Three Last Wishes program improves terminal care

Three Last Wishes program improves terminal care

UCLA’s Westwood ICU is the first in the United States to initiate a pilot research program to make the dying process more personal and dignified for patients and families.

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Cooling cap helps more cancer patients save their hair

Cooling cap helps more cancer patients save their hair

Scalp cooling treatment help chemo patients retain hair while battling a wide variety of cancers.

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New experimental drug aims to calm agitation in Alzheimer’s patients

New experimental drug aims to calm agitation in Alzheimer’s patients

Alzheimer’s causes inflammation in the brain and can also lead to behavioral changes.

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How a Muppet named Julia is raising autism awareness

How a Muppet named Julia is raising autism awareness

One in 59 American children will be diagnosed with autism by age 8. New tools are helping parents of all kids to better understand autism.

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Spatial sequencing: Tap a tablet

Spatial sequencing: Tap a tablet

Remembering items in order is something adults do all day long. However, for young kids it’s a skill that doesn’t always come naturally. See how you can help your child acquire this skillset.

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Smart clothing could prevent back pain

Smart clothing could prevent back pain

Smart clothing is being developed and tested that could prevent back pain, an issue faced by roughly 80 percent of American adults.

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Boot camp gives patients basics of joint repair

Boot camp gives patients basics of joint repair

Boot camp is a two-hour training program that teaches patients what to expect before, during, and after a knee or hip surgery.

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California doctors prescribing healthy food as medicine

California doctors prescribing healthy food as medicine

Doctors say healthy eating and consumption of fresh foods lead to healthier children, while reducing chronic diseases in parents. One hospital is working to ensure all families have access to healthy foods.

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Doctors say some children's asthma may actually be acid reflux

Doctors say some children's asthma may actually be acid reflux

Asthma or acid reflux? Doctors are realizing asthma symptoms may be something else entirely.

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Protecting Your Voice May Start With Your Stomach

Protecting Your Voice May Start With Your Stomach

Hoarseness can cause pitch and volume changes in your voice. Prolonged hoarseness can be indicative of more serious issues. Doctors say to see a nose, ear, or eye doctor to find out the root of the issue, and seek advice for protecting your vocal chords.

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Need a knee replacement? Doctors suggest weighing other options first.

Need a knee replacement? Doctors suggest weighing other options first.

Experts say that knee surgery may be avoidable as more options become available.

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TaTME For colorectal cancer

TaTME For colorectal cancer

New treatment for colorectal cancer allows patients a quicker recovery with fewer medications, while helping avoid a permanent lifestyle change.

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Sesame oil makes splash in clinical trials

Sesame oil makes splash in clinical trials

New research suggests that sesame oil can have health benefits that include acting as an anti-inflammatory for the heart, which could save people money on medication.

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Avoid chemo during breast cancer treatment

Avoid chemo during breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. A new study indicates that hormone therapy can be just as effective as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or targeted cell therapy, without the debilitating side effects.

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Controversy grows over teens 'juuling' at school

Controversy grows over teens 'juuling' at school

The Surgeon General calls teen vaping an epidemic, warning they don't understand the serious health risks of nicotine.

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Spreading the 'Wonder' message: Choose Kind

Spreading the 'Wonder' message: Choose Kind

Children with facial deformities are making new friends and educating others through an outreach program teaching children to "be kind."

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Skyrocketing prices leading to insulin crisis

Skyrocketing prices leading to insulin crisis

More Americans are crossing the border to Canada in search of insulin that's easier to access and is less expensive.

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Japanese treatment for colon polyps catching on here?

Japanese treatment for colon polyps catching on here?

A Japanese treatment that quickly and effectively removes colon polyps is becoming popular in the United States.

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Miloop removes cataracts in a flash

Miloop removes cataracts in a flash

A new portable device is removing cataracts and speeding up recovery time, helping patients in countries where there are few treatment options.

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Operation without opioids: No pain, no pills

Operation without opioids: No pain, no pills

In the midst of an opioid crisis, American doctors look to a new pain management approach.

