Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished oncologist and surgeon, Contreras is renowned for combining conventional and alternative medical treatments with emotional and spiritual support to provide patients with the most positive treatment experience possible, a treatment that increases the one-year survival rate up to three times the U.S. average. He treats cancer as a metabolic disease vs. a genetic disease. Dr. Contreras has authored fifteen books concerning integrative therapy including 50 Critical Cancer Answers, The Hope of Living Cancer Free, The Coming Cancer Cure, Beating Cancer and Dismantling Cancer. For more information, please visit his website www.oasisofhope.com
On this episode Simon K speaks to actor Patrick KilpatrickOne of the finest screen/television character actors of his generation, playing against a spectrum of Hollywood's leading action heroes, Patrick Kilpatrick's entertainment career has spanned more than 170 films and television shows as lead actor, producer, screen writer, director, and global entertainment teacher- from "Minority Report" with Tom Cruise to "Dark Angel" with Jessica Alba, from the largest production in Public Broadcasting history to the Los Angeles Theater Center with John Goodman and Academy Award winning British director Tony Richardson in Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra". He has appeared in over 75 hit TV shows such as "24", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and all "CSI".His action film villain appearances embrace a multitude of genres and an international Who's Who of directors, writers, production talent and leading men and women of the last quarter century. The Replacement Killers (1998 - director Antoine Fuqua) against Yun-Fat Chow, Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Caan in Eraser (1996 - Chuck Russell), Last Man Standing (1996 - Walter Hill), opposite Bruce Willis, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995- Geoff Murphy), opposite Steven Segal, The Presidio (1988) - Peter Hyams), opposite Sean Connery and Mark Harmon, two award-winning and highly rated original cable westerns opposite Tom Selleck, Last Stand at Saber River (1997- Elmore Leonard) and Crossfire Trail (2001), one western opposite Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw HBO's Premiere Films adaptation of Louis L'Amour's The Quick and the Dead (1987), and the ever-popular action mainstay Death Warrant (1990) opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme, as "The Sandman". He has even done battle with the largest mammal on earth in Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997).His further and recent work includes the film Parasomnia from director Bill Malone ("Fear.com", "House on Haunted Hill)", "Nip/Tuck", "Chuck", "Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles", "Burn Notice", all NCIS franchises and the film "American Violence" with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the World Stipe Miocic.Kilpatrick is president and CEO of Uncommon Dialogue Films, Inc. (UDF) (founded 2005) - a full service event/script, casting, film and media service company - idea inception to global return on investment realization. His producing/fund raising/film financing and production background has taken him from Fiji to the London Stock Exchange for the presentation of investment film slates. Until a military coup toppled the Fijian government he was briefly named founder of the University of Pacific Film and Theater program.He has taught acting, auditioning, directing, producing and film distribution, Men in the Movies, Star Trek and Stage Combat at the University of Wisconsin (Whitewater) and Hampton Sydney College in Virginia and at the Texas Theater Center in Dallas/Fort Worth. Kilpatrick has prepared full film school curriculum for the governments of Brazil and Nigeria while privately and group entertainment coaching in Los Angeles and via Skype.The Uncommon Dialogue Film Mentorship Program - under his directorship and chief instruction, utilizing his "Deliver the Goods" Curriculum - has coached countless students from beginners to active professionals in all phases of entertainment warrior status while guiding each to agency representation and self-production.He was invited by New York Film Academy Veterans Advancement Program to present a Master Class on Oct. 13, 2017.He has in the past partnered with Los Angeles Film Academy for his charitable event The Hollywood Celebrity Sporting Clays Invitational that raises money for wounded warriors and City of Hope Hospital.He is appearing in theaters, stores and Netflix in "American Violence" and "Assassin X", "Cops and Robbers" with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quentin Rampage Jackson, "Black Water" with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph
Abide Radio is a podcast presented by the Abide Christian Meditation app. It's a podcast that brings you thought leaders making an impact in the world, and stories of God's grace and redemption. In Episode #6, host Bonnie Curry talks with Dr. Francisco Contreras, Director and President of the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Mexico. To download the Abide app, go to the App Store or Google Play, or go to www.Abide.co
Director, President and Chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital, Dr. Francisco Contreras, along with Oasis of Hope CEO Daniel Kennedy, at Faith Radio/Meeting House Media Central at the 2022 National Religious Broadcasters Convention, discussed the 50th anniversary of the "War on Cancer," and highlighted how the spiritual can impact physical health. They have co-authored the book, The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer. You can find out more online at oasisofhope.com.
Rita Pappas, MD, Medical Director of Hospital Operations at Cleveland Clinic discusses her leadership journey from clinical nurse to physician and the challenges that she faces as Chief Medical Officer of Hope Hospital, Cleveland Clinic's COVID-19 surge facility.
For nearly six decades small Christian hospital in Mexico has been ministering to the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of its patients, the majority given weeks to live. The staff at The Oasis of Hope Hospital say their mission is to ... ...
For nearly six decades small Christian hospital in Mexico has been ministering to the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of its patients, the majority given weeks to live. The staff at The Oasis of Hope Hospital say their mission is to ... ...
For nearly six decades small Christian hospital in Mexico has been ministering to the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of its patients, the majority given weeks to live. The staff at The Oasis of Hope Hospital say their mission is to ... ...
