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Clinical Trial Helping Kids with Peanut Allergies
Patient Stories 9/20/2011

[caption id="attachment_1467" align="alignright" width="300"] Luke and Mary Roberts[/caption] Everywhere Luke Roberts goes, his parents must worry about peanuts. If 7-year-old Luke eats peanuts, he could vomit, break out into hives or even stop breathing. Avoiding them isn’t as simple as passing up on Snickers bars. Many processed foods contain trace…

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New Heart Valve Treatment Uses Hybrid OR video post
Patient Stories 9/13/2011

Sidestepping a Third Open-Heart Surgery “For the most part, I live the life of an average 24-year-old graduate student,” says Brandon Conroy. But like others born with congenital heart defects, he’s also in the hospital a lot. He has been through two open-heart surgeries: The first at age 5 to…

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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: A Lifesaving Treatment
Patient Stories 7/19/2011

[caption id="attachment_868" align="alignright" width="199"] Gamma Knife surgery treated Kay Brockwell's brain tumor.[/caption] When Kay Brockwell of Altavista, Va., received the diagnoses of brain cancer last summer, her body had already been through the mill – twice. In 2006, she was operated on for ovarian and colon cancers, followed by weeks…

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