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Hype or Help? Stem Cell Clinics Offer Unproven Treatment for Chronic Pain, Other Ailments

November 30, 2016

(Sacramento Bee) – For long-suffering patients such as Green, stem cells offer tantalizing hope. In the last few years, more than 570 stem cell clinics have popped up nationwide, advertising treatment for a range of maladies, from autism and Alzheimer’s to neuropathy and Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent UC Davis study. About 113 of those are operating in California. But do they really work? According to most stem cell experts and the federal government, there’s no way to know yet.

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