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Baby Boomers turn to stem cells for help with painful joints

knee-painFor pain doctor Mark Wallace, arthritis meant his hobby of competitive swimming was becoming too painful.

“Every stroke was like an ice pick in my shoulder,” said Wallace, chief of the division of pain medicine at UC San Diego. Cortisone shots relieved the pain for about a month, and then it would return.

For philanthropist Denny Sanford, even walking was too painful. He sought relief for his arthritis with a right knee replacement, but that didn’t work well. So to treat his other knee, he looked for an alternative.

Wallace and Sanford said they found that relief with stem cells; Wallace at UC San Diego using cells from his bone marrow, and Sanford at a clinic in Germany using cells from his fat tissue. Their cases — particularly Wallace’s — illustrate how the use of stem cells to relieve joint pain is becoming an accepted part of orthopedic medicine.

With millions of baby boomers experiencing the miseries of arthritis, the need is great and growing.

Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research of Grace Century comments: “Regenerative medicine is gradually becoming part of mainstream healthcare and it is only a matter of time until it becomes essential. So watch our projects in this space.”

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Why bank? More Evidence to Bank Young Healthy Stem Cells.

cellsStem cell therapy is often a “last resort” treatment for patients with end-stage heart diseases. A recent study, however, finds that the treatment could be more harmful than helpful if cardiac stem cells are involved.

Researchers found that using patients’ own cardiac stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue may not only be ineffective but that the stem cells may also develop inflammatory properties that cause further heart damage.

In the United States, around 5.7 million adults are living with heart failure. The condition occurs when the heart is no longer able to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to fulfill the body’s needs.

There is currently no cure for heart failure. In some cases, the condition can be managed through medication and lifestyle changes. For people with end-stage heart failure, however, there are limited treatment options.

Heart transplantation remains the primary treatment for end-stage heart failure, but there are not enough donor hearts to meet recipient needs. Figures from the Organ Transplantation and Procurement Network show that there are more than 3,900 patients in the U.S. waiting for a heart transplant. Last year, 3,191 heart transplants were performed.

Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research for Grace Century comments: “These research findings confirm the obvious fact: stem cells from the sick hearts are not good and unusable, hence, banking from a young healthy person is the only way to secure the future health.”

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New Law Opens Door for Stem Cell Therapy in Texas

image001The legal battle to get patients access to stem cell therapy in Texas is closer to reality, according to TWCNews.com latest news article.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed such legislation into law this week, and it means some patients will be heading into uncharted medical territory.

After Sept. 1, patients with terminal illnesses or severe chronic diseases will be allowed to access experimental stem cell treatments in Texas.

Currently, most patients who want stem cell therapy have to travel outside the United States to do it, and stem cell re-injections are only allowed here within a 24-hour window.

“This is going to protect patient health, and provide for the treatments to be done here locally at home,” said Mike Byrom, the Chief Science Officer at Austin stem cell bank BioEden​.

Byrom said the new law will keep patients in the country, and will provide renewed hope for those with serious ailments.

Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research of Grace Century commented: ”The recognition of Stem Cells treating aliments, and acceptance in Texas is cracking the flood gates open. Get the Insurance companies on board and it lights out!“

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Healthcare’s Disruptive Transition: Millenials and their Influence on the Industry

image006We tend to associate Millennials with the proliferation of technology; however, all the key technology improvements that we are witnessing today were effectively developed during the life of the trailing edge Baby Boomers (1956 to 1966). We the “trailing-edge” are the technology generation.

Our children, Millennials, have taken to technology and the creation of applications, at a ferocious rate. Few have used, let alone remember, the typewriter; they are more familiar with the computer keyboard introduced while in grade school.

These Millennials are starting to enter the healthcare system en masse. The leading edge of the Millennials today are 37 years old. They don’t function well without technology and as they enter healthcare, along with their parent’s high healthcare consumption years, healthcare is facing an inflection point and technology is the only answer.

We see Millennials beginning to question everything… I suppose you might say that we taught them right! Millennials are used to sharing their profile information across multiple platforms by simply entering a password and clicking a button. For them, filling out a form in longhand is a foreign concept, though we do it at nearly every visit to a physician.

