Bionic Reporter

Still in the game

October 7th, 2014

By now, you may have heard the story about Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive lineman Devon Still. The third-year tackle was initially released by the Bengals in the preseason, after telling management that his head wasn’t fully in the game after his 4-year-old daughter, Leah, was diagnosed in June with Stage IV neuroblastoma, a form of cancer that commonly affectsREAD MORE


September 3rd, 2014

Unlike the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” which relied heavily on the viral quality of videos posted to various social media platforms, this Friday’s Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) fundraising effort is being publicized far and wide and pretty much everywhere you look. If you’ve watched TV — live or streaming — in the past week you’ve moreREAD MORE

Needing a new knee

July 28th, 2014

It might go without saying, but for anyone who suffers from chronic knee pain – from the result of arthritis, torn or missing cartilage, injury, or what have you – a total knee replacement should probably be considered as a final resort. The main reason: Anything manmade will not last forever, and would have toREAD MORE

Two decades

July 16th, 2014

In case you missed it, U.S. News & World Report is out with its latest rankings of hospitals, and for the 20th-stright year, the Cleveland Clinic was tops in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery. The report ranks hospitals across the nation by specialty and provides an honor roll featuring the 17 Best Hospitals thatREAD MORE

We believe that we will ...

June 30th, 2014

… BEAT CANCER!!! In the spirit of the, World Cup here is perhaps the most uplifting version of the chant in support of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team: from 232 kids at Camp Sunshine, a Summer camp for kids with cancer based in Decatur, Ga. The kids chanted “I believe that we will win”READ MORE

Cancer killer?

June 20th, 2014

It’s way too early in the game to start touting this as a “cancer killer”† but researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have discovered a protein that slows the development of new blood vessels and in turn may slow the growth of cancerous tumors.   The research appeared Thursday in the journal Cell and on theREAD MORE

Bionic pancreas

June 16th, 2014

In the never-ending quest to become the world’s first man-machine cyborg†, now there comes news of the development of  what’s being called a “bionic pancreas.” The device is being developed and tested on Type I diabetics. According to a report Monday on NPR, Ed Damiano, Boston University biomedical associate professor began working on the deviceREAD MORE

Cancer drama

June 13th, 2014

Cancer sucks. In this case, that’s not stating a fact (although it is probably provable) it also happens to be part of the promotional campaign for a new show on ABC Family channel, “Chasing Life.” A description, from the show’s official page: “April is a smart, twenty-something, aspiring journalist whose romantic and professional life isREAD MORE

Heart food

June 4th, 2014

Following up on Monday’s long screed, this one will be rather short, with an info graphic. With heart health top of mind these days, we could all use a little extra help on how to keep our tickers in top shape. The folks at the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program have putREAD MORE

Always something

February 27th, 2014

So this is a new one, even for me.† Salivary gland stone. Who knew that you could get stones in your salivary glands?! Apparently this is a residual side effect from the treatment last summer for thyroid cancer. You may recall, after they removed the thyroid, the treatment to kill any leftover cancer cells wasREAD MORE

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