Exercises for a Healthy Back

Most people will have back pain at some time in their lives. But you don’t always need the help of a doctor to fix it. Sometimes exercise is all that you need to relieve the pain. Watch and learn exercises to keep your back feeling good.

Heart Valve Repair or Replacement: Surgery

If a heart valve needs to be repaired or replaced, your healthcare provider may do the work with open heart surgery.

Heart Valve Repair or Replacement: Percutaneous

If a heart valve needs to be repaired or replaced, your healthcare provider may be able to do the work using a minimally invasive procedure.

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is also known as "hay fever." The symptoms can be seasonal, especially in the spring and fall, or year round. In this video, you'll learn what happens when you have allergic rhinitis and what you can do to minimize symptoms.

Aw, Nuts: How Peanuts Could Keep Your Children Allergy Free

Mom and Day, believe it or not, introducing peanuts to children at an early age could actually keep them free from this common allergy. Here’s why the new studies and guidelines are putting peanuts back on the menu.

Got Allergies? Watch This: Pollen Count Is Nothing to Sneeze At!

At long last, it’s spring! But for lots of us, the warm weather brings misery. If you’re sniffly, stuffy, and itchy, Dr. Martin has some easy tips on tackling those spring allergies.

Arthritis and Rheumatology

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Treatment

Because rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can damage the joints and cause chronic pain and loss of function, it is important to detect and treat this disease as early as possible. Effective treatment and self-care can control symptoms and limit joint damage. This video takes a look at the variety of therapies available.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an illness spread by the bite of an infected tick. A bull's-eye rash is a typical symptom that identifies this illness, which untreated can affect many parts of the body. This video explains how the illness develops and what you can do to protect yourself against tick bites.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the ligaments and joints of the spine, especially the lower back. As the disease progresses, it can lead to a stooped posture. In this video, you'll find out how this condition develops and the treatments available.

Asthma and Respiratory (lungs)

Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis refers to inflammation of the central airways that usually clears up within 4 to 8 weeks. Viral infections are the most common cause. This video explores other possible causes, available treatments, and steps you can take to prevent it.

Peak Flow Meter

A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs. The meter can tell you if your airways are narrowing well before asthma symptoms begin. Learn how to use a peak flow meter, how to find your "personal best," and how to set your peak flow zones.

How to Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler with a Spacer

Inhalers deliver medicine directly to your lungs to help you breathe better. This video shows you how to use an inhaler with a spacer.

Blood Disorders

Anemia

Anemia means a low level of hemoglobin in the blood. It can be brought on by chronic disease, including inflammatory, infectious, or malignant conditions. This video gives information on the chronic diseases linked to anemia and recommended treatment.

Bones, Muscles, and Joints

And You Thought Smoking Was Bad for Your Health

Okay, so smoking is still just about the worst thing you can do for your health. But there's a dangerous runner-up in town. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

Osteonecrosis of the Hip

This disease affects the blood supply of the bone and leads to the breakdown of the hip joint. It can be caused by a hip dislocation or certain medical conditions. This video explores other causes, as well as recommended treatment.

Hip Revision

Artificial hip joints have become quite common in recent years. Over time, however, some hip implants may loosen or otherwise need to be repaired. This video takes a look at hip revision surgery.

Brain, Spine, and Nervous System

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a slowly progressive disease of the central nervous system. MS damages the protective covering of nerve fibers, which leads to multiple physical problems. In this video, you'll learn about possible causes, the range of symptoms, and treatments available.

Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures are seizures that occur during a fever. They are one of the most common nervous system problems of childhood. They typically appear between 6 months and 3 years of age. This video looks at the possible causes, typical symptoms, and what you should do as a parent.

Crazy Cool Advancements in Stroke Treatment: It's All About Getting to the Hospital Quickly

Did you know stroke is the number one cause of long-term disability in the US? Now, some amazing new technology could actually reverse the effects of a stroke. Dr. Martin has the life-saving word.

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a common procedure. It is used to look for the cause of problems or changes in your bowel. And it can find cancer at its earliest stages, when it’s easier to treat. Watch and see how a colonoscopy is done and what a doctor can see inside your body.

