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Cell therapy medical tourism: Time for action - Celltherapysociety.org

Department of Research and Development, Hospira Inc., Lake Forest, Illinois, USA, 2Department of Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 3Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering, University College London, London, UK, 4The Stop ALD Foundation, Houston, Texas, USA, 5Interdisciplinary Oncology Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA, 6Department of Regulatory Affairs, Perkin Elmer Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 7Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8Section of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, University Hospital, Cremona, Italy, 9Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 10Department of Cell and Molecular Therapies, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital RPA Hospital and Centenary Institute, Newtown, NSW Australia, 11Research Foundation for , Community Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, and 12Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Key Words: cell therapy, stem cell, medical tourism, medical ethics, informed consent, regulatory affairs

Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy and the Promise of Heart Regeneration

Perspective Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy and the Promise of Heart Regeneration Jessica C. Garbern1 and Richard T. Lee2,* 1Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA Stem Cell Institute, the Brigham Regenerative Medicine Center and the Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA *Correspondence: rlee@partners.org http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stem.2013.05.008 2Harvard Stem cell therapy for cardiac disease is an exciting but highly controversial research area. Strategies such as cell transplantation and reprogramming have demonstrated both intriguing and sobering results. Yet as clinical trials proceed, our incomplete understanding of stem cell behavior is made evident by numerous unresolved matters, such as the mechanisms of cardiomyocyte turnover or the optimal therapeutic strategies to achieve clinical efficacy. In this Perspective, we consider how cardiac stem cell biology has led us into clinical trials, and we suggest that achieving true cardiac regeneration in patients may ultimately require resolution of critical controversies in experimental cardiac regeneration. Introduction The race is on: throughout the world, basic and clinical investigators want to be the first to identify new approaches to regenerate cardiac tissue and to prove the effects of these therapies in patients with heart disease. Despite substantial progress in treating many types of heart disease, the worldwide heart failure burden will remain enormous through this century. The potential of stem cells and the scope of the heart failure problem have fueled a stampede to be the first to achieve human heart regeneration. Cell transplantation approaches are attractive given their...

2013-2014 scholarship guide for continuing & graduate students

2013-2014 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE FOR CONTINUING & GRADUATE STUDENTS Scholarships at Old Dominion University have been established through the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to recognize outstanding academic performance and to assist students in pursuing their educational goals. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria. For some awards, eligibility is entirely determined by academic merit or potential. Other requirements might include demonstrated financial need, field of study, state or city residency, graduation from a particular high school or participation in a specific program, organization or activity. Generally, recipients have earned at least a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) and are full-time, degree-seeking students.  All first-time freshmen and transfer students will automatically be considered for academic and endowed scholarships based on their admissions application.  The majority of scholarships offered to Old Dominion University returning students are based on information already known to the university.  The only students who should submit the Form for Continuing Students are  Students who have a CHANGE in scholarship eligibility according to the Criteria Checklist; a change in information refers to the data originally given on the admissions application or on subsequent scholarship forms. Please be aware that the criteria on the checklist may also change annually.

How to Have Your Cake While Losing Weight - PhillyFIT

Can you enjoy the process of shopping, cooking and eating to lose weight and feel great? Who wants to be on a restrictive diet and miss out on all the fun? People of all ages and lifestyles are finding ways to enjoy great food and a full “foodie” lifestyle without weight gain or unhealthy eating habits. Among the fastest growing group that has found a way to enjoy culinary diversity and stay healthy are the baby boomers - some of whom have chosen the “fit foodie” approach to eat food and good health! A fit foodie is basically someone who has a deep interest in the culinary arts, enjoys eating out, loves to cook, explores new ingredients and embraces the world of food as one of life’s great pleasures. At the same time, they have a deep interest in being active, playing sports, exercising and health issues. This huge number of active, vital, adventuresome, full of life, fun seekers has been dubbed the “ZOOMER BOOMERS”- the active generation. This group and people of all ages and backgrounds have discovered how to have their cake and eat it too while maintaining great low fat bodies, robust health and high energy. They are the envy of their couch potato peers who are struggle with age and obesity-related health issues, increased medical costs, numerous doctor visits and hospital stays, even early death. How do you join this exclusive club? It’s never too late and you’re never too old to get back to the best shape of your life and enjoy all the fun life has to offer.

