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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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Alternative Flu Remedies

Posted: 11/20/2006 - No one wants to be sidelined with the aches and pains of the flu.

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Women More Likely To Develop PTSD

Posted: 11/20/2006 - Though men are more likely to experience a traumatic experience, a new study finds women have a greater chance of developing post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Eye Exams are Important Tests for Students

Posted: 11/20/2006 - Ninety percent of school kids are not getting eye exams and it is affecting many of them in the classroom. An eye exam is a simple test with very important results. Many times, vision problems can be misdiagnosed as learning disabilities, like attention deficit disorder (ADD).

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Researchers Hopeful In Colon Cancer Vaccine

Posted: 11/20/2006 - British researchers say they are working on a vaccine that helps prompt the immune systems in colorectal cancer patients, which would help fight the diseased cells.

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Extreme Medical Makeover

Updated: 11/20/2006 - You have undoubtedly seen some of those extreme makeovers on television. Beginning Tuesday, you will be able to see an Extreme Michiana Makeover right here on NewCenter 16.

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Help for Leg Pain Sufferers

Updated: 11/17/2006 - A small study of 35 people by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, found arm exercises were just as effective as a treadmill workout in improving walking distance among people who suffer leg pain caused by peripheral artery disease or PAD.

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Another Benefit from Drinking Red Wine

Posted: 11/17/2006 - The list of perks from drinking red wine seems to get longer and longer. First, we heard large amounts of the red wine component called Reservatrol helped obese lab mice live longer. Now, researchers in France say Reservatrol boosts the animals' endurance too.

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Taco Bell Cuts Trans Fats

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Taco Bell is saying adios to Trans Fats. The fast-food chain plans to cut Trans Fats from cooking oils in all of its US restaurants by next April.

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Correct Exercise Could Lower Cholesterol

Posted: 11/16/2006 - High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. That is important, because cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans. If you have high cholesterol, doctors will typically ask you to start some lifestyle changes.

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NewsCenter16 Buddy Check Time

Updated: 11/16/2006 - It is NewsCenter16 Buddy Check time. We encourage you and your buddy to perform a monthly self-breast exam.

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Does Your Zip Code Determine Your Waistline?

Posted: 11/16/2006 - Does your neighborhood make you fat? A new study shows on average, people who live in the city weigh less than those who live in the suburbs.

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Re-growing Damaged Heart Valves

Posted: 11/16/2006 - There is new evidence that doctors could someday replace damaged heart valves with cells grown in the patient's own body.

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