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Rick pulled out.
And today show has a bit of -- theme -- over and talk about health issues.
We've sort of talking about hearing the word talk about.
No -- New Year's resolutions and -- talk about gastrointestinal diseases but the first issue as I said is.
Has to do with hearing loss that's the issue in the solution is some research on inner ear.
Hair cell regeneration.
And joining us to talk about that it is Andrea -- man who is executive director.
-- health foundation.
You can find them online at hearing health foundation dot ORG.
Andrea good to see you thanks very much for coming in thank Beckett picked an accident talk to us about hearing loss how big of a problem is that how many Americans.
Deal with hearing loss of one kind or another.
It's actually a huge problem there's -- recent study show that there's about fifteen million Americans.
In this country with hearing lots one in five Americans are are effected by it.
And it's something that most people are not really attending to hearing how it's not at a major priority for most people.
But it certainly affects so many people and I would say everybody at least knows somebody with hearing loss if they don't have it themselves.
So we're not talking about deafness -- say we're talking about.
Just -- hearing loss that happens gradually over the course of someone's life time.
Actually a full range of -- Moscow complete deafness.
Some people are born with a hearing loss the vast majority of people do -- -- hearing loss over time.
It's unfortunately a natural part of aging age related hearing -- pressed the -- this is one of the most common types.
Noise induced hearing loss is another very common type of hearing -- and that's also something that people acquire.
Is it true that all men lose some hearing when they get married I.
Opening get married out of my wife is convinced of that herself that they men are more common to have hearing we -- Mormon.
Think there's a correlation between Mac card.
The hearing the restoration project -- about it yes so out of commission -- very exciting so.
Most people with hearing loss know that there are treatments available that can really help them here better and hearing -- are obviously the most common.
We can't something that -- would essentially mean that we are curing -- -- And it's a little bit technical but I'll try and explain it up.
So there to sell snake here called hair cells and -- looked like the hairs on your head -- they don't actually make you do with this -- this kind of hair -- And you -- -- in order to be able to hear they help transmit the sounds to the break.
They get damaged.
Part is sometimes by aides sometimes by noise.
But when their damage that's usually -- results in the hearing loss.
We found about 25 years ago that chickens spontaneously regenerate these cells.
We're looking at a picture here disorderly knows.
And that's what people are at home we're seeing right now and I guess those are -- -- is right.
-- -- -- so those are actually that's now Mamas are damaged hair cells on there should be another another three rows of hair cells.
And that's actually those little clusters -- -- chicken and that's actually.
Shows about healthy yourself and them.
Boozer ourselves and have been restored by the chicken the little blue ones -- the ones that are actually regenerating and the red ones are -- -- so right so I knew I like chickens.
So so what are we learning from the chickens and -- -- now that would humans that think that's exactly the points we've organized a consortium of leading researchers their senior scientist they're all working in our generation he.
And we've -- miss them around here restoration projects and so where funding them and we organize this consortium to help them.
Determine how best to learn what we know about chickens and actually most birds and fish.
That -- mammalian vertebrae most of -- regenerate their hair cells are trying to figure out how -- we know how we learn from them.
And translate -- to humans and so when we're successful we'll actually be able to regenerate his hair cells in people.
And essentially cure hearing lots.
It's amazing okay so.
How far along are you is your foundation and in and that and that the researchers who are working on this project how far along -- We estimate that were probably about ten years away from figuring out what it is we need to do what is it that chickens have that we don't -- what is it that humans.
Are lacking that we need to -- to supplements that will be able to have us replicate what chickens and birds can do so.
We're hoping that in about ten years were going to be able to say yes we can actually -- hearing.
I should mention that the hearing health foundation has raised over 26 and a half million dollars since its inception.
Back in the late 1950s.
For hearing and balance research so this is important work -- and it seems like the funds are there you can always.
Hope for more funds well that that's the challenge of course -- how can people who are interested in this because.
Obviously based on the statistics that you told us there are a lot of people -- who are either personally affected or who have a loved one who would be affected by hearing loss in some way if they wanted it.
