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Medical Minute: Kidney Stones

Posted: 03/21/2007 - People who have had kidney stones say they cause excruciating pain. What are your chances of getting kidney stones?

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Medical Minute: Contact Lenses

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Up to 35 million Americans depend on contact lenses rather than glasses to improve their eyesight.

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Medical Minute: Prostate Cancer Protection

Posted: 03/21/2007 - This year in the United States, nearly 221,000 men will be told they have prostate cancer. About thirty percent of those cancers will have already spread outside the prostate.

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Medical Minute: Lazy Eye

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Laser eye surgery is nothing new, but performing it on children is. Doctors are now using the procedure to correct lazy eye, a condition that often causes kids years of physical and social discomfort.

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Medical Minute: Drug Helps Depression

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Psychotic depression is hard to treat with standard medication. A controversial treatment is changing the lives of people with this illness.

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Medical Minute: Easier Dialysis for Kids

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Currently, up to 5,000 children in the United States are on dialysis for kidney failure. Each year, as many as 1,000 more develop kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a transplant.

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Medical Minute: Driving with Cataracts

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Cataracts cause a person's vision to be cloudy and make details hard to see. Surgery can improve vision and it has additional benefits that could save lives.

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Medical Minute: Heparin Allergy

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Twelve million Americans receive the anti-blood clotting drug heparin every year. Clotting is a risk after surgery but it could be an allergic reaction and often times neither they nor their doctors knows.

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Medical Minute: New Hope for MS

Posted: 03/21/2007 - Multiple Sclerosis affects 350,000 Americans. MS is incurable, but early studies of a new drug is showing promise for people with relapsing or remitting MS.

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