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Colon's fountain of youth: Stem cell injections

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08:14 AM ET 05.12 | Bartolo Colon may have found a fountain of youth, one that could raise eyebrows. The Yankees signed Colon in January after he pitched during the offseason in the Dominican Republic. ... The 37-year-old Colon has gone 2-0, with an earned run average of 3.81, since being inserted into the club's starting rotation. A doctor in Florida would like to take some of the credit. Joseph R. Purita, an orthopedic surgeon who runs a regenerative medicine clinic in Boca Raton, said he and a team of Dominican doctors that he led treated Colon in April 2010. Purita said he employed what he regards as one of his more pioneering techniques: he used fat and bone marrow stem cells from Colon, injecting them back into Colon's elbow and shoulder to help repair ligament damage and a torn rotator cuff.

The New York Times

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May 12, 2011  08:16 AM ET

A shot a day keeps the doctor away, Bro?

May 12, 2011  08:22 AM ET

Oh no - not another athlete using PED's!!!

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May 12, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Raise eyebrows? It's a medical advancement that's seems to have worked. Or would the writer of this crap prefer we still use leeches for bloodletting.

May 12, 2011  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Raise eyebrows? It's a medical advancement that's seems to have worked. Or would the writer of this crap prefer we still use leeches for bloodletting.

What do you have against leeches?

May 12, 2011  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

What do you have against leeches?

Morning Clem et al...COJONES!!!

May 12, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Morning Clem et al...COJONES!!!

Morning barkeep.


BALLS!!!

May 12, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Morning barkeep.BALLS!!!

Morning Clem...tough thread choice today...Colon using stem cells or Lackey saying his whole life sucks now

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May 12, 2011  09:06 AM ET
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Morning Clem...tough thread choice today...Colon using stem cells or Lackey saying his whole life sucks now

This one seems ok. The Lackey thread is too obvious. Nothing to dispute. Here we can get into what is a PED, messing with God, any number of directions.

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May 12, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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Come on - the Pujols thread about one hug should have brought the house down - it's the second one in two days......Morning all;Clem and Barkeep;KUGELN!!!!

I'm not sure we need to be discussing man love on these threads. All this hugging is making me uncomfortable.

May 12, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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Come on - the Pujols thread about one hug should have brought the house down - it's the second one in two days......Morning all;Clem and Barkeep;KUGELN!!!!

Morning Lou!

May 12, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Come on - the Pujols thread about one hug should have brought the house down - it's the second one in two days......Morning all;Clem and Barkeep;KUGELN!!!!

Oh. And nice avatar.

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May 12, 2011  09:20 AM ET

Good morning all - Go Rays!

May 12, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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I can deal with that....I would like to know when people will stop being so cynical. This is not a PED issue.

I know Lou. I think I detect rampant sarcasm when those comments are being made.

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May 12, 2011  09:21 AM ET
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I can deal with that....I would like to know when people will stop being so cynical. This is not a PED issue.

The question is - what else was mixed in with the cells?

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