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  • Your Health: Codeine and kids

    Your Health: Codeine and kids

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:43:50 GMT
    A new study shows that some doctors prescribe codeine to children despite warnings from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The latest research found emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids' responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose. According to an analysis of hospital survey data collected annually by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...More >>
    A new study shows that some doctors prescribe codeine to children despite warnings from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The latest research found emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids' responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose. According to an analysis of hospital survey data collected annually by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...More >>
  • YH Sleep and your relationship

    YH Sleep and your relationship

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:44:35 GMT
    New research may have you thinking about sleeping closer to your spouse at night.   Researchers asked more than one thousand people to describe their preferred sleeping habits and to rate the qualityMore >>
    What does your sleeping habits say about your relationship with your spouse?More >>
  • YH: contact lens wearers watch out

    YH: contact lens wearers watch out

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:51:04 GMT
    How clean are your contact lens?     A new study finds bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known.     ResearchersMore >>
    Does your contact lens storing, cleaning and disinfectant solution really work?More >>
  • YH: Flu season targets

    YH: Flu season targets

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:53:44 GMT
    As the flu season winds down, a new report shows the H1N1 flu, the predominant influenza strain, hit younger adults harder than the elderly.        According to the Centers for Disease Control andMore >>
    The CDC says people of a certain age are the target of this year's flu strain.More >>
  • YH: Protect you and your pet from tick bites

    YH: Protect you and your pet from tick bites

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:32:13 GMT
    While you are spending more time outdoors, gardening, camping or hiking, plan to protect yourself from tick-borne diseases.          Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Infectious Disease expert, Dr.More >>
    HOw to protect yourself from tick-borne diseases while you are spending more time outdoors.
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  • Tips to keep your eyes healthy

    Tips to keep your eyes healthy

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:33 AM EDT2014-04-11 08:33:59 GMT
    April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month.According to the group Prevent Blindness America, women - more often than men - have serious eye diseases. Prevent Blindness America wants to stress the importanceMore >>
    April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month.More >>
  • Free Sleep Apnea Screening

    Free Sleep Apnea Screening

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:35:50 GMT
    Pulmonary Associates of the Southeast will host their first sleep Apnea Awareness Day on Friday, April 18.  You can receive a free sleep apnea screening, information on what is new in CPAP's and MASKSMore >>

    Pulmonary Associates of the Southeast will host their first sleep Apnea Awareness Day on Friday, April 18.
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  • Fitting a workout into your work week

    Fitting a workout into your work week

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-04-09 09:19:23 GMT
    No matter how busy you are, experts say you should fit a little fitness into your daily routine.Melissa Henricks -- fitness instructor at Cleveland Clinic - says the key is to combine a number of differentMore >>
    Is it possible to take time out of your day to focus on your health? YES!More >>
  • Your Health: Head blows among young football players

    Your Health: Head blows among young football players

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:53:28 GMT
    New research suggests just one season of hits to the head in high school football may alter the brain.That's even without players developing a concussion.     The study involved 45 members of a 2012More >>
    New concerns about concussions and blows to the head among young athletes.More >>
  • Your Health: Sign of an Aneurysm

    Your Health: Sign of an Aneurysm

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:33:57 GMT
    It's described as.. the worst headache of your life.     Neurologists say aneurysms are more common than you know.      ABC 33/40's, Linda Mays shows us the life threatening condition, how it could affectMore >>
         It's described as.. the worst headache of your life.
         Neurologists say aneurysms are more common than you know.
         ABC 33/40's, Linda Mays shows us the life threatening condition, how it could affect you and how you can reduce your risk.
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  • Eat fruits and veggies to save your life

    Eat fruits and veggies to save your life

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:41 AM EDT2014-04-03 09:41:00 GMT
    A new study finds important information about fruits and vegetables.British scientists say eating at least 7 servings a day could reduce your risk of death. In fact, it cuts the risk of death from allMore >>
    A new study finds important information about fruits and vegetables.More >>
  • Vietnam veteran battling PTSD in need of service dog

    Help a veteran get a service dog

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-02 22:52:08 GMT
    About 30 percent of the men and women who have spent time in war zones experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  It can take a toll on the veteran, as well as family members.  In the case of Vietnam veteran,More >>
    PTSD can take a toll on the veteran, as well as family members.  In the case of Vietnam veteran, James Simpson, his house has become his prison.  He says it's his foxhole and the place he feels safe.  However, the now paranoid keeps a loaded weapon on him and at every door in his home.  Now, he has hope for help though.
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  • Your Health: Buy happiness, be healthier

    Your Health: Buy happiness, be healthier

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-02 14:45:45 GMT
    What brings you more happiness in life?       New research shows buying so-called "life experiences" makes Americans happier than material goods such as cars.   But, as a new study shows people tendMore >>
    How do you buy happiness?More >>
  • YH: Running to death

