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Engineered Colons: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

Updated: 07/16/2013 - Did you know that every two weeks your intestine completely regenerates its lining itself? It's because of this incredible regenerative capacity that doctors believe intestines are the perfect organ to re-grow.

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Breath of Life for Heart Patients

Updated: 07/11/2013 - Nearly six million people in the U.S. suffer from heart failure, and 55,000 die from it each year. By definition, it means your heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support all your other organs.

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Brain mapping: possible road to a cure

Updated: 07/10/2013 - Maps can help lead us to our favorite destinations, but did you know that they can also put us on the road to better health? Brain mapping may help find treatments to some of the most common neurological and memory disorders.

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Relieving chronic back pain without surgery

Updated: 07/10/2013 - Back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lives. It is important to understand that back pain is a symptom of a medical condition; it is not a diagnosis itself.

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Relieving Throbbing Joint Pain

Updated: 07/08/2013 - 50 million Americans have arthritis, that number is expected to grow to 67 million in the next 15 years.

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New concussion test keeps athletes safe

Updated: 07/05/2013 - About 400,000 high school and college athletes suffer a concussion each year. It may not come as a surprise to hear that football players are the athletes who most at risk for concussions. What you may not know is that a player can get hit hard, not get a concussion and still put their brain at risk.

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Fixing heart defects in children

Updated: 07/03/2013 - More than 35,000 babies are born with a heart defect. For many, this means a lifetime of surgery and medicine.

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Fat feeding cancer

Updated: 07/02/2013 - As the number of obese children continues to rise, there's concern that the number of childhood cancer cases will as well.

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Weight Loss Surgery Myths

Updated: 06/27/2013 - Bariatric surgery is on the rise, with an estimated 177,000 surgeries performed last year, nearly four-times the number performed four years ago.

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Yoga for Kids

Updated: 06/26/2013 - Millions of people practice yoga as a way to stay fit or for relaxation. But could it be used as medication?

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Stopping Seizures with Lasers

Updated: 06/21/2013 - An estimated one-in-five children with epilepsy don't respond to medication, and have no way to control their seizures.

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Lung in a Box

Updated: 06/20/2013 - More than 1,600 people in the U.S. are currently on the waiting list for a lung transplant.

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Amniotic Fluid Saves Feet

Updated: 06/14/2013 - Nerve disease caused by type-2 diabetes accounts for half of all amputations in the U.S. But a new treatment is now helping patients keep their limbs.

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Let's talk about sex! New test for heart disease

Updated: 06/12/2013 - Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While there have been great strides in preventing it, the hardest part has been figuring out who is at high risk, especially since men and women often have different symptoms.

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Nurse bags: A hospital health threat

Updated: 06/06/2013 - Getting sick or dying from something you catch while in the hospital happens more than you may think. 1.7 million people get infections in hospitals every year, and nearly 100,000 people will die from them.

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Taking probiotics like a pro

Updated: 06/05/2013 - Disease, illness, even death, they can all be caused by the spread of bad bacteria. But there are billions of other kinds that could do your body a lot of good.

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iPhones for ear infections

Updated: 06/04/2013 - Three out of four children will experience an ear infection by the time they are three. But soon diagnosing the common problem may not require a trip to the doctor's office.

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Treating depression with magnets

Updated: 05/29/2013 - May is Mental Health Month, an important time to think about the millions of people who suffer from depression, with many losing their lives to a disease we are often afraid to talk about. And it's much more prevalent than you might think.

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Deadly Brain Drain: Fixing a Leaky Skull

Updated: 05/29/2013 - Sinus infections and allergies affect more than 31-million Americans every year. One woman thought her non-stop running nose was a symptom of that, but it was something far more serious.

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