Foods For Strong Bones Beltsville MD

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.

Shoppers Food Warehouse
(301) 699-1782
3831 Bladensburg Road
Colmar Manor, MD
 
Costco
(301) 902-2643
10925 Baltimore Avenue (Route 1)
Beltsville, MD
 
Target
(301) 837-0054
6100 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD
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M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Safeway
(301) 345-0150
7595 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
301-220-1217
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Mon-Fri 8:00AM-10:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM

Superfresh
(301) 572-2085
12028 Cherry Hill Rd
White Oak, MD
 
Giant
(301) 572-4657
11701 Dr. Calverton
Beltsville, MD
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Mon:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Tue:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Wed:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Thu:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Fri:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sat:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sun:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Shoppers Food Warehouse
(301) 345-5996
4720 Cherry Hill Road
College Park, MD
 
Giant
(301) 982-5482
6000 Rd. Beltway Plaza
Greenbelt, MD
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Mon:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:6:00 a.m.-Midnight

Bottom Dollar Food
(240) 456-0574
12675 Laurel Bowie Rd
Laurel, MD
Store Hours
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 7 days a week

Giant
(301) 725-0046
1009 Fairlawn St. Center
Laurel, MD
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Mon:5:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:5:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:5:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:5:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:5:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:5:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:5:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

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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