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COVID-19 Patient in US Receives Double-Lung Transplant

COVID-19 Patient in US Receives Double-Lung Transplant

A young woman in Chicago is recovering from a double-lung transplant made necessary by a severe case of COVID-19. The patient, a Hispanic woman in her 20’s, had no preexisting medical conditions when she came down with COVID-19. Before the surgery, she spent nearly two months hooked to a ventilator and ECMO. “For many days, she was the sickest person in the COVID ICU - and possibly the entire hospital,” says Dr. Beth Malsin, a critical care specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “There were so many times, day and night, our team had to react quickly to help...

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Live to 100 Like a Prince

Live to 100 Like a Prince

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Queen Elizabeth II’s husband) celebrated his 99th birthday this week under a COVID-19 lockdown. He is otherwise fit and healthy, quite an accomplishment for his age.Speaking about the Duke’s unusual longevity, former Buckingham Palace doctor Anna Hemming credited his balanced diet and his love of sports:“Sport has its benefits in keeping both your body and mind active. When the time comes to retire from sport, the interest in sporting activities helps to stimulate your mind,” says Hemming, adding that active people tend to have more interests and thus more engagement with others. “Over time, this...

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Is Blood Flow Restriction Training For You?

Is Blood Flow Restriction Training For You?

As a society, we are always looking for the next, innovative approach to fitness and health. Our track record shows that us humans will pretty much try anything to look and feel better. Sometimes fitness crazes are a passing trend that don’t seem to quite hold. Other times, they prove to have lasting power (like CrossFit or SoulCycle.) One of the newer fitness trends on the market currently is something called Blood Flow Restriction and the health claims make it certainly appealing. While the theory is by no means new, only recently are we starting to see it recognized in...

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US Military Wages War on Diet

US Military Wages War on Diet

For the next five years, health tech company Metabolon will be analyzing human biological samples taken from military personnel. The project is being funded by USARIEM, the Pentagon’s top lab for soldier health and performance research, and seeks to determine the effects of diet on soldiers’ health and combat readiness. Metabolon is the leading company in the field of metabolomics, the study of the small molecules (metabolites) produced by metabolism. Metabolomics helps improve scientists’ understanding of how genes, diet, lifestyle, microbiome, and drugs affect health and the progression of disease Metabolon’s work in this field has been documented in more...

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