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Repair Stem Cells is the greatest medicine ever laid at the feet of mankind
The Repair Stem Cell Institute's mission is to bring this absolute truth to an unbelieving world.  The general public has been intentionally misinformed to the point where over 80% of the citizens of the developed world have never heard of Repair (adult) Stem Cell Treatments.


Charlie Knuth Part Two---Age six 2012 Recap of part 1:

EB causes the skin to be so fragile that even slight friction can cause severe blistering inside and outside of the body.
Trisha Knuth, an amazing single mom, took him in two weeks later. She said he was wrapped from head to toe, and his entire body was covered in blisters. His skin was so fragile that shaking his hand could rip his skin off like a glove.
“I’m glad I didn’t know [how bad it would be],” Knuth, who later adopted Charlie, said. “I don’t know if I ever would have been strong enough to take on this unbelievable challenge.”

Over the baby monitor, she said she would hear Charlie gargling on his own blood with every breath. He had almost no skin on his tongue and would choke on skin that would fall off the roof of his mouth.
BUT IN 2010:  The University of Minnesota took Charlie and other EB kids and treated them with both donor stem cells and umbilical cord stem cells.  By January 2011 he was halfway back to being a normal kid---but it was far from over. 

Charlie had ups and down throughout 2011, but things were OK in early 2012. By the beginning of Spring, a visitor was completely taken by Charlie’s joie de vivre.

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In a Tissue-Engineering First, Doctors Think the Boy's New Windpipe Could Grow

By Brenda Goodman, MA WebMD Health News "It's a really heroic story," says Harald C. Ott, MD, an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. "They really saved this kid's life." Ott worked out some of the science that made the procedure possible but was not directly involved in Ciaran's treatment. Two years after the surgery, doctors say Ciaran (pronounced KEER-an) is living the life of a normal teen. He's grown more than 4 inches and gone back to school. Best of all, he has no need for an expensive and complicated regimen of anti-rejection drugs. What doctors are learning from his case could help thousands of children born each year with life-threatening birth defects. 
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7 year old Cerebral Palsy patient's progress one year after stem cell treatment

ST. THOMAS - Jackson Vandermark is like a lot of kids his age. He loves trucks, eating and being outdoors. The young St. Thomas resident, however, is unique in that he's now one year removed from a brain operation his family had to travel thousands of kilometres to see done.
Almost a year to the day since St. Thomas and Elgin community members sponsored the Vandermark family's trip to Dusseldorf, Germany for a complex, stem cell procedure for their son to help treat his cerebral palsy, the seven-year-old's mother reports he is more articulate and active than ever.

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Stem cells proven to help lower back pain

Medical researchers are trying a new treatment for low back pain. Their hope is that harvesting and then re-injecting the body's own bone marrow -- which is rich in stem cells -- may repair worn-out discs in the spine.

In a small new study, the approach appeared to be safe -- and none of the patients reported that their pain got worse after the procedure.

But both the doctors who are testing the technique and outside experts say much more research is needed before they can say whether the treatment offers real relief.


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Mammography breast cancer screening led to 30% over-diagnosis and overtreatment

By Johnnie Ham, MD, MBA
As was revealed in a 2011 meta-analysis by the Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews, mammography breast cancer screening led to 30 percent over-diagnosis and overtreatment, which equates to an absolute risk increase of 0.5 percent.
There's also the risk of getting a false negative, meaning that a life-threatening cancer is missed.

Unfortunately, even though some high-profile people agree that mammography has limitations as well as dangers, others prefer to ignore the science and continue to campaign for annual screenings without so much as a hint at the risks involved.
Now, they’ve unrolled “new and improved” 3D TOMOSYNTHESIS mammogram, which still requiring mechanical compression, and delivers 30 percent more radiation!
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European Society of Cardiology: "Stem Cells Heal Hearts!"
Largest long-term stem cell study in cardiology history shows huge increase in quality of life for stem cell patients vs. serious deterioration for standard cardiology patients.
Heart patients, limited to only standard cardiology, die at five times the rate of stem cell patients.
 Injecting autologous (the patient’s own) stem cells directly into the hearts of patients with chronic heart failure improves ventricular performance, quality of life, and survival, according to the only large (391 patients), long term (5 years), stem cell clinical trial in medical history.

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Stage Four pancreatic cancer patient, given three months to live, enters month five: "Stronger than ever!"
She forgot to die on Feb 23, which was the three months her honest oncologist in Denver gave her. He did not try to make a few extra bucks with more chemo and radiation on her oversized (7cm) inoperable pancreatic tumor plus the cancer bubbles on her liver.
When Dick & Jenny came to RSCI with the facts, just before Thanksgiving, we got into rocket-mode to get the doctor-friend who ran what we think may be the best cancer program anywhere, to approve her case. They told us her chances were about 50% at best, pending her arrival cat scan, which was a heck of a lot better than the 0% she had in America.

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Stay Out of Hospitals---
            Or Suffer the Consequences

Every two seconds of every day---365 a year---a harmful or LETHAL error occurs in a USA hospital!

Medical errors, technically known as “Iatrogenic,” is THE leading cause of death in the United States, and what’s even more shocking is that the harm often is preventable.

Hospitals often make egregious errors ranging from minor mistakes to treating the wrong patient, leaving behind surgical tools in a person after surgery, or operating on the wrong body part.

According to the 2011 Health Grades report,1 the incidence rate of medical harm occurring in the United States is estimated to be over 40,000 harmful and/or lethal errors DAILY!  

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