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Medical Minute: Car Seat Safety

Posted: 03/21/2007 - You may know a lot about infant car seats, but do you know what kind of car seat to use for a seven-year-old?

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Medical Minute: Improving Dialysis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - People who suffer from kidney failure need dialysis to help cleanse their blood. But it doesn't remove all of the dangerous impurities.

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Medical Minute: Targeted Cancer Treatment

Posted: 03/21/2007 - More than one million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. Chemotherapy is the most common course of treatment but many patients say the side effects are almost as bad as the disease itself.

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Medical Minute: Skin Lasers

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Lasers can help people with light skin clear up a variety of facial flaws but they've been considered too dangerous for blacks or Hispanics who have darker complexions.

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Medical Minute: Arthritis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Anyone who has arthritis of the knee knows how painful it can be. While medication can help, major surgery is often the only way to get complete relief. Now there's another option.

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Medical Minute: Psoriasis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Psoriasis affects seven to eight million people in the United States. It is a condition where the skin multiplies 10 times faster than normal causing red, scaly patches on the skin. Now, doctors say a drug used for arthritis and Crohn's disease is also helpful for people with psoriasis.

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Medical Minute: Angioplasty

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Sometimes heart blockages are too tough for doctors' traditional tools.

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Medical Minute: Alzheimer's Help for Pets

Posted: 03/21/2007 - In humans, the signs of Alzheimer’s are forgetfulness and a general lack of awareness. In pets, it shows up in changes with eating and sleeping habits. Veterinarians now have found a natural supplement that could help

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Medical Minute: Eye Infection Detection

Posted: 03/21/2007 - If you wear contacts, your risk of getting a blinding eye infection goes up. Until recently, there has been no easy way to diagnose the infection, but a new technique is helping patients keep their eyesight.

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Medical Minute: Spinal Correction

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Spondyloptosis is a severe spine deformity that often causes significant back and leg pain. It has been difficult to treat with surgery and patients are often left with only a partial correction.

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Medical Minute: Delaying Parkinson's Progression

Posted: 03/21/2007 - There are several medications on the market to fight Parkinson's disease, but there is currently no cure. Now, a new drug shows promise for patients in the early stages of Parkinsons.

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Medical Minute: Clearing Ear Infections

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Each year, more than 5,000 children undergo surgery to drain fluid from the middle ear and eliminate hearing loss. There may be a less invasive way, based on an old technique, to clear up this problem.

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Medical Minute: Effective Help for Mental Illness

Posted: 03/21/2007 - When a mental illness is diagnosed, fast treatment is a high priority, but sometimes patients endure weeks or even months of medication, only to discover it isn't working. Now, researchers have unlocked the key to identifying which patients will respond the best.

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Medical Minute: Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Each year, about 28,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In the same year, that many people will die from the disease. While surgery can cure the disease, it's only an option for less than 15 percent of patients.

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Medical Minute: New Blood Medicine

Posted: 03/21/2007 - There is a new blood medicine available to help with reduce the risk of clots and stroke, while not having all the side effects of other drugs.

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