Foods For Strong Bones Cedar Falls IA

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 Supercenter
(319) 277-6391
525 Brandilynn Blvd
Cedar Falls, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(319) 277-7793
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hy-Vee
(319) 266-7535
6301 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA
Store Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Closing Thanksgiving at 2 p.m. Reopening Fri. at 6 a.m. ,Closing Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. Closed Dec. 25. Reopening Dec. 26 at 6 a.m.

Walmart Supercenter
(319) 232-3661
1334 Flammang Drive
Waterloo, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(319) 232-3514
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sam'S Club
(319) 236-9933
210 E. Tower Park Rd.
Waterloo, IA
 
Randall's Stop 'N Shop
(319) 988-3377
320 W 5th St
Cedar Falls, IA

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Target
(319) 553-1120
214 Viking Plaza Dr
Cedar Falls, IA
Store Hours
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.

Supervalu Express Mart
(319) 234-0269
1975 Franklin
Waterloo, IA
 
Supertarget
(319) 226-6500
1501 East Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA
 
Walmart Supercenter
(319) 352-5260
2700 4Th St Sw
Waverly, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(319) 352-2735
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Taco Johns
(319) 277-6658
6210 University Ave
Cedar Falls, IA
 
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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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