Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Pump, Pen, Injection? Which Way Should You Take Insulin?

For Healthcare Associates, Texas

If you have diabetes and your doctor recommends insulin to help control your blood sugar, you will want to discuss all the options for insulin delivery. Figuring out which delivery method is best for you may depend on a variety of factors, such as which type of diabetes you have, the type of insulin your doctor recommends, and how often you may need it. (published site)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

What Is Causing My Leg and Foot Pain? Radicular Pain and Sciatica

For Healthcare Associates of Texas

Ever had a pain in the buttock that runs down the back of your leg? A pain that makes it uncomfortable to drive or sit for long periods? Chances are, you may be experiencing what is commonly called sciatica. While it is a very common ailment, the causes and treatments vary for each individual

Thursday, August 9, 2018

British researchers report first 3D printed human corneas

For Kapstone Medical
Dr Steve Swioklo, co-author with Prof Che Connon 
(right) as cornea is printed - Image courtesy 
Newcastle University
With little fanfare in the media, researchers announced that they have successfully used 3D printing to produce the first human corneas for transplant.

In a report in the journal Experimental Eye, the research team led by Abigail Isaacson at the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, UK demonstrated the use of collagen-based bio-ink containing encapsulated corneal keratocytes, the primary cells that form the cornea, to produce a cornea that could be transplanted into a human eye. The study was a proof of concept trial and did not actually use the printed cornea for transplantation. (published site)