Health News
8/23/2017

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How to Avoid a Contact Lens Infection


How to Avoid a Contact Lens InfectionApproximately 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses to correct their vision—and most of them go years without a problem. But contact lenses are not without their risks, some potential...



How to Avoid a Contact Lens Infection


How to Avoid a Contact Lens InfectionApproximately 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses to correct their vision—and most of them go years without a problem. But contact lenses are not without their risks, some potential...



Is Botox Addictive and a Gateway to Other Cosmetic Procedures?


Is Botox Addictive and a Gateway to Other Cosmetic Procedures?Botox is the most widely used cosmetic procedure out there and in the last decade the number of people using it had increased by a whopping 750 percent – but are people addicted to the versatile injection? Dana Berkowitz, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Louisiana State University and author of “Botox Nation,” joins The Doctors to weigh in on the Botox obsession and figure out if it is a gateway cosmetic procedure. While interviewing people and doing research for her book, Dana found that due to Botox being temporary as soon as patients began to feel its effects wear off, they felt compelled to go back to their dermatologist for further injections.



Breast Cancer Survivor Gets an Amazing Makeover!


Breast Cancer Survivor Gets an Amazing Makeover!Blanca helped detect other people’s breast cancer as a nurse, but when she discovered a lump in her own breast she was shocked. Not only did she have breast cancer, it had spread to her lymph nodes. Blanca underwent a double mastectomy and a dissection of her lymph nodes, both of which were successful.



Nose Surgery Changes Woman's Life – See the Astounding Transformation!


Nose Surgery Changes Woman's Life – See the Astounding Transformation!Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra determined she was suffering from an advanced form of rosacea called Rhinophyma. Dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz offered her skilled expertise and talents to help transform her nose. “I barely recognize you,” a floored ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says as Pamela debuts her new look on The Doctors’ stage.



Are Candy Flavored ADHD Medications for Kids Problematic?


Are Candy Flavored ADHD Medications for Kids Problematic?The Doctors discuss the new med with addiction specialist Paul Moen and child & adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Domenick Sportelli. In Paul’s experience running a drug and alcohol treatment center, he says that for 80 percent of his patients the first addictive drug they misused was an ADHD med. Dr. Sportelli, who treats kids for ADHD in his practice, tells The Doctors, “These medicines should never be given [as a] first line [of defense] for a true diagnosis for ADHD.



How to Spot a Serial Killer


How to Spot a Serial KillerReporter and author Claudia Rowe became obsessed with a serial killer. While living in Poughkeepsie, NY Claudia began to notice several "missing women" fliers, which started a thrilling journey into the mind of a serial killer spanning more than 20 years, resulting in her new book "The Spider and the Fly."



Here's Your Chance to Win a Getaway to Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas


Here's Your Chance to Win a Getaway to Atlantis Paradise Island in the BahamasThis is sure to be the vacation of a lifetime.



Sjana Elise's Yoga Flow for Stress & Anxiety


Sjana Elise's Yoga Flow for Stress & AnxietySocial media star Sjana Elise demonstrates a yoga workout that will help reduce stress and decrease anxiety. Watch the video and follow along.



Sjana Elise's 4 Steps to Mastering Forearm Stand


Sjana Elise's 4 Steps to Mastering Forearm StandYoga handstands and forearm stands build strength and are a lot of fun—but they're tricky to master. Instagram star Sjana Elise shows you strength-building exercises that will help you do them too.



Salmon 4 Ways


Salmon 4 WaysCan't go wrong with salmon - it's good for your skin, your heart, and your brain! Here are four ways to keep it interesting. Watch the video.



Barley 3 Ways


Barley 3 WaysGet more fiber-rich barley in your life - it fills you up, aids in weight loss and gut health. Watch the video.



7 Mistakes You're Making With Your Contacts


7 Mistakes You're Making With Your ContactsContacts are totally safe when used properly. Watch the video to learn how to improve your vision with contacts the healthy way.



7 Reasons Serena Williams Is A Badass


7 Reasons Serena Williams Is A BadassWatch the video to learn why we love Serena Williams so much.



Nectarine-Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Pie Bites


Nectarine-Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Pie BitesDates, nectarines, and blueberries bring these mini pies natural sweetness, while fro yo made from plain yogurt adds a hit of protein to the filling. Watch the video.



