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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By now everyone has heard that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed to dramatically change the way physicians get paid for evaluation and management (E&M) services in the office as part of the proposed 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Rule. In fact, as of the end of July, CMS has received over 600 comments on the proposed rule, with virtually all of them criticizing the proposal. I suspect very few physicians have read the 55 pages describing CMS’ proposal and basing their comments on reporting by various agencies. I don’t fault anyone for not reading it; understanding CMS regulations is...
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You're reading How Mother Nature Helped Me Solve These Life Problems, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Mother nature is someone whom you can’t define in shape or size, from small invisible organisms to a giant blue whale, all constribute to her grandiosity. I always wanted to improve the lives of wild animals. But, who knew that over the time; beautiful animals and mother nature would teach me some of the most important lessons that will change my perspective towards my life. Once, I came across a sn...
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