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Stop Suffering - Quick Cure for Sinusitis

DURHAM, NC (Ivanhoe newswire) –Thirty-seven million Americans suffer from sinusitis or severe congestion that can cause pain, pressure and often, chronic infections. Over the counter medications help some people, but for those with really serious sinus problems, a trip to the operating room used to be the only answer. Now you can get the same kind of relief right in your doctor’s office.

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Stop Suffering - Quick Cure for Sinusitis

Predicting Heart Failure with a Blood Test

WASHINGTON D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) –More than five million Americans have heart failure – it’s when the heart can’t pump enough blood to the body. Many patients with the condition have repeat hospitalizations, and it kills about 300,000 people each year. Now, we’ll tell you how a simple blood test could save lives.

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Predicting Heart Failure with a Blood Test

Air & Asthma: Pollution Changing Your DNA?

SAN FRANCISCO (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Between 2001 and 2009 the number of people diagnosed with asthma grew by 4.3 million people. While it’s no secret that pollution could trigger attacks, new research shows dirty air could be doing more than making your symptoms worse but could have longer-lasting effects!

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Air & Asthma: Pollution Changing Your DNA?

Sniffing Out Cancer In Dogs & People

WAKE FOREST, N.C (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- This year, about one and a half million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. But here’s something you may not know, six million dogs will be diagnosed with cancer this year. We call them man’s best friends, but now that may have a whole new meaning. Scientists have discovered that when it comes to human cancers, dogs may hold the key to a cure.

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Sniffing Out Cancer In Dogs & People

Go Virtual And Get Back In The Game

PORTLAND (Ivanhoe Newswire)--From torn ligaments and damaged knees to shoulder injuries, sports injuries can put you out of the game. But a new virtual approach to treatment could get you back to your sport faster and stronger than ever before.

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Go Virtual And Get Back In The Game

Tricking The Mind: Third Arm Illusion?

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Many amputees say they can still feel the presence of a missing limb, known as a phantom limb—as if it was still there. But what if you could trick your brain into experiencing an actual ‘third’ arm? Researchers say it’s possible and it could advance the future of prosthetics.

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Tricking The Mind: Third Arm Illusion?

Detecting Prostate Cancer: New PSA Test Goes Pro!

WASHINGTON, D.C (Ivanhoe Newswire) --The PSA test is the only available FDA approved screening method to identify prostate cancer in men. But, the test has been controversial for years because it's not always accurate – causing some men unnecessary biopsies and needless treatment. We'll tell you about a better, more accurate test for prostate cancer.

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Detecting Prostate Cancer: New PSA Test Goes Pro!

Tics or Tourette's

ST. LOUIS (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Ten percent of schoolchildren have them, but often even their parents don’t know it. We’re talking about tics, unnatural sounds or sudden movements of the body that happen involuntarily, again and again. For most of these kids, the tics go away in a few months on their own, but in about three percent of cases, tics last more than one year and these kids are diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome. A new study is aimed at unraveling the mystery of the difference between a tic that goes away and tic that doesn’t.

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Tics or Tourette's

Shocking Sleep Help

NEW YORK (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Obstructive sleep apnea robs millions of Americans of sleep each night. Patients with the disorder can stop breathing during sleep. It’s a serious condition that can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Many patients cannot tolerate the traditional therapies used. Now, see the new way to treat sleep apnea and give patients sweet dreams.

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Shocking Sleep Help

Saving Children – Surgery For Spina Bifida Before Birth

PHILADELPHIA (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects of the central nervous system, affecting more than 1,000 children born every year. Now doctors are performing surgery on babies with spina bifida before they are even born.

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Saving Children – Surgery For Spina Bifida Before Birth

Growing Legs With ISKD

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Imagine living life a little off balance—literally. For thousands of people, having one leg shorter than the other is a reality they have to live with. It’s often caused by birth defects and accidents, but new technology is allowing people to get rid of their pain and discomfort for good.

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Growing Legs With ISKD

Saving Children With Sickle Cell

MIAMI (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Up to 100,000 Americans are affected by sickle cell anemia. It’s a disease passed through families in which there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen through the body. For young children, sickle cell can mean horrible pain, organ damage, even stroke. But now, for these young patients and their parents, just-released results of a sickle cell clinical trial could mean a breakthrough.

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Saving Children With Sickle Cell

Monitoring Heart Disease At Home

NEW YORK (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Heart disease causes more deaths than any other disease in the United States and there are no signs of that statistic changing anytime soon. Instead of focusing solely on treatments that help patients live longer, research is also being done with a focus on helping those patients live a better, more productive life. We’ll show you one new tool that’s leading the way.

