Category Archives: Medical Advancements

Dr. Mark Holterman’s Work Doesn’t Go Unoticed

Dr. Mark Holterman is the chief medical officer for Miriam Global Health. He also teaches students and residents at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is the attending pediatric surgeon at both St Francis Medical Center and Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital. Dr. Holterman is an extremely big advocate for pediatric medicine with a strong belief that all children should have access to health care. He has written a number of articles and texts on emerging medical technologies and strongly supports new and improving changes with the medical field.

Strong Focus in Improving Changes Beneficial to Pediatric Medicine

Dr. Holterman also supports a number of health related charities and research programs. Holterman has received a number of adware for his participation in researching and determining many medical realizations in regards to pediatric medicine.   One of which is the IPSCAC-VN, or International Pediatric Specialists Alliance Alliance for the Children of Vietnam. IPSCAC-VN works at medical schools and hospitals located in Vietnam to help bring in the latest and greatest surgical advances to children who may need it the most.

The charity and those who support it work hard to promote health care activities and provide education as well as training with various tools and equipment all through the country.

IPSAC—VN also has volunteers who work to help arrange procedures and surgical outreach to those who may live in the more remote areas of Vietnam. Common surgical procedures include tumor removal, heart disorder repairs, organ transplants, corrective surgery for both spinal abnormalities and fetal development.

Dr. Mark Holterman works tirelessly to not only donate his money to this life changing charity, but also his time by being one of the many doctors to travel to Vietnam and offer medical surgery to those who use the program as a means of receiving proper health care. They work to make sure their patients not only get the health care or surgery they need, but also to ensure that educate those on the importance of the after care that is necessary after a surgery or procedure is done.  For contact details and specification, check

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Arizona Futurist Jason Hope Embraces Medical Advancements

Since Jason Hope is known as a futurist and philanthropist, it’s clear that he enjoys following technological advancements and the way they can shape the future of mankind. However, people sometimes assume this always relates to devices and computer systems. They imagine things like water-powered cars, research trips to space, and compact Internet servers that are faster and more powerful than their predecessors.

While all of these things are important, the reality is that many technological advancements that are being made are in the medical field, and they could have the biggest impact of all on humanity. One look at Hope’s Twitter account shows just how interested he is in these developments and how invested he is in following and assisting with their progress.

For example, one of the most recent articles Jason Hope has posted has to do with stem cell research. It’s long been known that stem cells are a sort of blank slate. They can be used in skin grafts and many other treatments. They adapt and become other cells, and they can virtually become any cell that is needed within the human body. That’s why they’re so terrifically important to the medical field, as they could be used to cure an incredible array of issues.

This article, though, shows that there are still risks with stem cells. Not all of them take on the correct form. Some stay undifferentiated, and there’s a chance, if they were put into the patients who needed them, that they could become tumors.

Researchers may have found a way around it, though. They can “zap” the stem cells with light waves. To do so, they introduce a specific dye to the culture. It ignores the differentiated cells, which are useful, and just dyes the undifferentiated ones. The researchers can then use light to kill those cells. What they’re left with is a culture that contains all of the beneficial stem cells and none of the risk. This research has been carried out in South Korea.

The fact that Hope enjoyed the article and wanted to share it tells you two key things about him. The first is that he really embraces the medical field and sees the possibilities there. The second, though, is that he’s interested in the risks. Jason Hope wants to learn about the downsides. He knows that these things can’t be ignored, and that studying these risks is the best way to advance any technology in a positive direction. This is why Jason Hope uses his own money to issue grants to students and entrepreneurs looking to make a difference in the technology field.

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