Mammogram

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breasts used either to screen for or diagnose breast cancer. A screening mammogram is done for women who have no symptoms but are at risk for breast cancer. This video tells you what to expect when you have a mammogram.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a common procedure. It is used to check the health of the lower part of the colon. It can show your doctor what’s causing problems with your bowel movements, or causing bloody stool, belly pain, or weight loss. This video will show you how it’s done.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a skin inflammation caused by sensitivity to something in the environment. It often runs in families and may occur along with hay fever, asthma, or nasal allergies. This video explores the possible triggers for the condition and who is at risk.

How to Clean and Dress an Incision

If the bandage or dressing over your incision gets wet or soiled, here’s what to do to replace it with a fresh one.

Head Lice: It Just Takes Time

When Jeff's daughter discovered she had head lice, his first thought was to completely fumigate the house. He later learned such extreme measures aren't necessary. Treating lice just takes some patience.

Diabetes and Endocrinology

And You Thought Smoking Was Bad for Your Health

Okay, so smoking is still just about the worst thing you can do for your health. But there's a dangerous runner-up in town. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Teens

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease caused by the immune system. But your child can learn things to do to manage diabetes and live a normal life.

Foot Care for People with Diabetes

Keeping your blood sugar at normal levels helps prevent foot problems. These include nerve damage, poor circulation, and infection. This video shows how to do daily foot care so you can help stop these complications from developing.

Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is also known as "hay fever." The symptoms can be seasonal, especially in the spring and fall, or year round. In this video, you'll learn what happens when you have allergic rhinitis and what you can do to minimize symptoms.

Motion Sickness: All Eyes and Ears

Ever wonder why your head starts spinning and your stomach starts churning when you read in the car? Or why even the thought of a deep sea fishing trip makes you feel queasy? Dr. Martin explains what happens within your body to cause motion sickness and what can be done to prevent it.

Got Allergies? Watch This: Pollen Count Is Nothing to Sneeze At!

At long last, it’s spring! But for lots of us, the warm weather brings misery. If you’re sniffly, stuffy, and itchy, Dr. Martin has some easy tips on tackling those spring allergies.

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens within the eye that often occurs as a person ages. Although many cataracts develop without a known cause, long-term steroid use and diabetes are risk factors. Watch this video to find out what you can expect if you develop a cataract.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness. This video will tell you more about glaucoma and how it is treated.

3 Myths About Your Vision

Chances are you have a misconception or two about what will help or hurt your vision. What are the superfoods for eyesight? And which activities should you avoid? Dr. Martin offers a fresh look at some common myths, to give you a 20/20 view of the truth.

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a common procedure. It is used to look for the cause of problems or changes in your bowel. And it can find cancer at its earliest stages, when it’s easier to treat. Watch and see how a colonoscopy is done and what a doctor can see inside your body.

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

An upper endoscopy (EGD) is done to look at part of the digestive system. EGD helps diagnose conditions such as acid reflux and ulcers. Find out what to expect for your procedure.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a common procedure. It is used to check the health of the lower part of the colon. It can show your doctor what’s causing problems with your bowel movements, or causing bloody stool, belly pain, or weight loss. This video will show you how it’s done.

Gynecology and Obstetrics

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Two types of diabetes can occur during pregnancy—pre-existing diabetes, which will continue after pregnancy, and gestational diabetes, which will go away after the baby is born. Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t make enough insulin or you can’t use it correctly. This video offers details on how these two types diabetes can affect a pregnancy.

Chronic Hypertension During Pregnancy

Normal blood pressure is essential for a healthy pregnancy. If you have high blood pressure before you become pregnant, you are at higher risk for developing certain problems during pregnancy. This video explains how chronic high blood pressure can affect you and your growing baby and why special monitoring is important.

Breast Biopsy

If you have a lump in your breast or a suspicious area on your mammogram or ultrasound, your health care provider may recommend a breast biopsy. Having a biopsy doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer. View this video to learn about the types of biopsies available and what to expect during the procedure.

Heart Valve Repair or Replacement: Surgery

If a heart valve needs to be repaired or replaced, your healthcare provider may do the work with open heart surgery.

Heart Valve Repair or Replacement: Percutaneous

If a heart valve needs to be repaired or replaced, your healthcare provider may be able to do the work using a minimally invasive procedure.

