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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.



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

Midwives deliver babies at hospital

Midwives deliver babies at hospital

More women are choosing to have their babies naturally, using a midwife. But those plans can change if the mom-to-be has to go to the hospital. Todd Boatwright shows how Seton is now putting out the welcome mat for midwives. 02/12/2014 08:19 AM

Taking care of yourself while training for a marathon

Taking care of yourself while training for a marathon

The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is coming up, and runners have been training for weeks. It's also the time doctors are seeing injuries. Our Todd Boatwright has the story of one runner who doesn't let anything get between her and the track. 02/05/2014 10:29 AM

Eating right for working out

Eating right for working out

We're just weeks into 2014, and many of you made a resolution to get fit. To help you stick to your goal, our Todd Boatwright spoke with a local trainer about how to get the fuel you need to stay fit. 01/22/2014 01:46 PM

Illness vs. allergies: Which is it?

Illness vs. allergies: Which is it?

It's the season for stuffy noses, coughing and wheezing, so how do you know what's actually making you sick? Our Todd Boatwright spoke with a local doctor about where to draw the line between allergies and something else. 01/15/2014 08:07 AM

Combating 'holiday heart syndrome'

Combating 'holiday heart syndrome'

It's the season of parties, but what happens when you overdo it on holiday spirits? Todd Boatwright has more on what doctors call "holiday heart syndrome." 12/30/2013 01:14 PM

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