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Staying Safe While Immunosuppressed

Staying Safe While Immunosuppressed

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 2 comments

The coronavirus is frightening for everyone but for people who are immunosuppressed (and for their loved ones trying to protect them) it is terrifying. No one wants to bring this virus into their home. What to do when going to the grocery store This advice comes from Medivizor’s CEO, Tal Givoly. Making Medivizor a reality has been Tal’s dream....

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First Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

First Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

You may have heard of a treatment for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news that sounds unusual. It involves injecting serum from someone who has recovered from COVID-19 into patients who are sick with COVID-19. Nobel Prize This type of treatment actually won Emil von Behring the first Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1901.1 Behring was part of a cohort of...

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Coronavirus and You 2: Coronavirus Information Sources

Coronavirus and You 2: Coronavirus Information Sources

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 1 comment

Are you looking for coronavirus information resources? Answers to your questions? We’ve discussed the importance of finding the right online resources in previous posts – those from reputable sources. With COVID-19, there is a lot of information online, some of it that is not reliable. General Coronavirus Information Of course there is the...

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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 | 3 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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