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Stem Cell Therapy is One Step Closer to Becoming Law in Texas

Screen Shot 2017-05-24 at 11.22.00 AMStem cell therapy is one step closer to becoming law in Texas, the latest state to push for passage of a patients’ “Right to Try” legislation. House Bill (HB) 810 is one of three proactive stem cell bills being considered in the Texas Legislature that would make it easier for those suffering with incurable illnesses to have access to stem cell treatments. The bill, which passed the Texas House unanimously, now heads over to the Senate.

Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research for Grace Century comments: “This kind of legislation, hopefully will be controlled, but moves the goal post closer for the industry. Personally, I am waiting for Insurance companies to agree to pay for storage of young healthy cells: to me that’s a no brainer for improving health down the road, while saving tons of cash.”

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The Quantum Group Receives 13th Patent

BN-GZ066_EdpCha_P_20150216111110The Quantum Group, Inc. (QGP) is pleased to report that in the last month of 2016 it has added yet another success in the Company’s path towards helping redefine healthcare, with the issuance of its 13th patent.

This 13th patent was permanently recorded on December 27, 2016, as United States Patent #9,532,295. The patent, originally filed on August 23, 2013, bears the title “Predictive path communication protocol across a network of transiently connected mobile devices”.

One of the great benefits of PWeR is that it can collect and assemble all of an individual’s medical information from any point on the planet, and then store that data centrally, securely in one place, or online. Similarly, PWeR can then use the Internet to project it to any point on earth, on demand, as required, and in a secure manner. PWeR is capable of this, but in some places, communication of such large amounts of data is impractical and/or expensive. Predictive Path Protocol is a communication technique designed to resolve that limitation, inexpensively, at any remote point.

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MediXall Appoints Dr. Pedro A. Sanchez, D.O., to be its First Medical Director

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MediXall Group, Inc. ( OTCQB : MDXL ) is pleased to announce the appointment of its first Medical Director, Dr. Pedro A. Sanchez, D.O. Dr. Sanchez is a graduate of Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and served his residency at Wellington Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Florida. Dr. Sanchez is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and has been a successful family practice physician for over 25 years.

Carl L. Larsen, President of MediXall Group, Inc. commented, “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Sanchez join our team officially. We anticipate that Dr. Sanchez will have a very positive impact on our operation from providing Subject Matter Expertise to assisting in the analysis and review of future acquisitions. Dr. Sanchez’ broad grasp of so many facets of the medical and healthcare industry, including his deep clinical and practice management experience, will greatly benefit the development and deployment of the key portfolio companies that we are building and looking to acquire.”

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A Biometric Password That is Always with You

heart-cardiogramWhat could be a better way of securing data rather than a heartbeat? A scientific research team from the Binghamton University believe that heart’s electrical pattern may be used as an encryption key for electronic records.

Currently the complexity and cost of present encryption tools do not allow the full implementation of such data into telemedicine field and mobile healthcare systems.

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The Latest Blog From Our EMR Partner PWeR, Inc.

PWeRsquare2Grace Century’s Electronic Medical Records Partner, PWeR Inc., have just published a new blog article, much of which focuses on the disparity between the Healthcare industry and other industries in terms of relative embracement of cutting-edge technologies.

It is a well known fact that the Healthcare industry in general has been slow to adopt new technology breakthroughs, and to quote PWeR President Noel. J. Guillama, “We live in a technology infused world today, and yet without a doubt, the gap in the use of technology outside and inside of healthcare has never been so wide. We should use technology to help patients monitor their wellness, every action, and every set of data to communicate that information to the EHR, and their providers. All of this data will then allow better usage in the population for health management.”

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New Direction of Stem Cell Research is About to Revolutionize Modern Dentistry

5a9bdcb0915c2aac2087cf39e9a4a746The stem cells that may be extracted from our teeth can be used to fill in chips, cracks, and cavities, scientists say, and the findings could one day possibly make dental cement obsolete.

The new methodology has been tested only in mice so far, but the research itself, published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports, describes a way to motivate stem cells to repair tooth defects at a scale they normally can’t, with a drug that already has some safety testing behind it. It also highlights the potential of a type of stem cell therapy in which the cells are stimulated in place, rather than taken out, manipulated, and put back in.

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