Stem Cell Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease: A Change of Heart | Deepak Srivastava

I am at the Gladstone Institutes, and we are a disease-focused basic science institute, so we focus on three major diseases– diseases of the heart, of the brain, and viral diseases. And in each of these areas, We’ve assembled teams of individuals that are multidisciplinary, that are focusing on these disease areas. And what I think we’ve been able to […]

Clinical Trial Research on Heart Disease

BEFORE, I WAS LIVING WITH THE IDEA THAT ANY TIME I CAN DIE. FEAR — CONSTANTLY. THE TRIAL WAS AN OPEN DOOR OF POSSIBILITIES. THERE IS LIFE OUT THERE, AND I HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO. Aglae: SHE TALKED TO HER DOCTOR AND SAID, “IS THERE A WAY I CAN DO SOMETHING FOR MY HEART?” THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING. […]

Drs. Rx: Lower Blood Pressure with a Nap?

Anyone wanna guess what I’m doing? Napping. You know what else I’m doing by napping? Resting. Yes. And I’m naturally lowering my blood pressure without a pill, and that’s today’s Drs prescription. (audience clapping) Naturally lower your blood pressure by taking a nap. A new study had Greek researchers looking at folks and they found that a midday nap was […]

Summer Foods That May Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

I love summer, who doesn’t? Love it! Time to relax, unwind. BBQ, watch some ball games. And I have three summer foods that may help lower your blood pressure. Number one, Drew. Kiwi, have one. One for you, one for me. The American Heart Association reports eating three kiwis a day may decrease blood pressure. That’s a good thing. Number […]

What Is Sickle Cell Anemia and How Do You Get It?

Imagine for a minute that your blood cells are shaped like sickles — sorta like that thing that the image of death carries? Ouch right? But what exactly causes our friendly little red blood cells to turn against us? Sickle Cell Anemia is a blood disorder, where instead of supple soft-frisbee red blood cells that live for 120 days, your […]