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6:00 Healthwatch: December 21, 2011

Amidst all the hustle and bustle in these last few days before Christmas on Sunday, we have a rather grim statistic to report. Heart attack deaths peak at this time of year.

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5:00 Healthwatch: December 20, 2011

It may seem that teenagers waste a lot of time texting, but new research finds that texting may be a coping mechanism for some teens fighting an alcohol problem.

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5:00 Healthwatch: December 19, 2011

The weather may be up and down, but don't let that fool you. Old man winter could show up anytime and that means snow, wind or ice. So now's a good time to look at ways to avoid injury and health problems during the winter months.

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6:00 Healthwatch: December 19, 2011

We've been hearing a lot about Vitamin D lately. Two new studies shed more light on the so-called sunshine vitamin, but the studies also leave behind more questions.

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5:00 Healthwatch: December 16, 2011

According to The Centers for Disease Control, if Americans keep filling ourselves with junk food and starch, a third of us will be diabetic by the year 2050. The good news is some cases of diabetes are preventable, and even for those who have type 2 diabetes, it can many times be reversed.

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5:00 Healthwatch: December 15, 2011

With a new year about to start, you may be thinking of new ways to spice up your exercise routine. In tonight's Health Watch, Susan Hendricks introduces us to some who are doing just that, by learning some new "tricks".

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6:00 Healthwatch: December 15, 2011

In medical news, the national institute on drug abuse began surveying teens on their drug, alcohol, and tobacco habits back in 1975. Wednesday, researchers revealed the surprising results of their 2011 survey.

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5:00 Healthwatch: December 14, 2011

Concussions are common in most sports and experts are learning more each day about the harm they can cause the brain. In tonight's Health Watch, Matt Cherry looks at what the NBA in particular is doing to protect the players.

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6:00 Healthwatch: December 14, 2011

In our medical minute tonight, cancer screenings. Women are encouraged to be screened routinely for breast cancer. Men are urged to get checked for prostate cancer. After a certain age, all adults should be screened for colon cancer. But what about the elderly? Should they keep getting these cancer screenings?

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5:00 Healthwatch: December 13, 2011

For many people, cold winter temperatures means dry and chapped skin. In today's Health Watch, Susan Hendricks reports on some things you can do to help prevent it.

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