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Saliva Sleuths: spotting mental illness in your spit

Updated: 02/18/2013 - It is believed that one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Patients sometimes spend years trying to find the right drug cocktail to keep their symptoms at bay, all the while suffering serious side effects.

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Sweating with your Sweetheart

Updated: 02/16/2013 - Couples battle it out in the gym today to see who is the fittest duo in Michiana.

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Getting your vitamins through I.V.

Updated: 01/31/2013 - There is a new trend in vitamins that doesn't require popping pills. It’s called vitamin infusion, and celebrities like Madonna and Cindy Crawford say they are hooked.

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Medical Moment: Landlords' movement to ban smoking

Updated: 01/28/2013 - Secondhand smoke can seep through walls of shared housing like apartments and condos and still cause damage to people’s lungs. Some 30 million people suffer from secondhand smoke, and officials say it is because of their proximity to smoking neighbors. Now, some landlords are turning to a new movement to prevent the spread of secondhand smoke.

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Medical Moment: Early scans for cancer

Updated: 01/21/2013 - It is estimated that more than 225,000 people will be told they have lung cancer this year, and out of that amount only 15-percent will live five years with the disease. Now new technology is helping doctors find possible problems earlier than ever before.

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Testing brain pacemakers to zap Alzheimer's damage

Posted: 01/20/2013 - Scientists are attempting something dramatically different in the quest to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease. They're using "brain pacemakers."

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Meteorologist Mike Hoffman undergoes new sinus procedure

Updated: 01/17/2013 - If you were watching News Center 16’s meteorologist Mike Hoffman coughing his way through his forecasts last week you know he wasn't feeling well. So this week Mike made the surgical leap to do something about his persistent sinus infections and underwent a safe, less invasive procedure called Baloon Sinuplasty.

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Maureen's Medical Moment: monitoring progress of ACL surgery

Updated: 01/17/2013 - ACL injuries have increased 400-percent among teens and adolescents in the last ten years, but it may come as a surprise that they are also on the rise in the baby boomer generation as well. To make sure patients do not have to pay out-of-pocket to fix the injury, doctors are using a new tool to prove that surgery works in order to continue providing coverage when new health care laws are put in place.

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Medical Moment: Making old organs new again

Updated: 01/09/2013 - It is a list that no one wants to be on, but more than 90,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant right now. One doctor is now working on a way to reduce that list to zero.

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