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Numbers Decrease, Heart Disease Still Number One Killer

Posted: 02/09/2007 - New figures released from the National Institute of Health show 17,000 fewer women died of heart disease between 2003 and 2004. Despite the progress, heart disease is still the number one killer of American women.

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Study Shows Effects of Heavy Lifting at Work

Posted: 02/09/2007 - Ohio State researchers looked at the oxygen levels of ten workers while they lifted heavy boxes onto conveyor belts. Decreased oxygen means more muscle fatigue and that means a greater risk of back injury.

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Stem Cell Study Aims to Regrow Heart Muscle

Updated: 02/09/2007 - Patients with severe heart disease often run out of treatment options. Many live with intense chest pain and are confined to their homes. Now, doctors are studying whether injecting them with their own stem cells will help their hearts re-grow muscle.

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Fashion Show Fundraiser

Updated: 02/08/2007 - This Sunday, Michiana children with diabetes are putting on a fashion show at Century Center. All the money raised Sunday will go toward finding a cure for juvenile diabetes.

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Reed Army Medical Center’s New Hospice Care Suite

Updated: 02/08/2007 - The Walter Reed Army Medical Center recently opened up a hospice care suite. It is just for soldiers with terminal illnesses and it comes at a time when more and more soldiers are being diagnosed with cancer.

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Men’s Sweat is a Powerful Attractant to Women

Updated: 02/08/2007 - A study out of the University of California at Berkeley found women who smelled a chemical present in men's sweat experienced increased hormone levels and heart rate.

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The Military Challenge Workout Plan

Updated: 02/08/2007 - If you are bored with your regular fitness routine or want a more challenging workout, here is one. It is called the "Military Challenge."

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Scleroderma Painfully Affects Many Americans

Updated: 02/08/2007 - 100,000 Americans suffer from a skin disease that is so painful it can disable or even kill them. Scleroderma is a disease where the bodies own immune system attacks tissues and organs.

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Bugs All Around and On Us?

Updated: 02/07/2007 - Scientists have found a way to see microscopic bugs and bacteria that are crawling all over each of us.

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Hairdressers Learn the Basics About Strokes

Posted: 02/07/2007 - A community-based education program recently selected two beauty shops in Atlanta and Cincinnati. The hairdressers learned the basics about strokes and their warning signs.

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Freshman 15

Updated: 02/07/2007 - If you are a college student whose clothes are more than a bit snug, you are not alone. It happens on campuses all over the country, college students complaining about the ‘Freshman 15’.

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New Study on Overweight Kids and Sleep

Updated: 02/07/2007 - A new study from Northwestern says kids who get more sleep are also less likely to be overweight five years later.

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Energy Drink Buzz Part II

Updated: 02/09/2007 - Since a jolt is what its drinkers want, manufacturers are pushing caffeine levels to a new high, with stealth advertising campaigns, aimed at the younger generation.

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Energy Drink Buzz Part I

Updated: 02/09/2007 - Last year, teenagers and young adults spent almost two and a half billion dollars on heavily caffeinated energy drinks with names like Red Bull, Monster, Full Throttle and even, Cocaine.

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New Study on Drugs and Heart Surgery

Updated: 02/06/2007 - A new study says a drug used during the most common kind of heart surgery may lead to unnecessary deaths from blood clots.

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Tips on Beating Winter Depression

Updated: 02/06/2007 - When winter hits, as many as 40 million Americans get the blues. Shorter days and less sunlight can throw off the body clock, affecting mood and sleep. Most experts believe light therapy is the best treatment.

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Beware of the Winter Blues

Posted: 02/05/2007 - With these chilly days and freezing nights, half-a-million Americans will suffer from seasonal affective disorder.

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