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Dave Warden shows off marijuana seen at a dispensery - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 19, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Medical Marijuana May Offer Relief To MS Sufferers

Many patients with debilitating brain diseases turn to marijuana after traditional treatments fail. A new review from the American Academy of Neurology shows that marijuana pills or spray can help some MS symptoms.

04/28/2014

It's safe for children as young as age 7 to lift weights, doctors say. (credit: CBS 2)

Medical Myth: Weightlifting Dangerous For Kids

Why is weightlifting controversial for kids, especially when so many of them are overweight?

04/24/2014

A high school athlete gets stretched out by an Athletic Trainer. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Handling Youth Sports Injuries On The Sidelines

March Madness may be over but many young basketball players are still dealing with injuries that they suffered on the court.

04/23/2014

A recent study said that codeine could be lethal when used by children. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Says Childhood Codeine Use Could Come With Lethal Results

Codeine is one of the most commonly prescribed narcotic painkillers, but it is potentially lethal to children.

04/21/2014

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Team-Based Medical Care Gaining Steam, Backed By Physicians Groups

A team might include a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a medical assistant, a care coordinator, a nurse and an office manager. Even a dietician or clinical pharmacist may be part of the team.

04/18/2014

Larry Sturchio is one of the patients who has had an iStent implanted as a means to prevent the advance of glaucoma. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: New iStent Could Prevent Advance Of Glaucoma

Untreated glaucoma can lead to blindness. But a tiny new implant could prevent that from happening.

04/17/2014

Apostherapy uses special footwear to treat knee, hip, and back pain. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: ‘AposTherapy’ The Shoe Solution To Hip, Knee, And Back Pain

If you suffer from back, knee, or hip pain you may be able to avoid surgery with a surprising fix; your footwear.

04/14/2014

Naps

Study Suggests Naps Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

A lot of us take a nap during the day and feel better afterward, but could those naps be bad – or even kill us?

04/14/2014

Expired Medication

Seen At 11: What Should You Do With Expired Medications?

Have you ever reached for a pain reliever or other medicine only to find it has expired? As CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Friday night, you may not want to throw it away just yet.

04/11/2014

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Study Links Erectile Dysfunction Drugs With Increased Risk Of Malignant Melanoma

A new study shows a possible link between popular erectile dysfunction drugs and an increased risk of developing a deadly form of skin cancer.

04/10/2014

Water BIG DL

Dr. Max Gomez: Schools Work To Make Water More Accessible To Students

Studies have shown that drinking water can help children maintain a healthy weight and stay focused in the classroom. Now, a new study has taken a look at whether water is readily available in schools and if kids are actually drinking it.

04/09/2014

Distracted Driving (credit: File/Clip Art)

Dr. Max Gomez: Behind-The-Wheel Stress Could Improve Driving Performance In Teens

Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death for people aged 15-29, and the most dangerous time is during a new driver’s first few months behind the wheel.

04/08/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: New Study Heralded As ‘Groundbreaking’ Step In Treating Breast Cancer

The experimental drug is the latest example of what has been dubbed ‘targeted therapy’ which uses drugs that go after the very specific biochemical pathways that cancer cells use to divide and multiply.

04/07/2014

Acne treatment (file/credit:  TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Dermatologists Can Offer Help For Adult Acne Sufferers

About 10 to 15 percent of adults develop acne at age 30 or older. Adult acne is typically inherited.

04/04/2014

Tiger Woods (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: Tiger’s Violent Swing Likely Will Mean Longer Recovery Time

Modern back surgery is dramatically better than it was even just a few years ago. The surgery Woods and many others have had is now often an outpatient procedure, with an incision less than an inch long and the patient walking around within hours.

04/03/2014

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