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New Research for Fighting Infection

Updated: 11/30/2006 - One of the biggest problems doctors face when dealing with infection, is knowing what it is and what will work to treat it.

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Survey Finds Many Incorrectly Follow Medicine Labels

Posted: 11/30/2006 - But a new survey finds many people are not taking their medicine correctly. Researchers found that could be because many people have trouble following the directions on the labels.

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New Medical Procedure Helps Diagnose Heart Attacks

Updated: 11/30/2006 - Right now, doctors have two common ways to tell you if you have had a heart attack: An EKG or a blood test. Ultrasound pictures enhanced with micro bubbles is a new technique doctors are using.

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New Procedure for Heartburn Patients

Posted: 11/29/2006 - Millions of Americans suffer from heartburn and acid reflux problems. Now, there is a less invasive way for doctors to figure out what is wrong with them.

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Tuberculosis, a Lifesaver?

Updated: 11/29/2006 - We all know tuberculosis can be a deadly respiratory disease, but did you know a form of it can actually be a life saver? A member of the TB family is one of the most proven and effective therapies for bladder cancer.

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New Hope for Bladder Cancer Patients

Updated: 11/29/2006 - Approximately 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year. Some of those patients have their bladders removed and then must use a bag to go to the bathroom. However, a new procedure allows doctors to use a piece of a patients’ small intestine to make a neo-bladder.

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Doctors Discover New Form of Dementia

Updated: 11/28/2006 - Medical investigation shows that some patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease may have another form of dementia instead.

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Sleep Deprivation And Memory Loss

Updated: 11/28/2006 - A new study says when the brain does not get enough rest, it simply stops making certain kinds of cells, contributing to memory and learning difficulties.

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New Dental Drill Technology

Updated: 11/27/2006 - New technology is taking the dread out of the dental chair. A "pro-drive systems" hand piece improves the efficiency and accuracy of the drill.

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Alcohol can Decrease the Quality of Sleep

Posted: 11/27/2006 - Researchers from the University of Michigan say that while alcohol can initially help some people fall asleep; repeatedly doing so can decrease the quality of sleep, and even lead to alcoholism.

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Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatments

Updated: 11/27/2006 - Every year, more than 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with a specific type of cancer, called chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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Rolling the Dice on Your Health

Updated: 11/24/2006 - Researchers found these at-risk gamblers had higher rates of obesity, alcoholism and hypertension.

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Health Diagnosis Over the Internet?

Updated: 11/24/2006 - Can you really diagnose your own health problems with help from the Internet? Two doctors from Australia wanted to find out, so they chose 26 diseases that were difficult to diagnose.

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Cold Weather Tips for Dressing Children

Updated: 11/24/2006 - It can be hard to keep little ones warm and toasty when they want to play outdoors in the wintry weather. Even though they get cold quicker, it only takes an extra layer to keep babies warm.

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Extreme Medical Makeover Part III

Maureen's Medical Moment

Updated: 11/28/2006 - For the last six months NewsCenter 16 has been following a team of area doctors who offered an Extreme Medical Makeover to a lucky Michiana woman, a makeover worth 60,000 dollars.

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Thanksgiving Cooking Means Increases in Burns

Posted: 11/23/2006 - University of Florida surgeons say one of the most common injuries occurs when adults open the oven door and toddlers reach in to touch the inside of the oven.

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Be Careful Where You Place Your Purse

Updated: 11/22/2006 - Your purse goes with you almost everywhere you go. However, it could be picking up bacteria from all of those places. A recent check of the bottom of purses found some pretty serious bacteria on some of the purses.

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