Keeping Your Family Safe

Health Minute: Glaucoma and birth control pills

Could long term use of birth control pills lead some women to lose their vision? A new study out this week says its possible, here's Holly Firfer with today's Health Minute.

American College of Cardiology releases new cholesterol guidelines

Many people battle with high cholesterol in our country. On Tuesday came a major change in the medical world regarding how doctors approach treating patients with high cholesterol.

Health Minute: HRT the final word

For years women have been getting conflicting information about whether or not they should seek out hormone replacement therapy to help them with the symptoms of menopause.

Cataract Myths

Cataracts affect more than half of all aging adults, yet in spite of their prevalence, there are still many myths about what causes them and how they are treated.

24 hour monitoring better indicator for blood pressure readings

Health experts estimate that 30 percent of people don't get an accurate blood pressure reading at the doctor's office.

Hair Damaging from styling

Most women blow dry and style their hair as part of their morning routine, but many of our styling habits can wreak havoc on our hair.

Health Minute: Flu Shots

Fall is just around the corner and so is, yep, that's right, the flu season. When should you get vaccinated, and who's most at risk for getting the flu? Here's, with today's Health Minute.

How a heart attack happens

Surprising health news today, as we learn that former President George W. Bush underwent a procedure to have a stent placed in his heart. A Bush spokesperson says he had the surgery a day after a blockage was found in an artery.

Texas DSHS interactive show 'Flu Fighters' to tour the Valley

Kids in the Valley will learn songs and moves to help them remember how to “fight the flu” as they get ready for the upcoming flu season with help from the Flu Fighters.

FDA defines “gluten-free” for food labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term "gluten-free" for voluntary food labeling.

Breastfeeding 101

A new study finds that breastfeeding your baby may improve their IQ. But nursing can be challenging, especially for new moms.

Kids and choking

Choking is a leading cause of injury in little ones, especially in children four and younger. And that number is on the rise. How can parents cut down on choking hazards? Choking can be dangerous, even deadly.

Sleep: Back to school

Though start dates vary across the country, children and teens everywhere will be heading back to school soon. More on making the adjustment before the class bell starts to ring in today's Health Minute.

Vitamin D benifits

We find it in oily fish, fortified milk, even egg yolks - Vitamin D, often called the sunshine vitamin. But 1 out of 3 Americans aren't getting enough of the supplement in their diet and this can lead to health problems.

Food No-No's

Sometimes what we eat or drink before bedtime can can lead to a lousy night's sleep. What are the worst offenders? For many of us anything with caffeine can keep us up, butalcohol can also make you toss and turn.