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.
Five years ago, the government issued guidelines for physical activity for americans.
But are U.S. adults listening?
The federal government wants stronger warnings on indoor tanning beds as more young people develop a deadly form of skin cancer.
Mothers are turning to donated breast milk for health reasons.
A new protein drink will appear on store shelves in the Texas panhandle this week.
The FDA announced it is lowering the age to buy a controversial morning-after pill without a prescription.
While growing up many of us may have heard the phrases "Clean your plate," or "No, you can't have candy." But how exactly do these parental attitudes toward food affect a child's weight?
New research shows younger women are still getting mammograms, even though a federal task force recommends differently.
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.
Any parent knows the emergency room can be a scary place for children, but now kid-friendly facilities are popping up around the country.
Ever wonder why some people can eat certain foods and others can't? It might be our taste buds. Scientists have found that some people taste different compounds more than others and those people are called "Super Tasters".
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.
Hardin Simmons University is holding its annual art competition and students are just a day away from hearing the results.
KTAB is launching a new initiative called "Your Safe City". It is an effort by KTAB, not only to provide you with the news that is happening in Abilene, the Big Country and the Heartland, but if it involves crime, we will also try to offer you information on how to protect yourself and family from the same thing happening to you, and what do to if it does.
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.
A new government report suggests the number of children with autism in the United States is underestimated.
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?
How often women should be screened for breast cancer has been a big debate in recent years. Now a new study is suggesting some older women can safely be screened for breast cancer less often.
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.
A national group of doctors is concerned that healthy children are using ADHD medications when they shouldn't be.
Aching backs are a common complaint in today's society. With a go-go lifestyle, a lot of us abuse our backs and that can eventually lead to serious discomfort.
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.
Manicures are a quick and easy fix for a much needed pamper session. The fairly, new "gel manicure" has become more popular than ever because of it's quick drying and long-lasting paint. But it could come with a danger.
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.
Daylight savings time begins this weekend when we turn our clocks one hour ahead. That being said, we have some tips on how you can sleep better no matter the time or season!
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.
More than half of all pregnant women deal with morning sickness. For some, it gets so bad that medication is necessary. Now there's new research on a popular drug used to treat the condition.
A new study finds the incidence of advanced breast cancer is growing among younger women. The findings are concerning because younger women tend to have aggressive cancer and lower survival rates.
Ear infections send millions of children to the doctor's office, but getting the right diagnosis and treatment can be difficult. That's why the American Academy of Pediatrics is revising its guidelines.
A Food and Drug Administration panel is weighing whether to recommend approval of a new device that could help some people with epilepsy control their seizures...
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.
There's a high-tech breakthrough in the battle against melanoma. It's the deadliest form of skin cancer, claiming another victim every hour in this country, but the disease is curable, if caught early.
Two new studies suggest what your kids watch on television could affect their behavior. It's not just what they're watching, it's how long they spend in front of the t.v.
The latest research on hip replacements finds that women patients face a higher risk of needing a follow-up operation than men.
It's Valentine's Day, a time for amour. To quote an Andrew Lloyd Webber play, "Love changes everything," especially when it comes to your health, both physically and mentally.
Valentine's Day is tomorrow and many married couples will wish their single friends were happily married while many singles will point out the loss of freedom of their coupled friends.
Just days after the Grammy Awards were seen here on KTAB, a Grammy winning Violinist was on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University
Have you ever wondered where a lot of movie stars and fitness gurus get such great abs? Well, experts say they are probably working on their core muscles. So, what's the difference between the core and the abs?
A new study out today confirms what we've known for some time. Americans are eating too much salt, but many prepackaged foods are now getting healthier.
Static electricity and winter time; they go hand in hand. Static can be a real nuisance, especially when it comes to your hair, but there are ways to control it.
It takes a few weeks to develop a habit. We will take a look at how to stick to your weight loss goals and how to begin again if we falter and how to celebrate our weight loss success.
If you like sweet mixed drinks, you may want to order regular instead of diet soda the next time you're at a bar or party. A new study finds that drinking diet sodas, while good for your waistline, may actually leave you more impaired.
Snow days can be fun. Well, maybe not for parents, but kids love them. It's a great time to make a snowman and take out the sled with friends. But experts warn parents that sledding has its dangers. There are, however, ways to have fun and stay safe.
They may seem harmless, but doctors have been warning people for some time that energy drinks can be dangerous.
When a woman has a heart attack her signs and symptoms are often different from what a man experiences. The crushing chest pain and other hallmarks for males may not show up in women.
Many NFL football fans will be doing more than watching the big game this Sunday. Many will be loading up on extra calories as well.
Asthma affects more than 22 million Americans of all ages. It can be challenging and even dangerous for asthmatics who don't take proper care of themselves and wintertime poses its own set of triggers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, norovirus is the most common cause of stomach illness in the United States. Each year 70-thousand people are hospitalized from noroviruses, which also cause about 20 million illnesses and around 800 deaths, but now health experts are reporting a stronger strain of the virus out of Australia that has made its way to the United States.
Eating out is a real treat but restaurant foods are often high in calories. Here are some tips on how to enjoy dining out without packing on the pounds.
Police Chief Stan Standridge confirms that the Abilene office of Child Protective Services is now under investigation.
A scary situation in South Abilene on Friday. Nearly 2 dozen children became sick after swimming at Abilene's Rose Park Pool.
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.
It's a bittersweet day as KTAB gets ready to say goodbye to one of it's own, and welcome a new face to the news team.
She was one of the first pageant girls ever featured on the hit show 'Toddlers and Tiaras' and after taking a break, she is back on the stage.
By now, you know apps are all the rage for their fun games, but did you know some can also provide life-saving advice? That's right, when it comes to your child's safety, there's an app for that. Actually, there are several.
Wouldn't it be nice to make some money on your "stuff" while it's
The racks at Goodwill can be crowded with Halloween shoppers young and old this time of year.
When should you book your holiday travel? Some experts are saying now.
No matter what season it is, ice cream never goes out of style. Especially when it's free!
Clipping coupons is becoming a fast thing of the past. The "clipping" that is.
An Abilene family will now have a home thanks to one local business teaming up with Abilene's Habitat for Humanity.
If you ask anyone from Sweetwater about the town's Texas Theatre, they'll likely have a story to tell you.
A growing number of marriages are being wrecked by video game addiction.
Abilene's second Jason's Deli location on Highway 351 welcomed customers on Sunday with free food.
For several local residents, exercising has a whole new meaning. They're giving to the max, by working out to the max.
For the first time ever an Abilene veterinarian is using ground breaking stem-cell technology to save the life of a man's best friend.
Spreading the word to end the word. That's the message a group of Abilene students are hoping to pass along to their fellow classmates.
Making dinner for a family of five every night can be stressful. That's why many families sometimes skip the hassle and eat out at a restaurant. But what if you didn't have a choice?
Video games used to be known as child's play. But now, more and more
adults are getting hooked, sacrificing their jobs, families, and
friends. Many are now spending all their time
online and on their game consoles.
At only eight years old this little girl isn't thinking about dolls or
riding her bike, in fact, she's even auctioning off her bike to help
raise money for her Relay For Life team.
It was an Abilene families' backyard, the massive 9.0 earthquake that rattled Japan just one month ago.
The Jersey Shore to the pages of men magazines. Everywhere we look we see tanned, rippling six pack stomachs.
The teen pop star had his eyes on our anchor's twitter, and that had her feeling the Bieber Fever!
It's possible forms of synthetic marijuana like K-2 could be banned soon across the Big Country and state.
Internet-mediated communication is pulling us together, he said.
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