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Making Strides with Dystonia

West Virginia teen Amanda Bell underwent deep brain stimulation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital with hopes of controlling the symptoms of dystonia—a disorder in which the brain sends impulses to muscles that make them contract painfully and intensely. It's affected her gait, ability to hold and maneuver objects and even her speech. Allegheny Health Network's Dr. Donald Whiting explains the procedure and how it's already helping Amanda to stand and walk straighter, with hope for continued improvements as electrical impulses to her brain are adjusted in the coming months.

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Medical Marvel

Retiree starts a new, healthy life after surviving both lung and liver cancer
 
Ronald Jackson is a medical marvel. Not only did he beat lung cancer and liver cancer, but he also was one of the first patients in the world to undergo a powerful form of radiation treatment as a bridge to a liver transplant. His historical case paved the way for a growing number of other patients to also have this lifesaving procedure. Yet despite all the attention he has received, Ronald remains humble and deeply appreciative that he has a second chance at life.
 

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