Summer activities are officially in full swing, that means many people are swimming, boating, even tubing on the lake. However, researchers want to warn you before you tie a tube to back of a boat.
Summer is upon us, and for many that means fun in the sun. If that fun includes a day at the pool, there are some safety guidelines you'll want to keep in mind.
A large study finds adding 3-Dimensional imaging to standard digital mammography increases cancer detection. Researchers say the results could lead to changes in the way we screen for breast cancer.
A government task force is out with new guidelines for Vitamin D screening. The panel found there's not enough evidence for or against screening.
The American Humane Association headed to Capitol Hill recently to request funding for animal assisted therapies.
Deceptive advertisements that promise to help you loose weight are everywhere. Some lawmakers in Washington are tired of it and held a hearing to address the issue.
A new study is showing there are ways to prevent or slow down developing diabetes.
A new york man isn't taking anything for granted this Father's Day. Doctor's say the young dad's quick thinking saved his life.
Summer is here...Which means it's shorts, t-shirt and bathing suit season. If you're in rush to get into shape...We have some good news. We talk to a trainer about how to get the most out of your workout.
A recent survey of pregnant women found most are eating little or no fish. Now the federal government is out with new recommendations to try to change that.
After a long winter here in the big country...Many people are happy to see the summer sun. Not only does the sun's rays keep us warm...They also provide us with a very important supplement known as "Vitamin D" which is essential for our body to stay healthy. Why you might ask...
As our bodies age, so do our teeth. Years of chewing and crunching can take a toll. We look at the best ways to keep teeth strong for a lifetime
Scientists say a new antibiotic can treat serious skin infections, including resistant ones like MRSA (pronounced mersa), with just one dose. Oritavancin is unique in that because of its ability to stay in the body for long periods of time.
In today's Smart Woman report, Carl Azuz shares some of the popular excuses the men in your life make and how you can help keep them on track.
Scientists are reporting a breakthrough in the treatment of cervical cancer
Measles cases in the united states have reached a 20 year high.. according to the centers for disease control and prevention...
All too often we return from vacation to find we've put on some extra weight. In today's Smart Woman Report we have a few tips on how to be healthy, without foregoing all of the fun.
It's a question many dieters ask, can drinking diet soda help you lose weight? Senior Medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen talks about a new study for today's Smart Woman Report.
Wounded warriors are getting a new lease on life thanks to a special program at UCLA Medical Center. Service men and women are getting care from top surgeons, and are healing more than just their scars.
Millions of people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year with cases that can be prevented or detected early.
There are a number of common myths associated with sunscreen.
Children who routinely don't get enough sleep may gain weight.
Before you take your next flight.. you may want to make sure you have hand sanitizer readily available. New research shows bacteria can linger on airplane surfaces for more than a week...
Lung cancer is currently the deadliest cancer, followed by colo-rectal and breast. But deaths from "pancreatic" and liver cancer are on the rise...
Patients are injected with mega-doses of vitamins and minerals to keep from getting sick , even fighting of off cancer
It's an exciting time introducing your baby to solid food....What to do and what to expect for today's smart woman report...
A new study finds obesity can have a negative affect in younger breast cancer patients...
Experts say exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone.. and new moms are not exception...
How walking and talking with your coworkers can be productive..
How having friends can be better for your health
Why more children are landing in the emergency room for injuries from baby gates
Children may seem indestructible at times but with increasing reports of playground injuries, doctors are encouraging greater safety for this summer
A new study shows it's possible to grow back large amounts of muscle lost after accidents or military blasts.
How much pesticide is in your produce and is organic worth it? A Washington D.C. watchdog group has released its annual report to help consumers make better choices in the grocery aisle.
The Food and Drug Administration announced a new proposal Thursday morning to begin regulating electronic cigarettes.
A new study shows using marijuana may increase heart complications in young and middle-aged adults
Every summer it's important to teach children warm weather safety.
A new study published in the journal "Pediatrics" finds some emergency room doctors are still prescribing codeine, even though guidelines warn it can be dangerous in children.
Many people are dealing with allergies from different types of pollen, but did you know what you eat can also bring on the sneezing and watery itchy eyes? Well it can, and most people don't even realize their food is the culprit.
Does your toddler seem overly fussy and have trouble calming him or herself? It can be stressful, especially for new parents, but new research says plopping your child in front of the TV isn't always the best option.
About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and this spring could be even worse due harsh winter conditions.
Women are at a higher risk for some eye diseases than men, and the overwhelming majority aren't aware of their increased risk.
Water is key to overall health, yet numbers show about a third of children drink the recommended amount.
Man's best friend is also a life saver for those with epilepsy.
Now the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force is recommending a low dose aspirin for women at high risk for preeclampsia.
The use of electronic cigarettes is skyrocketing, and now poisonings related to the cigarettes are also rising.
A discussion on whether or not mammograms are useful.
New research shows more women are choosing to have breast life surgery to get their body back after childbirth.
The CDC says new findings don't mean more children are developing autism, it means more cases are being discovered due to heightened awareness.
New government statistics show the number of children identified with autism continues to rise.
Government health officials say despite progress, more needs to be done to keep patients safe and prevent them from getting infections while in the hospital.
Back pain, neck pain and headaches? Today's Smart Woman report offers advice on how to get rid of those symptoms.
A new study looks at whether e-cigarettes may be an effective way to stop smoking or reduce smoking.
We love to make a statement when it comes to fashion, but how is it affecting our health?
Spring is in the air, but so are springtime allergies. Today's Smart Woman report shows how to cope with these annual allergies.
There's a new study out to see if acupuncture can alleviate breast cancer pain.
The PAP test, which has been the gold standard for detecting cervical cancer, may be losing a bit of it's luster.
Today's Smart Woman report may be "egg-xatly" what your looking for when it comes to your diet.
Are you in the mood for spring cleaning? Maybe spring cleaning for your health sounds a little bit more appealing. We'll explain how you can in today's Smart Woman report.
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.