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    Lung Transplants for COVID-19—The Option of Last Resort

    Lung Transplants for COVID-19—The Option of Last Resort

    Lung transplantation has become an option of last resort for a small subset of patients with COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or pulmonary fibrosis. Ankit Bharat, MD, chief of Thoracic Surgery and director of Lung Transplant and ECMO at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, discusses his experience performing lung transplants for patients with respiratory failure due to COVID-19, including the first successful double lung transplant in the US for a patient with COVID-19-related ARDS.
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    May 2021 Medical News Summary

    May 2021 Medical News Summary

    Researchers Tie Severe Immunosuppression to Chronic COVID-19 and Virus Variants; An Inside Look at a Post–COVID-19 Clinic; COVID-19 and the “Lost Year” for Smokers Trying to Quit
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    Whistleblower Pediatrician Discusses the Legacy of Flint, Michigan’s Water Crisis

    Whistleblower Pediatrician Discusses the Legacy of Flint, Michigan’s Water Crisis

    Michigan public officials’ decision to change Flint’s water supply in 2014 created widespread lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, revealed the tainted water’s effects on the city’s children during an unusual press conference in 2015. Although it took 7 years, a grand jury handed down indictments against 9 public officials, including Governor Rick Snyder, for their roles in the crisis. JAMA Medical News Associate Managing Editor Jennifer Abbasi recently caught up with Hanna-Attisha to discuss the health of Flint’s children, the future of its water supply, and other pressing public health issues.
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    An Inside Look at a Post–COVID-19 Clinic

    An Inside Look at a Post–COVID-19 Clinic

    COVID-19 leaves some people with a troubling constellation of symptoms that has been known as long-haul COVID but now has a more formal name: postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). Currently, 33 states in the US have at least 1 clinic dedicated to caring for patients with PASC. Aluko Hope, MD, a pulmonary and critical care physician, cofounded the Montefiore-Einstein COVID-19 Recovery Clinic in New York in 2020. Now the medical director of the Long Covid-19 Program at the Oregon Health & Sciences University, Dr Hope provides insight into the care provided at a post-COVID-19 clinic.
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    Neurologist Faces His Alzheimer Diagnosis Determined to Lessen Stigma Surrounding the Disease

    Neurologist Faces His Alzheimer Diagnosis Determined to Lessen Stigma Surrounding the Disease

    In this Medical News podcast, Rita Rubin interviews retired neurologist Daniel Gibbs, MD, about his efforts to lessen the stigma surrounding Alzheimer disease, which he was diagnosed with 5 years ago.
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    Neurologist Faces His Alzheimer Diagnosis Determined to Lessen Stigma Surrounding the Disease

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    April 2021 Medical News Summary

    April 2021 Medical News Summary

    How Sharing Clinical Notes Affects the Patient-Physician Relationship; Experts Discuss COVID-19—Variants and Vaccine Efficacy, Immunosuppressed Patients, and More; The Push for Timely Follow-up After Abnormal At-home Colon Cancer Screening Results
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    Experts Discuss COVID-19—Variants and Vaccine Efficacy, Immunosuppressed Patients, and More
    The Push for Timely Follow-up After Abnormal At-home Colon Cancer Screening Results

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