Foods For Strong Bones Douglas GA

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
(912) 384-4600
1450 Southeast Bowens Mill Rd
Douglas, GA
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 #
(912) 384-5492
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Harveys Supermarket
(912) 422-3813
1016 N Main St
Pearson, GA
Store Hours
Sun-Sat 7AM-10PM

Nicholls Iga Store
(912) 345-5366
101 N Liberty St
Nicholls, GA

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Walmart Supercenter
(770) 382-0182
101 Market Place Blvd
Cartersville, GA
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 #
(770) 386-7582
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(770) 554-7481
4221 Atlanta Highway
Loganville, GA
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 #
(770) 554-6785
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Harveys Supermarket
(912) 389-3350
901 W Ward St
Douglas, GA
Store Hours
Sun-Sat 7AM-10PM

Tienda Y Torilleria Mexico
(912) 383-7994
336 Peterson Ave S
Douglas, GA

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Walmart Supercenter
(770) 516-4719
12182 Hwy 92
Woodstock, GA
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 #
(770) 591-9402
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Publix
(770) 879-2700
380 N Deshon Rd
Stone Mountain, GA
Pharmacy #
(770) 879-2706

Walmart Supercenter
(770) 469-8660
1825 Rockbridge Rd
Stone Mountain, GA
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 #
(770) 469-8570
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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