Keith Roach To Your Health Published 4:13 PM EST Dec 11, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: I recently have been diagnosed with early prostate cancer. My Gleason score is 7. My urologist has informed me that he doesn’t think I am a good candidate for surgery, due to having atrial fibrillation. My radiation oncologist has recommended traditional radiation therapy. However, I am worried about the possible side effects. I am 72 and in otherwise good health. I am considering proton therapy and wonder if you have any thoughts. My research indicates that this has far lower risk of incontinence and impotence. R.O.B. Dear R.O.B.: Prostate cancer can be a challenging diagnosis, and I hope I can help clarify things a bit. You have what would be termed intermediate-risk prostate cancer, based on your Gleason score, a measure of how aggressive the cancer appears on pathological slides. Most experts would recommend radiation or surgery. Atrial fibrillation itself is not necessarily a reason NOT to … [Read more...] about Doc: Comparing array of treatments for prostate cancer
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Michael Jackson’s watch woke him up when it noticed his heart was beating too fast. He was taken to the emergency room and treated for life-threatening sepsis. Were it not for his Apple Watch, the Duluth man explains in a 90-second video on YouTube, things could have ended differently. “I’ve always admired Apple, but I never thought that I would have ever admired Apple for potentially saving my life,” he says to the camera. “Because that’s what the watch did.” Jackson, a Duluth East and College of St. Scholastica graduate with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, posted on Facebook on Thursday afternoon: “I just woke up from my surgery to the coolest surprise. I can now let you know that I went to California a few months ago to film an Apple advertisement. It hit 9,000 views in less than an hour and I hope you like it. I’m still groggy, but I’m so excited.” Apple Watch this week fulfilled its promise to let people take … [Read more...] about Duluth man featured in Apple spot. The company’s watch may have saved his life.
[STK][IN] HEA MEQ BIO[SU] CXP-- WITH PHOTO -- TO BUSINESS, HEALTH, AND MEDICAL EDITORS:Nobles Medical Broadens its Expansion of NobleStitch PFO Closure toSwitzerlandZURICH, May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NOBLES MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES II,INC. has made the next big step toward expanding their efforts as anemerging leader in the global structural heart PFO market. Hospitalsin both St. Gallen and Basel, Switzerland have successfully performedtreatment on patients utilizing the NobleStitchT EL PFO ClosureSystem. Cardiologists from Kantonsspital in Basel and KantonsspitalSt. Gallen each successfully treated PFO patients using theNobleStitchT EL. The growing demand for minimally invasive treatmentoptions, the desire to treat patients utilizing a suture-based closurerather than a large metal implant has lead the generally accepted"standard of care" for closure to shift to suture based closure withthe NobleStitchT EL and has doctors worldwide requesting theNobleStitchT EL be … [Read more...] about Nobles Medical Broadens its Expansion of NobleStitch PFO Closure to Switzerland
By Thomas Crocker, Sponsored content from MD News Updated 4:01 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Photo: San Antonio MD News Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: San Antonio MD News Rapid Recovery Center Prepares to Change Post-acute Care 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Rapid Recovery Center from Mainstreet Health is bringing a model of post-acute care to San Antonio that will set a new standard for how patients heal and rehabilitate after surgery or serious illness — and it starts with medical care that takes the services of a traditional skilled nursing facility to the next level. Set to open in spring 2018 at 6035 Eckhert Road, Rapid Recovery Center’s approach to post-acute care features purpose-built design and hotel-like hospitality, but it is physician-led care and an embrace of technology that make … [Read more...] about Rapid Recovery Center Prepares to Change Post-acute Care