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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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Medical Minute: Better Blood Sugar Control

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Millions of people live with type one diabetes. Now an additional drug may help them gain more control and have less complications.

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Medical Minute: Life After Cancer

Posted: 03/21/2007 - The battle isn't over for surviving pediatric cancer patients. There are many long term consequences to live with.

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Medical Minute: Psoriasis

Posted: 03/21/2007 - A small about of topical gel might help people who suffer from the red, itchy skin diease called psoriasis.

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Medical Minute: Marfan Syndrome

Posted: 03/21/2007 - It's a condition that might put a person on the road to a life of basketball or volleyball, but that could be a fatal path to travel.

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