Prescribing Leeches Leeches are rarely thought of as friendly. Enter modern medical science. For years now, leeches have been used to help physicians treat patients in a variety of medical techniques. Yesterday, the FDA cleared a French company to join others that are marketing leeches in the United States.

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Dr. Nadine Connor
*Research director, for the ear, nose and throat division of the University of Wisconsin's Hospitals and Clinics
*Author and researcher of many articles on leeches and their medicinal uses
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Leeches are rarely thought of as friendly. Enter modern medical science. For years now, leeches have been used to help physicians treat patients in a variety of medical techniques. Yesterday, the FDA cleared a French company to join others that are marketing leeches in the United States.

Guest:

Dr. Nadine Connor
*Research director, for the ear, nose and throat division of the University of Wisconsin's Hospitals and Clinics
*Author and researcher of many articles on leeches and their medicinal uses