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The Latest and Greatest Health Gadgets 

The Doctors ' Health Correspondent, Melanie Woodrow, visits the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to test out some of the latest and greatest gizmos and gadgets for your health.

From a high-tech fork that regulates eating to a unique “spin” on staying active to a device that trains your brain, check out some of the health gadgets featured at the CES.

See more technological health advances, such as bone conduction headphones, wristbands that track activity and safety indicators that monitor head impact during contact sports.


Enter for a chance to win a Fitbit One wireless activity tracker.

Enter for a chance to win a set of AfterShokz Open Ear Sport Headphones with bone conduction technology.

Stats on Sickness
In the wake of the recent flu pandemic sweeping the nation, many people are concerned about contracting the virus and how to treat it. Learn the latest on different viral and antibacterial infections and how you can stay safe and informed.

Under the Weather
Can weather patterns help virologists predict the span and the severity of the flu from one species to another? The Doctors discuss whether the recent flu pandemic in the U.S. is related to climate change.

Flu Confusion
Melanie hits the streets of Hollywood to gauge how much the average person really knows about treating the flu.

New Strain of Norovirus
The Doctors discuss the difference between the flu and the newest strain of Norovirus. Learn the symptoms of the illness and how it is treated.

The Cause of Antibiotic Resistance
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork explains the rising rates of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and how these “superbugs” are causing an alarming amount of deaths per year.

Unleash Your Wild Side

Mike Fitch, creator of Animal Flow, the latest fitness trend sweeping the nation, shows OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson and pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears how to unleash their wild side with an animalistic exercise routine to tighten and tone troublesome body parts.

Treating Tonsillitis
When does a recurring sore throat require a more drastic treatment? Dr. Nina Shapiro, pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon and author of Take a Deep Breath, joins The Doctors to discuss if and when parents should consider scheduling a tonsillectomy for their child.

The current tonsillectomy guideline recommended by the American Board of Pediatrics states that tonsils should be removed if a child has seven or more cases of tonsillitis in one year, five or more episodes each year for two years, or three or more episodes annually for three years.

Watch as Dr. Shapiro demonstrates the older versus newer technique for removing tonsils.

Revisional Surgery

Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery, like all surgery, comes with potential risks and complications.

“Going into it, you have to understand that any time you have surgery, there’s always a chance that you may need some type of revisional surgery,” plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says.

Cindy had a face-lift performed roughly two years ago and was unhappy with the results, as she was left with visible scars and her earlobes were attached to the side of her face. She visits board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian for a face-lift fix to create a more natural appearance.

Understanding Arthritis
Did you know that there are more than 100 different types of arthritis? Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, explains how to differentiate between the two most common types of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and provides helpful information on how to ease the pain and discomfort.

Healthy Salad Tips
Celebrity chef and best-selling author Rocco DiSpirito reveals simple nutrition tips to make your salad healthier.