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Pregnancy with lupus can be safe, just ask Finley

Pregnancy with lupus can be safe, just ask Finley

While lupus does not reduce a woman's chance of getting pregnant, all lupus pregnancies are considered "high-risk". A new medication may be the key to lowering the risk of getting pregnant with Lupus.

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Once a month migraine treatment

Once a month migraine treatment

A new drug is helping migraine patients enhance their quality of life by cutting back on the amount of medication needed.

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Mammogram: Putting the control in women’s hands

Mammogram: Putting the control in women’s hands

A new tool supplies patients with more control and comfort when receiving a mammogram.

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Battling brain tumors with Optune

Battling brain tumors with Optune

A new wearable device is extending the life of cancer patients fighting brain tumors.

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Opioid risk predictor

Opioid risk predictor

Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. A new study is helping doctors determine the risk factor for patients becoming addicted to opioids before they are prescribed.

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Seniors and smartphones: Predicting memory loss and more

Seniors and smartphones: Predicting memory loss and more

Doctors are learning more about memory loss and cognitive decline through smartphone research.

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Foods to smile about!

Foods to smile about!

Fighting cavities and bad breath, find out the everyday foods you eat that help keep the wrong bacteria out of your mouth.

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Tips to make vitamins work better

Tips to make vitamins work better

Taking vitamins is a good thing, but are you maximizing the effects of the supplements you take? Here's how to make vitamins work better for you.

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Fighting ovarian cancer: HIPEC procedure improves late-stage survival

Fighting ovarian cancer: HIPEC procedure improves late-stage survival

Researchers at the University of Virginia have developed a type of antibody approach that can effectively destroy ovarian cancer and possibly breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other solid tumors.

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Hi-tech play helps hospital kids heal

Hi-tech play helps hospital kids heal

A leading children’s hospital in California is using a hi-tech, interactive space that's helping kids heal while having fun in the process.

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New lungs for Jenna: Better connecting the transplant list to donors

New lungs for Jenna: Better connecting the transplant list to donors

A life or death decision facing a young woman and her family: continue living with her diseased lungs or get listed for an organ transplant. A change in the way organs are allocated may have saved her life.

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'Smart parts' for amputees and others: Medicine’s next big thing?

'Smart parts' for amputees and others: Medicine’s next big thing?

Infection is a growing problem for patients living with prosthetics and implants. But now, some scientists are researching and designing “smart parts”, resistant to dangerous bacteria.

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Halting life-threatening allergies

Halting life-threatening allergies

Researchers have a target for developing treatments and better diagnose those who suffer from life-threatening allergies.

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Glasses for excessive eye growth

Glasses for excessive eye growth

A researcher at the University of Washington has developed glasses to counteract excessive eye growth, which leads to myopia.

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Keeping the beat with a-fib

Keeping the beat with a-fib

It’s a condition that can make your heart race and put you at risk for stroke. But for some patients, medication can’t control atrial fibrillation.

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Zapping kidney stones in kids

Zapping kidney stones in kids

Doctors are seeing an increase in kidney stones in teenagers that has doubled over the past 20 years.  It’s a painful condition that recurs in many patients and can become a lifelong disease for some.

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Beat heart failure with Barostim

Beat heart failure with Barostim

The number of Americans living with congestive heart failure is on the rise, but now a little device may hold the key to a more active and happier life.

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Robotic hands that can feel!

Robotic hands that can feel!

The department of defense is investing millions of dollars to design and build better prosthetics, with the goal of improving the lives of wounded warriors coming home from battle.

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blind, fat fish yields diabetes clues: medicine’s next big thing?

blind, fat fish yields diabetes clues: medicine’s next big thing?

Researchers at Harvard Medical School are looking in a very unlikely place to improve human health. 

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World's tiniest pacemaker

World's tiniest pacemaker

Cardiologists at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York are using a recently approved tiny wireless device in kids, so they don’t miss a beat.

