Diseases & Cures

Hepatitis Drug Approved

health/tabletswhite.jpgThe Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus—a virus that is 50 to 100 times more infectious than HIV and affects nearly 350 million people worldwide.

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Revolutionary Tumor Treating Technology

health/conebeam120.jpgIt's expected more than one million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone. But now, new technology is allowing doctors to treat the disease faster, safer and more precisely than ever before. Doctors say MVision, Siemens' new "cone-beam radiation tumor therapy," could literally revolutionize the way cancer is treated.

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Diagnosing Stroke Early

health/dynact120x90.jpgThis year alone, a staggering 700,000 Americans will suffer a stroke. According to the CDC, one in four of these people will die by year's end. The numbers are staggering, but now an exciting new technology could help improve the outlook for many stroke patients.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guide

health/ralogo.jpgRheumatoid arthritis, or R-A, is a painful and serious form of arthritis affecting more than 2 million people. If you have R-A, better communication with your rheumatologist can help you both set goals and monitor improvement.

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Artificial Heart Gives Hope

health/abiocor120.jpgThe FDA has just approved a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) for the AbioCor replacement heart system. The AbioCor is the first FDA approved completely self-contained artificial organ and may be the most sophisticated medical device ever designed.

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New Hearing Aids

Although about 28.6 million Americans have trouble hearing, only 6.6 million own hearing aids. So what’s wrong with today’s hearing aids? Since the first cave man cupped a hand around his ear to hear better, the method of making sounds louder has changed very little. Amplification is a reasonably effective treatment for the hard of hearing, but it comes with many inherent problems. These problems have contributed to the traditional lack of acceptance of hearing aids by the hard-of-hearing population.

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