Dr. Francisco Contreras is a cancer specialist renowned for integrating alternative therapies with conventional cancer treatment. For the last 38 years, he has treated tens of thousands of patients who have come from more than 60 countries seeking alternative cancer treatment at his Oasis of Hope Hospital. He has spoken around the world and appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox & Friends. He is the author of twelve books including his new release “The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer.” This book shares a revolutionary approach to cancer treatment that focuses on the patient, provides resources to the body, mind, and spirit, and leverages the metabolic traits of cancerous cells to undermine a tumor's strength. This total care approach has been developed over the last six decades at Oasis of Hope Hospital. Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished surgical oncologist, Dr. Contreras is renowned for combining conventional and alternative medical treatments with emotional and spiritual support to provide patients with the most positive treatment experience possible. Dr. Contreras Book: The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer Websites: Oasis of Hope Website Cancer Treatment Plan Website Oasis of Hope Hospital on Instagram ______________ Follow Therese "Tee" Forton-Barnes and The Green Living Gurus: The Green Living Gurus Website Healthy Living Group Facebook Green Living Gurus Page Facebook Instagram Youtube Services For further info contact: Therese Forton-Barnes Email: Greenlivinggurus@gmail.com Cell: 716-868-8868
Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished surgical oncologist, Dr. Contreras is renowned for combining conventional and alternative medical treatments with emotional and spiritual support to provide patients with the most positive treatmentexperience possible.Dr. Contreras has authored numerous books concerning integrative therapy, cancer and heart disease prevention and chronic illness, including “The Hope of Living Cancer Free,” “The Hope of Living Long and Well,” “Beating Cancer” and “Dismantling Cancer.” His newest book, “The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer,” was released in October, 2020.Sponsor: www.SeniorCareAuthority.com
In this episode we speak with Dr. Francisco Contreras about his approach to integrative cancer care. Dr. Contreras is a cancer specialist renowned for integrating alternative therapies with conventional cancer treatment. For the last 38 years, he has treated tens of thousands of patients who have come from more than 60 countries seeking alternative cancer treatment at his Oasis of Hope Hospital in Mexico. He has spoken around the world and appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox & Friends. He is the author of twelve books including his new release “The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer.” Learning Points: 1. Why is it important to address the emotions of a cancer diagnosis? 2. How does treating the whole person influence outcomes? 3. What is the difference between integrative & alternative cancer care? Social Media Handles/Website Address Email: email@example.com https://www.cancertreatmentplan.com/ twitter: https://twitter.com/hospitaloasis facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oasisofhopehospital/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oasisofhopehospital/
Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished surgical oncologist, Dr. Contreras is renowned for combining conventional and alternative medical treatments with emotional and spiritual support to provide patients with the most positive treatment experience possible. Dr. Contreras has authored numerous books concerning integrative therapy, cancer and heart disease prevention and chronic illness, including “The Hope of Living Cancer Free,” “The Hope of Living Long and Well,” “Beating Cancer” and “Dismantling Cancer.” His newest book, “The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer,” was released in October, 2020. Sponsor: www.SeniorCareAuthority.com
Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished surgical oncologist, Dr. Contreras is renowned for combining conventional and alternative medical treatments with emotional and spiritual support to provide patients with the most positive treatment experience possible. Dr. Contreras has authored numerous books concerning integrative therapy, cancer and heart disease prevention and chronic illness, including “The Hope of Living Cancer Free,” “The Hope of Living Long and Well,” “Beating Cancer” and “Dismantling Cancer.” His newest book, “The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer,” was released in October, 2020. In addition to writing for medical journals, Dr. Contreras has participated in medical conferences such as the World Conference on Breast Cancer and is active in the Cancer Control Society. He has addressed governmental organizations, including the Georgia House of Representatives Health Policy Task Force and the Japanese Medical Association. He has also been on special assignment to Slovakia as a member of the Mexican Health Advisory Board. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR: What makes Oasis of Hope Hospital different? How to Overcome the Failures and Devastating Side Effects of Chemotherapy, Radiation and Surgery. Is There Really Hope for People Facing Stage IV Cancer When Chemotherapy Has Failed? Is There Scientific Evidence Supporting the Use of Alternative Cancer Treatments, and What Therapies Do You Use? How Do You Treat Advanced Stage Cancer Patients Differently Than Other Oncologists? A Comprehensive Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition Therapy for Cancer Patients. And so much more! SHOW LINKS: Oasis Of Hope WEBSITE: oasisofhopehospital.com Buy Magnesium: https://lddy.no/r61x use code WITCHY to get 10% off Sign up for FREE Essential Oils Webinar Class: https://www.hol-fit.com/oilsclass Loren’s Daily Intention Checklist - https://bit.ly/2P14KFp
Rita M. Pappas, MD, FAAP, FHM is the Medical Director of Hospital Operations at Cleveland Clinic and a staff physician in the Department of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. In 2020, she was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Hope Hospital, Cleveland Clinic's COVID-19 surge facility. In this podcast, Cara King speaks with Dr. Pappas about her journey from a nursing career to medical school and into the operations side of medicine as well as the uncertainties and challenges of managing her family as a single mom during the early months of the pandemic while she and her teams put a 1000 bed surge hospital together in less than 30 days.
