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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — For people with severe arthritis in their toe joints, surgery has been one of the only options to relieve chronic pain. Fusion is a last resort. Surgeons now have a new option to relieve pain and keep patients on their feet.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Cancer-fighting teams may soon include an oncologist, a surgeon and… a mathematician. Tumor growth isn’t as random as once thought. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix has opened a research lab where the goal is to use math to find the best treatment for brain cancer tumors.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — One of Robert Friedman’s doctors described him as a “dead man walking” before he had his aortic valve replaced. He had several heart issues that made even non-invasive surgery dangerous and the risk of stroke highly possible. His cardiologist was able to get a new device for Robert that gave him a new lease on life.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — NASA says up to two thirds of astronauts who spend extended amounts of time in space experience poor vision back on Earth. The culprit may be pressure changes in the brain, possibly caused by zero gravity. As trips to Mars come closer to reality, NASA and the Pacific Neuroscience Institute are teaming up to solve that problem. Researchers are turning to a relatively simple solution that begins here on Earth.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Nearly three million Americans have dental implants, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Most of the procedures go well, but sometimes, there is gum loss that causes self-consciousness and tooth sensitivity. A new technique allows a dentist to move gums back into place without cutting or stitching.
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