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Kylie Can Hear Video included

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A little girl never heard her parents voices or her dog bark until a life-changing surgery. 7's Christine Cruz shows us how technology is making sure Kylie can hear. More>>

Busting Bacteria Video included

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"Superbug" infections are on the rise in U.S. hospitals and health care facilities. The antibiotic-resistant bugs are hard to treat and can lead to death, which is why some companies are coming up with new solutions to stop the spread of these dangerous infections. 7's Diana Diaz shows us how one local dentist's office is "Busting Bacteria" with a light. More>>

Seafood Solution Video included

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You may suffer from the occasional upset stomach but for millions, stomach troubles are a chronic, painful condition. But a cure could be found in the catch of the day. 7's Alexis Rivera has more on a possible seafood solution. More>>

Perfect Pair Video included

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Families are already gearing up for back to school. In addition to supplies and getting vaccinations up to date, now is the time to have your child's vision checked because they might need glasses. 7's Alexis Rivera shows us how they can pick the perfect pair. More>>

Medicine Names Video included

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WSVN -- Ever wondered how a drug gets its name? Some of the biggest pharmaceutical drugs in the world are named in Downtown Miami. More>>

Tiny Tools Video included

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Doctors know operating on children is different than on adults. Now thanks to some tiny tools, life-saving surgeries can be done on even the smallest patients. 7's Diana Diaz shows us. More>>

Erase The Ink Video included

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Removing a tattoo isn't always quick and easy, but a new laser treatment is promising results with fewer treatments. 7's Diana Diaz shows us a breakthrough way to erase the ink. More>>

Caressa's Courage Video included

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A 4-year-old girl is facing an uphill battle as she recovers from surgery to remove a tumor on her spine. See how physical therapy designed just for kids is helping her. 7's Christine Cruz shows us "Caressa's Courage." More>>

Concussion Concerns Video included

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Lots of kids are involved in sports and sometimes they suffer head injuries. But for parents, the hard part is figuring out if it's just a bump on the head or something more serious. 7's Alexis Rivera shows us how one local doctor is hoping to avoid Concussion Concerns. More>>

Saved in the Womb Video included

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Five years ago a Georgia family learned their unborn baby had a life-threatening birth defect and probably wouldn't make it, but doctors in Miami were able to perform a miracle, in utero surgery. As 7s Diana Diaz shows us, the family just reunited with doctors, so they could meet the child they Saved in the Womb.

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  • Pets for Patients

    Pets for Patients

    Thursday, June 19 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-06-20 02:49:36 GMT
    Not all healers at doctor's offices have two legs. Some local physicians are now putting their own dogs to work in their private practices to offer a happy distraction to patients. 7s Robbin Simmons has the story in tonight's special report, Pets for Patients.
    Not all healers at doctor's offices have two legs. Some local physicians are now putting their own dogs to work in their private practices to offer a happy distraction to patients. 7s Robbin Simmons has the story in tonight's special report, Pets for Patients.

  • Beat Blindness

    Beat Blindness

    Friday, June 13 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-06-13 23:34:58 GMT
    A South Florida man woke up one morning with a red and painful eye. A few days later, he was losing his vision. 7's Diana Diaz shows us how new technology helped him beat blindness without major surgery.
    A South Florida man woke up one morning with a red and painful eye. A few days later, he was losing his vision. 7's Diana Diaz shows us how new technology helped him beat blindness without major surgery.
  • Confusing Condition

    Confusing Condition

    Friday, June 6 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-06-06 22:08:49 GMT
    It causes pain, chronic fatigue and even headaches, but many doctors are still unsure how to help patients.
    It causes pain, chronic fatigue and even headaches, but many doctors are still unsure how to help patients.
  • Link to Life

    Link to Life

    Friday, June 6 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-06-06 22:07:11 GMT
    A local surf shop owner had a real scare when a heart problem stopped him in his tracks. 7s Diana Diaz shows us how new technology is giving him a Link to Life.
    A local surf shop owner had a real scare when a heart problem stopped him in his tracks. 7s Diana Diaz shows us how new technology is giving him a Link to Life.

