Interesting news in the medical world today. Kids will love this one, because it involves an exciting sea creature: Scorpions!
Scorpion Surgical Technologies is an Israel-based research company that found an innovative way to improve back surgery. It involves the spinal fusion procedures used to treat degenerative disk disease or scoliosis. It might improve the quality of life for people with other forms of congenital defects and for people with spinal injuries, too.
Based on the spiny stuff sticking out of those sea creatures, the new bone attachment system prevents the implanted screws from loosening and/or falling out. THAT's a BIG improvement over present technologies.
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In late-breaking news, a New York senator has publicized the scary truth about pharmacies that make mistakes when "filling" prescriptions. Take no chances! Double- and triple-check your medication with your doctor and your pharmacist. CLICK HERE for important information.
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