Storing Stem Cells to Reduce Cancer Treatment Related Risks
Dipnarine Maharaj, M.D., FACP, and Bella Maharaj
The survival rate for cancer patients is steadily rising, but successful treatments like chemotherapy and radiation come with an increased risk of blood disorders like leukemia, and can also damage one’s bone marrow, leading to immune system suppression. Collecting and storing stem cells before receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy can later be used to boost immune function and fight treatment-induced cancer, if it occurs.
How Can CBD Affect Your Sleep?
More than a third of adults in the United States don’t get the recommended amount of sleep, making it hard for them to get through their days. CBD is a cannabinoid that is found in marijuana. It works as a mild sedative that can help your body to reduce pain and symptoms of anxiety that often cause sleeplessness.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked to Heart Fat, Hard Arteries
In a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, Pitt researchers showed for the first time that hormone replacement therapy affects the accumulation of heart fat—a new risk factor for cardiovascular disease in midlife women.
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