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Re: “Utterly Mark

Facilitated Communication has been demonstrated to be an unreliable form of communication. See Frontline program "Prisoners of Silence" on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sO9LyXuOQY&t=590s&frags=pl%2Cwn

Posted by Linda Rosa on 01/07/2019 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Toll on Call

I will be forever greatful to this man for Saving my baby daughter Cierra Gaboriault's life. She Will be 30 Next August. Im just glad I had him as a second opinion You have always been my Hero
Love To You Always
Lori Royea

Posted by Lori Royea on 11/16/2018 at 7:52 AM

Re: “How Psychotherapy Can Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Interesting

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Chris M. Springfield on 11/14/2018 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

To respond to the previous comment: I'm the lab technician for Vermont Regenerative Medicine currently. Besides the training that I received from my predecessor, I was also sent to the Regenexx home office in Broomfield, CO, for several days to with their lead tech and to make sure that my training was both thorough and up to the Regenexx standards.
As for my pay, I don't perceive myself to be underpaid - I may not have an accurate perspective on lab tech hourly salaries, but I am making consistently more money than I had in my previous job (which I had worked for ten years, with 8+ hour days and weekends). I also feel that my work and presence is valued at Vermont Regenerative Medicine; I am committed to our staff and to our patients, making certain that I am producing high quality product, with as little pain and stress as possible for all involved.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gretchen Williams on 11/09/2018 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

Preparation of a stem cell sample from a patient requires skill and extensive experience in order to get a high stem cell count that is viable for re-injection.
At Vermont Regenerative Medicine, the lab technicians who have prepared stem cell samples for patients in the past are not well trained and are paid very little to do this skilled work despite the exorbitant cost that patients pay. There should be some standardized level of training and accountability for those who provide this treatment.

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by dougp on 11/09/2018 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

Hi my name is Dan I'm the patient care advocate at stem cell centers and if there are any potential patients or those that just have questions about stem cells or how our clinic operates please feel free to give me a call and we can discuss your questions with zero obligation

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by stemcellcenters on 11/08/2018 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

Our clinics use the FDA approved source of Stem Cells, derived from a patients Bone Marrow. We treat 1 Veteran a day for free in all our clinics nationwide because we believe in giving back to the communities we serve. We have been setting up the framework for 4 different Double Blinded, Placebo Crossover studies with the help of Rgnmed, a data collection company in Germany, in which Stem Cell Centers will be funding the entire study and patients do not have to pay less than at profit clinics but rather, it is totally free for those that are accepted into the study. Our goal is to treat 1500 patients in these studies over the next 12 months. I am not sure where our actions justify being called snake oil. We are the only clinics in the country, that we know of, that are doing these Golden Standard studies on Stem Cell Therapy at the clinic level. There is a place for this therapy, both in academic laboratories as well as at the clinic level. Universities receive Federal Funding for their studies, Clinics are funded by patients who have no other solution for their Pain. Just like Dr Fenton, we make no promises on outcomes and do not accept everyone for care. We do see a high enough percentage of patients responding to warrant providing this amazing treatment for those that have no other options.

At Stem Cell Centers we are always available for comment or question.

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Posted by stemcellcenters on 11/08/2018 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

I'll try this again... I'm interested in hearing about the research and I didn't see any ads in any of the papers but I would like to know more about it. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet, rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative disc disease so I imagine that they won't help me. I am getting Medicare and Medicaid. Hopefully this time my comment will go through

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Posted by Gi Grape on 11/08/2018 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

I didn't see any ads in any of the papers but the only one I read is 7 days comments and articles. I'm interested in hearing more about the research. I'm on disability and get Medicaid and Medicare benefits but they probably won't help me. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet, rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative disc disease.

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Posted by Gi Grape on 11/08/2018 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

The only way to get "true" stem cell therapy, you must get stem cells in the millions. This is through culturing bone marrow in the Caymans, or adipose-derived (fat) here in the US, yes I know it's not FDA approved but it is what it is. That's it! Nothing else will give you millions of stem cells for a procedure.

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Posted by Robert D. Bean on 11/08/2018 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

To clarify: Seven Days was NOT paid for the Stem Cell Centers ad that appeared in this story. It was reprinted simply to illustrate the type of advertising that's been done in Vermont in recent months.

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Posted by Ken Picard on 11/08/2018 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

P.S. "shifting the paradigm" is so 1990s. If you want to use buzzwords from this century, try "underscore", "due diligence", "solutions", or perhaps "security breach".

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Posted by The Oracle on 11/08/2018 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

If it worked, plenty of "big pharmaceutical companies" would be jumping on the bandwagon to profit from it. Don't trust anyone that buys full-page ads in the Burlington Free Press! Speaking of that, did Seven Days get paid for the stem cell ad featured in this article?

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Posted by The Oracle on 11/08/2018 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

Our clinic uses the only FDA approved source recognized as actual stem cells, derived from a patient's own bone marrow on the same day. All other claimed stem cell sources are either fraudulent (amniotic and cord blood) or not allowed by the FDA (fat derived). We also count the cells and test for viability (function) for every patient.
All our procedures are based on peer reviewed research and ongoing data collection. We do not promise to grow cartilage or regenerative discs, but to honestly tell potential patients the likelihood for improvement in pain and function. Patients who are not reasonable candidates are not treated.
Dr. Jonathan Fenton
Vermont Regenerative Medicine

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Posted by Jonathan Fenton on 11/07/2018 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

But make sure you see the actual FDA letter of approval before starting therapy. Not every treatment has FDA approval.

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Posted by Steve Arrants on 11/07/2018 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

The procedures done at Vermont Regenerative Medicine are, in fact, FDA approved. There is no "snake oil" being sold here.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by KimB on 11/07/2018 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Swimming Like a Mermaid

vgc

Posted by Julia Marshall on 05/23/2018 at 3:20 AM

Re: “Swimming Like a Mermaid

Thanks for sharing your experience with mermaid style swim, any good source for baby swimming classes ?

Posted by Julia Marshall on 05/23/2018 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Blissing Out in the 'Life Vessel'

Read up:

Life Extension Magazine

Death by Medicine
March 2004

By Gary Null, PhD; Carolyn Dean MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; and Dorothy Smith, PhD


As far as detoxification is concerned, it is PROFOUND in the Life Vessel. How does it work? Please go back to my question to James found in the third paragraph of this comment. If you can answer that question, you will know the answer to how it works. When you are drinking one gallon of water per day, and your urine comes out dark orange, almost brown, and it stinks, do you think that such a presentation might indicate that your body is detoxing? If not, why not? Is there "something else" besides detoxification that might result in urine possessing those qualities? Would it be appropriate for that "something else" to produce that clinical finding at the same time that you are undergoing Life Vessel therapy? Do you believe in coincidences James? Are you intelligent?

Life Vessel is a gift to mankind. You can accept the gift or you can reject it. Up to you. I, personally, accept ALL gifts given to me by sincere gift-givers. Barry McNew is a sincere gift-giver, and I accept and LOVE my Life Vessel. Thank you, Barry!

Posted by Geddy Lee on 03/22/2018 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Kevin Pearce, Former Pro Snowboarder and TBI Survivor, Rises Again

Hi Kevin, my brother is an ex ranger and green beret and has TBI and PTSD. He started a new therapy called oxygen hyperberic therapy.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy/about/pac-20394380
My brother is so much better, it really helps.
Be blessed, your story is an inspiration:). Tamara

Posted by Tamara Roessler Pearmine on 02/06/2018 at 2:30 AM

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