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HEALTHWATCH: Screening Patients

Screening patients for cancer risks is an important part of fighting the disease. Now new research contrasts a traditional method with a cutting-edge rival. ABC's Doctor Timothy Johnson explains newer doesn't always mean better.

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HEALTHWATCH: Raking for Exercise

You're probably dreading getting rid of all those leaves scattered on your lawn, but raking leaves can be an opportunity for some good exercise.

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HEALTHWATCH: Flu Season

Flu season, in North America, generally peaks around January or February and for those who recognize the symptoms early, there are some very effective treatments.

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HEALTHWATCH: When to call a doctor

With cold and flu season here, many parents will be tending to sick children. But how do you know when your child needs to see a doctor?

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HEALTHWATCH: Alzheimer's Disease

Although Alzheimer's Disease is not a natural condition of aging, the vast majority of patients diagnosed are over 65. As the senior population of the United States more than doubles between now and 2050, so will the number of patients. The only hope: new treatments to prevent, slow or cure the disease.

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HEALTHWATCH: Electronic Media

The effects of electronic media on sleep are getting more attention. A new report suggests it affects not only their performance, but behavior.

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HEALTHWATCH: Alzheimer's and OMEGA-3

Many early interventions to slow the rate of decline in people with Alzheimer's Disease have not lived up to their promise. Now a new study shows disappointing results with OMEGA-3 fatty acids.

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HEALTHWATCH: Whooping Cough

California is experiencing its worst outbreak of whooping cough in sixty years. According to the state's health department, more than 6,000 cases have been confirmed, and 10 infants have died. Now the Centers for Disease Control is issuing new guidelines on vaccinating against the disease.

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HEALTHWATCH: Alcohol Vs. Drugs

A group of British experts takes a hard-core look at the consequences of both alcohol and drug abuse, and come to a rather unsuspected conclusion.

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HEALTHWATCH: Endoscopy

Millions of people have had the medical procedure known as Endoscopy. It's generally considered safe, but a study that used a new way of looking for problems finds it may be riskier than believed.

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