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The US is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year, study finds

The lack of organs for kidney failure patients is a major public health problem and one that President Donald Trump addressed in July when he signed an executive order promising to transform kidney care in this country. More than 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and roughly 5,000 die each year while on the… Read More »

Study Finds New Blood Test Could Help Detect Brain Injury In Minutes

Friday evening The Lancet Neurology published a new study concluding that a handheld portable device and blood test could help detect real-time brain injuries, even if a CT scan does not. Findings from the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study suggest that technology might be able to fill a significant gap in emergency departments,… Read More »

Surprise medical bills in ER and inpatient settings are soaring, JAMA finds

The frequency of surprise medical bills in emergency department and inpatient care situations is surging, while the cost of these bills is nearly double in some scenarios, according to a study published Monday in JAMA. ED visits that resulted in a surprise bill leapt from 32.3% to 42.8% in 2016, and for inpatient admissions the… Read More »