Medical research

Like patching a flat tire: New fix heals herniated discs

A new two-step technique to repair herniated discs uses hyaluronic acid gel to re-inflate the disc and collagen gel to seal the hole, essentially repairing ruptured discs like you'd repair a flat tire.

Medications

Opioid crisis brings concerns about heart dangers

Dan Willard doesn't remember a thing from those fateful 48 hours. Not what happened to the 32 pills of prescribed painkiller—nor how his daughter dragged his body from the chair to the floor so she could follow the emergency ...

Medical research

Researchers develop new process to differentiate stem cells

Neck and back pain are debilitating and expensive: an estimated 80 percent of adults will suffer one or both at some point during their lives, racking up $86 billion in medical costs and missed work in the United States alone. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds women suffer more neck pain than men

Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a study of adult patients treated at Loyola Medicine's Pain Management Center.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lasting clinical results for total lumbar disc replacement

(HealthDay)—Total lumbar disc replacement (TDR) yields mid- to long-term clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

Medical research

Study finds key to identifying, enriching mesenchymal stem cells

The Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has identified a biomarker that enables researchers to accurately characterize the properties and function of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the ...

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