To learn more about -- where -- They go they succumb to our website on HHS dot org or hearing health foundation dot org we actually have information on our website about our consortium members the work that we're doing.
The project that we're funding they're all multi institutional projects so.
The researchers are not only of working together with other organizations that -- actually sharing the knowledge that they've that they've gathered so.
It's really -- and it's a different way of doing science it's you know traditionally.
Cites his work independently and they don't want to share anything.
But this is a little bit different they realize that this is such an important issue and it can affect so many millions of people they want to work together they've said yes let's let's figure out how to do this.
And it's Smart because there's different expertise on our on our consortium children and so by sharing knowledge and and sharing data -- just really.
They've actually developed a strategic research plan together you can find that on our website as well to -- out exactly how they're going to come to the secure.
-- appointment as executive director of hearing health foundation began the website is hearing health foundation dot word.
Are you on Twitter -- of social media that.
-- we tell people about that yeah we we actually have a FaceBook page we have a Twitter account you can sign up for both of -- -- website.
And yet we were very inconsistent nadir -- now and we actually have been able to post things.
You know we post any updates from our labs any projects that are just coming out or results that we have our.
Definitely go up on -- -- media good.
Look with the research group and quit hearing restoration project and thanks to all those chickens out here.
Here is -- good stuff Andrea nice to meet you thanks for -- and quick break we'll have more right after this don't go away.
Welcome back so where do with -- some straight -- my time here -- we thought okay.
-- couple stories in this next segment want to start off.
Talking about a story that you can find right now right here on foxnews.com.
It's an inspirational story.
About a -- that learns to walk just in time for her wedding.
Morning rush is the health editor at foxnews.com.
You can find them on Twitter at Fox News health.
And I really enjoyed this peace line -- at summit.
-- she how her ski injury on a Friday at thirteen under the light of -- -- man.
At midnight she had his final cord injury at the base her -- Lost all control of her lags.
And through -- -- stimulation technology she can actually stand and she was even able to walk down aisle at her wedding unbelievable right.
Tell us about this technology in them.
Hopefully people will go and read your piece on foxnews.com so if they kind of compared -- a cochlear implants are also leaving a pacemaker.
They implant electrodes on the significant portions of the muscles that.
Need to be used in order to stand.
It's simple you know simple stuff that we take for granted every day but says she -- -- And it's all there's a bunch of wires inside her body.
They all come to receiver.
That is replacing her -- you can kind of see it because -- -- teeny tiny person yet.
And then that is connected to your computer device that she carries I have almost like had been packed.
And when she ever she needs to perform these tasks like sending aren't turned to walk.
-- -- primarily -- but you know when she wants -- she's pressing the button and all of those muscles are stimulated.
In -- That doctor I talked to doctor pack and he kind of described as a symphony almost they all work together just to -- -- -- when action because whenever we stand dorm room.
All of our muscles are working at the right time and just so that they can perform -- one simple -- This is we're so showing some screen grabs from -- peace.
The functional electrical stimulation center at the F center where is that.
I think Cleveland's and there are constantly working our new technology for people with spinal cord injuries -- any type of paralysis.
There's so many different things -- these people need you know especially when there quadriplegic -- sometimes hard just to go to the bathroom.
He had to swallow it here have paralysis appear that we take for granted exactly more.
Thank you so much again pieces on foxnews.com.
Right now -- is the health editor for foxnews.com.
Read the piece mark -- -- so much thinking.
Okay so we're getting around -- to be that time of the year when people start to.
To think about making New Year's resolutions which I kind of laugh at every year because the truth -- we should probably do these things year round.
But if you're looking for an excuse to maybe turn things around or turn the page and and start leading a healthier life.
Why not look at your calendar -- -- talk about some natural remedies to the issue here is actually achieving your New Year's resolutions the solution.
Could be natural remedies what does that mean the let's talk with the medicine hunter Chris Killen is the medicine -- you can find them on Twitter at Madison under.
And he joins us here and to do good to see Chris thanks very much for being pleasure to be here -- so natural remedies what are we talking.
Not here while natural remedies.
I mostly work with plant based natural remedies so words really.
