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Factors contributing to obesity

America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but it's not only because of bad food choices and laziness. Many factors, including genetics and …

Obesity

Get Fit: how hormones affect obesity

KING 5's Joyce Taylor meets with Dr. Emily Cooper, the author of The Metabolic Storm, to talk obesity.<p>Dr. Cooper explains why it takes people with …

Get Fit: Listening to your body

Many of us get sick a lot, get food cravings often and have sore muscles after workouts. But exactly what does this mean for our bodies? Dr. Emily …

Nutrition

Dr. Cooper discusses the history of diets

For several months now, Dr. Emily Cooper of Seattle Performance Medicine has talked about how diets don't work. But it seems wherever we turn, …

Nutrition

Burning the nerves that cause back pain

There may be new hope for sufferers of chronic pain where conventional treatments have failed. Proponents say it can stop the pain at its source, but …

Back Pain

Understanding depression

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Depression

Handheld device detects cancer with a drop of blood

The University of Minnesota is getting worldwide recognition for a new way to detect cancer. Even more impressive, the device is handheld and only …

Cancer