No single personality profile or set of warning signs can accurately predict who might commit a mass shooting such as occurred a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a new report says.More >> No single personality profile or set of warning signs can accurately predict who might commit a mass shooting such as occurred a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a new report says.More >> More young adults have health insurance now than three years ago.
More young adults have health insurance now than three years ago.
Strong state alcohol control policies make a difference in efforts to help prevent binge drinking, a new study finds.More >> Strong state alcohol control policies make a difference in efforts to help prevent binge drinking, a new study finds.More >>
As baby boomers reach retirement age, many are faced with a difficult conundrum: balancing the challenges of their own golden years with the demands of elderly family members.
As baby boomers reach retirement age, many are faced with a difficult conundrum: balancing the challenges of their own golden years with the demands of elderly family members.More >> Older men and women who use the Internet frequently are more likely to have a lifestyle that includes many cancer-preventive behaviors, according to a new study.More >> Older men and women who use the Internet frequently are more likely to have a lifestyle that includes many cancer-preventive behaviors, according to a new study.More >> These days, extended families are more likely to be spread out. The good news is, today's grandparents are more tech-savvy than they were even five years ago.More >> These days, extended families are more likely to be spread out. The good news is, today's grandparents are more tech-savvy than they were even five years ago.
It's not the most pleasant conversation, but it may very well be one of the most important ones. As Helene reports, doctors say: this is a good time of the year to talk to your loved ones about death.
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A deadly disease you may not know you have - and now, there's a new treatment to cure it. As Helene explains, Hepatitis C affects about 4 million Americans. Are you one?
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There's always interest in new, more effective ways to treat cancer. FOCUS REPORT: A new way to attack cancer that spread to the bones.More >> FOCUS REPORT: A new study examines whether giving a multi-vitamin and the mineral selenium could help improve immunity and slow progression of HIV in recently diagnosed patients.More >> FOCUS REPORT: When the aches and pains start, many people try to ignore and put up with it. But the key to living with rheumatoid arthritis is early attention.
You might think it is difficult – or even impossible – to stretch your grocery dollar enough to afford the healthy options. But as Helene explains, Harvard researchers are telling us that this might not be the case.
FOCUS REPORT: PROSTHETICS THAT NEVER HAVE TO BE REMOVED.
Breast cancer without an operating room? As Helene explains, one day advances could take the knife out of breast cancer treatment.
FOCUS REPORT: NEW MEDS FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL.
We've all heard it before.but is it true, or a pipe dream? Can you be fat, but fit?
FOCUS REPORT: MOBILITY SHOES.
Do calorie counts at fast food restaurants do any good? They're just eye candy for many customers, but the real question is: what do they really mean for you?
FOCUS REPORT: STOPPING STROKE - BLOCKING BRAIN BLEEDS.
One of the new challenges in medicine is to evaluate new medical devices. In this report, Helene shows us a new device that is already being used in the U.S.More >> It's a diagnosis that all of us are familiar with by now. It's Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder. Does your child have it?
FOCUS REPORT: PAIN RFEHABILITATION.
Parents: you might want your young ones to leave the room. It's not for the usual reasons!
FOCUS REPORT: DIABETES DEVELOPMENT - BABY FOOD & TYPE 1 DIABETES
The "Angelina effect" likely led many women to get gene tests for breast cancer risk. But does a negative test really mean a woman is in the clear?
FOCUS REPORT: CARING CANINES: HOSPITAL DOGS HELPING HUMANS.More >>
When is pain just pain, and when is it a heart attach? The answer depends on whether you are a man or a woman?
FOCUS REPORT: MIRACLE DRUG FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS.More >>
Few parents enjoy being the bad guy. But a new study suggests a surprising way that being firm may benefit your children.
FOCUS REPORT: A STATE OF SLIM - THE COLORADO DIET.More >>
Premature birth is a national health crisis, costing the country $26 billion every year. Now, a major organization is issuing a report card on the country's progress in dealing with the problem.
FOCUS REPORT: KILLING KNEE PAIN WITH STEM CELLS.More >>
Health care in the United States has changed over the past several decades. As Helene explains, it has changed for those who receive, provide, and pay for health care.More >> It's a fact that some cancers are more deadly than others. In this HealthCast: good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer.More >> 40 million U.S. Adults live with them, according to C.D.C. statistics - chronic headaches. Helene has 'new' guidelines on what not to do to treat them.
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Returning to the game after a concussion is often what enthusiastic young athletes want. but when is it actually safe to hit the field again?
FOCUS REPORT: 3D IN THE OPERATING ROOM
Million of Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to lower their heart attack risk. New research suggests the time of day you take it may make a difference.
FOCUS REPORT: KOTA HEALTH EXTRA - ARE WE DRUGGING OUR FOOD?
Millions of women take a birth control pill every day. Today, we are hearing about a new risk - glaucoma. But as Helene reports, should you really be worried?
KOTA HEALTH EXTRA: FOOD FOR THOUGHT - FOOD PHONIES.More >>
HEALTH EXTRA - Genetically modified organisms, some call GMO's "frankenfoods." As Helene explains, the U.S. is the largest producer of these controversial foods.
Prescription drugs can help, but you always need to weigh the risks and benefits. Helene reports that testosterone therapy may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular events.More >> Fighting breast cancer becomes a lot more complicated and deadly if you have a genetic risk factor. In this report: Information on whether you want to consider genetic testing.More >> Tell grandpa to take a walk. An American dies from stroke every 4 minutes, As Helene reports a new study suggests that walking might save him.
FOCUS REPORT: TREATING DEPRESSION WITH ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY.
You may think gastric bypass surgery is great for your waist. But as Helene reports, researchers are now finding that it can help your heart and brain, too.
FOCUS REPORT: PULMONARY REHAB - HEALING WITH MUSIC.More >>
Losing weight and keeping it off is a heavy problem for America. It's a problem so weighty that two major medical groups have released new recommendations aimed at curbing obesity.
FOCUS REPORT: SMALL PATIENTS - BIG BREAKTHROUGHS. GIVING DEVYN HER BABY BLUES BACK.More >>