Updated: 8:27 PM A new imaging procedure is giving brain surgeons an edge during a very delicate surgery. A special scanning system allows doctors to see more accurate views of cancer cells they want to remove and the critical areas they want to save.
Updated: 6:09 PM Take a deep breath - how easy was it? While for many breathing is just something we do mindlessly- for many people diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction, it's a daily struggle. Because symptoms are so similar, it's often misdiagnosed as asthma.
Updated: 8:31 PM Rocker Roger Daltrey and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler not only share a musical bond. Each has been treated with a laser procedure on their vocal cords. Now, one doctor is using a first-of-its kind approach to battle stage-four cancer on another famous musician.
Updated: 11:23 PM Since 2001, more than 1600troops fighting overseas have had to undergo some kind of amputation. Here at home, nearly two-million people are living without a limb. Now, a unique clinical trial that's taking the technology of transplants to a whole new level, could help our soldiers and our loved ones.
Posted: 10:22 PM Being diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming. Now think how much more difficult it would be if your doctor spoke a different language. It's a challenge some cancer patients among the 50 million Hispanics in the U.S. are facing. And it's scaring some away from getting the help they need.
Updated: 10:40 PM A bump below your brow could be a symptom of a deadly eye cancer, but if you have it, your chances of survival just jumped. The rare cancer forms in the gland that produces tears. Ten-year survival used to be 20-percent or less. But now, a new treatment has quadrupled those odds.
Posted: 6:24 PM There are 150 thousand hairs on the human head and most guys want to keep them right where they are-trouble is, many of them can't. Male pattern baldness affects 40 million men in the U.S. and a quarter of them start going bald by age 30!
Posted: 4:16 PM Nearly 30-million Americans suffer from migraines - severe headaches that can be extremely painful and debilitating. They can prevent people from working, socializing and living normal lives. Now, a common plastic surgery procedure may be the key to stopping the pain.
Posted: 11:26 PM Right now, there are about 3,000 people waiting for a heart transplant in the U.S. On average, about 2,100 will receive a donor heart. That leaves hundreds of people dying each year waiting for their perfect match. A new artificial heart may give these patients and thousands more new hope for a new heart.
Posted: 4:07 PM 18-million Americans have sleep apnea. It's a condition that not only disrupts sleep but may lead to high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke or diabetes if left untreated. Now, a simple device that fits over the nose is helping patients get treatment without any discomfort.
Updated: 4:12 PM Every hour, one person dies of oral cancer. Of the 36,000 people who will be diagnosed this year, just over half will be alive in five years. Survivor rates are so low because it's often not detected until it's too late. But a simple, painless test at the dentist office could now save your life.
Updated: 7:46 PM Although some use the word very loosely, migraines are far more severe than a typical headache. They cost the country more than 20 billion a year in lost wages, disability payments and health-care bills. After more than a decade of off label use, the FDA has finally approved Botox as a treatment for chronic migraines.
Updated: 11:39 PM Every year, 300-million people are infected with malaria. While the disease was eradicated in the U.S. 60 years ago, half the world's population remains at risk. If you travel to an affected country, you could be at risk, too. Now, a first-of-its kind drug could help put a stop to that.
Updated: 11:26 PM About 285,000 kids are diagnosed with juvenile arthritis each year. It's a pain so crippling that by the time these kids reach adulthood, they can become immobile -- unable to use their knees, shoulders and hands.
Posted: 3:56 PM When was the last time you had your eyes checked? Even if your vision is a perfect 20-20, it's important to have an eye exam at least every two years if you're under age 60 and every year if you're over 60.
Good vision is important for all of us, but there are some hardworking professionals that can't even drive themselves to an eye appointment.
Updated: 4:46 PM It seems everything you pick off grocery store shelves has too much salt in it. The recommended daily allowance for sodium keeps dropping, but consumers aren't listening. We all know too much sodium is bad for our hearts, but it's also bad for just about every other part of our bodies.
Posted: 10:03 PM Filling out a quick questionnaire in your pediatrician's waiting room, could help determine if your child has autism. Researchers say the infant-toddler checklist can help kids who have it and other development disabilities get on track for treatment much earlier than the norm. And *that* could make a big difference as they grow.
Posted: 6:52 PM More than 100,000 people need a life-saving organ transplant in the United States. More than six-thousand patients died while waiting for a transplant last year. Doctors have created a new technique that could help save more organs and more lives.
Posted: 9:31 PM Parkinson's disease affects one in every 100 Americans over the age of 60. Along with its debilitating physical effects, many patients will develop mental decay. A protein in the blood may be key in discovering which patients have the highest risk for developing dementia.
Posted: 10:02 PM Spinal tumors are often difficult to remove. Standard surgery can be disfiguring, painful, and require a long recovery. Now, one doctor is using a technique that offers patients less pain and a much shorter recovery. It helped one girl live a normal life.
Posted: 4:06 PM How much protein did you eat today? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, protein from foods like meat, fish and eggs should make up 26% of your daily caloric intake. So, why are so many high protein products showing up in the supermarket these days? Are we becoming protein deficient? And just how much protein do we really need?
Posted: 4:20 PM 400-thousand people in the U.S. are prisoners in their own bodies because of M.S. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease affecting the brain and nervous system, causing nerve impulses to be stopped or slowed. Now, patients are traveling hundreds, even thousands of miles, for a controversial treatment that's only performed by a few doctors in the U.S.
Updated: 6:11 PM This year, 785-thousand people in the U.S. will have their first heart attack. Nearly half a million more, who've already had one or more heart attacks, will suffer another one. Heart attacks can do serious damage to the heart and affect everything from its size to its ability to function. Now, researchers believe our own bodies could hold the key to repairing that damage.
Posted: 4:11 PM More than two million men in the U.S. have prostate cancer. This year, doctors will diagnose 217-thousand new cases.Early detection and a host of new treatments can stop it in its tracks, but for the 100-thousand patients whose prostate cancer has spread, there aren't many options. Now, the first FDA approved immunotherapy treatment for prostate cancer is offering late-stage patients new hope.