  • Avoiding Alzheimer's

    Avoiding Alzheimer's

    Friday, June 6 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-06-06 22:01:06 GMT
    It's a disease that robs you of your mind and destroys your body. Now a groundbreaking study to prevent Alzheimer's Disease is taking place here in South Florida. 7's Christine Cruz shows us how people may soon be avoiding alzheimer's.
    It's a disease that robs you of your mind and destroys your body. Now a groundbreaking study to prevent Alzheimer's Disease is taking place here in South Florida. 7's Christine Cruz shows us how people may soon be avoiding alzheimer's.
  • Detect Danger

    Detect Danger

    Friday, May 16 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-05-16 21:39:53 GMT
    A South Florida doctor is the first to get a new machine that can provide answers sooner regarding the presence or absence of breast cancer. 7s Diana Diaz shows us this new machine that can help Detect Danger.
    A South Florida doctor is the first to get a new machine that can provide answers sooner regarding the presence or absence of breast cancer. 7s Diana Diaz shows us this new machine that can help Detect Danger.

  • Breathe Better

    Breathe Better

    Friday, April 25 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-25 22:00:46 GMT
    When your baby is congested it can make breathing hard, especially for infants who don't yet know how to breathe properly through their mouths. But as 7's Diana Diaz shows us, a local doctor has come up with a new way to help sick babies "breathe better."
    When your baby is congested it can make breathing hard, especially for infants who don't yet know how to breathe properly through their mouths. But as 7's Diana Diaz shows us, a local doctor has come up with a new way to help sick babies "breathe better."
  • Rejuvenating Joints

    Rejuvenating Joints

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:29:43 GMT
    Knee injuries are becoming more common in younger patients who don't want to do major surgery. 7's Diana Diaz shows us how new technology is 'rejuvenating joints'!
    Knee injuries are becoming more common in younger patients who don't want to do major surgery. 7's Diana Diaz shows us how new technology is 'rejuvenating joints'!
  • Exercise Caution

    Exercise Caution

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:51:53 GMT
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    Sometimes we feel like exercise is going to kill us, but did you know that some say it actually can? With all the new, hardcore workouts out there, doctors say there really can be too much of a good thing. 7's Diana Diaz shows us why you should exercise caution.
    Sometimes we feel like exercise is going to kill us, but did you know that some say it actually can? With all the new, hardcore workouts out there, doctors say there really can be too much of a good thing. 7's Diana Diaz shows us why you should exercise caution.
  • Clear Signs

    Clear Signs

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:49:25 GMT
    Many parents know to take their child to the dentist when they're young to prevent cavities, but what about protecting their vision? 7's Alexis Rivera shows us the clear signs to look for in tonight's Medical Report.
    Many parents know to take their child to the dentist when they're young to prevent cavities, but what about protecting their vision? 7's Alexis Rivera shows us the clear signs to look for in tonight's Medical Report.
  • Face Fix

    Face Fix

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-03-21 22:23:36 GMT
    Many of us get broken capillaries on our faces from aging and the sun. It used to be dangerous to remove them, but there's new hope for these blood vessel blemishes. 7's Alexis Rivera shows us how a new laser is being used for a Face Fix.WSVN -- Darlene Stokes has always liked her skin. But, the small spider veins on her face really bothered her.Darlene Stokes: "Like a dark purple color, and they were on both sides of my face. I was conscious of them, so I would cover them with makeup."For ye...
    Many of us get broken capillaries on our faces from aging and the sun. It used to be dangerous to remove them, but there's new hope for these blood vessel blemishes. 7's Alexis Rivera shows us how a new laser is being used for a Face Fix.WSVN -- Darlene Stokes has always liked her skin. But, the small spider veins on her face really bothered her.Darlene Stokes: "Like a dark purple color, and they were on both sides of my face. I was conscious of them, so I would cover them with makeup."For ye...
  • Forget the formula

    Forget the formula

    Friday, March 14 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-03-14 21:31:24 GMT
    We have always heard breastfeeding is best when it comes to newborns. Now a local hospital is going the extra mile to make sure new moms know the benefits. 7's Christine Cruz shows us why experts are saying 'Forget the Formula'.
    We have always heard breastfeeding is best when it comes to newborns. Now a local hospital is going the extra mile to make sure new moms know the benefits. 7's Christine Cruz shows us why experts are saying 'Forget the Formula'.
  • Natural News

    Natural News

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:42 PM EST2014-03-07 23:42:15 GMT
    These days, everyone is looking for more natural ways to be healthy, and even though it may sound bizarre, some are using oil to do everything from whiten their teeth to help with oral problems. 7's Diana Diaz has this Natural News.
    These days, everyone is looking for more natural ways to be healthy, and even though it may sound bizarre, some are using oil to do everything from whiten their teeth to help with oral problems. 7's Diana Diaz has this Natural News.
  • Wine Worry

    Wine Worry

    Monday, February 24 2014 11:50 AM EST2014-02-24 16:50:13 GMT
    With the South Beach Wine and Food Festival taking over South Florida this weekend, people definitely drank a lot of wine. But what if the wine we're drinking contains a potential cancer-causing toxin? 7's Diana Diaz shows us how a local school is working to tackle a "Wine Worry."
    With the South Beach Wine and Food Festival taking over South Florida this weekend, people definitely drank a lot of wine. But what if the wine we're drinking contains a potential cancer-causing toxin? 7's Diana Diaz shows us how a local school is working to tackle a "Wine Worry."

