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Conquest - Summer 2012


Here are some recent news items involving MD Anderson. Select any headline to read more about that topic.

The next generation of health care leaders recently witnessed the future of telemedicine in action: telesurgery. Through the AT&T/Junior Achievement Worldwide Job Shadow Initiative, 30 students from the DeBakey High School for Health Professionals and The Woodlands High School visited 
MD Anderson to learn about a new telesurgery program that AT&T is funding.

While a lack of saliva may seem like a minor inconvenience, xerostomia (severe dry mouth) greatly impairs patients' quality of life. A recent study shows that acupuncture, when given alongside radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, prevents xerostomia.

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