Health

Preparing the body for baby

6 a.m. January 26
Doctors outline key steps women should follow before conceiving to help ensure healthy pregnancy

A healthy lifestyle during pregnancy is important, and, as local obstetricians point out, the steps women take before conceiving can have a big impact on the pregnancy, and the health of mom and baby.

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Lifestyle may reduce cancer risk

6 a.m. January 26
Use these lists of healthy behaviors to make smart choices

ST. LOUIS — Cancer can be seen as striking haphazardly, but research over the past 40 years shows that lifestyle factors play a huge role in cancer incidence and mortality. Dr. Graham Colditz, an internationally recognized disease-prevention expert at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, has put together a list of behaviors that greatly reduce overall cancer risk. And they're not as complicated as you might think. For a healthy 2015, Colditz suggests starting with one or two from the list. Once you've got those down, move on to the others.

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Study: Pop music helps ease post-surgery pain in kids

6 a.m. January 26

To help children recover from surgery, a dose of "Diamonds" or "Shake It Off" could do the trick, according to a recent study.

Laina Harris

Two-thirds of Clark County adults are overweight or obese. Laina Harris of Camas is one of those adults. At her heaviest, Harris weighed 420 pounds. Today, she's more than 100 pounds lighter and armed with the resolve to lose more weight. This occasional series follows her journey.

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