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Talking to Your Doctor About Exercise
You know you need to get off the couch and get moving, but you may not be sure if you should gear up or talk to your doctor first.
The Gift of Life: An In-Depth Look at Paired Kidney Donation
Four patients recently participated in a first for one Texas hospital. In a potentially lifesaving act, these four patients engaged in a paired exchange kidney donation.
Trio Treatment Showed Promise for Hep C
Three may be a crowd when it comes to company, but it might be an ideal number when it comes to medication for treating hepatitis C.
Cirrhosis Survival Spiked
Good news for cirrhosis patients: Survival may be much more common than it once was.
Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.
Some Surgery Patients Boomerang Back to Hospital
Surgical complications could make some patients boomerang back to the hospital. And health care professionals are working to improve care for these patients.
The Gift of Life: Transplants Save Many, More Still Needed
Organ transplants have been saving lives for years. And as the need for transplants grows, so does the need for donors.
FDA Approves Rockwell's Triferic for Dialysis Patients
Rockwell Medical, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its drug Triferic for commercial sale as an iron replacement product to maintain hemoglobin in adult patients with hemodialysis dependent chronic kidney disease.
Too Much of a Good Thing: Some Diabetes Patients Overtreated
Like Goldilocks and her porridge, people with diabetes need their blood sugar "just right." In some cases, though, diabetes treatment for older adults with other health problems can be overly strict, which may cause blood sugar problems.
Why Nearly 1 Million Patients Can't Get Diabetes Rx
Due to government restrictions, many diabetes patients may be missing out on a common medication that could improve their health.