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  • Health Beat: Cornea correction

    Health Beat: Cornea correction

    It's a condition that affects your vision, and up until now, major surgery was the only way to treat it. A new procedure is saving people's sight.

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  • Health Beat: Pacemaker treats stomach paralysis

    Health Beat: Pacemaker treats stomach paralysis

    As many as five million Americans may suffer from gastroparesis, a stomach paralysis that makes it very difficult to digest food, according to the National Institutes of Health. It affects people with diabetes and Parkinson's disease, and for one-third of the patients, the cause is unknown. There's now a treatment giving people back their lives.

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  • Health Beat: AMAZE for AFib

    Health Beat: AMAZE for AFib

    More than five million Americans have atrial fibrillation, or AFib. It's a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat, greatly increasing the risk of stroke. Researchers are testing a new procedure to see if it is effective in blocking off the small section of tissue responsible for the arrhythmia.

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  • Health Beat: EIORT: New therapy for breast cancer

    Health Beat: EIORT: New therapy for breast cancer

    The American Cancer Society estimates more than a quarter-million people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year. Many of them will get weeks of radiation after surgery. There's a new option that eliminates that extra treatment time for early stage patients.

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  • Health Beat: Riboflavin, smart doctor save girl

    Health Beat: Riboflavin, smart doctor save girl

    Brown-Violetto-Von Laere Syndrome (BVVL) is a neurological disease that causes vision or hearing loss and muscular weakness. The condition is progressive and sometimes fatal. Here are the details of a seven-year-old girl with the disease, one determined doctor, and the over-the-counter supplement that is making all the difference.

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