PTs on Rehab’s Leading Edge: Regenerative Medicine, Robotics, and Genomics – PT in Motion Magazine

Corey Kunzer, PT, DPT, often sees patients who’ve had certain regenerative medicine procedures. He describes the process as helping the body heal itself.

“It’s like with a paper cut,” Kunzer says. “If a person gets a cut, his or her body creates a scab, and, as the scab is working, the skin and tissue below it heals. That’s what regenerative medicine is. It’s priming the body to heal itself.” Kunzer, a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy, is coordinator of ...

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Is a Cure for Melanoma on the Horizon? – HealthCentral

For many years, the primary treatment for melanoma was surgery and a type of immunotherapy called interferon. According to the Melanoma Research Alliance, interferon works by stimulating the body’s immune system to kill any cancer cells that may have spread beyond the original tumor. John M. Kirkwood, M.D., professor of medicine, and director of the Melanoma Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Hillman Cancer Center, says a year of interferon ...

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Proton Beams Destroy Brain Tumors and Give Kids a Chance – The Seattle Times

Gabe knows what it takes to win a car race: he has to have a powerful car, and he has to drive it with forethought and precision. He’s a race winner, after all. He knows that this combination of power and precision also helped him defeat cancer, after he was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a brain tumor, when he was 11. While brain tumors are rarely diagnosed in children, they are the most common form of solid tumors found ...

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Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor Talks About CAR T-Cell Therapy That Saved Her Life – HealthCentral

Emily Dumler, mother of three, found blood in her stool one day in August of 2013, called her doctor, and went to urgent care. She wound up being immediately admitted to the hospital with an extremely low blood platelet count, and only obtained her diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after a stay of 43 days. She began chemotherapy, but relapsed seven months later, and moved on to the next line of treatment: a stem cell transplant.

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Protecting Parenthood for Cancer Survivors – CURE Magazine

When Melissa Meli received a diagnosis of breast cancer earlier this year, her boyfriend’s mother was the first person to suggest — gently — that she look into freezing eggs before starting chemotherapy that could make her infertile. Meli’s oncologist agreed, and a few days later, Meli met with a reproductive specialist while her boyfriend was deployed. Aside from having breast cancer, Meli, who is under 40, was in good health, and the doctor said fertility preservation would take just ...

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How to Manage the Side Effects of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Treatment – HealthCentral

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common form of leukemia in adults. It starts in the bone marrow in the cells that will become white blood cells. It takes time for leukemia cells to build up in the body, and some people live with this form of cancer for years with few or no symptoms. Once there are enough leukemia cells, however, they can spread to your lymph nodes, liver, and spleen. At that point, ...

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Adult ADHD and Sleep Problems – WebMD

Everyone needs 7-9 hours of sleepeach night to feel productive and well during the day. But people with ADHD often have a hard time falling or staying asleep.

Because you feel tired, your ADHD symptoms get worse, and that makes it harder to sleep the next night. This cycle repeats. And it happens to a lot of people. One study found that roughly two thirds of people with ADHD — 67% — found it hard to get ...

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How to Defend Yourself Against Scams and Cyberattacks – PT in Motion Magazine

From classics such as embezzlement to the new frontiers of phishing and ransomware, here’s what you need to know to protect yourself from people who are trying to steal money, information, and data from you and from your patients and clients.

Bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks, is reported to have said “Because that’s where the money is.” While the statement’s authenticity is uncertain, its lesson is proven: Scammers and thieves follow the money. And there’s ...

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