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Medical Minute 10-6: Seeds Spot Breast Cancer

Posted: 10/06/2010 - Stars like Christina Applegate, Olivia Newton-John and Cheryl Crow show us that beating breast cancer is possible. The earlier women treat their cancer, the better their chances. Sometimes that process can be complicated and painful, but tiny seeds could change that.

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Medical Minute 10-5: Workout Pill

Posted: 10/06/2010 - People who thought we'd never put a man on the moon were proven wrong in the 1960's and folks who thought The Berlin Wall would never come down were proven wrong some 20 years later. Now, those who doubt science's ability to put a day's workout in the palm of your hand better listen up.

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Medical Minute 10-1: App For Eyesight

Posted: 10/06/2010 - Could your cell phone be smart enough to replace your doctor? A new device could save us all time and money, but in the developing world, it could also save someone's eyesight.

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Medical Minute 10-4: Personalized Approach to Breast Cancer

Posted: 10/04/2010 - This year, 207,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. For some, it means doctors have to remove their breast to remove the cancer. But a new personalized approach to treatment could increase a woman's chance for a cure without a mastectomy.

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Medical Minute 9-30: Saving Babies Inside the Womb

Posted: 09/30/2010 - 137,000 twins are born every year, but getting them all to delivery is not always easy. Now, doctors are performing more delicate surgeries in babies that are no bigger than the size of your hand.

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Medical Minute 9-29: Knocking Out Tumors in 30 Minutes

Posted: 09/29/2010 - A powerful treatment typically used for brain cancer is now taking aim at the spine. Instead of using a scalpel to remove painful and debilitating tumors, surgeons are using a single beam of radiation.

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Medical Minute 9-28: Government Certified: What's Causing Cancer?

Posted: 09/28/2010 - What's scarier than cancer? The fact that the disease is destroying lives at a breath-taking clip. Last year alone - more than one-point-five million people were diagnosed with cancer. That's nearly triple the amount of people in Washington, D.C. alone.

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Medical Minute 9-27: Stopping the Swelling

Posted: 09/27/2010 - Imagine, one minute you're fine. The next, your arms, legs, even throat, swell up so large, your airway could be blocked. If not treated, you could die. It's something that happens to up to 15,000 people each year. Doctors have been working on a cure for 50 years, and now, researchers may have found three new ways to give these patients some relief.

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Medical Minute 9-23: Kids in Sports: All Pain, No Gain

Posted: 09/24/2010 - Becoming an all-star is every young athlete's dream - one that can become a nightmare if you're not careful. Nearly 50% of all injuries sustained by middle and high school athletes are over-use injuries, and it's likely those injuries could come back to haunt them years later.

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Medical Minute 9-24: Solving Cerebral Palsy in 3-D

Posted: 09/24/2010 - Over the next 12 months, 10,000 babies in the U.S. will develop cerebral palsy. It's a group of neurological disorders that affect a child's body movement and muscle coordination. And while there's no cure for the disease now, there is a better way to tackle the movement problems.

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Medical Minute 9-22: Closing Heart Holes

Posted: 09/22/2010 - Atrial septal defect - or ASD - impacts one in five adults. Many live healthy lives, symptom-free. But for others, the hole can lead to heart failure or a stroke. Now, a new technique is healing hearts - without major surgery.

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Medical Minute 9-20: New, Improved Metal Hearts

Posted: 09/20/2010 - Right now, more than 3,000 people are waiting for a heart transplant, but only 2,200 will receive one. That leaves hundreds of people out of options and out of time. Now, heart pumps -- once used only to keep patients alive long enough to get a donor heart -- are now *replacing* hearts.

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Medical Minute 9-17: Two for One Heart Repair

Posted: 09/17/2010 - Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Coronary artery disease is the most common form, killing close to half a million people a year. Instead of major surgery, many doctors use angioplasty or stenting to open blocked arteries. But when more than one artery is clogged, bypass surgery is a must. A new hybrid procedure is helping patients receive the benefits of surgery without a major operation.

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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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