If you plan on traveling this spring break holiday, today's Smart Woman report has some tips on staying safe.
A new blood test has been developed for early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
A dangerously potent drug is set to hit the market and it has medical professionals concerned about drug abuse.
Do you have ab envy? Today's Smart Woman report shows us how to get abs like the movie stars.
Getting children to eat healthy meals is not just a problem at home, but also at school. A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health looks at what schoolkids are eating and how healthy changes in the menu are making a difference.
When it comes to fish, what is healthy for your family?
March is National Nutrition month. How can we eat healthy and not let it break the bank?
If you have road rage or drive a long commute to work, you may be affecting your health.
Are you bored with the gym? Today's Smart Woman report shows how you can rev up your workout.
Holly Firfer takes a look at the latest statistics on obesity in America.
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Today's Smart Woman report explains what signs and symptoms you should be looking for in your children.
Taking over the counter pain medication during pregnancy may cause your child to develop ADHD.
The winter games are still underway. Today's smart woman report shows how you can train like a winter athlete.
The Centers for Disease Control say that the flu hasn't been as bad as years past, but they do say that it has targeted a specific group.
Today's Smart Woman report assesses how a sedentary work atmosphere can lead to disability.
As heart month continues, we'll discuss which foods will help keep your heart healthy in today's Smart Woman report.
Doctors are testing a new way to alleviate heart failure.
February is heart month and the perfect time to focus on protecting the hearts of those we love. Health experts say many of us listen to the myths instead of facts about heart health.
As a Valentine's Day tribute, today's Smart Woman Report talks about how to get rid of your love handles.
Keeping kids cavity free is extremely important. Today's smart woman report focuses on the number one chronic disease in children, tooth decay.
Valentine's day is approaching. How is your love life affecting your health?
New research shows most children consume some caffeine every day. But, where that caffeine comes from may surprise you.
Can wearing a patch be enough to cure peanut allergies? Today's Smart Woman report takes a look at the possibilities.
A new study finds that monitoring a person's blood pressure should start decades earlier than most people think.
Getting a dental check up means more than having your teeth and gums prodded and poked. Dentists also screen for cancer.
Mother Nature is fickle and can change at any minute. So that means be ready for anything at any time. What's the best way to survive a surprise weather event?
More than one-third of U.S. children are overweight or obese. According to a new study, signs of this can be detected early.
Eating out can be a time saver, but healthy choices can be hard to find. Today's Smart Woman report shows how to make smart choices when ordering out.
What's the best way to prevent or treat the common cold?
It's cutting edge research that could change the future. An Iowa company is developing a new cancer treatment aimed at training the immune system to fight cancer.
E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, but in today's Smart Woman report we're learning they may not be as safe as they claim to be.
Are you needing a better nights sleep?. Today's Smart Woman report discusses several ways that we could help us catch better Zs.
Sometimes mistaken as the common cold, doctors are warning against an illness that they say is harmful to children.
Skipping meals may seem like a good weight loss strategy, but it can actually backfire. Today's Smart Woman report explains.
Concussions take a toll on families. And now players are bigger and faster and there is a connection to the dangers your kids face in sports every day.
Fifty years after the U.S. Surgeon General first linked smoking to lung cancer, a new report from the Surgeon General now shows smoking is even more dangerous than previously believed.
We are now a few weeks into the new year and many of you have already started to take on healthy resolutions. But two women at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse have an important message before you get too far.
A warning from the Food and Drug Administration concerning a popular pain reliever. The agency is asking doctors to stop prescribing combination drugs that contain large doses of acetaminophen, also known as brand name Tylenol.
January is Folic Acid Awareness Month. And although it may sound a little dangerous, folic acid is an essential ingredient for our bodies, especially for women of child-bearing age.
Searching for a fresh look in the new year? There is a a new FDA approved cosmetic product for the face that combats aging.
A new study suggests only 25 percent of kids are exercising regularly. In today's Smart Woman Report, find out how much exercise experts say children should be getting.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds tens of millions of Americans are consuming too much alcohol.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's been an increase in flu activity over the past few weeks. Twenty states are now experiencing high influenza like illness with hundreds of hospitalizations.
You've heard of people addicted to drugs, alcohol and gambling. Now there's more and more evidence that people can be addicted to food.
In January many of us make a goal for the New Year and for a lot of people that goal is getting in shape. Today's Smart Woman Report tells us how to get your mind set on getting fit, and keeping with it.
If your plan is to lose a few pounds this year, today's Smart Woman Report shares valuable information about heading out to the gym.
Doctors say a good way to work towards positive health goals is to know where you stand in the medical numbers game. So which numbers are the most important?
Health authorities say this year's flu vaccine can prevent swine flu and several other flu strains - if people get vaccinated.
Many missing persons cases involve those who have dementia and Alzheimer's diseases. Because their safety is so critical to their health, a police department in Texas has developed a wristband tracking system.
A handful of nuts every day could keep some allergies away. According to a new study, children of women who eat nuts while pregnant may be less likely to have nut allergies.
It's that time of year again when sickness spreads. One pharmacy says that you're holidays will be more joyous if you get your flu shot.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US now a new study shows heart disease may put older women at risk for dementia.
Popular soap products claim that they can protect users from germs and sickness, but the FDA isn't so sure the claim is true.
If a portion of your paycheck goes to buying vitamins, new research suggests you may want to rethink your next purchase.
Doctor's are conducting a study to see if they can improve the nutrition of a mother's breast milk for her new born baby.
Doctors are concerned about the antibiotics given to animals, saying that it is becoming more difficult to treat patients who have consumed the animal byproducts.
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 holiday season can bring on stress, which can cause emotional binge eating. Researchers have developed a "Smart Bra" that can monitor your emotions so that you can gauge when you are truly hungry, or if your hormones are flaring up.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new device to help epilepsy patients who don't respond to medications
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.
