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Metastatic melanoma isn’t the most common type of skin cancer but it is the most dangerous, as the melanoma cells spread to other parts of the body.
What is atrial fibrillation? AFib is an irregular and often rapid heartbeat. There are several atrial fibrillation symptoms to look out for.
Here's what happens to your body when heart disease strikes.
Learn more about the herpes virus and how to ID herpes symptoms.
SIDS is the leading cause of death of infants between one month and one year old. Dr. Parikh explains some measures you can take to help prevent SIDS.
Rosacea affects 16 million Americans of every age and ethnicity. It is a disorder of the blood vessels of the skin that causes redness in the face. Th
What is Fibromyalgia? This is a syndrome that affects the muscles and soft tissue, this is primarily a long term or chronic disorder.
Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS) is a painful and frustrating condition. Some irritable bowel syndrome symptoms often include bloating and discomfort.
While Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) may sound like an imagined condition, it is very real. In fact, over 12 million people have it. RLS is a condition
Arthritis is actually an umbrella term for over 100 conditions.
Congestive heart failure is a chronic progressive condition that causes the heart to weaken. There are two types of heart failure systolic & diastolic
As men enter middle age, some experience low testosterone, a form of hypogonadism. Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher explains the symptoms of low testosterone.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Here's how a stroke affects your body.
HPV is a very common virus spread through sexual contact. It is also the most common cause of cervical cancer. Learn more about HPV in this video
What is skin cancer? There are two types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma. Melanoma is more severe than non-melanoma.
In this video, Dr. Anna Pavlick explains melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. Dr. Pavlick also explains why melanoma is on the rise today.
What is asthma? In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains what exactly happens during an asthma attack, as well as what causes an asthma attack.
In the United States, more than 30% of adults are obese. Aside from diet and exercise there are medical options like bariatric surgery. Bariatric surg
What is ADHD and what are the risk factors or ADHD causes? These questions are explored in this video by Dr. Preeti Parikh.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects people of all ages. It is one of the most severe types of arthritis and affects your whole body. In the worst cases of th
Dr. Felder explains what Crohn's Disease is and provides important information about the disease. Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease.
What is DVT? DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis and occurs when a blood clot develops in a deep vein, and if it breaks loose it is called an embolus.
What is gout? Gout is a common inflammatory arthritis. Gout symptoms are often brought on by diet, and include inflammation and pain of your joints.
The key to a healthy erection: good circulation and blood flow.
What is the flu? Is the flu preventable? Dr. Holly Atkinson answers these questions and provides a unique look at the flu infection in this video.
Some colitis symptoms are easy to overlook.
What is MDD? Major Depressive Disorder (or MDD) is prolonged depression.Two common symptoms include sadness and loss of interest in daily activities.
Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that typically affects the spine but can also affect other joints and organs throughout the body.
Here's how to tell if your chest pain is angina.
One of the most common sleep disorders is called Insomnia. Here are some common symptoms of insomnia and those who have problems sleeping.
Severe snoring can be a sign of a serious disorder called sleep apnea. Dr. Snyderman explains that there are three types of apnea, obstructive apnea
Migraines affect more than 35 million Americans.There are multiple migraine symptoms. Migraine headaches are often felt on one side of the brain.
Psoriatic arthritis affects your skin and joints. In this video, psoriatic arthritis symptoms & the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis are discussed.
Macular degeneration is a challenging disease that causes partial blindness. This happens when a part of the retina called the macular begins to fail
In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains what is Aortis Stenosis. Aortic Stenosis is a common condition that affects a valve in the heart.
What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal Cancer is the combined name of colon cancer and rectal cancer, located in the body's digestive system.
Dr. Sonal Chuadhry, an adult endocrinologist, explains what the thyroid gland is and what you need to know about thyroid health.
The back is a complex system of muscles, bones, cartilage and nerves. Back pains can range from dulls pains, to constant aches to sharp pains.
Learn more about how HIV takes a toll on your immune system.
What causes depression results from a variety of factors. The depression symptom you're experiencing may be due to your brain chemistry.
What is prostate cancer? It's a cancer that develops in the prostate gland, and there are signs of prostate cancer that you should look out for.
Epilepsy is a brain condition known for its seizures, and this episode explores what causes a seizure and its effects on the patient.
