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Effects of Drinking on the Heart

Updated: 12/03/2008 - ‘Tis the season to be jolly. But too much of a good thing might not be so good for you... especially if you're a woman.

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NM Health Officials Issue TB Warning

Posted: 12/02/2008 - Health officials today issued a tuberculosis alert to passengers of a commercial bus that traveled through New Mexico from Texas to Colorado in August.

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1 In 5 Young Adults Has Personality Disorder

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Researchers say almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs.

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Alzheimer's Link to Junk Food

Posted: 12/01/2008 - You may want to skip that burger and fries for lunch today. Research shows that fast food could affect your brain in ways you probably didn’t expect.

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FDA Finds Traces Of Melamine In U.S. Infant Formula

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Federal regulators say traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula. But the government insists the products are safe.

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NE Lawmakers OK Age Limit In Safe-Haven Law

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The original safe-haven law was intended to prevent newborns from being dumped in trash bins or worse. Every state has such a law, but Nebraska's is the only one that lacks an age limit.

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Overcrowded ERs - How long will you wait?

Updated: 11/21/2008 - We've all had to spend time waiting in the Emergency Room. But what's causing that long wait? A new study in the American Medical Association points to folks with insurance like Medicare and Medicaid. But a local hospital says, for them, they're seeing a growing number of patients without any insurance at all.

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Genetic Link for Picky Eating

Updated: 11/20/2008 - It’s a common complaint from parents… my kid is a picky eater. This can lead to an all out war at the dinner table. But new research shows you may be fighting with your child over something they inherited from you.

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Insurers Make Pitch For Health Coverage Mandate

Posted: 11/19/2008 - The health insurance industry says it will support a national health care overhaul that requires them to accept all customers regardless of pre-existing medical conditions.

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Daschle To Oversee Obama's Health Transition Team

Updated: 11/19/2008 - An official with President-elect Barack Obama's transition team says former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will oversee Obama's health policy working group.

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30-Day Age Limit For NE Safe-Haven Law Advances

Posted: 11/19/2008 - Every state has a safe-haven law meant to protect newborns from being dumped in trash bins and worse, but Nebraska's is the only one that lacks an age limit.

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Study: Brain Stimulation May Ease Anxiety Disorder

Posted: 11/13/2008 - The same kind of deep brain stimulation used to great some patients for Parkinson's disease also helped a few people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. That's according to a study by French scientists.

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Teen Pregnancies Tied To Tastes For Sexy TV Shows

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Groundbreaking research suggests pregnancy rates are much higher among teenagers who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialogue and behavior compared with those who have tamer viewing tastes.

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Health Department Vaccinations At Risk

Posted: 10/30/2008 - The El Paso County Health Department vaccinates thousands of people every year. If ballot Initiative 1A doesn't pass, not as many shots will be given out, potentially putting our community at risk. But opponents have argued all along that it's simply a bad time for a one-cent sales tax increase.

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Study: Fewer Heart Attacks In Fall, More In Spring

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Swedish researchers looked at 20 years of records and discovered that the number of heart attacks drops on the Monday after clocks were set back an hour. They say it may be because people got an extra hour of sleep.

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