First, the good news for women, if a long life is on your bucket list, women still outlive men overall. But, a new study reveals the gap is narrowing between the life span of men and women. Researchers
First, the good news for women, if a long life is on your bucket list, women still outlive men overall. But, a new study reveals the gap is narrowing between the life span of men and women.
All this week on HealthWise at 10, we'll be profiling some special kids that have been helped by the Children's Miracle Network leading up to the live telethon on Saturday and Sunday. We begin with 2010's CMN Miracle Kid Alexander Biggs.
Its nickname is the suicide disease because patients live with excruciating pain in the face every day. The condition is actually called trigeminal neuralgia, patients with this condition have an irritated trigeminal nerve, which feeds sensations throughout the face.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women and in every ethnic group. A lot of people think if they don't smoke, they'll never get the disease, but Angela Franks knows that's not always the case.
This reminder in light of the nation's growing obesity epidemic, the Texas Tech Health Science Center is launching a study to see if martial arts as a form of exercise could help kids lose weight and build self confidence.
You see, no one likes shots, and patients who are insulin dependent diabetics may need injections several times a day. That's why a new way to deliver insulin is so exciting for these patients. Depending on how many doses they need each dose comes one spritz at a time.
How would you like to be more productive? Some people are taking brain physicals to learn what exactly they have up there, and how to best put it to use. The test claims to measure cognitive brain functions along with reasoning and mental flexibility.
There is no cure for Parkinson's, but early detection can lead to medication that can at least treat the symptoms so patients can live a more normal life. That's why Accolade Home Care is sponsoring a free Parkinson's screening this week in Lubbock.
Did you know that zero calorie and low calorie sweet alternatives are actually much sweeter than sugar? According to a study at Stoney Brook Medical Center in New York by adding those to your diet, you may actually be sabotaging any weight loss.
There is now an option for medical patients who need the prescription benefits of marijuana, but without the debilitating side effects that come with getting high.
As part of STD awareness month, we invited your questions online to be answered by the Lubbock Health Department. It turns out this question from a 17 year old is one they hear a lot at the Health Department, "if I get tested for an std, will you tell my parents?"
Malikah and Renee are identical twins with the same problem, they both have Lupus, which occurs when the body becomes allergic to itself. It's a chronic, sometimes fatal disease with a wide range of possible problems.
You probably know the reason it's important to get your mammograms at the same place every year is so your doctor can compare each one to the one before and look for changes.
You've probably heard by now that dark chocolate has some heart healthy benefit. Now, researchers have found it may also help people suffering from cirrhosis of the liver.
More than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, which can lead to hypertension, heart disease, mood and memory problems. It's not just a lot of snoring, sleep apnea occurs when muscles in the throat relax and block air from the lungs.
Remembering whether or not you took your medication could soon be a thing of the past. In fact even your doctor might know if you forget a dose. A new electronic pill developed by the University of Florida not only reminds you that it's time to take a pill, but it allows your doctor to check to see if you're following the prescription.
Doctors are finding that placenta, or afterbirth, can provide a huge source of information about the mother and her new baby in the future, especially if there were any complications during the delivery.
A study published in the Journal Gastroenterology, finds that the number of people suffering from Celiac Disease is increasing.
A small company in Ohio is making strides in the quest to develop artificial blood. Researchers at Arteriocyte, a bioscience incubator in Cleveland, say they are growing fresh blood outside of the human body.
One industry that has stayed strong during the recession is healthcare. In fact, Kaiser-Permanente is opening up a massive technology-proving ground to show what they think will be the hospital of the future.
It's natural for women to gain weight during pregnancy, but when their husbands also put on the pounds it's called ‘sympathy weight'. Now a new poll shows that while mother and baby are growing, dads are also putting on the pounds.
Millions of people decide at the end of the year that they are going to eat better and exercise more in the coming year. Instead of making a commitment like that, in "Sharp Advice" former Lady Raider Coach Marsha Sharp encourages families to set goals like that together.
Most seniors take at least one prescription drug and combine that with a common over-the-counter medication like aspirin and maybe a vitamin supplement as well. According to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the concern is that combination of common pills could put them at risk of a hazardous drug interaction.
