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Medical Minute: Prostate Cancer

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Each year, hundreds of thousands of men will have prostate biopsies, but they won't end up having cancer.

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Alzheimer's Treatment

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Doctors are slowing the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Medical Minute: Better Back Surgery

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Four out of five adults experience lower back pain. More than 150,000 of them have spinal fusion surgery, but that can also cause pain and trouble moving.

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Medical Minute: 3-D Help for the Heart

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Heart disease can be difficult to diagnose. But doctors now have a new view of the heart thanks to better technology.

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Medical Minute: Preventing Type I Diabetes

Posted: 03/21/2007 - In recent years, conflicting studies linked cow's milk to diabetes in young children. Some studies found children who were given formula made with cow's milk were more likely to develop the disease, while other studies have shown no connection.

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Medical Minute: Uterine Fibroid Caution

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Research shows by age 35, one out of two white women and four out of five black women will be told they have uterine fibroids.

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Medical Minute: Beating Pediatric Paralysis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Each year, about 11,000 people experience a spinal cord injury. The standard approach to therapy has been simply maintenance therapy to improve range of motion and teach daily care.

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Medical Minute:Scoliosis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - It's a condition that can leave the spine severely twisted, causing pain and in some cases difficulty breathing. It's called scoliosis. For cases that require major spinal surgery, there's now a new less invasive option.

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Medical Minute: Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Though there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the earlier it's diagnosed, the more effectively it can be treated. The problem is there's never been a conclusive way to diagnose the disease's progression.

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Medical Minute: Osteoporosis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Osteoporosis and low bone mass are a major public health threat for about 44 million Americans age 50 and older. Now a common heart medication may be what it takes to keep bones strong.

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Medical Minute: SMA

Posted: 03/21/2007 - A diease that affects eight out of every 100,000 kids.

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Medical Minute: Preventing Pre-term Birth

Posted: 03/21/2007 - After birth defects, premature birth is the leading cause of infant mortality in the U.S. Babies who survive can suffer long term health problems.

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Medical Minute: Vacuum Out Blood Clots

Posted: 03/21/2007 - One in every 100 people who develop Deep Vein Thrombosis dies. The cause of death is usually a blood clot, traveling from the legs to the lungs.

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Medical Minute: Cancer Drug Helps Lupus

Posted: 03/21/2007 - More than 1.4 million Americans suffer from the autoimmune disease lupus. Traditional treatments do not always work for everyone and the side effects can be hard to endure. Now, patients may have a new option.

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Medical Minute: Fighting Brain Tumors

Posted: 03/21/2007 - The drug depocyt is available again and it's showing success in a group of cancer patients with few treatment options.

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