Food is medicine. Believe it or not, that statement is really true of certain foods; particularly, those foods that are valued for their medicinal powers by the ancient forms of Chinese and Indian medicine. Tumeric is one such medicinal food that has captured the attention of scientists, patients, and healers for centuries.
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An intrathecal opioid pump is really not something that you would wish for your BFF or your worst enemy. That special someone would have to be in a pretty dire situation in order to receive a pump. Once the pump is in place, that person is still probably in miserable pain just at a slightly lesser degree. However, now that person is dealing with... Read more
A victory for medicine was won recently on the racetrack at Santa Anita by a horse named Lukimbi. After sustaining a potentially career-ending injury, Lukimbi was able to return to race readiness with a revolutionary stem cell treatment. Researchers at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Stem Cell Regeneration Medicine Group... Read more
What if we prevented obesity? Would the occurrence of joint osteoarthritis be eliminated? Probably not; other factors like joint injury also contribute to the cause of arthritis. However, the sheer number of joints deteriorating rapidly would decline if less people were obese. For now, the aging, obese population is presenting with a deluge of... Read more
No one wants to have surgery; surgery just happens to be the best option sometimes. Prior to lying buck-naked on an operating table while being probed with sharp objects, you need to think about how the operation can have the most chance for success. A foundation for success really relies on cornerstones - four cornerstones to be exact.
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