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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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Medical Minute: Nanorobots

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Many of today's diseases are the result of damage to cells. Scientists may soon have better tools to help make repairs.

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Medical Minute: Artificial Eyes

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Until the 1940's, artificial eyes were made of glass, hence the term "glass eye." Now, they're made of a hard plastic, sometimes on a production line, but most often the eyes are custom made.

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Medical Minute: Children Say Goodbye to a Pet

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Losing a pet can be devastating for anyone, especially for kids. Death is hard for most children to understand and when a pet dies, it can be a very confusing time.

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Medical Minute: Longer Lung Cancer Survival

Posted: 03/21/2007 - According to the American Cancer Society, there are 172,000 Americans diagnosed with lung cancer each year. Because there are no early screening tests, many of these cancers are caught in their later stages.

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Medical Minute: Eliminating Unnecessary Chemotherapy

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Women with breast cancer are often given chemotherapy, a toxic treatment with disabling side effects. Many patients could be spared the treatment and its negative consequences.

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Medical Minunte: Treating Depression

Posted: 03/21/2007 - When is it time to seek professional help for depression? What medication is right for you? Here could be the answers.

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Medical Minute: Quicker Trauma Scan

Posted: 03/21/2007 - For emergency room doctors, time can mean the difference between life and death, but new scan is saving time.

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