After several years on the job, firefighter Joe Van Veldhuizen tipped the scales at 250 pounds, which translated to a body mass index of 35. He knew he needed to get that number down. He felt he didn't have the aerobic stamina to do his job well.
Facing the reality that "I need help" and knowing where to actually get it are crucial initial steps for anyone battling prescription drug addiction. The process to recovery can be one ridden with pain, denial and shame.
Think you're immune to temptation? Let's be honest: Even the most disciplined healthy eater will occasionally give in to "runger" (running hunger). One minute you're walking past a box of granola sitting on the kitchen counter; five minutes and 500 calories later, you probably wish you'd hidden that box in a cabinet instead.
A cancer sufferer's life changed after watching an episode of Vital Signs. Having failed numerous rounds of chemotherapy Deborah Cummis Sandlaufer was looking for new hope in her treatment for cancer. She came across work by Yale scientists on a new form of cancer therapy by watching Vital Signs and called the team at Yale the next day. She is now taking part in a new trial for ovarian cancer treatment and tells CNN about her experience.