Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Heart Failure

A publication in the prestigious cardiology journal, Circulation Research, indicated that in patients with heart failure and low ejection fractions, intravenous infusion of umbilical derived stem cells was safe. Improvements in heart function, functional status and quality of life were observed in patients treated with umbilical stem cells up to 1 year of followup. Click here to view the full article

What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, injections utilize your blood’s healing properties to help repair damage to muscles, tendons, cartilage and sometimes even bones. For those with orthopedic problems, especially osteoarthritis, PRP injections are administered with the goal of reducing pain, improving joint function and stopping or slowing down the damage that has been done to the affected area. To start with, …

Looking for an Alternative to Knee Replacement Surgery?

When a doctor says you may need knee replacement surgery, it can be a lot to take in. Knee replacement surgery can be expensive, painful and require an extensive recovery period. Physical therapy can add more to the financial and time commitment to the procedure as well. Dr. Herskowitz and other doctors around the country are working on alternatives to …

Treating Autoimmune Diseases With Stem Cell Therapy

When the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, the results can be debilitating. This is what life is like for those with autoimmune diseases. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, and most treatments focus on controlling the symptoms, not healing. New treatments using stem cells are now being clinically studied at stem cell therapy practices around …

Stem Cell Therapy Could Help Heart Attack Recovery

New research on mononuclear diploid cardiomyocyte, or MNDCM, a type of regenerative heart muscle cell, shows promise for patients recovering from a heart attack. Previous research has shown that newborn mammals have a plethora of these MNDCM cells, which help them regenerate heart muscle tissue when damage occurs. However, adult mammals show a serious decrease in the number of these …