A new discovery from a joint venture of M.I.T. and Harvard has devised a test to see if experimental chemicals can kill cancer stem cells – the “mother,” if you will of millions of other cancer cells that mature and spread. Their theory is that, in many solid tumor types, unless you kill the cancer [...]
I am a real fan of medical progress through science. Having met many drug researchers I know how it can take years and many millions of dollars to actually end up with a new, approved medicine. As you know, approval is based on clinical trials – trials where maybe a hundred or a few hundred [...]
40-year-old Rhonda Craig of Lake Stevens, Washington is a no-baloney-type woman. Good thing. She has a tough job as a Washington State Trooper. She can find herself speeding along on a remote highway at night to pull over someone who is usually law abiding and compliant or someone who could be a deadly threat.
There are instances when I am bowled over by someone’s courage. It hits like a lightning bolt. That’s what happened the other day when I met 27-year-old Katie Moser.
Our Patient Power producers had arranged for me to record an interview with Katie. She was attending the big meeting of neurologists – the American Academy [...]
Here’s the scenario: You are told you have a severe heart rhythm problem. One where your heart could either stop or go into such uncoordinated contractions that you will die…unless a high tech device, a defibrillator, is implanted to instantaneously jolt your heart back into healthy pumping. You are grateful you live in a time [...]
If you’ve kept up on technology as we search for Osama Bin Laden you may know the U.S. Military, and the CIA, have unmanned drones aloft over war zones. Those “eyes in the sky” carry missiles and are flown remotely by “pilots” in air conditioned trailers near Las Vegas. For them warfare is like a [...]
Kathi Goertzen is a big name in Seattle. She’s one of the most prominent anchors on television in my hometown. She is a lovely woman. Also, for the past ten years, she has been a brain tumor patient. There have been highs and lows. Now she is moving into the world of experimental therapy and [...]