Dr. Rola Hallam is a punk rock doctor. She is the founder of CanDo; a crowdfunding platform that puts resources in the hands of the frontline healthcare workers in war-affected communities. In 2011, when war first broke out in her home country Syria, Hallam became involved in the humanitarian response. Working with various Syrian-led NGOs, she played an integral part in building 7 hospitals in Syria including the first ever crowdfunded hospital. To address the issues she had found within the aid system, she established CanDo, a not-for-profit social enterprise and crowdfunding platform for local humanitarian organizations. She ran a crowdfunding campaign in 2016 called People's Convoy, which raised money to build a Hope Hospital for children after the last children's hospital in Aleppo was destroyed having been bombed for the 6th time. She and the Convoy drove the entire provision of medical equipment for the hospital from London to the Turkey-Syria border in December 2016. She says, “Hope Hospital was built because thousands of people came together from around the world and said: It is not acceptable to bomb hospitals, it is not ok to bomb children. And we will rebuild.”March 15, 2021 is the 10-year anniversary of the ongoing war in Syria. Hallam is now fundraising to help protect children who are being targeted in schools. Go to SaveSyriasSchools.org to help purchase early-warning systems for 150 schools. DONATE NOW - Save Syria's SchoolsSaveSyriasSchools.org ‘Saving Syria’s Children’ documentaryhttps://vimeo.com/140567469TED Talkhttps://www.ted.com/talks/rola_hallam_the_doctors_nurses_and_aid_workers_rebuilding_syria/up-next‘Open Letter: Let us Treat Patients in Syria’https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)61938-8/fulltextThe People’s Caravanhttps://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-38528360No ads.No sponsors.No censorship.We are the media.Exclusive content is available to Patrons only.Go to Patreon.Become a member.Get extra stuff.Join the community at amandapalmer.net/podcast
In this episode, Jason interviews Dr. Francisco Contreras! He serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished oncologist and surgeon, Francisco is renowned for combining conventional and alternative medical treatments with emotional and spiritual support to provide patients with the most positive treatment experience possible.Francisco talks about the connection between your mental and physical health to the causes of cancer! He also talks about how all the usual aspects of nutrition, exercise, and stress management can be managed to help reduce your chances of getting cancer. Even with the most basic changes, you can do your best to improve your chances of living a healthier and happier life! Learn More About Dr. Francisco Contreras:WebsiteBookApp Stay Connected with Jason PriestWebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn About The Dad Bod PodA podcast for men looking to improve their health and re-define their Dad Bods. A place for men to learn, grow and live the healthiest life possible.Don't forget to follow us on IG @thefatherhoodexperience!
Cancer is one of the world's largest health problems, with an estimated 9.56 million people dying prematurely due to cancer in 2017. There are several factors contributing to the rise of cancer in our lives, but one of the main ones is the environment we live in — which affects our food, stress, sleep, and what we put on our bodies. It's time we start looking at cancer in a nonconventional way since what we are doing now clearly isn't working. Dr. Francisco Contreras is a cancer specialist renowned for integrating alternative therapies with conventional cancer treatment. For the last 38 years, he has treated tens of thousands of patients who have come from more than 60 countries seeking alternative cancer treatment at his Oasis of Hope Hospital in Mexico. He has spoken around the world and appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox & Friends. He is the author of twelve books, including his new release https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55323584-the-art-science-of-undermining-cancer (“The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer.”) “Health is the equilibrium between ourselves and our environment.” We have disregarded so many parts of our environment, especially in the production of food, that are meant to preserve the life on a shelf but shorten our own lifespan in exchange. It's important that we all focus on getting our diets in check so that our immune systems are not distracted and fully present to fight the disease. Everything depends on the immune system. David and Goliath Our fight with cancer is similar to the famous story of David versus Goliath. It feels as if the fight is so enormous that there is no way we could possibly beat it. But with the right approach it is definitely possible. There are a few lessons to be learned from this story that can be applied to the fight against cancer: Be courageous no matter how large the enemy is. Listen to your positive inner voice and the encouraging words of the Lord. Protect yourself from the negative words and thoughts of others. It is of the utmost importance that you remain hopeful. Cancer is not a death sentence. There's no guarantee how many any of us are going to be around, but while we are here, we need to negotiate for life. -- Resources: Learn more at https://www.oasisofhope.com/ (oasisofhope.com) Connect with Dr. Francisco Contreras: https://www.facebook.com/oasisofhopehospital (Facebook) | https://www.instagram.com/oasisofhopehospital (Instagram) Read: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55323584-the-art-science-of-undermining-cancer (“The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer”) Visit https://thisishuso.com/rebel (thisishuso.com/rebel) and use the code REBEL25 to save $25 Get my free Lab Tracker Report by texting REBEL to 66866 Do you want more to empower yourself through healthy living? Is your busy lifestyle an obstacle to your health? Join https://www.facebook.com/groups/rebelhealthcoach/ (The Rebel Health Coach community) for the support and knowledge you need for better performance, better business and a better you! https://www.facebook.com/groups/rebelhealthcoach/ (Click here to join The Rebel Health Coach community now.) -- Disclaimer: The activities and research discussed in these podcasts are suggestions only and are only advised to be undertaken following prior consultation with a health or medical professional. Fitness training, nutrition, and other physical pursuits should be tailored to the individual based upon an assessment of their personal needs. -- The Rebel Health Coach Podcast is produced by http://crate.media (Crate Media)
Dr. Francisco Contreras is a cancer specialist renowned for integrating alternative therapies with conventional cancer treatment. He's treated tens of thousands of patients from over 60 countries seeking alternative cancer treatment at his Oasis of Hope Hospital in Mexico. On this episode we chat all about Dr. Contreras' hospital, how he got into medicine, the hospitals' philosophy, and alternative cancer treatments. We also get into the role diet plays on cancer, animal based foods versus plant-based nutrition, and sugar. Dr. Contreras explains to us the impact of our minds, emotions, and the power of simply having hope! Dr. Contreras is an author of over 12 books including his newest release "The Art & Science of Undermining Cancer." Topics Include: Alternative therapies PET scans Sugar and cancer Toxins from the food industry Vitamin C Diabetes Emotional and spiritual needs How patents and FDA approval works Impact of traumatic experiences on our bodies Dysfunctional immune systems The power of positive thought The placebo and no-cebo effect Animal products and what they do to cancer Role of diet in general Plant-based diet and cancer Dr. Contreras' most memorable cancer stories Oasis of Hope Hospital Oasis of Hope IG: @oasisofhopehospital www.therefinedhippie.com Rebecca's IG: @therefinedhippie
