Foods For Strong Bones Bethesda 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.

Giant
(301) 492-5160
7142 Arlington Road Row West
Bethesda, MD
Store Hours
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.-11:00 p.m.

Trader Joe'S
(301) 907-0982
6831 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Brookville Super Market
(301) 652-2793
7027 Brookville Rd
Chevy Chase, MD
 
Whole Foods Market
4420 Willard Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD
 
Giant
(301) 652-1484
5400 Westbard Ave. Westwood Shopping Center
Bethesda, 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.-10:00 p.m.

Safeway
(301) 907-0700
7625 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5 AM - 11 PM
Pharmacy #
301-215-7757
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-8:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Safeway
(301) 215-6696
5000 Bradley Blvd
Bethesda, MD
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,Sushi bar
Store Hours
5 AM - 11 PM
Pharmacy #
301-913-5670
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Giant
(240) 497-6100
5463 Wisconsin Avenue Wisconsin Circle Chevy
Chase, MD
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Mon:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
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Sat:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sun:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Chevy Chase Supermarket
(301) 656-5133
8531 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
 
Whole Foods Market
(301) 984-4860
5269 River Rd
Bethesda, MD
 

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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