New Study Shows Promise for a New Nerve Repair Technique

September 20, 2016

University of Kentucky researchers found that a new nerve repair technique yield better results and fewer side effects than other existing techniques. Traumatic nerve injuries are common. When nerves are severed, they do not heal on their own and can only be repaired with surgery. Injuries that are not clean-cut – such as saw injuries,…

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New Challenges in 2nd Year of Health Care Law – original report from nytimes.com

September 20, 2016

The enrollment for the federal health care law for the first year went through some setbacks when HealthCare.gov raise confusion with consumers. It through insurers and government officials in a learning curve. But insurance executives and managers of the online marketplaces are already girding for the coming open enrollment period, saying they fear it could…

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A Virus Hunter Faces the Big One: Ebola – report from washingtonpost.com

September 20, 2016

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Joseph Fair hunts viruses. That’s his thing. The 37-year-old American loves chasing dangerous pathogens, studying them in secure labs or searching for them in jungles where the microbes lurk. And one virus has always loomed as the big one — Ebola. The scientists who first chased this dreaded microbe back in…

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Corneal Inlays May Remove Need for Reading Glasses

September 20, 2016

Implantable eye devices called corneal inlays are designed to correct presbyopia – the age-related loss of near vision that affects over a billion people worldwide. Delegates at a recent scientific meeting learned how one such device – the KAMRA inlay – improved near vision well enough for 80% of study participants to be able to…

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Whole Foods Chef Offers More Healthy Options for Thanksgiving

September 20, 2016

From gluten-free to low-carb, just because you can’t eat certain things at Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have delicious food to be thankful for. Chef Dan Rothman of Whole Foods Market has some great recipes to serve any special diet at the table. First, let’s start with the turkey. Not everyone will eat it, so…

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