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5:00 Healthwatch: August 24, 2011

New numbers out today reveal that hunger could be right in your neighborhood. 25% of all American children live with food insecurity, meaning there's not always enough to eat. Today, ABC News is reporting on "Hunger at Home", taking a close look at the struggle so many Americans have to put food on the table.

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5:00 Healthwatch: August 23, 2011

Summer may be waning, but it's still hot and that means many of us are perspiring a little, but doctors say when we get warm, it's good to sweat. They say it keeps us healthy. Why?

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6:00 Healthwatch: August 22, 2011

A class of drugs widely used to treat breast cancer has been effective against the cancer itself, but yet, for various reasons, they have not improved patients' survival chances.

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5:00 Healthwatch: August 19, 2011

Summer is the time to free your feet of heavy boots and shoes, but before you slip on those flip flops you may want to make sure they're the right choice for your feet.

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5:00 Healthwatch: August 18, 2011

It's that time again. Everyone is heading back to school, and college-bound students have more than packing on their agenda. They need to be up to date on their vaccines.

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5:00 Healthwatch: August 17, 2011

Properly storing over-the-counter and prescription drugs is as important as following the directions and schedule for taking them. Tonight, a look at what temperature extremes can do to those medications, and how that effects you.

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5:00 Healthwatch: August 16, 2011

One in five kids in America is not just overweight, they are obese. Some blame is placed on what children eat outside the home, at school, but one elementary school in the Midwest is fighting back.

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6:00 Healthwatch: August 16, 2011

Most of us know that exercising on a regular basis can lead to a healthier life, but now, a new study says that even just fifteen minutes of physical activity a day can add years to your life.

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5:00 Healthwatch: August 15, 2011

Although about one out of every 100 children in the USA has some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, doctors still haven't identified all the factors that cause the condition, but a new study finds there may be a stronger sibling connection than originally thought.

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6:00 Healthwatch: August 15, 2011

Doctors using their heads to treat our hearts. Heart Stents are are an alternative to invasive bypass surgery to open blocked arteries. More than half a million Heart Stents are implanted every year in the USA. With medical costs soaring, researchers found a way to control expenses without cost to patients.

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