February 22, 2024

Embryo Loss Is Integral to IVF. Alabama’s Ruling Equating Embryos with Children Jeopardizes Its Practice

(STAT News) – While embryos can be transferred without freezing, cryopreservation helps avoid transferring multiple embryos at once and allows for delayed transfer when, for instance, someone is undergoing medical treatments such as chemotherapy. This means frozen embryos, as well … Read More

January 16, 2024

Cord Blood Banking Sounds Like a Good Idea–Until You Realize What It Costs Babies

(STAT News) – Unfortunately, early cord clamping, essential for successful cord-blood banking, can do genuine harm to newborn babies in the name of protecting their health. Yes, stem cells collected from the baby’s blood have remarkable healing and regenerative powers. … Read More

December 4, 2023

Study Shows Businesses Selling Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments Have Turned to Long COVID

(JAMA News) – Dozens of businesses selling unapproved stem cell treatments and exosome therapies for COVID-19 have pivoted toward targeting people with post–COVID-19 condition, or long COVID, according to an analysis of the businesses’ marketing practices. (Read More)

October 20, 2023

A New Edition of The New England Journal of Medicine Is Now Available

The New England Journal of Medicine (vol. 389, no. 14, 2023) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Countering the Health Disinformation Machine” by A.S. Keuroghlian “Dismantling the Overpolicing of Black Residents” by J. Ellis, et al. “Global Effect … Read More

September 20, 2023

How Much Do Patients Need to Know About a Potentially Risky Treatment?

(New York Times) – A visiting researcher at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center was startled when he read the warning from the Food and Drug Administration about a product that had been used in spine surgeries at the esteemed Manhattan hospital. … Read More