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Radiating the heart saves Patty Sweeney

Radiating the heart saves Patty Sweeney

An out-of-the-box treatment is offering new hope to patients with ventricular tachycardia.

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Life-saving liver cancer screening for hep C patients

Life-saving liver cancer screening for hep C patients

More than three million people in the United States are living with chronic hepatitis C, and most don’t even feel sick. But hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

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Pancreatic cancer from mouse to man: Medicine’s next big thing?

Pancreatic cancer from mouse to man: Medicine’s next big thing?

Pancreatic cancer causes the deaths of 95 percent of the people diagnosed with it. Now, researchers have a new tool allowing them to much more accurately study how the cancer develops.

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HF 10 stimulator stops pain!

HF 10 stimulator stops pain!

Chronic pain affects thirty percent of people in America, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. That’s one reason for the explosion in opioid abuse and addiction.

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NeuroStar treats major depression

NeuroStar treats major depression

Thirty percent of adults with major depression don’t respond to treatment. Those people have an alternative that doesn’t involve medication and is non-invasive.

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High-tech treatment for esophageal cancer

High-tech treatment for esophageal cancer

A minimally-invasive procedure is helping patients recover faster from esophageal cancer treatment.

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HER2 climb study: Stopping cancer’s spread

HER2 climb study: Stopping cancer’s spread

Targeted therapies have extended life for HER2 positive breast cancer patients for 20 years, but experts say when the disease reaches stage four it spreads to the brain in over 30 percent of patients.

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Robotic snake gobbles tumors!

Robotic snake gobbles tumors!

Patients with colon tumors, or colorectal cancer, may sometimes face a difficult treatment depending upon the location and size of the lesion.

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EGI keeps Alina on her toes: Epilepsy breakthrough

EGI keeps Alina on her toes: Epilepsy breakthrough

One in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. But there is now a new way for doctors to better detect exactly where things are going wrong in the brain.

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Curing Chlamydia through the gut: Medicine’s next big thing?

Curing Chlamydia through the gut: Medicine’s next big thing?

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and although it adversely impacts men, it can be treacherous for infected women trying to get pregnant, possibly causing infertility and danger to infants.

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TempSure skin tightening

TempSure skin tightening

Cosmetic surgeons have used radio-frequency technology for years to tighten skin and smooth wrinkles without surgery. A development in one type of treatment has eliminated the risk

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Falling is leading cause of elderly hospitalization

Falling is leading cause of elderly hospitalization

One in four Americans, 65 and older will fall this year.  Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room from a fall, and now a new tech solution now summons help and can also coach seniors how to stay strong.

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MACI makes new knees

MACI makes new knees

People who severely damage cartilage in their knees have a new treatment option that uses their own cells.

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Personalized hip replacement clears FDA

Personalized hip replacement clears FDA

A hip replacement system recently approved by the FDA is helping surgeons find the best alignment for the prosthetics. The optimized position system, or OPS, starts weeks before surgery, with x-rays, CT scans, and 3D models.

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Treating PTSD Sleep Disorders

Treating PTSD Sleep Disorders

A trial of a new medication is designed to lessen nightmares and improve sleep for those with PTSD.

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Health foods that aren't actually healthy

Health foods that aren't actually healthy

Just because a brand says it’s organic and made with whole grains, doesn’t mean it has less sugar than conventional brands.

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Extreme morning sickness: Cure for The Royals and everyday moms?

Extreme morning sickness: Cure for The Royals and everyday moms?

Back in 1999, researcher Marlena Fejzo, PhD, at UCLA and USC lost her baby because of extreme morning sickness. Since then, she’s worked tirelessly to find a reason behind the condition that affects two percent of women.

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Saving fertility after cancer

Saving fertility after cancer

Over 22 thousand women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and nearly two-thirds of those women will die from it. But there are some things women can do to save their fertility.

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Stem cell treatments: Buyers beware!

Stem cell treatments: Buyers beware!

You name the pain, and a stem cell clinic seems to be springing up to fix it, from knee pain to glaucoma. But some of these clinics may be too good to be true and could even be dangerous.

