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It has recently been announced that the Duke University Medical Center has received permission, from the FDA, to expand the access of cord blood clinical trials for conditions like autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy. Children who have these neurological disorders are now able to receive therapy, regardless of whether they qualify for a targeted… Read more »

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Weight Training: Pre, During, and Post-Pregnancy Doctors, as well as exercise professionals, always recommend a workout routine to be performed throughout your pregnancy if you have been consistently training. It is not recommended to start something brand new, or introduce a new stimulus if you have not had previous experience prior to becoming pregnant. If… Read more »

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Cells for Life cord blood bank

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    At Cells for Life we are proud to provide parents with safe storage of your child’s cord blood and/or cord tissue at Toronto General Hospital – it’s essential for #WhatMattersMost. When it comes time to use your cord blood for medical treatment, your transplant physician will review the accreditation status of your family’s cord… Read more »

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Pregnancy can be a blissful time rich with new experiences, sensations, and emotions that enrich your life in a plethora of exciting ways. And yet, it can also be filled with the not-so-pleasant stuff like morning sickness, fatigue, and mood swings. During this turbulent time, countless books, and “parenting experts” tout the importance of reducing… Read more »

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Have you ever walked into a room immediately forgetting your purpose? Imagine that x 10. Many expecting women report experiencing a pregnancy-induced memory haze causing them to be forgetful. Pregnancy brain, or “Momnesia”, is said to be caused by several different factors. A flux in pregnancy hormones, lack of rest, and new stress triggers may… Read more »

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Over the last 20 years, blood stem cells have been the focus of researching the potential to treat many conditions. New emerging research and clinical studies are constantly underway, investigating ways to treat more diseases. Once cord blood and/or tissue is stored with Cells for Life, you can be eligible to take part in various… Read more »

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Clinical trials, conducted at Duke University in North Carolina, are in the early phases of observing whether the transfusion of their own cord blood could potentially improve the behaviour of children affected by autism. A Canadian family from Toronto, have travelled to North Carolina to participate in the trial. When their son Noah Barcolos was… Read more »

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Cord blood and cord tissue banking is our passion! We love talking about it with you – expecting parents and families and sharing why it’s essential for #WhatMattersMost. We also find it especially intriguing and insightful to discuss it with industry professionals. Recently we talked to Dr. Christyne Peters, an obstetrician-gynaecologist at Markham Stouffville Hospital,… Read more »

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We know that, as parents, every cent you earn goes towards #WhatMattersMost. In recognition of the choices you make every day to ensure the healthiest, happiest future for your family, and to celebrate our 20th year in business, we want to say thanks by rewarding you with $100 off cord blood and/or tissue storage every… Read more »

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