Foods For Strong Bones Franklin Park 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.

Walmart
(708) 409-0049
137 West North Ave.
Northlake, IL
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 #
(708) 409-0046
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
(708) 453-5572
3141 N. Thatcher Rd
River Grove, IL
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi,Chase Bank
Store Hours
6:00 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
(708) 453-4497
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-10:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM

Cub Foods
(708) 343-8770
950 West North Ave
Melrose Park, IL
 
Trader Joe'S
(847) 292-1108
190 N Nw Highway
Park Ridge, IL
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Target
(708) 583-6980
4050 N Harlem Ave
Norridge, IL
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.

Sam'S Club
(708) 531-0807
141 W. North Ave.
North Lake, IL
Pharmacy #
(708)492-1417

Target
(708) 338-2784
850 W North Ave
Melrose Park, IL
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.

Target
(773) 804-3610
6525 W Diversey Ave
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
(847) 696-2360
1900 S. Cumberland Ave
Park Ridge, IL
Services / Departments
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 #
(847) 696-3486
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM

Whole Foods Market
(708) 366-1045
7245 Lake St
River Forest, IL
 

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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