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Cutting Edge Medicine Part 3

Updated: 02/17/2010 - Kidney dialysis is a life-saving procedure for patients whose kidneys don't function properly. For some...medical complications make it difficult to get the life-saving treatment they need.

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At-Home Testing for Colon Cancer

Posted: 02/16/2010 - A panel of experts is looking to a cheap, at-home test kit as a way to increase the number of people who get screened for the nation's No. 2 cancer killer.

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ESCC Blood Drive

Posted: 02/15/2010 - Phi Theta at Enterprise State Community College is sponsoring a campus blood drive.

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Doctor's In-Depth Interview on the Stomach Pacemaker

Updated: 01/20/2010 - Todd Wood, M.D., general surgeon at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas, explains how an implanted stimulator helps treat chronic nausea and vomiting in patients with a stomach condition that is often a complication of diabetes.

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Faster Test for Mitochondrial Disease

Updated: 01/20/2010 - Richard G. Boles, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, talks about a new test that can help diagnose mitochondrial disease early.

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Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D., on Blood and Marrow Transplant

Updated: 01/18/2010 - Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D., director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Duke University Medical Center, talks about the future of treatment with umbilical cord blood.

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'Longevity Gene' Helps Prevent Memory Decline and Dementia

Posted: 01/14/2010 - Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that a "longevity gene" helps to slow age-related decline in brain function in older adults. Drugs that mimic the gene's effect are now under development, the researchers note, and could help protect against Alzheimer's disease.

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Gene Therapy to Treat Damaged Heart Tissue

Updated: 01/13/2010 - Todd Herron, Ph.D., assistant research professor in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, talks about his research involving gene therapy to treat damaged heart tissue.

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Sen. Nelson: More Medicaid funding for all states

Updated: 01/10/2010 - Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson says he didn't hold back his vote on health care legislation just to get more money for his state, "but to fix the unfunded Medicaid mandate for all states."

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H1N1 Infections Continue to Drop

Posted: 01/08/2010 - Swine flu infections continue to drop and only one state - Alabama - was reporting widespread cases last week.

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FDA Staff Against New Use of Forest Labs Drug

Posted: 01/07/2010 - Federal health scientists say Forest Laboratories' hypertension drug Bystolic should not be approved for a new use in patients at risk for heart failure.

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