Featured Health Reports

Skyers Ruplingher is battling Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy with a fighting spirit.

MDA Helps Boy Battling Debilitating Disease

A Southland boy is battling a debilitating disease with a fighting spirit. At the age of three, Skyers Ruplinger was diagnosed with Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) after countless doctors’ visits and tests.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/03/2010

New technology called AirStrip OB is helping doctors monitor their patients from just about anywhere they happen to be.

New System Links Doctors To Patients From Anywhere

What if the doctor could see the fetal heart rate and the frequency and intensity of contractions without ever having to be in the room? Well now he can with a phone and some new technology.


Brian Hogan was the love of Anna’s life. But she had no idea how quickly their lives would be changed by skin cancer.

Woman Loses Husband To Stage 4 Melanoma

For Anna and Brian Hogan, it was a whirlwind romance, a love that she never expected to find. It all started with a set-up from his mom. Anna agreed to meet him while he was playing pool. But Anna remembers one more thing about that night…


Make up used as Medicine

Program Helps Women Battling Cancer Feel Beautiful

It has been a while since Kim Le has spent time taking care of herself and feeling beautiful. Kim’s world was turned upside down 10 years ago when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through periods of being cancer-free but found out that this time… the cancer had spread all over her body.


The famed Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is known for superior health care and now, for the first time ever, it's put its name on a diet book.

Famed Mayo Clinic Releases Diet Book

The famed Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is known for superior health care… and now, for the first time ever… it’s put its name on a diet book.


Andrew McMahon is a talented musician. But at the moment, he is getting noticed for work on a video chronicling his fight with leukemia.

Musician Documents His Own Battle With Leukemia

In the new film “Dear Jack”, musician Andrew McMahon documents his personal battle with leukemia. As Lisa Sigell tells it, “it’s a story of courage, inspiration, and the power of love… family, friends and music.”


Allison Zicree battled a rare form of leukemia.

Parents Hope Girl’s Death Sparks Marrow Donations

Allison Zicree was a healthy baby girl who just celebrated her first birthday. Days later, her parents’ world would be turned upside down. Allison was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. She fought hard and went through aggressive chemotherapy, but it wasn’t enough.


Tristan Gunson, 11, had severe headaches for years. Doctors found out he had a brain aneurysm.

Boy, 11, Deals With Rare Brain Aneurysm

If there’s one thing you should know about 11-year-old Tristan Gunson, it’s that he loves soccer. But, for now, he is on the sidelines. He can’t play anymore… at least not for a while.


Daniel Alvarez, whose kidneys failed, has received a second chance at life thanks to his father and a life-saving transplant.

Belly Button Kidney Transplant Saves Boy’s Life

Daniel Alvarez is like many 9 year olds. He loves his toys, baseball, fun with his family and especially his mom and dad.


"Cleaning for a Reason" is offering women, who are battling cancer, free cleaning services.

Firm Offers Free Cleaning For Women With Cancer

When someone is battling cancer it’s not easy… treatment alone can be so exhausting and day-to-day activities can seem impossible.


The Music Rx Program is part of the Children's Cancer Association out of Portland, Oregon.

Music Therapy Turns Young Patients Into Musicians

With his tiny hands, 5-year-old Jaime is not a patient right now, but a musician. So is 6-year-old Jesus, both in Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.


Companies are rolling out lines of 'fit shoes' that promise to trim and tone your thighs, calves and butt while you walk.

‘Fit Shoes’ Promise To Put You In Shape

Help you lose weight? Tone muscles? Improve posture? Tighten the behind? Well what’s behind these claims? Let’s call them all ‘Fit shoes.’ MBT, Reebok and Sketchers all in on the action.


"Sniffle Buddies" claims to capture germs with its bamboo and organic cotton fabrics.

‘Sniffle Buddies’ May Help Stop Spread Of Germs

If necessity is the mother of invention, these mothers could sniff their ideas out from under their children’s noses, or off their hands and sleeves.


Before you grabbed those chips and start nibbling, "Heal Your Hunger" President Tricia Greaves says you should ask yourself, "Why am I hungry?"

Controlling Emotions May Be Key To Losing Weight

She may have been smiling in her pictures, but Tsilah Burman felt tortured on the inside.


Al Pacino was given the Arthritis Foundation's Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award for his ongoing charitable giving and support.

Al Pacino Honored By Arthritis Foundation

He is an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award winner just to name a few. But Al Pacino is now being honored for a different reason; for his charitable giving and support of the Arthritis Foundation’s misson.