Today’s Breakthroughs: Tomorrow’s Cures
Calling bingo at the Mayflower is quite a treat…everyone is over 85 years old and every single one of them thinks they are my boss! Thank heavens, I find it very entertaining…I encourage you to try it at a nursing home near you because the residents love the attention and you just might enjoy it as much as I do.
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When an MRI revealed a tiny cyst in her brain on the pineal gland, Kim Frasca finally found Dr Dong H. Kim at UT Health Medical School in Houston. Neither her neurologist nor her endocrinologist knew anything to help her so she found Dr Kim on her own and she says “Dr Kim saved my life!”
Ben Lee has also had a long time to deal with his health trouble. His aortic valve stopped working properly and he found Dr J. Kevin Harrison at my alma mater, Duke University, to use the CoreValve to place over his own diseased valve. The FDA has now approved it for exteme risk patients as well as high risk patients.
Dawn Lichtenberg is very happy with the treatment she received from Dr Craig Vander Kolk at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. It is called Ultherapy and uses ultrasound energy to heat up layers of tissue which then shrink and tighten. It is totally non-invasive and works on the neck, cheek, jawline and eyebrows.
Every parent should read our report, “Over-Caffeinated Kids?” to remind themselves to avoid certain drinks for their kids. Dr. Metee Comkornruecha at Miami Children’s Hospital warns about the power of advertising and also how caffeine can be an appetite stimulant. Every medical professional may want to visit Deborah Sutherland, CEO of USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS). They train on every type of new procedure that comes out and have had 4,300 visitors from 60 countries so far. More training might mean fewer medical mistakes that kill people…
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Keep an eye out for a remarkable young man in case he comes rolling through your community. His name is Thomas Cantley and he started an education movement called I Am Ballsy to document his journey of survival after having stage three testicular cancer. This is a good video to watch on our YouTube channel
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Marjorie Bekaert Thomas
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