INTRO TO STEM CELLS

You are invited to this complimentary presentation to learn how stem cells can help improve your health. Topics covered will be: Stem Cell Basics: What are stem cells, and how can they help you? How Stem Cell Therapy Can Improve Your Health: Currently used to treat: Orthopedic Conditions, Autoimmune Disorders, Ophthalmologic Conditions, Urologic Conditions, Pulmonary […]

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Ohio State University study links opioids to spinal fusion surgery complications

As the U.S. continues to battle a relentless opioid epidemic, new research out of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus adds more fuel to the notion that opioids aren’t just addictive and ineffective when it comes to pain management – they’re also counterproductive. In a study published in Spine and led by […]

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Stem Cells Used to Grow New, Functioning Human Muscles

Stem cell treatments are an especially innovative technique in the research, treatment, and understanding of diseases and injuries. And while we’re already studying the use of stem cells for a variety of conditions to do things like stimulate healing and regeneration of degenerated, painful, or inflamed tissues, researchers are continually discovering groundbreaking new capabilities of […]

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Advances in Neuromodulation Mean Less Reliance on Opioid Medications

One of the most important steps toward cutting back on opioid dependence is offering pain sufferers other, better options for managing their discomfort. One alternative that is increasingly getting recognized for its effectiveness is neuromodulation – implanted medical devices that use electrical stimulation to block or relieve pain signals. One of the most common types […]

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Opioids are a Massive Problem, and Doctors Do Have Many Other Options

There are a lot of debates when it comes to how to best treat pain, but one thing is clear: opioid drugs, long relied on for their ability to block pain signals to the brain, are a problem of epidemic proportions. In 2014 alone, 47,000 individuals died from opioid overdoses. Additionally, people who are addicted […]

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Does Medical Marijuana help with the Symptoms of Chronic Pain and PTSD?

Patients seeking medical marijuana claim it offers relief from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. However, there is little scientific evidence that supports marijuana’s value for treating these conditions. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs conducted a large systematic review of clinical trials and observational studies to evaluate medical marijuana. They found […]

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Football-CTE Link

“Certainly yes,” was the response of Jeff Miller, senior vice president of health and safety for the National Football League, when asked at a recent congressional hearing on concussions if there is a connection between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a degenerative neurological disease caused by repeated traumas to the head and […]

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Pain Differences Between Men & Women

We all experience pain to different degrees, but a new study of adult patients at the Pain Management Center of Loyola University suggests that there is a distinct difference between how men and women experience pain, with women being more likely to seek treatment for chronic pain. The study, led by Meda Raghavendra, MD and […]

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