Foods For Strong Bones Fairmont WV

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.

Food Lion
(304) 363-5027
308 Marion Square
Fairmont, WV
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(304) 366-0444
32 Tygart Mall Loop
Fairmont, WV
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 #
(304) 366-9115
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
(304) 265-6294
#1 Wal-Mart Lane
Grafton, WV
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(304) 265-6329
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bridgeport Foodland
(304) 842-6281
311 So Virginia Ave
Bridgeport, WV
 
Sam'S Club
(304) 598-3042
6001 University Town Centre Dr
Granville, WV
Pharmacy #
(304)598-2931

Fairmont Giant Eagle
(304) 366-8222
1208 Fairmont Avenue
Fairmont, WV
Hours
Sunday:8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday:8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday:8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Departments
Giant Eagle Pro Series (Full Service Photo Lab) , Greeting Cards , Grocery Edible , Meat , Produce

Shinnston Shop'N Save
(304) 592-1512
540 So Pike St
Shinnston, WV
 
Target
(304) 842-7770
2800 Meadowbrook Mall
Bridgeport, WV
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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.

Walmart Supercenter
(304) 598-3239
6051 University Town Centre Dr
Morgantown, WV
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 #
(304) 598-3404
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
(304) 292-4786
215 Four H Camp Rd
Morgantown, WV
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(304) 292-9887
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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