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Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 06:42 PM PDT

LA Dentist Pioneers Tool For Painless Dental Work

LA Dentist Pioneers Tool For Painless Dental Work

A device pioneered by an LA dentist called Dental Vibe takes the pain out of gum injections. The tool’s double prongs vibrate against the gums, soothing the patient while the dentist gives an injection. The vibrations reach the brain before the pain does, letting the patient feel nothing. NBC4 does not endorse specific doctors. For more information on the Dental Vibe click here. Dr. Bruce reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2012.

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 09:59 AM PDT

Women Help Cancer Patients With "Bosom Buddies"

Women Help Cancer Patients With "Bosom Buddies"

Bosom Buddies of Wyoming began meeting regularly about a year ago, and volunteer knitter Cathy Jones has been knitting the alternative prosthetics ever since.

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 05:48 AM PDT

Hospital Goes High Tech

Hospital Goes High Tech

New apps, monitors and software work together to improve your hospital stay. A new state-of-the-art hospital in Fort Worth, Texas is using technology to make health care more convenient for patients.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 04:26 PM PDT

Hospital Project Encourages Young Cancer Patients

Hospital Project Encourages Young Cancer Patients

Miami Children's Hospital's "Bald, Brave, Beautiful" project helps children like Alberto Hernandez, battling bone cancer, to empower themselves through the noticeable side effect of hair loss in cancer treatment.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 04:26 PM PDT

Bare Military Wives Raise PTSD Awareness

Bare Military Wives Raise PTSD Awareness

Military wives are taking a bold, bare approach to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). "Battle Bare," a photo campaign on Facebook looks to become a fully pledged nonprofit organization.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 04:04 PM PDT

Naturally Rebuilding Breasts

Naturally Rebuilding Breasts

A new procedure involving liposuction and extracting stem cells in fat from a patient's own body is being used to rebuild breasts. Colleen DeVito chose this approach, which is considered experimental and not FDA approved. Researchers are still studying fat stem cells to potentially treat burns, radiation injuries and inflammatory bowel disease. The procedure is not meant for obese or very thin patients and costs about $14,000.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 03:54 PM PDT

Paraplegics Walk With Exoskeleton Technology

Paraplegics Walk With Exoskeleton Technology

Argo Technologies, an Israeli firm opening its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, introduces a new technology that allows paraplegics to stand and walk on their own. Theresa Hannigan, who was stricken by an autoimmune disease and lost the use of her legs is one of dozens around the world using this Exoskeleton. Launched in Europe in September, the walking aid will soon be available in the U.S.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 03:54 PM PDT

Spare Parts Make a New Hand

Spare Parts Make a New Hand

A hand surgeon and a foot-ankle specialist teamed up to rebuild a man's hand that was injured due to a terrible industrial accident. The two doctors rebuilt the hand using the patient's bones, nerves and other tissues from his own body. The intricate surgery recreated the structure within the hand and involved a foot-to-hand graft. The Louisiana resident is now in physical rehab and slowly regaining feeling in his hand.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 02:46 PM PDT

Patients Warned over Drugs Linked to Deadly Meningitis

Patients Warned over Drugs Linked to Deadly Meningitis

As the outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis widened Thursday and claimed more lives, health officials ratcheted up their warnings to patients over drugs sold by the specialty pharmacy to which the...

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 07:54 AM PDT

Obesity Battle Continues

Obesity Battle Continues

Efforts to combat obesity using calorie labels and other marketing moves draw praise.

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