What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a condition that develops when the immune system malfunctions. There are 6 different types of psoriasis.
Watch this to safeguard your skeleton.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the brain, and is accompanied by memory loss symptoms. Doctors still do not know Alzheimer's cause, however.
What is Lupus? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease. It is usually confusing to diagnose.Symptoms of lupus include rashes, joint pain, and fatigue.
Some people experience dry eyes all the time. Dry eyes can affect your vision and productivity, this video describes dry eye symptoms and causes
The best way to protect yourself from HPV is to avoid direct contact with the virus. Visible genital warts could be a sign of Human Papilloma Virus.
Good circulation is a vital part of a healthy erection.
There is no cure for acne and most of us will experience a breakout from time to time. Dr. Bobby Buka shares a few tips on how to prevent acne.
A gout-related flare-up can be painful, but prevention of gout comes from medication and a change in diet. Gout treatment includes NSAIDs.
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One diet approach to preventing high blood pressure & hypertension is called the DASH diet which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.
Exposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer, premature aging and wrinkles. Dr.Buka shares tips on when to apply sunscreen, the proper amount of SPF
The best way to prevent the thinning of bones is weight bearing exercises and a well-balanced diet.
Dark or fair, dry or oily—this guide covers it all.
One of the most important ways to prevent shift work sleep disorder is to practice good sleep hygiene. This includes developing a consistent bedtime r
Dr. Raj explains ways to alleviate symptoms of heartburn, GERD or acid reflux such as losing weight, eating smaller portions & avoiding trigger foods
The heart attack recovery process can be lengthy, but a cardiac rehabilitation program can speed things up after a heart attack.
Learn how to prevent a cold, as well as methods of treating a cold. One such common cold treatment is over the counter cold medications.
In this video, Dr. Bobby Buka explains how to keep your skin protected to prevent skin cancer. He also shares the ways to spot and treat skin cancer.
For some people, pets can cause health problems ranging from an annoying stuffy nose to a serious asthma attack. In fact, it is estimated that around
Here’s how to not let jet lag symptoms ruin your vacay.
In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher discusses prostate cancer treatment & tips on preventing prostate cancer. Watchful waiting is a common treatment
Losing weight, exercise, reducing salt intake and knowing how to control blood pressure are all great ways of preventing congestive heart failure.
In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains how to prevent COPD, and outlines processes for diagnosing COPD, such as a PFT (pulmonary function test).
What to know about bone density testing and more.
Though melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, it is preventable. Dr. Pavlick explains steps for melanoma prevention, focusing on sun safety
Make sense of your cholesterol levels after you get tested.
The first step in preventing CAD is getting tested to see if you have the disease and if so, how far it has progressed.
The first step in preventing migraines is a correctly diagnosis. Your doctor will ask about your family and medical history and will likely run some r
There are a few simple things you can do to minimize the effects of jet lag - here are six simple tips to do just that.
Dr. Parikh overviews sun safety tips for your children on how to avoid the damaging effects of sunburn. Ensure you always use sunscreen for children.
An enterovirus infection is displayed by a number of symptoms, including a fever and runny nose. The D68 strain is the most severe & affects children.
Meningitis spread is possible since it's contagious. In the video, hear meningitis facts on how to prevent the condition & on the meningitis vaccine.
Getting hurt at home is unfortunately a common occurrence. Luckily there are steps to take to make sure your house is as safe as possible. In the vide
The Ebola virus is very contagious & Ebola transmission can occur in many ways. It's best look for symptoms of the Ebola virus to prevent transmission
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There are several stroke prevention methods that you can take, as well as a variety of methods for treating a stroke if you are suffering from one.
There are a number of prevention steps to lower your risk of herpes. While there is no herpes cure, watch here for tips to prevent & treat herpes
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Since there is no cure for allergies, the easiest way to control them is to limit contact with an allergen. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher
If you are diagnosed with mild sleep apnea there are steps you can take now to help fight off the condition. In this video, Dr. Snyderman discusses
In this video, learn how to prevent DVT with Dr. Preeti Parikh who shares some tips on how you can keep yourself free of DVT.
While some back injuries cannot be avoided, like an accident or a sickness, there are steps you can take to prevent developing pain in your back.
