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Archive for June, 2012

June 30th, 2012

Fingernails, Your Digital Barometer I

Take off that polish and join Dr. David Kolbaba for a “Nail Watching Adventure”, the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our Comprehensive Nutritionally Based Exam.  Your nails are the looking glass into the present state of your health and an important tool in diagnosing disease.  Dr. K discusses vitamin deficiencies in soft,  brittle, pitted, slow-growing and spoon-shaped nails. Find out where you stand.

June 16th, 2012

Summer Reset

How have you done with your new year’s resolutions?  Launch yourself into a “summer reset” and get on track toward higher health.  Get down to the real issues that are keeping you from living the life you want.  Dr. David Kolbaba explains our supervised detoxification program and strategies to help you reach your goals.

June 9th, 2012

Kidney Transplants Before Death?

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A proposed protocol by one doctor would have surgeons remove kidneys for transplant if donor’s death is imminent.

The severe shortage of viable organs for transplantation in the U.S. has led a transplant surgeon to propose harvesting kidneys from people who are not dead yet.

Dr. Paul Morrissey, an associate professor of surgery at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, wrote in The American Journal of Bioethics that the protocol known as donation after cardiac death – meaning death as a result of irreversible damage to the cardiovascular system – has increased the number of organs available for transplant, but has a number of limitations, including the need to wait until the heart stops.

Because of the waiting time, Morrissey said that about one-third of potential donors end up not being able to donate, and many organs turn out to not be viable as a result.

He argues in favor of procuring kidneys from patients with severe irreversible brain injury whose families consent to kidney removal before their cardiac and respiratory systems stop functioning.

“Under the protocol, the donor is alive at the time of kidney recovery, but a determination has been made and confirmed by medical experts that death is imminent,” he wrote.

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