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Cervical Cancer Screening

Posted: 10/26/2011 - Recently, changes have been recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for Cervical Cancer Screening.

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FSU Bone Marrow Drive

Updated: 10/26/2011 - FSU takes part in a bone marrow drive to help those battling cancer and other marrow-related illnesses.

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Medical Minute 10-26: Baby Steps: Fertility Findings

Updated: 10/26/2011 - Each year, more than 50-thousand children are born because of in-vitro fertilization. It's a technique that has revolutionized how doctors treat infertility, but it's not perfect. Now three technologies are making the process safer and more successful.

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Medical Minute 10-25:

Posted: 10/25/2011 - More than 300,000 children in the U.S. suffer from epilepsy. Seizures can strike out of nowhere and cause dangerous episodes of shaking and convulsing. Treating children with epilepsy can make all the difference, but doctors first need to observe and analyze their seizures. Now, new technology is making that easier for them and the kids.

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Medical Minute 10-24:

Updated: 10/24/2011 - Imagine slowly losing the sense of who you are and not being able to stop it. Millions of people in the U.S. live with Alzheimer's disease or watch a loved one suffer from it. Now, researchers are looking at a high-powered prescription shake to ease the symptoms.

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Medical Minute 10-21: Taking on Type One: Beating Diabetes

Updated: 10/26/2011 - Every year, more than 15,000 adults and 15,000 children receive a life-changing diagnosis. Type-one diabetes means careful monitoring of glucose levels, diet, and activities. From pumps to pens, medical research has developed better devices for treatment of type-one diabetes. Now, the focus is shifting toward trying to stop the disease in its earliest stages.

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Medical Minute 10-20: Teaching Toddlers How to Eat

Updated: 10/26/2011 - The simple act of swallowing takes about 50 pairs of muscles and nerves -and for some children-it's something they just can't do. Now-these kids are getting the help they need-without even leaving their own high chairs.

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Medical Minute 10-19: Saving Infants from Killer Bacteria

Updated: 10/26/2011 - It's the baby disease you never hear about. NEC is a dangerous condition striking babies' intestines soon after they're born. It affects nearly 10% of infants born at less than 32 weeks. 35% of these children die. Now, research is giving NEC babies a fighting chance.

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Medical Minute 10-18: Don't Wait on Your Prostate

Posted: 10/18/2011 - Rectal exams and P-S-A level tests can be key in catching prostate cancer before it becomes a killer. But men sometimes wait to get checked until urinary problems pop up. Now, a world-renowned prostate expert says that's a big mistake!

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Medical Minute 10-17: Patch it Up: The Flu Shot of the Future

Updated: 10/17/2011 - Flu season is gearing up, and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself. Up to 20% of Americans will be infected, and more than 200,000 will be hospitalized for flu-related complications this year. But now, researchers are developing ways to take the sting out of flu shots and make sure the vaccinations work for you and your family.

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Medical Minute 10-14: Suffocating Damaged Nerves Back to Life

Updated: 10/17/2011 - Every year, more than 10,000 Americans suffer a spinal cord injury. For some, it means total paralysis. For others, it's all about finding treatments that can help improve their strength and function. Now, an experimental rehab therapy has patients breathing their way to recovery.

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Medical Minute 10-12: Tumor-Detecting App

Updated: 10/12/2011 - Our phone's apps can be time-killers or time-savers to help us get through the day. Now, there's an app that can tell if a tumor's cancerous in almost no time at all!

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Medical Minute 10-11: Kicking Repeat Concussions

Updated: 10/12/2011 - High school athletes suffer 100,000 concussions every year. Many of those athletes will return to the game before their brains have fully healed-putting them at risk for more concussions and permanent damage. Read what experts are now calling the gold standard for concussion testing and why your child should get one.

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Medical Minute 10-10: Powerful Combo

Updated: 10/12/2011 - Great news! Doctors say cure rates are getting better for breast cancer, but many women are left with unwanted, sometimes devastating side effects.

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Medical Minute 10-7: Fighting Cancer on Your Lunch Break

Updated: 10/12/2011 - Each year, 230,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. One in six of those will die, but if detected early, a new treatment from Sweden could have patients in and out of the hospital and cancer-free on their lunch break.

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Medical Minute 10-6:

Posted: 10/06/2011 - Two million Americans suffer from a common form of heel pain at some point in their lifetime. Find out how to treat it and even prevent it.

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Medical Minute 10-4: The Risk of Swaddling

Posted: 10/04/2011 - When you think about hip problems senior citizens may come to mind, but doctors say infants are at risk of developing serious joint problems because of something parents do to comfort their babies! Experts say hip displasya is showing up more & more in newborns.

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Medical Minute 10-3:

Updated: 10/03/2011 - It's the leading cause of death from skin disease. Last year, nearly 9,000 people died from melanoma. Traditional treatments are ineffective, giving most patients with advanced melanoma less than a year to live. Now, a new FDA-approved drug is the first to improve survival.

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Medical Minute 9:30: Tears of Joy for Diabetics

Posted: 09/30/2011 - About 25-million Americans are living with diabetes. Doctors expect that number to triple by 20-30. There's been a lot of advances in helping people with diabetes live better, but one thing that's remained a constant: Those frequent and often painful finger pricks to measure blood sugar levels. Now, researchers are working on a way to use patients' eyes instead of their fingers.

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Medical Minute 9-29:

Updated: 09/29/2011 - We've all heard about the need for donating blood, but how about blood donations for man's best friend? Advances in veterinary medicine are fueling that need, as advanced procedures for human medicine can now be used on our pets.

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Medical Minute 9-28: New Knee Procedure

Updated: 09/29/2011 - You average 1,000 to 3,000 steps every day, but for people suffering from knee injuries, just taking one of those step can be excruciating. A new procedure is helping people live pain-free almost instantly.

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Medical Minute 9-27: PTSD: The War Within Women

Updated: 09/29/2011 - Mothers, wives, daughters, soldiers. Women who served in combat zones continue to struggle with their war-time experiences when they're home. Research shows women are twice as likely to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder than men.

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Medical Minute 9-23: Breast Cancer Breakthroughs

Updated: 09/29/2011 - It's estimated more than 230-thousand women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. It's expected to kill 40-thousand of them. Doctors are now working on ways to prevent it and diagnose it long before a lump is found.

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