Take good care of your feet, especially if you have diabetes

When it comes to caring for your feet, the focus should be on taking preventative measures—especially if you have diabetes, according to Dr. Diane Johnson, a Podiatry Specialist in private practice in Shadyside. “When it comes to foot health, there are so many problems that you can run into, so it’s a good idea to … Read more…

Vaccines and Stem Cells: Secret Weapons in the Fight Against Lung Disease

Once a year around the end of October, the U.S. will enter flu season, sparking millions of parents and grandparents to pull their children kicking and screaming all the way to the doctor’s office. Although any needle is an unwelcomed one, we tolerate these injections because at our hearts, we just want to be healthy. … Read more…

Beatlemania, COPD and the Rise of Stem Cell Therapy

In 1963, Walter Cronkite of CBS News was looking for something positive to report after the assassination of JFK. He chose to re-run a report on “Beatlemania” in the U.K. After the broadcast, a 15-year old girl named Marsha Albert immediately requested her local DJ play the band’s album. Inciting a chain reaction in what … Read more…

Alternative Treatments Help Improve Quality of Life

By Phoebe Brown For Pittsburgh Senior News Diagnosis with chronic diseases can pose issues with living life fully, navigating the healthcare industry and finding the right treatment options. For people with lung diseases, treatment options which address the disease itself are scarce. Even Hollywood has noticed how lack of treatment options affects people. Movies like … Read more…

Stem Cell Therapy and Willie Nelson: Rebels by Their Own Rules

By Matt Reinstetle For Pittsburgh Senior News In the world of country music, few people march to the beat or their own drum – or better yet, guitar – quite like Willie Nelson. Nelson, 82, has been active in the country music scene since the mid 1950s and continues to tour. In the 1970s, country … Read more…

The Air in Pennsylvania: Is it Poor for Those with COPD?

By David Ebner For Pittsburgh Senior News Each year, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air Report accounts for the air quality in America’s most populated counties. Though metropolitan areas throughout the state received varying results, 10 Pennsylvania areas were listed among the most polluted. For the nearly 690,000 permanent state residents who have … Read more…