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Coronavirus and You

Coronavirus and You

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

There has been enormous media attention on the coronavirus. Though we are not interested in being a part of the hype, we are concerned for the people we serve. With this in mind, we would like to give you some up-to-date information and to let you know that we are here for you to share your stories and ask questions. Symptoms First, we want to share the...

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Zinc and Immunity: Just Don’t It Take With Citric Acid

Zinc and Immunity: Just Don’t It Take With Citric Acid

Posted by on Feb 29, 2020 in Blog | 2 comments

You’ve probably seen the cold remedies and supplements that contain zinc and their promises of increased immunity against colds. Have you wondered if the marketing is true? Do Humans Need Zinc in Our Diet? In 1961, Dr. Anada Prasad and some colleagues wrote a case study for the American Journal of Medicine. Prasad had travelled to Iran for a research...

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Repairing the Heart: Overcoming Fraud in Stem Cell Research

Repairing the Heart: Overcoming Fraud in Stem Cell Research

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension | 2 comments

In 2018, Charles E. Murry, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Chair at The University of Washington’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, gave a TEDx talk in Seattle. During the talk, he told the story of Donna, an active 70-year-old mother and grandmother. One day, she had severe pain and...

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Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Perhaps something changed in me during the short months I spent in the hospital, doing what the nurses wouldn’t do. Carefully and with care, washing my mother, cleaning the diarrhea off her bottom and telling her over and over again, “Mama, please don’t apologize. You did this for me when I couldn’t and you would do it for me again...

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Bladder Control

Bladder Control

Posted by on Feb 1, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

You are walking across the office and cough. Suddenly you are wet. It’s not an unusual phenomenon for both men and women. Called stress urinary incontinence, it can happen when you laugh, sneeze or when you lift heavy objects. Here is an infographic created by the American Urological Association’s Urology Care Foundation sharing facts about...

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HPV and Cancer

HPV and Cancer

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Blog | 2 comments

It’s been less than 40 years since the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) was discovered and isolated.1 Since then, more than 100 types or variants have been found. Most of them are symptom-free, but several variants are associated with cervical cancer. HPV-16 and HPV-18 are the first two variants discovered that are associated with cancer; HPV-16 is in 50...

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Another Use for 3-D Printing: Pulmonary Stents

Another Use for 3-D Printing: Pulmonary Stents

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

I have yet to see a 3-D printer but apparently you can buy a portable one for around $500. The 3-D printer has been around since the 1980’s. Working from a three dimensional drawing done in a computer program called CAD, the printer lays down with a spraying nozzle layer upon layer of liquified plastics called thermoplastics which melt when heated and...

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What Is a Normal Temperature?

What Is a Normal Temperature?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2020 in Blog | 3 comments

I don’t know about you, but 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (or 37 degrees Celsius) is the temperature I’ve always been told is normal. I never knew from where this figure came. A new review and analysis of historical data of human temperatures may help us understand and possibly rethink what we now consider a normal temperature. A Little History of...

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Music Can Help: Ending the Year with Music

Music Can Help: Ending the Year with Music

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

A review of studies on the effects of music for patients undergoing urological procedures found that music helped to reduce pain and anxiety. For the last few years I have shared music that readers have found healing or helpful for coping during times of stress and anxiety. Today’s post continues the tradition as we come to the end of 2019. “I...

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids For the New Year!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids For the New Year!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2019 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Infertility | 7 comments

I’ve been eating a load of holiday foods and thinking that I’m going to need to make some dietary adjustments. Like me, you may have read or heard in the news that clinical trials looking at omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3 acid ethyl esters – O3AEE) did NOT significantly reduce major cardiovascular events. In fact, the news may have said that...

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Uric Acid, Gout and the Heart

Uric Acid, Gout and the Heart

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Blog, Kidney stones | 0 comments

You may think of Henry VIII when you think of gout. Called the disease of kings, many associate it with excess. Gout is actually a common disease. Over three million people in the US diagnosed with gout every year. Gout is a builds up of uric acid in tissues, especially in the joints. Uric acid is a byproduct the digestion of purines, a natural substance...

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