Foods -- different kinds that are of plant storage and that that you know help people in a variety of ways -- this stimulating the immune system enhancing energy improving brain function you name it.
And with New Year's resolutions.
I I do agree with you that.
Really in an ideal situation we would be making our resolutions and all the time where we're aware of something that we can improve but I also think there is something special special to the punctuation point of beginning in new year and and that sort of looms large in people's consciousness so why not take advantage.
Ensure that all right well let's talk about these are some of the most popular New Year's resolutions that you hear about every year people want to stop smoking.
They wanna lose weight they want -- perhaps feel a bit more focused in their lives they wanna get in shape.
-- UCL you're a lot about people joining gyms in January.
Get more sleep and reduces stress.
So take us through these real quickly if we talking about natural remedies.
For smoking cessation for example.
Really important thing is to break.
-- -- if you used to having a cigarette at ten with coffee at your desk every day.
Have your coffee at eleven outside at I think no seriously you know break up if you're -- -- -- You had a lot of its behavioral some people can just -- quit smoking but most people can't.
Acupuncture helps for quitting smoking hypnosis helps for quitting smoking.
Drinking a lot of water and taking vitamin C helps for quitting smoking.
Because smoking is a killer problem it's not an inconvenience.
What ever it takes.
Do that up my advice is that people go to a professional and get help rather than toughening it out themselves if they've tried that and that have some work yeah.
I quit smoking.
Years ago what did you do it I did on the patch okay and it worked for me yeah I had to -- to.
Couple of times yeah because -- sort of fell off the wagon went back on the passion.
I think it was the third time when trying to -- that -- actually stuff how long had you smoked I smoked for a long time about thirteen years ago I was a pretty heavy smoker really.
Good pack a day smoker for a long long time -- and I just reached you know the decision on my own that it was time to stop them.
And I was that determined but it is -- there are some.
Clinton's program some kind of herbal detox programs that people confined that.
Help to get rid of toxins in the body help to get some of the nicotine in some of the cars and other things in the body out.
Now and that can also help relieving the burden of those chemical toxins that build up.
-- making you feel renewed.
-- -- -- that may be may be just enough of that little extra boost to be believed that happened behind give me a couple of your favorite natural remedies.
For some of the things that -- that we.
-- natural remedies for.
Mood for example you are staying focused my all time favorite is rodeo Rosie it is Siberian herb that is a common supplement how do you take you take it in in capsule form -- tablet form.
About 400 milligrams today.
The thing I like about it is you feel it it makes you feel energetic it gives you more energy stamina and endurance and improves mental focus and concentration.
Lifts the fog that sometimes people feel reduces stress hormones in the blood so you have that.
More relaxed feeling even as he rally more energy.
For people who are stressed out yeah I mean.
I recommend some things that don't have anything to do with taking anything like.
Play with your kids take -- walk -- an -- on the couch get some exercise have some fun with your friends you know.
These are stress relieving because they're good life.
Activities to experience but also people can drink passion -- -- for example.
Inexpensive decent taste thing has a nice pleasant relaxing -- fact makes you feel very good.
There's also an herb called hole lead they easel.
Which it also sometimes his -- told CT you well last -- It's not the same Bay's only he would make a pesto or caprice he salad right.
It has relaxing properties anti inflammatory properties it lowers stress hormones in the blood and if people have trouble sleeping I wanted to ask you about that again.
Passion -- T.
-- really nice also there is an amino acid from amino acids -- compounds have approaching.
There's an amino acid from green tea called hell the -- mean.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- crashed without making you groggy afterwards that's also a nice way to go.
But I you know I -- simple things to like taking a nice hot bath before going to sleep so you're all kind of -- -- -- in drowsy and -- lie down and snooze on and less milk.
Warm glass of milk because of the L trip to fame -- that that triggers more serotonin in the brain which kind of kicks you often to sleep yes.
The website is medicine hunter.
And Chris Killen is the medicine -- you can find him on Twitter as well at.
Medicine hunter and these are all natural remedies to achieve your New Year's resolutions Chris thanks so much thank you -- and -- -- you.
