Each year 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States. These babies have an extra chromosome that can cause both mental and physical challenges, as well as autoimmune disorders that cause painful skin lesions, patchy bald spots and loss of skin color. Now, researchers are going beyond skin deep to help relieve some of these painful conditions.
Every year about 400 babies are born with hemophilia A, a rare bleeding disorder in which they are missing a critical clotting protein, called factor VIII. Without the protein, their blood is unable to clot when they get a cut and some patients may develop antibodies that fight against the medicine that is treating their condition. The details on a new approach that is showing success.
In the fight against aggressive prostate cancer, researchers are discovering that what’s old is new again. Cork tree bark, an herbal remedy that’s been around for centuries, is being studied as a way to shrink prostate tumors.
Those of us suffering from back problems will do about anything to be pain free … even surgery. But with a 25 percent success rate, the numbers are not encouraging. Ivanhoe explains how more often than not, our back pain is the result of the stressors going on around us.
One in 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or, ASD. The cost of care is expected to exceed 400 billion dollars by 2025. Now, groundbreaking research involving a brain chemical is showing great promise in the lab!
Research shows people quarantined for longer than ten days show significantly higher post-traumatic stress symptoms than those isolated for a shorter period of time. Being stuck at home, what can we do to keep our families mentally healthy?
The hospital can already be a scary place for many kids and even more so now with added hospital restrictions due to COVID-19. Ivanhoe share details on how one hospital is calming kids and getting them up and out of bed.
As the number of daily deaths from COVID-19 decline, there is an increase in the number of studies researching this novel virus. One of those studies is looking at patients in Wuhan, China and is analyzing the effects of COVID-19 on the heart.
It’s a new method of hip surgery which is getting patients up and walking the same day. Conformis hip surgery utilizes a patient-specific 3D design which is then sent to engineers and molded from titanium alloy. For some patients in the past, ‘off the shelf’ hips were not always an exact fit, and sometimes caused painful dislocation, unlike this high-tech hip option.
One hundred thirty-five thousand Americans will die this year from lung cancer. The American Lung Association and The American Thoracic Society say as many as 25,000 could be saved annually through lung cancer screening with low dose CT scans. But according to some studies, only five percent of individuals who qualify go through the screening. And, smokers may not be aware they have a screening option.
You’ve probably heard of the keto diet … the popular eating plan that encourages you to consume high-protein foods and fats while steering clear of carbohydrates. It can lead to dramatic weight loss, but there are some things to consider before you jump on the next band wagon.
With thousands of people dying from the coronavirus just in the U.S. and more than two million infected worldwide, some are stocking up on supplements to boost their immune system. But do they really work?
Thirty-nine million people worldwide are living in total darkness … legally blind. Many of them lost their vision from accidents or disease. Now, a breakthrough device is shining a new light and allowing them to see like never before.
For kids with a disability, recovering from cancer, or any number of problems, it can be a struggle for therapists and parents to motivate them to exercise. Now, one woman has created an interactive solution to help kids get up and get going.
Hydrogels, or smart gels, look and feel a lot like jello. When the liquid drugs are suspended in the gelatinous hydrogels and injected into tumors, this medicine sticks around long enough to deliver the right amount of fighter cells, or meds, to battle life-threatening tumors.
Around 500,000 children in the U.S. have epileptic seizures. The effects can be devastating, especially when medicine can’t help. In some cases, doctors ordered a craniotomy to find the source of the seizures… until a robot named ROSA entered the picture.