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Laughter Beneficial to Health

Updated: 05/17/2007 - Experts say, laughter not only helps lift our spirits, but it can also reduce food cravings among other things.

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Organic Foods: Better or Not?

Posted: 05/16/2007 - Organic items are hot sellers and many say they are healthier, with better flavor, but most like the environmental factor.

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Internet Workout Programs

Posted: 05/15/2007 - Experts say the internet can be a great resource for couch potatoes who want to get in shape.

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New Ways to Relieve Back Pain

Updated: 05/14/2007 - Back problems affect millions of people in this country and now there is a non-surgical way to relieve the aches and pains.

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Parents' Need Sleep Too

Posted: 05/14/2007 - Parents who wake up constantly during the night with children may suffer from sleep issues.

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Some Women Benefit From Chemotherapy

Updated: 05/14/2007 - Another study shows women with operable breast cancer might benefit from chemotherapy before surgery versus after. A review of several studies found women who got chemo before surgery had fewer side effects and were less likely to need a mastectomy.

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Mammograms Numbers Have Gone Down

Updated: 05/14/2007 - For the first time in a decade and a half, the number of women getting annual mammograms has gone down. Researchers found the number of mammogram screenings fell by 4% from 2000 to 2005.

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Too Much Exercise Could Be Deadly

Updated: 05/11/2007 - There is no question, we all want to look and feel healthy but exercise can be too much of a good thing.

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Meditation Can Tune In Your Brain

Updated: 05/11/2007 - Have trouble paying attention, try meditating. When visual signals are shown in rapid progression, the brain spends too much time and energy on the first cue, often missing the second completely.

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Diet Myths Could Be Keeping On The Pounds

Updated: 05/11/2007 - More than 70-million Americans are currently on a diet and there are a lot of myths out there. You can not get lean, if you do not learn the truth.

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Mishawaka Couple Headed To Federal Court

Posted: 05/11/2007 - A Mishawaka couple is convicted in federal court of scamming nearly 200 people. 72-year-old Thomas Squibb and his wife Marietta were found guilty on nearly 40 counts including conspiracy, mail fraud, and wire fraud.

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iPods May Throw Your Heart Off Beat

Updated: 05/11/2007 - New research shows listening to an iPod can make your heart skip a beat, literally. Researchers studied what happens to pacemaker patients when an I-Pod is held two inches in front of their chest.

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Stroller Moms

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Finding time to exercise is difficult, especially for new moms. A special program in South Bend helps gets you into shape and provides some baby bonding time.

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High-Tech Help To Quit Smoking

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Trying to quit smoking, now, there is some high-tech help. A company in Hong Kong has developed the "E"-cigarette.

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New Device Reminds You Take Your Pills

Updated: 05/10/2007 - Medications keep our hearts pumping, blood flowing, and brains working, but you have to rember to take them. A new device can help you remember to take them.

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Journey Knee Provides Hope

Posted: 05/09/2007 - Many younger people who blew their knees out early from sports or weight problems, as well as those with arthritis are looking for relief.

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Laser Treatment For Varicose Veins

Updated: 05/09/2007 - Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic issue; they are a sign of a more serious medical problem. The good news is they are fixable.

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Uninsured May Pay Higher Medical Rates

Updated: 05/08/2007 - If you do not have health insurance you are probably being charged more for hospital services than both insurance companies and Medicare pay.

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Strict Parenting Can Lead To Healthy Children

Updated: 05/08/2007 - A father who puts his foot down is more likely to have healthy-weight children. An Australian study finds fathers who take a laid back approach to parenting and do not set clear limits are more likely to have heavy children.

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Gardasil Takes A Step Toward Eliminating HPV

Updated: 05/08/2007 - It is available now at most health care facilities and some doctor’s offices. Health experts are hailing the vaccine, Gardasil, as a step toward wiping out some types of human papillomavirus.

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