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  • Doctors in LA experiment with auditory brain stem implant surgery

    Doctors in LA experiment with auditory brain stem implant surgery

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:06:48 GMT
    An experimental procedure is giving deaf children the chance to hear.
    An experimental procedure is giving deaf children the chance to hear.
  • Study: Fist bump keeps germs at bay

    Study: Fist bump keeps germs at bay

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:26:03 GMT
    Most of us were taught that a firm handshake can make a good first impression, but some doctors prefer to greet their patients with a fist bump -- and science backs up their thinking.
    Most of us were taught that a firm handshake can make a good first impression, but some doctors prefer to greet their patients with a fist bump -- and science backs up their thinking.
  • CDC: More kids should get vaccinated against HPV

    CDC: More kids should get vaccinated against HPV

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:46:36 GMT
    New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show not enough kids are getting vaccinated against a cancer causing virus.
    New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show not enough kids are getting vaccinated against a cancer causing virus.
  • Plattsburgh doctors: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease non life-threatening

    Plattsburgh doctors: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease non life-threatening

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:13:53 GMT
    It's the time of year for a common childhood virus to makes its way through preschools and daycares.
    It's the time of year for a common childhood virus to makes its way through preschools and daycares.
  • Study raises questions about hysterectomy tool

    Study raises questions about hysterectomy tool

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:17:31 GMT
    There's growing concern a device used during hysterectomies can spread cancer. Earlier this year the FDA discouraged the use of morcellators during gynecologic surgery. Now, a new study is raising more questions.
    There's growing concern a device used during hysterectomies can spread cancer. Earlier this year the FDA discouraged the use of morcellators during gynecologic surgery. Now, a new study is raising more questions.
  • New Research: Eating yogurt may help lower blood pressure

    New Research: Eating yogurt may help lower blood pressure

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:24:05 GMT
    Eating yogurt with probiotics may help people with hypertension lower their blood pressure.
    Eating yogurt with probiotics may help people with hypertension lower their blood pressure.
  • Health officials: 2 Floridians infected with unusual mosquito-borne virus

    Health officials: 2 Floridians infected with unusual mosquito-borne virus

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:23:16 GMT
    Health officials say mosquitoes in the United States are now transmitting a virus that has been rapidly spreading in the Caribbean.
    Health officials say mosquitoes in the United States are now transmitting a virus that has been rapidly spreading in the Caribbean.
  • Possible advancement in MS treatment

    Possible advancement in MS treatment

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:01:05 GMT
    There are encouraging signs in multiple sclerosis research coming from a preliminary trial occurring at Fletcher Allen and UVM and 17 other centers around the world.  Researchers are witnessing temporary reversals in the symptoms of some patients to a degree that has not been seen before.
    There are encouraging signs in multiple sclerosis research coming from a preliminary trial occurring at Fletcher Allen and UVM and 17 other centers around the world.  Researchers are witnessing temporary reversals in the symptoms of some patients to a degree that has not been seen before.
  • Vt. health officials recommend measles vaccines

    Vt. health officials recommend measles vaccines

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:22:21 GMT
    Measles was declared eliminated in this country in 2000, but the disease is back. A couple of young adults who traveled to the Philippines to help rebuild after a Typhoon got the measles and carried the illness back to the United States.It's spreading.
    Measles was declared eliminated in this country in 2000, but the disease is back. A couple of young adults who traveled to the Philippines to help rebuild after a Typhoon got the measles and carried the illness back to the United States.It's spreading.
  • Safety experts look to prevent child deaths in hot cars

    Safety experts look to prevent child deaths in hot cars

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:08:43 GMT
    On average, 38 children die each year after being left unattended in a hot car.
    On average, 38 children die each year after being left unattended in a hot car.
  • New study: Sharing bed with baby increases risk of SIDS

