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Use Holiday Spices For A Festive, And Healthy, Season

The flavors and aromas of the holiday can do more than add to the festive atmosphere – many of the spices, and even some of the decorations, can actually be holiday remedies.

12/23/2010

A man shovels snow outside his home. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

HealthWatch: Protecting Your Heart In Cold Weather

Cold weather does more to you than just freeze your fingers and toes. It has a physical effect on your body, including your heart, and as the temperatures falls, your risk of having a heart attack rises.

12/22/2010

Joely Finkelstein plays after her surgery (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Super Glue And Brain Malformation

What made this remarkable transformation possible is a procedure right out of a science fiction story: Dr. Berenstein threaded a micro-catheter through an artery in Joely’s groin, all the way into the malformation in her brain.

12/21/2010

Doctor examines patient's eye (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Vision Loss

The diagnosis was something called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, meaning Devon had too much spinal fluid in her head and the pressure was squeezing her optic nerve, causing the vision loss.

12/16/2010

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HealthWatch: Battling Weight Gain With Age

A new study that appears in this week’s JAMA shows that when it comes to fighting middle age fat, staying active and exercising may matter more than watching what you eat.

12/14/2010

Big Apple residents brave the cold (credit: CBS 2)

Cold Weather Health & Safety Tips

While the cold is just an inconvenience for most of us, for some it poses a serious health hazard. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe in the cold, Dr. Max Gomez reports.

12/14/2010

Ulthera uses sound waves to stimulate the tissue under the skin to produce collagen, which helps tone and tighten the skin.

HealthWatch: Fight Aging With The Ultrasound Facelift

For those who are looking to get a facelift but don’t want to undergo surgery, a new procedure may make that possible. The breakthrough technique tightens up your face using sound waves.

12/10/2010

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HealthWatch: Holiday Season Doctor Visits

You’ve got parties to go to, shopping to do, presents to wrap and family to visit, so who has time for something like going to the doctor? But now is exactly the time you should be going to the doctor and not after the first of the year.

12/09/2010

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HealthWatch: Pancreatic Cancer

There are more than 43,000 cases of pancreatic cancer every year in the U.S., mostly in people over age 65. It causes nearly 37,000 deaths annually.

12/09/2010

Humidifiers can help with holiday allergies. (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Holiday Allergy Syndrome

The biggest culprit is that icon of the season, the live Christmas tree. After a few days indoors, the mold on the tree explodes with spores, but before you think going artificial will solve your troubles, there are more bad guys in your home.

12/07/2010

Counselor Matthew Peltz and patient Leighton Heisey (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Traumatic Brain Injury

Matthew was hit by a van when he was 16-years-old. He was in a coma for weeks with a traumatic brain injury. He went from being a star athlete and student to re-learning how to walk, talk and and eat on his own.

12/02/2010

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HealthWatch: Vitamin D And Calcium

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — For the past several years, Vitamin D has been the “it” vitamin, with studies suggesting large doses could not only boost bone health, but may also prevent cancer, diabetes and […]

11/30/2010

Katherine Rufli (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: New Treatment For Flat Feet

While most folks don’t think of it as a serious problem, they can lead to knee pain, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis among other things.

11/30/2010

Lori Frisher - Credit: CBS 2

HealthWatch: Esteem Hearing System

This past summer, CBS 2HD reported on a remarkable new hearing aid that’s helping hearing-impaired people hear in a much more natural way. A young woman with severe hearing loss saw our story and decided to find out more.

11/23/2010

Mammogram Van (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Mobile Mammograms

The community approach doesn’t end with just getting mammograms. Women are referred to oncologists, surgeons and social workers that shepherd them through the healthcare system.

11/16/2010

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