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Season 15

Alcoholism

Alcoholism

Alcoholism reduces a person’s life expectancy an average of 10 years. Severe cognitive problems are common, and approximately 10% of all dementia cases are related to alcohol consumption, making it the second leading cause of dementia. Source: National Institute on...

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Biologics in Orthopedics

Biologics in Orthopedics

Biologics represent the cutting edge of biomedical research, and cover a wide range of therapies. From platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stem cell therapy, this line of treatment is recasting orthopedics. Source:  Food and Drug Administration What is a biological...

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Cardiac Comeback

Cardiac Comeback

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, yet many people who have had heart attacks never start or continue their cardiac rehabilitation. Source:  American Heart Association What does cardiac rehab involve? Cardiac rehabilitation doesn’t...

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Corneal Transplant

Corneal Transplant

A healthy cornea is a key to good vision.  If your cornea is damaged by disease, infection, or an injury, the resulting scars can dramatically affect your vision.   Source: American Academy of Opthalmology About Corneal Transplant The cornea is the clear,...

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HIV

HIV

In 1981 the U.S. identified its first patient in what would become the AIDS epidemic. Today, people with access to testing, early intervention, and effective treatments can expect to live long, healthy lives. Source:  Avert.org What is HIV? HIV is a virus that...

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Menopause

Menopause

The average life span of a woman in the United States is 84 years. That means that many women will spend a full half of their lives as post-menopausal. Source:  Office on Women's Health What is menopause? Menopause is when your periods stop permanently and you can...

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Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds. The tragedy of a young person dying by suicide is devastating to their family, friends, and community. Source: American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology Suicides among young people...

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