T-cells are one of immune system’s key soldiers, targeting infected or abnormal cells but cancer can block those defenses. Now scientists are genetically modifying patients own cells to make them smarter and tougher at seeking out and destroying cancer. One version is called CAR-T cell therapy, T-cells customized to zero in on a patients specific kind of cancer.
Exercise is one of the keys to preventing heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. Dr. Steven Nissen, a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, weighs in on a new Cleveland Clinic survey that shows Americans are confused about exercise related to heart health.
An international study published last week found that sperm counts have plummeted in the last 40 years among men in developed nations. A Kansas City fertility specialist says that fits with what he's seeing locally.
Drinking water is essential to good health. However, drinking too much water causes low sodium levels and can result in a mild to life-threatening condition called hyponatremia. So, how much water should the average person drink?
Valor Martial Arts in Wichita, Kan. offers a class for people suffering from Parkinson's disease to help them manage some of the symptoms. Research has shown that the exercises associated with boxing can be beneficial.
Residents of the Kansas City area say that while the alpha-gal allergy, passed by the lone star tick, is not a tragedy, it is an inconvenience. They must now avoid eating all forms of mammalian meat. A KC allergist said the allergy can be passed to humans
The temperature, how you arrange the food, and how often you clean the inside of your refrigerator and freezer can affect your health. Jeff Olsen speaks with a registered dietitian from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program about a plan for a healthy refrigerator-freezer.
Children's Mercy Hospital is leading an international study that compares appendicitis outcomes for children treated with antibiotics versus those treated with the traditional appendectomy, a surgery to remove the infected appendix.
Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Kan., south of Wichita, has had to depend on an infusion of local tax dollars to stay afloat. President and CEO Les Dean says government leaders are focused on the metro settings and often overlook the little guy.
Barb Wells of Lawrence was recently diagnosed with her second bout of breast cancer. She is receiving an experimental treatment at the Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer at Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. The 42-year-old has high hopes that the drug will work and is pleased she can receive the treatment closer to home so she can spend time with her family on Mother's Day.
When the weather heats up, so does your risk of heat-related health issues—dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Paying attention to the heat is especially important if you have a chronic illness such as diabetes. Here's what diabetics need to know about staying healthy in the heat.