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Monitoring Heart Disease At Home

Making Livers In The Lab

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Rocker Gregg Allman had one, so did Apple CEO Steve Jobs and baseball great Mickey Mantle. Every year, 300 Americans undergo live donor liver transplants. The procedure saves lives, but as any transplant surgeon can tell you, there aren’t enough donor livers to go around. Now, for the first time, researchers have found a way to make human livers in the lab.

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Making Livers In The Lab

Ambulance IV’s: Lifesavers Or Timewasters

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Paramedics and emergency service technicians will treat 30 million patients this year-most of them trauma patients. But new research is showing that a routine task performed inside ambulances, could be using up precious time.

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Ambulance IV’s: Lifesavers Or Timewasters

Finding the Perfect Prescription: DNA is the Answer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --We all respond differently to medication. But what if researchers could make medicine safer for you? Doctors can now look at your DNA to make sure what they’re prescribing is exactly what you need.

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Finding the Perfect Prescription: DNA is the Answer

911! Predicting Heart Failure

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Newswire) --If you could find out you were going to develop a deadly condition more than a decade before it happened, would you want to know? An experimental blood test appears to predict a person’s risk of heart failure years in advance.

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911! Predicting Heart Failure

Asthma Cure: Taste Buds In Your Lungs?

BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Newswire) --When we eat, receptors in the taste buds send signals to the brain to help determine if a food is pleasing to the palate. What researchers have just discovered is that similar receptors lie inside the lungs and could someday lead to more effective treatments for asthma.

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Asthma Cure: Taste Buds In Your Lungs?

Tracking Back Pain

ATLANTA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Ever have a nagging pain in your back that just won’t go away? Twenty–six million Americans suffer from frequent back pain. It’s the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45. But sometimes, one of the biggest challenges is just figuring out where the pain is coming from. A new device could help doctors detect back pain right at the source.

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Tracking Back Pain

Regaining Strength After Stroke

WASHINGTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Each year, more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke. A severe stroke can rob a person of their ability to speak, and move. Recovery is a challenge for most, but there’s a new device that can help stroke survivors recover faster and better.

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Regaining Strength After Stroke

Giving Survivor's A Helping Hand

CLEVELAND (Ivanhoe Newswire) --By the time this report is over, three people will have had a stroke in the U.S. Every three minutes someone dies of one, and for the survivors it’s a long road to recovery--filled with therapy. Now, stroke victims are getting a helping hand to help them recover-- at home.

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Giving Survivor's A Helping Hand

Smart Stethoscope Saves Lives

WASHINGTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) --It might be cold on your skin, but during a physical exam a doctor’s stethoscope is one of the best ways to listen to your lungs and heart, and help diagnose some illnesses. Next, learn about a smart stethoscope that simulates sounds of the body.

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Smart Stethoscope Saves Lives

Precise Prostate Cancer Test

DETROIT (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Most men have heard of the PSA blood test. It's been the gold standard for detecting prostate cancer since 1989, but it's not always precise. In fact, the test might say you have cancer when you really don't. Now, a new urine test is much more accurate.

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Precise Prostate Cancer Test

A Tent That Can Save Your Ticker

NEW YORK (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Twenty-six million people have heart failure in the U.S, and today more options are available to treat it than ever before. Here's how doctors are using a new concept to help heart failure patients run that extra mile.

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A Tent That Can Save Your Ticker

Giant Steps after Joint Replacements

PHOENIX, AZ (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every year more than 700 thousand people in the U.S. undergo joint replacement surgery, to give new life to their hips or knees, and those numbers are growing. Studies have shown after total joint replacement, the sooner you can get patients up and moving, the better their chances of a full functional recovery. A new device is getting these patients back on their feet faster, with less fear of falling.

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Giant Steps after Joint Replacements

Shaking Smokers Up

MIAMI, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every eight seconds someone dies from tobacco use, yet worldwide 1.3 billion people still smoke. We know that the longer you smoke, the more damage it can do to your body, but is quitting the only thing that helps? Maybe not!

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Shaking Smokers Up

Cure For Vision Loss

MADISON, WI (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Central retinal vein occlusion or CRVO is an eye disease that affects the retina and can cause severe vision loss. There has been no cure, until now!

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Cure For Vision Loss

Paralyzed Players: Log Rolls vs Lifting?

ROCHESTER, NY (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Sports are the second leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. When a player goes down, the technique used to move him or her off the field could mean the difference between walking and not walking.

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Paralyzed Players: Log Rolls vs Lifting?

New Approach to ACL Repair

ATLANTA, GA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From professional athletes to weekend warriors, doctors see more than 95-thousand ACL injuries every year. If it’s injured or torn, surgery may be needed to repair it, but studies show as many as 30 percent of ACL repairs fail, keeping athletes from getting back to their pre-injury levels. Now, one doctor thinks he has the answer to get these players back in the game.