    New study: Sharing bed with baby increases risk of SIDS

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-15 00:20:37 GMT
    A new study suggests bed sharing with a baby is a major risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep related deaths.
    A new study suggests bed sharing with a baby is a major risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep related deaths.
  • HIV detected in 'cured' child

    HIV detected in 'cured' child

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-07-12 00:34:45 GMT
    The Mississippi baby once thought to be cured of HIV is now showing signs of the disease, according to her doctors.
    The Mississippi baby once thought to be cured of HIV is now showing signs of the disease, according to her doctors.
  • Lyme disease prevention tips

    Lyme disease prevention tips

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:25:33 GMT
    The best prevention for Lyme disease is to avoid being bitten, and taking quick action if you are.
    The best prevention for Lyme disease is to avoid being bitten, and taking quick action if you are.
  • Cancer programs just for teens

    Cancer programs just for teens

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-10 00:50:22 GMT
    Better treatments and screening are helping children and adults with cancer live longer. But the same is not true for teenagers. How doctors in California are trying to change that.
    Better treatments and screening are helping children and adults with cancer live longer. But the same is not true for teenagers. How doctors in California are trying to change that.
  • New research could lead to Alzheimer's test

    New research could lead to Alzheimer's test

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-09 00:04:01 GMT
    More than 5 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's disease. Now, British researchers say they have made an important step forward in developing a test that predicts the fatal disease.
    More than 5 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's disease. Now, British researchers say they have made an important step forward in developing a test that predicts the fatal disease.
  • New device helps Injured spinal cord patients walk again

    New device helps Injured spinal cord patients walk again

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-08 00:05:12 GMT
    For the first time, patients with spinal cord injuries are using a revolutionary device that helps them walk again at home.
    For the first time, patients with spinal cord injuries are using a revolutionary device that helps them walk again at home.
  • New guidelines for treating swimmer's ear

    New guidelines for treating swimmer's ear

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-05 00:15:52 GMT
    Swimmer's ear is a common problem, especially in the summer months. Recent guidelines stress not to use oral antibiotics to treat the painful condition.
    Swimmer's ear is a common problem, especially in the summer months. Recent guidelines stress not to use oral antibiotics to treat the painful condition.
  • Vermont health officials warn of measles spread

    Vermont health officials warn of measles spread

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-07-04 01:04:30 GMT
    Vermont health officials are preparing for a possible measles outbreak in the state.
    Vermont health officials are preparing for a possible measles outbreak in the state.
  • Study questions steroid epidurals for back pain

    Study questions steroid epidurals for back pain

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-03 00:44:36 GMT
    An estimated 2.2 steroid epidurals are given to older Americans each year to relieve back pain. Now, a new study in the New England Medical Journal is questioning the practice.
    An estimated 2.2 steroid epidurals are given to older Americans each year to relieve back pain. Now, a new study in the New England Medical Journal is questioning the practice.
  • New immunization rules for NY students

    New immunization rules for NY students

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-02 00:42:13 GMT
    If you live in New York and have school-aged children, you may want to check with your doctor about new immunization requirements.
    If you live in New York and have school-aged children, you may want to check with your doctor about new immunization requirements.
  • EEE virus detected in mosquitoes in Grand Isle

    EEE virus detected in mosquitoes in Grand Isle

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-01 23:54:26 GMT
    It's back. Eastern Equine Encephalitis was detected in a mosquito pool in the town of Grand Isle, the first time EEE has been found in that area. Now, health officials are warning about the dangers of mosquito bites.
    It's back. Eastern Equine Encephalitis was detected in a mosquito pool in the town of Grand Isle, the first time EEE has been found in that area. Now, health officials are warning about the dangers of mosquito bites.
  • Should women continue to receive pelvic exams?

    Should women continue to receive pelvic exams?

