New Book Takes New Look At Newborns Gift Of Life

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A new book points out that many scientists and clinicians are concentrating their energies on umbilical cord-derived stem cells from healthy babies. Recent research shows human umbilical cord stem cell therapy (hUCSCT) can help many conditions. “Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy: The Gift of Healing from Healthy Newborns” by David Steenblock, M.S., D.O, and Anthony […]


Will Surgery Help My Back Pain

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Everyone experiences back pain at some time in their life. In fact, it is in the top three complaints that people bring to the doctor’s office. In most cases there is soft tissue inflammation, muscle spasms, or degenerative arthritis. These respond well to conservative treatments such as anti-inflammatory medicines, stretches, and osteopathic manipulative therapy. Physical […]


Tennis Racquets Strings

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While the majority of the people include/understand that to play tennis with a suitable racket is of primary importance, little realize that they should also put the accent on the cords that them racket is made of. In this article, the we’ll discuss some ends to help you to make the good choice when it […]


How To Make A Rope Hammock

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Most people know that a hammock is a comfortable place to relax, read a book or sleep. Sure, you could simply go to a hammock store and buy one, but would it be great to know how to make your own rope hammock? Making your own rope hammock can be a fun how-to project to […]


Spinal Cord Injury The Afterlife

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Am I talking about death here? No, I’m talking about life after a spinal cord injury. Why did I phrase the title of this article as I did? Because for many people who suffer a spinal cord injury, their first thoughts after being informed of paralysis, or wheelchairs, or a severed spinal cord, causing the […]


Umbilical Hernia Treatment

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Umbilical hernia occurs when the abdominal content protrudes beneath the skin through the umbilical hole. The umbilical hole, or the umbilicus is the healed scar situated in the lower abdominal area. Through it the umbilical cord enters the body while the child is still inside his mother, and through the cord vital substances are passed […]


Baclofen The Dependable Skeletal Muscle Relaxant For Ms Patients

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects approximately 250,000 to 350,000 people in the United States. This estimate suggests that approximately 200 new cases are diagnosed each week with this disease. This degenerative (marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function) disease affects more women than men, and most people show the first […]


New Blood For New Life

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Blood cord banking is the process of preserving blood from a new born baby’s umbilical cord and placenta. The concept of blood cord banking starts immediately as soon as a mother gives birth, the blood in the umbilical cord and placenta is immediately preserved through freezing and kept in a depository until such time in […]


Cord Blood Accreditation

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When you begin to compare cord blood banks one of the first things you may notice is that some of them are accredited while others are not. Accreditation is voluntary but being accredited by the AABB means that the company you are considering has high standards with regards to most of the factors you will […]


Who Knew Cable Technology Turns Thoughts Into Actions

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Brown University has developed a computer system that allows a paralyzed person to use thoughts to become actions. A cable is plugged into electrodes in Matthew Nagle’s head. This allows him to image movements which then occur. He has moved a computer cursor, opened email and turned on a television. This was done with imagination […]


Scoliosis The Facts

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In medical terms, the spinal cord is a thin, tubular bundle or network of nerves that act as the extension of the central nervous system. The spinal cord functions as the “transmission line” of neural messages from the brain to the rest of the body. The spinal cord is enclosed by the vertebral column, a […]


Reasons For Donating Umbilical Cord Blood

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Cord blood banking generated debates about the implications of donating against private storage of umbilical blood. Umbilical cord blood, a “miracle” in medical and scientific research, is found to contain stem cells which are highly valuable in treating blood-related diseases. Its “primitiveness” can regenerate whole immune systems necessary for curing chronic diseases like leukemia, anemia, […]


Spinal Cord Injury The Afterlife

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Am I talking about death here? No, I’m talking about life after a spinal cord injury. Why did I phrase the title of this article as I did? Because for many people who suffer a spinal cord injury, their first thoughts after being informed of paralysis, or wheelchairs, or a severed spinal cord, causing the […]


Knowing More About Cord Blood Banking

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When a mother is still pregnant with her child, the umbilical cord is actually considered as the lifeline between the mother and the baby. Once the umbilical cord has been discarded after the baby’s birth, then you will lose the chance of being able to obtain precious cells that the cord contains which are an […]


Cord Blood Usage In Infant Medicine

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After collecting the cord blood in maximum 15 minutes after the baby is born, processing it is the following faze in order to be viable for further medical operations. The processing of cord blood includes specific steps, such as RBC depletion, shipping and the actual freezing. The freezing or, scientifically said, the cryopreservation is applied […]


What To Buy For Baby

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A growing number of ingenious gift givers have discovered a special kind of present for new babies and their families. It’s a contribution to help them collect and store the newborn stem cells in their baby’s umbilical cord blood. Banked cord blood provides a unique opportunity to protect that child or another family member’s future […]


Blood Cord Investing In Your Baby S Future

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We all know that blood saves lives, and most of us are familiar with the importance of donating blood when and if we can. As medical science has progressed, however, the ways in which blood can be donated, and even the types of blood it is possible to share, have increased, bringing with them a […]


Is Cord Blood Banking Right For You

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Saving your baby’s umbilical cord blood allows it to be cryogenically stored, and then available if your child later becomes sick and needs a bone marrow transplant. Umbilical cord blood was discarded until the 1970’s, when researchers discovered that umbilical cord blood could save lives under certain circumstances.How do you decide on cord blood banking? […]