  • Free Fitness

    Free Fitness

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 5:17 PM EST2014-02-19 22:17:33 GMT
    It's a New Year and most people make the resolution to get fit. But if joining a gym isn't for you, 7s Christine Cruz shows us how a trip to your public park can provide fun and free fitness.
    It's a New Year and most people make the resolution to get fit. But if joining a gym isn't for you, 7s Christine Cruz shows us how a trip to your public park can provide fun and free fitness.
  • Catching Cancer

    Catching Cancer

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 5:15 PM EST2014-02-19 22:15:53 GMT
    Five years ago, Carole Thompson wasn't feeling well.
    Five years ago, Carole Thompson wasn't feeling well.
  • Back Off

    Back Off

    Friday, February 7 2014 6:02 PM EST2014-02-07 23:02:14 GMT
    It's estimated that 80 percent of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their life. And for many, the suggested fix is surgery. But are spinal surgeries being over-prescribed? 7s Diana Diaz shows us why one doctor is cautioning patients to back off when it comes to surgery.
    It's estimated that 80 percent of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their life. And for many, the suggested fix is surgery. But are spinal surgeries being over-prescribed? 7s Diana Diaz shows us why one doctor is cautioning patients to back off when it comes to surgery.
  • Digital Dilemma

    Digital Dilemma

    Friday, January 31 2014 6:03 PM EST2014-01-31 23:03:53 GMT
    Most of us can't live without our smart phones, tablets and computers, but are all those hours staring at a screen putting a strain on our eyes? 7's Diana Diaz shows us how we can help prevent this Digital Dilemma.
    Most of us can't live without our smart phones, tablets and computers, but are all those hours staring at a screen putting a strain on our eyes? 7's Diana Diaz shows us how we can help prevent this Digital Dilemma.
  • Diabetes Danger

    Diabetes Danger

    Friday, January 17 2014 9:51 AM EST2014-01-17 14:51:39 GMT
    When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, it can be worrisome. Some parents spend most of the night checking on their child to make sure their blood sugar levels don't go up and down. 7's Alexis Rivera reports, new technology is helping avoid this "diabetes danger."
    When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, it can be worrisome. Some parents spend most of the night checking on their child to make sure their blood sugar levels don't go up and down. 7's Alexis Rivera reports, new technology is helping avoid this "diabetes danger."
  • Out of Options

    Out of Options

    Friday, January 10 2014 8:38 PM EST2014-01-11 01:38:26 GMT
    The SightTrust Eye Institute in Sunrise is one of the first in the nation implanting the ARTIFLEX Toric Lens.The SightTrust Eye Institute in Sunrise is one of the first in the nation implanting the ARTIFLEX Toric Lens.
    In the past, if you weren't a candidate for laser eye surgery, you were stuck with glasses or contacts. Tonight, 7's Diana Diaz shows us a new alternative for people who are "Out of Options."
    In the past, if you weren't a candidate for laser eye surgery, you were stuck with glasses or contacts. Tonight, 7's Diana Diaz shows us a new alternative for people who are "Out of Options."
  • Have a Heart

    Have a Heart

    Friday, January 3 2014 7:42 PM EST2014-01-04 00:42:07 GMT
    What if your child seemed perfectly healthy one day and the next you were told they needed a new heart. It happened to a South Florida family who is calling their journey a miracle. 7's Alexis Rivera shows us how we can all Have a Heart.
    What if your child seemed perfectly healthy one day and the next you were told they needed a new heart. It happened to a South Florida family who is calling their journey a miracle. 7's Alexis Rivera shows us how we can all Have a Heart.
  • Stephanie's Story

    Stephanie's Story

    Monday, December 23 2013 9:49 AM EST2013-12-23 14:49:26 GMT
    When you think of arthritis you probably think of someone who is older, but thousands of young people are suffering with the painful disease. Now one young woman is speaking about her 17 year struggle in hopes of helping others. 7's Lynn Martinez has Stephanie's story.
    When you think of arthritis you probably think of someone who is older, but thousands of young people are suffering with the painful disease. Now one young woman is speaking about her 17 year struggle in hopes of helping others. 7's Lynn Martinez has Stephanie's story.
  • Story of Survival

    Story of Survival

    Friday, December 6 2013 11:30 PM EST2013-12-07 04:30:39 GMT

    When women hear their breast cancer has spread many believe there's little hope, but now these patients are living longer, healthier and happier lives. 7's Diana Diaz is here with one woman's Story of Survival.

