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FDA Updates Analysis of Medical Device Reports of Breast Implant Illness, Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing an update on adverse events reported to the Agency related to breast implants, including breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), and systemic signs and symptoms referred to by patients as breast implant illness (BII), which some patients report after receiving breast implants.

FDA also announces Qualification of a Medical Device Development Tool to Aid in the Effectiveness Assessment of Devices Used in Breast Reconstruction. (FDA)

FDA also announces Qualification of a Medical Device Development Tool to Aid in the Effectiveness Assessment of Devices Used in Breast Reconstruction. (FDA)

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Help patients rebound by giving Blood to American Red Cross

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.

Middle school basketball player Olivia Stoy received blood and platelet transfusions during treatment for T lymphoblastic lymphoma. With the help of blood and platelet donations, the 14- year-old was able to return to the basketball court this season.

Kavitha Gadiraju gives a whole blood donation. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Kavitha Gadiraju gives a whole blood donation. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Clarksville Police to recognize Katie Hildreth

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – For anyone who has gone to Chick-Fil-A in the last 5-6 years, you know Katie Hildreth. She is the young lady working at Chick-Fil-A who would always speak to you, smile, always very positive, and about as hard working of a person as you could ever meet.

Also, she has been volunteering one day a week at the hospital for the last 12 years. By now, a lot of you know that Katie was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma in March.

She has been undergoing treatment, but according to her mom, has still been maintaining her positive and upbeat attitude.

Katie Hildreth

Katie Hildreth

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Age at Cancer Diagnosis may affect the Risk of Death from Heart Disease according to American Heart Association

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The age at which cancer survivors were diagnosed for cancer may help determine their risk of death from heart disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Heart disease has been known to be the leading cause of treatment-related, non-tumor deaths among survivors of childhood cancer, breast cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma.

For some types of cancer, the younger the age at cancer diagnosis, the greater the risk of heart disease. (American Heart Association)

For some types of cancer, the younger the age at cancer diagnosis, the greater the risk of heart disease. (American Heart Association)

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Hard to treat Chest Pain may be improved with a Patient’s own Stem Cells according to American Heart Association

 

American Heart AssociationPhoenix, AZ – A non-surgical treatment that uses a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells to treat chest pain or angina improved both symptoms and the length of time treated patients could be physically active, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Angina is chest pain or discomfort caused when the heart does not get enough oxygen-rich blood due to narrowing or blockages in the arteries leading to the heart.

A patient’s own stem cells may treat chest pain that cannot be treated with current therapies. (American Heart Association)

A patient’s own stem cells may treat chest pain that cannot be treated with current therapies. (American Heart Association)

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