Those with a fast and abnormal heart rate, a condition called ventricular tachycardia (VT) now have a new option. Researchers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in tandem with Washington University School of Medicine have used radiation to repair damaged heart tissue, although it’s still an experimental procedure so insurance may or may not cover it. The procedure is noninvasive, and doctors have now performed in on a number of people. For more information, contact the Tyler Heart Institute at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula or CHOMP.
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green has emerged from relative obscurity with a potential cure for cancer. She is the first doctor to cure cancer in mice by using laser-activated nanoparticles. A study published by the American Cancer Society estimated 607K people died from cancer in 2020. Dr. Green’s cure does not require chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Following the successful initial research project, she has received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the nanoparticle cancer treatment research. She is fulfilling a lifelong dream after the death of her aunt Ora Lea, and her uncle, General Lee Smith, who both had cancer. If you or a loved one are struggling with a cancer diagnosis, talk to someone at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. CHOMP has a 24,000 square foot Comprehensive Cancer Support Center with a research library, information on clinical trials and support groups.
An early dinner could help you better manage your weight and your blood glucose. A recent study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that, of people chosen to randomly eat dinner at either 6:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m., eating early was better. The late-night diners burned 10% less fat overnight than those who ate at 6:00 p.m. And their glucose rose 18% more and remained higher for four hours. Eat dinner early! For more information on living a healthy life with Diabetes, talk to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, which has an extensive program.