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  • Health Beat: Miracle baby gets bone marrow transplant

    Health Beat: Miracle baby gets bone marrow transplant

    A bone marrow transplant can be a life-saving procedure, but there are often many obstacles to overcome. One little miracle baby beat all the odds and now has a chance at a normal life.

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  • Health Beat: Crohn's: Diagnosis difficult, treatment worse?

    Health Beat: Crohn's: Diagnosis difficult, treatment worse?

    Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease of the digestive, or, GI tract. It causes inflammation, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, weight loss and fatigue. It is often misdiagnosed for ulcerative colitis, or, IBS. Discover fact from fiction when it comes to diagnosing Crohn's disease.

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  • Health Beat: Lung, liver transplant gives man new life

    Health Beat: Lung, liver transplant gives man new life

    More than 33,000 organ transplants were performed in 2016. The lungs and the liver are two organs that are commonly transplanted, but they are rarely transplanted at the same time. One man needed both organs, and he got them

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  • Health Beat: IBD stopped in its tracks

    Health Beat: IBD stopped in its tracks

    Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a serious digestive disease of the small intestine and colon, and it includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Now, doctors are testing a new use for an existing drug in the hopes that some pediatric patients can find relief.

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  • Health Beat: TMR rewires bionic arm

    Health Beat: TMR rewires bionic arm

    When you picture today's bionic man, Johnny Matheny from Port Richey, Florida, should come to mind. Doctors amputated his arm during cancer treatment a decade ago. After years of using traditional prosthetics, he became a pioneer of sorts in a targeted muscle reinnervation program.

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