Foods For Strong Bones Hood River OR

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
(541) 386-1841
2249 Cascade Ave
Hood River, OR
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Coinmaster,Wells Fargo Bank Branch
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5:00 AM-1:00 AM
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541-386-4636
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Safeway
(541) 296-9488
520 Mt. Hood St.
The Dalles, OR
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Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Olive bar,Coinmaster,Columbia River Bank Branch
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5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
541-298-9638
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Pine Grove Grocery
(541) 386-4632
2375 Highway 35
Hood River, OR

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Mt Hood Country Store
(541) 352-6024
6545 Cooper Spur Rd
Mount Hood Parkdale, OR

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Westgate Market
(541) 296-3110
816 Chenoweth Loop W
The Dalles, OR

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Walmart
(541) 387-2300
2700 Wasco Ave
Hood River, OR
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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 #
(541) 387-2333
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Juanita's Market Inc
(541) 386-7778
1401 13th St
Hood River, OR

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Farm Stand In The Gorge
(541) 386-4203
2035 12th St
Hood River, OR

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Eric's Place
(509) 427-4414
1422 Wind River Rd
Carson, WA

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Dinty's Market West
(541) 298-8139
806 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR

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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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