lunes, 22 de febrero de 2016

MedBr First to Know 2/22/2016

Medical Breakthroughs: First to Know

Happy Birthday, GW!

     “On this day in 1732, George Washington is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the second son from the second marriage of a colonial plantation owner. An initially loyal British subject, Washington eventually led the Continental Army in the American Revolution and became known as the father of the United States.” For more about this remarkable President,click here.
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  •      Drug the bugs: Dr Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD at Cleveland Clinic is searching for ways to save hearts and he thinks the key might be a specific gut metabolite known as TMAO. It is only tested in mice so far but the researchers say you add olive oil or grapeseed oil to your diet and get some of the benefits now while they perfect the drug.
  •      Dr Craig Vander Kolk, MD, Director of Cosmetic Surgery at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore is offering patients a non-surgical way to fix the neck and face area.
  •      New CON-TEX study: Professor Munro Cullum, PhD at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas says every concussion is different and he and other researchers are working to figure out what is the best treatment for young athletes. Check out the CDC’s website section called “Heads Up to Youth Sports” after reading our report.
     Our special reports include one about an inspirational Olympian hopeful who is using her passion to get her patients to do more rehab after heart or lung surgery.
     Another special report is about Dr John Chao, DDS, MAGD, Dentist at Alhambra Dental in California. He pioneered a new treatment for receding gums that he calls gum rejuvenation and says it is much better than gum grafting.
     In case you missed them, you may want to check our past reports, Premium Content in Archives Premium Content in ArchivesDigital Dentistry: S-RAY to Replace X-ray Premium Content in ArchivesPersonalized Cancer Treatment: It’s in Your DNA. Premium Content in the Archives may be purchased for as little as $9 for 24-hour, unlimited access. If you would like to access Premium Content for the first time click here.
     Finally, “The New Face of Varicose Veins” reminds us that swollen, twisted veins can strike anyone at any age. Dr Heather Hall, MD, at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago says at least 25 percent of the 40 million Americans who have varicose veins are men and if both of your parents had them, you have a 90 percent chance of getting them also.
And there's more where that came from...

Marjorie Bekaert Thomas
President, Ivanhoe Broadcast News
“So many come to the sickroom thinking of themselves as men of science fighting disease and not as healers with a little knowledge helping nature to get a sick man well.”
-- Auckland Geddes

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