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Title: Medical Breakthroughs
Medical Breakthroughs: First to Know
Reported by Ivanhoe Broadcast News
Letter from
the President
September 18, 2000
Lighting the Way

The News Directors of America report that Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs continues to be the most sought after medical information for television stations and their viewers. While in Minneapolis, I also participated in a panel discussion of how television stations can make better use of the Internet, viewing it as their partner, not their competitor.

Which brings us to our site and this week's variety of stimulating stories, from a new fatigue-fighting drug for MS patients to news about a sealant called "FocalSeal" out of Johns Hopkins that helps prevent air leaks in lung cancer patients. In our report, "Osteoporosis Combo," researchers are looking for more than 200 women with osteoporosis in Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, New York City and Bangor, Maine, for a study about whether a combination therapy is the most effective treatment for the 10 million American women who have this condition. In my efforts to maintain strong bones, l'll just keep taking my Tums twice a day!

We've also got a controversial report for you on an alternative cancer treatment that, though developed in the 1930s, may now be providing relief to some cancer patients. The FDA has allowed this light and sound device for pain management, and is currently investigating its use in treating cancer. Light is also discussed in this week's Dr.'s Q&A, as Dr. Norman Radke talks about his hopes that retinal transplants on retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration patients will help them to distinguish between light and dark as a first step towards restoring their sight. And we have an interesting article on resistance training by people who believe that we should all train the way we live ... makes sense to me!

And there's more where that came from...

Reply to: Marjorie Bekaert Thomas
President, Ivanhoe Broadcast News
In This Issue...

MS Energy Builder

Osteoporosis Combo

Sealing Lung Leaks

Daily News Flash

Smoking and Your Child

Alternative Cancer Treatment

Working Against Blindness

Train the Way You Live

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