The Brave New World of Precision Addiction Medicine
New medical techniques can isolate substance-damaged brain tissue, pinpoint cravings and predict relapse: Is this a good thing?
READ THE STORY HERE: http://www.thefix.com/brave-new-world-precision-addiction-medicine
Posted February 2017 on TheFix.com
Disabled with alcoholism, or drunk on the job?
Some say employers shouldn’t be able to terminate employees for alcoholism because it is a disease. But does claiming addiction as a “disability” fuel negative stigmas?
READ THE STORY HERE: http://www.thefix.com/disabled-with-alcoholism-or-drunk-on-job
Posted January 2017 on TheFix.com
Stem cells not only slow disease, they come with their own safety test
Using organoids as test models is something “not previously possible in humans”
The speed of discovery in medical innovation exceeds that of any time in history, and “organoids” created from stem cells are one example. Called organoids because they are miniature human organs or partial versions of real organs, these tiny replicas are generated in a lab dish. Automobile crash-test dummies, when they slam into a wall at high speed, help researchers see how that would injure a live passenger; similarly, organoids can be used to safety-test stem cell treatments before they ever get near a human.… READ MORE
Posted January 2017 on Center for Health Journalism.com
Uncertain future of anti-pollution laws could invite rise in mercury-poisoned seafood
One woman’s wrong diagnosis spotlights the severity of health threats
Sapphire waters frame lush forests, volcano sunsets and other scenic glories. Beneath the waters, it’s a different story, as Nancy Seagal found out while living in Hawaii in the 1990s. She began to experience dizziness and nausea…
Posted November 2016 on Center for Health Journalism.com
FDA holds hearings on stem cell research
The way forward is paved with unknowns — and great hope
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold hearings about stem cell research this month, on Sept. 12-13. In coming months the agency will review ongoing experimental surgeries that the National Institutes of Health has been monitoring.… READ MORE
Posted September 2016 on Center for Health Journalism.com
Using Stem Cells to Reverse Vision Loss
One man’s journey out of blindness
“I went from legally blind to legal-to-drive in eight weeks,” says Doug Oliver, 54, a Nashville, Tenn., man whose vision loss was reversed by experimental stem-cell surgery in 2015. The stem cells used were extracted from his own bone marrow… READ MORE
Posted April 2016 on Center for Health Journalism.com
Are We On The Cusp Of Curing Blindness?
Beginning To See The Light
Following 10 years of painstaking research and preparation, the London Project to Cure Blindness recently announced their first successful surgery on a female patient suffering blindness due to age-related macular degeneration… READ MORE
Published December 2015 on Theestablishment.com
Description of the pod in the OmniPod Insulin Pump
The Omnipod Insulin Pump is a system consisting of two separate devices used by diabetic people for automatic insulin injection into the body. The two devices are the pod, and the Personalized Diabetes Manager. The Omnipod is a microprocessor–controlled insulin-delivery system… READ MORE
© 2014 Kathy Jean Schultz
Understanding the HDL/LDL ratio in cholesterol levels
Atherosclerosis develops when cholesterol adheres to and thus damages the walls of the arteries. Many factors contribute to this process including diet, stress, smoking and lack of exercise. There are two types of cholesterol in the bloodstream. One type is called HDL… READ MORE
Excerpt from Finding the Healer Within, by Beth Moran and Kathy Jean Schultz,
on googlebooks.com. © National League for Nursing Press, 1998, pages 129-130.
Nervous system functions
A river of nerves flows from the brain down through the spinal cord, then branches out to the rest of the body in a network of streams, connecting the foot, the head and everything in between. Every part of the body is operated by messages that travel along this river of nerves… READ MORE
Excerpt from Romancing the Rubdown, by Kathy Jean Schultz, © Ventura County Reporter, June 1998
What is Psychoneuroimmunology?
Dr. David Felton, professor of neurobiology and anatomy at New York University Rochester Medical School researches PNI. Despite its forbidding number of syllables, the concept is simple. Scholarship sheds light on the connections between psychology (psych-), the nervous system (neuro-), and the immune system (immunology)… READ MORE
Excerpt from Massage Mysteries, by Kathy Jean Schultz, Whole Life Times, © August 1997