Foods For Strong Bones Arroyo Grande CA

Whenever a broken bone heals, someone's bound to tell you that it's stronger than before. But that's not the case when an accident or surgery creates a gap that requires a bone graft. Then the new bone forms mostly on the surface of the implant, leaving the center hollow and weak.

Walmart
(805) 474-0800
1168 West Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(805) 474-0900
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Safeway
(805) 481-0877
1758 Grand Ave
Grover Beach, CA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi
Store Hours
7:00 AM-Midnight
Pharmacy #
805-481-8365
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-8:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM

Trader Joe'S
(805) 783-2780
3977 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Costco
(805) 541-7000
1540 Froom Ranch Way
San Luis Obispo, CA
 
Cookie Crock Warehouse
(805) 481-7207
1221 E Grand Ave
Arroyo Grande, CA

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Trader Joe'S
(805) 474-6114
955 Rancho Pkwy
Arroyo Grande, CA
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Safeway
(805) 931-1850
520 W. Tefft Street
Nipomo, CA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi
Store Hours
6:00 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
805-931-1866
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM

Safeway
(805) 541-1055
3900 Brd St.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,Wells Fargo Bank
Store Hours
6:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
805-543-7469
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM

Safeway
(805) 528-1482
1130 Los Osos Valley Rd
Los Osos, CA
Services / Departments
floral,meat,produce, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
6:00 AM-Midnight

Stewart & Clark Fine Foods
(805) 252-9866
1271 Doris Lane
Arroyo Grande, CA

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A Better Bone Bridge

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By James Keough

Whenever a broken bone heals, someone’s bound to tell you that it’s stronger than before. But that’s not the case when an accident or surgery creates a gap that requires a bone graft. Then the new bone forms mostly on the surface of the implant, leaving the center hollow and weak. Until now, that is. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have found a way to fill a gap with solid new bone by making a temporary bridge out of an unlikely mix of things: cement, a biodegradable mesh, a patient’s own bone cells, and extracts from seaweed and crustacean shells.

How does it work? The mesh provides a rebar-like structure that reinforces the cement, which is made from calcium phosphate (a mineral found in bone), and the shells yield chitosan, a biopolymer that makes the cement stronger. The bone cells get mixed right into the cement. Normally that would kill them, but the researchers first coat the cells with a natural polymer found in seaweed. Once in place, this mixture hardens enough to close the gap. Then the seaweed polymer dissolves, and the bone cells start to grow in the space left behind. And because the new bone growth occurs throughout the bridge, it is stronger than traditional grafts.

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