Foods For Strong Bones Chicago IL

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.

Safeway
(312) 850-3915
1340 S. Canal St
Chicago, IL
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi,Bank One Branch
Store Hours
24 HRS
Pharmacy #
(312) 850-9885
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM

Whole Foods Market
(312) 932-9600
30 West Huron St
Chicago, IL
 
Safeway
(773) 247-2633
3145 S. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,Chase Bank
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Mon REOPEN 6:00 AM;Tue-Sat 24 HRS;Sun 24 HRS - Midnight
Pharmacy #
(773) 247-4159
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM

Safeway
(312) 279-1305
255 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi,Chase Bank
Store Hours
Mon -Sat 6:00 AM - 1:00 AM;Sun 6:00 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
(312) 279-1310
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 7:00AM-8:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-5:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-3:00PM

Trader Joe'S
(312) 951-6369
44 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL
Store Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Whole Foods Market
(312) 435-4600
1101 S. Canal Stsuite 107
Chicago, IL
 
Target
(773) 843-3250
1940 W 33Rd St
Chicago, IL
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Safeway
(312) 279-8861
1 N. Halsted Ave
Chicago, IL
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Bakery,Deli,floral,pharmacy,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,Chase Bank
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Mon REOPEN 6:00 AM;Tue-Sat 24 HRS;Sun 24 HRS - Midnight
Pharmacy #
(312) 279-8865
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 7:00AM-8:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-5:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-3:00PM

Safeway
(312) 274-1299
424 W. Division
Chicago, IL
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi,Chase Bank
Store Hours
Mon REOPEN 6 :00 AM;Tue-Sat 24 HRS;Sun 24 HRS - Midnight
Pharmacy #
(312) 274-1709
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM

Safeway
(773) 799-9000
2021 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,wi-fi,US Bank Branch
Store Hours
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM

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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