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I love being able to share what’s new in the medical field so check this out. There’s a new technique on the horizon that is freeing type 1 diabetes patients from insulin. Dr. Ali Naji, Surgical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at Penn Medicine is injecting purified islets into the patient’s liver where they settle and produce insulin.
Did you know that each year 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer and 160,000 die because most are diagnosed in the late stages. Dr. Samir Makani at the University of California, San Diego is using special software similar to a GPS to spot tumors earlier that could save lives.
Instead of relying on MRI images, there’s a new way to light up brain cancer. Dr. Jim Olson with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has developed a tumor paint that is made from re-engineered scorpion venom to help surgeons see cancer while they operate.
How’s your posture? A new study shows kids are more at risk for poor posture today because of tablets, phones and video games. If you or your children want to improve your posture, Dr. Steven Weiniger, Posture Expert at BodyZone Roswell, recommends adding “BAM-321” to your daily regimen – balance three times a day, alignment two times a day, and motion once a day.
Dr. Pasi Janne at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute is working on a new treatment that doesn’t involve chemotherapy for lung cancer patients that have an alteration in a gene called ALK. This new drug Crizotinib is taken twice a day with relatively mild side effects. For more on this, read the full length Q and A.
More than 1.6 million patients are diagnosed with cancer every year. In 2030 there will be a 45 percent increase in the number of cancer patients, but a decrease in doctors. To beat the cancer crisis, Dr. Patricia Ganz at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center says they need to train medical personnel to work as a team, stop unnecessary tests and treatments, offer affordable care and inform patients about their options. Read our report for more.
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