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Henry Osti is a cyclist from Miami Florida. He realized how truly blessed a life he have been given with a wonderful family, amazing friends and an ability to do big things. But, he started thinking deeply about what he had done thus far and what he wanted to accomplish for the rest of my life.
Whether it's destroyed by a bullet, disease, or a bad infection, doctors have a new way to rebuild bone in the face.
(NAPSI)—More than 10 million people stand ready to donate their marrow to someone—anyone—searching for a cure for blood cancer and other devastating illnesses. Newly proposed changes in legislation could make such donations more difficult.
One young man cycles to raise awareness fro the bone marrow registry
NEW YORK (AP) -- Robin Roberts says her road to recovery will bring her back to the "Good Morning America" anchor desk soon.
SARASOTA, Fla. - An ill child got a special surprise from Santa Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Five months after undergoing a bone marrow transplant, Robin Roberts is back on television in the morning.
Bone marrow biopsies can be painful for patients with myeloma, which is one of the most common forms of blood cancer, and often fail to show doctors how far the disease has spread. However, a new type of MRI scan could improve care for myeloma and reduce reliance on bone marrow biopsies.
More than fifty-five thousand bone marrow transplants have been coordinated through the efforts of Be The Match Registry. Now a Sarasota resident who was helped by the registry is traveling to Capitol Hill in an effort to halt budget cuts.
SARASOTA - An 18-year-old Suncoast teen who is currently battling her second cancer was granted her wish to fly a helicopter, courtesy of the Children's Dream Fund.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Sickle cell is a serious disease that causes pain, anemia, infection, organ damage, and even stroke. It’s the most common inherited blood disorder in the U.S. The good news is bone marrow transplants can be a cure. The bad news is not every patient has a matching donor. Now, researchers are looking at a new way to offer more patients transplants.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island boy with cancer has received the surprise birthday party of a lifetime.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island boy with cancer is getting the surprise birthday party of a lifetime.
More than 600,000 total knee replacements were performed in 2008.
Adult stem cell researchers seek participants for cardiovascular disease study
NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC News says Robin Roberts will be back on the job at the "Good Morning America" anchor desk on Feb. 20. Her return will be five months to the day since her bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder.
CHICAGO, Ill. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The most dangerous heart attack is known as a STEMI. It’s when the artery in the heart completely blocks blood flow. Every minute counts when it comes to surviving a STEMI. Now, a patient’s own stem cells could hold the key to recovery.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- About 5.8 million Americans have heart failure, a condition that occurs when the heart can no longer pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Now, researchers say a special type of stem cell may be the key to repairing these hearts.
Leukemia is cancer of the blood forming tissue in the body, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system.
MIAMI, Fla., (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year 700 thousand people suffer a stroke in the United States. Until now, the only recovery for paralysis brought on by the stroke was lengthy rehabilitation. Now, a new stem cell therapy is helping stroke patients move again.
(Family Features) Despite her career as a scrub nurse for general cancer surgeries, a personal diagnosis of cancer still came as a surprise.
Sickle-Cell Disease, named for the sickle-shaped cells is a hereditary blood disorder affecting primarily African Americans and Hispanics.
Every two seconds someone in the U-S needs a blood transfusion. Blood donations affect the lives of many in our community, now, an eighty-five year-old Suncoast man is honored and inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame, for his outstanding commitment and passion for donating more than 145-gallons of life saving blood and platelets.
(NAPSI)—Fifty years ago, few children with cancer survived, and many doctors believed treatment was futile. On February 4, 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened its doors and took a radically different treatment approach, which proved pivotal in changing how the world fights childhood cancer.