The nation's top breast cancer experts are meeting this week in Texas, revealing findings of the latest research and advances in treatment.
The American College of Physicians has issued new guideline to better educate both physicians and patients on the dangers of prescription drug addiction.
A new treatment is providing hope to many cancer patients who have run out of options, giving them a real chance at living a cancer-free life.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a gel to treat the embarrassing facial redness caused by Rosacea.
New government estimates show just how big a role fertility treatments are playing on the frequency of multiple births.
Researchers are now saying that being healthy and overweight is only a myth.
Researchers say a new blood test could detect colon cancer and prevent thousands of deaths each year.
A family in California has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Their matriarch is able to celebrate the holiday after receiving the gift of life, twice.
It's that time of year where it seems like everyone is getting sick. But there are ways of fighting off the cold or flu and staying healthy. It starts with knowing where you're most likely to get those cold and flu germs.
If a brain aneurysm ruptures it can be deadly or leave a person with permanent neurological problems. Now doctors in New York are testing a new surgical device that can be used on aneurysms that are difficult to reach.
Does blasting your body with sub-zero temperatures improve your health? We find out in today's smart woman report.
Younger women are less likely than men to experience chest pain during a heart attack.
The disease Pertussis, or Whooping Cough has surpassed the number of cases last year.
Former United States President George W. Bush is recovering from emergency heart surgery that took place early Tuesday morning.
Last week’s rain brought temporary relief from the summer heat, but it also brought hassles for people with allergies. Just because the rain has stopped and the hot,dry weather pattern is back, that doesn’t mean mold isn’t a problem.
Tarrant county officials have confirmed they are investigating ten cases of an illness, cyclospora, that is brought into the country by imported foods.
New research suggests air pollution may be a cause of lung cancer and could worsen cases of heart failure.
This week's Heartbeat Report encourages individuals to practice healthy lifestyle choices and stay smart in the summer heat to maintain heart health.
Sweeping restrictions on abortion in Texas now have final approval from the House of Representatives.
A new program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is helping moms deliver naturally.
A new program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is helping moms deliver naturally.
She's a motivated mother that is an inspiration to any family this Mother's Day.
The federal government wants stronger warnings on indoor tanning beds as more young people develop a deadly form of skin cancer.
A new study suggests a little alcohol isn't harmful to a child's development.
A meningitis scare has many people concerned. Now one community is trying to stop the disease from spreading after a gay 33 year old lawyer died last week.
New research from the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine shows playing live music to premature babies can help them get healthier.
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects 25 million adults and 8 million children in the United States. Now a cutting-edge asthma inhaler is helping doctors create a more accurate treatment plan pinning down a patient's location and possible triggers around them.
Robots help doctors perform hundreds of thousands of operations every year in the U.S. It's one of the fastest growing technologies in health care, but injuries and deaths from robotic surgeries are on the rise and federal health officials are taking a closer look.
Research shows the chest radiation used to treat tumors for cancers like breast cancer and Hodgkin's lymphoma can put patients at higher risk for aggressive heart disease.
The baseball season has begun and it's not just the big leaguers who are taking to the field. You baseball and softball are underway as well.
New laws are popping up making tanning beds off-limits to minors without parental consent. Tanning beds produce ultraviolet rays that can cause melanoma. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer killing thousands of people each year.
Family pictures tell the story: through vacations and every day moments, this mother of four was always active.
There's a new type of workout for adults on the Autism spectrum. The workout blends music with exercise. It's called "Conductorcise" because you learn to move like an orchestra conductor. It's a great way to learn music and be physical at the same time.
Can cash rewards help people lose weight at work? A new study finds it can, but it's even better when employees compete for the money.
Many parents are concerned about the amount of vaccinations children receive in the first years of life, now a new study is reassuring parents.
New research may be able to help identify people who are at increased risk for cancer before they get it. Scientists from around the globe have uncovered dozens of genes that could increase a person's chances of developing breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.
Regular physical activity can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a combination of muscle-strengthening exercises and aerobics is ideal, but sometimes it's easier said than done and wee find excuses.
Are we eating too much salt? According to the American Heart Association, the answer is "Yes." A new study put out by the A.H.a finds that 75% of the world's population consumes nearly twice the daily recommended amount of sodium. Why? Because hidden salt is everywhere.
Nutrition labels are everywhere. They're on things like soups, cereals and salad dressings, but how many of the numbers do you actually digest?
Researchers presented three new studies about salt at the American Heart Association meeting today. The first shows that most packaged food for toddlers contain more than the recommended amount.
Introducing your baby to solid foods can be an exciting time, but what can you expect when introducing the foods to your child and when should you start?
Most women want to keep up with the latest fashion and look attractive, but sometimes we have to tailor what we wear to ensure we stay healthy.
Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and rates have been increasing in recent years. Now new research shows a common pain reliever may help women reduce their chances of developing it.
Nine people die from asthma each day in the U.S. Now a new study looks at patients who have trouble controlling their conditions and suggests possibly changing the way doctors treat them.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling for urgent action to stop the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals across the country. The group of bacteria, called CRE, kills up to half the patients who get it in their bloodstreams.
Researchers have been taking a closer look at the chemical Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, to investigate links to possible health problems. Now they've discovered it may increase the chances of childhood asthma.
Choking is a leading cause of death among young children, but there are steps parents can take to prevent choking.
Cell phones have been widely used for only about 15 years, so it may be too soon to know how they affect our health. But there are precautions you can take now.
Even though no cases of West Nile have yet been reported in humans in the Abilene area, since mosquitoes have tested positive for it this year, it is wise to know how it may affect you and your pets.
Whether you're a city dweller or live in the burbs, you may be seeing a
lot of farmer's markets popping up in your community. What's the
advantage of shopping at these places?
A San Antonio mother is credited with saving her baby's life. She jumped in to perform CPR when her infant stopped breathing. The outcome, doctors say, is nothing short of miraculous.