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61.

Ideal: New Breast Implants

A new development in breast implants is combining safety and comfort.
Online
2019; 2016
62.

BWS: Life-Changing Treatment

Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) is a genetic condition that causes excessive growth. It’s linked to birth defects and even cancer. Thanks to innovative surgical procedures, children born with BWS can now live normal lives.
Online
2019; 2016
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Testing for Parkinson's Before It Strikes

For patients with brain disorders, like Parkinson’s disease, early diagnosis can mean earlier intervention and treatment. Researchers have now developed a system that can detect Parkinson’s-like brain changes well before anyone sees signs of the disease.
Online
2019; 2016
64.

Stroke Treatment Starts Before Arrival at Hospital

When someone has a stroke, seconds count. Time could mean the difference between life and death. A new technology can give patients and their doctors critical time when they need it most.
Online
2019; 2016
65.

Using Video to Kill Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women, but new surgical options are making a difference.
Online
2019; 2016
66.

Diaphragm Paralysis Hits Two Friends

It’s often misdiagnosed, and can restrict breathing and reduce lung capacity to that of someone 30 years older. Now, a new procedure is treating a debilitating condition called diaphragm paralysis.
Online
2019; 2016
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Opioid Implant

The first implant to treat opioid addiction was just approved by the FDA. The implant is called Probuphine.
Online
2019; 2016
68.

New Treatment for PTSD

There is currently no cure for PTSD, but a new drug in clinical trials is looking promising.
Online
2019; 2016
69.

Alzheimer's in Kids?!

It is an irreversible disease often referred to as childhood Alzheimer’s, but a new treatment is giving families hope.
Online
2019; 2016
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Thermibreast Gives Women a Lift

An alternative to traditional plastic surgery is now being used for breast lifts. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that is providing lifts while sparing patients the traditional downside.
Online
2019; 2016
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Prostate Cancer: New Look at an Old Treatment

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men. Patients have several different treatment options when it comes to radiation, but there is one often overlooked treatment option.
Online
2019; 2016
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Building an Artificial Kidney: Medicine’s Next Big Thing?

Progress on a new artificial kidney has been so promising that the FDA has fast-tracked its development. That’s potentially life-saving news for the 100,000 people that are on a waiting list for a transplant right now.
Online
2019; 2016
73.

Tracking Tech for the Heart

Imagine a device that can send your doctor real-time information about your vital signs from anywhere in the world.
Online
2019; 2016
74.

Mridian: Treating Childhood Sarcoma

One form of sarcoma is especially cruel as it strikes patients under ten. Now, a new therapy is wiping out the cancer while also protecting kids from lifelong side effects.
Online
2019; 2016
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Mom’s Cancer Puts Men at Risk?

New research is showing that there are some surprising genes playing a role in the development of prostate cancer in men.
Online
2019; 2016
76.

Stopping Migraine in Its Tracks

Thirty-six million Americans suffer from migraines, but clinical trials on a drug that prevents migraines are showing promising results.
Online
2019; 2016
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Pioneering Treatment for Scoliosis

A cutting edge technique in scoliosis surgery is removing every visible trace of deformity.
Online
2019; 2016
78.

Two Machines to Look Younger

Wrinkles, brown spots, enlarged pores, those are just some of the changes that come as we age. Two new FDA-approved treatments are helping people turn back the clock.
Online
2019; 2016
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Enchroma Glasses for Colorblindness

A company in California has developed glasses that help colorblind people see color for the very first time.
Online
2019; 2016
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Customize New Knees

More than 700,000 people have knee replacement surgery every year. Now, a new two-pronged approach is helping patients get back on their feet faster than ever before.
Online
2019; 2016