In the past, cancer treatments consisted of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted drug therapies. Over the last several years, immunotherapy has risen to the forefront of cancer treatments. It uses the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, and it has been quickly gaining traction in the cancer community. One immunotherapy approach is […]
As of Monday, November 13th, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology updated guidelines for high blood pressure for high-risk individuals. Prior to this update, high blood pressure was defined as 140 for systolic blood pressure and 90 for diastolic blood pressure. Now, the high blood pressure targets have moved down to […]
Scientists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a research institute in Switzerland, have been studying the use of virtual reality to reduce phantom body pain in paraplegics. Paraplegia is the impairment of motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. It is often the result of spinal cord injury or a congenital condition. […]
Learn about treatment studies for cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs over time.