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Let the Garden Be Your Medicine Cabinet


Let the Garden Be Your Medicine CabinetBiodynamic farmer Alice Bamford joins The Doctors to discuss her new book, “One Gun Ranch,” and explain how we can all garden our way to better health. “I love that the book really focuses on the concept of growing food as your medicine, so to speak,” says ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork. Alice explains that One Gun Ranch is home to about 60 animals, all of them rescues, including horses, as well as biodynamic garden beds full of beneficial plants.



Are You Prepared for the Real Cost of Kids?


Are You Prepared for the Real Cost of Kids?You can’t put a price-tag on a parent’s love – but you can estimate the cost of raising a child, and a new study finds that most couples underestimate what they’ll be spending when that bundle of joy. The founder of Tot Squad, Jennifer Saxton, recommends that couples who are planning to add a baby to the family start preparing financially two years in advance.



Doug the Pug’s Medical Scare!


Doug the Pug’s Medical Scare!Leslie and Rob noticed the Doug was feeling itchy, so “I had given him a pill that a vet had given me, to help with the itching,” Leslie explains. “But the next day, we noticed bright red spots on his stomach.” When Leslie and Rob took Doug to the vet, she told them that his platelets were critically low and his life was in danger. The vet diagonosed IGP, an autoimmune disease, and prescribed steroids and antibiotics.



Travis Barker’s Health Crisis


Travis Barker’s Health CrisisBlink 182 drummer Travis Barker joins The Doctors to talk about surviving a plane crash and overcoming drug addiction. Tragically, DJ AM, his fellow survivor, succumbed to drug addiction the following year. “You’ve had more experiences than most people will have in a lifetime,” adds ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork.



Treating Drug Addicts – with Pot?!


Treating Drug Addicts – with Pot?!Marijuana has sometimes been described as a “gateway drug” that encourages hard-drug use. “So few people seek treatment, and we do need as many tools in the arsenal as possible,” notes ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork. High Sobriety founder Dr. Joe Schrank says that this can provide a point of entry into treatment for those who find the idea of detox overwhelming.



How Safe Is Deet?


How Safe Is Deet?Deet is the most widely used insect repellent in the U.S. It’s been around longer than any other active ingredient, and many scientists agree that it’s the gold standard for all repellents. Consu...



How Safe Is Deet?


How Safe Is Deet?Deet is the most widely used insect repellent in the U.S. It’s been around longer than any other active ingredient, and many scientists agree that it’s the gold standard for all repellents. Consu...



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Man Who Lost Legs to Heroin Returns with New Mission


Man Who Lost Legs to Heroin Returns with New MissionJust months ago, Matthew came to The Doctors seeking the help he needed to finally turn his life around after losing both his legs due to his heroin struggles and battling years of substance abuse. In addition to psychotherapy, Matthew is receiving transcranial magnetic stimulation, which uses electromagnetic pulses to target specific brain nerve cells to help with his phantom limb pain. More with Matthew: What Are His Daily Struggles Now?



Is Gluten-Free Restaurant Food Actually Gluten-Free?


Is Gluten-Free Restaurant Food Actually Gluten-Free?For people with a gluten intolerance or Celiac disease ordering a gluten-free item at a restaurant should give you some peace of mind – but are those restaurant items truly gluten-free? The Doctors investigate!



Does Poison from Tree Frogs Help with Depression, Anxiety & Addiction?


Does Poison from Tree Frogs Help with Depression, Anxiety & Addiction?Simon Scott, a member of the International Association of Kambo Practitioners, who administers the poison at a retreat in Arizona joins the show along with Katy, who claims Kambo has turned her life around. Simon says he suffered from depression , stress, and anxiety and sought out alternative treatments in South America and found relief with Kambo.



Are Antioxidant Supplements Fueling Cancer?


