Ears, lungs and Hearts!
We have three videos on our own site every week and they are listed below but now we are also featured on AOL with our videos and if you look in the right column at the bottom of this newsletter, we are going to tell you the five most viewed every week so you can click and watch them. My favorite on AOL right now is “Kid Power: Resisting Aggression Defensively.”
Watch our Medical Headline Videos:
The first story is a wonderful one about a young boy who had an auditory brain stem implant at UNC-CH. Dr Craig Buchman, Director of the UNC Ear and Hearing Center there is very pleased with Grayson’s progress so far and we have the video of the first time he turned it on for Grayson which is just so uplifting.
Right down 15-501 (can you tell this is my old stomping ground from college days?) at Duke University Hospital Dr Paul Hahn, a retinal ophthalmologist at Duke Eye Center is going to give Larry Hester a new bionic eye. It is known as the Argus II and is being offered in 13 sites across the country but so far is only approved for people with retinitis pigmentosa.
The third video on our website this week is also a great story about a new treatment at Cleveland Clinic for people with a rare condition called pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). The treatment involves a vest to shake up the lungs, 30 liters of salt water to clean them and we interviewed Dr Jihane Faress at Cleveland Clinic.
Our Special Reports this week include one about how toxic cancer treatment can be to the heart. Dr Mariell Jessup at University of Pennsylvania has lots more to tell you in the story and in the attached full length interview. The patient we interviewed, Derik Fitzgerald, is the first cancer and heart transplant survivor to finish an Ironman and he has other happy news you will have to read the report to find out about.
1.6 million people know who “Amputee OT” is so maybe you need to check out her video blog. Her story is awesome.
Our final report is for the 25 million asthma sufferers. Dr Mario Castro at Washington University School of Medicine is testing a new treatment that may get many off steroids and inhalers in a matter of days! Researchers at 19 sites across the country are still recruiting patients for this clinical trial sponsored by the American Lung Association.
In case you missed them, you may want to check our past reports, Premium Content in Archives DVT Device Breaks Up Dangerous Clots--In-Depth Interview Stents for Sinusitis--In-Depth Interview. Premium Content in the Archives may be purchased for as little as $9 for 24-hour, unlimited access. If you would like to access Premium Content for the first time click here.
It is such a pleasure to report on all these breakthroughs and to have loyal readers who are so interested in them. If any of you are traveling to Central Florida and want to attend one of our critique sessions where we screen the reports before distributing them, just contact us for the dates and if we have room we’d love to have your participation. We do it three times every month and we love outside input…all you have to do it e-mail me, Marjorie Bekaert Thomas or Kim Groves. If we do not respond in 48 hours, call us: 407 691 1500407 691 1500. For the past 3 weeks almost all our e-mail goes to spam and we miss a lot of it.
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Marjorie Bekaert Thomas
President, Ivanhoe Broadcast News
“We keep thinking of deity as a kind of fact, somewhere; God as a fact. God is simply our own notion of something that is symbolic of transcendence and mystery. The mystery is what’s important. ”
-- Joseph Campbell