Daniel E. Kennedy is a healthcare executive, counselor, author and filmmaker. His passion for disease prevention was ignited professionally while working with thousands of cancer patients at Oasis of Hope Hospital, and personally, by witnessing the cancer and heart disease related deaths of his grandmother, uncle, aunt, and father. Through the process of writing and ghostwriting 12 books on cancer and heart health, Daniel honed the skills necessary to create, write, and direct the 8-episode Healthy Long Life documentary series. His relationships with researchers and clinicians, developed over the last three decades, have given him access to the world's top experts on healthy life expectancy. Sponsor: www.SeniorCareAuthority.com
Daniel E. Kennedy is a healthcare executive, counselor, author and filmmaker. His passion for disease prevention was ignited professionally while working with thousands of cancer patients at Oasis of Hope Hospital, and personally, by witnessing the cancer and heart disease related deaths of his grandmother, uncle, aunt, and father.Through the process of writing and ghostwriting 12 books on cancer and heart health, Daniel honed the skills necessary to create, write, and direct the 8-episode Healthy Long Life documentary series. His relationships with researchers and clinicians, developed over the last three decades, have given him access to the world’s top experts on healthy life expectancy.Sponsor: www.SeniorCareAuthority.com
Daniel E. Kennedy is a healthcare executive, counselor, author, and filmmaker. His passion for disease prevention was ignited professionally while working with thousands of cancer patients at Oasis of Hope Hospital, and personally, by witnessing cancer and heart disease-related deaths of his grandmother, uncle, aunt, and father. His philosophy is simple: its not good enough to live a long sick life when there’s the opportunity to live a healthy long life. Through the process of writing and ghostwriting 12 books on cancer and heart health, Daniel honed the skills necessary to create, write, and direct the 8-episode Healthy Long Life documentary series. His relationships with researchers and clinicians, developed over the last three decades, has given him access to the world’s top experts on healthy life expectancy.
The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment. Intense light may boost heart health A novel use of intense light therapy may help decrease the tissue damage experienced during heart attacks, reveals new research in mice. University of Colorado, August 19, 2020 The study, out of the University of Colorado and appearing in the journal Cell Reports, shows that exposing lab mice to intense light for a week improved their outcomes after heart attacks. The research also suggests that this procedure could benefit humans, and the researchers outline the reason why. “We already knew that intense light can protect against heart attacks, but now we have found the mechanism behind it,” says the study's senior author Dr. Tobias Eckle, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. Boosting specific gene protects heart In the study, the researchers discovered that intense light influences the functions of the PER2gene, which is expressed by a part of the brain that controls circadian rhythms. By boosting this gene through intense light therapy, the researchers discovered that the mice's heart tissue received extra protection when it experienced issues with oxygen, such as during a heart attack. Additionally, this intense light also heightened cardiac adenosine, which is a specialized chemical that helps with blood flow regulation. In concert, both benefits helped protect heart health. Also, when they studied the mice, the researchers found that being able to physically perceive light was vital, as blind mice experienced no benefits from the intense light. Humans had similar benefits The next step was to see if humans could benefit from light therapy. The researchers worked with healthy human volunteers and exposed them to 30 minutes of intense light. On five consecutive mornings, the researchers exposed the participants to 10,000 lumens of light and drew blood several times. The researchers found that PER2 levels increased in response to light therapy in the human participants as it did in the mice. They also reported that the human volunteers saw a decreased level of plasma triglycerides and improved metabolism. Dr. Eckle explained that light plays an essential part in human health, not only in regulating the circadian rhythm but in cardiovascular health as well. He adds that according to prior studies, more people throughout the U.S. experience heart attacks during the darker months of winter, even in states that traditionally get more sunshine, such as Hawaii and Arizona. Study: Supplementation with curcumin offers benefits for patients with metabolic syndrome Coventry University (UK) and Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Iran), August 19, 2020 A study published in the journal Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Review found that curcumin supplementation can help increase adiponectin levels. Adiponectin is said to help reduce the risk of cardiometabolic disease. According to researchers from the United Kingdom and Iran, people with metabolic syndrome and metabolic disorders can benefit from taking curcumin supplements regularly. Curcumin is the main active component of turmeric, an herb that offers plenty of health benefits. Increased levels of adiponectin through curcumin supplementation Adiponectin is a hormone produced exclusively by adipocytes, or fat cells. It plays a role in insulin response and has anti-inflammatory effects. In fact, low blood levels of adiponectin are linked to cardiovascular diseases, insulin resistance, obesity and dyslipidemia — a condition characterized by abnormal levels of lipids in the blood. In the study, the researchers examined the effect of curcumin on blood adiponectin levels. They reviewed six randomized clinical trials on curcumin, in which 652 participants were included. Data analysis revealed that, compared with a placebo, curcumin supplementation significantly raised adiponectin levels. In trials that lasted longer, the researchers observed greater effects on adiponectin. “We were able to confirm the veracity of a number of independent studies, highlighting that curcumin supplementation, particularly when consumed for less than 10 weeks, may significantly increase adiponectin levels, even when controlling for numerous biological and sociological variables,” wrote the researchers. People with metabolic syndrome, in particular, will find curcumin supplementation useful. Metabolic syndrome refers to a cluster of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Study finds physical activity is beneficial for health, and more intense activity is better Cambridge University, August 18, 2020 Physical activity of any intensity is beneficial for health, but more intense activity has greater benefits, according to a new study published today in Nature Medicine. In the largest study to date of accelerometer-measured physical activity, a team led by researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge analyzed data from more