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Cleveland Clinic Health Edge

Health Edge brings you the latest medical news from the Cleveland Clinic.

Published: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:20:38 -0400

Last Build Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:20:38 -0400

Copyright: (C) 2005 Cleveland Clinic

NASA Bed Rest Study Part I

Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:00:00 -0400

Most of us have wanted to put the covers over our head and spend the day in bed. But could you do that every day for three months? That is the challenge facing one man who volunteered to take part in a NASA study on bone loss and muscle atrophy. Scientists at The Cleveland Clinic are trying to mimic what might happen to an astronaut spending months in a spaceship headed toward Mars.

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Performance Enhancing Lens

Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:00:00 -0400

They’ll make you look like a monster out of a “sci-fi” film. The F-D-A recently approved them and now all types of athletes—from professionals to weekend warriors—are putting them on to improve their performance.

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New Contact Lens

Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:00:00 -0400

Millions of Americans wear glasses or contacts because they are not eligible for vision enhancement procedures like LASIK. But now a procedure recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration may change the way some people see.

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NFL Health

Wed, 21 Sep 2005 12:00:00 -0400

Imagine getting paid to go to every N-F-L game in your hometown, but never getting the chance to watch a single play. That’s what some workers at Cleveland Browns Stadium do each Sunday. And because their job is potentially to save your life, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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ALS Help

Wed, 28 Sep 2005 12:00:00 -0400

It’s a paralyzing disease that usually leads to death. But now there’s new hope for people battling Amyotrophic (am-ye-oh-trow-fic) lateral sclerosis or A-L-S. Researchers have found a unique way to spread medicine through the body. Though it’s not a cure for the disease, it’s letting some people with A-L-S be more productive, longer.

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Snail Venom

Wed, 26 Oct 2005 12:00:00 -0400

Snail Venom is a killer on the ocean floor. But the lethal venom it uses on its prey is now giving relief to people living with a painful disease.

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Face Transplants

Fri, 18 Nov 2005 12:00:00 -0500

There are people so horribly disfigured they live in the shadows—barely leaving their homes. Now, there may be hope for these people. A team of surgeons, psychiatrists and ethicists at The Cleveland Clinic is in the early stages of identifying a patient who will receive a face transplant.

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Hot Flashes

Wed, 07 Dec 2005 12:00:00 -0500

It’s an embarrassing problem that can happen to women at any time day or night. But now some women say they’re getting relief from their hot flashes with an unconventional treatment.

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Match Fit

Fri, 30 Dec 2005 12:00:00 -0500

Any child who plays a sport runs the risk of injury. But researchers at The Cleveland Clinic have developed a program that may not only help kids play injury-free, but also play better.

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Women and Heart Attacks

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 12:00:00 -0500

A study released this week is startling. More than 40 percent of people who suffer a mild heart attack don’t know it. And not recognizing the symptoms can have deadly consequences.

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Study Confusion

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 12:00:00 -0500

Medical studies are designed to help people live healthier lives. They range from testing for prostate cancer to hormone replacement therapy. But lately we’ve seen a lot of high profile studies contradict previous results. So, what are you suppose to believe?

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New Cancer Treatment

Wed, 08 Mar 2006 12:00:00 -0500

It’s something no one wants to hear…”the cancer has spread.” Now researchers want to know if a new cancer therapy will help women whose breast cancer has spread to their brain.

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Cholesterol Study

Fri, 10 Mar 2006 12:00:00 -0500

A new---groundbreaking study ---may offer promise in the effort to stop heart disease. A majority of people treated with a high dose cholesterol drug saw plaque build-up in their coronary arteries actually reverse—and without major side effects from taking the higher dose drug.

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Fibroid Freezing

Wed, 05 Apr 2006 12:00:00 -0400

Researchers are studying a new way to treat a common and sometimes painful problem for women. Surgeons are using a freezing technique originally developed to treat prostate problems in men and adapting it to treat women with non-cancerous fibroids.

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Women ACL Help

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:00:00 -0400

Orthopedic researchers are trying to find new ways to better treat serious knee injuries. A recent study suggests the future may involve regenerating torn knee ligaments. But other researchers are looking at ways to avoid this injury all together.

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Eye Surgery

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 12:00:00 -0400

Millions of Americans are forced to wear their glasses or contacts because they are not eligible for vision enhancement procedures like LASIK. But now a new procedure, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, may change the way some of these people see.

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New Stroke Surgery

Wed, 28 Jun 2006 12:00:00 -0400

About ten percent of stroke victims have plaque build up in their brain vessels. It’s a potentially deadly condition that up until now has been difficult to treat. But brain surgeons at Cleveland Clinic and four other medical centers are studying the effectiveness of a new implantable device that may help these people live longer.

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Pediatric Stroke

Wed, 12 Jul 2006 12:00:00 -0400

A potentially debilitating stroke not only targets adults---but also children. Thousands of children suffer a stroke each year but the American Academy of Neurology reports that children are often diagnosed and treated too late. Experts want parents—and doctors to recognize that stroke doesn’t simply happen to adults.

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Music in the Operating Room

Wed, 26 Jul 2006 12:00:00 -0400

You may think sounds in the operating room are restricted to a surgeon calling for an instrument or a heart monitor. But more often than not, those sounds are punctuated by the beat of artists ranging from BB King to Nirvana. Music has become a staple in most ORs, and research supports its use as a way to help surgeons to do their job better.

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Heart Attack

Sun, 06 Aug 2006 12:00:00 -0400

A surprising discovery by Cleveland Clinic researchers may change the way people manage their heart disease. Researchers found lowering “current recommended” blood pressure levels may save more lives.

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