This Christmas season, when buying toys for your kids, you should always select items that are age appropriate. This is important so your little children won't choke on any small objects and your big kids won't get bored with toys that are aimed at smaller children. That is the focus of this week's edition of "Sharp Advice" with former Lady Raider Coach Marsha Sharp.
Childhood vaccines have protected us from the days of epidemics when infected patients were isolated together in banquet halls or gymnasiums. But recently, vaccines have gotten some bad publicity. In her segment, "Sharp Advice", Marsha Sharp explains what people should know before completely ruling out vaccines.
The idea of talking about death to someone who is dying is a painful subject for a lot of people. But, a new study finds terminal patients fared better when they discussed thier final medical wishes with thier doctors.
Asthma has become a very common disease and in some cases can even become life threatening. In her segment, "Sharp Advice", Marsha Sharp explained that, while it is a dangerous disease, there are options to control the symptoms.
You use the internet to check your e-mail, read the news, or chat with friends and now you can use it to see a doctor without ever leaving your home. It is called "MDwebLive", and it is already bringing patients and doctors together even though they may be hundreds of miles apart.
After celebrating 25-years with Children's Miracle Network, here at NewsChannel 11, we understand the importance of that kind of long term commitment. So we want to honor Caprock Home Health Services for celebrating 25-years in the health care business.
When doctors come face to face with teen patients, young people may not open up about sensitive issues. Now, doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, have found that teen friendly technology can help kids be more open and honest about their concerns.
UCLA researchers say Viagra is proving to be very helpful in allowing certain patients to get out and exercise.
Scientists have genetically modified a strain of E. coli so that it produces substantial amounts of hydrogen.
Crawling is a baby's first step toward freedom, but if a baby is born with a disability and struggles to move, that can be more than just a physical setback.
There's a new way to help you get to sleep at night- music. But not just any music, it's the tune that plays in your head.
You probably recognize MRSA as the nick-name for that long description of a certain staph infection which has become resistant to a lot of antibiotics.
Scientists have developed an implantable artificial lung that could give patient's more time while they wait for a donor.
Imagine if you couldn't read due to blindness. A new high tech gadget that is giving blind people more independence.
'Tis the season for bowl games, and this year some football players will be equipped with hi-tech helmets that include tiny sensors tucked between pads that will monitor hits to the head.
If what you really want from Santa is less stress, your children can show you how to get that.
We think of Botox as an anti-aging injection, but for some time, migraine patients have been getting some relief from those tiny shots in the forehead.
It's the world's first wearable defibrillator, and it's saving lives with the shock of a vest. It's called the Life Vest.
Researchers in Kentucky are continuing a ground breaking study using tobacco plants to prevent cervical cancer.
A recent study out of Australia determined some printers can emit dust particles large enough to enter the lungs.
More than 20,000 cases of Lyme Disease were reported last year. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control, which adds that since many cases are never diagnosed or reported, the real number is likely much higher than that.
Twenty-five years ago, Hugh Herr lost both his legs below the knee due to severe frost bite while mountain climbing. Today, he is a researcher at MIT developing new and better prosthetics.
By next year, women in the US may be boosting their breasts on their lunch break. In a procedure called celution, fat is taken from a woman's belly or buttocks.
It is a known risk you could face if you go into surgery, in fact, a new Mayo Clinic study indicates almost one-third of hospitalized patients are at risk of developing Venous Thrombosis.
Don't raise your eyebrows if the guy next to you in line at the pharmacy is picking up Viagra, it could be for his heart.
Smokers now have a high-tech solution to help quit smoking.
Another new study, this one in the Journal of the American Medical Association, confirms the benefits of taking aspirin. It finds that lowering the dose to just a baby aspirin every day can provide the same benefit for your heart without the increased risk of stomach bleeding, which can be a side effect of too much aspirin.
If you think it takes a lifetime of sun exposure to develop skin cancer, you might be surprised how short that lifetime can be.
New technology is helping stroke patients walk comfortably again.
This year marks the 27th year of the Lubbock Cattle Baron's Ball which will once again be held at the legendary V-8 Ranch.
- Lyme Disease Cases Up
- New Genetic Flu Test
- Kids' Cavity Fighter