than 96,000 UK Biobank participants. Current physical activity guidelines from the UK Chief Medical Officers recommend that adults should aim to be active every day, and also that adults should undertake 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity (equivalent to a brisk walk) or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity (such as running) every week. Previous research has shown that moderate and vigorous intensity activity confers greater health benefits than light intensity activity, but it has not been clear if this is because it makes a greater contribution to the total amount of physical activity, or if it has additional health benefits beyond this. A challenge facing researchers has been that the low intensity, incidental movement that accumulates in the course of everyday activities is very hard to recall accurately, and consequently difficult to measure using questionnaires. Wearable devices have enabled better detection of this type of movement that makes up the majority of our daily physical activity, but until now have not been used on a large enough scale to determine if more intense activity makes a contribution to health, distinct from increasing total volume. The researchers used data from 96,476 middle-aged adults in Great Britain to investigate whether activity of moderate intensity or above contributed to a lower risk of death over and above its contribution to total volume of activity. These individuals wore a research-grade activity tracker on their dominant wrist for a week as part of their participation in the UK Biobank study. The researchers used the data on the duration and intensity of movement collected to calculate the total volume of activity, expressed as physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE). The researchers also determined the percentage of that volume that was achieved through moderate and vigorous intensity activity. The UK Biobank participants had an average PAEE of 40 kJ/kg/day, a third of which was from activity of at least moderate intensity, again on average. Owing to the large scale of the study, there was much variation in the underlying intensity contributions to similar volume levels. The researchers examined if physical activity levels were associated with the risk of death in the follow-up period of on average 3.1 years. During this time 732 of the 96, 476 participants died, though the researchers excluded those who died within the first year from their analysis, and took existing conditions such diabetes, heart disease, and cancer into account as these might reduce physical activity. Expending more energy of any intensity was strongly associated with a lower risk of death over the following three years. Participants who accumulated 20 kJ/kg/day through physical activity were a third less likely to die compared to those who accumulated 15 kJ/kg/day, when the proportion from at least moderate intensity activity was 10% in both cases. The additional activity is the equivalent to a 35-minute stroll, with an extra two minutes at a brisker pace. Those who accumulated 30 kJ/kg/day were about half as likely to die in the follow-up period compared to those who accumulated 15 kJ/kg/day, when the proportion from at least moderate intensity activity was 10% in both cases. However, if this volume of 30 kJ/kg/day included 30% from at least moderate intensity activity, then they were only about a quarter as likely to die. The difference between this scenario and the reference of 15 kJ/kg/day and 10% is equivalent to an hour's stroll plus 35 minutes at a brisker pace. Dr. Tessa Strain of the MRC Epidemiology Unit, and lead author on the paper, said: "Our results show that doing more activity of any intensity is beneficial, but that expending those calories in more intense activity is better still. By gradually building up the intensity of physical activity we do each day we can improve our future health." Dr. Søren Brage, also at the MRC Epidemiology Unit and senior author on the paper, added: "Our research shows how the use of wearable devices capable of measuring physical activity in large cohorts can help disentangle the roles of volume and intensity of activity in influencing future health. The availability of data from nearly 100,000 participants in UK Biobank, backed up by a series of validation studies, allowed us to compare the impact of activity intensity in groups with similar overall volumes of physical activity, and demonstrate that more intense physical activity has health benefits beyond just contributing to total activity volume. Our results also show that activity volumes accumulated almost exclusively through light activity could still halve the mortality risk. Taken together, this means that there are several different pathways to maintain good health and people can choose the path that works best for them." High blood pressure during pregnancy may mean worse hot flashes during menopause Mayo Clinic, August 19, 2020 Women with a history of high blood pressure disorders during pregnancy are more likely to experience bothersome menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, according to a study published Wednesday, Aug. 19, in Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. "We already know that women with high blood pressure during pregnancy or those who experience menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats have a higher risk of developing heart disease. Our research discovered that women who experienced high blood pressure during pregnancy were much more likely to experience bothersome menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats during menopause," says Stephanie Faubion, M.D., the study's lead author. Dr. Faubion is the Penny and Bill George Director for Mayo Clinic's Center for Women's Health. Researchers analyzed the medical records of 2,684 women ages 40 to 65 who were seen for specialty menopause or sexual health consultations at women's health clinics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, between May 2015 and September 2019. All study participants completed a questionnaire in which they self-reported their menopause symptoms and effects of these symptoms on their quality of life. Study participants also completed questionnaires that documented whether they experienced high blood pressure disorders during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia or gestational hypertension. Researchers discovered a significant association between women with a history of high blood pressure disorders during pregnancy who reported more bothersome menopausal symptoms. Women with this high blood pressure history using hormone therapy also reported more menopausal symptoms, compared to women with no history of high blood pressure disorders during pregnancy. Dr. Faubion says more research is needed to understand why there is a link between high blood pressure disorders during pregnancy and more severe menopausal symptoms. But one thing is clear: Physicians need to do a better job monitoring women who experience high blood pressuring during pregnancy after they give birth. "We know medical providers have historically done a lousy job identifying and following women with histories of high blood pressure disorders during pregnancy, despite knowing that they have a higher heart disease risk," says Dr. Faubion. "This study is another reminder that these women are different. It is important that they not only receive education with regard to what they may experience during menopause, but also that they undergo routine screenings and counseling on how they can reduce their risk for heart disease." Oxidative stress a significant contributor to COPD and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Justus-Liebig University (Germany), August 17, 2020 According to news reporting originating from Giessen, Germany, research stated, “Healthy ageing of the lung involves structural changes but also numerous cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic alterations. Among them are the age-related decline in central cellular quality control mechanisms such as redox and protein homeostasis.” Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, “In this review, we would like to provide a conceptual framework of how impaired stress responses in the ageing lung, as exemplified by dysfunctional redox and protein homeostasis, may contribute to onset and progression of COPD and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We propose that age-related imbalanced redox and protein homeostasis acts, amongst others (e.g. cellular senescence), as a ‘first hit' that challenges the adaptive stress-response pathways of the cell, increases the level of oxidative stress and renders the lung susceptible to subsequent injury and disease. In both COPD and IPF, additional environmental insults such as smoking, air pollution and/or infections then serve as ‘second hits' which contribute to persistently elevated oxidative stress that overwhelms the already weakened adaptive defence and repair pathways in the elderly towards non-adaptive, irremediable stress thereby promoting development and progression of respiratory diseases.” According to the news editors, the research concluded: “COPD and IPF are thus distinct horns of the same devil, ‘lung ageing.” Citrus fruits could help prevent obesity-related heart disease, liver disease, diabetes Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil), August 11, 2020 Oranges and other citrus fruits are good for you—they contain plenty of vitamins and substances, such as antioxidants, that can help keep you healthy. Now a group of researchers reports that these fruits also help prevent harmful effects of obesity in mice fed a Western-style, high-fat diet. The researchers are presenting their work today at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS, the world's largest scientific society, is holding the meeting here through Thursday. It features more than 9,000 presentations on a wide range of science topics. "Our results indicate that in the future we can use citrus flavanones, a class of antioxidants, to prevent or delay chronic diseases caused by obesity in humans," says Paula S. Ferreira, a graduate student with the research team. More than one-third of all adults in the U.S. are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Being obese increases the risk of developing heart disease, liver disease and diabetes, most likely because of oxidative stress and inflammation, Ferreira says. When humans consume a high-fat diet, they accumulate fat in their bodies. Fat cells produce excessive reactive oxygen species, which can damage cells in a process called oxidative stress. The body can usually fight off the molecules with antioxidants. But obese patients have very enlarged fat cells, which can lead to even higher levels of reactive oxygen species that overwhelm the body's ability to counteract them. Citrus fruits contain large amounts of antioxidants, a class of which are called flavanones. Previous studies linked citrus flavanones to lowering oxidative stress in vitro and in animal models. These researchers wanted to observe the effects of citrus flavanones for the first time on mice with no genetic modifications and that were fed a high-fat diet. The team, at Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) in Brazil, conducted an experiment with 50 mice, treating them with flavanones found in oranges, limes and lemons. The flavanones they focused on were hesperidin, eriocitrin and eriodictyol. For one month, researchers gave groups either a standard diet, a high-fat diet, a high-fat diet plus hesperidin, a high-fat diet plus eriocitrin or a high-fat diet plus eriodictyol. The high-fat diet without the flavanones increased the levels of cell-damage markers called thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) by 80 percent in the blood and 57 percent in the liver compared to mice on a standard diet. But hesperidin, eriocitrin and eriodictyol decreased the TBARS levels in the liver by 50 percent, 57 percent and 64 percent, respectively, compared with mice fed a high-fat diet but not given flavanones. Eriocitrin and eriodictyol also reduced TBARS levels in the blood by 48 percent and 47 percent, respectively, in these mice. In addition, mice treated with hesperidin and eriodictyol had reduced fat accumulation and damage in the liver. "Our studies did not show any weight loss due to the citrus flavanones," says Thais B. Cesar, Ph.D., who leads the team. "However, even without helping the mice lose weight, they made them healthier with lower oxidative stress, less liver damage, lower blood lipids and lower blood glucose." Ferreira adds, "This study also suggests that consuming citrus fruits probably could have beneficial effects for people who are not obese, but have diets rich in fats, putting them at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and abdominal obesity." Next, the team will explore how best to administer these flavanones, whether in citrus juice, by consuming the fruit or developing a pill with these antioxidants. In addition, the team plans to conduct studies involving humans, Cesar says. Researchers find link between gut microbiome and cancer treatment outcomes Study highlights positive impact of microbial diversity on immunotherapy response and suggests that cancer patients should eat a high-fiber diet with fruits, vegetables and grains with resistant starches. City of Hope Hospital, August 19, 2020 Physicians at City of Hope, working in collaboration with scientists at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), have found that greater gut microbial diversity in patients with metastatic kidney cancer is associated with better treatment outcomes on Food and Drug Administration-approved immunotherapy regimens. Their findings are outlined in a study published today in the journal European Urology. "We also reported the changes over time in the gut microbiome that occur during the course of therapy -- the cumulative findings from our report open the door to therapies directed at the microbiome," said Sumanta Pal, M.D., one of the study's senior authors and co-director of the Kidney Cancer Program at City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The gut microbiome is composed of microbes like bacteria and viruses that reside in the gastrointestinal tract. In recent years, an increase in knowledge about the microbiome in relation to general health has led to deeper explorations of its role in disease states, as well as how the organisms may interact with treatments. "Previous studies have suggested a relationship between the gut microbiome and response to immunotherapy in solid tumors, including metastatic kidney cancer," said Nicholas Salgia, B.Sc., a clinical research assistant at City of Hope and the paper's lead author. "The results from our study build on earlier findings and reaffirm that the diversity and composition of patients' microbiomes are associated with clinical responses to anti-cancer therapies." The study, which collected data from 31 people with metastatic kidney cancer, features the first reports of comparing microbiome sequencing at different time points in cancer patients. Participants were asked to provide up to three stool samples: at baseline, four weeks