The good thing about indoor allergies is that the environment is much easier to control. It is important to know what causes your negative reaction, s
In episode 1 of True Champions Hep C, Hank Johnson, a congressman representing Georgia’s 4th District, talks about how he first got involved with poli
Alison Feller is a runner, writer, and Crohn's disease advocate and she talks about her experience blogging about her life with Crohn's disease.
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In this video, Helen shares her personal story of living with depression. She discusses ways to deal with depression and treating depression.
Scott Davis shares his story of how his personal experience with HIV & AIDS that led him to becoming Program Coordinator of the Asylum Project.
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In this video, Michelle describes her life with Restless Legs Syndrome.
In this episode of True Life Story, Brooke shares her personal experience of her battle with Stage 4 colon cancer.
In this episode of True Champions Depression, we meet Erin, who is a writer, artist, and mental health advocate suffering from depression.
In this episode of True Champions, Manny Hernandez shares his personal experience of his diabetes diagnosis and living with diabetes.
In this video, Kathleen shares her personal story on what it is like to live a full life with migraines.
In this episode of True Life Story, Shonda Schilling shares her skin cancer story & brings melanoma awareness through her SHADE foundation.
Jason's experience living with MS. He was diagnosed with primary progressive MS, It is a rarer form of multiple sclerosis that affects daily activity
In this episode of True Life Story, Wendy shares her cancer story with osteosarcoma. When chemo didn't work, she had to get a leg amputation.
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Hear Sandy's cancer story of his experience being diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. He describes his experience & going through cancer treatment.
In episode 1 of True Champions, American country music singer Julie Roberts shares her personal experience of how she discovered she had multiple scle
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Senator Debbie Halvorson reveal what she wishes she knew before treating HPV. Learn about her early life, diagnosis and treatment process.
Health and wellness expert High Voltage introduces us to Ramona, a teenager who lost over 50 pounds, thanks to a change in diet and lifestyle.
In this episode of True Champions, Christie shares her story of when she learned of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
For those with Asperger's syndrome, not all Asperger's symptoms are alike. In this video, Shonda Schilling speaks of her son's diagnosis & experiences
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In this episode of True Life Story, Amy shares her personal cancer story with an extremely rare form of cancer. Rare cancers can be difficult to treat
In this video, Lori discusses her personal experience with finding out she was going through menopause.
In this video, Amanda Dunbar tells her personal success story of how she quit smoking after twelve years of smoking cigarettes.
In this video, Richard shares his personal story recounting his poor sleep history. He then talks about the steps he took to discover he had slee
In our newest True Champions series, we will meet Lyndsay Wright, a 25-year-old who is battling the unpredictable nature of Multiple Sclerosis.
What you need to know about having an enlarged prostate.
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Sure, your period's ending. But menopause is more than just that.
Make the most of your gyno visit.
Getting cramps is no fun for anyone. Since everyone’s body is different, you likely have to experiment to find the the treatment that works best for y
The female reproductive system is delicate and complex. The key to family planning is knowledge and preparation. In this video, Dr. Blumberg reviews
Dr. Isabel Blumberg explains pregnancy symptoms you can expect during the first trimester, including morning sickness, exhaustion, and cramping.
Here's what you need to know about urinary incontinence.
In this episode of Health Insights, Dr. Kevin Plancher talks about different knee replacement surgeries including realignment, partial knee replacemen
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New Medication Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation
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What is insulin and what does insulin do? Here are 5 facts you should know about how insulin works.
If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you may be prescribed Amaryl. Amaryl is a sulfonylurea medication used to lower blood sugar.
How to have a great workout without a blood sugar crash.
Managing diabetes is possible in many ways. Dr. Keri Peterson explains managing blood sugar is essential, and proper blood sugar levels.
High blood sugar also takes a toll on your ticker.
This trick for reading food labels makes counting carbs way easier.
Will scientists find a diabetes cure? In this video, that question is discussed, as well as diabetes complications and regulation of the disorder.
Get the facts on different kinds of cancer surgery.
What is chemo? In this video, Dr. Keri Peterson explains how chemotherapy works. This cancer treatment option is used to shrink the size of cancer.
Lung cancer type informs treatment, so get educated.
