Some disturbing statistics on mental health disorders among children living in the united states.
FOCUS REPORT: NATURE HEALS PATIENTS
It seems you can't watch the news without seeing another story about kids being victimized by violent crime. And as Helene explains, it may be worse than you think.
FOCUS REPORT: KNOCKING OUT NEUROPATHY.
New worries that far too many teen drivers are guilty of driving while distracted.
FOCUS REPORT: ACCURATE A.C.L. REPAIR
Do you drink too much? You may not ask yourself that question, but some experts think your doctor should ask.
FOCUS REPORT: a KOTA Health EXTRA - Head, SHOULDERS, knees & toes.
Exclusive KOTA Health Extra: "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" in this report: the 'head', and a blood test for depression.
There are lots of vaccines nowadays; most are very important and can save lives. In this report, the latest research on the HPV vaccine for teenage girls.
Good news for pet lovers. As Helene reports, it turns out that making a home for your furry friends can make a difference to your health.
FOCUS REPORT: MEDICAL EDGE - Stem Cell Heart Repair
New research finds that Americans are spending less on healthcare.
FOCUS REPORT: "GERD" NERD! 5 ACID REFLUX MYTHS.
New research finds that even a little exercise can make a big difference in lowering risk of kidney stones for women.
FOCUS REPORT - COMPASSION IN HEALTHCARE: IMPROVING BEDSIDE MANNER
Pet Health: Dental care for horses
Doctors have found a surprising connection between sleeping poorly and one of the most common male diseases - prostate cancer.
FOCUS REPORT- LUCI'S LOCKS: RE-GROWING A BURN VICTIM'S HAIR
The most common diagnostic tool for prostate cancer is the blood work known as a PSA test. It's becoming increasingly controversial - and now a top doctors' group has had an important change of mind about it.
FOCUS REPORT: FIGHTING MALE INFERTILITY - WHAT NOT TO DO!
More words of warning for those who like soda. In the latest study of its kind, we learn drinking even one can of sugar-sweetened soda a day could increase your risk of diabetes.
FOCUS REPORT: HELP FOR SEVERE SPINE PAIN - THE BONE SCALPEL
Even legal drugs can pose a risk to a pregnant woman and her unborn child. In this report, the possible side effects of an anti- epilepsy drug.
In this report: caring for your premature infant. It turns out those tiny bones need a boost to stay healthy.
Special weight loss surgery helps morbidly obese patients get rid of excess pounds. As Helene explains, it may also help those who are just moderately obese.
FOCUS REPORT: USING YOUR OWN STEM CELLS FOR CIRCULATION
You've probably already heard how good The Mediterranean Diet is supposed to be. And the latest study has more encouraging news.
FOCUS REPORT: HEALING WTH HARMONY- MUSIC IN MEDICINE
Home birth was the norm in the old days, and now it's making a comeback with some expectant moms. But as Helene reports, a prominent doctors' group says - beware.
FOCUS REPORT: NANO- SCALE M.R.I. - MEDICINE'S NEXT BIG THING?
Getting tested for the HIV virus that is behind AIDS. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is an independent group of experts that makes recommendations to health care professionals, and as Helene reports, their new guidelines may surprise you.
FOCUS REPORT: PRESCRIPTION PUPS - THE BENEFITS OF THERAPY DOGS.
The U.S. birth rate hit an historic low in 2011, according to an annual summary of vital statistics.
FOCUS REPORT: STOPPING COPPER TO STOP CANCER
After a heart attack or stroke, physicians usually recommend that patients adopt a healthier lifestyle. The question is: do they stick with it?
Addictions are terrible things. They really take a toll. Helene shows us how the subject is getting a lot of attention and even taking center stage.
Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have discovered a hormone that 'may' provide a more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes.
FOCUS REPORT: BUBBA BOUNCES BACK! STEM CELL TREATMENT FOR DOGS.
We know that malpractice lawsuits have dramatically driven up fees. But as Helene reports, you may be surprised just what errors are costing you so much.
FOCUS REPORT: OUT-GROWING AUTISM.
New research finds that some non-traditional approaches can lend a helping hand to standard medical practice in treating high blood pressure.
FOCUS RPEORT: TARGETING LYMPHOMA'S COMMAND CENTER.
Getting in shape. That's a hot topic with the hot weather on the way. It means millions are working now on their beach bodies. We all know diet and exercise are the keys, but you may not realize how important they are to each other.
FOCUS REPORT: THE VEIN GAME - VARICOSE VEIN MYTHS
Doctors warn that many of us get more than is a healthy amount of salt, often from processed foods. There is a disturbing report that even some baby foods have too much salt.
FOCUS REPORT: DEAD PEOPLE'S NERVES HELP THE LIVING
Late-onset Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It affects more than 30 percent of people 80 years and older.
Four years ago, a government task force recommended against the wide use of mammograms for many. But as Helene reports, it seems American women have decided to do otherwise.
Some encouraging news about infant mortality rate. As Helene reports, a new study shows that fewer infants are dying before their first birthdays.
FOCUS REPORT: MAKING A BREAKTHROUGH BETTER: IMPROVING LOW DOSE CT SCANS AN INTERNET SEARCH.