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Transplant agency is criticized for donor organs arriving late, damaged or diseased

Transplant agency is criticized for donor organs arriving late, damaged or diseased

A probe found troubling lapses in the country’s organ transplant system. Blood types mismatched, diseased organs accidentally transplanted and donor organs lost or damaged in transit. (Image credit: Molly Riley/AP) »

Other Viruses Offer Hints Toward the Mystery of Long COVID

Other Viruses Offer Hints Toward the Mystery of Long COVID

Researchers are chasing a range of potential culprits in the race to find the causes of long COVID. Some things they agree on: There will be a number of different causes, and the symptoms will vary wildly from case to case. »

Blood Pressure Smartphone App Doesn’t Beat Traditional Home Monitoring

Blood Pressure Smartphone App Doesn’t Beat Traditional Home Monitoring

Tracking blood pressure with a smartphone app won’t lead to any greater drop in blood pressure than simply self-monitoring with the kind of device that doctors typically suggest be used at home, according to a new study. »

U.S. Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

U.S. Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

NEW YORK — The U.S. is setting aside an extra 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine for places with upcoming gay pride events, health officials said Thursday. The number of doses sent to each will be based on factors like the size of the event, how many ... »

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta clears up public confusion surrounding how monkeypox is spread and says “it does not appear to be strictly a sexually transmitted disease.” »

Renaming the Monkeypox Variants Curbs Stigma, Africa’s CDC Says

Renaming the Monkeypox Variants Curbs Stigma, Africa’s CDC Says

KAMPALA, Uganda — The head of Africa’s public health agency says he’s “really pleased” that the World Health Organization is renaming the strains of the monkeypox disease to remove references to African regions amid concerns about stigmatization. The... »

New transitional care clinical pathway improves health equity

New transitional care clinical pathway improves health equity

People with multiple chronic conditions require complex care management and often experience significant challenges when transitioning from hospital to home. This is especially true for people insured by Medicaid who are disproportionately Black, Ind... »

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What happens after colorectal cancer treatment?

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What happens after colorectal cancer treatment?

While colorectal cancer is still the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., continuing improvements in screening and treatment mean many people diagnosed with colorectal cancer now can expect to survive long after diagnosis.  The American ... »

The viral Little League hug has these lessons for parents

The viral Little League hug has these lessons for parents

After one young player hugged another in a beautiful moment on ESPN, parents may wonder how they can raise a child to be similarly willing to take that risk of offering affection, comfort and support in such a public forum. Psychologist John Duffy sh... »

First-in-human trial shows promise for hard-to-treat ventricular tachycardia heart rhythms

First-in-human trial shows promise for hard-to-treat ventricular tachycardia heart rhythms

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A first-in-human multicenter trial involving Mayo Clinic used a new ablation technique for patients with ventricular tachycardia, an abnormally rapid heart rhythm that is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death worldwide. The trial... »