Author: Andrea Ludema

Healthy Living: Preventing Diabetes

Pancreatitis is a painful inflammation of the pancreas. It’s sometimes associated with older people but there is another form of pancreatitis. One that is hereditary and impacts infants and children. There is no cure, and often, these kids are left enduring a lifetime of pain. Now, there is a new treatment helping them live a happy and pain-free life. Andrea Ludema explains…

Healthy Living: Saving Fran From Glioblastoma

The year alone, 13,000 Americans will be told they have Glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer. Most are given less than six months to live. But now a new combo-treatment is giving GBM patients a chance at living longer. Andrea Ludema explains in Healthy Living. Categories: Healthy Living

Healthy Living: Face Mask Oxygen

Americans can now feel some sort of comfort shedding their masks, according to CDC guidelines. Although some states and businesses may still require them and some of the country’s top doctors, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, says masks may make seasonal returns to protect colds and the flu. A new study is being conducted to measure oxygen levels of those who…

Healthy Living: Racism Stress

In an average week in the United States, more than 8,000 babies are born prematurely. It’s a number that has risen every year from 2014 through 2019. Researchers are continuing to study how factors related to race may increase the likelihood of pre-term birth and even mom’s death. Andrea Ludema explains in Healthy Living. Categories: Healthy Living

Healthy Living: Track Your Cells

According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 2 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. More than 600,000 will die from the disease. But what if there was a way to track how the cancer will grow, spread and mutate? That information might provide patients a more personalized and precise treatment. Andrea Ludema explains in Healthy Living. Categories:…

Healthy Living: Zyesami For Covid-19

As of late last year there were 370 active trials for therapies to treat Covid-19. For some critically ill patients, finding treatment has been trial and error. Therapies that worked for some, made no impact on others. One Connecticut family says an internet search for options led them to an investigation drug, they say, saved a life. Andrea Ludema explains…

Healthy Living: Lupus Treatment

Lupus Nephritis is the most common side effect of the autoimmune condition, Lupus. It’s the disease that caused actress and musician Selena Gomez to undergo a kidney transplant and raised public awareness of the condition. Now, after years with no new treatments, scientists say there are promising new drugs that can stop the kidney damage, with fewer toxic side effects….

Healthy Living: EOS

When your child is injured or ill, you want to find out what’s wrong as fast as possible. Many times that will involve an X-ray or CT scan. But are those tests safe for your child? Can the radiation involved do more harm that good? Now, new Nobel Prize winning technology is changing the way your child will get scanned,…

Healthy Living: Virtual Biopsy

What if it was possible for doctors to diagnose brain cancer by using a focused beam of light? Think of it as a virtual biopsy. A New York neurosurgeon is the first in the U.S. to study a groundbreaking method of learning more about tumors. Andrea Ludema explains in today’s Healthy Living. Categories: Healthy Living

Healthy Living: Recharging Internal Stimulators

Internal stimulators implanted to control pain have been around for years. But in the past, stimulators had to replaced about every four years when the battery died. Now, a new technology can keep patients out of the operating room for decades. Andrea Ludema has more details in today’s Healthy Living. Categories: Healthy Living