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HEALTH AND MEDICINE

From advances in local medicine to simple ways to stay healthy, TWC News' Todd Boatwright brings you the latest in Health and Medicine each week. Todd shows you the role technology plays in staying healthy every Wednesday on TWC News.



Addition Center Takes Holistic Approach

Addition Center Takes Holistic Approach

Often people with drug problems have to leave their families for weeks at a time to get treatment. As Todd Boatwright shows us, there's a new place in Austin that takes a different approach to help people heal. 09/10/2014 12:14 PM

New Check-In Technology at Austin Regional Clinic

New Check-In Technology at Austin Regional Clinic

More people are moving to Central Texas, and doctor's offices are trying to catch up. Here's a look at how Austin Regional Clinic is meeting that need with some pretty cool technology. 08/27/2014 09:53 AM

Ultra Shape: The Magic Fat Zapper

Ultra Shape: The Magic Fat Zapper

There's a new game in town when it comes to losing fat. Our Todd Boatwright shows us what happens when health professionals grab their weapon, aim and fire. 08/20/2014 08:33 AM

Healthy Lunches for the School Year

Healthy Lunches for the School Year

Whether they take their lunch or buy it in the cafeteria, students will have to make some healthy choices when they head back to school. Our Todd Boatwright has more in this “Health and Medicine.” 08/06/2014 10:00 AM

Shoulder Replacements on the Rise

Shoulder Replacements on the Rise

You've probably heard of a total knee or hip replacement, but doctors say the number of total shoulder replacements is on the rise. TWC News’ Todd Boatwright has the story of one man who's reaching "new heights” after his operation. 07/30/2014 11:14 AM

ACL Injures on the Rise for Female Athletes

ACL Injures on the Rise for Female Athletes

The ACL is the ligament that supports the knee. Doctors say when students return to school, the incidence of ACL injuries increases. Our Todd Boatwight shows us why the injury is hitting girls especially hard. 07/23/2014 07:52 AM

Winning the Battle with Varicose Veins

Winning the Battle with Varicose Veins

Summer is T-shirt and shorts weather, but some people don't like showing their legs because of varicose veins. Our Todd Boatwright shows us how patients are winning the battle of the "blue bulge." 07/16/2014 08:04 AM

Getting a Handle on High Blood Pressure

Getting a Handle on High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because there are no symptoms, but one area clinic is trying to change that. Todd Boatwright shows us how one man's wake-up call almost came too late. 07/02/2014 01:28 PM

Morphing into Maleficent: Plastic Surgery's Newest Craze

Morphing into Maleficent: Plastic Surgery's Newest Craze

If you've seen the movie "Maleficent," you've probably noticed Angelina Jolie's high cheek bones. In this "Healthy and Medicine," our Todd Boatwright shows us why women are headed to plastic surgeons for their own Hollywood makeover. 06/18/2014 10:04 AM

New Treatment Zeros out Skin Cancer

New Treatment Zeros out Skin Cancer

Summer is here and for many that means fun in the sun, but that can also mean danger for your skin. Todd Boatwright shows us a high-tech way to zap cancer. 06/11/2014 10:26 AM

New Bigger, Better MRI Machine

New Bigger, Better MRI Machine

There are lots of tests to diagnose heart problems, but there's only one that's bigger and better than the rest. Todd Boatwright shows us what's attracting patients. 05/21/2014 08:51 AM

Video game holds potential solution to bedwetting

Video game holds potential solution to bedwetting

It's an embarrassing situation many kids find themselves in every day, but one doctor has a solution. Todd Boatwright shows us how a video game can help kids with their bathroom skills. 05/07/2014 07:52 AM

New rehab system aims to ditch the wheelchair

New rehab system aims to ditch the wheelchair

Some people in wheelchairs no longer have to sit still. There's a new invention in Austin that gets patients walking. TWCN’s Todd Boatwright has more in this “Health and Medicine.” 04/09/2014 10:35 AM

In vitro fertilization becoming more commonplace

In vitro fertilization becoming more commonplace

More women are choosing in vitro fertilization to have a baby, and a recent study shows more babies are being born through in vitro fertilization than ever before. Our Todd Boatwright shows us how one mom became part of the trend. 03/26/2014 08:12 AM

Robotic device helps with cancer surgery

Robotic device helps with cancer surgery

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Austin doctors were some of the first in the country to try a new surgery, and they found the secret is all in the wrist. Find out more in this "Health and Medicine." 03/19/2014 07:29 AM

Austin doctors test new type of heart valve

Austin doctors test new type of heart valve

There's new hope for heart patients. Austin doctors are investigating a new type of heart valve. Our Todd Boatwright shows us why this procedure is easier on the patient in this "Health and Medicine." 03/12/2014 07:17 AM

American Heart Month

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Here in Austin, hospitals work fast to get heart attack patients back on their feet. Our Todd Boatwright brings us the story of one man who thought he was too young for a heart attack until an encounter on the basketball court. 02/26/2014 08:21 AM

A new alternative to a facelift

A new alternative to a facelift

Looking for a lift but don't want surgery? There's a new procedure in town that claims to take off the years with no downtime required. Our Todd Boatwright shows us the elixir inside a single syringe. 02/19/2014 08:23 AM

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