Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Kelly Chen

  • Forever young: The history and promise of young blood therapeutics

    Kelly ChenBirmingham, Alabama, United States Two mice waddle in unison. They eat together, drink together, and nest together. Their closeness is no act of nature—for on closer inspection a delicate line of sutures is seen connecting them from forelimb to hindlimb. They are linked by parabiosis, the surgical joining of two organisms. Parabiosis was first…

  • Medicinal and historical value of Chinese food therapy

    Kelly ChenBirmingham, Alabama, USA Persimmon: cold, sweet, astringent. It opens up the nose and the qi of ears. Scallion: warm, spicy, bitter. It treats cutting wounds and ulcer. White winter melon: slightly cold, sweet. It rids one of watery swelling in the lower abdomen. Dry ginger: hot, spicy. It treats vomiting caused by coughing. These…