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  • Health Beat: Senhance: New robotic surgery for colon polyps

    Health Beat: Senhance: New robotic surgery for colon polyps

    Doctors at AdventHealth in Orlando, Florida, are using the newly FDA-approved Senhance system for minimally-invasive abdominal surgery. Unlike other robotic systems, the Senhance provides real-time haptic feedback through a surgeon's fingertips.

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  • Health Beat: Prostate cancer: Race matters

    Health Beat: Prostate cancer: Race matters

    Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. That's why early detection is key. Now, Duke researchers say race plays an important role when it comes to risk and response to treatment.

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  • Health Beat: 3 chances to live: 2 heart transplants

    Health Beat: 3 chances to live: 2 heart transplants

    At any given moment, 3,000 people are waiting to get a heart transplant in the United States. Without enough donated organs, 20 people die each day waiting for a heart transplant. This is the story of a kid who was not only given a second chance...

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  • Health Beat: Menopause: Easing the transition

    Health Beat: Menopause: Easing the transition

    Hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, insomnia, headaches, and hair growth -- the list of symptoms related to menopause is never ending. The average age of a woman reaching menopause is 51 years old, but it may occur as early as your 30s and as...

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  • Health Beat: Bluetooth DRG pain control

    Health Beat: Bluetooth DRG pain control

    Researchers at UC San Diego are coming to the rescue of people with terrible pain in one part of their body. They're using a stimulator that goes directly on the dorsal root ganglion, a bundle of nerves that transmit pain signals to the brain.

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