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First Edition: April 8, 2019

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: Mourning Paradise: Collective Trauma In A Town Destroyed One of the final memories Carol Holcomb has of her pine-shaded neighborhood was the morning sun that reflected red and gold on her trees last Nov. 8. That day, she said, promised to be a… Read More »

FDA Approves First New Therapy to Treat Heart Attacks in Years

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Heart attacks are typically treated by placing stents at the sites of narrowing coronary arteries. This has become a standard of care and advances in cath lab technologies allows interventional cardiologists to accurately place stents in a matter of minutes. Now another option, called SuperSaturated Oxygen (SSO2), is being made available thanks… Read More »

In world first, HIV-positive woman donates kidney to HIV-positive recipient

Nina Martinez, a 36-year-old public health consultant, acquired HIV as a 6-week-old in 1983, when she received a blood transfusion in the years before blood banks began routine testing for the virus. HIV damages the immune system and interferes with the body’s ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. Despite her illness, Martinez’s enduring… Read More »