Dr. Max Gomez

A new study shows that cervical cancer rates in the U.S. may be higher than once believed. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Says Cervical Cancer Is More Common Than Once Thought

All women should talk with their doctors to determine when and how often they need a pap test. Cervical cancer is caused by HPV, a sexually transmitted virus, but it can take decades for the cancer to actually develop.

05/12/2014

Scan shows tumor in LI mom's heart (credit: CBS 2)

LI New Mom Looking Forward To Mother’s Day Following Rare Open Heart Surgery

Sharon Savino nearly died before she could deliver her baby and had to undergo open heart surgery while pregnant.

05/09/2014

Some cancer patients have chosen to undergo hypnosis to ease the side effects of their regular treatments. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Cancer Patients Turn To Hypnosis To Ease Side Effects Of Radiation

A technique that magicians and entertainers have used for years may be useful as a form of cancer therapy.

05/08/2014

New research shows that daily aspirin use may not be beneficial for everyone and could come with some serious side effects. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Says Only A Select Few Will Benefit From Aspirin Therapy

For years, doctors have told almost everyone of middle age or older to take a daily aspirin to thin the blood.

05/06/2014

A recent study indicated that baby-gates have been involved in an increasing number of childhood injuries. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Says Baby-Gate Related Injuries Are On An Alarming Rise

Baby-gates are designed to protect children, but the gates themselves may be creating problems, according to a new study.

05/05/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: Pelvic Cancer And The Risk/Reward Of The Morcellator

There’s a new warning about a common surgery that tens of thousands of women have every year. New information shows the device could actually spread undetected cancer.

05/01/2014

Researchers have used stem cells from pigs to rebuild functional human muscle. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Scientists Use Stem Cells To Grow Functional Human Muscle

Growing new muscle could be a huge boon to thousands of soldiers wounded in IED attacks. It could also help accident and trauma victims as well as those injured in sports.

04/30/2014

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Chronic Pain Patients Turn To Bee Sting Therapy To Relieve Pain

Bee-lieve it or not, some suffering from chronic pain are actually intentionally getting stung by bees in order to relieve pain.

04/29/2014

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

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