Kidney transplants in the COVID-19 era

For many patients on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, getting a notification that a kidney is available is a dream come true, and a chance to live free from the taxing dialysis routine that’s ruled their lives. But what do you do when your perfect match is found in the age of COVID-19?…
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Why you should consider robotic surgery

Your doctor tells you it’s time for a needed surgery—a hernia repair, perhaps, or gallbladder surgery, or a hysterectomy. You’re given the option of having open abdominal surgery vs. conventional straight stick laparoscopic surgery vs. robotic surgery (where the doctor uses a sophisticated da Vinci surgical system, or robot, to hold the scalpel). Should you…
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Understanding pancreatic cancer

It’s estimated, more than 47,000 people in the United States will die of pancreatic cancer this year. U.S. Representative John Lewis, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and beloved game show host Alex Trebek all died of the disease in 2020. According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all…
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COVID-19 vs. the flu vs. the common cold

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, individuals may find themselves feeling under the weather and immediately begin thinking the worst. Feeling as if the best thing to do is go straight to the hospital to be tested. However, many health care systems across the country are beginning to become overrun with patients experiencing symptoms that are…
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