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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | LED LIGHT FOR CANCER TREATMENT | BCBS

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of medicine are using Hollywood-inspired motion capture to study Alzheimer's disease.
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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | SPINAL CORD STIMULATION

Spinal cord stimulation is an approach to use electricity to turn the dials of the nervous system up and down in terms of pain intensity. This procedure can replace medications like opioids for the management of pain.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | PARKINSON'S RESEARCH

The best treatment for Parkinson's disease is 50 years old. It is time for a change.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | BIONIC EYE

For decades, patients with retinitis pigmentosa were told that there was nothing for them and they would have to live with little to no vision. The bionic eye has changed that.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | IMPROVING THE FLU VACCINE

The seasonal flu is a year-round disease burden, causing illnesses that can be severe enough to lead to death and hospitalization.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are studying how the flu shot can be improved and are hoping to create a universal influenza vaccine.
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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | SCHIZOPHRENIA & THE MICROBIOME |

Gut microbiome refers to the microbes that live in the intestines. While people share some of the same microbiomes, most of the organisms differ from person to person.
Through genetic sequencing of the gut microbiomes of healthy individuals and people with schizophrenia, found a vast difference in the makeup of the microbiomes found in people with schizophrenia. There were far fewer different gut microbiomes in people with schizophrenia.

This research may impact how patients with Schizophrenia are treated in the future.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | DOPAMINE AND ADDICTION RESEARCH

When dopamine levels spike in the brain, it leads to the very strong reinforcing properties of addiction.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | HOSPITAL DELIRIUM: ACE TEAM | BCBS

It is very important to prevent hospital delirium because there are no treatments to cure the condition. The ACE team (Acute Care for the Elderly) provides intensive team-based review of older adults when they are admitted to the hospital. The team makes recommendations to help ensure the patient does not develop delirium in the hospital.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | BUPRENORPHINE IMPLANT| BCBS

The buprenorphine implant can help treat addiction to opioid drugs, including heroin and narcotic painkillers, by eliminating the daily reminder to take the prescription.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | EATING DISORDERS | BCBS

The world’s first Project ECHO® tele-education hub specializing in the care of individuals with eating disorders and their families.

The Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model creates collaborations between local clinicians and multidisciplinary teams of experts in areas of specialized medical knowledge at academic medical centers. The aim to is to reduce health disparities and expand access to evidence-based treatment by educating and counseling primary care, behavioral health, and college health providers in regions with few or no specialty-trained providers.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | BUPRENORPHINE IMPLANT | BCBS | long version

The buprenorphine implant can help treat addiction to opioid drugs, including heroin and narcotic painkillers, by eliminating the daily reminder to take the prescription.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | 3D IMAGING | BCBS

The use of 3D imaging for head and neck cancer allows doctors to predict and plan surgery before going into the operating room. Saving time and more importantly, improving outcomes for patients.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | DOPAMINE RESEARCH AND ADDICTION

Spikes of dopamine in the brain lead to the reinforcement of needing a drug. See how this researcher is studying the effects of dopamine and blocking the desire for drugs like opioids and alchohol.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION | BCBS

The hope for the deep brain stimulation approach for OCD is to increase patients ability to evoke more cognitive control over obsessions and compulsions.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | BUPRENORPHINE IMPLANT

The buprenorphine implant can help treat addiction to opioid drugs, including heroin and narcotic painkillers, by eliminating the daily reminder to take the prescription.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | HIV VACCINE RESEARCH |BCBS

HIV remains a very big public health problem. An effective HIV vaccine may be the only way to end the global epidemic.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | ARTIFICIAL PANCREAS | BCBS

The Artificial Pancreas is new technology that gives Type 1 diabetes patients a little more freedom in their day to day lives. By eliminating multiple daily tests, patients now have a device that keeps an eye on blood sugars for them.


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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | CROHN'S DISEASE AND BIOLOGIC THERAPY | BCBS

While it's not a cure, biologic therapy is a new therapy for Crohn's disease that is showing great promise in reducing inflammation and improving the quality of life for patients.

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SECOND OPINION | MEDICAL INNOVATIONS | FLUORESCENT NANOPARTICLES| BCBS

Fluorescent nanoparticles have demonstrated enormous potential to advance breast cancer treatment

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