By The Health Journal | Medical Technology

Stem Cells

Getting Back on Their Feet

Area residents benefitting from advancements in ankle replacement surgeries Elaine Evans wanted to wear cute shoes again. But until a few years ago, …


BioZorb Leaves Its Mark on Breast Cancer

There’s always a constant search going on for new and better ways to treat breast cancer. Since the 1980s, radiation therapy has revolutionized …


RapidArc Zeroes In on Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers that affects men, with more than 240,000 cases diagnosed each year. Fortunately, it’s also very …


Motion Is Life

Key advances in ACL-related surgeries and rehabilitation focus on getting people moving quickly after their procedures There’s no doubt about it. …


Within Earshot - Technology Makes Prisine Hearing a Reality

Shortly after he got his new hearing aids, Tom Sawyer heard a strange pinging coming from his car tires.<p>The 65-year-old Elizabeth City, North …

Advancements in Shoulder Surgeries 
and Rehab

It’s not uncommon for Kevin Bonner, M.D., of the
Jordan-Young Institute in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to have a full conversation
with someone while …

Mind, Memory & Music: Recovery through Music

Three years after suffering a stroke, 
Jim Bob Rodriguez could barely speak, except to say his name.<p>Then he met music therapist Tracy Bowdish.<p>By the …

Modern Prosthetics

Scott Weaver had been in the Navy a dozen years, the veteran of numerous deployments, and was about to disarm the 30th explosive device of his career …

How Should I Prepare Myself to Communicate With My Physician?

Back in the day, when you had a medical question, you looked to your doctor for answers. These days, there is more medical information available than …


Could Bio-Identical Progesterone Replacement Prevent Disease?

Progesterone is a pregnancy hormone that naturally exists in a women’s body. As women enter their transitional years, progesterone and estrogen …


Can PRP Help Heal My Orthopaedic Injury?

Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is produced from your own blood. The platelets are cells in your body that contain nutrients and growth factors. With …


Is there a Link Between Hearing Loss and Heart Disease?

Medical research has uncovered a link you should know about. As reported by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), cardiovascular disease – including …


Five Remarkable HIV Advancements Made This Year

From new targets for HIV vaccines and drugs, to antibodies that might clear the body of the virus, to better tools for preventing infection in women, …


Why Doesn’t My Dental Insurance Cover Treatment My Dentist Is Recommending?

Let’s take a closer look at what dental insurance is and isn’t. Dental insurance is a benefit intended to help curb some dental costs and to help you …


Treating Sleep Ailments With Physical Therapy

Nothing’s better than a good night’s sleep, and nothing’s worse than waking up tired, achy and stiff. In fact, according to the National Sleep …


4 Things to Do with Your Skeleton After You Die

The human form, stripped down to only its scaffolding, has been the subject of spooky stories and nightmares for centuries. Yet that same structure …


What Are Captioned Telephones?

Captioned phones provide captions of everything a caller says, similar to captioned television. You dial the other person’s number, exactly the same …


Is the “Teeth in a Day” procedure for me?

There is a significant emotional impact on an individual when he or she has to take their teeth out at night and after every meal, or when faced with …