Eating Well with High Blood Pressure

Certain foods can make your blood pressure go too high. Watch and learn how easy it is to have delicious meals without harming your health.

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis is an acute infectious disease that affects the respiratory system, the liver, and the lymphatic system. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This video looks at who is at risk for this infection and typical symptoms to watch for.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an illness spread by the bite of an infected tick. A bull's-eye rash is a typical symptom that identifies this illness, which untreated can affect many parts of the body. This video explains how the illness develops and what you can do to protect yourself against tick bites.

Hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus is another type of hepatitis virus that causes an inflammation of the liver. HCV is transmitted though exposure to infected blood or blood products. In this video, you'll find out more about how it's transmitted, what treatments are available, and what you can do to protect yourself from this disease.

Pediatric Kidney Transplant: A Donor's Perspective

Tina Jennings wasn't seeking out ways to leave her mark—the opportunity hit her unawares. Watch how she saved a young boy's life by donating her kidney.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are a common problem, affecting about 12% of men and 5% of women. Stones are typically caused by an imbalance in the urinary system: too little water, too much oxalate, or too much calcium. In this video, you'll find out how the stones develop and what you can do to prevent them.

Where Is Your Sodium Hiding? Hint: It's Not Just in Your Saltshaker

Sodium is hidden in all kinds of foods--from bread to condiments. Excess sodium is linked to a number of health issues, including dementia. So, is sea salt a smarter alternative to table salt?Watch to find out.

Obesity and Weight Management

Exercises for a Healthy Back

Most people will have back pain at some time in their lives. But you don’t always need the help of a doctor to fix it. Sometimes exercise is all that you need to relieve the pain. Watch and learn exercises to keep your back feeling good.

Can Losing Sleep Make You Fat? Fatigue Isn't the Only Side Effect of Sleep Deprivation

Next time you're thinking of staying awake for one more episode, consider this: Studies show sleep deprivation puts you at a greater risk for obesity, stroke, and heart failure. Dr. Martin explains why and gives you tips on how to get more zzz's.

And You Thought Smoking Was Bad for Your Health

Okay, so smoking is still just about the worst thing you can do for your health. But there's a dangerous runner-up in town. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

Plastic Surgery

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Treatment

Because rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can damage the joints and cause chronic pain and loss of function, it is important to detect and treat this disease as early as possible. Effective treatment and self-care can control symptoms and limit joint damage. This video takes a look at the variety of therapies available.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Not Life-Ending, but Life-Changing

Though her rheumatoid arthritis has made most things she used to enjoy a challenge, Penny Smith says the key is to never give up. This is her story…

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease of the joints, most often affecting the hand, wrist, foot, and knee. The joints become inflamed; over time, this inflammation can lead to joint damage, chronic pain, and loss of function. This video offers a detailed look at RA and how it develops.

Can Losing Sleep Make You Fat? Fatigue Isn't the Only Side Effect of Sleep Deprivation

Next time you're thinking of staying awake for one more episode, consider this: Studies show sleep deprivation puts you at a greater risk for obesity, stroke, and heart failure. Dr. Martin explains why and gives you tips on how to get more zzz's.

Insomnia

Insomnia is defined as a difficulty falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep. It is a symptom, not a disorder. This video explores health conditions and experiences that can cause insomnia and what your doctor may recommend for a good night's sleep.

Got Allergies? Watch This: Pollen Count Is Nothing to Sneeze At!

At long last, it’s spring! But for lots of us, the warm weather brings misery. If you’re sniffly, stuffy, and itchy, Dr. Martin has some easy tips on tackling those spring allergies.

Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)

Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney. It usually starts as a urinary tract infection that spreads from the urinary tract to the bladder to the kidney. This video takes a closer look at this serious illness, which can lead to kidney scarring.

Prostate Cancer: It's Time to Talk

Prostate cancer is a man's disease, and men tend to keep serious medical conditions private. First diagnosed in 1987, Kenneth Stevens is determined to turn the tides. Here, he shares his story and advice.

A New Approach to My Prostate Cancer

Barry didn't like the sound of the side effects associated with traditional prostate cancer treatment options. So he opted to take a new approach with minimal side effects and down time. This is his story…