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  • Health Beat: Laser tattoo removal

    Health Beat: Laser tattoo removal

    Removing a tattoo with a traditional laser can involve as many as 20 sessions. It's expensive and painful. Now, there's a new laser that uses cutting-edge technology that cuts down on your time in the doctor's office.

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  • Health Beat: NeoCart: Pothole surgery fixes knees

    Health Beat: NeoCart: Pothole surgery fixes knees

    Clinical trials for a new way to repair cartilage damage in the knee are in phase-three and showing promising results. The current standard treatment, micro fracture, involves making small holes in the bone, which will create a hybrid cartilage that may break down over time. Doctors are using a patient's own cartilage to make the fix.

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  • Health Beat: Baby bonding and the love hormone

    Health Beat: Baby bonding and the love hormone

    Bonding with your baby may seem like it should come naturally. but as many as 10 to 20 percent of new moms deal with postpartum depression, and that could impact their baby's development. A new study aims to see how the so-called love hormone could help.

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  • Health Beat: Doctor gives man a heart attack and saves his life

    Health Beat: Doctor gives man a heart attack and saves his life

    Alcohol ablation was first introduced about 20 years ago, but doctors have now refined it as a minimally invasive procedure to fix a damaged heart. For one man, it was a matter of life and death.

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  • Health Beat: Can your pet make you sick?

    Health Beat: Can your pet make you sick?

    Everyone knows that pets carry bacteria and diseases, but not many people know that pets can actually spread those diseases to humans. Most healthy people won't pick up any bacterial infections, but people with a weakened immune system, such as children, pregnant women and seniors, are more vulnerable to catching an infection from animals. Here is what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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