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Racial Disparities in Access to Kidney Transplant after 2014 Kidney Allocation System

Racial Disparities in Access to Kidney Transplant after 2014 Kidney Allocation System

Some patients with end-stage renal disease on the kidney transplant waiting list are made inactive due to medical comorbidities

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Helping Skin Cells Differentiate May Help Treat Skin Cancer

Helping Skin Cells Differentiate May Help Treat Skin Cancer

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a key regular that impedes skin replacement - a blockage...
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FDA Warns People Not to Ingest Mineral Solution for Cancer Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers not to purchase or drink Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral...
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New Brain Implant Stimulates the Optic Nerve to Aid the Blind

An implant that stimulates the optic nerve to allow the blind to see has recently been tested by researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de...
Are Corticosteroid Injections Helpful in Plantar Heel Pain?

Are Corticosteroid Injections Helpful in Plantar Heel Pain?

A review of randomized trials compared corticosteroid injection to other treatment strategies for plantar heel pain and found that while it outperforms “some comparators,”...
USPSTF: More Women Should be Evaluated for BRCA-related Cancer

USPSTF: More Women Should be Evaluated for BRCA-related Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published new recommendations regarding risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility 1...
Melanoma Treatment with BRAF and MEK Inhibitors Increases Cardiovascular Risks

Melanoma Treatment with BRAF and MEK Inhibitors Increases Cardiovascular Risks

Melanoma patients who undergo treatment with BRAF and MEK inhibitors may be more likely to sustain cardiovascular adverse events (CVAEs) compared to patients receiving...
Do Pay-for-Performance Incentives Lead to Higher Patient Readmission Rates?

Do Pay-for-Performance Incentives Lead to Higher Patient Readmission Rates?

Pay for performance (P4P) incentive programs, which have been implemented in various hospitals worldwide, can lead to patient discharges associated with return visits and...

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