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Medical Minute 3-12: Magnets Guide Hearts Back Into Rhythm

Posted: 03/25/2010 - Millions of Americans an irregular heart beat, or atrial fibrillation. If left untreated, it puts people at an increased risk of blood clots and stroke. Now, magnets can guide doctors into hard-to-reach places.

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Medical Minute 3-11: Treating Dogs. Curing Humans?

Posted: 03/25/2010 - They keep us company, make us smile and are always there to lend a furry paw, but now our four-legged friends are helping scientists find cures for serious diseases.

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Medical Minute 3-10: Spray Stops Nosebleeds

Posted: 03/25/2010 - Most nosebleeds are distracting but go away after a few drops. Imagine having a nosebleed every day of your life … but instead of a few drops, it's a few pints of blood. That's reality for people with H-H-T, a genetic disorder that affects blood vessels. It impacts one out of every two-thousand people in the U.S. and more than six-million people world-wide. One doctor is experimenting with a spray to stop the bleeding.

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Medical Minute 3-9: Weight Loss Surgery Without a Scar

Posted: 03/25/2010 - The number of obese people just surpassed the number of overweight people in this country. Fighting this epidemic is on the forefront in the medical world. Now, a new, less-invasive procedure may give people who need to lose weight new hope.

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Medical Minute 3-8: Stem Cells for Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted: 03/25/2010 - Nearly 300,000 people in the U.S. are living with a spinal cord injury. A scientist who's spent the past decade in the lab looking for a cure says a new treatment is within reach. If he's right, it could revolutionize the treatment of spinal cord injuries.

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Medical Minute 3-5: Risky Surgery for Deadly Cancers

Posted: 03/25/2010 - Cancer is never an easy diagnosis to accept, but when it spreads, the prognosis gets worse. Most patients whose cancer spreads throughout the stomach are given less than a year to live. But, there's a group of surgeons taking on what most consider impossible cases and performing a grueling surgery to save lives.

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Medical Minute 3-4: Surviving the Deadliest Cancer

Posted: 03/25/2010 - Lung cancer kills about 160-thousand people in the U.S. every year, and one of the biggest problems is that one-quarter of lung cancer patients are too sick, too old or too weak to survive surgery. Until recently, there were few options, but now doctors are finding ways to help people beat the odds.

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Medical Minute 3-2: Flat-Fee Medicine

Posted: 03/25/2010 - While the country waits for health care reform and a solution, some doctors are taking your health into their own hands by offering an alternative.

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Medical Minute 3-1: Lengthening Legs by 10 Inches

Posted: 03/25/2010 - Imagine the doctors saying amputation is your only option. That's the reality for some kids born with leg deformities. But, one doctor is working to give these children more choices.

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