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HEALTHWATCH: Robotic Surgery

What better way to inspire future surgeons than letting school kids learn and play with medical robots. It's the very ones real surgeons use.

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HEALTHWATCH: CT Scans

A little over 2 weeks ago a study was released showing that CT scans of the lungs of heavy smokers reduced lung cancer-related deaths by 20-percent. This was the first time lung cancer screening was shown to save lives. Too often in the past, by the time lung cancer is discovered, it's too late for the patient. Now, a new study from the Netherlands has found a method to identify the stage of cancerous lung tumors. This can help patients avoid unnecessary surgery.

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HEALTHWATCH: FIT Foods

As the holidays approach, so does the temptation to eat food that's bad for your waistline. Celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito tells Doctor Sanjay Gupta how to make some favorite fatty treats a bit healthier.

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HEALTHWATCH: Antiretroviral HIV Therapy

A new study released today in the New England Journal of Medicine shows antiretroviral drugs, usually given as treatment for HIV Aids, are also effective at preventing HIV infection if given prior to exposure to the virus.

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HEALTHWATCH: Medicine Withdrawals

Three years ago, the Food and Drug Administration asked manufacturers of non-prescription infant cough and cold medication to withdraw their products from the market, because little ones were getting sick from side effects. A new study finds taking medicine off the shelves did make a difference.

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HEALTHWATCH: Ear Infections

What should you do when your child gets an ear infection? Hard to be sure, especially when doctors don't even agree. A new study looks for some answers.

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HEALTHWATCH: Boosting Immunity

Old man winter is right around the corner. So now's the time to rev-up your immune system. It protects your body against bacteria, parasites, toxins and viruses.

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HEALTHWATCH: Smoking Appearance

Today marks the 35th great American Smokeout. If you've been thinking about quitting and need a little added motivation, Christi Paul explains how smoking can affect the way we look.

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HEALTHWATCH: Medical Marijuana

On election day, Arizona became the latest state to legalize medical marijuana. As public attitudes toward the drug are apparently becoming more tolerant, there is cautionary news tonight from medical researchers.

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HEALTHWATCH: Heart Disease

Progress to report tonight in the fight against heart disease. A blood test could help save lives.

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