Is There a Cure?

Are Birth Defects Seasonal?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that birth defects are three percent higher in children conceived between April and June. The studies posit that the amount of pesticides in the water, ground and air could contribute to this phenomenon.

OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson recommends that mothers-to-be decrease the risk of birth defects by taking a folic acid supplement, eating pesticide-free foods and refraining from gardening.

New Treatment for Foot Fungus

A new procedure to eliminate foot fungus is said to be 88 percent more effective than any other treatment on the market. See how the procedure is performed, and learn the preventative measures that will prevent the fungus from forming.

Alternative Allergy Treatment
Allergies affect nearly 20 percent of Americans. Some symptoms are merely unpleasant, while others are so serious they require multiple injections to manage. A new remedy may eliminate the need for shots for good.

Peanut Allergy Breakthrough

Peanut allergies can be life-threatening to some children, but scientists at Duke University may be on the verge of a breakthrough treatment for the condition. Read more about childhood food allergies.

Country music star Trace Atkins on the dangers of childhood allergies.

Breast Cancer Breakthrough
Surgical breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk demonstrates a cutting-edge technology used in the fight against breast cancer. See how the targeted radiation device with the SAVI applicator attacks the cancer cells.

Liver Cancer Treatment
Radiation oncologist Dr. May Wahab is working with a new radiation therapy, TheraSphere, to treat liver cancer, a notably aggressive cancer. TheraSphere uses the blood supply of the liver to attack the cancer directly.

Diaper Digging Solution

Carla from Florida calls in to ask pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears for help with her 2-year-old daughter who won't stop digging in her dirty diaper. Hear his solution.

After being nearly eradicated in the United States, the rates of syphilis infection have risen for the last seven years. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains how to recognize the often-overlooked symptoms of this dangerous disease.

Learn more about syphilis 

Vaginal Infections
Dr. Lisa details bacterial vaginosis, an infection of the vaginal tissue. She demonstrates how the color of vaginal discharge can help identify the type of infection.

Coconut Water
Looking for an alternative to man-made sports drinks? Try Mother Nature's concoction! A single serving of Vita-Coco coconut water is fat-free, has only 60 calories, loaded with vitamin C and potassium and enough to keep you naturally hydrated.

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OAD 9/30/09