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Science Care News - December 2016


Don’t Be Fooled This Holiday Season! The Sneakiest Online Shopping Scams Coming Soon to a Website Near You…

(AARP) Online shoppers will spend a record $91 billion over 61 days this holiday season, according to predictions. That’s great news for retailers … as well as rip-off artists behind these sneakiest online shopping scams – Read more...


Planning on doing some baking over the holidays?

Check out these “Best Holiday Baking Recipes” from The Food Network including Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread House, Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing, Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramelized Mango Buttercream, Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread, Holiday Biscotti and more!

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Health News

What Manufacturers Really Mean By Natural & Artificial Flavors, According to Museum of Food & Drink

Many shoppers find food labels confusing – we among them. You can have words such as "artificial" and natural" in most circumstances, and the implications are pretty clear. But once the words hit food labels, the meaning starts to get blurry. This article from Forbes digs into the subject. Read more...


Why You Might Have High Blood Pressure Without Knowing It

"Masked hypertension" is more common than health experts thought.

(Time) Health experts often assume that blood pressure measured in a medical office or hospital may be higher than usual, thanks to the anxiety brought on from being in a doctor’s office (a phenomenon known as white-coat hypertension). As a result, physicians may not take borderline-high blood pressure too seriously in otherwise healthy adults. Read more...


The New Bottom Line on Your Daily Aspirin

(Time) Experts are divided over whether daily aspirin for healthy people is a good thing; the latest study attempts to clarify the confusion.

According to an article published in TIME, Aspirin can be a life saver; it can reduce the risk of further heart attacks in people who have already had one and lower the risk of certain cancers. That encouraging data led people to ask if the over-the-counter drug could also help prevent heart problems and cancer in the first place. In the latest study on the subject, published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers led by Dr. David Agus at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine report that for older people, daily aspirin can lower the risk of heart attack and some cancers while leading to a longer life. Read More


U.S. life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

(The Washington Post) For the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year — a troubling development linked to a panoply of worsening health problems in the United States.

Rising fatalities from heart disease and stroke, diabetes, drug overdoses, accidents and other conditions caused the lower life expectancy revealed in a report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics. In all, death rates rose for eight of the top 10 leading causes of death. Read more


Recent Medical Advancements 


Colon Cancer Research

A scientific breakthrough at UT Southwestern Medical Center could eventually prevent as well as treat colon cancer, which the National Cancer Institute says is the third most common type of cancer in adults. Watch the video...


Breakthrough Surgery Reduces Scarring for Breast Cancer Patients

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Medical Breakthrough Helping Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

Nearly four years after Gillian Reny was seriously injured in the Marathon bombings, a medical breakthrough has her family feeling especially thankful. Watch the video...


Mayo Clinic Uses Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Arthritis in Knee

Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida have conducted the world’s first prospective, blinded and placebo-controlled clinical study to test the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells to reduce arthritic pain and disability in knees. Watch the video...



Science Care in the News

Fox 31 & CW2 Denver - You or a loved one can have a real impact on research and treatments for conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Just click on the video below to watch.





Did you know that Science Care donors contribute to research projects all over the world? Every day, research teams in places like the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Australia and many other countries are developing new products and treatments to combat disease and certain health conditions. These advancements in medicine would not be possible without the training and testing performed using human tissue. When you choose body donation for the advancement of medicine through Science Care, the whole world benefits




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Science Care Donor Contributions to the Medical Community

Every day, Science Care donors are making contributions towards the advancement of medicine. Here are a few recent contributions you might want to know about. 

Recent Projects:

An instructional course on latest developments in Breast Reconstruction. This allows for testing the newest techniques in reconstruction to develop ways to shorten the recovery time, while discovering new and less invasive procedures for future utilization.

Medical research studies to identify quality transdermal products. A transdermal patch is one that is placed on the skin to deliver a specific dose of medication through the skin and into the bloodstream. It is imperative to study these so that patients receive the proper dosages.

The training of surgeons on cutting edge cervical spine procedures. The cervical spine is the very delicate area that houses the spinal cord, which sends messages from the brain throughout the body. Roughly 50% of people over 50 years of age suffer from some degeneration here. With minimally invasive techniques, patients on average are discharged in half the time of traditional open techniques, thus improving the recovery time and outcomes, leading to better mobility and quality of life.


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Share this webpage and guide with friends and family. It gives a great overview and comparison on the various end of life options for anyone who has yet to make plans or have the end of life discussion.

A Comparison Guide: Burial, Cremations and Donation



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