• NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 26, 2019

    Cutting Medication Costs With Stuff in the Kitchen

    Prices for most name-brand prescription drugs have risen 208 percent from 2008 to 2016. That is causing up to 20 percent of people to either skip taking their much-needed medication or cut it in half to reduce costs. But now researchers are looking towards a cheaper and more natural alternative.

  • North Texas Apr 24, 2019

    Keep Your “Move in the Tube” During Heart Rehab

    More than 300,000 sternotomies are performed every year in the United States, most commonly for coronary bypass surgery and mitral aortic valve replacement. Patients are encouraged not to lift more than 5 or 10 pounds, which can be very limiting. Now all of that is changing because of a new philosophy to speed up rehab and reduce the risk of injuring the incision.

  • San Diego Mar 22, 2019

    Vaccine Halts the Spread of Metastatic Cancer

    Researchers at UC San Diego Health and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology are working on a cancer vaccine that’s specific for each patient. It’s specifically created according to a patient’s own cancer mutations and immune system. It’s a clinical trial that is only for people with metastatic cancer.

  • North Texas Mar 14, 2019

    Surgery for the Tiniest Patients

    No parent wants to hear their child needs surgery, but a less invasive approach with smaller incisions would sure make going through it a whole lot easier.

  • cancer Mar 13, 2019

    4-Year-Old Donates Blood Cells to Fight Neuroblastoma

    Neuroblastoma accounts for six percent of all cancers in children and is deadly in kids under five. Many times, the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes before parents even notice a lump. Meet a 4-year-old boy who fought the disease, and is now helping other kids with it.

  • disease Mar 12, 2019

    Researcher Believes HIV Drug Could Help Alzheimer's Patients

    The National Institutes of Health estimates 5.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. There’s no therapeutic way to slow or prevent the disease… yet. One researcher’s remarkable discovery could lead to doctors using existing drugs to treat Alzheimer’s.

  • North Texas Mar 8, 2019

    Stroke Shoe Retrains the Brain

    In the United States every year close to 800,000 people suffer a stroke: a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain. Many are left with a dragging foot. But doctors are working on an inexpensive way to fix their footing.

  • North Texas Feb 27, 2019

    Hypnosis Helps IBD Patients

    Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease can create havoc on a person’s insides. These immune diseases cause the intestines to become inflamed and can cause a lot of pain. In addition to traditional medicine and surgery, IBD specialists are exploring the connection between mind and gut and using alternative therapies to bring relief.

  • North Texas Feb 18, 2019

    Calming Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients

    It’s a memory-robbing disease that affects millions of people in this country, but clinical trials are so important in the battle to lessen the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • North Texas Feb 8, 2019

    Varicose Vein Fix: Gluing Leaky Leg Valves

    Millions of Americans suffer from varicose veins, twisted or enlarged veins that you can see just under the surface of the skin. Now, doctors have a new, minimally invasive treatment available that’s bringing fast relief.

  • Editor Feb 5, 2019

    Researchers Develop ‘Smart Underwear' to Prevent Back Pain

    Back pain is the number one cause of disability, and accounts for more than 264 million lost work days per year. Now researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed clothing to prevent back pain. They call it smart underwear.

  • North Texas Jan 31, 2019

    Babyleo Helps the Tiniest Patients

    Babies born too early are often hospitalized for weeks or months in specialized neonatal intensive care units or NICUs. Now, a cutting-edge system is helping the tiniest patients thrive in an environment- much like the one they just left.

  • FDA Jan 22, 2019

    Filler to Make Hands Look Younger Gets FDA Approval

    There are all kinds of cosmetic options to make your face look more youthful. Now, a dermal filler that’s been used to fill wrinkles and plump lips for 20 years has been approved for hands that are showing aging.

  • United States Jan 21, 2019

    Battlefield Acupuncture Reduces Opioid Use for Civilians

    More than one in five people in the U.S. who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them. Now a treatment that was previously only used in the military is going mainstream and is offering a non-opioid alternative to help with chronic pain.

  • disease Jan 18, 2019

    Can an Old Drug Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?

    Less than 10 percent of people with diabetes have Type 1 diabetes. Patients with Type 1 must take insulin to stay alive and there’s been no way to prevent the disease. Now, for the first time, researchers say there may be a way to prevent or delay the disease in some people with a genetic risk.

  • North Texas Jan 17, 2019

    Cutting Medication Costs With Items in the Kitchen

    Prices for most name-brand prescription drugs have risen 208 percent from 2008 to 2016. That is causing up to 20 percent of people to either skip taking their much-needed medication or cut it in half to reduce costs. But now researchers are looking towards a cheaper and more natural alternative.

  • United States Jan 2, 2019

    Teens Vaping Is an ‘Epidemic' Says US Surgeon General

    The U.S. Surgeon General is calling vaping an epidemic among adolescents. More than 3.6 million U.S. teens, including one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students used e-cigarettes last year.

  • North Texas Dec 21, 2018

    Miloop Removes Cataracts In A Flash

    Cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans over the age of 40, and are a leading cause of blindness, worldwide. A new portable device for cataract removal is speeding recovery time and may make the procedure available to patients in countries where there have been very few treatment options.

  • North Texas Dec 20, 2018

    Mystery Meat Allergy Starts With a Tick Bite

    Most of us enjoy a good, juicy burger from time to time. But imagine if eating red meat triggered a severe allergic reaction. At one time, it was very rare reaction and limited to a few hundred people in the southern United States. But now, as ticks begin to migrate north, experts say it’s a health problem that is on...

  • cancer Dec 17, 2018

    Low Dose Aspirin Fights Off Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is the most fatal gynecological cancer because it lacks early detection strategies. But something that’s already sitting on your medicine cabinet shelf might be a step in the right direction for some women.

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