Are Doctors Throwing Away Potential Donor Kidneys?

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study suggests. At issue are kidneys from deceased donors that are acutely injured. Right now in the United States, about 30% …

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Confronting Racial Bias in Maternal Deaths

Charles S. Johnson IV, founder, 4Kira4Moms. David Goodman, MD, leader, Maternal Health Team, CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health. Joia Crear-Perry, MD,  founder and president, National Birth Equity Collaborative. Mark Clapp, MD, maternal fetal medicine doctor,  Massachusetts General Hospital. Texas state Rep. Shawn Thierry, D-Houston. Wenonah Valentine, founder and executive director, …

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‘Burnout’ Could Raise Your Odds for A-fib

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Feeling exhausted, with too few hours in the day to do what needs to be done? Be careful of burnout — especially after a new study finds it can raise your risk for the dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation. “A-fib” — …

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Racy Slogans Halt Utah Condom Distribution Plan

Racy Slogans Halt Utah Condom Distribution Plan

Jan. 17, 2020 — Utah health officials were getting busy with an HIV-prevention effort when Gov. Gary Herbert halted the distribution of 100,000 condoms due to racy messaging. The Utah Department of Health earlier this month started distributing the condoms with suggestive slogans and teenage humor to promote safe sex. …

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Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Than Thought

Jan. 17, 2020 — Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths, researchers say. Sepsis is an out-of-control immune response to infection that harms organs. People who survive sepsis can have lifelong disabilities. …

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