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Natural ways to help overactive bladder

Natural ways to help overactive bladder

As many as 30 percent of men and 40 percent of women in the United States live with symptoms of an overactive bladder. It can interfere with your work life, your social life, and especially your sleep.

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Enviromedics health alert!

Enviromedics health alert!

As the earth continues to heat up, the drive is on to save everything from polar bears to ice caps to our coastlines. But one group says we’re forgetting something very important: ourselves.

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Putting your best foot forward: Tips for healthy feet

Putting your best foot forward: Tips for healthy feet

One survey found that eight out of ten Americans have experienced some type of foot problem. From ingrown toenails to chronic pain, foot issues can make everyday activities difficult.

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Chair yoga for osteoarthritis pain

Chair yoga for osteoarthritis pain

For 30 million people, that nagging pain in their knee or neck or shoulder is osteoarthritis. And the pain can be disabling.

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Fitness tracker for your DNA

Fitness tracker for your DNA

Finding the fountain of youth. That elusive journey has escaped the efforts of men and women for centuries. But a California-based high tech company says it may have succeeded where so many others have failed.

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Preventing dementia?

Preventing dementia?

Every 66 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with the most common type of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease. It also kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

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COPD: Harmonicas for better health?

COPD: Harmonicas for better health?

A new therapy program is designed to improve the lives and lungs of people with COPD.

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Vaccine for Zika virus

Vaccine for Zika virus

Globally, mosquitos kill more than 700,000 people a year. Researchers are now testing a vaccine that will protect people against one of those mosquito-borne diseases, the Zika virus.

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Relieving chronic itch

Relieving chronic itch

Now, for the first time, doctors have found a drug that could finally offer relief to chronic itch.

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Undersea life treats TB: Medicine’s next big thing?

Undersea life treats TB: Medicine’s next big thing?

Tuberculosis, or TB, is a serious bacterial infection that attacks the lungs. It affects one-third of the global population and has been making a comeback here in the United States.

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Stop the bleed: Blood thinner Antidote

Stop the bleed: Blood thinner Antidote

Millions of people in the U.S. are taking blood thinners to prevent a clot and possible stroke. But some patients wind up in the hospital due to a dangerous side effect.

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Phages: Fighting deadly infections

Phages: Fighting deadly infections

The World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control call multidrug-resistant bacteria one of the biggest threats to public health.

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Suramin for autism?

Suramin for autism?

The CDC estimates that one in 68 children in the U.S. are on the autism spectrum. Treatment results of a small clinical trial in San Diego have grabbed the attention of researchers and families.

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Repurposed drug for Zika

Repurposed drug for Zika

The Zika epidemic started raging in 2015, terrifying the world with images of newborns with terrible birth defects. One researcher, originally from Brazil, is using brain stem cells to find a drug

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A prayer answered: New knees for sister margaret

A prayer answered: New knees for sister margaret

A robotic-assisted system called Navio is helping doctors with total knee replacements in the operating room.

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Undiagnosed diseases network

Undiagnosed diseases network

Researchers are giving hope to those with undiagnosed diseases.

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NPH: Reversing brain disorder

NPH: Reversing brain disorder

Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, there is one little known condition that mimics these diseases, but NPH patients can get better.

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10 things that affect sperm count

10 things that affect sperm count

Infertility affects one in 25 men. One big culprit: low sperm counts. A new study shows sperm concentration among men from western countries declined by more than 50 percent between 1973 and 2011

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Sudden cardiac death in athletes

Sudden cardiac death in athletes

Experts say half of all cardiovascular deaths are sudden cardiac deaths. Young athletes may be at risk and not even know it. See what one doctor is doing to reduce the risk and save more lives.

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Migraine ups risk of TMJ

Migraine ups risk of TMJ

A migraine is the third most common illness in the world, affecting about 12 percent of the population. Now, a new study shows they may also be linked to a common jaw disorder.