    Monday, June 30 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-01 01:17:27 GMT
    A pelvic exam has long been the standard in a woman's annual wellness visit. Now one medical group says the harm outweigh the benefits, but not everyone believes that.
    A pelvic exam has long been the standard in a woman's annual wellness visit. Now one medical group says the harm outweigh the benefits, but not everyone believes that.
  • Cancer patients set sail to leave their troubles behind

    Cancer patients set sail to leave their troubles behind

    Friday, June 27 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-06-27 23:48:36 GMT
    A new nonprofit in Vermont is taking sail this summer. It's called Healing Winds Vermont and its goal is to provide a different type of therapy to cancer patients and their loved ones.
    A new nonprofit in Vermont is taking sail this summer. It's called Healing Winds Vermont and its goal is to provide a different type of therapy to cancer patients and their loved ones.
  • Study: Excessive drinking kills 1 in 10 Americans

    Study: Excessive drinking kills 1 in 10 Americans

    Thursday, June 26 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-06-27 00:48:55 GMT
    A new study from the CDC finds excessive drinking to blame for nearly 1 in 10 deaths. Officials say it's a huge public health problem that needs to be addressed.
    A new study from the CDC finds excessive drinking to blame for nearly 1 in 10 deaths. Officials say it's a huge public health problem that needs to be addressed.
  • Bone cancer vaccine for dogs shows promise

    Bone cancer vaccine for dogs shows promise

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-06-26 00:40:39 GMT
    A groundbreaking new treatment is prolonging the lives of dogs with a certain type of bone cancer. And it may someday help people with cancer.
    A groundbreaking new treatment is prolonging the lives of dogs with a certain type of bone cancer. And it may someday help people with cancer.
  • Study: 3-D imaging increases breast cancer detection

    Study: 3-D imaging increases breast cancer detection

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-06-25 01:02:29 GMT
    A large new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds adding 3-D imaging to standard digital mammography increases cancer detection.
    A large new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds adding 3-D imaging to standard digital mammography increases cancer detection.
  • New guidelines for vitamin D screening

    New guidelines for vitamin D screening

    Monday, June 23 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-06-24 00:32:48 GMT
    A government task force is out with new guidelines for Vitamin D screening.
    A government task force is out with new guidelines for Vitamin D screening.
  • Bionic suit helps stroke survivors

    Bionic suit helps stroke survivors

    Friday, June 20 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-06-21 01:00:28 GMT
    A bionic suit is helping stroke survivors learn to walk again.Dez Duru is up and walking a month after having a stroke thanks to a wearable robot suit the "EKSO GT."
    A bionic suit is helping stroke survivors learn to walk again.Dez Duru is up and walking a month after having a stroke thanks to a wearable robot suit the "EKSO GT."
  • Yale scientists discover new hair growth drug

    Yale scientists discover new hair growth drug

    Friday, June 20 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-06-20 19:49:02 GMT
    Scientists at Yale made quite the discovery during a trial for an arthritis drug.
    Scientists at Yale made quite the discovery during a trial for an arthritis drug.
  • Pet therapy programs grow more popular

    Pet therapy programs grow more popular

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-06-19 01:29:12 GMT
    The American Humane Association headed to Capitol Hill recently to request funding for animal-assisted therapies. In the past three decades, pet therapy programs have made significant advancements and have grown in popularity.
    The American Humane Association headed to Capitol Hill recently to request funding for animal-assisted therapies. In the past three decades, pet therapy programs have made significant advancements and have grown in popularity.
  • Meningitis B vaccine awaits FDA approval

    Meningitis B vaccine awaits FDA approval

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-06-18 01:18:48 GMT
    There is an update to the story on a deadly strain of meningitis first reported on WCAX a few weeks ago.
    There is an update to the story on a deadly strain of meningitis first reported on WCAX a few weeks ago.
  • How many deaths are tied to sepsis?

    How many deaths are tied to sepsis?

