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Health Alert 11-29: Statins

Posted: 11/29/2012 - People who exercise and take a certain kind of medication can reduce their 'death risk'.

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Health Alert 11-28: Staying on the Ball

Posted: 11/28/2012 - An elementary school teacher took a big bounce in hopes of keeping her students engaged. She now has them sitting on exercise balls.

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Health Alert 11-27: Fewer Mammograms??

Posted: 11/27/2012 - Some researchers fear that lower mammogram screening rates among women may lead to a dip in breast cancer detection.

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Health Alert 11-16: Meningitis

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Should federal legislation be tightened on the compounding industry? Some lawmakers say yes, while a top lobbyist says no.

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Health Alert 5-31-12

Posted: 05/28/2012 - An experimental vaccine is helping patients with pancreatic cancer live longer and mothers who put on excess weight before and during a pregnancy are more likely to have bigger babies.

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Medical Minute 1-9:

Posted: 01/09/2012 - Most U.S. troops have cleared out of Iraq, and as they head stateside, a lot have trouble leaving the battlefield behind. PTSD is hitting troops hard and at any given time, more than 13 million Americans are affected by it. Now, for the first time ever, there could be a definitive way to find out who has it and help treat it.

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Medical Minute 12-16:

Posted: 01/09/2012 - A man almost lost his leg to an infection. Find out how a doctor was able to step in and keep him standing his own two feet.

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Medical Minute 12-19:

Posted: 01/09/2012 - One study is changing how some cardiologists view a popular drug used to lower bad cholesterol. Some are even prescribing it to patients with normal cholesterol. But some doctors think it might do more harm than good.

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Medical Minute 1-6:

Posted: 01/06/2012 - It's a pain in the chest nine-million Americans live with every day. Angina is treatable, but most of the time patients have to take medication for the rest of their lives to control it.

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Posted: 01/05/2012 - An estimated four-point-four million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis and most don't know it. Now a new study shows customers in nail salons could be putting themselves at risk for the deadly disease.

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2012 Financial Resolutions

Posted: 01/04/2012 - Everyone wants to start the new year out right and many resolve to make improvements, including monetarily.

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Medical Minute 1-4:

Updated: 01/04/2012 - Four months may not seem like a long time, but for those with cancer, it's 120 days they might not have. A breakthrough treatment for prostate cancer patients is changing that for some, but people who've gone through the process have mixed emotions about it.

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Medical Minute 12-15:

Posted: 01/04/2012 - Young, old, black and white. Diabetes can hit anyone at any time. Along with the 26-million people who know they have it, millions of others remain undiagnosed. Now, a new tool is helping to identify the disease faster.

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Posted: 01/03/2012 - The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened for autism twice before age two. However, only between five and seven percent of pediatricians perform a formal screening. The average age of diagnosis for a child with autism is about five and a half. Experts say that's way too late.

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Medical Minute 12-29:

Posted: 12/29/2011 - One in every 110 children is diagnosed with some level of autism. For many parents, this usually means problems with communication and little interest in interacting with others. But now a new program is changing how we look at autism by putting kids in the spotlight.

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