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Medical Minute 10-7: Fighting Cancer on Your Lunch Break

Updated: 10/12/2011 - Each year, 230,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. One in six of those will die, but if detected early, a new treatment from Sweden could have patients in and out of the hospital and cancer-free on their lunch break.

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Medical Minute 10-6:

Posted: 10/06/2011 - Two million Americans suffer from a common form of heel pain at some point in their lifetime. Find out how to treat it and even prevent it.

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Medical Minute 10-4: The Risk of Swaddling

Posted: 10/04/2011 - When you think about hip problems senior citizens may come to mind, but doctors say infants are at risk of developing serious joint problems because of something parents do to comfort their babies! Experts say hip displasya is showing up more & more in newborns.

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Medical Minute 10-3:

Updated: 10/03/2011 - It's the leading cause of death from skin disease. Last year, nearly 9,000 people died from melanoma. Traditional treatments are ineffective, giving most patients with advanced melanoma less than a year to live. Now, a new FDA-approved drug is the first to improve survival.

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Medical Minute 9:30: Tears of Joy for Diabetics

Posted: 09/30/2011 - About 25-million Americans are living with diabetes. Doctors expect that number to triple by 20-30. There's been a lot of advances in helping people with diabetes live better, but one thing that's remained a constant: Those frequent and often painful finger pricks to measure blood sugar levels. Now, researchers are working on a way to use patients' eyes instead of their fingers.

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Medical Minute 9-29:

Updated: 09/29/2011 - We've all heard about the need for donating blood, but how about blood donations for man's best friend? Advances in veterinary medicine are fueling that need, as advanced procedures for human medicine can now be used on our pets.

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Medical Minute 9-28: New Knee Procedure

Updated: 09/29/2011 - You average 1,000 to 3,000 steps every day, but for people suffering from knee injuries, just taking one of those step can be excruciating. A new procedure is helping people live pain-free almost instantly.

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Medical Minute 9-27: PTSD: The War Within Women

Updated: 09/29/2011 - Mothers, wives, daughters, soldiers. Women who served in combat zones continue to struggle with their war-time experiences when they're home. Research shows women are twice as likely to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder than men.

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Medical Minute 9-23: Breast Cancer Breakthroughs

Updated: 09/29/2011 - It's estimated more than 230-thousand women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. It's expected to kill 40-thousand of them. Doctors are now working on ways to prevent it and diagnose it long before a lump is found.

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Medical Minute 9-21: Brain Seeds: Planting Tumor Fighters

Updated: 09/23/2011 - When cancer spreads from one area of the body to the brain, it can be deadly. Even if a tumor is removed, up to 40 percent of the time, the cancer cells return. Now, doctors are using an approach that saves time and could save lives.

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Medical Minute 9-20: Gadgets That May Take Away Your Sleep

Updated: 09/29/2011 - Losing sleep can make you more prone to serious health conditions. One study shows not sleeping for more than 20 hours, then getting behind the wheel can make you as impaired as someone who's legally drunk! Find out how gadgets could be stealing our sleep.

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Medical Minute 9-15: Treating Hepatitis C

Posted: 09/15/2011 - About four-million Americans are infected with the Hepatitis C virus, and most of them don't know it. Often, patients live for years with few or no symptoms at all. A new treatment is helping more and more patients rid the body of the virus for good.

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Medical Minute 9-14: Cool Wrap: Life-Saving Baby Blanket

Updated: 09/23/2011 - It's what every expectant mom and dad want most -- a healthy, normal baby. But when little ones have trouble transitioning from the womb to the outside world, their lives may be at serious risk. Now, a new treatment is giving these babies a brighter future.

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Medical Minute 9-13: App Helps the Color Blind

Updated: 09/20/2011 - 200 million people worldwide have some form of colorblindness. Now - for just two dollars and 99 cents, a new app may just help colorblind people see what they've been missing.

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Medical Minute 9-7: Virtual Reality Pain Chiller

Updated: 09/09/2011 - Every year, 45,000 people are hospitalized for serious burns in the U.S. Now, doctors are studying how throwing snowballs in a virtual world is helping burn victims cope with painful wound treatments.

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Medical Minute 9-6: Stopping the Squeeze: Saving a Baby's Brain

Updated: 09/09/2011 - Many healthy babies are born with mis-shapen skulls. Most of the time, the issue disappears as the infants get older. But one rare medical condition can squeeze a baby's brain and lead to a part of the child's skull being removed. A new less invasive procedure is solving the problem earlier, without leaving lifelong scars.

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Medical Minute 9-8: Slim Capsule Debate

Updated: 09/08/2011 - How would you like to lose several inches from your waistline in a week? People are using a new device to do just that, and they say the results are real. But skeptics have a lot of doubts on just how effective the new slim capsule really is.

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Medical Minute 9-2: Virus Destroys Parkinson's Symptoms

Updated: 09/08/2011 - Parkinson's disease is one of the most common neurological disorders with as many as 60,000 Americans diagnosed every year. Patients may have tremors, stiffness, and loss of motor control as the disease progresses. A new study is showing experimental gene therapy may hold real promise for some patients.

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Medical Minute 9-1: HPV: The New Kissing Disease

Updated: 09/08/2011 - When you think of HPV, or the human papilloma virus, you think of a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cancer in women. But, half of all men may also have HPV and not even know it.

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Medical Minute 8-30: Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Updated: 08/30/2011 - You don't hear nearly as much about it as other kinds of cancers like lung cancer or breast cancer. But pancreatic cancer is the nation's fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. By the time most patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it has already spread. Most patients don't survive. Now a breakthrough could help doctors detect this deadly disease earlier and save lives.

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Medical Minute 8-29: Bone Scaffold

Updated: 08/30/2011 - From wounded warriors to cancer patients to accident victims, there are an estimated 500,000 bone graft procedures every year in the U.S. Now, a new invention could change the lives of people who lose bones due to injury or illness.

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Medical Minute 8-26: Healing Wounds With Your Own Skin Cells

Updated: 08/30/2011 - The skin is the largest organ in the body with amazing healing powers, but what if your wounds didn't heal? That's the case for six-million Americans suffering from chronic wounds that can take months, even years, to heal. Millions have no other choice besides amputation. Now, a new stem cell therapy is helping change that.

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Medical Minute 8-25: Meal Making Mistakes - What Parents Do Wrong

Updated: 08/30/2011 - In the last 30 years, childhood obesity rates have tripled. Almost one in five kids between six and 19 are overweight! Choosing the right foods for your kids is key to making sure they don't become a part of that statistic.

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