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  • Health Beat: 9 ways to prevent a stroke

    Health Beat: 9 ways to prevent a stroke

    Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, but did you know that 80 percent of all strokes are preventable? Here is what you need to do to protect yourself.

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  • Health Beat: HABIT: Delaying dementia?

    Health Beat: HABIT: Delaying dementia?

    Memory loss, trouble with speech, and mood changes are some of the warning signs of dementia. While most symptoms aren't noticeable until a person reaches his or her 60s or 70s, scientists say changes in the brain begin decades earlier. Now, a specialized prevention program, started at the first signs of cognitive decline, may maximize a person's quality of life.

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  • Health Beat: Bionic eye: One man's story

    Health Beat: Bionic eye: One man's story

    Blind for more than 20 years because of degenerative eye disease, a Georgia man now has a new look at life. It's all thanks to the device doctors are calling the bionic eye.

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  • Health Beat: SpaceOAR protects prostate

    Health Beat: SpaceOAR protects prostate

    This year, more than 162,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Cancer treatment, while life-saving, can cause incontinence and erectile dysfunction. A new outpatient procedure can protect men from the unwanted side-effects caused by radiation.

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  • Health Beat: VIPS: Time is brain

    Health Beat: VIPS: Time is brain

    Researchers are testing a wearable device that can recognize serious strokes that cause almost total blockage of blood to the brain. By identifying these patients quickly, first responders can direct them immediately to hospitals that offer the advanced emergency care they need to survive.

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