Healthy Eating
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Lifestyle Coach Facilitation Guide: Core Session 4: Healthy Eating Table of Contents Background and Preparation Page Preparation Checklist Materials Required for Session 4 Before You Begin 2 Lifestyle Coach Brief Learning Objectives Session Overview Key Messages 4 Weigh-in Week in Review This Week 7 Classroom Presentation Part 1: Weekly Progress and Review Part 2: Healthy Ways to Eat Introduction The Way We Eat The Type of Food We Eat 10 Part 3: MyPlate MyPlate The Purpose of MyPlate MyPlate: Grains MyPlate: Vegetables MyPlate: Fruit MyPlate: Dairy MyPlate: Protein How Have You Been Eating? Eating More Like MyPlate 12 Part 4: Wrap Up and To-Do List To Do Next Week Closing 22 Notes and Homework 25 Follow Up Session 4: Healthy Eating Background and Preparation Preparation Checklist Materials These are the materials you will use during Session 4.  Participant handouts for Session 4...

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Gi Surgeon Delhi,Dr Pradeep Jain Fortis,Dr Pradeep Jain Fortis Hospital Dr. Pradeep Jain is well renowned Gastroenterology surgeon with wide experience in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery. He delivers an accurate diagnosis about Gastroenterology condition which might be eluded by other doctors practicing in the same sphere. Dr. Pradeep Jain aspires to clinical excellence and strongly believes in adopting a kind, friendly and holistic approach to patient care. Dr Pradeep Jain sees patients from all walks of life and has a national and international referral practice, a large number of patients have been benefited from the diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic services so far.

HVAC  PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE  CHECKLIST FOR  OUTDOOR  UNITS

Regular HVAC preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble free operation and peak performance. Pre-season maintenance is also important. It can help to avoid a system failure in severe hot or cold weather when you need it most, and it can also keep your energy bill from getting out of control. http://www.acmeacservice.com/

Poo-Chi - Robots and Computers
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Poo-Chi will play the best on a smooth, flat surface. Make certain that the area is clear of obstacles so Poo-Chi can stand, sit and dance on his tiptoes! Poo-Chi should be played indoors. POO-CHI’S SENSORS Poo-Chi is very unpredictable. Activate one of Poo-Chi’s sensors to see what he will do! Poo-Chi has three sensors: light sensor, sound sensor and a touch sensor. To activate the LIGHT sensor: - WAIT until Poo-Chi stops moving. - Slowly pass your hand in front of Poo-Chi’s nose. - When you move your hand away from Poo-Chi’s nose, Poo-Chi will respond. Poo-Chi, the Interactive Puppy, is a new type of friend! Poo-Chi expresses his emotions through his bright expressive eyes, flapping ears and wagging tail. Enjoy hours of playful singing, fun dancing and real puppy sounds. Poo-Chi uses advanced technology to create realistic emotional responses that adapt and change as you play with him. The more you play with Poo-Chi, the happier he becomes – he may even sing a special song for you! CHECKLIST The following items are included in this package: 1 – Poo-Chi, the Interactive Puppy 1 – Poo-Chi bone If anything is missing, please contact the Tiger Electronics’ Customer 1 – Instruction manual Service department and they will send you any missing item. TOUCH SENSOR To activate the SOUND sensor: - WAIT until Poo-Chi stops moving. - Simply clap your hands or make a loud sound. Poo-Chi will respond.

