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HealthWatch: Ultrasound Technology Offers Alternative To Liposuction

The LipoSonix System is a method of non-invasive waist circumference reduction. It uses special technology called HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) to kill fat cells that lie one to two centimeters below the skin’s surface.

02/21/2012

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HealthWatch: Tips To Combat ‘iPad Shoulder’

Much as we love modern technology, it seems in advancements sometimes come with a cost to our general health. Many users of the iPad have reported pain in the neck or shoulder – labeled by some as “iPad shoulder.”

02/15/2012

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HealthWatch: Stem Cells Heal Heart Attack Scars

The researchers found that patients treated with stem cells experienced almost a 50 percent reduction of heart attack scars within 12 months of treatment, while the eight patients who received conventional treatment saw no reductions in damage.

02/14/2012

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HealthWatch: Technology Leading To More Voice Problems

Pop singer Adele’s voice problems are getting lots of attention, but vocal-cord issues are growing among non-singers as well — fueled by new technologies that have us all talking more.

02/13/2012

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HealthWatch: Adele’s Performance Shows Advancement Of Vocal Surgery

But that voice was in trouble last November, when the 23-year-old underwent vocal cord microsurgery to stop recurrent…

02/13/2012

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HealthWatch: Shoes Designed To Ease Foot Pain For Expecting Moms

Many women complain of swollen and achy feet late in pregnancy, but now there is a line of footwear designed to address the needs of those mothers-to-be.

02/09/2012

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HealthWatch: Robotic Surgery Helps Sleep Apnea Sufferers

It’s estimated 10 to 12 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, when the airway is blocked during sleep. The condition can lead to all sorts of health problems. Now a new robotic surgery could be the solution.

02/06/2012

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HealthWatch: Research Reveals Healing Benefits Of Massage

Having a massage after exercise can significantly reduce muscle soreness, and a new study published Thursday in the journal “Science Transitional Medicine” offers a scientific explanation.

02/03/2012

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HealthWatch: Bone Density Tests Need Not Be As Frequent

A new study on osteoporosis screening published in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that for older women with normal bone mineral density (BMD) or mild osteopenia, a screening interval of 15 years will miss few new cases of osteoporosis.

01/24/2012

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HealthWatch: Biopuncture May Offer Quick Relief For Athletes

Weekend warriors and professional sports athletes are gravitating towards an experimental therapy to treat their aches and pains known as biopuncture.

11/15/2011

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