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  • Health Beat: Cataract surgery 2.0

    Health Beat: Cataract surgery 2.0

    As many as three-and-a-half million Americans will have cataract surgery this year. Most of the time, surgery fixes the problem, but for three percent of the patients, there is a surgical side-effect that does not go away on its own. For those patients, eye surgeons at Washington University in St. Louis have devised a cutting-edge way to restore clear vision.

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  • Health Beat: Operation Walk USA

    Health Beat: Operation Walk USA

    One million and rising. That's how many people are getting their joints replaced every year in this country. That doesn't count all the people who need to have replacement surgeries, but can't afford them. There is, however, hope for these folks, thanks to a health care team donating their time and talent.

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  • Health Beat: Bad breath causes and solutions

    Health Beat: Bad breath causes and solutions

    We have all experienced bad breath. Is there an easy fix for freshness, or is it a sign of a more serious problem? Lots of things cause bad breath, but how do you tell someone? Or do you? The truth is bad breath can be a serious problem.

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  • Health Beat: Cord blood treatment saves lives

    Health Beat: Cord blood treatment saves lives

    After a baby is born and the umbilical cord is cut, have you ever wondered where that cord ends up?

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  • Health Beat: Women veterans and PTSD

    Health Beat: Women veterans and PTSD

    One out of every 10 veterans leaving their military commitments is a woman. That number will grow, and with it, so will cases of PTSD, but helping these women is proving difficult for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which has historically focused only on men.

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