When patients turn to crowdfunding for medical costs, whoever has the most heartrending story wins

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“This is where we think machine learning has the great opportunity to help us,” said Dr. Daniel Cantillon, a cardiologist who serves as medical director of the CMU. “The challenge is we have to be able to call our shots in advance, and that’s something we’re deeply invested in”

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The real border crisis is what hospitals near the southern border see every day. It manifests as broken bones, lost appendages, and severe dehydration. It is the thousands of people marooned in ICE detention centers. It is the families seeking asylum who are met with violence…

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At any given time, there are about 13,000 people waiting for a liver transplant in the United States. Whether the cause is a virus, alcoholism or a bit of genetic bad luck, they’re all suffering while sick and scarred livers struggle to clean their blood

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Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with HIV come forward, it could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone

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Our Yoram Unguru writes, “Having cancer is hard enough without unnecessary and preventable impediments such as drug shortages, which represent a particularly vexing challenge. In the United States, shortages of drugs for cancer and other diseases over the past decade have become the new normal and the problem is getting worse.”

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Bob Field was set to kick off his second course of BCG — a potent immunotherapy that treats his fast-growing bladder cancer. Instead, the New York City banking executive got a call from his urologist’s office, canceling that week’s appointment

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Stakeholders stress need for greater transparency, improved payment. Drug shortages cause higher rates of medication errors, delayed treatment of life-saving medications and inferior outcomes, and even death, said our Yoram Unguru, MD

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