Dry Eye Syndrome is a lifestyle condition that can eventually harm your eyesight
Scientists may have just taken an important step in the fight against muscular dystrophy. According to the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers at Ohio State University Medical Center have isolated a protein that could play a major role in crippling MD patients.* It is a finding that could someday lead to new ways to treat some forms of MD, and offer new hope for the one million Americans who have it.
U.S. surgeons can now perform weight loss surgery without making a single cut. Itâs a ground-breaking method used to revisit gastric bypass operations. It could not only help patients maintain their weight loss, it could also reduce risks in the OR.
The next time you reach for the guacamole and chips, youâll be doing something good for your body. Avocados are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fat,* and now researchers say they might also help your body fight off cancer.
Every 2 minutes, 6 people find out they have colorectal cancer. For many, that diagnosis is only the beginning â half of the cases also spread to the liver. If that happens there was little doctors could do â until now.
Gene mapping is helping scientists get closer to personalizing the fight against leukemia. Researchers have discovered when a certain gene is present, it's a strong predictor of how well some patients will respond to treatment.
Back to school means back to sports. If your child is having breathing problems while on the field or court, donât assume theyâre okay because they donât have asthma. A new study finds something else may be to blame.
PDAs are great, arenât they? By pressing a button, they can keep you in touch or keep you on schedule. But can they help women battle breast cancer, too? Some experts think so and theyâre trying out the idea.
Treating a severe burn can be more painful than the burn itself. Cleaning the wound & changing the bandages can be excruciating, especially for kids. One hospital allows kids to play virtual reality games while nurses tend to their wounds.
Itâs a mystery that is baffling doctors and hobbling young women. Girls are up to 5-times more likely than boys to tear the ACL in their knees in non-contact sports. Some suggest that hormones might play a role, so a team of experts looked into it.
Nutritionists make fresh-baked cookies for patients during cancer treatments. The idea is to ease the stress of treatment by helping patients think of more pleasant times and places. What better way to do that than bake them a warm batch of cookies?
5 million Americans live with heart failure. While there is no cure, there are treatment guidelines designed to help patients live fuller, healthier lives. But a new study shows not every patient takes advantage of them.
The millions of Americans who stop smoking for the Great American Smokeout are cutting their risk of lung cancer. Still, 1 in 5 women who get lung cancer have never smoked. Now, doctors are starting to see their disease in a different light.
Every proud parent hangs on every word their baby says. What if those first few words are hard to come by or understand? It might just be a normal phase, or it could be a sign of a growing problem called childhood apraxia of speech.
When visiting family for the holidays, talk about your medical history. Looking into your past helps you learn about risks you face in the future. Be sure to talk to everyone. Your risks of certain cancers can come from some pretty unlikely people.
Yoga is at least 5,000 years old. Those who do it say yoga makes you stronger & more flexible. Some believe yoga might boost the immune system in women battling breast cancer. Is that a stretch? Scientists are weighing in.