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Medical Minute 2-25: Natural Killer of Cancer

Posted: 02/25/2011 - Each year, doctors diagnose more than 22-thousand new cases of liver cancer. For many of these patients, a transplant can make a life-saving difference, but it isn't always a cure. In 20 percent of cases, liver cancer cells remain in the body and eventually attack the new, transplanted liver. Now, researchers are testing a revolutionary new procedure that uses the body's own natural killers to keep liver cancer from coming back.

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Medical Minute 2-23: Preserving Parenthood in Kids Fighting Cancer

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Chemotherapy helps save the lives of young cancer patients, but at the same time, some of these toxic treatments are also wiping out the possibility that survivors will someday become parents. New procedures may preserve parenthood for even the youngest of patients.

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Medical Minute 2-21: Treating Transverse Myelitis

Updated: 02/21/2011 - Maybe you've never heard of transverse myelitis, but those diagnosed will assure you it's devastating. Basically, your body doesn't have the muscles required to move your hands or fingers. Now, after years of medical dead-ends, a new procedure may solve the riddle outright.

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Medical Minute 2-18: Brain Tumor Vaccine Report

Posted: 02/18/2011 - Each year, 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain cancer. Glioblastomas are the most deadly types of brain tumors. Even with current treatments like chemo and radiation, most patients live less than two years. Now a new vaccine is giving some the gift of time.

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Medical Minute 2-17: Mind-Body Connection: Yoga and Your Mood

Posted: 02/17/2011 - How do you boost your mood when you're feeling down? Turns out the only things you really need are a bottle of water and a place to lie down. You may think yoga is a bunch of new-age hooey, but your brain feels a different way entirely.

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Medical Minute 2-16: Curing Chronic Kidney Failure

Posted: 02/16/2011 - Half a million Americans suffer from chronic kidney failure each year, and that number keeps going up. The best available treatment is a transplant, but many have to wait years to get one if they get one at all. An artificial kidney may be medicine's next big thing.

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Medical Minute 2-14: Cutting Facial Pain

Posted: 02/14/2011 - It's a pain that can be triggered by something as simple as a cool breeze or a bite of food. One in 15,000 people has trigeminal neuralgia. A disease that's misdiagnosed as everything from dental pain to migraines. Now, highly-targeted surgical treatments are helping these patients when no medicine can.

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Medical Minute 2-9: Medical First to Keep Your Heart Going

Posted: 02/09/2011 - Pressure and pain -- one in your chest, the other in your arm. They're not the only signs, but they are the most predominate signs that you're having a heart attack. In tonight's medical minute, we'll show you two medical firsts that can detect heart attacks and save lives.

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Wine Biscuits

Posted: 02/09/2011 - Wine in biscuits?! Sure, you've heard of cooking chicken, meat, fish, and even cakes with wine, and now it's the secret ingredient that makes these Wine Biscuits so special!

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Medical Minute 2-7: Saving Broken Hearts: Predicting Heart Attacks

Posted: 02/07/2011 - Every 35 seconds, an American dies of heart disease. If your family has a history of heart attacks or stroke, you are twice as likely to have one yourself. Now, for the first time in medical history, two tests can predict if your genes are putting you at risk.

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Medical Minute 2-3: Medicine Helping Dogs and Humans

Posted: 02/04/2011 - How much do you care about your pet? Studies show Americans spends 10-billion bucks a year at the vet - about the same annual amount we spend going to the movies. Now, science may be able to help man's best friend live longer than ever before.

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Medical Minute 2-8: Saving Pets. Saving People. Dogs Defeating Breast Cancer

Updated: 02/08/2011 - Are dogs really man's best friend, or are they researchers' best chance for curing cancer? Maybe both. A one-of-its-kind program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary medicine is matching sick shelter dogs with willing owners and advancing our knowledge of human breast cancer at the same time.

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Medical Minute 2-2: Breakthrough Surgery

Posted: 02/02/2011 - Nearly one in 50 people are living with paralysis. Some are unable to move their arms, their feet, their hands, or their heads. It can happen in a matter of seconds, but one doctor was able to reverse paralysis and get one man back on his feet.

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Medical Minute 1-28: Early Detection for Pancreatic Cancer

Posted: 02/01/2011 - You don't hear nearly as much about it as other kinds of cancer, but pancreatic cancer is the nation's fourth leading cause of cancer related death. By the time most patients are diagnosed with it, it has already spread. Most patients don't survive. Now, a breakthrough could help doctors detect this deadly disease earlier and save lives.

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Medical Minute 1-31: Cracking the Code: Pompe Disease

Posted: 02/01/2011 - What if your body simply stopped working -- stopped doing the things you asked it to do? That's the fate of those diagnosed with pompe disease -- a rare form of muscular dystrophy. But a new, FDA approved treatment is returning life to their lives.

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Medical Minute 2-1: Saving Pets. Saving People. Tackline Tumors

Posted: 02/01/2011 - Diabetes, cancer, leukemia - all very real diseases that not only kill people, but our pets as well. New research is proving if doctors can save our pets from deadly diseases, the same medicine may just save us too.

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Medical Minute 1-27: Study Into Adult Scoliosis

Posted: 01/27/2011 - When the federal government launches an investigation into your health, you need to listen up. This year they've kicked-off their first-ever long-term study of adult scoliosis. The goal, to find which treatments works best. That question may have already been answered.

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Medical Minute 1-26: Easy Treatment for Lice

Posted: 01/27/2011 - Every year millions of families have to deal with annoying, embarrassing head lice. Now the FDA has just approved a new drug that can beat the bugs with just one treatment.

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Medical Minute 1-24: Home Glaucoma Test

Posted: 01/25/2011 - They call it the silent killer of vision. Two million Americans -- most over age 40 -- have glaucoma. It's a disease of the optic nerve that can cause patients to gradually lose peripheral or central vision. The disease is usually related to unhealthy pressure inside the eye, but often, symptoms are so subtle people don't even know they have it until it begins to steal their sight.

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Medical Minute 1-25: Mobile HIV Testing: The New Standard?

Posted: 01/25/2011 - The U.S. government says more than one million people are now infected with HIV or AIDS. Even worse, it's estimated one-in-five don't know they have the disease. But a new testing method is making headway in diagnosing potential cases early and easily.

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Medical Minute 1-21: Scarless Thyroid Surgery

Posted: 01/24/2011 - If estimates are correct, it's possible more than three billion people worldwide have thyroid issues. This common problem has the most unattractive medical option, neck surgery -- and nasty scarring. The good news is a newly approved procedure is changing the game.

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