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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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Medical Minute: Neurofibromatosis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Parents and doctors need to be on the lookout for this disease in children, but some people have never even heard of it.

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Medical Minute: Elderly Care

Posted: 03/21/2007 - What should you be looking for when searching for a nursing home? There are a number of important issues.

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Medical Minute: Poisons in Our World: Leaded Nation

Posted: 03/21/2007 - The EPA says nearly one million children in America have lead levels that are too high. New research shows even lead levels considered to be safe are dangerous. In part two of our special report: Poisons in Our World, we'll show you how to keep your child out of harm's way.

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Medical Minute: Poisons in Our Wold: Cancer Clusters

Posted: 03/21/2007 - When disease clusters appear, people often point fingers at the environment. In the final part of our special report, Poisons in Our World, we take you inside a cancer cluster.

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Medical Minute: Acupuncture for Acid Reflux

Posted: 03/21/2007 - If spicy and acidic foods make you suffer, there's help beyond prescription drugs. An alternative treatment could be beneficial for acid reflux disease

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