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Can Photos of Your Brain Detect Alzheimer’s?

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, innovation, innovations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), memory, memory loss, MRI, study

New study finds that pictures of the brain may provide clues to development of Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms start.


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Telemedicine: How Tech Can Bring You Medical Visits Online

Tags: doctor’s appointments, HIPAA, innovation, medical innovations, telemedicine

The word telemedicine often brings to mind high-end technology, but it’s often much simpler than that. Find out how your computer or smartphone can help you manage your health.


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How Science is Mending Broken Hearts

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart transplant, innovation, research

Too often, cardiomyopathy goes undetected and untreated for too long. Scientists are working to change that.


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New Surgeries Ease Arthritis of Your Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist

Tags: arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pain, elbow pain, innovation, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, surgery, wrist

Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow and wrist can leave you in pain and feeling weak. It also can create a substantial loss of mobility and function. The good news is that there are some very effective techniques to addressing this problem, even in severe cases.


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When Your Heart Stents Narrow, Brachytherapy Can Help

Tags: angioplasty, balloon angioplasty, brachytherapy, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, innovation, stents

Interventional cardiologists are now using brachytherapy — a radiation treatment usually used to treat cancer — to re-open clogged arteries.


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Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015

Tags: cancer, heart, innovation, innovations

To find out which breakthroughs are set to reshape healthcare in the coming year, Cleveland Clinic asked 110 of its top experts — people who focus on patient care very day.


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Why You Should Pay Attention to Chronic Inflammation

Tags: cancer, heart disease, inflammation, innovation, research

Uncontrolled inflammation plays a role in almost every major disease. Find out why researchers spend so much time understanding it — and what you can do to prevent it now.


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How Modern Imaging Technology Enhances Your Heart Surgery

Tags: digital imaging, Dr. Sabik, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart surgery, innovation, minimally invasive surgery, modern technology

Modern digital imaging allows surgeons to treat previously inoperable conditions; wired operating rooms give instant access to technology during a procedure


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How “Lung Washing” Helps Patients Breathe Again (Video)

Tags: innovation, lung disease, PAP, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

The lung disease pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) leaves people gasping for air and relying on oxygen. But there’s hope for cleaner airways through a “lung washing” procedure.


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Crowd Power: A New Way to Solve Health Problems

Tags: HIV, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, innovation, research

Marketers do it. Fundraisers do it. Smartphone apps do it. Now, scientists are turning to the power of the crowd to solve health’s biggest challenges.