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Buying The Best Bike Helmet For You And Your Kids
An estimated 300,000 kids end up in emergency rooms each year because of bike-related injuries, but one of the best ways to decrease the risk, not only for your children, but for yourself, is to wear a helmet. Video Video
Adopting And Sticking To A Healthier Lifestyle
It's easy to talk about developing a healthier lifestyle, but it's much tougher to do it. We have some tips for keeping yourself accountable. Video Video
New Report: Stroke Hospitalization Rates Remain Stagnant
A new report from the National Center For Health Statistics finds the rate of hospitalization for stroke dropped about a half-percent between 1989 and 2009, but there is still some good news. Video Video
Are Your Moles Cancerous? How To Check
If you spend a lot of time in the sun and see something suspicious on your skin, how do you know if you should have the mole checked? Well, it helps to remember your ABC's. Video Video
Making Vaccinations Easier On Your Kids
One of the big reasons kids don't like going to the doctor is the chance they're going to need a shot, but there are some things you can try to make vaccinations a little more tolerable for your children. Video Video
Battery-Related ER Visits High In Young Children
Coin-sized button batteries can be found in many household items from remote controls to watches and electronics, but a new report finds the number of emergency room visits for button battery ingestions has doubled over the past 20 years, and kids 5 and under are seen the most. Video Video
Cancer Drug Used for Loss of Vision
A drug typically prescribed to cancer patients may also treat one of the most common eye diseases seen in people over age 65. Video Video
Weather Can Trigger Migraine Headaches
Migraine headaches can be triggered by many things: food, stress, even habits. But some experts say they can also be set off by the weather. Video Video
Most Moms Inaccurately Guess Toddler's Weight
A new study finds mothers of overweight toddlers typically have inaccurate perceptions of their child's body size. Video Video
Easy Ways To Lose Weight For Swimsuit Season
It won't be long before you'll find yourself at the beach or the pool, but will your body be ready for your bathing suit? Video Video
Too Much TV Linked With Poor Food Choices For Kids
The more time your kids spend in front of the TV, there may be less chance they'll make healthy food choices. That's the result of a new study that tied television viewing and unhealthy eating habits among school-aged children. Video Video
Picking Out The Healthiest Yogurts
If you're beginning to swap out some of your typical snacks for yogurt, it's a good move, but you may also make it an even healthier choice by looking closely at the label. Video Video
Risk of Birth Defects Increased With Certain IVF Treatment
We're learning more about the relationship between in vitro fertilization and birth defects, and the risks associated with a particular type of treatment. Video Video
Two New Studies On Texting And Driving Among Teens
It's no secret that using a cell phone while driving may increase your risk of a crash. Two new studies weighed just how dangerous the practice can be when teenagers are behind the wheel- especially when it comes to texting. Video Video
Eye Exam Can Reveal Other Health Problems
Your next trip to the ophthalmologist could reveal more than a vision problem. It turns out, you can find out a lot about your health during an eye exam. Video Video
Stress and Childhood Obesity
Very young children, especially girls, may be at an increased risk of obesity when certain social risk factors are present, according to a new study. Video Video
Two New Promising Treatments for MS
Two new Multiple Sclerosis drugs may offer patients more convenient ways to manage the debilitating disease. MS is often treated with injections, but two new studies look at a yearly IV infusion and an oral pill. Video Video
Spring Break Travel Tips for Families
Spring has sprung and that means many kids and their families are enjoying spring break and maybe even heading out on vacation this week. We have some tips to stay safe. Video Video
Physical Activity Linked To Reduced Alzheimer's Risk
It's never too late to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle. A new study finds daily physical activity, from washing the dishes to routine exercise, may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease at any age. Video Video
Health Benefits of Eating Soy
Soy products are all around us. There is soy milk, soy cheese, and tofu. But should you consider adding some soy to your diet? Video Video
When To Get Knee Replacement Surgery
More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed in the United States each year, and that number is expected to go up. Video Video
Half of Adults Over 50 at Risk for Osteoporosis
According to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly half of all US adults over 50 are at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis because of low bone mass. Video Video
Soda Drinking Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
A warning for soda drinkers: you may be increasing your overall stroke risk with every gulp. A new study links both diet and regular soda to a higher stroke risk. Video Video
Picking The Perfect Summer Camp For Your Kids
The American Academy of Pediatrics provides a list of guidelines to help parents and children find a camp that's right. Video Video
Low-Fat Dairy Could Lower Stroke Risk
Increase the amount of low-fat dairy in your diet and you might decrease your risk for stroke. A new Swedish study finds consuming low-fat dairy products may lower stroke risk. Video Video
The Best Treatments For Preventing Migraines
Unlike acute treatments, which relieve pain and symptoms when they occur, preventative migraine headache treatments are taken daily to prevent or lessen the severity of the attacks. Video Video
Health Benefits of Planting A Garden
Springtime is a great time to plant a garden, and the health benefits can go beyond the nutritious fruits and vegetables you grow. Video Video
Ensuring Brain Health Before You Reach Old Age
From the time we're born, everything that happens to us and around us impacts our brain. So, how do we keep our brains healthy? Video Video
Child Poisoning Dangers
The number of children dying from accidental poisonings has been cut in half since the late 1970's, but a new report finds the percentage of child poisoning deaths due to medications has nearly doubled. Video Video
Calming Your Springtime Allergies
It started a little early because of our warm winter, but we are now hitting the peak of allergy season. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to calm your allergies. Video Video
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Heart Attack Treatment Called Into Question
A recent Japanese study links those who receive adrenaline after a heart attack with a lower likelihood of survival at one month or survival with good neurological functioning. Video Video
Recognizing Risk Factors of SIDS
The "Back To Sleep" campaign began in 1994 as a way to educate parents and caregivers about ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, but parents need to learn the other risks, also. Video Video
Stopping the Night Eating Cycle
It's a problem that begins overnight, but develops over weeks and months. Night eating syndrome or "midnight hunger" is an eating disorder that is characterized by late-night binge eating. Video Video
Protecting Your Eyes While Doing Yard Work
Spring is here and many of us will be getting out into the yard to start cleaning up the mess winter may have left behind, but don't forget your safety glasses. Video Video
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