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September 16, 2013

 

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Believe In God And Feel Better

One study by Harvard researchers has found that patients who believe in God tend to respond better to treatments for problems like anxiety and depression.

June 26, 2013

 

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Doctors Make Mistakes: Here’s What To Know

Sometimes, I hear about someone having surgery and the surgeon leaving something in their body. Or about a doctor performing surgery on the wrong arm or leg...

August 10, 2009

 

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How Does Your Surgeon Prepare For The Big Operation?

Surgeons have pretty tedious jobs. One mistake could result in the death of a patient. How do these professionals prepare for such stressful situations?

July 28, 2009

 

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Knocking Out Redheads

Did you know that people with red hair need more anesthesia during surgery than other people? Find out why on this Moment of Science.

March 26, 2007

 

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Lean Back for a Healthy Back

Maybe mom wasn't right after all when she told you to "sit up straight!"

October 31, 2006

 

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Healing Exercise

You may think that resting is the good for letting your body heal, but exercise might actually be best. Find out why!

May 2, 2006

 

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Sciatica

Have you ever felt pain in your legs, or more of an uncomfortable tingling sensation really, up and down your leg from top to bottom?

November 23, 2005

 

Bone “Magic”

If you suffer a serious bone break, to repair it, your surgeon might fuse small pieces of bone to the broken bone. Back pain surgeries sometimes involve a similar procedure. These small pieces of bone don’t come from a Petri dish. The bone has to be removed from your hips or a rib. Sound painful? It is. It’s an operation that can potentially lead to serious complications. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 24, 2005

 

The Magic of Maggots

Maggots are the first live animals to get FDA approval for use as a medical device. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 2, 2004

 

Proton Therapy

Doctors have developed a promising new procedure that could revolutionize the way we fight cancer. Learn about proton therapy on this Moment of Science.

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