    When women hear their breast cancer has spread many believe there's little hope, but now these patients are living longer, healthier and happier lives. 7's Diana Diaz is here with one woman's Story of Survival.

  • Fat Fighter

    Fat Fighter

    Friday, November 22 2013 9:02 PM EST2013-11-23 02:02:58 GMT
    It's got the name of a luxurious fast car and it's the latest machine to help Vanquish flab. Just in time for the holidays, 7's Lynn Martinez shows us this new fat fighter.
    It's got the name of a luxurious fast car and it's the latest machine to help Vanquish flab. Just in time for the holidays, 7's Lynn Martinez shows us this new fat fighter.
  • Botched Beauty

    Botched Beauty

    Friday, November 15 2013 5:51 PM EST2013-11-15 22:51:37 GMT
    Many people go in for cosmetic surgery hoping to look better. But in the wrong hands, you can end up with horrifying and often disfiguring results. 7's Diana Diaz shows us how a South Florida doctor is helping correct "Botched Beauty."
    Many people go in for cosmetic surgery hoping to look better. But in the wrong hands, you can end up with horrifying and often disfiguring results. 7's Diana Diaz shows us how a South Florida doctor is helping correct "Botched Beauty."
  • Deadly Diagnosis

    Deadly Diagnosis

    Friday, November 8 2013 5:35 PM EST2013-11-08 22:35:59 GMT
    It's always been thought of as a smoker's disease, but more and more people who have never smoked are being diagnosed with lung cancer. 7s Alexis Rivera shows us how one local woman is overcoming this once deadly diagnosis.
    It's always been thought of as a smoker's disease, but more and more people who have never smoked are being diagnosed with lung cancer. 7s Alexis Rivera shows us how one local woman is overcoming this once deadly diagnosis.
  • Daria's Journey

    Daria's Journey

    Sunday, November 3 2013 4:21 PM EST2013-11-03 21:21:33 GMT
    Miami Children's Hospital patient Daria Rozhkova traveled from Russia to seek treatment for a rare form of cancer.Miami Children's Hospital patient Daria Rozhkova traveled from Russia to seek treatment for a rare form of cancer.
    A little girl from Russia boarded a plane for the first time to travel to a Miami hospital in the hopes of saving her life. She suffers from a rare form of cancer, and only had months to live. 7's Lynn Martinez brings us "Daria's Journey."
    A little girl from Russia boarded a plane for the first time to travel to a Miami hospital in the hopes of saving her life. She suffers from a rare form of cancer, and only had months to live. 7's Lynn Martinez brings us "Daria's Journey."
  • Makeup Mistakes

    Makeup Mistakes

    Monday, October 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-10-21 14:57:29 GMT
    Most women wouldn't walk out the front door without their makeup but what if the products you were using to look your best were making you look worse? 7's Lynn Martinez shows us how a new patch is helping women avoid those makeup mistakes.
    Most women wouldn't walk out the front door without their makeup but what if the products you were using to look your best were making you look worse? 7's Lynn Martinez shows us how a new patch is helping women avoid those makeup mistakes.
  • Freeze The Pain

    Freeze The Pain

    Friday, October 11 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-10-11 21:46:49 GMT
    It's a problem for young women: non-cancerous lumps in the breasts that can cause a lot of pain. But instead of surgically removing them, 7's Diana Diaz shows us how a new procedure is helping "freeze the pain" away.
    It's a problem for young women: non-cancerous lumps in the breasts that can cause a lot of pain. But instead of surgically removing them, 7's Diana Diaz shows us how a new procedure is helping "freeze the pain" away.
  • Brow Boost

    Brow Boost

    Friday, September 27 2013 11:05 PM EDT2013-09-28 03:05:54 GMT
    Doctors can now use the hair from your head to create fuller eyebrows.Doctors can now use the hair from your head to create fuller eyebrows.
    Thick or thin, our eyebrows play a big role in how we look, and for those who've over-plucked or just lost hair due to aging, there's a new procedure to help restore your eyebrows to a fuller, youthful state. 7's Alexis Rivera show us this "Brow Boost."
    Thick or thin, our eyebrows play a big role in how we look, and for those who've over-plucked or just lost hair due to aging, there's a new procedure to help restore your eyebrows to a fuller, youthful state. 7's Alexis Rivera show us this "Brow Boost."
  • Special Salon

