Posted: 10:38 AM For more than 20 years, researchers have been trying to come up with ways to treat malaria, to no avail. Vaccines for the illness have been unsuccessful and for years, no one has known why. Now, a local professor has made a major discovery in treating the illness.
Posted: 10:33 AM One year ago the Bay County Commission unveiled a discount prescription drug card program aimed at reducing the cost of prescription medications for Bay County residents. As of February 2008 the cards have saved citizens more than $375,000.
Updated: 10:31 AM February is Heart Month and the American Heart Association is hoping you study up on the risk factors for heart attack and stroke. A local woman didn't know the risk factors and became one of the 730,000 people in the United States to suffer a stroke last year.
Updated: 9:06 PM Health Council statistics show the number of uninsured residents in Bay County is growing substantially. And, for the uninsured facing non-emergency needs, the possibilities for medical care may seem slim to none. As Newschannel 7 learned, the uninsured reality can be especially tough for the young.
Updated: 9:49 PM Oral cancer kills one person every hour in the United States. Your best defense is regular screening. It’s especially important now since oral cancer is showing up in young women who've never used tobacco.
Posted: 10:15 PM Most of us don't like the idea of having a permanent scar on our face. So when skin cancer pops up, many people will look for a qualified surgeon. Others opt for a treatment that may take a lot longer, but rarely leaves a scar.
Posted: 10:14 PM During Elizabethan times having fair skin was a sign of wealth. Today it's the perfect tan that seems to turn heads. As we all know that can also lead to some unwanted consequences. But fair skinned people are the most vulnerable to developing skin cancer.
Posted: 10:12 PM Being the mother of a six year old and working full time is tough enough. But, if you throw breast cancer into the mix it's enough to send some people over the edge. But one local woman is refusing to give in.
Posted: 10:09 PM Breast cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States after lung and colon cancer. And experts predict it will claim the lives of nearly 41-thousand people this year.
Updated: 9:18 PM According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, in almost all cases, early diagnosis can lead to a complete cure.
Updated: 9:16 PM There is no single cause for colon cancer. Nearly all begin as benign polyps, which slowly develop into cancer. There are often no symptoms. So how do you know if you have a problem? Most times you don't. That's why that unpleasant test you may have been putting off can have a very positive outcome.
Updated: 3:53 PM Not everyone relies on doctors to treat common ailments. And not everyone believes store-bought is better. Instead, they depend on home remedies and there are some wild ideas out there.
Posted: 2:57 PM Macular degeneration can sometimes be a vicious disease. It causes many people to lose much of their eyesight. In turn, that can cause them to lose their independence and sometimes their dignity.
Health workers strike at UC Calif. medical centers Thousands of healthcare workers walked off the job at the University of California's five medical centers on Tuesday, delaying surgeries, diagnostic procedures, treatments and emergency care throughout the state.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.
How First Lady won over Miss. on school lunches Despite its deeply red political leanings, it was Mississippi that early on embraced the first lady’s ideas about healthy food, and was the site where Mrs. Obama kicked off a two day, three-city tour touting the three-year anniversary of her “Let’s Move” initiative, which encourages kids to get and stay fit.
12 school football players die each year, study finds Each year in the U.S. an average of a dozen high school and college football players die during practices and games, according to a new study that finds heart conditions, heat and other non-traumatic causes of death are twice as common as injury-related ones.
Chelation little help for heart disease: study NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Removing metals from the body through a controversial treatment has little effect on the long-term health of people who've previously suffered a heart attack, according to the results of a government-funded trial released Tuesday.