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Asian donor and black recipient kidney transplants more likely to fail sooner compared with white counterparts

Black transplant recipients and patients who received kidneys from Asian donors had a significantly higher risk of kidney graft failure within seven years, according to a new study presented at the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) Congress 2021. The study of 20,304 kidney organs transplanted between January 2001 and December 2015 from the United […]

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Providers, payers and pharma came together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. What's in store for the trio after the pandemic?

Nothing brings healthcare stakeholders together like a pandemic – from a speedy vaccine rollout to setting up telehealth platforms within weeks, providers, payers and the pharmaceutical industry had to work together to weather the changes brought on by COVID-19. So what’s next for these healthcare industry partnerships when the pandemic is over? In the HIMSS21 Digital […]

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65+ and lonely? Dont talk to your doctor about another prescription

Lonely, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and two-and-a-half times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, putting themselves at risk for drug dependency, impaired attention, falls and other accidents, and further cognitive impairment, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study found […]

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Pfizer and Moderna vaccines may protect against COVID-19 for years

BREAKING NEWS: Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may provide LIFETIME protection against the virus, study finds New study looked at people given two doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna vaccine   Recipients had strong immune responses and developed neutralizing antibodies against at least two variants This could mean that people who get mRNA vaccines […]

Personal Health

FOLX Is Making Queer and Trans Healthcare So Much Easier. Finally.

Launched in January of this year, FOLX Health is one of the first healthcare companies dedicated to providing customized medical treatment and care specifically for queer and transgender communities. The current state of healthcare is abysmal for trans people, with 42% of trans women reporting mistreatment or abuse by healthcare providers, reports the National Center […]

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Restoring health and fitness with exercise

If COVID-19 restrictions have kept you home exercising less and eating more, it could be affecting your health as could the stress, boredom and isolation of this time. Exercise can help. Exercise helps you build muscle mass, maintain bone density and avoid osteoporosis, improve balance, prevent weight gain, decrease stress and improve sleep. It can […]

Pet Care

Animals Find New Homes and Lives After a Catastrophic Texas Storm

Following an unprecedented winter weather crisis in Texas in February that left millions of homes and businesses without power, the ASPCA and Wings of Rescue transported over 170 pets to the Northeast, providing much needed relief to animal shelters impacted by the storms. “Animal shelters were impacted by the storms, many losing power and access […]

Pet Care

Celebrities and Customers Call on Costco to Address Chickens’ Suffering

A recent investigation by Mercy For Animals into a Costco-supplying farm revealed chickens suffering from sores, injuries and horrifying, inhumane conditions. In response, we published a letter and appealed to Costco to address this urgent issue by adopting meaningful welfare standards. More than 100,000 advocates have signed the letter to the retailer’s executives, and a […]