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Over 6 million Americans work non-traditional hours, also know as the night shift. The sleep/wake cycle is controlled by a section of the brain called
Treatments for shift work sleep disorder include light therapy and prescription medications. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher explains the d
Are these sleep problems making you toss and turn?
In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson shares some tips on how to fall asleep a bit easier. Humans spend one third of our lives sleeping, if we are lucky.
Lauren Hale from the National Sleep Foundation gives some expert sleep tips for shift workers to make sure you get the rest you need.
Although sleep apnea is very common, most people do not know they have it. In this video, Dr. Snyderman explains the signs, symptoms and risk factors
If you think you may have sleep apnea, ask yourself the following questions: Does your snoring awaken you at night? Do you have a dry mouth, sore thro
In this video, Richard shares his personal story of living with sleep apnea. He shows his CPAP machine and demonstrates how it helps keep him asleep a
We’ve all been there, lying wide-eyed in the middle of the night counting sheep. But what if there was a simple, scientific reason for your insomnia?
Your bedtime ritual will pay off tomorrow.
A better night's sleep could mean stronger muscles.
How do you know if you should start taking a sleep aid or supplement like Melatonin? Here are the basics on sleep medication and when to use it.
There’s a reciprocal relationship between the two.
Aside from constant yawning the next day, not getting enough sleep can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Some sleep problems like insomnia
Sleep is great for a healthy heart. A Cardiologist explains why sleep is important for those at risk of heart disease, and tips to sleep well.
Good sleep starts with a predictable, soothing bedtime routine. The goal is to create positive associations with bedtime.
Getting kids to sleep at night can seem like constant battle. But you are not alone; 76% of parents are not happy with their child’s sleep habits.
Setting a bedtime routine is essential to keeping children well rested. In the video above, parenting expert and author Ann Pleshette Murphy explains
When kids get older, putting them to bed on time can be difficult. With sports, after school activities and homework, having everything done at a dece
Sleep and exercise are important in helping symptoms of depression. Exercise can elevate your mood and sleep can help you deal with tough situations.
If you are suffering from RLS, don’t fight the urge to move your legs; it will only make things worse. Massage your legs and be sure to avoid caffeine
In this episode of 2 For U, Jennifer Gilardi discusses the importance of creating a comfortable bedroom space. She recommends removing all electronics
There’s a reason you should keep your power naps to about 20 minutes long.
Experts recommend changing your pillow every two years for more restful sleep. An ideal pillow will support your head and neck in the same neutral pos
Falling asleep comes easy when your stress free. Next time you are stressed and can't sleep try these techniques.
It is great to squeeze in a workout every day but what about right before bedtime? While it does create increased blood flow and raise core body tempe
Here's what a healthy night of slumber looks like.
For starters, use your bed for sleep and sex only.
Here are the pros and cons of the most common sleep positions.
Is chronic pain keeping you up at night? Natalie Dautovich from the National Sleep Foundation explains chronic pain and sleep
Sleepy brains do not make the best decisions. Here's how sleep affects your brain function.
A healthy heart and a good night's sleep go hand in hand. The National Sleep Foundation explains how heart health and sleep are closely related.
How much sleep do you need? Lauren Hale from the National Sleep Foundation reviews the importance of sleep and how much you need at every age
Here are some expert tips for sleep training and maintaining steady sleep schedules for your children to improve their sleep quality every night.
It is important that your bedroom is relaxing when you go to sleep. Here are some bedroom ideas to create a space that will help you sleep easier.
It’s nice and cozy until someone steals the covers.
This episode gives tips and options for napping like a pro, even when you’re at the office!
How many hours of sleep you need each night based on your age.
Whether you sleep on your back or your side, this episode offers tips for how to pick out the mattress that’s perfect for you.
Think your dreams are crazy? Chances are they’re more normal than you think.
Misconceptions about sleep could rob you of a good night’s rest.
Learn which foods may help you sleep better—and which to avoid.
Positive psychology and wellness coach Kayleigh Pleas explains the benefits of training your mind and leads a guided meditation.
Relaxing the body might be just what you need to put a stop to insomnia.
Forget counting sheep! Try these yoga moves before bed.
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Here’s why Europeans started sewing socks on their PJs.
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