Health Beat: Hammertoe surgery

Hammertoe is a condition where one or more toes are bent downward and frozen in an unnatural and uncomfortable position. The traditional method of fixing the toe can be painful and require weeks of rehab. Now, a new procedure is making it easier for patients with hammertoe to get back on their feet.

Health Beat: Coaches for asthma

One in 10 children is living with asthma right now. It's a life-long condition and costs $18 billion a year in medical expenses, lost work and school days. Now, there's a new approach to help your children's health while saving time and money.

Health Beat: Botox stops sweating

Millions of people use Botox to smooth out wrinkles on their forehead and erase crow's feet around the eyes, but Botox, the brand name for what's called botulinum toxin, is most widely used for medical conditions, and the results can be life-changing.

Health Beat: Single site hysterectomy

It used to be that hysterectomies involved a major incision and weeks of recovery, but that has changed in a big way. Now, computerized robotic arms are turning this common surgery into a much easier process.

Health Beat: New adhesion treatment

Adhesion therapy

Almost 90 percent of the millions of people undergoing abdominal or pelvic surgery every year will suffer through painful internal scar tissue, but it looks like there's a new way to remove that scar tissue and bring welcome pain relief, and it works for other types of pain also.

Health Beat: Epilepsy laser keeps Corey running

Three million people in the United States live with epilepsy, a brain disorder that causes sudden, unpredictable seizures. Surgery is often considered a last resort, but new laser technology is making it easier on patients.

Health Beat: Stem cells for sports injuries

Stem cells for sports injuries

More than 2.6 million Americans are treated for sports-related injuries every year. Many of these injuries lead to surgeries. Could a stem cell injection into the injury be the solution?

Health Beat: Fragile X treatment: Medicine's next big thing?

Health Beat Fragile X treatment Medicine s next big thing

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, learning challenges, autism and behavioral problems. It occurs in more boys than girls, and you may be a carrier of the gene and not show any signs or symptoms. Now, medicine's next big thing may open the door for treating the most common cause of this condition.

Health Beat: Reversing Wernicke syndrome in alcoholics

What do pregnant women, alcoholics and morbidly obese people have in common? They are all at risk for a syndrome that could cause brain damage and memory loss, but now there's a simple solution to help keep them all healthy.

Health Beat: Better workout: Yoga or gym?

Get a regular at the gym and one from a yoga class to compare their workouts and fireworks may break out. Researchers put the question of which workout is best to the test and the result may surprise you.

Health Beat: Ear molding for babies

When babies are born, parents count fingers and toes and look at their infants' facial features. It's not uncommon to find ear malformations, present in about 15 percent of newborns, but now, there's a way to reshape the ear and prevent teasing and surgery in the future.

Health Beat: Toxin-zapping treatment for the heart?

Chelation is a treatment doctors have used for years to remove certain toxins from the body, most often when someone suffers accidental lead poisoning, but for any other treatment, most traditional doctors thought it was a scam or called it "quackery." A decade-long study has now convinced the conventional cardiologist who led it to reconsider chelation for heart disease.

Health Beat: Hepatitis C painkiller addiction

Millions of Americans have it and a good number of them probably don't yet know it. There's no vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C, and now some experts are worried the number of infected could be on the rise.

Health Beat: Urine test for prostate cancer?

More than 220,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015. Almost 30,000 of those men will die. A routine PSA test and rectal exam are the best way to catch the cancer right now, but there could be a faster and more accurate test on its way.

Health Beat: Dancing through Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue. These tissues hold all the body's cells and organs together. One in 5,000 people has it, but some may not even know it until there's a tear in the aorta or the valves pull apart. Until recently, a Marfan patient wasn't expected to live to be 50, but new drugs are helping people suffering with Marfan live longer lives.

Health Beat: Keytruda lung

Keytruda lung

More than 200,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year, and almost 160,000 people with the disease will die from it. Now, a drug that is showing incredible results in treating lung cancer has doctors more hopeful than ever.

Health Beat: Preemie privacy: Better for baby?

Preemie privacy

Each year, about 450,000 babies will be born prematurely in the United States. These babies used to be cared for together in one big hospital room, called the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. Now, a more personal approach is improving outcomes for these tiny babies.

Health Beat: Turning an 'outie' bellybutton into an 'innie'


Whether it happened during pregnancy or they were just born that way, thousands of women and men have "outie" bellybuttons they don't like. Now, they don't have to hide their tummies any more. A relatively new procedure can turn that "outie" into an "innie" in minutes.

Health Beat: Alzheimer's risk assessment

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. One in three seniors will die with it, yet almost half of the people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers never know they have it. A first-of-its kind risk assessment clinic is now providing detailed information to healthy adults about their Alzheimer’s risk.

Health Beat: Check your heart with a pillow

Six-million Americans suffer from congestive heart failure, a weakening of the heart muscle that causes shortness of breath, fatigue and low energy. Damage to the heart can't be cured, but a new device allows doctors to monitor patients in real time and intervene quickly if the symptoms get worse.

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