As physicians, we are constantly dealing with sports injuries. While they are typically not seen as life-threatening with high chances of recovery, they could potentially cause further problems down the line for the patient. Sports injuries can also take months to heal and getting patients back on their feet can take a lot of time,

Although a rare neurologic condition, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is the most common type of Motor Neuron Disease (MND),  a condition that affects the voluntary muscles. This is a progressive disorder that leads to muscle weakness and depletion due to nerve dysfunction. ALS is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the football player who

The Keto Diet: A Miracle Formula Or A Dangerous Risk?   We live in a world overloaded with diets and eating plans that are all preaching miracle, long term results for weight loss and reducing risks of developing illnesses and diseases.  But, with so many different plans out there all claiming to produce the best results,

JAMES P. ALLISON, PhD Chair, department of immunology, and director. Immunotherapy Platform, MD Anderson Cancer Center Losing his mother to lymphoma and two uncles to melanoma and lung cancer taught James P. Alli- son, PhD, a difficult lesson at an early age. “My mother was treated with radiation and my uncle, who had lung cancer,

Opioid Overdose Crisis in America.

 Let’s face it; it’s like America is missing it by paying more attention to Gun Violence murder and other deadliest diseases than opioid addiction that leads to an average number of deaths of 130 people every day. There is no doubt; the United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis, as overdose and

Background. The management of chondral disease is challenging because of its intrinsic poor healing potential. Biomechanical and biological changes may lead to the loss of tissue homoeostasis, resulting in an accelerated degeneration of the articular surface, eventually leading to end-stage osteoarthritis (OA). Conservative therapies for the treatment of knee degenerative processes, such as non-pharmacological interventions,

Introduction. Recurrent patellar dislocation is a repeated dislocation that follows from an initial episode of minor trauma dislocation . Conservative management gives a minimal result in re-dislocation, with persistent symptoms of anterior knee pain, instability and activity limitation. Meanwhile, there is no gold standard treatment of realignment procedures. This can further cause cartilage lesion in the patella and femoral condyle, and consequently increase the risk

Lin Cheng,1 Kun Zhang,2  Shuying Wu,1  Manhua Cui,1 and  Tianmin Xu1 1Gynecology and Oncology Department of the Second Hospital of Jilin University, Ziqiang Street 218, Changchun 130000, China 2Medical Research Center, Second Clinical College, Jilin University, Ziqiang Street 218, Changchun 130000, China Received 11 August 2017; Revised 5 November 2017; Accepted 22 November 2017; Published 19 December 2017 Academic Editor: Changwon Park Abstract Mesenchymal stem

Stem Cells Offer Hope for Hair Growth

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research may lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia, which is hair loss associated with such factors as hormonal imbalance, stress, aging or chemotherapy. Hair follicle

One of the main things that causes many people cosmetic distress and low self esteem is acne scarring. Most of us have some kind of experience when it comes down to scarring, but the most embarrassing scars are the ones that are out in the open. Such as on our faces. So what can Platelet

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One of the treatments that the FDA approved for knee arthritis is a Hyalronic Acid (HA) injection, sometimes also known as  Viscosupplementation. It has been incredibly successful for knee arthritis. In fact, so successful that many physicians are starting to use it on other parts of the body, like the hip and shoulder, which the

How can PRP treat Tennis Elbow?

Despite what the name may imply, not all people who suffer from Tennis Elbow even play tennis. In fact, most of them aren’t. Many of them can be painters, butchers, plumbers, carpenters, and even much any career which can overuse the muscles in the forearm. This can cause the tendons elbow to become painful and