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  • Health Beat: New treatment for advanced breast cancer

    Health Beat: New treatment for advanced breast cancer

    Some 253,000 women will be diagnosed this year with invasive breast cancer, and for women battling advanced forms of the disease, there's now a new treatment. Doctors are calling it a first line of defense for advanced breast cancer.

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  • Health Beat: New study confirms best bet for diabetes

    Health Beat: New study confirms best bet for diabetes

    Diabetes can be deadly. Each year, more than 70,000 Americans die from complications of the disease. About half of all people with type 2 diabetes don't have their condition under control. Now, new research shows a well-known procedure for weight loss may be the best bet for patients with uncontrolled diabetes.

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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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