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US teen,15, receives rare heart-lung transplant

Spencer Kolman, 15, from Chicago, Illinois, was the only child in the United States to receive a rare heart-lung transplant that year. His lungs had severe scarring due to long ago chemotherapy as a baby.
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In conclusion, a debate exists on whether aging is a disease in itself. Some authors suggest that physiological aging (or senescence) is not really distinguishable from pathology, while others argue that aging is different from age-related diseases and other pathologies. It is interesting to stress that the answer to this question has important theoretical and practical consequences, taking into account that various strategies capable of setting back the aging clock are emerging. The most relevant consequence is that, if we agree that aging is equal to disease, all human beings have to be considered as patients to be treat...
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One of the biggest issues we face as Alzheimer's caregivers is learning to understand how a person living with dementia thinks and feels, and why they act the way they do.Early on,many of us conclude that the person living with dementia is being mean to us.The changes that come with dementia can bedistressing to a caregiver.As caregivers we often feelangry, disconcerted and sometimes, we feela sense of heavy burden, hopelessness, and even heartbreak.What is The Difference Between Alzheimer's and DementiaBy Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowAs caregive...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer communication alzheimers care alzheimers caregiving awareness dementia help for caregivers family caregiving help alzheimer's help with dementia help with dementia care Source Type: blogs
Gestational diabetes?happens when a woman's?body can?t make enough insulin during pregnancy. Most women with gestational diabetes deliver healthy babies; however, there are risks of future complications. Women with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a?recent study? Dr. Margaret Dow, an OB-GYN at Mayo Clinic, says,"Cardiovascular risk is quite [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Salmon burgers are probably one of my favourite meals to make at home. I often serve them with oven roasted sweet potatoes or a salad made from baby romaine lettuce and avocado mayonnaise that’s created by blending avocado with a little lemon, garlic, olive oil, water and sea salt. What I love about this recipe is that any leftovers can be enjoyed the next day. These burgers make a quick and easy, portable meal for lunchboxes, picnics and entertaining. Try them over steamed brown rice with a splash of wheat free tamari or over a massaged kale salad. They keep well in the fridge for up to three days. This recipe is fr...
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In this study, we present a computational method to distinguish DS patients with AVSD from those without AVSD using the newly proposed self-normalizing neural network (SNN). First, each patient was encoded by using the copy number of probes on chromosome 21. The encoded features were ranked by the reliable Monte Carlo feature selection (MCFS) method to obtain a ranked feature list. Based on this feature list, we used a two-stage incremental feature selection to construct two series of feature subsets and applied SNNs to build classifiers to identify optimal features. Results show that 2737 optimal features were obtained, a...
Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Johnson &Johnson and talc supplier Imerys SA must pay an additional $80 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed mesothelioma after using asbestos-contaminated talcum powder, a New Jersey state court jury ruled Wednesday. The court has awarded $117 million in total damages in the case. Last week, a New Brunswick, New Jersey, jury ordered J&J and Imerys to pay $37 million in compensatory damages to plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III and his wife. It was the first trial loss for J&J over allegations that its talc-based products contain deadly asbestos. Last year, a Los Angeles Superior Court ruled in favor of...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Siamese babies, who were hospitalized at the David Bernardino Pediatric Hospital, died Sunday, 8 April six days after the medical team announced the impossibility of separation surgery for sharing the same heart and liver, said Tuesday, a hospital source.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Siamese babies, who were hospitalized at the David Bernardino Pediatric Hospital, died Sunday, 8 April six days after the medical team announced the impossibility of separation surgery for sharing the same heart and liver, said Tuesday, a hospital source.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
A little girl who became the first baby to undergo surgery to connect a miniature, mechanical heart valve in a medical trial is thriving as the FDA approves the valve.
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Background: DinoDaughter gave me a book for the holidays called Just Write One Thing Today containing 365 writing prompts. The post title above is Prompt #93, and it’s my reflections on a song written by that same daughter. The lyrics of the song are below, with my musings indented.  Musings on A Late Night Lullaby by Joanna Hulse When the night comes, and the moon glows white; The sun is long gone and the night is well underway. The clock is ticking, and I have to get to sleep. Why do I lie here staring at the ceiling? Is it the light of the full moon keeping me awake? Be at peace now, things will be alright. B...
Source: Musings of a Dinosaur - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Family/Personal Source Type: blogs
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