Research shows that U.S. military veterans are twice as likely to suffer from ALS as the general public. ALS is a progressive disease, causing muscle weakness or atrophy. What is causing this alarming connection and what is being done to help those who served our country?
It’s one tough subject that parents may be shying away from---- and it’s not the birds and the bees. A new study by the researchers at Sesame Street indicates a majority of parents may not be having a conversation about race, class, or ethnicity with their kids, the factors that make up social ident
Thirty-six thousand people die each year from the flu and more than 200,000 are hospitalized in the United States alone. But certain foods high in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help support a healthy immune system.
Navigating your way through any medical issue can be challenging to say the least. Insurance and schedules can get confusing, and sometimes contradictory orders. Who are we to believe there is one solution?
The FDA has just given approval to a first-of-its-kind device for patients with heart failure. The Barostim Neo is designed to use the power of the nervous system to help control blood pressure, and it’s making a world of difference for some patients.
Physical therapy to help with his degenerative disc. Steroid injections to treat his psoriatic arthritis. One young high school teacher went from doctor to doctor and diagnosis to diagnosis to find out why his bones were breaking but left with more pain than answers.
Fermentation is a way to preserve food that’s been around for thousands of years. The process retains nutrients and prevents spoilage. Fermented foods are also advertised as a way to improve your health - but is the hype all true?
About 54 million Americans suffer from the aches and pains of arthritis. Treatments range from pain meds to injections to surgery. But now there’s a new option and it comes from the fluid that surrounds a baby in a woman’s womb.
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects areas of the brain that process language. It has no effect on intelligence, so children with dyslexia can grow up to be very successful… just like Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, John Lennon, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Every day, about 20 military veterans in the United States die by suicide – more than are lost daily in combat. Many of these veterans develop post-traumatic stress disorder transitioning back to civilian life. A new program is bringing canines and veterans together to save lives.
Counting out objects in the grocery store, adding up all their toys, subtracting how many cookies they have left. There are lots of math-related activities that parents already do at home with their little ones, but there’s also many more that go beyond counting to one, two, three.
Surgery is a field long dominated by men, but one woman surgeon is on a mission to change that - and for good reason. The U.S. is facing a shortage of general surgeons in the coming years. So, she’s pushing to get more women interested in choosing surgery as a career.
There is no one standard treatment, with medication, occupational therapy and nutritional therapy all among the options. These days, some families are turning to an individualized approach, known as applied behavioral analysis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, many take opioids to deal with it. Now a new weapon in the fight against pain has some reaching for a virtual reality headset instead of the pill bottle.
Studies have shown as many as 30 to 60% of people who take antidepressants do not get adequate relief from depression. Now a team of Philadelphia researchers is looking beyond the head to the gut for answers.
Studies show teens growing up in poverty are more likely to engage in problem behavior and experience poor academic outcomes. But research out of Temple University shows that a family’s home environment can protect against that.
They are like the immune system’s own supercharged superheroes. When a foreign invader attacks the body, the immune system uses antibodies to neutralize the pathogen. Now researchers believe alpacas may hold the key to studying and treating rare diseases.
Technology has changed the way kids today record information in school. Laptops and mobile devices have made typing a more convenient way to log notes and data, but a new study shows it may not be a better way to learn.
A team of doctors, IT experts and pharmacists at Phoenix Children’s Hospital wanted to make chemo less horrible for kids. The new chemotherapy induced nausea vomiting, or CINV dashboard is making that happen.