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Stress-Free Recovery is Better Recovery

New Research Shows Stress Management Could Boost Cardiac Rehabilitation
May 16, 2016

Surviving a heart attack or heart procedure is not the end of the story.

After the damage a heart can endure through the course of heart disease, it needs to heal, and after a heart event or heart surgery, many medical centers recommend a supervised heart rehabilitation program to help in the healing process.

Modified Medical Maggots

Modified Medical Maggots
May 13, 2016

And now for things that make you go “Blugh!”

Maggots inspire a gut-churning reaction. Seeing them out in nature causes us to wrinkle our noses, and bad slasher flicks use them as a visual cue for fear and disgust.

But for some people with wounds that just will not heal on their own, maggots genetically modified by NC State University entomologist Max Scott could hold the key to the healing they need.