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Science Care News - September 2017


Remember When – 50 Years Ago September 1967

  • Topping the Billboard charts in September was “Ode to Billie Joe” by Bobbie Gentry.
  • The game show “What's My Line?” broadcast its last episode after having been a television mainstay on CBS since February 2, 1950.
  • U.S. Marine Sergeant Rodney M. Davis, 25, was killed when he jumped upon a live grenade to protect his fellow Marines from the blast. Davis, an African-American and one of the casualties of the battle of Que Son Valley, was credited with saving five other soldiers in the 2nd Platoon from death, and at least seven others from serious injury.
  • The Flying Nun premiered on ABC at 8:00 in the evening and would run for three seasons.
  • Ironside, starring Raymond Burr as a wheelchair-bound police detective, premiered on NBC.
  • Jim Morrison of The Doors defied CBS in a live telecast of The Ed Sullivan Show, after initially agreeing to a producer's request to alter the lyrics to their #1 hit, Light My Fire. Morrison had been asked to change the lyric "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" to "Girl, we couldn't get much better".
  • Love Is a Many Splendored Thing debuted on U.S. daytime television and would become the first soap opera to deal with an interracial relationship.
  • U.S. Army General William C. Westmoreland, the commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, told the National Press Club that the Vietnam War had reached "an important point where the end comes into view... I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."

 (Sources: Billboard / Wikipedia)



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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead



Advancements in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer


The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 160,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed this year, making the disease the second most common form of cancer among men. With September being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we thought we’d take a look at some of the advancements being made to combat this disease. Read more…

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Have you told your next of kin of your intent to be a donor?

If not, and you are registered with Science Care, we strongly advise that you discuss your wishes with your legal next of kin, as they will be involved in the donation process once passing occurs.





Blood clot risk (and other problems) might be tied to how tall you are

(CNN) - How tall you are might hold clues to your risk of various health problems, such as blood clots, according to a new study. Height can be an independent predictor of your risk for venous thromboembolism, or VTE, also known as blood clots, according to the study, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. Read more...


Will experimental blood test be a game-changer for Alzheimer's disease?

(CNN) - An experimental blood test can accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Though still in development, the test may someday be used to diagnose other degenerative brain disorders and even mild cognitive impairment resulting from head injuries. Read more...


Discussing cancer costs can reduce treatment expenses

(Reuters Health) - Even brief conversations between oncologists and patients about cancer costs can help reduce treatment expenses, a new study suggests.

“Increasingly in oncology there are many therapeutic options and they all differ slightly from one another. Where there is a huge difference, a doctor is going to recommend the best one that is the best hope for the patient…” Read more…


Study challenges conventional wisdom on fats, fruits and vegetables

(Reuters Health) - Global dietary guidelines should possibly be changed to allow people to consume somewhat more fats, to cut back on carbohydrates and in some cases to slightly scale back on fruits and vegetables, a large study suggests. Read more...


Attention Chocoholics: Science Says Cocoa May Delay Type 2 Diabetes

(Reader’s Digest) - This might surprise you, but eating chocolate isn’t one of the worst eating habits for diabetes. In fact, it might actually help prevent and treat diabetes.

According to researchers from Brigham Young University, cocoa contains compounds called epicatechin monomers that can help the body release more insulin, the hormone that manages glucose, which reaches unhealthy levels in diabetes. Read more…




Little Girl, Battling Rare Disorder, Forms Heartwarming Bond With Steelers Rookie

(CBS) - Erin Elswick is like any other 8-year-old girl. She goes to school and plays softball, but unlike most others, she also has an extremely rare autoimmune disorder called CRMO. Read more…



Recent Medical Projects  

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:

Hands on training for shoulder arthroscopic instability and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. This research and training aids in both determining the effectiveness of and the advancement of techniques. In addition, surgical practice on instability labral repair, acute acromioclavicular joint dislocation, distal and lateral bicep repairs, as well as total shoulder replacement.

Medical training workshop to learn advanced bone grafting techniques. Focus on bone grafting practice and training for dental implants. In addition, they worked to perfect sinus techniques. These procedures are becoming more commonplace as a general dental practice is seeing an increasing group of patients who are living longer, and this group of older baby boomers often has an edentulous posterior maxilla either unilateral or bilateral.



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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