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Maxillofacial Fractures and Dental Trauma in a High School Soccer Goalkeeper: A Case Report Jason P. Mihalik*†; Joseph B. Myers†; Timothy C. Sell†; Eric J. Anish† *University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; †University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Jason P. Mihalik, CAT(C), ATC, contributed to conception and design; acquisition and analysis and interpretation of the data; and drafting, critical revision, and final approval of the article. Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC, and Timothy C. Sell, PhD, PT, contributed to conception and design; analysis and interpretation of the data; and drafting, critical revision, and final approval of the article. Eric J. Anish, MD, contributed to conception and design; acquisition and analysis and interpretation of the data; and drafting, critical revision, and final approval of the article. Address correspondence to Jason P. Mihalik, CAT(C), ATC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, CB #8700, Fetzer Gymnasium South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Address e-mail to jasonm@unc.edu. Objective: To present the case of a 17-year-old male soccer goalkeeper who sustained maxillofacial fractures and dental trauma after being struck in the face by an opponent’s knee. Background: Because of the nature of the sport and a lack of protective headgear, soccer players are at risk for sustaining maxillofacial trauma. Facial injuries can complicate the routine management of on-field medical emergencies often encountered by certified athletic trainers. The appropriate management of maxillofacial trauma on the playing field may help to reduce both the immediate and long-term morbidity and mortality associated with these injuries. Differential Diagnosis: Lacerated superior labial artery, lacerated upper lip, dental fractures, maxillofacial fractures, orbital blowout fracture, closed head injury, cervical spine injury, cerebrovascular accident. Treatment: The athlete received immediate on-field medical care and was subsequently transported to the hospital, where diagnostic testing was performed and further treatment was provided. Hospital inpatient management included dental and plastic surgery. After discharge from the hospital, the athlete...

Fall Newsletter 2012 - Kapnick Insurance Group

MARKET FEATURES A Publication of Kapnick Insurance Group QUARTERLY Fall 2012 From Risk Management Issues to Legislative Updates Corporate Highlights at Kapnick Insurance Group KIG Breaks Into Top 100 Largest U.S. Insurance Brokers Client Corner - Page 8 Featured Client: Trillium Staffing Page 2 MARKET FEATURES Inside This Issue | Corporate Highlights Market Features 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Cover: Scott McDonald, Vice President - Commercial Sales LEGISLATIVE UPDATES - Health Care Reform - 2013 Compliance Checklist LEGISLATIVE UPDATES - Health Care Reform - 2013 Compliance Checklist continued PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INDUSTRY NEWS - Social Media Legal Considerations RISK SERVICES & FINANCIAL STRATEGIES - How To Prevent Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents, IRS Indexed Limits HEALTH MANAGEMENT - Workplace Wellness: How to Naturally Avoid the Flu CLIENT CORNER - Trillium Staffing Kapnick Corporate Highlights Kapnick Insurance Group breaks into the Top 100 Largest U.S. Insurance Brokers Kapnick Insurance Group is ranked in Business Insurance magazine’s 2012 list of the Top 100 Brokers of U.S. Business. This is our first appearance on the list and we are thrilled to be a part of this exclusive group. In its annual list, Business Insurance, the leading trade magazine for the commercial insurance industry, ranks agents and brokers based on revenues generated by U.S.based clients. “We are very excited to see Kapnick Insurance Group ranked amongst these industry leaders, it is a great honor,” said Jim Kapnick, president of Kapnick Insurance Group. “With well over 20,000 insurance brokers in the United States, being in the Top 100 puts us in a very elite group. With our scale, we can bring numerous solutions to our clients as well as enjoy buying power within the insurance marketplace.” Kapnick Insurance Group has also made the Inc. 5000, America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, for the past two years and truly is a Michigan success story in turbulent times. To view other recent awards and honors we have received, visit kapnick.com and click on “Who We Are” and then on “Awards”. KAPNICK INSURANCE GROUP QUARTERLY | Fall 2012

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