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-06-18 01:13:49 GMT
    Sepsis is common in hospitalized patients, and a new, national study shows a significant number of deaths in hospitals are associated with those bloodstream infections. But Vermont's rates fare better.
    Sepsis is common in hospitalized patients, and a new, national study shows a significant number of deaths in hospitals are associated with those bloodstream infections. But Vermont's rates fare better.
  • Study: Diet and exercise make all the difference with diabetes

    Study: Diet and exercise make all the difference with diabetes

    Monday, June 16 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-06-17 01:23:57 GMT
    New numbers show almost 30-million people in the U.S. now have diabetes and the numbers are rising. But a new study shows there are ways to prevent or slow down the disease.
    New numbers show almost 30-million people in the U.S. now have diabetes and the numbers are rising. But a new study shows there are ways to prevent or slow down the disease.
  • Quick thinking saves young father's life

    Quick thinking saves young father's life

    Friday, June 13 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-06-14 01:48:41 GMT
    A New York man isn't taking anything for granted this Father's Day. Doctors say the young Dad's quick thinking saved his life.
    A New York man isn't taking anything for granted this Father's Day. Doctors say the young Dad's quick thinking saved his life.
  • Flu fight

    Flu fight

    Friday, June 13 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-06-13 20:57:20 GMT
    Doctors say vaccinations are the greatest weapons in the flu fight. That's something a young man from Lamoille County learned the hard way. It took experimental drugs and therapy to save his life.
    Doctors say vaccinations are the greatest weapons in the flu fight. That's something a young man from Lamoille County learned the hard way. It took experimental drugs and therapy to save his life.
  • Study examines how cellphones affect children's brains

    Study examines how cellphones affect children's brains

    Thursday, June 12 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-06-12 15:10:18 GMT
    Researchers in England want to know what impact cellphones are having on the brains of children and teenagers. They're launching the largest study of its kind to find out.
    Researchers in England want to know what impact cellphones are having on the brains of children and teenagers. They're launching the largest study of its kind to find out.
  • Should pregnant women eat more fish?

    Should pregnant women eat more fish?

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-06-11 00:36:43 GMT
    A recent survey of pregnant women found most are eating little or no fish. Now the federal government is out with new recommendations to try to change that.
    A recent survey of pregnant women found most are eating little or no fish. Now the federal government is out with new recommendations to try to change that.
  • Growth in cervical cancer screening options

    Growth in cervical cancer screening options

    Monday, June 9 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-06-10 00:11:39 GMT
    About 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. each year. The options for screening are growing, but the authors of a new report say the focus shouldn't be on which test is best, but just getting as many women as possible screened.
    About 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. each year. The options for screening are growing, but the authors of a new report say the focus shouldn't be on which test is best, but just getting as many women as possible screened.
  • Large waiting list for bone marrow transplants

    Large waiting list for bone marrow transplants

    Thursday, June 5 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-06-06 00:22:22 GMT
    There are more than 18,000 people waiting for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, something that could save their lives.
    There are more than 18,000 people waiting for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, something that could save their lives.
  • Study offers breakthrough in cervical cancer treatment

    Study offers breakthrough in cervical cancer treatment

    Monday, June 2 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-06-03 00:08:27 GMT
    Scientists are reporting a breakthrough in the treatment of cervical cancer.
    Scientists are reporting a breakthrough in the treatment of cervical cancer.
  • New drug helps preserve ovaries in breast cancer patients

    New drug helps preserve ovaries in breast cancer patients

    Friday, May 30 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-05-31 01:49:33 GMT
    Now new research shows a drug can help preserve the ovaries of young breast cancer patients.
    Now new research shows a drug can help preserve the ovaries of young breast cancer patients.
  • Measles cases on the rise in the US

    Measles cases on the rise in the US

    Thursday, May 29 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-05-29 22:04:52 GMT
    Measles cases in the United States have reached a 20 year high; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 26 people in New York City have had the contagious, potentially deadly illness.
    Measles cases in the United States have reached a 20 year high; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 26 people in New York City have had the contagious, potentially deadly illness.
  • London doctors use new technology for hip replacements