    YH: Running to death

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-04-01 17:09:32 GMT
    Running regularly has long been linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol.       But scientists now believe you lose someMore >>
    Shocking new research about running and your health.More >>
  • Facebook post leads to diagnosis of rare disease

    Facebook post leads to diagnosis of rare disease

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-04-01 09:58:54 GMT
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    A mother in Tennessee is thankful Facebook helped her discover a rare disease in her toddler.Two of Tara Taylor's friends urged her to get her 3-year old daughter Rylee checked by a doctor because herMore >>
    A mother in Tennessee is thankful Facebook helped her discover a rare disease in her toddler.
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  • Your Health: Sarcoidosis in children

    Your Health: Sarcoidosis in children

    Friday, March 28 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-03-28 20:55:17 GMT
    "I  started getting a cough and it started going on and on.  And I started getting night sweats and I started getting all these flu symptoms as time went on," said 15 year old, Herman DeCarri Wells.More >>
       For one local teenager, this allergy season could trigger what doctors call a mysterious disease that for a long time his mother thought was just asthma.
         ABC 33/40's Linda Mays tells us that mother and son are now trying to spread the word about an autoimmune disease that's uncommon in children.
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  • Your Health: Women's health 5K run/walk

    Your Health: Women's health 5K run/walk

    Friday, March 28 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-03-28 19:44:21 GMT
    Get on the move to improve and celebrate women's health.    Early bird registration is underway for the 2014 Women's Health 5K Run and 1-Mile Mother-Daughter Walk.    It's designed to empower womenMore >>
    Get moving and make your health a priority!
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  • Blood Drive scheduled for Calhoun County

    Blood Drive scheduled for Calhoun County

    Friday, March 28 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-03-28 15:39:36 GMT
    Roll up your sleeves and give blood in Calhoun County next week. A blood drive will be held Wednesday, April 2, 1014. Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the administration building extension auditMore >>
    Roll up your sleeves and give blood in Calhoun County next week.More >>
  • Your Health: Heart problems and marriage

    Your Health: Heart problems and marriage

    Friday, March 28 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-03-28 13:58:13 GMT
    New research shows that people who are single, divorced or widowed are more likely to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem than people who are married.     Married people had a five percentMore >>
    What kind of impact does marriage have on your heart?More >>
  • Weight loss drug recall

    Weight loss drug recall

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-03-28 09:48:13 GMT
    Possible tampering of the popular weight loss drug Alli is under investigation by the FDA.The British company that makes the over-the-counter drug says about 12 customers in seven states complained theyMore >>
    Possible tampering of the popular weight loss drug Alli is under investigation by the FDA.More >>
  • YH: CDC ranks hospitals' infection prevention

    YH: CDC ranks hospitals' infection prevention

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-03-26 19:44:24 GMT
    Alabama is one of only two states in the nation performing better than the national infection rate in preventing healthcare-associated infections.     This is  according to a new report released todayMore >>
    Alabama ranks high in preventing healthcare-associated infections, compared to the national infection rate.More >>
  • Your Health: Allergy and Pollen Levels

    Your Health: Allergy and Pollen Levels

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:07:59 GMT
    If you suffer with allergies, expect it to be a bad allergy season.  Experts say this spring might be one of the worst ever for people with seasonal allergies.. especially folks in the Southeast.More >>
    How bad are your allergies?More >>
  • Tom Brady shedding light on ACL injuries among children

    Tom Brady shedding light on ACL injuries among children

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-03-26 09:10:26 GMT
    With Spring training and baseball season this time of year, doctors are concerned about athletic injuries--especially when it comes to children.Anytime a child steps up to the plate, they are risking seriousMore >>
    There are simple exercises to avoid an injury.More >>
  • Your Health: Research suggests spanking children triggers cycle of bad behavior

    YH: Spanking triggers cycle

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:08:10 GMT
    If you spank your children to control their behavior, you may be surprised by new research at Columbia University School of Social Work.                                        Researchers investigatedMore >>
    New research may have you rethinking your method of disciplining your child.

