<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Healthy Week]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcmiami.com/feature/healthy-week http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:26:48 -0500 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:26:48 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Get Sleep, Lose Weight]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:40:07 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/153091697.jpg A new study links sleep with the way human bodies burn fat. Compromising sleep can affect one's weight, vision, and organ function in the future.

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<![CDATA[Study Finds HPV Vaccine Safe]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:03:09 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/125767560.jpg The controversial vaccine was found to have minor side effects, but no major risks. The treatment is recommended to children as early as 8-years-old for both boys and girls to prevent cancers before becoming sexually active.

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<![CDATA[Cancer Fighting Foods]]> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:06:07 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/sj+farmers+market+-+cabbage+pinnacle+1b+aspect006.jpg Celebrity chef Christine Avanti shares eight foods that help prevent cancer.]]> <![CDATA[New HIV Test Kit Appears Over-the-Counter]]> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:03:07 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/212*120/hivtest.jpg A new over-the-counter test kit is available for consumers, able to yield results in less than half an hour, but at the cost of roughly $40. While some experts welcome the procedure, some argue that the results do not reflect an accurate picture of one's infection status to the virus.]]> <![CDATA[Preventing Diabetes, Preventing Cancer]]> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:46:24 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/212*120/pic27.jpg Dr. Jorge Castillo, a doctor at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhodes Island examines the link between diabetes and blood cancers in his extensive research based on 17,000 cases. About 150,000 people are diagnosed with leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia each year. Taking steps to prevent type 2 diabetes could translate into 7,000 fewer blood cancer cases.]]> <![CDATA[Program Ships Fresh Veggies to Members]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 11:45:18 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/resized+tomatoes.jpg

For food lovers who want their vegetables shipped the day after they’re picked, Teena’s Pride Community Supported Agriculture program in Homestead may be the answer.

“People buy an annual subscription to vegetable boxes that contain our heirloom tomatoes and many other varieties of tomatoes that we grow here on the farm,” said Diane Diaz, who helps run the program.

Community-Based Group Teaches About Organic Foods

Subscribers get a weekly shipment of freshly grown vegetables for their contribution to the farm. Diaz said that when buying from the CSA, mother nature can play a big role – similar to buying stock.

“And that’s the one risk people run when they join a CSA,” she said. “As long as mother nature treats us well, and fortunately Isaac only dropped some rain on us so we didn’t have any losses, but we if we do get a freeze or another hurricane it could destroy all of this and we have to start all over again.”

Members pay upfront so the farmer has the money needed to start growing. Diaz told NBC 6 South Florida that the plants are grown with on the family farm.

“Using the best possible practices of sustainable growing that can ever be made, and they are just ultra-fresh when they are picked and packed the very next day,” Diaz said.

Study Questions How Much Better Organic Food Is

Teena’s Pride packs boxes of produce and ships them to distribution points from South Miami to Aventura. The program hopes to expand into south Broward soon.

“There’s nowhere you can get vegetables that are cut the day before you receive them. Nowhere,” Diaz said.

Beginning Nov. 4, Teena’s Pride CSA will hold farmers markets once a month where the public can come and buy what’s available.

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<![CDATA[1STLOOK: Kukuwa Dance Workout]]> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:30:22 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/14356157_5311892001_1LNAT3011-Kukuwa-workout_722x406_1605187835.jpg Try Kukuwa Dance Workout]]> <![CDATA[Hospital Project Encourages Young Cancer Patients]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:04:48 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/baldbravebeautiful.jpg Miami Children's Hospital's "Bald, Brave, Beautiful" project helps children like Alberto Hernandez, battling bone cancer, to empower themselves through the noticeable side effect of hair loss in cancer treatment.]]> <![CDATA[Bare Military Wives Raise PTSD Awareness]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:57:09 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/bare.jpg Military wives are taking a bold, bare approach to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). "Battle Bare," a photo campaign on Facebook looks to become a fully pledged nonprofit organization.]]> <![CDATA[Naturally Rebuilding Breasts]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:51:07 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/breast_surgery.jpg A new procedure involving liposuction and extracting stem cells in fat from a patient's own body is being used to rebuild breasts. Colleen DeVito chose this approach, which is considered experimental and not FDA approved. Researchers are still studying fat stem cells to potentially treat burns, radiation injuries and inflammatory bowel disease. The procedure is not meant for obese or very thin patients and costs about $14,000.

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<![CDATA[Paraplegics Walk With Exoskeleton Technology]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 07:57:23 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ReWalk-2011-P1.jpg Argo Technologies, an Israeli firm opening its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, introduces a new technology that allows paraplegics to stand and walk on their own. Theresa Hannigan, who was stricken by an autoimmune disease and lost the use of her legs is one of dozens around the world using this Exoskeleton. Launched in Europe in September, the walking aid will soon be available in the U.S.]]> <![CDATA[Spare Parts Make a New Hand]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:43:37 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/hand3.jpg A hand surgeon and a foot-ankle specialist teamed up to rebuild a man's hand that was injured due to a terrible industrial accident. The two doctors rebuilt the hand using the patient's bones, nerves and other tissues from his own body. The intricate surgery recreated the structure within the hand and involved a foot-to-hand graft. The Louisiana resident is now in physical rehab and slowly regaining feeling in his hand.

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<![CDATA[How Dogs Keep You Healthy]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:15:23 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/6615090_WEBDrJackie_722x406_1626691708.jpg Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Md., on how dogs can benefit your health.]]> <![CDATA[Dermatologists Vs. Spas]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:14:48 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/drburgess.jpg Dr. Cheryl Burgess explains which procedures you can have done at spas -- and which you should probably leave to the doctors.]]> <![CDATA[BOSU Ball Workouts, at Home or at the Gym]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:17:56 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/bosuballhayes927.jpg Trainer Steve Hayes brings Liz of Fitness First to share workout tips for Women's Health Month.]]> <![CDATA[Can 3-D Mammograms Better Detect Cancer?]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:19:06 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/3-D+Mammograms.jpg A new type of mammogram takes multiple images of the breast, helping doctors identify the smallest tumors. News4's Doreen Gentzler reports.

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<![CDATA[What Everyone Should Know About Suicide]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:18:48 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/drweiner103.jpg Suicide has overtaken traffic deaths as the nation's leading cause of injury-related death. Dr. Joshua Weiner discusses ways to help prevent suicide.]]> <![CDATA[Preventing Miscarriages and Stillbirths]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:17:01 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/8211126_N5PPKGPREVENTINGMISCA_722x406_2176451664__061444.jpg Dr. Bruce Hensel looks at a new study.]]> <![CDATA[Tanning Beds Ups Skin Cancer Risk by 69%]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:16:37 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/8221194_N5PPKGTANNINGBEDSok_722x406_2176832096__252475.jpg Dr. Bruce Hensel reports on a new study shows that young people who use tanning beds have 69% increased risk of developing skin cancer.]]> <![CDATA[Be Healthy: Bio Feedback]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:14:13 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/biofeedback.JPG Imporving athletic performance can be a state of mind.]]> <![CDATA[Acne: Not Just For Teens]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:16:08 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/11090879_N5PACNE_722x406_1070147597.jpg More than a quarter of clinical acne patients are women aged 25 to 60. And a newly-found virus that lives on the skin may prevent some from getting pimples. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2012.]]>