Although tasty, spicy snacks may result in a trip to the emergency room.
As the holiday season approaches many are excited about the desserts to come, but eating too many sweets can pack on the pounds, causing obesity which leads to problems like diabetes and heart disease
New research finds that women who used birth control pills for three years or more had two times the risk of developing Glaucoma in their later years, one of the leading causes of blindness.The study did not differentiate between women who took low estrogen and regular birth control pills.
The FDA only recently approved the use of Botox for crow's feet, but doctors are already very familiar with the procedure. Botox is made from botulinum toxin. When it is injected in tiny targeted doses, it stops muscles from contracting.
Text Size: Trans fats will soon be out. Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, which make up trans fats, was touted, years ago, as an alternative to cut out cholesterol and natural fats from our everyday foods. But, studies found they clogged up our hearts and were dangerous to our health. So dangerous, the government intends to ban trans fats from American's diets.
Doctors used to rely on a specific cholesterol level to determine which patients needed the drugs known as statins. Now new guidelines from the American Heart Association and The American College of Cardiology are recommending statins for four high risk groups.
Anxiety...for many it's a debilitating, life crippling condition... causing rapid heartbeats, dizziness, even overwhelming feelings of fear. In a world where there's seemingly a pill for everything, one pill in particular is taking the world by storm.They're known on the streets as bennies, downers, ludes and Christmas trees but to the average person the more common name is Xanax.
In the past 15 years Major Perry Jarmon has been deployed four times. Today, he is part of a different kind of operation, "Operation Free Ride." It's part of a program called horses for heroes, a non-profit organization made up of equestrian facilities nationwide, designed to introduce troops, veterans, first responders and their families to horses.
New research finds more than 18% of kids and teens have hay fever and where the children live could increase their chances of seasonal allergies. Living in areas in the south and southeast correlated with higher degrees of allergies.
A new British study finds children born through In Vitro Fertilization are not at an increased risk of cancer in childhood. British researchers studied more than 100-thousand children born through IVF between 1992 and 2008.
More than 20 million Americans ages 50 to 75 have not had any screening for colorectal cancer. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New figures also show one in three adults are not up to date with their screenings.
Researchers in Britain say they have discovered the world's first test to accurately diagnose a complication during pregnancy that can be life threatening. Doctors say the blood test measures protein levels in the placenta, and is 96% accurate.
Watching a ballerina spin around and around is enough to make anyone dizzy. So, how do the dancers keep their balance? New research from the Imperial College in London shows the ballerinas may be able to suppress signals from the inner ear to the brain.
The growing trend of "vampire" facials is not just a Halloween treat. The procedure promises to regenerate the skin and make a person look younger, using their own blood.
Some look like just your average pack of cigarettes. Others resemble a fancy pen, or even a shiny type of mascara. But, actually, they are all used to smoke
The same doctors we turn to when it comes to keeping our babies healthy, now say an unhealthy habit could be leading our children into dangerous territory.
Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from a bacterial infection in their intestines called C-Difficile. The bacteria is highly resistant to antibiotics and hard to treat.
People with higher blood sugar levels may be more likely to have memory problems. That's according to a new study of older adults who did not have diabetes.
An autistic child in New York went missing three weeks ago. Fourteen year old Avonte Oquendo ran out of his New York City school earlier this month. He's not been seen since, despite a massive search.
Studies have shown that spanking can lead to behavior problems. Now Researchers find it may also hurt a child's cognitive development.
It's time to fall back an hour. Sleep experts say, although it's easier for you to gain an hour than to lose it, it doesn't mean your inner body clock, or circadian rhythms aren't affected.
Sixteen states passed a legislation this year making epinephrine available in school in the case a child has a severe allergic reaction. Twenty seven schools in the U.S. now stock epi-pens.
Ovarian cancer is one of the hardest types of cancer to diagnose and treat. In many cases it's already in an advanced state by the time it's found. Now doctors are experimenting with a new therapy to help patients who are running out of options.
Football, mild weather, the glorious change in leaves nature offers. There's so much to love about the fall. But, millions of people with fall allergies tell a very different story. So, how can allergy sufferers find relief from their symptoms?
A new study shows children who do not have regular bed times during the school week are more likely to have behavioral problems by age 7.
Fall is a popular season for marathons and other running events. But, doctors say that many runners don't ease into their training, don't have the right footwear, and don't realize the importance of downtime. This negligence can cause some annoying and lengthy injuries such as muscle pulls, stress fractures, and sprained ankles.
Early detection for diseases such as lung cancer can save lives but exactly who needs to be screened is something doctors are trying to figure out.
Researchers in Britain and Brazil say a new twist on an old fertility treatment could dramatically improve a woman's chance of getting pregnant though invitro fertilization.
Raw chicken, packaged in California, has been traced to the salmonella outbreak that has made about three hundred people sick in 18 different states.
The American Heart Association wants more doctors to have that difficult conversation with patients saying bad habits like poor diet, unhealthy body weight, lack of physical activity and smoking should be treated just *as* aggressively as other heart disease risk factors. Doctors say being overweight and not exercising can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes so by changing the behaviors you can prevent the formation of some of these disease processes down the road.The group is also recommending doctors set up practices where patients can connect with specialists like nutritionists or psychologists
A new study from the American Cancer Society followed more than 73,000 women for 17 years.and found postmenopausal women whose only exercise is walking an hour a day still reduce their chances of getting breast cancer 14 percent. Women who engage in more vigorous exercise lower their risk even more - 25 percent. Current guidelines recommend adults do at least two and a half hours of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. But, studies show less than half of U.S. women do even that much. Researchers say it doesn't have to be a marathon. A leisurely walk every day can still make a big difference.