Are Antioxidant Supplements Fueling Cancer?Antioxidant supplements claim to keep us healthy and protect cells from aging, but could they causing rates of cancer to increase? The Doctors discuss three studies that have shown an increased risk of cancer when taking antioxidants supplements. Another study found that mega doses of beta-carotene increase the risk of cancer in male smokers by 18 percent.



Solar Eclipse Safety Tips


Solar Eclipse Safety TipsMany areas of the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21, 2017, but there are some important safety concerns when it comes to experiencing an eclipse. A total solar eclipse will start in Oregon and stretch across the country all the way to South Carolina -- find out if you are in the eclipse's path of totality HERE -- with most people getting to see a partial eclipse. According to NASA, the only safe way to look at the sun during this event with special-purpose solar filters, commonly called “eclipse glasses” or a hand-held solar viewer.



Rapper Siya Gets a Sparkling New Smile


Rapper Siya Gets a Sparkling New SmileParents are advised that these images may not be suitable for young children. Rapper Siya decided to go for a perfect smile – but some of her fans aren’t happy. Siya’s front-tooth gap and chipped teeth were something of a trademark, but she says, “I’m pretty insecure about my smile – I always have been.” The chipped front teeth that earned her the nickname “Chipped-tooth Shorty” were the result of a childhood skateboard accident and they’ve bothered her ever since.



Woman Covered in Tumors Returns


Woman Covered in Tumors ReturnsParents are advised that these images may not be suitable for young children. Libby spent her life covered with tumors due to a condition called neurofibromatosis type 1 – has The Doctors’ intervention made a difference for her? “The name-calling started in elementary school,” Libby recalled when she first visited The Doctors.



Amanda’s Amazing Loose Skin Transformation!


Amanda’s Amazing Loose Skin Transformation!See how a social-media star famed for her embrace of her post-weight-loss body, excess skin and all, looks now! Amanda returns to The Doctors to show off her new physique after her skin-removal surgery. Amanda, aka “Manda’s Muffin Top,” was proud of her loose skin after losing 150 lbs. However, she was ready to move on and let go of the excess skin, which was causing rashes and sores. Dr. Ordon and his colleague, Dr. Ritu Chopra, greet Amanda at their offices.



Fitness Model's Post-Baby Body


Fitness Model's Post-Baby BodyFitness star Massy Arias became an Internet sensation when she posted a picture of her abs – at six months pregnant! Now she joins The Doctors just one month after the birth of her baby. See how her post-baby body looks today!



Keenan's Extreme Keloid Scar Removal


Keenan's Extreme Keloid Scar RemovalParents are advised that these images may not be suitable for young children. Keenan suffered from severe keloid scars that covered much of his face. The Doctors arranged for the disfiguring growths to be removed – see what Keenan looks like now!



This is What It’s Like to Have 7 Pounds of Excess Skin Removed with Julia Nathan


This is What It’s Like to Have 7 Pounds of Excess Skin Removed with Julia NathanJulia Nathan loves running, but she wasn't always physically able to work out. Before drastic weight loss surgery, Julia was considered morbidly obese. Watch the video to learn about how she lost more than 100 pounds and learned to accept her body.



Paralyzed Beauty Vlogger Turns Tragedy to a Viral Triumph


Paralyzed Beauty Vlogger Turns Tragedy to a Viral TriumphWhen she regained consciousness she was told she was now a C5 quadriplegic – her spinal cord was damaged at the fifth cervical vertebra. Steph clarifies that quadriplegia doesn't mean all four of her limbs are completely paralyzed, just that she has impaired mobility in both arms and legs.



Woman Shot in the Face Trying to Save Dad's Life


Woman Shot in the Face Trying to Save Dad's LifeBrittany was shot in the face while trying to stop her father from committing suicide. When she tried to pull the handgun away, it fired directly into her face. Brittany was in the hospital for two weeks. “People, when they hear my story, look at me as a hero,” Brittany says.



Politician Reveals His past Scandals and Controversies before Election?!


Politician Reveals His past Scandals and Controversies before Election?!Arizona gubernatorial candidate Noah Dyer has nothing to hide – because he's aired all his dirty laundry before his opponents can get to it. “I'm going to call you a smart politician!” says Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon.



Hollywood Hope or Hype: Fat-Flavored Cocktails?


