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Local doctors: New therapies are helping to battle colorectal cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Robert Whorf, M.D., of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute in Bradenton and Mark S. Friedman, M.D., of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa both say they are excited about new strategies for early diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the colon and rectum.

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HELLP Syndrome a dangerous condition

One of the most devastating and life threatening things that can happen in a pregnancy is HELLP syndrome. The letters are an acronym for: H- hemolysis or breakdown of red blood cells, EL, elevated liver enzymes (liver working overtime), LP, low platelet count ( platelets help the blood clot.).

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Growing spinach leaves into heart tissue, researchers solve major bioengineering problem

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute research team shows spinach leaves stripped of plant cells can become a vascular network to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to grow human tissues like cardiac muscle to treat heart attack patients. This green solution may solve the major problem now limiting the regeneration of large section of human tissues, bone, even whole organs to treat disease or traumatic injuries.

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Growing spinach leaves into heart tissue, researchers solve major bioengineering problem

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute research team shows spinach leaves stripped of plant cells can become a vascular network to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to grow human tissues like cardiac muscle to treat heart attack patients. This green solution may solve the major problem now limiting the regeneration of large section of human tissues, bone, even whole organs to treat disease or traumatic injuries.
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Growing spinach leaves into heart tissue, researchers solve major bioengineering problem 3:00

Growing spinach leaves into heart tissue, researchers solve major bioengineering problem

Public can see 'inside' Colin the Colon at Manatee Memorial Hospital 3:32

Public can see 'inside' Colin the Colon at Manatee Memorial Hospital

'The Feminine Touch' is a powerful tool in osteopathic medicine 1:53

'The Feminine Touch' is a powerful tool in osteopathic medicine

'House of Cards' star appears in opioid awareness video 1:01

'House of Cards' star appears in opioid awareness video