    London doctors use new technology for hip replacements

    Monday, June 2 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-06-02 17:09:19 GMT
    Surgeons in England say they used a 3-D printer and stem cells to create a new hip for a 71-year-old woman.
    Surgeons in England say they used a 3-D printer and stem cells to create a new hip for a 71-year-old woman.
  • 'Operation Mend' healing wounded warriors

    'Operation Mend' healing wounded warriors

    Thursday, May 29 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-05-29 19:44:52 GMT
    Wounded warriors are getting a new lease on life thanks to a special program at the UCLA Medical Center.
    Wounded warriors are getting a new lease on life thanks to a special program at the UCLA Medical Center.
  • Ways to detect early cases of skin cancer

    Ways to detect early cases of skin cancer

    Friday, May 23 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-05-23 22:04:54 GMT
    Summer unofficially kicks off this weekend and experts say this is a good time to remind everyone about sun safety. 
    Summer unofficially kicks off this weekend and experts say this is a good time to remind everyone about sun safety. 
  • What sunscreen is best to use?

    What sunscreen is best to use?

    Thursday, May 29 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-05-29 19:43:47 GMT
    Sunscreen season is upon us, but which sunscreen is the best to use and how should you use?
    Sunscreen season is upon us, but which sunscreen is the best to use and how should you use?
  • Study: Bacteria can live for days on planes

    Study: Bacteria can live for days on planes

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:24:54 GMT
    Before you board your next flight, you may want to have your hand sanitizer ready. New research shows bacteria can linger on airplane surfaces for more than a week.
    Before you board your next flight, you may want to have your hand sanitizer ready. New research shows bacteria can linger on airplane surfaces for more than a week.
  • Vt. Alzheimer's rates rise as baby boomers age

    Vt. Alzheimer's rates rise as baby boomers age

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-05-21 01:28:41 GMT
    With the baby-boom generation quickly approaching their golden years, Alzheimer's disease is becoming more and more of a concern. There is no cure and statistics show it is quite common. Adam Sullivan takes a look at the numbers and what's being done about them.
    With the baby-boom generation quickly approaching their golden years, Alzheimer's disease is becoming more and more of a concern. There is no cure and statistics show it is quite common. Adam Sullivan takes a look at the numbers and what's being done about them.
  • Pancreatic cancer on the rise

    Pancreatic cancer on the rise

    Monday, May 19 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-05-19 19:44:43 GMT
    Lung cancer is currently the deadliest cancer, followed by colorectal and breast. But deaths from pancreatic and liver cancer are on the rise.
    Lung cancer is currently the deadliest cancer, followed by colorectal and breast. But deaths from pancreatic and liver cancer are on the rise.
  • Injectable vitamins gaining popularity

    Injectable vitamins gaining popularity

    Friday, May 16 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-05-17 01:01:42 GMT
    An alternative health treatment is gaining popularity. Patients are injected with megadoses of vitamins and minerals to keep from getting sick and try to fight illness.
    An alternative health treatment is gaining popularity. Patients are injected with megadoses of vitamins and minerals to keep from getting sick and try to fight illness.
  • Study: Can exercise slow down Parkinson's disease?

    Study: Can exercise slow down Parkinson's disease?

    Thursday, May 15 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-05-16 00:51:12 GMT
    Some Colorado researchers want to know if exercise can slow down Parkinson's disease.
    Some Colorado researchers want to know if exercise can slow down Parkinson's disease.
  • CDC says MERS may be spreading to other parts of US

    CDC says MERS may be spreading to other parts of US

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-05-15 00:44:04 GMT
    The disease known as MERS may be spreading from Florida to other parts of the country.
    The disease known as MERS may be spreading from Florida to other parts of the country.
  • Researchers in Hawaii discover shorter men live longer

    Researchers in Hawaii discover shorter men live longer

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-05-14 00:44:41 GMT
    Size really does matter when it comes to living longer, according to a study from researchers with the University of Hawaii.
    Size really does matter when it comes to living longer, according to a study from researchers with the University of Hawaii.
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