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on 04/17/2019

Does EPC Spell Help for ALS?

​University of South Florida researchers successfully transplanted human bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) into mice to mimic the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Their research has improved the survival rates of motor neurons affected by the disease and slowed

on 04/05/2019

It's a Kind of Magic

​Did you know that a procedure that has long been used to treat and heal sports injuries has become an increasingly popular way for many men and women to regain a youthful look and improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars and sun damage? Innovations Stem Cell offers patients this f

on 04/03/2019

Stem Cells Fight Against Aging

​Aging affects every part of our body and is as inevitable as death and taxes. While aging causes our once-healthy tissues to become damaged and dysfunctional, that does not mean you have to simply accept it and move on. You can fight back using a small but powerful weapon that is already found in y

on 04/03/2019

Don't Put Off Getting Treatment

​OK, we're just going to say it. Men can be, well, stubborn when it comes to their health and going to the doctor. Men tend to put off seeing their doctor for painful or uncomfortable symptoms and try to "power through," but what happens when the symptoms begin affecting day-to-day life or relations

on 04/03/2019

Aging's Impact on the Muscles

​Aging affects every part of the body, and muscles are no exception. As much as 45 percent of people living in the United States develop a condition called sarcopenia, which is the natural decline of muscle tissue caused by aging, in their 40s. Living with decreased muscle strength can mean nagging

on 04/03/2019

Living with Asthma? Manage Triggers This Spring

​Spring is a favorite time of year for many people. Flowers blooming, temperatures finally warming up, spring break - there's a lot to love! Unfortunately, there's also a lot of ragweed, mold and a host of other asthma triggers, which can make the spring not so lovable for many people. Find out more

on 03/21/2019

A Surprising Finding of Fat

​An investigation by University of Michigan researchers reveals new insight into why shoulder injuries take a long time to heal.Specifically, the researchers focused on why rotator cuff injuries tend to accumulate fatty tissue instead of new muscle.Tears of the rotator cuff, the group of four muscle

on 03/21/2019

Building New Bone

​The online journal Scientific Reports recently detailed a study from Johns Hopkins Medicine showing support for previous research that a cellular protein signal facilitates the formation of both bone and fat in particular stem cells. The study also shows that this protein signal can be influenced t

on 03/09/2019

Twenty Years of Research in Regenerative Medicine

​Although talk of stem cells happened as early as the 1950s and fat stem cells were described in the 1970s, November 1998 was when the world was introduced to the true potential of stem cell therapy. There is no doubt these tiny cells have changed medicine significantly. The revelation also opened t

on 03/09/2019

Bring the Heat

​If you're living with arthritis, you may want to add some spices when you're cooking your next meal. Why? Because spices can help with reducing chronic inflammation. Innovations Stem Cell can also help reduce the inflammation and pain associated with osteoarthritis with stem cell treatment.Best Spi

on 03/09/2019

Does Diet Matter?

​While no specific diet can treat Parkinson's disease or completely relieve its symptoms, it is essential to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet to help keep you healthy and combat the effects of the disease. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber-rich foods, as well as staying hydrated

on 03/09/2019

Keep It Moving

​Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease that causes the hardening of the blood vessels, skin and other connective tissues over time. When skin and connective tissues harden, it can make moving - and especially exercising - painful, uncomfortable or down

on 02/21/2019

Not Just for the Famous

​Quarterbacks always have to be ready for the next hit, and Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is no different.Tannehill recently revealed that he isn't taking any chances; he has banked stem cells in the Grand Cayman Islands for future use in healing injuries.Tannehill, 30, who was drafted i

on 02/18/2019

Temperature Troubles

​If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, you probably already know that the symptoms can worsen if you are exposed to a trigger such as stress or certain foods. But, what about changes in the weather? Dr. Bill Johnson helps patients living with autoimmune conditions and offers some

on 02/18/2019

Let's Talk About Crohn's

​What do you know about Crohn's disease? You may think it is just a condition that causes indigestion or makes people need to use the bathroom frequently. But did you know that it occurs when the body's immune system sees parts of the digestive tract as a foreign invader and tries to attack it? That

on 02/18/2019

Pass the Pasta? Not So Fast

​Aching knees? If you have osteoarthritis, the answer is probably yes. But while your painful, creaking, aching and swollen knees are caused by the loss of cartilage from your joints, would you be surprised to know that your diet may be contributing to your condition? Researchers at the Oklahoma Med

on 02/18/2019

Not Just About the Clot

​At the Innovations Stem Cell Center, three things are at the heart of most of what we do: fat, stem cells and platelet-rich plasma. Why do we love these things so much? Well, because they are potent healers found right in our own bodies. We talk a lot about the power of stem cells to heal and the b

on 01/31/2019

Don't Forget About Vitamin D

​Many individuals living with diabetes also suffer from a complication of their condition known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is characterized by pain, aching, burning and numbness, which for many individuals is unrelenting. These side effects can make day-to-day living diff

on 01/16/2019

A Lasting Impression

​Are stem cells using injuries as practice for future healing?Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women's Hospital say it is possible.Stem cells, the cells on which all of the body's tissues are built, have long been considered "blank slates" by researchers. But,

on 01/15/2019

Take a Deep Breath

​If you think about a person with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, you may picture someone who requires an oxygen tank to breathe easier. While many individuals diagnosed with COPD reach the point of needing oxygen, the condition often starts very slowly and without drastically notice