Hollywood Hope or Hype: Fat-Flavored Cocktails?Mixologists are adding pork drippings, sesame oil, duck fat – even bacon grease – to alcohol and chilling it for a few hours. The solidified fat is then strained or skimmed off the top of the drink and is supposed to leave a savory flavor behind. OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon take sips as well.



Should Women Begin Breast Cancer Screening Earlier?


Should Women Begin Breast Cancer Screening Earlier?If women began breast cancer screening at 40 and received mammograms yearly, fewer would die from the disease than if they had started regular screening at a later age and screened less often, ac...



Should Women Begin Breast Cancer Screening Earlier?


Should Women Begin Breast Cancer Screening Earlier?If women began breast cancer screening at 40 and received mammograms yearly, fewer would die from the disease than if they had started regular screening at a later age and screened less often, ac...



52 Heart-Healthy Dinner Recipes That Don't Taste Like Diet Food


52 Heart-Healthy Dinner Recipes That Don't Taste Like Diet Food



100+ Super-Quick, No-Fuss Recipes to Make for Dinner


100+ Super-Quick, No-Fuss Recipes to Make for Dinner



It's a Dog


It's a DogCongratulations – it's a dog! To celebrate the joyous act of adding a dog to a household, the NexGard® (afoxolaner) team is launching a fun, easy online pet gift registry.



Fathers Have An Even Greater Influence on Daughters Than You May Realize


Fathers Have An Even Greater Influence on Daughters Than You May RealizeFrom less risk of depression to better self-esteem, a loving father-daughter relationship can provide benefits for a lifetime



Alternative cancer therapies double risk of death


Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat a common, curable cancer instead of opting for the recommended medical treatment double their risk of death, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Father, son 9/11 first responders die of cancer months apart


In 2001, Robert Alexander and his father Raymond were 9/11 first responders. Now, the men have died less than a year apart from cancer related to ground zero, their family says.

Family farm is heaven on earth for dying dogs


Michele Allen has had many dogs over the years. But a 13-pound shelter dog with heart problems and bad teeth changed her life forever.

Asthma, on rise in older adults, tends to be ignored


In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath.

Why you should not plan anything important for 2p.m.


Energy drinks are a $2.8 billion-a-year business in the United States alone, built on the promise of helping you push past that "2:30 feeling."

How workplace misery can make you sick


Two new studies give insight into how a negative work environment can affect your personal life and health.

This might be how stress and heart attacks are linked


Scientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery -- until now.

How to fight 'time famine' and boost your happiness


Ashley Whillans' summer started with what she calls "time famine."

The parent's guide to Sarahah


With so many social networks to keep track of, it's not surprising if you haven't heard of an app called Sarahah, which has millions of users and a teen fanbase. So what is Sarahah exactly?

You saw the eclipse -- so should you see the eye doctor?


Are you concerned about your vision, or your child's, after watching Monday's total solar eclipse, even if you wore protective glasses? You're not alone. Google searches for "my eyes hurt" and "eyes hurt eclipse" spiked immediately after the celestial event.

Eclipse baby shares her name with solar event


On the day everyone across the country was transfixed by the celestial marvel that was the solar eclipse, a baby was born.

Schools are grappling with teacher shortages


Public schools in 48 states and the District of Columbia report teacher shortages in math for the 2017-18 school year, according to the DOE. Forty-six states report shortages in special education, 43 in science and 41 in foreign languages.

Boy with heart transplant dies on first day of school


Peyton West's parents would never have thought that his first day of school this year was going to be his last.

High doses of vitamin B tied to lung cancer risk, study says


Men who took high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements had a higher risk of lung cancer, and the association was highest among current smokers, according to a study published Tuesday.

Interior Dept. halts study into Appalachian mining technique's likely health hazards


The Trump administration has halted a study of the health effects of a common mining technique in Appalachia, which is believed to deposit waste containing toxic minerals in ground waters.

Neighborhoods with more light have higher breast cancer risk


A new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during the night.

