Stem cell clinics in Texas attract patients, scrutiny
November 29, 2017
HOUSTON (AP) — Martha Barden hobbled around in so much pain — barely able to navigate stairs, always calculating distances she could walk — that her husband told her she needed knee replacement.
The Houston Chronicle reports the Friendswood woman didn't disagree, but she wasn't keen on surgery, which hadn't done wonders for some of her friends and made her nervous at 65 years of age. She was more interested in the promise of stem cell therapy, touted for an ability to rejuvenate aging or injured joints.
"I noticed that lots of athletes had done stem cell treatment and figured if it's...