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Lotus Birthing
The at-home birthing method calls for keeping the umbilical cord attached to the baby until it falls off naturally, up to 10 days later. Is it safe?


Allergy Season
Many will experience worse allergy symptoms this year because a mild winter and early, windy spring caused more allergens than usual to be released in the air.


Stinky Situation
A viewer says, "I recently got over a bad cold, but I'm getting worried because the breath from my nose stinks. What's up with that?"


Top Skin Secrets Your Dermatologist Doesn't Tell You
Reader's Digest Editor-in-Chief Liz Vaccariello joins ER physician Dr. Travis Stork to reveal four skin secrets. Then, hear whether dermatologist Dr. Glynis Ablon agrees.


Hair Loss
Find out why using a men's hair growth product might help women who are losing their hair restore their luscious locks.


Poison Ivy "Down There"?
Could a genital rash be poison ivy? 

 

 


Want Younger-Looking Skin?
Learn why you shouldn't be afraid to put on a few pounds as you age.


Take It All Off
Find out why you should take off your underwear during your annual skin exam.

Summer Vacation Highs and Lows
The Doctors offer advice for how to protect yourself and your family this summer.


Toking Tourism
Colorado is the first state to legalize marijuana for adults over the age of 21. My 420 Tours is offering tours of marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries, workshops to learn how to cook with cannabis, and the opportunity to smoke at private parties.


Under the Influence
Colorado is attempting to pass a law to set a driving under the influence of drugs limit to restrict the level of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in your blood while driving. Watch as one woman gets behind the wheel of a driving simulator after getting high.



Diving Dangers
Dr. Hilary Greenberg was scuba diving in Costa Rica when she was knocked unconscious by a strong surge. Her husband, a cosmetic physician, performed CPR while they were in the water for almost 45 minutes, saving her life.


Heat Warnings
A
bout 400 people die each year in the U.S. from heat-related conditions, and most of them are 65 or older. The Doctors share warning signs and prevention tips.



To find out how you can learn how to save someone's life with CPR, visit:
Red Cross
SureFire CPR


Bizarre Tales From the ER
What is the strangest thing doctors have ever found inside the human body? It could be the 20-inch eel that was found inside one man's colon! The takeaway? Don't stick things in your body that don't belong there, Dr. Travis says.


Dangers of High Blood Pressure
Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, the chief medical officer of Pfizer, joins Dr. Travis to raise awareness about high blood pressure and its consequences.

Hypertension affects about 76 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide. It can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and vision loss.

"If you know that you have high blood pressure and you're not working to get into your target range, you are gambling with your health," Dr. Lewis-Hall says.


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