    Special Salon

    Monday, September 9 2013 11:45 AM EDT2013-09-09 15:45:43 GMT
    Cancer treatment is not only draining but affects your self-image. For kids and teens it can be extremely difficult. 7's Alexis Rivera shows us how a special salon is helping transform how they feel about themselves.Lauren Bendefsky is in the fight of her life. The 16-year-old was preparing for a dance recital last year when she was diagnosed with cancer.Lauren Bendefsky: "It was kind of a shock and you don't think that something like that would happen to you."She had surgery followed by a st...
    Cancer treatment is not only draining but affects your self-image. For kids and teens it can be extremely difficult. 7's Alexis Rivera shows us how a special salon is helping transform how they feel about themselves.Lauren Bendefsky is in the fight of her life. The 16-year-old was preparing for a dance recital last year when she was diagnosed with cancer.Lauren Bendefsky: "It was kind of a shock and you don't think that something like that would happen to you."She had surgery followed by a st...
  • Flab to Fab

    Flab to Fab

    Do you have some tough spots on your body you'd like to tighten up? 7's Lynn Martinez shows us a new machine that's helping people go from "flab to fab."
    Do you have some tough spots on your body you'd like to tighten up? 7's Lynn Martinez shows us a new machine that's helping people go from "flab to fab."
  • Cancer Camp

    Cancer Camp

    Kids battling cancer are told what they can't do because of their weakened immune systems. A special camp not only allows them to be kids, but experience something they will never forget. 7's Lynn Martinez shows us.
    Kids battling cancer are told what they can't do because of their weakened immune systems. A special camp not only allows them to be kids, but experience something they will never forget. 7's Lynn Martinez shows us.
  • Saving Skin

    Saving Skin

    A huge breakthrough in the way doctors are treating skin cancer. Instead of leaving patients scarred, they can now get rid of the cancer without any cutting. 7's Diana Diaz shows us this new treatment that's Saving Skin.
    A huge breakthrough in the way doctors are treating skin cancer. Instead of leaving patients scarred, they can now get rid of the cancer without any cutting. 7's Diana Diaz shows us this new treatment that's Saving Skin.
  • Life-Saving Shot

    Life-Saving Shot

    It can happen in a matter of seconds, a child's life in danger because of a severe allergic reaction. Now our schools will be prepared. 7's Christine Cruz shows us why they will now be armed with this life-saving shot!
    It can happen in a matter of seconds, a child's life in danger because of a severe allergic reaction. Now our schools will be prepared. 7's Christine Cruz shows us why they will now be armed with this life-saving shot!
  • Single Shot

    Single Shot

    Friday, July 12 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-07-12 22:40:03 GMT
    Facing breast cancer treatment can mean weeks and weeks of radiation therapy. But now local doctors are offering a "Single Shot" to some patients. 7's Diana Diaz shows us how it works.
    Facing breast cancer treatment can mean weeks and weeks of radiation therapy. But now local doctors are offering a "Single Shot" to some patients. 7's Diana Diaz shows us how it works.
  • Race to Relief

    Race to Relief

    Friday, July 5 2013 5:36 PM EDT2013-07-05 21:36:00 GMT
    An inspiring story from a young man who suffers from epilepsy. After years of suffering from debilitating seizures, he is now competing in triathlons. 7s Diana Diaz shows us his race to relief.
    An inspiring story from a young man who suffers from epilepsy. After years of suffering from debilitating seizures, he is now competing in triathlons. 7s Diana Diaz shows us his race to relief.

  • Surge Training

    Surge Training

    Monday, June 17 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-06-17 14:33:11 GMT
    What if you could cut your workout time to just minutes instead of hours and get the same results or better? Sound too good to be true? 7s Diana Diaz shows us how surge training works to get you fit faster.
    What if you could cut your workout time to just minutes instead of hours and get the same results or better? Sound too good to be true? 7s Diana Diaz shows us how surge training works to get you fit faster.
  • Surgery Struggle

    Surgery Struggle

    After secretly undergoing a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, Angelina Jolie's fight to lower her risk of getting cancer isn't over yet. Jolie says she will also remove her ovaries. 7's Robbin Simmons talked to a local woman who has gone through this same surgery struggle.
    After secretly undergoing a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, Angelina Jolie's fight to lower her risk of getting cancer isn't over yet. Jolie says she will also remove her ovaries. 7's Robbin Simmons talked to a local woman who has gone through this same surgery struggle.
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