Black and Hispanic Patients on Dialysis Have Higher Rates of Staph Bloodstream Infections

Feb 07, 2023 at 11:42 am by Staff

  Adults on dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease were 100 times more likely to have a Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bloodstream infection than adult.... Read More

AMA, ASN, CDC Launch Continuing Medical Education Modules to Help Improve Infection Control in Dialysis Settings

Feb 07, 2023 at 11:41 am by Staff

  The American Medical Association (AMA), in collaboration with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), today.... Read More

Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute Acquires Clarksville’s VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Feb 07, 2023 at 10:57 am by Staff

  Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute has acquired VeinCare Centers of Tennessee, a Clarksville, Tennessee-based clinic offering revolutionary, minimally invasive ve.... Read More

As Pandemic-Era Medicaid Provisions Lapse, Millions Approach a Coverage Cliff

Feb 07, 2023 at 10:45 am by Staff

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  States are preparing to remove millions of people from Medicaid as protections put in place early in the covid-19 pandemic exp.... Read More

New 3D Atlas of Colorectal Cancer Promises Improved Diagnosis, Treatment

Feb 06, 2023 at 05:49 pm by Staff

  by Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.   This year, too many Americans will go to the doctor for tissue biopsies to find out if they have cancer. Highly trained.... Read More

Whooping cough vaccination during pregnancy benefits US infants

Feb 06, 2023 at 05:15 pm by Staff

A CDC study published today provides further evidence that Tdap vaccination during pregnancy helps protect newborns from whooping cough during their first two months.... Read More

FDA Approves First Oral Treatment for Anemia Caused by Chronic Kidney Disease for Adults on Dialysis

Feb 06, 2023 at 05:11 pm by Staff

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jesduvroq tablets (daprodustat) as the first oral treatment for anemia (decreased number of red blood cells) caused by chronic k.... Read More

A Technicality Could Keep RSV Shots From Kids in Need

Feb 06, 2023 at 04:32 pm by Staff

  By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News After more than five decades of trying, the drug industry is on the verge of providing effective immunizations against the re.... Read More

As Long-Term Care Staffing Crisis Worsens, Immigrants Can Bridge the Gaps

Feb 06, 2023 at 04:25 pm by Staff

  By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News   When Margarette Nerette arrived in the United States from Haiti, she sought safety and a new start. The former h.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Adds New Heart Device to Cardiac Program

Feb 06, 2023 at 01:54 pm by Staff

  Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford is pleased to announce they will now be housing the Impella Cardiac Power (CP), the world’s smallest heart pump, at their hospi.... Read More