     
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  • Your Health: Infertility and Stress

    Your Health: Infertility and Stress

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-03-24 14:43:02 GMT
    We all know that stress isn't good for your health; now, new research suggests stress may increase a woman's risk of infertility.      Researchers looked at levels of an enzyme linked with stressMore >>
    New information the impact stress can have on a woman's chance of getting pregnant.More >>
  • Traveling with baby? Remember these things:

    Traveling with baby? Remember these things:

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-03-24 10:23:47 GMT
    It's Spring Break, and we have some reminders for those of you heading out of town.If you have small children with you, remember to keep babies younger than 6 months old, out of direct sunlight. Also,More >>
    You need sunscreen with you, even if you are going to a winter destination.More >>
  • Trinity Medical Center to host blood drive

    Trinity Medical Center to host blood drive

    Monday, March 17 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-03-17 21:00:08 GMT
    Roll up your sleeves and give blood. Trinity Medical Center is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Thursday, March 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It will be held in the LinnMore >>
    Roll up your sleeves and give blood.More >>
  • Your Health: Bowling to building Albinism awareness

    Your Health: Bowling to building Albinism awareness

    Thursday, March 13 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-03-13 23:20:07 GMT
    One Hoover family is bringing great purpose to an afternoon of bowling. And it started with the birth of David and Niya Miller's son nearly two years ago. Their expectations of a totally healthy baby wereMore >>
    Building awareness and acceptance for people who are diagnosed with an inherited pigmentation disorder.More >>
  • Free Workshops on Affordable Healthcare Act

    Free Workshops on Affordable Healthcare Act

    Thursday, March 13 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-03-13 11:50:46 GMT
    Free workshops that explain the Affordable Healthcare Act will be held at various Birmingham Public Library locations in March. Trained officials with Birmingham HealthCare, a nonprofit health organization,More >>
    Free workshops that explain the Affordable Healthcare Act will be held at various Birmingham Public Library locations in March.More >>
  • Shelton State Community College to host Health Fair

    Shelton State Community College to host Health Fair

    Thursday, March 6 2014 1:21 PM EST2014-03-06 18:21:20 GMT
    Shelton State Community College will host its annual health fair on March 18, 2014. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Martin Campus Atrium on 9500 Old Greensboro Road. Admission is free and openMore >>
    Shelton State Community College will host its annual health fair on March 18, 2014.More >>
  • Study: Infant sound machines damage hearing

    Study: Infant sound machines damage hearing

    Monday, March 3 2014 1:47 PM EST2014-03-03 18:47:37 GMT
    A warning is out for parents using noise machines to help their babies sleep. A new study says some of them may be too loud, increasing an infant's risk for hearing loss. Researchers say some noiseMore >>
    A warning is out for parents using noise machines to help their babies sleep. A new study says some of them may be too loud, increasing an infant's risk for hearing loss. Researchers say some noiseMore >>
  • Your Health: Oxygen Scalp treatment offers hair growth

    Your Health: Oxygen Scalp treatment offers hair growth

    Friday, February 28 2014 3:36 PM EST2014-02-28 20:36:47 GMT
    A patient is sitting in a chair with her back to our television camera.        She removes her warm-brown-colored wig and a hair net that covers her bald scalp.              This woman is braveMore >>
    Finally, a painless treatment that can help get to the root of the problem of dry scalp, damaged hair and hair loss.
      Linda Mays find out how an unique oxygen scalp treatment offers new life to men's and women's fragile strands of hair.
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  • Birth control pill linked to Multiple Sclerosis

    Birth control pill linked to Multiple Sclerosis

    Friday, February 28 2014 4:36 AM EST2014-02-28 09:36:40 GMT
    A new study finds a link between birth control pills and Multiple Sclerosis.Researchers in Argentina identified more than 300 women who were previously diagnosed with M. S. They compared them to more thanMore >>
    A new study finds a link between birth control pills and Multiple Sclerosis.More >>
  • Mother of boy battling leukemia starts birthday card drive

    Mother of boy battling leukemia starts birthday card drive

    Thursday, February 27 2014 2:10 PM EST2014-02-27 19:10:03 GMT
    The mother of a Rhode Island boy battling leukemia wants his birthday to be special. Tyler Seddon will turn 7 on March 6th and his mother says he loves first responders and firefighters. Two weeks agoMore >>
    The mother of a Rhode Island boy battling leukemia wants his birthday to be special.More >>
  • Etowah County Sheriff's Office to host blood drive

    Etowah County Sheriff's Office to host blood drive

    Thursday, February 27 2014 1:06 PM EST2014-02-27 18:06:55 GMT
    The Etowah County Sheriff's office wants you to roll up your sleeves and give blood. The Sheriff's Office is partnering with the American Red Cross to host the blood drive on Monday, March 3 from 11 a.m.More >>
    The Etowah County Sheriff's office wants you to roll up your sleeves and give blood.More >>
  • Trinity Medical Center hosts job fair

    Trinity Medical Center hosts job fair

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 4:04 PM EST2014-02-25 21:04:08 GMT
    Trinity Medical Center and LabFirst Outreach Service will host a job fair on Thursday, Feb. 27. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity Medical Center. Available job opening include medical technologists,More >>
    Trinity Medical Center and LabFirst Outreach Service will host a job fair on Thursday, Feb. 27.More >>
  • Facilitating end of life talks

    Facilitating end of life talks

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 11:34 AM EST2014-02-25 16:34:08 GMT
    Talks about the end-of-life of a loved one can be tough.  Some family members fight having the conversation, but it is one that is very important.  To facilitate that communication, Alacare Home HealthMore >>
    Talks about the end-of-life of a loved one can be tough.  Some family members fight having the conversation, but it is one that is very important.  To facilitate that communication, Alacare Home Health and Hospice and the Home Health Fund of Alabama are showing a powerful documentary. "Consider the Conversation" is about issues that accompany the end-of-life of a loved one.
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  • Good News for Vegetarians!

