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Medical Minute 5-20: It's Never Too Late: Fighting Elderly Alcoholism

Posted: 05/20/2010 - They're embarrassed, ashamed and many don't feel comfortable asking for help. Experts say more seniors are turning to the bottle to relieve feelings of loneliness and frustration. As many as 17% of those over 65 have an alcohol problem, and in many cases, no one ever acknowledges it.

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Medical Minute 5-19: Healing Injuries With Your Own Blood

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Tendon injuries account for 30% to 50% of all sports injuries. An experimental but promising new therapy has athletes using their own blood to end the pain. Tiger woods claims it helped heal his injured knee, and the surgery-free alternative has athletes and weekend warriors lining up to give it a try.

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Medical Minute 5-18: Cement: The Secret to Fixing Fractures

Posted: 05/18/2010 - More than 25-million Americans have osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones weak and puts patients at risk for dangerous and painful fractures. A new procedure uses cement to heal broken bones in the pelvis.

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Medical Minute 5-17: Father-Daughter Liver Transplant

Posted: 05/17/2010 - There are more than 106,000 people waiting for a liver transplant and less than 15,000 available donors. Doctors want to turn those numbers around by offering living donors a less-invasive surgery.

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Medical Minute 5-14: Back Jack Eases Pain

Posted: 05/14/2010 - If you suffer chronic back pain, you're not alone. 31-million Americans complain of the problem. Surgeons turned to an unlikely place for inspiration and developed a technique to get patients back on their feet faster.

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Medical Minute 5-13: Hair-Raising Breakthrough

Posted: 05/13/2010 - It's a myth that once you lose your hair, you can't get it back. Hair transplantation can replenish receding hair lines using the patient's own hair, but even doctors admit it's a difficult procedure.

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Medical Minute 5-12: Lung Transplants: Bridging the Gap

Posted: 05/12/2010 - Imagine struggling for every breath and feeling exhausted after just a few steps. That's the reality for people with severe cystic fibrosis, a disease that causes the body to produce thick mucus that clogs the lungs.About 150 patients get a new start with a lung transplant every year, but many more are left waiting.

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Medical Minute 5-11: Nutrigenomics: Diet of the Future?

Posted: 05/11/2010 - Give us your genes and we'll design a nutrition plan for you. That's the promise from some companies that are using high-tech testing to tailor nutrition to individual patients. But is the marketing better than the actual therapy? You can have your nutrition personalized...for a price.

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Medical Minute 5-7: Shot of Vigor or Quackery?

Posted: 05/07/2010 - Baby boomers - some 79 million - strong are going gray! Many are refusing to surrender their youth without a fight! Now, not only are researchers trying to figure out how to extend our years and our vigor.

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Medical Minute 5-6: Designer Cancer Killer

Posted: 05/06/2010 - About one-point-six million people will get a cancer diagnosis this year. The majority of them will be subjected to chemo and radiation. Now, a new approach is giving two terminal cancer patients the gift of time.

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Medical Minute 5-4: Targeted Therapy

Posted: 05/05/2010 - You know the routine: You go to the doctor and get medication to treat the problem, but not everyone reacts the same way. Now, three major medical centers around the country are looking at personalized medicine.

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Medical Minute 5-5: The Science Behind Living Longer

Posted: 05/05/2010 - What keeps some people young while others fail the test of time? Is it in our genes or in our head? Is there a magic pill that can keep your mind sharp and your muscles moving? Science is getting closer to unraveling the secrets of how to live a long and healthy life.

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Medical Minute 5-3: Age Wave: Beating Your Genes

Posted: 05/03/2010 - The number of people with Alzheimer's disease will nearly quadruple in the next 25 years. And while science can't eliminate chance, bad choices or bad luck, that taking control of your genetic fate may be simpler than you think.

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Medical Minute 4-30: Personalized Knee Replacement

Posted: 04/30/2010 - Osteoarthritis is a problem that plagues more than 21-million Americans and causes cartilage in the joints to break down. Now, a new personalized approach is helping one grandmother keep up with her busy life.

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Medical Minute 4-29: Eye Cancer Treatment

Posted: 04/29/2010 - Too much sun can cause skin cancer and the same thing can happen to your eyes. Many treatments for the disease are invasive and can damage the eye even more, but one woman and her doctor have pushed eye cancer treatment to the next level.

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Medical Minute 4-26: Removing Salivary Stones

Posted: 04/26/2010 - Sid you know you can develop stones in your mouth? Salivary gland stones affect six-million people every year. Removing them used to mean cutting through the neck, but doctors are bringing a technique pioneered in Europe to the United States.

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Medical Minute 4-23: Thyroid Cancer: First Treatment in 30 Years

Posted: 04/23/2010 - For the first time in 30 years there's a new treatment for thyroid cancer. About 35,000 people face the battle every year, and 25% of them don't respond to traditional therapy. Now there's a drug that's stopping tumors in their tracks.

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Medical Minute 4-22: Dissolving Dangerous Clots

Posted: 04/22/2010 - Up to 300,000 people will die from deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, this year. It causes blood clots in the leg that can break off and travel to the lungs or heart, but a new, surgery-free treatment is fishing out the killer clots and sending patients back to normal life the next day.

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Medical Minute 4-21: Kid-Safe Chemo Protects Hearts

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Kids are winning the battle against cancer with a survival rate of 90%. That's compared to just 4% 40 years ago. But the powerful treatments come at a price. Researchers may have a solution to kick the cancer and protect the rest of a child's growing body.

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Medical Minute 4-20: Shocking Away Back Pain

Posted: 04/20/2010 - For so many chronic pain sufferers, traditional treatments like drugs and external therapies just don't do the trick. Now, a new surgical option is showing promising results. In fact, it's positively "electric."

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Medical Minute 4-19: Artificial Hand That Can Feel

Posted: 04/19/2010 - One-point-two million Americans are living with a lost limb. That's about one out of every 200 people in the United States. 200,000 rely on a prosthetic. Now, for the first time, a new arm may give amputees more control and even the ability to feel. It could be medicine's next big thing.

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Medical Minute 4-16: Virtually Rebuilding Faces

Posted: 04/16/2010 - Four-million people in the U.S. have braces to straighten their teeth, but in some cases braces alone can't correct the alignment of the jaw. These patients typically have trouble eating and speaking and surgery is the best option. Now, doctors are preforming the surgeries virtually before they enter the O.R.

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Medical Minute 4-15: Shadow Diseases

Posted: 04/15/2010 - Many people live with more than one chronic disease. Now, researchers are learning more and more about why two diseases that don't seem to be related at all travel in pairs.

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