Blood Test For Emphysema (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Emphysema

Most people know that smoking causes lung cancer, but an even greater number of smokers will develop obstructive lung diseases like emphysema.


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HealthWatch: 3D Movies And Children

Pediatric neurologist Dr. Steven Wolf of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital said that he’s seeing more kids having 3D movie problems and epilepsy is rarely to blame.


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HealthWatch: Alzheimer’s Disease And Caregiving

“People caring for people with Alzheimer’s Disease report a very high level of stress and actually over a third of them report living with depression,” said Dr. Carrillo.


Spinal Adjustment (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Children And Chiropractic

More and more children are receiving chiropractic treatments, Dr. Max Gomez reports.


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HealthWatch: Springtime Food Allergies

Spring is just ten days away and it’s expected to be one of the worst for allergy sufferers in a decade. It’s not just pollen that can cause springtime allergies, Dr. Max Gomez reports.


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Breast Cancer Survivor Laura Lang Undergoes First 3D Mammogram

Doctors said that the new machine will help them find more cancers and decrease the number of women who need additional screening when the results are unclear.


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HealthWatch: Skin Cancer And Cosmetic Procedures

A cosmetic procedure is the perfect opportunity for early detection, so in a way, botox could save your life, Dr. Max Gomez reports.


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HealthWatch: Breast Cancer And Stem Cells

British researchers are using stem cells to help women who have had mastectomies regrow their own breast tissue, Dr. Max Gomez reports.


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HealthWatch: Surgery-Less Skin Cancer Detection

Malignant melanoma is the deadliest of all skin cancers. It’s very curable if caught at an early stage, which usually involves surgical biopsies, but medical-grade tape may help patients avoid going under the knife.


Reynauld's Syndrome

HealthWatch: Cold Hands

Persistently cold hands it could be a warning sign of many different problems from heart or thyroid disease to autoimmune problems. Cold hands can even be a side-effect of decongestants.


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HealthWatch: Tonsillectomy

Every year, nearly half a million kids have their tonsils removed. New guidelines are helping doctors and parents make better decisions about who needs surgery and who doesn’t.


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HealthWatch: Rep. Giffords And Brain Injury

Giffords is heading into the most critical time in her recovery, when her brain will usually reach its maximum swelling after the gunshot wound.


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HealthWatch: Flu

If you don’t know anyone with the flu yet, it might not be long before you do. Nearly 1,000 positive flu tests were reported in New York last week and those are just the cases that were actually tested.



HealthWatch: Skin Treatment

For a younger-looking face, there’s always surgery, but new technology is actually making it possible to rejuvenate without cutting.


People wear face masks at the airport - Mexico City, Mexico - May 4, 2009 - Photo: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images

2010: A Year In Medical News

Dr. Max Gomez has takes a look back at the year in medicine.