More children will suddenly be diagnosed with high blood pressure


More children and teens are likely to be categorized as having abnormal blood pressure during their annual wellness visits, based on new recommendations released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Most moms aren't putting babies to sleep safely


Despite a 23-year campaign urging that babies be put to bed on their backs, only 43.7% of US mothers report that they both intend to use this method and actually do so all the time, according to a new study.

Florida hurt kids to help big GOP donors, doctors say



Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in talcum powder case


On Monday, a jury awarded a California woman $417 million because she developed ovarian cancer and had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for decades. The award includes $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages.

Why whiskey tastes better with a little water


If anyone has suggested adding a little water to your whiskey, you may want to give it a try. Rather than watering it down, the addition may act as a flavor enhancement, and we now know the science behind it, thanks to a new study.

Is coconut oil healthy?


According to a recent survey, 72% of Americans think coconut oil is a healthy food.

Why teen pregnancy prevention funding is going away


The Trump administration is cutting current teen pregnancy prevention programs, due to "poor evaluation results." Yet many researchers, program directors, youth advocates, and city health officials argue otherwise.

When a mom makes her child sick


"I never saw it coming," said Susan, whose family requested that we not use their last names.

Caregiver convicted of rape in nursing home


At first, no one believed them when they said the charming, well-liked aide in the nursing home where they lived had raped them. Now he's going to prison.

Classic racing returns to most cycle-loving state in America


When is a race more than a race? When it's an event.

White nationalists see a new enemy in pursuit of 'racial purity': Science


A recent study found that white nationalists use genetic tests to prove their "whiteness," but when they get unfavored results, they find ways to reinterpret or dismiss the science completely.

Using emoticons in work emails make you look incompetent


Pro tip: Keep the smiley faces out of your work emails, or else the person receiving the message may think you're incompetent.

Are probiotics safe?


How exactly has our understanding of probiotics changed over time? Here's a look at probiotics' steady rise in popularity, from Europe to America, and where health experts now stand on their benefits.

Ten-year-old rape victim gives birth in India


A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India.

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'


Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS


Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

Guatemala City hospital 'gang attack' leaves seven dead


Suspected gang members open fire while trying to free a jailed leader who was in hospital.

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'


More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials


Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine


A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months


The overall caseload has declined since early July, but 5,000 people a day are still being infected.

Spanish woman 'crushed between floors' in Seville hospital lift


The Spanish woman was being wheeled out of a lift when it began moving upwards, reports say.

How to stop female doctors from dropping out in Pakistan


Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out when they start a family. There's a new scheme to help them continue in practice by doing online video clinics on their laptops.

'Healthy people get lung cancer too'


Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.

Dad gets tattoo of brain shunt after daughter's surgery


Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.

Masks for smear test patients in Thailand


A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.

Stephen Hawking: 'I wouldn't be here without the NHS'


The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.

Struggling after giving birth? You're not alone


These mums had traumatic births, and they want more to see more honesty about the toll it can take.

Mum leaves random notes in York for new mothers


The letters offer mums a chance to take a second for themselves.

How to get up mountains in a wheelchair


Michelle, who has multiple sclerosis, is going on a trek in the Lake District for the first time in more than 10 years.

Glasgow School of Art project personalises prosthetic limbs


A group of artisans are working with amputees in an effort to make artificial limbs more personal.

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study


People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.

Language tests


Potential foreign nursing recruits to the NHS say the current language test is too difficult.

'Raise your voices'


A blog on birth trauma is prompting women to share their own difficult experiences.

Hard enough already


Flying with a wheelchair is hard enough - it's even harder when it's broken in transit.

Another U-turn?


The ex-prime minister, who has spoken about his battle to give up nicotine, is snapped with a cigarette at a festival.

Birth control


Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill

Transgender puberty


How are the families we've been following for two years facing the future?

Opioid crisis


Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from opioid overdoses, devastating families.

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case


The payout - to a woman who developed ovarian cancer - is the largest award so far against the firm.

Chile abortion: Court approves easing total ban


News of the judges' ruling by 6-4 led to celebrations among left-of centre parties in Santiago.

Green man road crossings 'too fast'


Guidance calls for councils in England to make it easier for elderly and disabled people to cross the road.

Matt Dawson's life changed by a tick bite


A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.

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