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Noel was told he had a 20 percent chance of surviving, but innovative medical technology beat those odds. 

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As an otherwise healty person, former Duke football player Preston Anderson didn't imagine he'd have a heart attack so young. Fortunately, novel medical technologies helped restore normal blood flow to his heart and get him back to a full, active life.

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Julia Foster had been plagued with constant debilitating sinus infections for more than 20 years. A professional opera singer, her congestion and sinus pressure was threatening her career. This innovative medtech gave her relief and saved her song.

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Shortly after achieving a lifelong goal of becoming a professional BMX athlete, Josh Perry received his first brain tumor diagnosis and wasn’t sure what his future would hold. Today, with the help of medical technology, Josh Perry is living a happy, healthy life.

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Radiotherapy not only shrinks tumors — making them easier to remove — but also lowers the risk of cancer coming back after surgery. In Ashley Oliver’s case, her six-week course of treatment enabled her doctors to shrink her tumor to undetectable levels.

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When John's enlarged prostate started to cause bothersome urinary symptoms, he saw Dr. Douglas Grier of Sound Urological Associates in Edmonds, Washington, who treated him with a novel medical technology that has changed – and significantly improved – his quality of life.

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Prior to intervention with medical technology, Justin was losing his battle with chronic pain. Now, he is living a full, active life.

Because of his procedure, Lester was able to travel back Japan and receive something he had been waiting decades for: an official apology from the Japanese government. 

Antibiotic resistance means that an antibiotic is no longer effective against the bacteria it is intended to treat. In the U.S., the number of deaths each year as a result of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA) is estimated at 19,000.