Diseases & Cures

Assistive Technology for Disabled

health/quartet.jpgYou might have seen it featured on a recent showing of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The episode focused on the renovation of the home of Robert Gil, a young man left a C-5 quadriplegic due to a devastating car accident.

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Alzheimer’s Treatment

health/alzheimer.jpgFindings from the first prospective study to look at the benefits of ARICEPT (donepezil HCL tablets) in patients exclusively with early (or mild) Alzheimer's disease showed that ARICEPT helped benefit memory and thinking ability compared to those taking placebo. The findings were published in the December 2004 issue of Archives of Neurology.

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Prostate Laser Treatment

health/doctor.jpgThere is encouraging news for the estimated 14 million American men who may experience the pain and embarrassment of an enlarged prostate. The first long term study of the Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate procedure using the GreenLight laser was published in the October 2005 issue of the ournal of Urology.

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Ice Hockey Player Lives with Epilepsy

sports/hockeywomen.jpgWe all have obstacles in life, but U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey team goaltender, Chanda Gunn doesn’t let her impediments get in the way. When it comes to competing on the ice, U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey team goaltender, Chanda Gunn takes on the competition with the precision and skill needed to compete at a world-class level.

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Detecting Cancer Before Symptoms Appear

health/doctor.jpgAccording to the American Cancer Society, one in every two men and one in every three women will get cancer in their lifetime. However, emerging technologies could soon help doctors detect cancer before symptoms appear - a stage at which patients can be treated and cured.

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