Posted 7:25 AM 2/12/2013
A new surgery could help asthma patients breath easier, in fact, it's the first drug-free way to relieve symptoms.
The surgery is called Bronchial Thermoplasty. It works by applying a radio frequency to the smooth muscles in the lung's bronchial passages through three different procedures. (More)...
Posted 7:06 AM 2/11/2013 by Marissa Torres
More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease each year in the United States. And for those living with the disease-- every day is a constant battle. But what if all of that could change with just the push of a button? "I just wasn't moving very well, I wasn't.. I (More)
Posted 7:37 AM 2/8/2013 by Marissa Torres
A new system for treating ADHD symptoms and other types of learning challenges isn't only drug free-- but brings new meaning to the term 'timing is everything.'
It's not the latest video game to hit big. This is 25 year old Malachi Wristen participating in a classic session with the (More)
Posted 8:19 AM 2/7/2013 by Marissa Torres
You don't necessarily have to go to a plastic surgeon to get a youthful look. A new trend, called Face Yoga, may look silly, but some claim to have instant results.
"The exercises themselves help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, so you're definitely going to get more (More)
Posted 8:04 AM 2/6/2013 by Marissa Torres
It's an unstoppable addiction, so severe it seeps through the skin. Colorado ranks 7th nationally in the total number of Methamphetamine users ages 12 and older; some of which don't live long enough to become an adult.
A scary fact that's prompting one former (More)
Posted 10:43 AM 2/5/2013 by Marissa Torres
The pressure of good grades, bullies and teen life.. probably hasn't changed much from when most of us were in grade school. But the way schools are treating the stress and anxiety that comes with it...is.
Junie, a Golden Retriever, is the newest member of the counseling team at a suburban (More)
Posted 7:51 AM 2/4/2013 by Marissa Torres
In recognition of Heart Health Awareness through the month of February, News 5's Marissa Torres joins forces with Memorial Hospital to make sure her ticker is working properly.
She shares the results on News 5 Today.
Posted 8:16 AM 2/1/2013 by Marissa Torres
Winter weather can be unpleasant, but it can also be unhealthy with those bone chilling temperatures.
When it's cold outside your heart must work extra hard, putting stress on the cardiovascular system of even healthy people. Heart doctor, Daniel Ddmundowicz says blood pressure goes up and (More)
Posted 8:43 AM 1/31/2013 by Marissa Torres
An important reminder for anyone over the age of 60 to get the shingles vaccine. A recent report by the CDC says it's usually one of the forgotten vaccines, but getting it could save you from a life-time of pain.
News 5 sat down with Dr. Laura Ziegler from Memorial Hospital's Senior (More)
Posted 8:19 AM 1/30/2013 by Marissa Torres
Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore have accomplished a major feat - a double arm transplant on a soldier who lost both of his arms and both of his legs in Iraq. Medical advances aside, it's the patients upbeat attitude that may have been the key to the surgery's success.
Posted 11:54 AM 1/29/2013 by Marissa Torres
You do it about 600 times a day, yet chances are you never stop to think about the vital act of swallowing, that is, until something goes wrong. News 5 sat down with a Colorado Springs family who's toddlers inability to swallow led to a rocky start in life.
For Angelina Moore, her 22 month (More)
Posted 8:10 AM 1/28/2013 by Marissa Torres
More than 30 million Americans are bothered by migraine headaches. For many, the pain is so severe, it stalls their lives while they desperately seek relief. Now a doctor has developed a pair of glasses that really work for some patients.
Dr. Brad Katz is the University of Utah (More)
Posted 1:58 PM 1/25/2013 by AP, posted by Kirsten Bennett
It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease.
But it's real life for 57-year-old Kathy Sanford, who has early-stage Alzheimer's that is gradually getting worse.(More)...
Posted 8:06 AM 1/16/2013 by Marissa Torres
A birth control for men? That could soon be a reality. Some of those "just for men" options include creams, injections, even implants.
Men make a thousand sperm a second. To be an effective contraceptive, sperm count has to go down to zero.
Concerns now are that testosterone could (More)
Posted 7:39 AM 1/15/2013 by Marissa Torres
The nation was shocked when successful NFL player Junior Seau committed suicide last May. National Institutes of Health announced last week that he had a degenerative brain disease when he took his own life. But his chronic brain damage has raised questions for many parents about the risks (More)
Posted 9:39 AM 1/10/2013 by Marissa Torres
So you want to get off the couch and get healthy in 2013? Making a plan is the first step, then it's up to a strong dose of dedication and hard work to help see you through.
"You can have the best training program in the world, but if you don't get out of bed in the morning, you're just (More)