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Medical Minute: Relief for Crohn's Disease

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Crohn's disease is a lifelong gastrointestinal illness that usually shows up when people are in their 20’s or 30’s. It is often debilitating and current therapies do not help everyone. Now, a new approach to therapy may offer relief to those who are not helped by standard treatments.

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Medical Minute: Sickle Cell Drug

Posted: 03/21/2007 - A new drug could get a woman and 70,000 others with sickle cell disease out of their near constant pain.

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Medical Minute: Hearing Aid Advances

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Nearly 30 million people in the United States have trouble hearing. How today's hearing aids are overcoming most complaints

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Medical Minute: Anorexia Nervosa

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Parents can often seem like the enemy for young girls struggling with Anorexia Nervosa. A new approach makes parents anchor lead.

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Medical Minute: Keeping Memory

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Half of all seniors are worried about losing their mental abilities. A new study, the largest ever conducted on cognitive training, shows simple lessons can make a big difference.

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Medical Minute: Car Seat Safety

Posted: 03/21/2007 - You may know a lot about infant car seats, but do you know what kind of car seat to use for a seven-year-old?

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Medical Minute: Improving Dialysis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - People who suffer from kidney failure need dialysis to help cleanse their blood. But it doesn't remove all of the dangerous impurities.

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Medical Minute: Targeted Cancer Treatment

Posted: 03/21/2007 - More than one million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. Chemotherapy is the most common course of treatment but many patients say the side effects are almost as bad as the disease itself.

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Medical Minute: Skin Lasers

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Lasers can help people with light skin clear up a variety of facial flaws but they've been considered too dangerous for blacks or Hispanics who have darker complexions.

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Medical Minute: Arthritis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Anyone who has arthritis of the knee knows how painful it can be. While medication can help, major surgery is often the only way to get complete relief. Now there's another option.

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Medical Minute: Psoriasis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Psoriasis affects seven to eight million people in the United States. It is a condition where the skin multiplies 10 times faster than normal causing red, scaly patches on the skin. Now, doctors say a drug used for arthritis and Crohn's disease is also helpful for people with psoriasis.

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Medical Minute: Angioplasty

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Sometimes heart blockages are too tough for doctors' traditional tools.

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Medical Minute: Alzheimer's Help for Pets

Posted: 03/21/2007 - In humans, the signs of Alzheimer’s are forgetfulness and a general lack of awareness. In pets, it shows up in changes with eating and sleeping habits. Veterinarians now have found a natural supplement that could help

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Medical Minute: Eye Infection Detection

Posted: 03/21/2007 - If you wear contacts, your risk of getting a blinding eye infection goes up. Until recently, there has been no easy way to diagnose the infection, but a new technique is helping patients keep their eyesight.

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