Photography has always been a passion of mine. Last week I was forwarded a cluster of breathtaking pictures; pictures of nature and unusual landscape that show just how beautiful this world can be. I was so inspired by the photographs that I decided to look up the artist, Marius Sabo. I found more of his work on a website called photo.net, a site for photographers by photographers. Here is a link of some of his phenomenal pictures.
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Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year. Every second counts when you suffer a stroke. If you get help within three hours, you can get a drug called TPA, but you risk bleeding into the brain. Now, researchers are testing a new technique to dissolve blood clots more quickly, without the risk of bleeding. In Bursting Blood Clots: Medicine’s Next Big Thing?, see how Emergency Medicine Expert Doctor George Shaw and researchers at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, are testing a natural enzyme called plasmin for stroke therapy.
Imagine having a disease that will eventually attack every muscle in your body, making it impossible to move and even breathe! That’s a reality for patients with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, there is a new device that is helping patients breathe easier. In ALS: Take a Deep Breath, Doctor Stephen Kolb, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is using an implantable diaphragmatic pacing system to help strengthen ALS patients’ muscles in order to make breathing easier.
Pacemakers for pain have been around for many years with limited success. Now, some patients are finding relief, if they are willing to be awake during part of the surgery. In Pacemaker Stops Pain, check out how Neurosurgeon Giancarlo Barolat at Presbyterian/Saint Luke’s Medical Center is revolutionizing the treatment for chronic pain.
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100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Although, some find relief through a stimulator implant, they are still hindered because once in place patients cannot get MRI screenings. Now, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are implanting MRI safe spinal cord stimulators that allow people to control their pain, while monitoring other health problems. MRI Stimulator: Managing Pain.
If blood clots are a concern for you, check out our In-Depth Doctor’s Interview from our story Killer Clots: Vacuum Them Up. John Moriarty, MD, Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, talks about a revolutionary way to help clear blood clots.
Do you get a lot of headaches? If so, you might want to think twice before popping another Tylenol. It’s one of the most popular pain medicines in the U.S., but every year 150 Americans die from accidently taking too much acetaminophen, the drug found in Tylenol. In Tylenol Troubles, researchers at UC San Diego Health System show you how to keep yourself safe when taking over-the-counter pain relievers.
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