| Mar 29, 2009
The U.S. Army has quietly altered or abandoned some of its more experimental medical treatments for troops injured in combat, as advances it once hailed as groundbreaking are foundlargely ineffective or perhaps even dangerous.
Advanced battle dressings,...
| Jul 14, 2010
Dr. Clement A. Finch, a University of Washington hematologist who became known as Mr. Iron because of his pioneering research on the metabolism of that crucial metal, died June 28 at his home in La Jolla. He was 94, and the cause of death was not...
| Jul 7, 2010
Antipsychotic drugs, which have been traditionally administered to mentally ill patients with psychosis (such as schizophrenia), are now being prescribed for some people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Concerns about potentially dangerous side effects have...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 2:06 PM
To learn more about Joe Leone and follow his treatment, go to: www.joeysjourney-thebattleagainstaplasticanemia.org
Two bone marrow drives have been scheduled for Joe Leone:
Sunday, January 9th
St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Catholic Church
| Jan 23, 2011
| 7:51 PM
Winter storms and unseasonably cold weather have forced the cancellation of a number of blood drives and lowered donor turnout throughout the region, American Red Cross officials reported.
“Since the start of January we’re down about 8,000...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 9:06 PM
Dr. Ernest McCulloch, who with biophysicist James E. Till was the first to isolate and identify a stem cell, opening the door immediately to bone marrow transplants and eventually to what researchers believe will be a host of treatments for a broad...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 1:31 AM
If you followed my column last week it included the beginning of deciphering food labels. This week we will continue with sodium, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, sugars, protein, vitamin A and C, calcium and iron.
Sodium, a component of...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 1:41 PM
Jordan Serwin was 2 when his parents learned the La Caņada Flintridge boy had leukemia. He was 6 when an unusual treatment, a transplant of blood cells from an umbilical cord and placenta of a woman in New York, stopped the disease and set his life on a...
| Sep 15, 2010
For the second time, researchers have used the HIV virus in gene therapy to cure a severe genetic disease, this time the blood disorder beta-thalassemia, which causes life-threatening anemia.
French researchers had previously used a "defanged" version of...
| Sep 22, 2010
It's an inherited disease marked by deformed red blood cells. These normally round and flexible cells take a sickle like shape.
Their irregular shape causes them to get stuck clogging vessels. This leads to pain, infection, and a shorter life.
| Jun 22, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Three UCF football team physicians testified Tuesday they did not know Ereck Plancher tested positive for sickle cell trait and never counseled him about the condition.
Orange County medical examiner Joshua D. Stephany also told the jury on day seven...