Foods For Strong Bones Fort Washington 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) 248-0167
9580 Livingston Rd. Livingston Square Fort
Washington, 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.-11:00 p.m.
Sun:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Safeway
(703) 765-0924
7900 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood, DVDPlay Kiosk
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
703-660-5986
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Tiger Market Food Rite
(301) 894-5528
823 Southern Ave
Oxon Hill, MD
 
Shoppers Food Warehouse
(301) 749-5402
6111 Livingston Rd
Oxon Hill, MD
 
Giant
(301) 839-3714
20 Audrey Lane Eastover Oxon
Hill, MD
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Tue:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Wed:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Thu:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Fri:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sat:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sun:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Safeway
(301) 965-6000
990 E. Swann Creek Rd.
Fort Washington, MD
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,pharmacy,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
301-965-6004
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Walmart
(301) 877-0502
8745 Branch Avenue
Clinton, MD
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 #
(301) 877-4025
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Safeway
(301) 856-7850
8785 Branch Avenue
Clinton, MD
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi,SunTrust Bank Branch
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
301-856-7858
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Shoppers Food Warehouse
(301) 868-7765
6300 Coventry Way
Clinton, MD
 
Nick'S Supermarket
(301) 868-7449
7601 Old Branch Ave
Clinton, MD
 

A Better Bone Bridge

Provided by: 

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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