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  • Health Beat: BioUni: Bone transplant saves knee

    Health Beat: BioUni: Bone transplant saves knee

    More than four million Americans are living with an artificial knee. It's a solution that relieves the chronic pain of a worn-out joint, but the metal replacements last for only 10 to 20 years, meaning it's not a good option for everyone. Now, there's a new therapy that experts say could help young adults and even teens who are struggling with damaged knees.

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  • Health Beat: Early Alzheimer's undertreatment

    Health Beat: Early Alzheimer's undertreatment

    Alzheimer's specialists around the world are noticing an alarming trend: patients with early-stage disease aren't being treated. They're not taking provided medications and not getting early diagnosis; in fact, they could be making a bad situation worse down the road.

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  • Health Beat: Food safety mistakes at home

    Health Beat: Food safety mistakes at home

    Every year, food poisoning affects one in six Americans and causes about 3,000 deaths, but it's completely preventable. In reality, not following simple food-handling practices at home can be a recipe for disaster. A study from Kansas State University found that 90 percent of home chefs drop the ball when it comes to food safety.

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  • Health Beat: Red flags from your body
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    Health Beat: Red flags from your body

    For thousands of us, the body sends off subtle signs, but sometimes it's tough to tell if it's minor or a pending heath crisis. Is it indigestion or a heart attack? Exhaustion or something else? No one wants to be a hypochondriac, imagining the very worst; but on the flip side, you don't want to ignore a potentially dangerous condition.

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  • Health Beat: Calcium supplements hurt the heart?

    Health Beat: Calcium supplements hurt the heart?

    Researchers say they now have evidence that too much of a good thing can possibly damage your heart. The results of a new study suggest that calcium supplements may raise the risk of plaque buildup in arteries.

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