A Robot Helped Save Him: Telemedicine Robot Played Role in Stroke Survival

Friday, Feb. 15, started out as an ordinary day for Carol and Clarence Renno until something a bit extraordinary helped save Clarence’s life.

He is alive and able to talk about the experience today because of a combination of his wife’s quick action and a robotic medical device that allowed specialists to examine him from 80 miles away.

A retired railroad worker and homemaker, the Rennos were watching television at home in Wishram after dinner that evening at about 6:20. Clarence got up to go into the kitchen.

 “He came back and I thought he said something,” Carol said. “I said, ‘What did you say?’ He just looked at me.”

Carol started getting angry and spoke louder Continue reading

Can A Spoonful of Honey Reverse Allergies?

This is a FACT.

As the seasons change, allergy sufferers brace themselves. If you’ve been searching for a natural allergies remedy you might want to consider local honey.

The science is fascinating but the idea is a very simple one. Continue reading

Heal Your Body One Sweet Bite at a Time with Cacao

Once used by ancient civilizations as offerings to their gods, cacao has a long and colorful history. Cacao beans – which are actually the seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree – are native to South America and the West Indies.

The raw beans have been used in beverages and foods for more Continue reading

How Cells from an Aborted Fetus are Used to Create Novel Flavor Enhancers

Story at-a-glance

  • The biotech company Senomyx creates novel flavor enhancing compounds for the processed food industry in order to make foods and beverages that taste good while reducing sugar and salt content. Customers include Pepsi Co., Ajinomoto Co. (the maker of aspartame and meat glue), Nestlé and others Continue reading

The Future of Chinese Medicine

The market for the powers of ancient Chinese medicine has been growing. Now, more than ever, it seems that people are looking for alternatives to the traditional Western method of treatment involving pharmaceuticals and surgery. To many, it represents a natural, holistic response to an ailing body that has worked for generations. In fact, almost 20% of Americans have reported Continue reading