Updated: 3:52 PM Your grandparents or parents probably had them and you could to. We're talking about the sagging, swollen skin that spans from under the eye to the top of the cheekbone, a condition called "festoons". They make you look tired and older.. now a new laser treatment promises to turn back the hands of time and reveal a younger looking you.
Updated: 4:18 PM Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects about 400,000 Americans. The body's immune system turns on itself and attacks the brain. Until now -- patients had to rely on injections for help. Now, the very first oral medication for MS has patients talking.
Updated: 4:12 PM Up to 300,000 Americans are living in a minimally-conscious state. It's a condition that's baffled doctors for decades -- with almost no effective treatments. Now, doctors are trying to wake these patients up.
Updated: 4:10 PM Is it just a bad headache or something much worse? Millions of Americans suffer from migraines. Some have attacks so painful and debilitating they can be mistaken as the third leading cause of death in the U.S.!
Updated: 6:31 PM Each year, more than 50-thousand children are born because of in-vitro fertilization. It's a technique that has revolutionized how doctors treat infertility, but it's not perfect. Now three technologies are making the process safer and more successful.
Posted: 6:02 PM More than 300,000 children in the U.S. suffer from epilepsy. Seizures can strike out of nowhere and cause dangerous episodes of shaking and convulsing. Treating children with epilepsy can make all the difference, but doctors first need to observe and analyze their seizures. Now, new technology is making that easier for them and the kids.
Updated: 6:12 PM Imagine slowly losing the sense of who you are and not being able to stop it. Millions of people in the U.S. live with Alzheimer's disease or watch a loved one suffer from it. Now, researchers are looking at a high-powered prescription shake to ease the symptoms.
Updated: 3:48 PM Every year, more than 15,000 adults and 15,000 children receive a life-changing diagnosis. Type-one diabetes means careful monitoring of glucose levels, diet, and activities. From pumps to pens, medical research has developed better devices for treatment of type-one diabetes. Now, the focus is shifting toward trying to stop the disease in its earliest stages.
Updated: 3:45 PM The simple act of swallowing takes about 50 pairs of muscles and nerves -and for some children-it's something they just can't do. Now-these kids are getting the help they need-without even leaving their own high chairs.
Updated: 3:49 PM It's the baby disease you never hear about. NEC is a dangerous condition striking babies' intestines soon after they're born. It affects nearly 10% of infants born at less than 32 weeks. 35% of these children die. Now, research is giving NEC babies a fighting chance.
Posted: 5:18 PM Rectal exams and P-S-A level tests can be key in catching prostate cancer before it becomes a killer. But men sometimes wait to get checked until urinary problems pop up. Now, a world-renowned prostate expert says that's a big mistake!
Updated: 4:01 PM Flu season is gearing up, and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself. Up to 20% of Americans will be infected, and more than 200,000 will be hospitalized for flu-related complications this year. But now, researchers are developing ways to take the sting out of flu shots and make sure the vaccinations work for you and your family.
Updated: 4:05 PM Every year, more than 10,000 Americans suffer a spinal cord injury. For some, it means total paralysis. For others, it's all about finding treatments that can help improve their strength and function. Now, an experimental rehab therapy has patients breathing their way to recovery.
Updated: 3:31 PM High school athletes suffer 100,000 concussions every year. Many of those athletes will return to the game before their brains have fully healed-putting them at risk for more concussions and permanent damage. Read what experts are now calling the gold standard for concussion testing and why your child should get one.
Updated: 3:14 PM Each year, 230,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. One in six of those will die, but if detected early, a new treatment from Sweden could have patients in and out of the hospital and cancer-free on their lunch break.
Posted: 3:26 PM When you think about hip problems senior citizens may come to mind, but doctors say infants are at risk of developing serious joint problems because of something parents do to comfort their babies! Experts say hip displasya is showing up more & more in newborns.
Updated: 6:06 PM It's the leading cause of death from skin disease. Last year, nearly 9,000 people died from melanoma. Traditional treatments are ineffective, giving most patients with advanced melanoma less than a year to live. Now, a new FDA-approved drug is the first to improve survival.
Posted: 4:50 PM About 25-million Americans are living with diabetes. Doctors expect that number to triple by 20-30. There's been a lot of advances in helping people with diabetes live better, but one thing that's remained a constant: Those frequent and often painful finger pricks to measure blood sugar levels. Now, researchers are working on a way to use patients' eyes instead of their fingers.
Updated: 6:19 PM We've all heard about the need for donating blood, but how about blood donations for man's best friend? Advances in veterinary medicine are fueling that need, as advanced procedures for human medicine can now be used on our pets.