into therapy and 12 weeks into therapy. Using the clinical trial results, the team was able to identify changes in the microbiome over time in kidney cancer patients receiving immunotherapy. The findings found that a greater variety of organisms was associated with a benefit to the patients, and also suggested that modulating the gut microbiome during the course of treatment may impact responses to therapy. "The patients with the highest benefit from cancer treatment were those with more microbial diversity, but also those with a higher abundance of a specific bacterium known as Akkermansia muciniphila," said Sarah Highlander, Ph.D., a research professor in TGen's Pathogen and Microbiome Division and one of the study's senior authors. "This organism has been associated with benefit in other immunotherapy studies." Highlander says one potential takeaway is that oncologists might encourage patients to pay attention to their gut microbiome by eating a high-fiber diet, including fruits and vegetables high in fructo-oligosaccharides such as bananas, dried fruit, onions, leeks, garlic, asparagus and artichokes, as well as grains with resistant starches such as barley or uncooked potato starch, for example. Highlander says that next steps should include expanding the relatively small study to a much larger group of patients that are followed over a longer time period. At City of Hope, researchers have already embarked on a clinical trial to further explore the idea that modulating the microbiome during therapy could have an impact on clinical outcomes. "We have randomized patients with metastatic kidney cancer to receive a probiotic supplement in addition to an FDA-approved immunotherapy regimen or the immunotherapy alone," explained Salgia. "This work provided a strong framework for such a study." The collaborations between clinical experts at City of Hope and basic science colleagues at TGen have contributed to advancements in the understanding of not just the microbiome, but also in cancer biology and clinical outcomes at large. "Our strong relationship with the microbiome team at TGen has fruitfully produced novel insights into the clinical implications of the microbiome in kidney cancer, among other cancer types," said Pal, who is an internationally recognized leader in the area of genitourinary cancers. Just last month, City of Hope and TGen launched a project to use one of the world's most comprehensive genomic analysis tools to map out personalized treatment plans for metastatic kidney cancer patients. "This current study is a further testament to the collaborative research structure we've developed between the affiliate institutions," said Pal. "Through these collaborations we can implement both a bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench research model that will lead to better patient care at City of Hope through access to clinical trials and precision medicine approaches." Antiapoptotic effects of carotenoids in neurodegeneration University of Alabama, August 17, 2020 According to news reporting out of the University of Alabama research stated, “Apoptosis, programmed cell death type I, is a critical part of neurodegeneration in cerebral ischemia, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease.” Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from University of Alabama: “Apoptosis begins with activation of pro-death proteins Bax and Bak, release of cytochrome c and activation of caspases, loss of membrane integrity of intracellular organelles, and ultimately cell death. Approaches that block apoptotic pathways may prevent or delay neurodegenerative processes. Carotenoids are a group of pigments found in fruits, vegetables, and seaweeds that possess antioxidant properties. Over the last several decades, an increasing number of studies have demonstrated a protective role of carotenoids in neurodegenerative disease. In this review, we describe functions of commonly consumed carotenoids including lycopene, b-carotene, lutein, astaxanthin, and fucoxanthin and their roles in neurodegenerative disease models.” According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “We also discuss the underlying cellular mechanisms of carotenoid-mediated neuroprotection, including their antioxidant properties, role as signaling molecules, and as gene regulators that alleviate apoptosis-associated brain cell death.”
As we continue to move closer to the upcoming 2020-2021 application cycle we suspect that you have many questions about novel Coronavirus-related medical school admissions changes. As such, listen in as Christian Essman is joined by Dr. Lina Mehta, our Associate Dean for Admissions, Professor of Radiology and Chair of the AAMC Committee on Admissions (COA), who will discuss the changes we are making at CWRU in light of these COVID-related disruptions, both for applicants and for current students. Additionally, we will provide some perspective of what is taking place on the national level. We also answer COVID-related FAQs. Follow along in the Google slides contained in the show notes! Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org RESOURCES FOLLOW ALONG TO THE AUDIO! Google Slides Presentation COVID-related Admissions Policies for All Med Schools CWRU Health Education Campus: CWRU & Cleveland Clinic partnered to build a state-of-the-art Health Education Campus that opened in spring 2019. Take a look inside HERE: https://bit.ly/38s0hnZ HERE: https://bit.ly/2PBfWsr Local News Story about the Hope Hospital in the HEC Microsoft Hololens - HoloAnatomy HERE: https://bit.ly/2VKnHP6 HoloAnatomy goes remote, learning goes on during pandemic: https://thedaily.case.edu/holoanatomy-goes-remote-learning-goes-on-during-pandemic/ VIDEO: https://youtu.be/4PEUU2EhOk0hOk0
The way we treat our bodies and how we keep our mind healthy directly affects our decisions and creates our habits. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton is joined by Dave Kenney, the Co-founder and Executive Director at Emergo Recovery, private residential recovery and wellness center focused on the brain-first approach specializing in Actualized Recovery. Dave tackles brain function, neuroplasticity, dopamine and how it impacts human behavior, and how you can achieve better brain health. Our health can be the result of our daily habits and diet, but it can also come from our family history or genetics. Dr. Diane Hamilton talks with psycho-oncology counselor Daniel Kennedy Contreras of the Oasis of Hope Hospital to discuss the correlation of genetics with our physiology and health. Daniel also shares how having curiosity is important in health care. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the Take The Lead community today:DrDianeHamilton.comDr. Diane Hamilton FacebookDr. Diane Hamilton TwitterDr. Diane Hamilton LinkedInDr. Diane Hamilton YouTubeDr. Diane Hamilton Instagram
Dave Kenney Dave Kenney is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Emergo Recovery, a private, residential recovery and wellness center focused on a brain-first approach specializing in Actualized Recovery®. Dave has dedicated his extensive career to helping individuals reclaim their life after struggles with addictions, anxiety, depression and other debilitating challenges. Daniel Kennedy Contreras Daniel Kennedy Contreras is a psycho-oncology counselor who has served as chief executive officer and vice-chair of Oasis of Hope Hospital since 1993. His grandfather, Dr. Ernesto Contreras, Sr., founded the hospital in 1963. For the last twenty-seven years, he has counseling and ministering to patients. His three masters degrees are in counseling, ministry and business.
