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Identifying the Cause of Interstitial Lung Disease

What Causes Interstitial Lung Disease? A study from Columbia University Medical Center in New York links workplace exposure to vapors, gas, dust, and fumes to an increased likelihood of developing interstitial lung disease (ILD). ILDs are lung diseases that cause progressive scarring and inflammation of lung tissue. Over time, lung inflammation and scarring build up […]

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Why Does Diabetic Nerve Pain Intensify at Night?

Diabetic Nerve Pain Diabetic nerve pain usually means pain, burning, and tingling all day, but for many people with diabetes, it means pain and tingling all night, too. The keeps many people with diabetic nerve pain wide awake, tossing and turning all night. Dr. Johnson treats patients with nerve pain caused by diabetes and other […]

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All About Asthma Stem Cells Treatment

For the 25 million Americans with asthma, managing multiple medicines and avoiding triggers requires a lot of time, energy, planning and effort. The chronic lung condition can also put a limit on exercise and activity. Asthma can be fatal, and the condition prematurely claims the lives of more than 250,000 people every year. Fortunately, Dr. […]

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Heading for a Hip Replacement?

Hip Replacement Surgeries The number of hip replacements performed in the United States each year has doubled since 2000, according to reports from the U.S. Center for National Health Statistics. While the number of hip replacements is increasing, the age of hip replacement patients is actually decreasing. More people in their 40s and 50s are […]

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Investigating Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How Stem Cells Can Help Reduce Symptoms

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) isn’t exactly a topic that many people talk about. In fact, anything related to the bowels is pretty taboo in most conversations. Even though IBD doesn’t usually come up in everyday conversation, 1.6 million Americans experience the painful symptoms of IBD every day. Dr. Johnson treats patients with ulcerative colitis and […]

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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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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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