Posts in Category: Health Issues

The fight that Mikhail Blagosklonny is putting up against Cancer

Cancer has been a menace to many for the past few decades. The biggest dream for the 21st century scientist and especially medical researchers is to figure out the exact cause of cancer and if possible, get a treatment for it. The fight has become a serious concern for many; governments are giving more funds to institutions that carry out cancer research and the FDA is working over time to look into the feasibility of the medicines and therapies being proposed to them. one of the people that have been in the frontline in looking for a suitable treatment for cancer is Mikhail Blagosklonny, an Oncology professor at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute located in New York.

Mikhail started his journey in medical research back in his home country of Russia. He attended the First Pavlov state Medical University and attained his MD and PhD in medicine and cardiology. The first job that he got when he arrived in the US was the post of an associate professor at the New York Medical College. This was followed by an appointment to the post of researcher at the Ordway Research Institute in Albany, New York. He got the appointment to his current job in 2008. His current research is mainly connected with aging and longevity, cancer cells and the therapies that can help in the protection of the healthy cells from getting the damages that are caused by cancer.

He has come up with a therapy that he believes will work in the treatment of cancer. This involves the use of Rampamycin, a medicine that has for a long time been used for the treatment of cancer, and especially on the patients in order to prolong their lives. He has been a very strong advocate for the use of the drug in cancer therapy. He has many articles published in journals and other publications about the same subject. He is currently an editor and contributing author for Aging Magazine, Cell Cycle magazine and Onctarget. The journal is peer reviewed and is published by Impact Journals. He contributes to the editorial board at Cell Death and Differentiation Magazine. He has many publications to his name and is working to see that human life is extended through the use of the right therapies.

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Sergio Cortes and Everything Healthcare

Brazil is the eighth largest economy in the world. It’s considered one of the fastest developing countries in the world with an average GDP growth rate of 2% in the last fifteen years. Brazil has a growing population and a rising middle-class society.

Developing countries face challenges in healthcare, education and other sectors that affect the quality of life directly. Brazil has invested heavily in its healthcare industry by building and equipping hospitals and training practitioners. As a result, the healthcare sector in the country is increasingly able to handle the needs of the growing population.

In Rio de Janeiro, one name stands out on Linked In when it comes to matters of healthcare. The name is Sergio Cortes, a long-serving Orthopedic Surgeon, Healthcare Administrator and the State Secretary for Health in Rio. Sergio Cortes is one of the most accomplished health practitioners in Rio de Janeiro. Interact with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Sergio Cortes on twitter specializes in orthopedic hip surgery through the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics. The expertise and experience he brings served the Brazilian volleyball teams for an entire decade. Sergio would consult, examine and treat injured players in the team. Later on, Mr. Cortes would move to management through still practices medicine once in a while.

Sergio’s looked to the future and decided to get into healthcare administration. At the Harvard School of Executive Education, Mr. Cortes enrolled and underwent training in Accounting and Finance, Healthcare Management and Administration. During the same time, he also received training on emerging issues in health care.

The Harvard experience prepared Sergio Cortes for the demanding role of Health Secretary in Rio de Janeiro. His handling of emergency and crisis situations is nothing but exemplary. A case scenario is the recent flooding crisis in Xerem. These floods brought agony to the displaced masses as well as authorities. Luckily, Dr. Cortes had prepared his teams for such emergencies. Healthcare officials descended on Xerem including Dr. Cortes to perform a situational assessment and provide emergency relief.

During the situation, Dr. Cortes explained the need to perform a thorough response while hoping for the best. All case scenarios had to be expected including the outbreak of flood-related illnesses. Emergency shelters were erected in no time while extra medical camps also came up to deal with dangers such as Dengue and dehydration. The flood situation and its response received substantial media coverage, and Extra magazine covered a Sergio Cortes visit to Xerem. See event http://extra.globo.com/noticias/rio/o-secretario-de-saude-sergio-cortes-acompanha-situacao-de-xerem-7208972.html.