When we come back we're gonna talk about inflammatory bowel disease this week is crohn's and colitis.
The week and we'll talk about that went after this.
Back -- fall -- foxnews.com live in the show is called solution America we are.
Introducing you to problems issues that face a lot of people in this country and we're talking to people who have come up with solutions.
To those issues ways to.
To bring awareness sometimes that's part of one of the biggest parts of the battle sometimes is letting people know about.
An issue that so many people face -- and that is the case -- inflammatory bowel disease.
I BD is the abbreviation there Crohn's Disease and -- -- -- -- -- they both fall into that category.
-- issue here is cruel disease which complicates life.
And the solution is information awareness that could help those afflicted with -- not only the patients but also their families and friends because.
If you deal with crohn's -- colitis you certainly know that it is.
It is something that affects a lot of people -- -- in Europe in your circle I had I was diagnosed myself with Crohn's Disease.
A number of years ago and -- active in your organization we're gonna talk about right now full disclosure so we'll talk to I guess -- similar to doctor Adams dial up who's gastroenterology is to Mount Sinai Medical Center here in New York.
Sitting next to Adam is Rondell down -- who's the executive director of the crohn's and colitis foundation.
Greater New York chapter and William rose is -- -- is he's patient himself who is also serving as the treasurer of the crohn's and colitis Foundation's greater New York chapter welcome to all three -- you.
Thanks very much for being here.
So for people doc let's start with a little bit of an explainer here about crohn's.
This effects -- about almost a million and a half Americans.
What are inflammatory bowel diseases and -- -- people get it.
Well the -- question any inflammatory about diseases are a group of diseases that affect.
The GI tract.
Really busy since two types one of those for the latest which is disease occur predominantly affects the -- and a continuous fashion.
Upward from the -- essentially.
And Crohn's Disease can -- anywhere in the GI tract.
Anywhere essentially from meltdown to the heinous.
And the -- the cause is still unknown.
We have a lot of understanding about the inflammatory cascade and how to intervene.
Quiet down some of the inflammation.
At the moment we still don't know what sets it off.
Do things that we do understand is that there is you probably some genetic predisposition.
In this setting.
Various triggers an environmental factors but.
We're learning more about the genetics that's something that's of -- big hot topic -- and something as they have.
-- research and as of right now there is no cure there is no cure at the moment.
William -- -- -- thanks very much for coming -- talking to us today to your qualifications well when were you diagnosed in 1988.
So we -- a full screen graphic that will put up these are some of the symptoms.
That are associated with Crohn's Disease they include persistent diarrhea.
Rectal bleeding and urgent need.
To -- one's bowels.
And there are others as well.
Do you remember what it was like.
We'll we'll put them up and people can read -- -- do you remember what it was like when you were first experiencing.
You are symptoms and you probably had at least I know for Mike in my case I had never heard of Crohn's Disease.
At the time that I was diagnosed when I was diagnosed in the eighties I mean no one heard of Crohn's Disease -- -- for that matter.
Then you know what to expect I was very scared was -- young child of time.
My parents -- know what to expect how old were you I was.
First came down to when I was ten and I was diagnosed about thirteen okay.
And it was very difficult is very very scary don't know why anybody is doing what it's doing and that's such a young age just very very scary time.
And I remember going to see and I was living in the Philadelphia area time going to see some of the best GI docs in Philly which is.
A big metropolitan area.
And one after the other they -- they missed the diagnosis they were.
Talking about irritable bowel syndrome -- they would talk to their all of these other kind of conditions that sort of mimic I guess there are a lot of the same.
Kinds of symptoms that bit that can be had so so now so after your diagnosis and you've been dealing -- living with this for a long time what is it like to live with.
Today it's very different over the last ten years.
The medicine that's been discovered by funding -- the crohn's and colitis foundation has changed my entire life.
We're now I'm on medication on a quarterly basis and -- able to take it and sustain -- normal lifestyle.
And it's -- more regular spoken about disease in a more -- better understood disease by people who haven't.
So it's a lot easier today than it was twenty years ago.