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New blood pressure guidelines

New blood pressure guidelines

The American Heart Association says nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure. Hear how changes came after data from a study on how lower blood pressure goals affected older people.

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Blood flow restriction training for AC

Blood flow restriction training for AC

Hundreds of thousands of ACL repair surgeries are done every year in the United States and women are more likely than men to suffer this painful accident.

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Ways to prevent sports injuries in kids

Ways to prevent sports injuries in kids

April is national youth sports safety month. Here are some tips on how parents can keep their kids safe out on the field.

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Battling back from bullying

Battling back from bullying

Teen suicide rates are rising. Cyberbullying is too. About half of young people have experienced some form of cyberbullying. See how one young man not only stood up to his bully, but won the fight!

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Picky eaters

Picky eaters

Does your child create chaos at mealtime? Refusing to eat or only eating certain foods? Thousands of parents struggle with picky eaters. What should you do and when is it time to get professional help?

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Slowing down seizures

Slowing down seizures

One in 26 Americans will develop the seizure disorder at some point in their lives. Now, new technology is decreasing the frequency of seizures, helping patients live healthier lives.

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BrainScope test for concussion

BrainScope test for concussion

Concussions are tricky to diagnose; a player might look fine, but develop symptoms hours later. Now there is a new, portable test designed to take the guess work away.

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Ultrasound treatment for essential tremor

Ultrasound treatment for essential tremor

Essential tremor is a chronic neurological disorder that causes a person’s hands, arms and sometimes head, to shake uncontrollably, and there is no cure. But a new FDA approved procedure is now giving some patients a new lease on life.

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BioCartilage patches potholes in the body

BioCartilage patches potholes in the body

Over the past few years, researchers have developed biologic materials to help repair or patch tissue damage.

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Seeing is believing: Stem cell therapy

Seeing is believing: Stem cell therapy

It’s estimated that nearly 1.3 Americans are legally blind. Now a doctor in Florida is helping people who have no other treatment options regain some vision using a unique procedure.

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Video game for stroke therapy

Video game for stroke therapy

A stroke can happen anywhere, at any time. And recovery from a stroke can be a long process, taking many years for some to even get a partial recovery.

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Block the blue light to save your sight

Block the blue light to save your sight

Blue light comes from all of them and doctors say it’s dangerous -- especially years from now.

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Brain surgery made easier For docs, patients

Brain surgery made easier For docs, patients

For some patients with brain tumors, surgery is the best treatment option. Now, surgeons are getting help from a robot

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Vyzulta: New drug treats glaucoma

Vyzulta: New drug treats glaucoma

Glaucoma starts slowly but if left untreated can cause blindness. Now a new medication is on the market and doctors say it’s making a dramatic difference!

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V-Go patch: Insulin 'on-the-go'

V-Go patch: Insulin 'on-the-go'

Ten percent of the American population or 29 million Americans have diabetes. One and a half million people are diagnosed every year.

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Growing new blood vessels: medicine’s next big thing?

Growing new blood vessels: medicine’s next big thing?

What if the body had the ability to grow new vessels to improve blood flow? It could be medicine’s next big thing.

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Stem cells extend stroke treatment window

Stem cells extend stroke treatment window

Researchers are now also using stem cells to repair the damage to patients’ brains.

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Fighting Parkinson’s with deep sea shrimp and CRISPR

Fighting Parkinson’s with deep sea shrimp and CRISPR

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease that causes tremors, muscle rigidity and restricted mobility. There is no cure, but the search is on for new drugs that can halt the disease in its tracks.

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Exparel: Helping Jessica heal pain free

Exparel: Helping Jessica heal pain free

A new type of anesthesia is proving to be a real game changer in the operating room.

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Rezum treats an enlarged prostate

Rezum treats an enlarged prostate

There are more than three million cases a year in the US of enlarged prostate, also known as BPH. Now doctors are turning to nature for treatment.

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Exparel: Helping Jessica heal pain-free

Exparel: Helping Jessica heal pain-free

A new type of anesthesia is proving to be a real game changer in the operating room.

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