Loneliness can be a problem for older people, especially when they’re in the hospital. Their children may have moved away. Spouses and friends may themselves be too frail to visit. So a California hospital is providing volunteer companions in the geriatric unit.
In a small new study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers who are pioneering an immune-based treatment for cancer report encouraging results among people with otherwise untreatable non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a blood cancer.
Becky Anderson and her American quarter horse, Princess. Prior to having deep brain stimulation surgery in 2014, Becky thought early onset Parkinson’s disease would keep her on the ground. Now the Hesperia, California resident is back in the saddle and doing what she loves.
David Williams, MD, has been researching cerebral venous thrombosis since he’s been out of medical school. Little did he know the condition would affect him on a much more personal level.
As coincidences go, this was a doozy.