    Good News for Vegetarians!

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 7:14 AM EST2014-02-25 12:14:37 GMT
    A vegetarian diet could help lower blood pressure. The new findings were published Monday in the Scientific Journal "Jama Internal Medicine." Participants following a vegetarian diet saw a significantMore >>
    A vegetarian diet could help lower blood pressure.More >>
  • New texting tip line to fight prescription drug abuse

    New texting tip line to fight prescription drug abuse

    Monday, February 24 2014 6:43 AM EST2014-02-24 11:43:18 GMT
    The state of Georgia is taking the lead in the fight against prescription drug abuse.The Peach State now has a texting tip line that allows the public and pharmacy employees to report suspicious activity.More >>
    Customers and pharmacy employees can text authorities information about suspicious activity.More >>
  • Your Health: Gray hair stopper

    Your Health: Gray hair stopper

    Friday, February 21 2014 4:58 PM EST2014-02-21 21:58:05 GMT
    The answer to getting rid of your gray may be found in a pill.If you could pop a pill to stop your gray strains would you?The bottle of promising pills called Gray Stopper is a dietary supplement to fightMore >>
    The bottle of promising pills called Gray Stopper is a dietary supplement to fight gray hair.More >>
  • Your Health: February 20, 2014 Anti Aging and Hair Loss Solutions

    Your Health: February 20, 2014 Anti Aging and Hair Loss Solutions

    Thursday, February 20 2014 7:11 PM EST2014-02-21 00:11:01 GMT
    Just weeks away from Spring, we're all about ready to peel off the layers of clothing.     ...get rid of the dry, flaky skin, wrinkles or fine lines       ... even out skin discoloration...     ...andMore >>
      Many folks are taking steps now to have a fresh, youthful look come Summer.
     Linda Mays shows us how one dermatologist helps men and women fight aging skin and hair loss.
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  • Your Health: Healthy Relationships and Singles

    Your Health: Healthy Relationships and Singles

    Monday, February 17 2014 5:03 PM EST2014-02-17 22:03:35 GMT
    As ABC 33/40's Linda Mays finds out... singlehood is a time to celebrate and learn the keys to healthy relationships.     If your status is single, you can learn a lot from this one facebook post aboutMore >>
    Singlehood is a time to celebrate and learn the keys to healthy relationships.More >>
  • Placenta Pills

    Placenta Pills

    Monday, February 17 2014 4:56 PM EST2014-02-17 21:56:52 GMT
    Natural childbirth is a personal choice for many women.  The natural birth community in Birmingham is now offering a natural but rare remedy to postpartum depression and other challenges for new moms.More >>
    The natural birth community  considers it a rare remedy to postpartum depression and other challenges for new moms.  It's a personalized pill made from the woman's 'after birth'.More >>
  • UAB to host blood drive next week

    UAB to host blood drive next week

    Friday, February 14 2014 12:35 PM EST2014-02-14 17:35:25 GMT
    The winter storms have taken a toll on the area's blood supply. A spokesperson says the storms caused a disruption in normal blood donations patterns. There will be a blood drive beginning Monday, Feb.More >>
    The winter storms have taken a toll on the area's blood supply.More >>
  • Nearly 44,000 used federal exchange for health insurance

    Nearly 44,000 used federal exchange for health insurance

    Thursday, February 13 2014 2:14 PM EST2014-02-13 19:14:07 GMT
    Nearly 44,000 Alabamians used the federal health care exchange to sign up for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare. The U.S. Department of Health andMore >>
    Nearly 44,000 Alabamians used the federal health care exchange to sign up for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare.More >>
  • Your Health: February 11, 2014 Illness may be linked to Uncle Ben's rice

    Your Health: February 11, 2014 Illness may be linked to Uncle Ben's rice

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 1:13 PM EST2014-02-11 18:13:02 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration is investigating illnesses traced to Uncle Ben's Infused Rice products.     Recent outbreaks of illness at schools in three states have prompted the recall of five-poundMore >>
    The FDA is investigating illnesses traced to Uncle Ben's Infused Rice products.More >>
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