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Fat feeding cancer

Updated: 07/02/2013 - As the number of obese children continues to rise, there's concern that the number of childhood cancer cases will as well.

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Weight Loss Surgery Myths

Updated: 06/27/2013 - Bariatric surgery is on the rise, with an estimated 177,000 surgeries performed last year, nearly four-times the number performed four years ago.

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Yoga for Kids

Updated: 06/26/2013 - Millions of people practice yoga as a way to stay fit or for relaxation. But could it be used as medication?

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Stopping Seizures with Lasers

Updated: 06/21/2013 - An estimated one-in-five children with epilepsy don't respond to medication, and have no way to control their seizures.

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Lung in a Box

Updated: 06/20/2013 - More than 1,600 people in the U.S. are currently on the waiting list for a lung transplant.

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Amniotic Fluid Saves Feet

Updated: 06/14/2013 - Nerve disease caused by type-2 diabetes accounts for half of all amputations in the U.S. But a new treatment is now helping patients keep their limbs.

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Let's talk about sex! New test for heart disease

Updated: 06/12/2013 - Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While there have been great strides in preventing it, the hardest part has been figuring out who is at high risk, especially since men and women often have different symptoms.

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Nurse bags: A hospital health threat

Updated: 06/06/2013 - Getting sick or dying from something you catch while in the hospital happens more than you may think. 1.7 million people get infections in hospitals every year, and nearly 100,000 people will die from them.

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Taking probiotics like a pro

Updated: 06/05/2013 - Disease, illness, even death, they can all be caused by the spread of bad bacteria. But there are billions of other kinds that could do your body a lot of good.

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iPhones for ear infections

Updated: 06/04/2013 - Three out of four children will experience an ear infection by the time they are three. But soon diagnosing the common problem may not require a trip to the doctor's office.

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Treating depression with magnets

Updated: 05/29/2013 - May is Mental Health Month, an important time to think about the millions of people who suffer from depression, with many losing their lives to a disease we are often afraid to talk about. And it's much more prevalent than you might think.

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Deadly Brain Drain: Fixing a Leaky Skull

Updated: 05/29/2013 - Sinus infections and allergies affect more than 31-million Americans every year. One woman thought her non-stop running nose was a symptom of that, but it was something far more serious.

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Toes-Knocking Out Neuropathy

Updated: 05/28/2013 - About 20-million people in the United States, including more than half of all diabetics, suffer from neuropathy.

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Boosting your Medical Memory

Updated: 05/17/2013 - Good communication between patients and physicians is critical to care, but the average person remembers less than half of what doctors say during their office visits.

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Say what!? The invisible hearing aid

Updated: 05/14/2013 - Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition after heart disease and arthritis. Hearing aids used to be the only option for those with moderate to severe hearing problems, but now an invisible device is giving patients a new choice.

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"Smokin" flu vaccine. Medicine's next big thing?

Updated: 05/08/2013 - Cancer, emphysema, and heart disease, using tobacco can cause them all. In fact, the National Cancer Institute says it's the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States.

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Shoulders-relief for rotator cuff tears

Updated: 05/06/2013 - While athletes suffer from traumatic forms of the injury, for many others age is to blame for torn rotator cuffs. It's believed millions of Americans over 60 suffer from one.

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Stopping copper to stop cancer

Updated: 04/26/2013 - Too many women and those who love them know all too well that aggressive breast cancer can be very hard to beat. Even if women do overcome it, there's a good chance it could come back.

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Bubba bounces back! Stem cell treatment for dogs

Updated: 04/25/2013 - From repairing torn ligaments to rebuilding bones, stem cell procedures are helping mankind in many ways. Now, man's best friend is getting in on the action too.

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