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Doctors Figuring Out How to Mend a Broken Heart

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February 14, 2013
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A team of molecular scientists and bioengineers in Britain is attempting to mend broken hearts by growing sheets of tissue with beating cells which can be injected and sprayed onto diseased hearts.


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Gov't Says Health Care.gov on the Mend

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AP (Dec. 2, 2013) — The Obama administration says the troubled HealthCare.gov website is on the mend and the worst of the glitches, delays and bugs should now be over. The AP's Phil Elliott explains what that means for users and when we'll hit the next big deadline. (Dec. 2)
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Tiny Heart Repair Tools Replace Surgeon's Knife

Tiny Heart Repair Tools Replace Surgeon's Knife

AP (Mar. 25, 2013) — Have a heart problem? There is a good chance it can be fixed non-surgically. Procedures that push tiny tools and tubes through blood vessels are reducing the need for open heart surgery and transforming heart care.
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US Bans Artery Clogging Trans Fats

US Bans Artery Clogging Trans Fats

AP (Nov. 7, 2013) — The Food and Drug Administration is requiring a gradual phase-out of trans fats in food. The artery-clogging additive is widely considered the worst kind of fat for the heart and can lead to heart attacks and death. (Nov. 7)
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Pencil Removed From Man's Head After 15 Years

Pencil Removed From Man's Head After 15 Years

Buzz60 (May 29, 2013) — German doctors say a man unknowingly spent 15 years with a pencil in his head, but it has now been removed. The unnamed man says he doesn't know how it got there, but it's out now and doctors say he's going to be alright. It's not the first time this has happened; a German woman had a pencil in her skull for even longer. Patrick Jones reports.
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