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Drug shortages: Impact on patients

Updated: 11/02/2012 - Critical drugs are coming up short across the country, and doctors are being forced to put patients on treatments that are less effective than potentially life-saving drugs.

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The road to recovery: Kevin Lewis' hand surgery

Updated: 10/31/2012 - The list of everyday tasks that require your hands is infinite, from taking a shower, brushing your teeth, cooking, and even working. Newscenter 16's Kevin Lewis has learned the difficulties of life with a finger injury first-hand.

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90 Michigan cases, 6 deaths in meningitis outbreak

Posted: 10/29/2012 - Authorities are reporting 90 infections and six deaths in Michigan in a national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroids from a Massachusetts pharmacy.

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Childhood strokes going undetected

Updated: 10/29/2012 - For the first time in decades, reports show that while the elderly are suffering fewer strokes, strokes among younger populations, even children, are on the rise.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Updated: 05/14/2013 - People in South Bend put one foot right in front of the other in the fight against breast cancer on Saturday.

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Beating breast cancer treatment troubles

Updated: 10/16/2012 - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, serving as a reminder that beating the disease is not always the end of the fight for women who overcome it. Many women face overwhelming exhaustion during and after undergoing treatment. However, there are ways for survivors to literally eat away fatigue with certain foods.

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Beating diabetic blindness

Updated: 10/15/2012 - Diabetes affects 26 million people in the US and is the leading cause of new blindness in adults. Now, for the first time in a long time, the FDA has approved a drug to help save diabetics' vision.

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Minn. lawsuit may be 1st from meningitis outbreak

Posted: 10/11/2012 - A Minnesota woman who may have received tainted steroid injections blamed for the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak is suing the drug seller, though she hasn't been diagnosed with the rare illness.

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Kids eat too much salt

Posted: 09/17/2012 - A new report from the centers for disease control says children are consuming just as much salt as adults, and that has experts very concerned.

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Gadget gobbles brain tumors

Updated: 09/14/2012 - Singer Sheryl Crow recently revealed she had a brain tumor. Her benign brain tumor hasn't caused major problems at this point, but for others, the non-cancerous tumors can cause serious conditions including blindness.

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Preventing the flu

Updated: 09/13/2012 - The seasons are changing, kids are back in school and seasonal flu is upon us.

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Kids' sports injuries: Concussion consequence quiz

Updated: 09/11/2012 - High School sports are back in full swing. But it's not all fun and games. This year 3.5 million kids playing football and other sports will be treated for a sports injury.

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Chest radiation risks

Posted: 09/07/2012 - Chest x-rays or mammograms before age 30 may increase the risk of breast cancer among women who carry the gene for the disease.

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Asthma Attack: The "heat" is on

Updated: 09/07/2012 - Trouble breathing, coughing, stuffiness and more and 60-million people suffer from allergies and asthma. There's no cure, but now doctors have a new weapon to help these people attack the annoying symptoms.

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Health officials report third Ind. West Nile death

Posted: 09/06/2012 - Local health officials say an Indianapolis resident has died from the West Nile virus, the third confirmed Indiana death this year from the mosquito-borne illness.

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Erasing Epilepsy: Stopping storms in your brain

Updated: 09/06/2012 - 200,000 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy this year. Neurons fire in the brain-creating a storm of electricity that can spark uncontrollable shaking. Now, advanced tracking and targeting approaches are helping stop the seizures.

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