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If fans of the Green Bay Packers get their wish, their stars will align just right and their Hall of Fame quarterback, who recently returned from a second round of stem cell treatments in Tijuana, Mexico, will make a triumphant return to historic Lambeau Field on Thanksgiving Day.

Cherry Starr says her husband, Bart, 81, who led the Packers to five National Football League championships and was the named Most Valuable Player in Super Bowls I and II, is all but certain to be on the field to see another former Packers star, Brett Favre, have his No. 4 jersey retired during a ceremony at halftime of the upcoming game against the Chicago Bears.

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TIJUANA, Baja (CBS 8) -- Hockey great Gordie Howe continues his remarkable recovery from a stroke after receiving stem cell treatment in Tijuana under a clinical trial.

CBS News 8 traveled south of the border to the clinic where the stem cells – manufactured in San Diego – were implanted into the sports legend known as Mr. Hockey.

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Hockey legend Gordie Howe's star power is raising awareness in the United States and Canada about advances in stem-cell therapies as he continues what is being called a "miraculous" recovery from a massive stroke.

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It probably didn't come as a surprise to Eva Feldman, director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan and director of the ALS clinic at the school's health system, that Gordie Howe is doing much better after getting an injection of stem cells in Mexico to help slow his decline following a stroke in October.

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Hockey legend Gordie Howe made his trip to a tribute dinner in Saskatoon on Friday. The long-awaited dinner with other greats such as Wayne Gretzky came after months of considerable doubt about whether the 86-year-old Howe, who has dementia and is medically frail, could make the trip.

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Gordie Howe is making a remarkable recovery from a stroke that nearly led to him being placed in hospice care last fall.

The hockey great has gained 20 pounds and is "doing fantastic" after undergoing stem-cell treatment in Mexico in early December, one of his sons told NHL Live. Howe continues to recover at the Lubbock, Texas, home of his daughter.

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Hockey legend Gordie Howe is "doing fantastic" in his ongoing recovery from a stroke, his son Dr. Murray Howe told NHL Live on Monday.

Dr. Howe said his father has gained at least 20 pounds since having stem-cell treatment in Mexico on Dec. 8. Gordie Howe is rehabbing at his daughter Kathy's house in Lubbock Texas, where he helps with the household chores. Upon visiting, Howe's sons take turns playing hockey, throwing a football or kicking a soccer ball with their father.

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Not only has Mr. Hockey made a miraculous return to health from the stroke he suffered in late October, but Gordie Howe's family is hoping he'll be soon visiting with fans with regularity.

Howe, who had stem-cell treatment in early December and is walking again, is to attend a fundraising dinner in Saskatoon early next month, said his son Marty Tuesday in Calgary.

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Gordie Howe and his extended family are still planning to join other Canadian hockey royalty in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Feb. 6 in what is being billed as Howe's "final public appearance ever."
Howe's children, grandchildren and siblings will attend, along with Wayne Gretzky and several local and national dignitaries in an event sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon, the local chapter of a national service organization. Among the evening's highlights: The announcement that a local rink, the Kinsmen Arena, will henceforth be known as the Gordie Howe Kinsmen Arena.

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Hockey legend Gordie Howe is making a dramatic recovery from a serious stroke thanks to stem cell therapy developed by San Diego-based Stemedica, his family says.

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Dr. David Gorski, a prominent skeptic of therapies offered outside the scientifically controlled clinical trial system, has published an extensive and critical look at the stem cell therapy Gordie Howe received in early December to help him recover from a serious stroke.

I had email exchanges with Gorski while writing my article last week on the treatment, which uses stem cells provided by San Diego-based Stemedica. Gorski, whose previous blog post at Science-Based Medicine on Howe's treatment caught my attention, follows through with an analysis of the clinical trial setup used by Novastem, a Mexican stem cell company licensed by Stemedica to use its cells.

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Keith Olbermann is joined by Gordie Howe's son, Dr. Murray Howe, to discuss the renaming of the Kinsmen Arena in Saskatoon and the unexpected improvement in Gordie Howe's health.

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The one-time hockey great appeared lifeless. He was unable to communicate. But things changed quickly.

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Dr. Maynard Howe joins Keith Olbermann to discuss the treatment that saved Gordie Howe's life, and discusses the continued expansion of stem cell trials domestically and internationally.

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TIJUANA, Mexico, Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novastem, a leader in regenerative medicine, announces the treatment of its first patient in its study for ischemic stroke at Clinica Santa Clarita. According to the American Stroke Association, ischemic strokes account for 87 percent of all stroke cases. Novastem continues to enroll qualified patients in the study, entitled "Internal Research Protocol in Combination Therapy of Intravenous Administration of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Intrathecal Administration of Neural Stem Cells in Patients with Motor Aphasia due to Ischemic Stroke." All participants receive a unique, combination therapy using a method covered by a United States patent owned by Stemedica Cell Technologies for the therapeutic use of its allogeneic, ischemia-tolerant mesenchymal and neural stem cells.

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Hockey legend Gordie Howe has made strides in his recovery from a stroke after underdoing adult stem-cell treatment earlier this month in Mexico.

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Gordie Howe is Mr. Hockey. He also apparently has traits of Superman.

The legendary NHL star, 86, was reported to have been battling for his life following a series of strokes. However, it was recently reported that the former Detroit Red Wing Hall of Famer had taken a turn for the better. Even to the point that Howe is expected to appear at a February event in Saskatoon.

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Gordie Howe "Mr. Hockey" Makes an Amazing Recovery

Following the press coverage of our father's deteriorating medical condition, the Howe Family was contacted in late November by Dr. Maynard Howe, (CEO) and Dave McGuigan (VP) of Stemedica Cell Technologies. McGuigan knew our family as a result of his previous employment with the Detroit Red Wings. Stemedica is a biotechnology company that manufactures allogeneic adult stem cells in its US government licensed, cGMP facility in San Diego, California. Although no relation, Dr. Howe and his brothers Drs. David and Roger are hockey players and big Gordie Howe fans, having grown up in Minnesota. They wished to help our father by generously facilitating Dad's participation in a stem cell clinical trial at Novastem, a licensed distributor of Stemedica's products in Mexico.

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Los Angeles (AFP) - Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe has made an "astonishing" recovery after receiving stem cell treatment earlier this month from a Mexico-based medical firm, the Howe family said.

The 86-year-old Hall of Famer, who suffers from severe dementia, has gone from being bedridden in a semi-comatose state to walking on his own and doing daily chores as he "shuffles" around his daughter's Texas home, the family said in a statement.

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The family of Gordie Howe today released a statement further detailing the improvements the Detroit Red Wings legend has made over the past few weeks.

Son Mark Howe told the Free Press on Thursday that Gordie Howe "isn't so much walking as shuffling about."

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On Friday night, the family of hockey legend Gordie Howe released an update via the Detroit Red Wings on Mr. Hockey's improving health condition thanks to stem cell injections.

The release states that as a result of press coverage about their father's deteriorating health, the Howe family was approached by Dr. Maynard Howe and Dave McGuigan, the CEO and VP respectively of Stemedica Cell Technologies. Although bearing no relation to Gordie himself, Dr. Howe and his team thought they could help improve Gordie's quality of life following the debilitating strokes he suffered earlier in the fall. They suggested putting Howe in a stem cell clinical trial administered at Novastem.

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