SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The long holiday weekend isn't over yet and a lot of us have outdoor plans. But before you go, don't forget to pack the sunscreen or you could be sorry. Shauntel Tews discovered she had skin cancer eight months ago. She was just 21.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The death rate for breast cancer is the highest of all cancers, behind lung cancer.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that may develop following exposure to events like domestic violence, catastrophic natural disasters, accidents and military action.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- According to the American Diabetes Association, the cost of diabetes is nearly $250 billion each year.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- About one in five adults are smokers and 70 percent of smokers would like to quit smoking, but about half make an attempt to quit.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A bacteria called Listeria has been making the headlines recently after the sentencing of the owners of a Colorado farm.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- At least 20 million Americans have varicose veins and they can happen to anyone at any age.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- More than two million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis, but it's often misdiagnosed.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- February is heart disease month, bringing to mind the fact that an estimated one in three adults has some form of heart disease.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- There are about five million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s and by the year 2050, its estimated there will be about 15 million people with the disease.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- On average, each American drinks about two cans of diet soda per day, but even one a day is bad for your overall health.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Testosterone deficiency syndrome is frequently unrecognized and undiagnosed.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- It's a terrifying cough and if your child has never had "the croup"... Just the sound of it can be disturbing. Dr. Janette told us more about this contagious and potentially dangerous virus.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you already suffer from depression or bipolar disorder, sometimes it can worsen when the sun is not shining as much.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's the second day of the New Year and hopefully so far, people are sticking to their resolutions of being healthier in 2014.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The holidays are a time to celebrate with family, friends and food. Being in a social setting with plenty of snacks, desserts and leftovers make it easy to pack on a few pounds.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Toys are an important part of a child's development, but it’s also important to be aware of the dangers lurking in many toys and children's products.
Springfield, Mo. -- Winter is here in the Ozarks and that means freezing temperatures and the possibility of frost bite
SPRINGIFELD, Mo. -- Most of us at some point in our lives probably have been on an antibiotic, but what about probiotics?
They are called the "sandwich generation”, those baby boomers who are taking responsibility for aging parents and still are parenting their children.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If a runny nose has you running for the cold medicine in your cabinet more often than not, you might be in for a surprise.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Approximately one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and African American men are at highest risk, though the reason remains unclear.
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It can cause serious illness and can be life threatening.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The flu kills thousands each year. Dr. Janette Nesheiwat shares some information on how to protect yourself from the dangerous virus.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A national study ranks Missouri as having one of the nation’s highest death rates from prescription drug overdoses.
It can strike without warning and if not treated quickly, can have devastating effects. Brain aneurysms. An estimated one in 50 people in the U.S. has this serious medical condition. Doctor Janette Nesheiwat explains, brain aneurysms are most often diagnosed between the ages of 35 to 60.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Alcoholism is a disease just like asthma, diabetes, or having high cholesterol. It's a chronic illness with genetic, social, psychological, and environmental components involved, too.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Almost 40 percent of U.S. adults are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Gout is the acute onset of severe and excruciating joint pain. It's a syndrome characterized by high urate levels and deposition of urate crystals in joints causing painful attacks of arthritis.
In the United States alone, there are more than 12,000 new cases and thousands die each year from cervical cancer, a disease for most women that can be prevented.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- According to the American Heart Association, approximately 98 million Americans have high cholesterol.
The chances are higher as you get older, with ninety percent of people who have bladder cancer are over 55 years old.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An estimated 5 million people suffer from psoriasis, a chronic inflammation of the skin. The skin condition can be very painful and even embarrassing.
The summer heat can turn any outdoor activity into a serious problem. KOLR10's Dr. Janette Nesheiwat shows the dangerous complications caused by heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Walking and hiking through the woods is a great summer activity, but ticks can cause the fun journey into a bad experience.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Many people who have suffered from kidney stones describe the pain as excruciating. Some women say it's worse than childbirth.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Eight-year-old Coleten Jensen was riding his bike recently on the street right in front of his house, but he didn't have his helmet on.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- When venomous snakes cross paths with humans, both can be startled and panicked.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Dr. Janette Nesheiwat works as an emergency room doctor in northwest Arkansas, but she'll soon be taking on a new role as KOLR10's medical reporter.