Rondell we mentioned is the executive director of the greater New York chapter of the crohn's and colitis foundation that this is an organization has chapters all over.
The countries of people who might be watching us and say.
You know Chicago there would be a Chicago.
Chapter about you do such great work in your team here in the New York City area.
And and I want to mention that this happens to be a very significant time of year this is this is -- to -- -- awareness week is an.
It is it is a national crescent claims awareness week that we weren't -- able to get that passed by the senate last year so this is our second and you want.
From December 1 through seventh so there's lots of activities happening all across the country.
And if anyone goes to our FaceBook page they can find out something they can do every single day this week to help spread the word and get more awareness out -- -- -- latest.
And this week there's a big event here in New York City.
Tomorrow night -- there and some -- -- we have our big casino awards event.
That it has been shared by the Modell family of my Dell's sporting -- since its inception in this is the 45 annual.
Had dinner and then snow that's got a long line New York City history and we're really proud to be doing it again this year.
Who who might be listening and might think that perhaps they.
They they might have or know someone who has Crohn's Disease were all sort of colitis.
What kind of services are available.
By the crohn's and colitis foundation American and we just put the web -- to see CFA dot word.
And you could put in where you live and find the contact information where the local chapters there but what what are you provide for for patients and for loved ones of page.
Well our mission is actually three -- so clearly one of our -- mean.
Goals and purposes is to raise money to find -- because one of the best things we can do is to put ourselves out of business and not have this problem anymore.
And that is our ultimate solution American solution for that's.
But in the meantime there are many many patients who -- so locally in all of our free chapters across the country we.
And supply education services.
Section of education programs all throughout the year we have to have professional medical education program so that we can make sure where.
Doctors across the country are as aware as possible about these diseases and what to look -- so that you don't have a situation likely ended where he was misdiagnosed for three years.
We also offers support groups across the country.
And we have many many -- events that patients and their families can get involved and -- really feel like they're making a difference and how things TCF paid a -- -- I want to talk -- -- -- we have a couple minutes left.
About advances because William was talking about how things have changed since his diagnosis.
I was diagnosed in 1991 I've seen.
Changes as well from a medical.
Standpoint treatment standpoint and as we look towards the ultimate goal of finding -- Q were.
What's on the horizon here.
Well they're allowed to.
New medications coming out we've done that down the pipeline.
Besides the anti TNFs which we've been meditating one in the -- since the these are some of the the agents that are out there.
There -- no biologics that are working through different mechanisms.
Some that are working through finding other side of kinds in the -- inflammatory cascade and and anti interleukin -- One cookies to Kenyan man which is going to be.
Which is being -- right now.
-- it's that fine but the coalition Asian molecules which are molecules that bring these inflammatory cells into the inflamed tissue.
Stem cells for being looked at now and I think with the genetic research that's going on where -- hole.
Doors and open up in terms of all of the -- possibilities we're learning more more about it as we learn more about the.
The genes involved and -- as you go about your lives in another you you like you have -- one child or teacher to children you -- and active.
Life I mean someone who would be looking that you were looking at Rondell who also has cruises are looking and they feel like these -- look okay.
But just give a sense of what it is in a lot of times people with a chronic -- say that it's a part of who I am I don't let it define.
-- I am I know that's the way I feel because.
-- absolutely I mean over time he learned to deal with it like anything else.
And basically do things that you didn't think you can do you try and you learn how to -- -- the way that you can today and it's great there's there's no problem.
Once you find out there you have it and he start working on a cure for.
You do much better and you lead you lead in active life and everything's okay.
And that really is the key I guess with any condition is information and knowledge and once you know.
You know I know for me was I was like OK this is what I have now what are why do about it once you know what you're dealing with that's a lot easier to come up with a game plan.
To leave the kind of life.
That you've always wanted to lead.
Tell people once again Rondo where people can get information about not only tomorrow night's event in New York City but also about that -- colitis foundation of America in general.
-- -- -- Let's say for information on the casino event tomorrow night it's CC SA and my dinner dot com.
And follow us on FaceBook for all the information they can get about all the different things are doing for awareness week get the word out.
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