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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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Chew on this! Hearing device for the mouth

Updated: 04/19/2013 - 36 million adults in the U.S. report some degree of hearing loss, but only one in five people who could benefit from a hearing aid uses one. But now there is a new mouth device of all things that could help many hear much better.

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New Laborist Program at area hospital

Updated: 04/17/2013 - Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a couple's life. Even so, the thought of the actually delivery, especially for first time mom and dads can be scary.

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Egg Beater: Overcoming a Food Allergy

Updated: 04/17/2013 - For 15 million Americans with food allergies, what they eat could kill them. The problem seems to be on the rise too. The CDC reports an 18 percent increase between 1997 and 2007.

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Fighting Male Infertility: What not to do

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Millions of couples suffer from infertility. While many people tend to think of it as being a problem with the woman, at least 50 percent of the time it's because of the man.

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Prescription Pups: The Benefits of Therapy Dogs

Updated: 04/09/2013 - From autistic kids to people with chronic pain, they have been shown to be beneficial without any real side effects. They are not miracle pills, they are pups. Today we take a look at how dogs are making a difference in healthcare.

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The vein game! Varicose vein myths

Updated: 04/05/2013 - Swimsuit season is almost here. While many love it, others hate it, because of their varicose veins. But how much do you really know about them?

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Funnyatrics: Clownin' around to help kids.

Updated: 04/04/2013 - A hospital can be a scary place for kids. Between the needle sticks, surgeries, and strangers, it's no wonder many children do not look forward to their visits. But sometimes all it takes is a clown to turn a child around.

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Surgery Prep: Eight Questions to ask your Surgeon

Updated: 04/02/2013 - Every year, more than 15 million people in the U.S. have some kind of surgery. When it's your turn to go under the knife, will you know the important questions to ask your doctor?

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Glue to the rescue! Saving Lauren's life

Updated: 03/28/2013 - Blood was rushing in and it could not get out. That is what was happening inside one little girl's brain, but by the time doctors found out what was wrong, it was almost too late.

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