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Hand Surgery

James Edwards came to Community Regional Medical Center to seek help for his hand. He could not move his two middle fingers from an accident with scissors. Dr. Kent Yamaguchi, a plastic surgeon for Community Medical Centers, worked to repair Edwards’ cut tendons in his hand.

Healthcare Heroes episode 1016.2.

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Back on the Ranch

A technological breakthrough can reduce cancer treatments by nearly tenfold, and it’s right here in the Central Valley.

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Beating Heart Surgery

Performing heart surgery while a heart is still beating is not a new surgical technique. Find out why this technique is back in the forefront of cardiac surgery and learn more about its tremendous benefits to patients.

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Seeing is Believing

Corneal transplantation is the most common transplant operation performed in the United States. Find out how a doctor at Eye-Q Vision Care is performing the surgery so that patients can see better– faster.

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It's all in the Wrist

Learn how valley doctors are using the wrist to help detect heart disease.

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Lab in the OR

There are four tiny glands that sit in your neck that regulate calcium levels in your system. When one of those glands goes bad it can make you feel bad as well. One Valley doctor brought a new test to the operating room to help reduce surgery time for patients with Hyperparathyroidism.

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A Brainstorm of Technology

Recently, Community Regional Medical Center’s doctors, nurses and technicians began training on a series of brand new tools designed to help “see” inside the brain and the spine. The equipment is part of a multi-million dollar investment to improve the study of neurosciences.

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CyberKnife Studies

Learn how a new painless, knifeless surgical tool treats cancer and plays a significant role in the future of medicine. Community’s CyberKnife allows Valley patients to take part in leading-edge studies that are making a difference in the lives of others.

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Pain in my Neck

For some, intolerable neck or arm pain can mean giving up what they love to do and living in agony. See how Sergeant Paul McKinnen made sure that wasn’t the case for him after injuring his neck in Iraq.

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Back in Rhythm

Learn how a Reedley man’s 25-year-old heart ailment was cured through the use of a high frequency ultrasound. Tune in to meet the doctor who is proud to be the first to offer this life changing technology in the Valley.

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