blood pressure and arthritis. But many older people don't even know they have hearing loss. The good news is,  the screening for hearing is simple and can be very effective. More >>
  • 04/15/03 - Healthwatch

    Next Generation Lasik

    Next Generation Lasik

    A new technology is dramatically improving laser vision correction known as lasik.  In fact, a majority of patients in one study say they're seeing at least 20/20.. and many are seeing even better than that.  More >>
  • 04/02/03 - Healthwatch

    Women and Exercise

    Women and Exercise

    We all know that exercise can help up feel young and stay healthy.  But a new study suggests it may help us mentally as well.  And it may be more beneficial to women than men. More >>
  • 03/31/03 - Healthwatch

    Computer Strain

    Computer Strain

    Sitting at a computer all day can cause all kinds of strain on your neck, your back and your eyes.  And, it can make you tired and lose interest in your work.  But many of us are stuck at our computers for hours on end.  And researchers say there are some things you can do to reduce computer strain. More >>
  • 03/27/03 - Healthwatch

    Trauma Centers

    Trauma Centers

    Trauma centers are different from hospitals in that they specialize in round-the-clock care for the most seriously injured patients.  A new study looks at how many trauma centers Americans have access to, and concludes that the threat of terrorism on American soil means we need to improve access to trauma centers. More >>
  • 03/26/03 - Healthwatch

    Gulf War Gene

    Gulf War Gene

    As soldiers in Iraq face the constant danger of chemical and biological weapons, scientists are still trying to figure out why some veterans of the last Gulf War returned home with mysterious symptoms and brain damage. Now, neuroscientists are studying a gene that could provide some answers to the mystery of Gulf War Syndrome. More >>
  • 03/20/03 - Healthwatch

    Prostate vs. Colorectal Screening

    Prostate vs. Colorectal Screening

    In an effort to improve quality in health care, the medical community is now focusing on evidence-based practices. In other words, what has been proven to work? For example, screening for colorectal cancer has been proven to work, and to save lives.  But more men are choosing the unproven psa screening for prosate cancer instead.

     
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  • 03/19/03 - Healthwatch

    Brain Pills

    03/19/03 - Healthwatch

    You may have used over-the-counter pills like ibuprofen for pain in the past.  But these common painkillers may be more useful than you think. Some researchers now believe they could also protect you against alzheimer's disease. More >>
  • 03/13/03 - Healthwatch

    Return of West Nile

    Return of West Nile

    Last year, the West Nile Virus swept through our nation, killing hundreds of people and making thousands more ill. This year, health officials expect those numbers to go up, and they say we could start seeing the disease as early as May. More >>
  • 03/12/03 - Healthwatch

    Smoke & Child Cavities

    Smoke & Child Cavities

    A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says children who are exposed to cigarette smoke are almost twice as likely as other children to get cavities... even if they've never smoked a cigarette.  More >>
  • 03/10/03 - Healthwatch

    New Insights to Genital Herpes

    New Insights to Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes is a disease no one wants to talk about.  But a new study shows that Americans want and need more information about this disease, whether they have it or not. More >>
  • 02/11/03 - Healthwatch

    Premature Babies

    Premature Babies

    Modern medicine means that many more babies who are born very early and very small can now survive. More >>
  • 01/23/03 - Healthwatch

    Pituitary Tumors

    Healthwatch

    Pituitary tumors are one of the most common forms of brain tumors, yet they often go undiagnosed. Learn more about pituitary tumors and how to recognize their symptoms.More >>
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  • FDA to propose e-cigarette regulations

    FDA to propose e-cigarette regulations

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.More >>
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.More >>
  • People seek out health info when famous person dies

    People seek out health info when famous person dies

    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...More >>
    WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 1,400 American men and women after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 and learned that more than one-third of them sought information about his cause of death or information about cancer in general soon after his death was reported. About 7 percent of th...More >>
  • 1 in 13 U.S. schoolkids takes psych meds

    1 in 13 U.S. schoolkids takes psych meds

    More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.More >>
    More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.More >>
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