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Time Ticking for Man in Need of Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment

Marc Serchia, 56, is waiting on a miracle, and if the doctors are correct he doesn’t have much more time. At the age of 39, Marc suffered a massive heart attack, faced a 5-hour surgery to repair blocked arteries, and died on the surgical table six separate times. Unbelievably, he survived, but with a severely damaged heart. Doctors wouldn’t put him near the top of the heart transplant list because they didn’t think he’d live to find a match. Defying the odds, Marc has lived 17 years by eating healthy, making daily changes, and his sheer will to survive.

Marc Serchia

The damage to his heart is extensive. A normal, healthy heart has an ejection fraction — how much the heart compresses to circulate oxygenated blood to the body — between 50-70%. In September 2013, Marc’s ejection fraction was 13%, and doctors were — and still are — amazed he is still standing. [...]



  • July 15th 2014
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    2014 and 2015 Best Hospitals, Ranked by US News & World Report

    US News & World Report is out with their rankings of the best hospitals according to their own survey. For the first time, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, claimed the No. 1 spot, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is ...
    May 12th 2014
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    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Case Confirmed in Orlando Florida

    The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is confirming that a man is being treated for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando, Florida. This is the second case that has been confirmed in the United States, another case has been confirmed in Indiana. CDC officials told Click ...
    May 11th 2014
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    Amgen And AstraZeneca Announce Positive Results From Phase 3 Study Of Brodalumab (AMG 827) In Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis

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    May 11th 2014
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    Eisai Adds 200 Sales Specialists to Field Force for BELVIQ

    Eisai Inc. will add more than 200 new contract sales representatives to its Metabolic Business Unit, bringing the total sales force for BELVIQ® to approximately 600, triple the size from when the FDA-approved prescription therapy for chronic weight management became available in June 2013. This expansion, which becomes effective on ...
    May 11th 2014
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    Women’s Health Magazine and ‘The Doctors’ Partner for National Women’s Health Week (#NWHW), May 11-17, 2014

    In honor of National Women's Health Week (May 11-17), Women's Health Magazine, the fastest-growing international women's lifestyle and wellness magazine, is teaming up with the Emmy®-winning daytime syndicated series, The Doctors (check local listings), to encourage women across the country to make their health a priority and bring vital information ...

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