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Healthwatch: Avandia Danger

A drug implicated in tens of thousands of heart attacks and deaths was finally restricted by the FDA. It happened because of one crusading doctor.

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HEALTHWATCH: Mammogram Research

Just how effective are mammograms in detecting breast cancer? According to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, they're less effective than previously thought in women over the age of 50.

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HEALTHWATCH: Lasik Eye Surgery

An about-face and a warning about Lasik eye surgery. From a former official who once led the drive to approve the procedure, has changed his opinion.

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HEALTHWATCH: Exercising and Breast Cancer

Everyone knows it's important to be active in order to stay healthy and fit. Rather than a sedentary work day, a new study found that high levels or strenuous types of daily activity are associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer.

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HEALTHWATCH: Got Milk?

Got milk? We've seen the dairy campaign everywhere and now another study has proven why milk is great for our health. Israeli researchers found that dieters who had a high calcium intake lost more weight than people who consumed little to no milk products, regardless of the rest of their diet.

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HEALTHWATCH: Health Care Changes

Two key components of the health care overhaul are set to take effect tomorrow. But this morning's LA-Times reports some major insurance companies are going to stop selling policies for children rather than comply with a provision in the new law.

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HEALTHWATCH: Sinusitis

Feeling stuffed up, tired, listless? Blaming it on a fall cold, or allergies? Maybe it's something else. Susan Hendricks explains.

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HEALTHWATCH: World Alzheimers Day

Every seven seconds a new case of Dementia is diagnosed somewhere in the world. Today marks annual World Alzheimer's Day, when the Alzheimer's association teams up with doctors and others to create awareness of a growing and debilitating disease that affects millions of people. Doctor Timothy Johnson has more in tonight's medical minute.

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HEALTHWATCH: Weight Loss Procedures

As obesity has become an alarming health crisis in the united states, weight loss drugs and surgeries are becoming increasingly popular. While more and more people are turning to Bariatric Surgery to help them lose weight, a new study finds weight loss procedures in teens has significantly increased. ABC's doctor Timothy Johnson explains.

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HEALTHWATCH: Kidney Stones

People experiencing kidney stones has been steadily on the rise in the U.S. for the past 30 years. While doctors are not sure why there has been an increase. A new study found that a diet known to reduce blood pressure seems to also reduce the risk of painful kidney stones. ABC's Timothy Johnson explains.

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