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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.



Quarter-Sized Device Helps Doctors Monitor Heart Patients

Quarter-Sized Device Helps Doctors Monitor Heart Patients

A high-tech gadget is helping local doctors spot major heart problems before they happen. In this "Health and Medicine," Todd Boatwright shows us how this tiny device also saves trips to the emergency room. 12/17/2014 01:33 PM

Study Shows Aspirin's Cancer-Fighting Power

Study Shows Aspirin's Cancer-Fighting Power

You've probably heard taking an aspirin a day can keep your heart healthy. Todd Boatwright has more on a new study showing aspirin's other healing powers in this "Health and Medicine." 11/12/2014 07:28 AM

Tips for a Safe, Fun Halloween

Tips for a Safe, Fun Halloween

Halloween is two days away, so it's time to scare up a costume and maybe a trick or two. But as Todd Boatwright shows us in this "Health and Medicine," having a happy Halloween means staying safe. 10/29/2014 08:38 AM

TWCN's Rich Segal Talks Zero Prostate Cancer Run

TWCN's Rich Segal Talks Zero Prostate Cancer Run

This weekend, people will put on their running shoes to help stamp out prostate cancer as part of the Zero Prostate Cancer Run. Todd Boatwright has the story of a friend and colleague who won't let the disease slow him down. 10/15/2014 09:10 AM

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

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