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A Message

From the President

by Matt Peuser, DVM

July/August 2014

PLAY BALL!  The T-bones game in late May was a fun outing for my family and me.  The boys had a great time at their first baseball game.  It was a chilly night but that didn’t stop my seven-year-old from getting upset when we left in the 7th inning.  He asked to go back the very next day!

As much fun as that was, this past week was not.  I spent Thursday in Urgent Care due to heart palpitations and light-headedness, followed by a trip to the cardiologist the next day.  For a healthy 32-year-old male, this was a bit of a shock to me.  It has made me stop and think about things that really matter.  Watching my boys play, grow up, and spending time with them and my wife are that much more important to me now.  The cardiologist doesn’t think there’s anything serious going on but as I write this, I am still waiting to have an echo done and I’ll have to wear a Holter monitor for 30 days.

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Repurposing with a Purpose: Researchers Search for Better Cancer Treatment

BY: Jen Nigro

Researchers are moving quickly to turn up new treatments for a rare bone cancer, and they’re looking to the animal world to help them do it.  The University of Kansas Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have formed a collaboration to test a series of FDA-approved drugs.  They hope to find at least one they can repurpose to improve outcomes for both humans and dogs fighting osteosarcoma.

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