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Aug 30, 2018

Serious diabetic foot sores used to require major surgery, including amputation. Dr. Tammer Elmarsafi discusses how vacuum-assisted wound closure devices can help diabetes patients heal faster and avoid amputation.

 

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Aug 28, 2018

Researchers expect a 77 percent growth in joint replacements over the next decade as increasingly younger patients have the procedure. Dr. Savyasachi Thakkar discusses the benefits of outpatient joint replacement, which allows patients go home within 24 hours of surgery. 

 

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Aug 23, 2018

Lost time = lost brain function when it comes to patients who have had a stroke. Dr. Rocco Armonda discusses mechanical thrombectomy, a minimally invasive procedure that can provide lifesaving treatment for strokes caused by large blood clots.

 

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Aug 21, 2018

No one knows why stones and tumors sometimes form in salivary glands. Most are not cancerous, but if they aren’t treated promptly, they can be big trouble. Dr. Matthew Pierce discusses the risk factors and how advances in technology make treatment easier than ever.

 

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Aug 16, 2018

Everyday choices affect our colorectal cancer risk – even what we eat and drink. Dr. Brian Bello discusses how eating a high-fiber diet and cutting down on certain beverages can help reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer.

 

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Intro: MedStar Washington Hospital Center presents Medical Intel where...