Dr. Holly Phillips

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Study Links Common Cold With Childhood Obesity

A healthy diet and exercise will go far in protecting kids against childhood obesity, but there may be another factor putting kids at risk – a virus.


Bronchial thermoplasty is a new, FDA-approved procedure that's giving severe asthma sufferers a new lease on life.

HealthWatch: A New Treatment For Severe Asthma

Of the 22 million Americans struggling with asthma, most are able to control it with medication. About 15 percent of asthma patients, however, have cases so severe they require frequent trips to the hospital. Now, there’s a new treatment to help those people breathe easier.


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Have Allergies? It Could Really Be Non-Allergic Rhinitis

Do you seem to always have a runny or stuffy nose? Maybe you chalk it up to a cold you can’t shake or allergies, but this goes beyond allergies.



Seen At 11: Picky Eating, The New Eating Disorder

Everyone has foods they’d prefer not to eat, but imagine not eating entire food groups. It’s hard to believe, but picky eating in adults is such a growing problem, it was recently categorized as a new eating disorder.


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Healthy Habits Could Help Kids Steer Clear Of Colds

You can help keep your children healthy by teaching them a few simply tricks. CBS 2’s Dr. Holly Phillips tells us what they are.


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Study: Fast-Paced Video Games Help Decision Making

It’s not just fun and games. A new study shows how playing action video games can improve decision-making skills.


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Seen At 11: Treating Those Pesky Cold Sores

Cold sores are something most of us have to deal with at some point – they can be painful and embarrassing, and pop up where you just can’t hide them. There are, however, treatments that work.


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HealthWatch: New Minimally Invasive Back Pain Treatment

Back pain affects so many people that it’s the top cause of disability in the workplace – but it’s not easy to treat. Now, patients suffering from one type of back pain have an incredible new option for relief.



Study: Flu Vaccine Good For The Heart

The muscle aches, runny nose and fever of the flu are enough of a reason to get vaccinated. And now that vaccine may have some heart healthy benefits.


The FDA is considering a ban on popular diet pill Meridia on concerns that it raises risk of cardiovascular disease.

FDA Mulling Ban Of Popular Diet Drug Meridia

A popular diet drug may be more dangerous than it is helpful, and the government is weighing in on what consumers should do. An FDA committee is considering pulling Meridia as studies show it can increase the risk of heart attacks for some.


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Health Watch: Looking For The Signs Of Cancer

Diagnosing cancer can be difficult — even by top doctors. There are, however, some subtle signs that you can pick up on, if you know what to look for.


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HealthWatch: Common Ailments Misdiagnosed In Men

If you’re a man, or a woman who loves one, there’s some important medical information you need to know. It turns out that for men, there are five common misdiagnoses that everyone should be know.


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Superfoods: What Every Woman Should Know

How would you like to fight heart disease or lower your risk of cancer? The key to doing so might be on your dinner plate.


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Seen At 11: New Treatment For Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating, a condition that can cause both physical and emotional discomfort. Now, though, a new ultrasound treatment can help stop the sweat.


A high-intensity laser called AlexTriVantage is used to remove a tattoo.

HealthWatch: Faster, More Effective Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are more popular than ever – but so is tattoo regret. Now, a breakthrough treatment is making tattoo removal faster and more effective than ever.