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  • Health Beat: Cochlear implants: How child learns language

    Health Beat: Cochlear implants: How child learns language

    Two out of every 1,000 children in the U.S. are born hard of hearing or totally deaf. For some, cochlear implants help bridge the communication gap between themselves and the hearing world. Now, researchers are using a high-tech system to understand more about language skills and these young learners.

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  • Health Beat: New treatment for CMS

    Health Beat: New treatment for CMS

    It’s called congenital myasthenic syndrome, or CMS, and it causes muscle weakness and fatigue. It is often difficult to diagnose and tough to treat. Now, researchers are testing a new treatment designed to give patients their lives back.

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  • Health Beat: Do you have the cavity gene?

    Health Beat: Do you have the cavity gene?

    You've heard it countless times: it runs in the family, but usually, people are talking about the color of your hair or problems with your heart. A dental decay gene may also be something your parents have passed along to you.

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  • Health Beat: Surprising signs of PAD

    Health Beat: Surprising signs of PAD

    Approximately 8.5 million people in the United States have peripheral artery disease, including up to 20 percent of people over age 60, but the general population awareness of peripheral artery disease is only at 25 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Millions of Americans could have this potentially life-threatening disease and not even realize it. Recognizing the possible symptoms is the start of increased awareness.

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  • Health Beat: Aphasia: Loss of language

    Health Beat: Aphasia: Loss of language

    Imagine waking up one day unable to speak. It's a devastating disorder. See how music is helping those suffering the loss of language.

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