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1.

Savi Scout Targets Breast Tumors

New technology is making breast surgeries easier on the patients and the doctors.
Online
2019; 2016
2.

Instalift Ban Gets Lifted

This non-surgical facelift was once a controversial procedure banned by the FDA, but now it is coming back into style.
Online
2019; 2016
3.

Not Your Mother’s Hysterectomy

A new system just approved by the FDA is providing surgeons with more precision than ever before, especially during delicate gynecologic procedures like hysterectomies.
Online
2019; 2016
4.

Deep Breath Hold Protects the Heart

The side effects of radiation could be reduced for some cancer patients just by holding their breath.
Online
2019; 2016
5.

Newest Lumbar Disc Replacement

For the first time in ten years, there's a new option for people with chronic back pain. Patients who have had the procedure say the results are life-changing.
Online
2019; 2016
6.

Battling Brain Cancer With Lasers

Glioblastomas are aggressive, tough-to-treat brain cancers, but high-tech surgery may be a new tool to battle these tumors.
Online
2019; 2016
7.

Atrantil for IBS

Nearly 45 million Americans are affected by irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. New research suggests that the cause may not be stress or spicy foods.
Online
2019; 2016
8.

Blue Strip Might Treat Parkinson's

About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year. Now, researchers are trying out what looks like a breath strip of medicine that could make patients’ lives easier.
Online
2019; 2016
9.

Fruit Flies Hold the Secret to Sleep: Medicine’s Next Big Thing?

Researchers are studying the impact of sleep on insomniac fruit flies to gain insights that can help humans suffering from sleep disorders.
Online
2019; 2016
10.

Virtual Reality for PTSD

Researchers are testing a way to speed up recovery for those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
Online
2019; 2016
11.

Pencil Beam Protons Zap Cancer

It can get rid of cancer in a fraction of the time of traditional radiation.
Online
2019; 2016
12.

Fighters Get Concussions Too!

For the first time, researchers are using cutting-edge technology to monitor repetitive head trauma in fighters.
Online
2019; 2016
13.

Firm for a-Fib

Doctors often treat atrial fibrillation by ablating, or zapping, the trouble spot, but that doesn’t always work. Now, a new technique is pinpointing the exact source of the problem and improving the treatment odds.
Online
2019; 2016
14.

Lungs in a Box Saves Michele

Many of the 1,600 patients on the lung transplant list will not get the transplant they need so desperately, and will die on the waiting list. Now, new technology is reconditioning lungs and saving lives.
Online
2019; 2016
15.

Stem Cell Therapy: Supercharge the Heart!

Researchers are working on a new study that suggests that patients’ own stem cells can be supercharged to fix damage.
Online
2019; 2016
16.

Vaccine for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Lymphoma is the fifth most common cancer in the United States. Now, researchers are testing a vaccine that helps the body’s immune system fight the cancer cells and is even putting some patients into remission.
Online
2019; 2016
17.

Urolift: Helping Men Go With the Flow

By the time a man reaches sixty, he has a fifty percent chance of developing BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, an enlarged prostate that makes it tough to urinate. Now, a newly FDA-approved procedure is providing quick relief for men who feel like they always “have to go.”
Online
2019; 2016
18.

LiTT for Seizures

It’s a condition that can cause sudden, dangerous seizures. Now, a laser procedure is offering new hope for those living with epilepsy.
Online
2019; 2016
19.

Toxins Relax Rigid Muscles

Upper limb spasticity is a painful condition caused by extremely tight muscles that the person cannot control, but a new type of toxin similar to Botox may now provide relief.
Online
2019; 2016
20.

Cologuard: Non-Invasive Home Test for Colon Cancer

Doctors recommend that people have regular colonoscopies once they are 50 years and older, but many are leery of this invasive procedure. There’s now a non-invasive colon cancer screening test you can take right from home.
Online
2019; 2016