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Transferring Lymph Nodes from One Part of the Body to Another to Treat Lymphedema

Women with Breast Cancer Get Relief from Painful and Disfiguring Side Effect of Treatment Thanks to New Procedure

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Cross-Linking Eye Procedure Stops the Progression of Vision Loss

New Office-based Treatment Uses UV Light to Strengthen Cornea, Avoids Need for Corneal Transplant

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Protein Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Human Upper GI Tract Infections

WASHINGTON  —Acute and chronic infections in a person’s upper gastrointestinal tract appear to be linked to Parkinson’s disease, say scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and their collaborators at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Their study, published in the Journal of Innate Immunity, finds that alpha-Synuclein (αS), the protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease and other forms of neurodegenerative diseases, is released when an infection occurs in the upper GI tract (the esophagus, stomach and duodenum) inducing an immune response as part of the body’s innate immune system. The researchers say that these findings suggest that frequent or…

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Men’s Health: New Treatment for Enlarged Prostate Offers Better Outcomes for Urination Problems

Same-day office procedure for BPH treatment offers faster recovery time, no sexual side effects MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the first center in the region to offer a new way to treat men with urination problems due to an enlarged prostate. The UroLift System is a minimally invasive procedure for men who experience difficulty urinating due to benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as enlarged prostate. “For men who can’t control their urine or get a good night’s sleep, they need to know that we offer superior options for BPH that are life-changing compared to traditional treatments,” says Gaurav Bandi,…

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