Remember when we talked about nurses last time? We are talking about the same thing from a different perspective this time! Listen as I speak to Nurse Solina Chiang about her day to day as a nurse and things she wants all potential hospital patients to hear! Also, find out Solina's rebuttal and response to comments her husband made about their marriage in the previous episode! We should love to interact with you! Please send us any and all feedback regarding this episode at: Email: IHTHTPodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @IHopeTheyHearThis --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
I talk with Nurse Nicole about the things that she has to go through at the hospital. Listen to hear the nurses' side of the story! Email any and all feedback to: IHTHTPodcast@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Local humanitarians are beacons of light in the darkness of war, says humanitarian aid entrepreneur and TED Fellow Rola Hallam. She's working to help responders on the ground in devastated communities like Syria, where the destruction of health care is being used as a weapon of war. One of her campaigns achieved a global first: a crowdfunded hospital. Since it opened in 2017, the aptly named Hope Hospital has treated thousands of children. "Local humanitarians have the courage to persist, to dust themselves off from the wreckage and to start again, risking their lives to save others," Hallam says. "We can match their courage by not looking away or turning our backs."
Os humanitários locais são faróis de luz na escuridão da guerra, diz a empreendedora de ajuda humanitária e bolsista TED Rola Hallam. Ela trabalha para ajudar em comunidades devastadas como a Síria, onde a destruição da assistência médica está sendo usada como arma de guerra. Uma de suas campanhas teve uma primeira conquista mundial: um hospital de financiamento coletivo. Desde que foi inaugurado em 2017, o apropriadamente chamado Hope Hospital atendeu milhares de crianças. "Os humanitários locais têm a coragem para persistir, sair dos destroços e recomeçar, arriscando a vida para salvar os outros", diz Hallam. "Podemos mostrar a mesma coragem deles, não desviando o olhar ou dando as costas."
Healthcare remains a topic of interest within our country. While some are very happy with the Affordable Care Act, others believe it to be a step back in how we approach this challenge. But all too often, the discussion seems to focus more on who is going to pay for coverage rather than the actual care itself and the processes on how we deliver it. Join us for this discussion with Mr. John Médaille, noted author and distributist, and Dr. Matthew Loftus as we discuss approaching the healthcare challenge in different ways. Specifically, we will discuss an article written by Mr. Medaille titled Distributism and the Healthcare System and a presentation given by Dr. Loftus to the ASP Chapter in Maryland titled "Creating a Just and Good Healthcare System." John Médaille is a businessman in Irving, Texas, and also an Instructor in Theology at the University of Dallas, where he teaches a unique course on the Social Encyclicals for Business Students. He is the author of The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Marketplace and Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits, and More (Culture of Enterprise). He writes at The Imaginative Conservative and Front Porch Republic. Dr. Matthew Loftus and his wife, Maggie, live in Kenya and are studying Swahili in preparation for long-term service at AIC Litein Hospital in Litein, Kenya. Previously, they worked in Yei, South Sudan at His House of Hope Hospital. They blog at https://matthewandmaggie.org/.
Prof Twardowski (City of Hope Hospital, Duarte, USA) shares this views on the current treatment approaches for advanced prostate cancer and key highlights from ASCO 2016. Discussion focuses on the need for precision medicine and highlights a university of Chicago phase II consortium trial – A ramdomised ETS gene fusion stratified trial of abiraterone prednisone /- the PARP1 inhibitor veliparib for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and shares some encouraging data for patients with a DNA repair gene mutation.
Find out why there is so much caner in our world today. Hear what is the leading cause and steps toward prevention. Listen to Dr. Francisco Contreras, a leading expert in the field and serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital.
Acclaimed surgeon and oncologist, Dr. Francisco Contreras, joins Dr. Taz to discuss his work as the director of the Oasis of Hope Hospital. He's made a name for himself integrating both traditional and unconventional forms of cancer treatments. Whether you or a loved one is battling cancer, or you just want practical tips for preventing cancer, this episode is for you! Today on Super Woman Wellness:How Dr. Contreras is at the forefront of alternative cancer treatmentWhy it's important to combine both conventional and alternative medicineUsing diet and lifestyle as incredibly powerful anti-cancer tools The science behind strengthening your immune system How he's giving hope to late stage cancer patientsThis show is supported by Organifi:Use code DRTAZ for 15% off all products | OrganifiSign up for the Super Woman Wellness Retreat!Use code TAZ20 for $20 off your ticketFollow Dr. Contreras:Oasis of Hope website Or call 888-500-HOPE to get in contact with Oasis of HopeThis show is produced by Soulfire Productions