Toby Lewsadder stepped outside an Ace Hardware store wearing a simple one-strap dust mask. He knew it wasn’t the right defense against the wildfire smoke lingering in the air, but it was all he could find. The local hardware stores he checked Tuesday didn’t have the more substantial respirator mask that public health officials recommend […]Continue Reading ...
Seven-year-old Ikkei Takeuchi’s nose bled a lot when his family lived in Japan. He had frequent fevers and felt tired. Tests of his blood revealed it was lacking in platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells — signs that his bone marrow, the body’s blood producing factory, was failing. After moving to the U.S., […]Continue Reading ...
Arizona State University researcher James Abbas is part of a multi-institutional research team that has developed a new prosthetic hand system with a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator that has restored “feeling” to a person with a hand amputation. The research, announced today at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, marks the first […]Continue Reading ...
Emily Lindemer and her team created the “Hey, Charlie” app for recovering addicts. As users go about their day, if they approach a place they have signified as risk-related, the app sends a notification: “Hey, I know you’re near a risky area. You can do this.” Credit: Lillie Paquette In the spring of 2016, while […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Alluri Raju, a native of India, vividly remembers how his ethnicity prompted concern and discrimination in the southwest Georgia town of Richland. Doctors there hesitated to grant the family practitioner and general surgeon privileges to the local hospital when he arrived in 1981. “I guess they wanted to cut me off so that I […]Continue Reading ...
My heart lurched when I saw four missed calls and a text from my husband’s caregiver. “Perry is in the hospital…pls call me.” I had been in meetings all morning without my cell phone. I called the caregiver in a panic. “What happened?” I asked. “I couldn’t get him to walk after lunch,” The caregiver said. […]Continue Reading ...
For far too many years Zimbabwean surgeon Clemence Chidziva, MD, found himself operating on children who had shown up at the hospital with emergencies that began as nothing more than common ailments of the ear, nose and throat. Chidziva wanted to fix what he saw as a widespread problem throughout the country, so he came […]Continue Reading ...
In this Tuesday, May 15, 2018, photo, a sperm sample is seen through a microscope in a laboratory at Melbourne IVF in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) For Peter Peacock, fate arrived in the form of a registered letter. The letter, at least initially, looked to be a bit of a letdown. Peacock had gone […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) — After stepping out of his golf cart on the 18th fairway, Andrew Lask Jr. felt dizzy and wobbled a bit. He was playing a charity event at Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, Conn., where, at age 25, Lask was their youngest teaching professional. He tried to focus, […]Continue Reading ...
John Adler, MD, is a neurosurgeon and innovator whose desire to help patients has led him down an entrepreneurial path multiple times. Speaking recently at the 20th Annual Fogarty Lecture, an event co-sponsored by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Adler said that bringing new medical technologies from an idea into patient care is the […]Continue Reading ...
Last year, a 26-year-old man receiving treatment for leukemia went to a Swiss hospital’s emergency room with a fever, a sore throat, and a cough, and was admitted. His condition worsened, and 17 days later, he died from severe complications of measles. The man’s weakened immune system was unable to fight off the disease, even […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain When Justin Sciancalepore talks to his patients now about how treatments for stroke feel, he doesn’t pretend they will be less painful or less exhausting than they really are. More than most doctors, Sciancalepore knows the truth. At just 35, he had a stroke at work a year ago and wound […]Continue Reading ...
Twenty minutes before the only scheduled 2018 California’s gubernatorial debate, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled into the San Francisco parking garage in a black SUV. Through the tinted windows, a soft overhead light slightly illuminated the front-runner’s chiseled features and slicked-back hair. In a well-tailored blue suit and matching tie, Newsom strode to the elevator […]Continue Reading ...
UT Southwestern researchers attempting to transform supporting brain cells into neurons instead reprogrammed mature inhibitory neurons into a different type of neuron that creates the neurotransmitter lost in Parkinson’s disease. The study, published today in Stem Cell Reports, reveals the possibility of changing mature neurons from one kind to another without relying on stem cells, […]Continue Reading ...
As a kid, Michael Sealy was tall. A little clumsy, he says. And he has lasting proof: two metal screws in his left elbow. The southpaw underwent surgery after tripping and fracturing that elbow in the fifth grade. Surgeons inserted the screws to hold his ulna bone together. The bone healed. The screws remained. “It […]Continue Reading ...
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