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Medical Minute 3-9: Relieving Epilepsy

Posted: 03/09/2011 - Nearly three-million Americans have some form of epilepsy -- a condition that causes violent, sometimes dangerous seizures. It can destroy lives -- taking away people's independence, robbing them of the ability to think clearly and embarrassing them in a crowd. Now, an improved surgery is helping these patients.

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Medical Minute 3-8: Cancer: Cure From the Outside-In

Posted: 03/08/2011 - If you're a woman in the U.S., you've got a higher chance at developing breast cancer than any other cancer. And while treatment is fairly standard, recovery is something completely different. How one woman returns to normal may not work for the next. But, the best path to recovery might be found right outside your front door.

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Medical Minute 3-7: Parkinson's: Wrong Diagnosis!

Updated: 03/07/2011 - This year, tens of thousands of Americans will face a devastating diagnosis: Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, or dementia. But doctors now say sometimes when people think they have one of these debilitating diseases, their brains are really saying they have something else.

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Medical Minute 3-4: Shocking the Shakes from Parkinson's

Posted: 03/04/2011 - More than 1.5 million people are living with Parkinson's disease in the U.S. While the disorder tends to be more common in older people, it drastically changed one woman's life before her 40th birthday. Now, one treatment is offering patients relief.

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Medical Minute 3-3: Baby Sign Language

Posted: 03/03/2011 - Children usually don't speak their first word until they're one year old, so how are mommy and daddy supposed to figure out what junior is trying to say? Many are trying sign language to bridge the communication gap.

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Medical Minute 3-1: CPR Made Easier

Posted: 03/02/2011 - Life-saving CPR just got easier. A new study says for cardiac arrest patients, chest compressions alone work better than mouth-to-mouth. The best part, you don't need any special training and this new version may make a major difference when every second counts.

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Medical Minute 3-2: Rescuing a Cop

Posted: 03/02/2011 - This year, more than 60,000 men, women and children will be diagnosed with a brain tumor in the U.S. For surgeons, the area requires extra special care. For one doctor, it was the chance to perform a surgery that would ultimately give his patient her sight back.

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Medical Minute 2-28: Motor Oil for Your Joints

Posted: 03/01/2011 - About 27-million Americans suffer from osteo-arthritis -- a condition that causes joint fluid to thin out, resulting in bone-on-bone pain. Surgery is invasive and requires a long recovery. Now, a simple injection may help patients and it comes from an unlikely source.

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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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