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Dry Eye Syndrome is a lifestyle condition that can eventually harm your eyesight
15 Aug 2007
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Scientists may have just taken an important step in the fight against muscular dystrophy. According to the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers at Ohio State University Medical Center have isolated a protein that could play a major role in crippling MD patients.* It is a finding that could someday lead to new ways to treat some forms of MD, and offer new hope for the one million Americans who have it.
15 Aug 2007
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U.S. surgeons can now perform weight loss surgery without making a single cut. It’s a ground-breaking method used to revisit gastric bypass operations. It could not only help patients maintain their weight loss, it could also reduce risks in the OR.
31 Aug 2007
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The next time you reach for the guacamole and chips, you’ll be doing something good for your body. Avocados are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fat,* and now researchers say they might also help your body fight off cancer.
30 Aug 2007
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Every 2 minutes, 6 people find out they have colorectal cancer. For many, that diagnosis is only the beginning – half of the cases also spread to the liver. If that happens there was little doctors could do – until now.
30 Aug 2007
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Gene mapping is helping scientists get closer to personalizing the fight against leukemia. Researchers have discovered when a certain gene is present, it's a strong predictor of how well some patients will respond to treatment.
30 Aug 2007
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Back to school means back to sports. If your child is having breathing problems while on the field or court, don’t assume they’re okay because they don’t have asthma. A new study finds something else may be to blame.
2 Oct 2007
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PDAs are great, aren’t they? By pressing a button, they can keep you in touch or keep you on schedule. But can they help women battle breast cancer, too? Some experts think so and they’re trying out the idea.
5 Oct 2007
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Treating a severe burn can be more painful than the burn itself. Cleaning the wound & changing the bandages can be excruciating, especially for kids. One hospital allows kids to play virtual reality games while nurses tend to their wounds.
6 Oct 2007
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It’s a mystery that is baffling doctors and hobbling young women. Girls are up to 5-times more likely than boys to tear the ACL in their knees in non-contact sports. Some suggest that hormones might play a role, so a team of experts looked into it.
5 Oct 2007
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Nutritionists make fresh-baked cookies for patients during cancer treatments. The idea is to ease the stress of treatment by helping patients think of more pleasant times and places. What better way to do that than bake them a warm batch of cookies?
5 Oct 2007
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5 million Americans live with heart failure. While there is no cure, there are treatment guidelines designed to help patients live fuller, healthier lives. But a new study shows not every patient takes advantage of them.
6 Oct 2007
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The millions of Americans who stop smoking for the Great American Smokeout are cutting their risk of lung cancer. Still, 1 in 5 women who get lung cancer have never smoked. Now, doctors are starting to see their disease in a different light.
2 Nov 2007
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Every proud parent hangs on every word their baby says. What if those first few words are hard to come by or understand? It might just be a normal phase, or it could be a sign of a growing problem called childhood apraxia of speech.
2 Nov 2007
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When visiting family for the holidays, talk about your medical history. Looking into your past helps you learn about risks you face in the future. Be sure to talk to everyone. Your risks of certain cancers can come from some pretty unlikely people.
3 Nov 2007
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Yoga is at least 5,000 years old. Those who do it say yoga makes you stronger & more flexible. Some believe yoga might boost the immune system in women battling breast cancer. Is that a stretch? Scientists are weighing in.
6 Dec 2007
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