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  • Cells are the Smallest Unit of Life

    Cells are the smallest unit of life, the very building block of life, and together make us and all other multicellular organism what we are. Adult cells are usually specialized for specific function (i.e. cartilage, acid secretion in the stomache, etc). However, some cells remain less specialized and differentiated, called stem cells. Stem cells play a primary role in the healing process, and are capable of dividing into a wide variety of cell types. While stem cells previously were collected using aspiration of bone marrow, but recently they have been found in very high numbers in fat, which is much easier to collect and more abundant. The ease of obtaining adult stem cells from fat currently makes liposuction the preferred method for collection, and avoids the risk and controversy of embryonic stem cell use.

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    Are you giving your child too much medicine? Administering the wrong dose of a medication can have serious adverse effects, particularly for children under the age of 12. However, it is an all-too-common problem in the United States, and many of those affected are children. The most common medication mistakes involve errors and confusion with the medicine’s instructions and dosage.Providing too low of a dose of medication can build up the resistance of an illness or infection, prolonging its life span in the patient’s body and possible requiring the use of stronger medicines to fight it. Overdosing can cause harm or even fatality, especially in the cases of younger patients. A pediatrician can prescribe the right amount, but parents can still mistake the directions or use an improper or inaccurate method to measure.

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    Our society may be benefiting from an era of improved brain health and neurology. According to the findings of a long-term study recently published in the Journal of American Medical Association, stroke incidences across the United States have seen a dramatic decline.The study, conducted by researchers including experts in neurology from a diverse selection of universities and medical institutions, followed over 14,000 participants over the course of more than two decades, from 1987 to 2011. The analysis was designed to chart trends in occurrences of stroke and consequent mortality rates.