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Mammograms Save Lives — But They Can Get Better

Tags: biopsy, breast cancer, innovation, mammogram, mammograms, ultrasound

The timing and frequency of mammograms has become controversial. In the future, a new imaging tool could reduce or eliminate mammogram concerns.

Scientist in lab

Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Tags: diabetes, heart disease, innovation, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, myths, Parkinson's Disease, research, stem cells, stroke

Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Get the facts on this flourishing field.

Cardiac Research Studies

New Trials for Heart Valve Replacement Underway

Tags: aortic valve replacement, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, innovation, outcomes, research

Your heart valves regulate blood flow but when advanced valve disease causes problems, valve replacement surgery may be necessary. Surgeons look to two trials on new approaches to improve on patient outcomes.

human heart

Patient Receives New, Leadless Pacemaker

Tags: abnormal heart beat, heart health, innovation, pacemaker

A Cleveland Clinic patient with a slowed heartbeat is the third in the nation to receive the device as part of an international, multicenter clinical trial testing its safety and efficacy for FDA approval.

child's arm with broken bones

Regrowing Growth Plates: A Fix for Kids’ Injuries?

Tags: bone density, broken bone, cartilage, growth plates, innovation, research

Some growth plate injuries cause kids’ arm and leg bones to prematurely stop growing. Cleveland Clinic researchers hope to translate test tube findings into the ability to regenerate damaged growth plates in kids’ bodies.

Antibiotics

When Antibiotics Stop Working, What’s Next?

Tags: antibiotics, bacterial infection, innovation, research

We may be entering a postantibiotic era, where drug-resistant “superbugs” threaten our health and economy. Learn how science is fighting these superbugs.

building blocks spell out 'good' and 'bad'

When So-called ‘Good’ Cholesterol Goes Bad

Tags: bad cholesterol, cholesterol, coronary artery disease, good cholesterol, innovation, research

The discovery of how the carrier of so-called “good” cholesterol becomes dysfunctional represents the first step toward creating new tests and treatments for cardiovascular disease.

blood pressure gauge

Experimental Device Fails to Drop Blood Pressure

Tags: clinical trials, high blood pressure, hypertension, innovation, renal denervation

An experimental device that had shown promise and raised hopes for controlling stubbornly and dangerously high blood pressure is not effective, a new study involving Cleveland Clinic cardiologists and patients shows.

Surgeon

Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

Tags: Future of Healthcare, innovation, research, treatment

To find out which breakthroughs are set to reshape healthcare in the coming year, Cleveland Clinic asked 100 of its top experts — people who focus on patient care very day.

Liver models

How 3D Printing Makes Surgery More Personal

Tags: 3D Printer, 3D printing, innovation, liver disease, transplant

3D printing gives surgeons individualized models of the liver to guide their work. Welcome to the age of precise, personalized surgery.