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Pig-Kidney Recipient Dies; Colon Cancers Surge in Teens; CRISPR Fails to Cure HIV

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Houston Transplant Scandal: Families of Patients Who Died Begin Legal Action

Surgeon has been accused of manipulating waitlist, making his patients ineligible for new livers

Apr 25, 2024
CAR-T Plus Stem-Cell Transplant Promising for CD7+ Blood Cancers

"All-in-one" approach appears safe, effective, in patients with relapsed/refractory disease

Apr 24, 2024
Too Ill for Typical Transplants, Woman Gets a Pig Kidney and Heart Pump Instead

Surgery marks sixth human xenotransplant performed at NYU Langone Health

Apr 24, 2024
Usefulness Questioned for Transplant Center Report Cards

Ratings look like noise due to volatile score changes every half year

Apr 11, 2024
Too Ill for Typical Transplants, Woman Gets a Pig Kidney and Heart Pump Instead

Surgery marks sixth human xenotransplant performed at NYU Langone Health

Usefulness Questioned for Transplant Center Report Cards

Ratings look like noise due to volatile score changes every half year

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Aspirin for Fatty Liver; Meds for Self-Managed Abortion

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Mar 30, 2024
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Is Alzheimer's Transmissible Through Bone Marrow Cells?

Mouse experiment suggests it may be, but what that means for humans isn't clear

Mar 29, 2024
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CDC: Latest COVID Vax Cuts Hospitalization Risk in Immunocompromised People

But fewer than one in five of this vulnerable group have received the updated shot

Mar 28, 2024
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Do Race, Sex Factor Into Who Has Donor Heart Offers Turned Down by Transplant Docs?

Black people, men receive more offers before one is accepted

Mar 25, 2024
A photo of a donor heart sitting in ice in a cooler
New Monoclonal Authorized to Prevent COVID in Immunocompromised People

No such option has been available since FDA revoked the authorization of Evusheld last year

Mar 22, 2024
FDA EUA pemivibart (Pemgarda) over a computer rendering of antibodies attacking COVID viruses.
First-Ever Pig Kidney Transplant Performed in Living Recipient

Patient with end-stage kidney disease underwent transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital

Mar 21, 2024
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Opinion
Alcohol-Associated Cirrhosis and Death Are on the Rise: Here's How We Can Help

Reducing stigma, increasing public awareness, and policy change are key

Mar 18, 2024
 A computer rendering of a cirrhotic liver
How Often Should Immunocompromised People Get a COVID Booster?

Experts say about every 6 months, but that should be individualized

Mar 18, 2024
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Trader Joe's 60,000-Pound Recall; Will Shortz's Stroke; Oregon Recriminalizing Drugs

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ทฌวัษ็ว๘app staff

Mar 04, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
PROs for Cutaneous Chronic GVHD After Transplant Tied to Disease Severity, Mortality

Baseline QOL, symptom burden could inform risk stratification, treatment decisions

Feb 28, 2024
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NBA Champion, 'Survivor' Contestant Receives Heart Transplant

Scot Pollard "feeling great" following surgery, his wife says

Feb 23, 2024
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Opinion
Do Organ Transplants Cause Personality Changes?

Anecdotal evidence suggests a real possibility, but more research is needed

Feb 22, 2024
A photo of surgeons preparing a donor kidney for transplantation
AGA Backs Fecal Microbiota-Based Therapies for Recurrent C. Diff

But new guidelines do not recommend use in inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome

Feb 21, 2024
 A scanning electron microscope image of fecal bacteria
Reversing Anticoagulation in Hemorrhagic Stroke; E-Cigs for Smoking Cessation

Also in TTHealthWatch: an online program for long COVID

Feb 17, 2024
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
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