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Anatomy of Autoimmune Disease

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc., autoimmune diseases affect as many as 50 million people in the United States. These diseases often leave patients with chronic pain, or with other life-altering symptoms and disabilities that reduce their quality of life. Many of the patients we treat at Innovations Stem Cell Center have […]

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Seeing New Hope for Macular Degeneration

Over 200,000 cases of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, are diagnosed in the United States each year. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. The loss of vision is very scary and extremely overwhelming for many patients. Dr. Johnson offers patients with age-related macular degeneration and other […]

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The Price You Pay: How Illegal Cosmetic Procedures are Taking Lives

CBS News reported that a Dallas, Texas, a woman was recently convicted of the 2015 murder of another woman after she illegally injected silicone into the victim’s buttocks during an illegal cosmetic buttock enhancement procedure. The patient receiving the injections hoped to enhance the size and shape of her buttocks, and had been a regular […]

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How Stem Cells Can Help ED

Many patients with erectile dysfunction chalk the disorder up to simply a consequence of getting older. While erectile dysfunction is more common in men over the age of seventy-five, it can actually happen at any age. Over three million men in the United States are diagnosed with erectile dysfunction each year, making it one of […]

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Stem Cell Therapy Provides Relief for Peyronie’s Patients

Peyronie’s disease is a painful inflammatory condition that results in erectile dysfunction in many men and causes the development and buildup of tough scar tissue inside of the penis. This scar tissue buildup causes the penis to curve – resulting in painful erections and for many, embarrassing sexual dysfunction. Treatment for Peyronie’s disease involves a […]

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Synthetic Stem Cells – Risk or Reward?

Late last year, a synthetic cardiac stem cell was created at the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina State University with the hope that the synthetic cell could offer the same or similar benefits to patients as therapies that use natural stem cells. While researchers behind the project have high hopes for treating […]

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Researchers Create a Cell Bandage to Treat Meniscus Tears

Tears of the meniscus frequently sideline professional athletes, but the injury impacts over 1 million people on average per year, frequently forcing people to give up their favorite activities. Treatment for the painful condition often includes rest, physical therapy, and for many, surgery to bring relief. However, stem cell researchers have tested a new method […]

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Does Smoking Pot Cause Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia, commonly known enlarged male breast tissue, is a condition that affects one-third to one-half of men between the ages of 25 and 45 in the United States. Gynecomastia is a condition that is often embarrassing for many men. It is also often very frustrating as well because many of its sufferers are not sure […]

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How are Stem Cells Related to Football?

Earlier this year, the National Football Leagues and the NFL’s players association settled a five hundred million dollar lawsuit and began a concussion initiative to bring awareness to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of concussion in its players. This initiative, according to Chairman Roger Goodell, was implemented to increase safety and protect players. The NFL […]

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Researchers Supe Up Spinal Stem Cell Regeneration

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have successfully increased the ability of nerve cells to regenerate in the spinal cords of in adult mice. Despite their small size, these mice are evidence of a major advancement in the treatment of adult humans with spinal cord injuries. Injury to the spinal cord can […]

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