Degronimids to degrade Oncoproteins

By IsharPal Singh, MS The past 20 years have brought an unprecedented increase in the accumulation of knowledge about cancer cells. The study of genomics has yielded a tremendous amount of data regarding the signaling cascades involved in cancerous cells. Yet, the increase in no. of deaths from cancer remind…

Tommy John Elbow Surgery

By Perry McLimore, MD., JD. ELBOW The elbow is a synovial joint, which means the joint has a synovial capsule and is bathed in synovial fluid for cartilage nourishment. The bones that make up the elbow joint are the humerus, which is the upper arm bone. Below or distal to…

Shingles / Herpes Zoster Virus

By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN The shingles vaccine, sometimes referred to as the ‘shingles shot’ is often seen advertised in pharmacies and Doctors’ offices, leading patients to wonder if they should get the vaccine and what is it for. Shingles is the layman’s term for the Herpes…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and affects 836,000 to 2.5 Million Americans (Institute of Medicine report) or about 2.8% of adults. These numbers may actually be higher because between 84-91% of the cases…

Huntington’s Disease

By Anna Noll What is Huntington’s Disease? Huntington’s Disease also known as Huntington’s Chorea is a progressive, degenerative brain disorder. It causes nerve degeneration in the brain (breaks the nerve cells down). It has huge impact on the patient’s personality, cognitive (e.g. judgment, decision making…

Gene Therapy to eradicate Prostate cancer

A Synergistic approach towards curing Prostate Cancer Cancer is one the leading cause of deaths worldwide with prostate cancer accounting for around 8 per cent of all the new cancer cases and 15 per cent in men. Despite recent advances in detection and treatment of prostate cancer, it still remains…

Breaking The Mystery of Stem Cells

Joanne P. Shelby-Klein, BSN, RN Stem Cells, all human beings and animals have them, but what are they and what can they do? Stem Cells are the forerunners or building blocks of all cells in the human body. They are able to reproduce themselves to replace or fix the…

Advice for Changing Habits and Improving Consistency

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Hasina Akhter, Ph.D Kicking bad habits and sticking on the right ones could be difficult if you are not that much determined. Habits that are not doing anything good to your life are bad or unwanted habits. Those could be overeating or addiction to…

Selective Eating Disorder and Picky Eating

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN A picky eater, we all know someone (usually a child), who fits this description or we may be one ourselves. What exactly does it mean and is it harmful? Picky eating is actually classified as a spectrum or continuum…