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New Approach to ACL Repair

Bionic Bones

LOVELADY, TX (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- By the time the year’s over, hundreds of kids will be diagnosed with bone cancer. Not only will they spend their childhood facing treatment and surgeries, but also many will deal with invasive surgeries for their entire life. Now, a new technique is changing the game faster than anything available in decades.

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Bionic Bones

Gene Therapy Cures Blindness

GAINESVILLE, FL (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There are more than 15 hundred gene therapy trials going on around the world to treat everything from Parkinson's to heart disease. But one of the most successful experiments comes from a gene therapy trial to treat blindness.

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Gene Therapy Cures Blindness

Stand Up To Save Your Life

ATLANTA, GA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We all know exercise is good for us. You hear it all the time. The surgeon general recommends that adults get 150 minutes of exercise each week to stay fit and healthy but what happens if you don’t get off your butt?

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Stand Up To Save Your Life

Freezing Skulls & Saving Lives

OGDEN, UT (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Three months ago, Kyle Johnson was riding his skateboard down his street. He says he's done it 200 times but this time, he crashed, and he wasn't wearing his helmet. Doctors had to act fast to save Kyle's life. They took off most of his skull.

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Freezing Skulls & Saving Lives

Turning Up The Heat On Asthma

ST. LOUIS, MO (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- 34 million Americans suffer from asthma. Many are able to manage their symptoms with steroids and other medications, but for some, asthma attacks are so severe those inhalers and other drugs aren’t enough. Now, doctors are offering those patients a new alternative by heating up their airways to provide relief.

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Turning Up The Heat On Asthma

High Blood Pressure: Silent Killer of Kids

BALTIMORE, MD (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Over 75 million adults in the U.S have high blood pressure, but did you know your child could have it too? It has the same affect on children as it does adults, damage to arteries, the heart and kidneys.

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High Blood Pressure: Silent Killer of Kids

Cooling Bodies, Saving Brains

LAS VEGAS, NV (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- four out of every one thousand babies born today will suffer brain damage. Now doctors are using a special blanket to help these babies reduce their chances of developing a lifetime of disabilities.

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Cooling Bodies, Saving Brains

Waking Up Brains After Stroke

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It strikes 800 thousand people every year and is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Ninety-five-percent of stroke survivors struggle to move their arms or hands after an attack. Now researchers are hoping to wake up hands by stimulating sleepy brain cells.

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Waking Up Brains After Stroke

Heads Up! Concussion Detector

CLEVELAND, OH (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Heads up! Parents, if you have a child who plays sports, listen up! One-hundred-and-thirty-five-thousand kids a year get a concussion on the playing field.

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Heads Up! Concussion Detector

Shock to the Heart!

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Sudden cardiac arrest: it happens when your heart just stops, and it kills more than one million people each year. Doctors are hoping to change that fact by using a new device that shocks hearts back to life.

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Shock to the Heart!

Taking the Sting Out of Bee Stings

BALTIMORE, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Bee season is in full swing, and if you're one of the unlucky ones who has a bad reaction to stings, summertime can be a pain. This new treatment for stings may help make your summer less painful.

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Taking the Sting Out of Bee Stings

Transplant Test

CHICAGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's a last resort for heart failure patients but those lucky enough to receive a heart transplant aren't in the clear. After surgery, doctors have to monitor the patient weekly to make sure they don't reject their new organ. That means dozens of invasive procedures. The road to recovery just got a little easier.

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Transplant Test

Milk Drops Cure Milk Allergies

BALTIMORE, MD (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- You've heard it as lactose intolerant. But did you know milk allergy is the most common food allergy in the United States, affecting 6,000,000 infants and children? Now, a new way to treat dairy allergies is giving kids hope.

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Milk Drops Cure Milk Allergies

Controlling Your Blood Pressure, Saving Your Life

BALTIMORE, MD (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, but many don't know they have it. High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it doesn't have symptoms or warning signs, and can lead to heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Letting your blood pressure go unchecked, could put you at risk for some very serious problems.

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Controlling Your Blood Pressure, Saving Your Life

Preventing Deaths on the Playing Field

STANFORD, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A 16-year-old drops dead during football practice. A college senior collapses on the soccer field. One in 500 athletes have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart problem that can end in tragedy, and most people don't even know they have it. One college is changing the way testing is done in the hopes of saving young lives.

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Preventing Deaths on the Playing Field

Trash Your Running Shoes: Go Barefoot!

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year, runners spend $20 billion on running shoes, some that cost as much as $200 a pair. But is buying the most expensive shoe on the shelf really necessary for your feet? Some sneakers might be doing more harm than good.

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Trash Your Running Shoes: Go Barefoot!
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