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Medical Minute 9-16: Paralyzed Yoga

Posted: 09/16/2010 - Connecting the body and mind. The nearly 16 million Americans who practice yoga live by that very principle, but if you can't physically feel your legs, can you still make that mind-body connection? Meet a man who's teaching by example: That yoga can help the paralyzed feel - again.

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Medical Minute 9-15: Dealing with the Effects of Stroke

Posted: 09/15/2010 - Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., but thanks to new technology and treatment, there are also six and a half million survivors in the country. More than 20% of those survivors suffer from foot drop - the inability to raise the foot because of weakness or paralysis. A new, personalized device is helping survivors feel sturdier on their feet.

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Medical Minute 9-13: Zapping Overactive Bladder

Posted: 09/13/2010 - It's a problem that impacts about 30-million Americans . Overactive bladder disrupts lives and can make people prisoners in their own homes. But, could a little zap to the ankle be a drug-free solution for overactive bladder?

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Medical Minute 9-9: Super Sutures

Posted: 09/09/2010 - It's happened to most of us, while cooking, a knife slips and slices your hand. But a tiny cut in the wrong place could mean lifelong, debilitating damage. Now surgeons have a way to help patients fully heal.

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Medical Minute 9-8: Spinal Fusion Reversal Surgery

Posted: 09/08/2010 - A California doctor did the first spine fusion reversal surgery in the U.S. Of the 150,000 spinal fusions done every year, one doctor believes he has an option that could replace up to 80 percent of these surgeries.

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Medical Minute 9-7: Rehydration Wonder Drug

Posted: 09/07/2010 - Of all the deadly conditions out there, who would've thought dehydration was one of the most lethal? Reports show during any given flu season, basic dehydration can kill more than 300 children. Now, doctors have the hardware to drop that number for good.

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Medical Minute 9-3: Seeing Clearly with an Iris Implant

Posted: 09/03/2010 - Every year, more than two million people suffer some kind of eye injury. More than 50% of those injuries happen before age 25. If the iris -- or the colored part of your eye -- is damaged, it can lead to a lifetime of double vision, blurriness and in rare cases, blindness. Now, a new kind of prosthesis is helping eye injury patients who have run out of options.

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Medical Minute 9-2: Bouncing Back from Back Surgery

Posted: 09/02/2010 - Half a million people suffer from a painful back problem called spinal stenosis. The wear and tear through the years actually narrows your spine where the nerves pass through. Now, a new device is helping people get their backs back into shape.

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Medical Minute 9-1: Lengthening Legs With Implants That Grow

Posted: 09/01/2010 - Take a look at your legs. Is one longer than the other? A small discrepancy is pretty common in adults. But a larger difference creates pain with every step. Now, a unique implant helps legs gradually grow.

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Medical Minute 8-31: Going Under the Needle

Posted: 08/31/2010 - Chinese culture has turned to acupuncture for pain treatment for more than 5,000 years. Now, studies in the U.S. are trying to find out if this ancient medical art is more than just a legend. Now experts are hoping to find the science behind what one girl calls her 'only source' of relief.

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Medical Minute 8-30

Posted: 08/30/2010 - This year, almost 200-thousand women will be told they have breast cancer. But with awareness and better treatment, more and more women are surviving it. Now, there's a new procedure that uses a tummy tuck to help breast cancer survivors feel whole again.

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Medical Minute 8-27: Laser Surgery Saves Twins

Posted: 08/27/2010 - Since 1980, the number of women who gave birth to twins jumped by 70-percent. The increase in multiples has also led to a rise in a deadly complication during pregnancy called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. A laser surgery is saving babies and giving families new hope.

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Medical Minute 8-26: Curing Crohn's One Shake at a Time

Posted: 08/26/2010 - Imagine not being able to eat a meal ever. That's life for people with Crohn's disease, a chronic condition that attacks the body's digestive tract. Now, some folks are turning away from traditional medications to keep the disease in check. It's not easy, but it is a drug-free solution.

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Medical Minute 8-25: Shaving Off Cancer

Posted: 08/25/2010 - This year, more than 16,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. For patients, early detection can be the key to survival. Now, researchers are taking a new, less-invasive approach to stop the cancer before it has a chance to spread.

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Medical Minute 8-24: Headache Pills Mean Headache Pain

Posted: 08/24/2010 - A couple Tylenol tablets, some prescription meds, and a few Aspirin. Fighting migraines can cause serious harm if you mix too many drugs. It's called medication overuse and it can cause your head to hurt more not less.

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Medical Minute 8-20: Targeting the Cause of Autism

Posted: 08/20/2010 - More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with cancer, diabetes and aids combined. There is no cure for it and no FDA-approved drugs that target the cause, but researchers are working to change that.

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Medical Minute 8-18: Stem Cells to Save Legs

Posted: 08/18/2010 - One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 suffers from peripheral arterial disease. More than 100,000 limb amputations are performed each year because of P-A-D. Now, doctors are using a patient's own stem cells to clear things up.

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Medical Minute 8-17: Sports: Play younger, Play Longer

Posted: 08/17/2010 - If you think fast food and the Internet have turned your kid's belly into blubber, you're not alone. Studies show up to one-third of all children and teens are now obese, but researchers say they may have found the cure.

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Medical Minute 8-12: Diagnosing Alzheimer's With a Pencil

Posted: 08/12/2010 - More than five million Americans with Alzheimer's disease struggle to answer simple questions every day, so it's critical to catch it early. Now, there's a new, free test to test your memory and help doctors get you started on the right treatment.

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Medical Minute 8-11: Growing New Ears

Posted: 08/11/2010 - Everyday, nearly 100 babies are born with some kind of ear deformity. Now, doctors are not only helping those effected hear again, they're also giving them a new look.

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Medical Minute 8-10: Do Pills Equal Power?

Posted: 08/10/2010 - When you were younger, mom tossed you a Flintstones vitamin before you ran out the door. But what about now? Do you need to a super-sized serving of supplements just because you're bigger?

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Medical Minute 8-9: Breathing Easier With Emphysema

Updated: 08/09/2010 - Right now, nearly six-million people in the U.S. are having a hard time catching their breath. Severe emphysema strangles the life out of energetic people. Doctors are testing a new option, no surgery needed.

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Medical Minute 8-6: Recharging Hearts Wirelessly

Posted: 08/06/2010 - When the heart stops, 10 minutes separates life and death. For about 300,000 people in the U.S. every year, help doesn't come fast enough. Now, a new device aims to save lives and eliminate some of the risk.

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