Tag Archives: transplants

Longer Looks: Trump’s Kidney Initiative, Measles’ Return & Fecal Transplants

Each week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web. Vox: A New Trump Executive Order On Kidneys Could Save Thousands Of Lives  President Trump on Wednesday announced an executive order on a topic rather far afield from his usual concerns: improving care for patients with kidney disease. (Dylan Matthews, 7/10) NPR’s Fresh… Read More »

Face Transplants Improve Lives Years Later

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 — Not so long ago, face transplants were considered futuristic medicine, but a new report shows these patients are better off years after their groundbreaking operations. Six people who received full or partial face transplants have since had significant restoration of feeling and movement, along with an improved quality of life,… Read More »

‘Poop Wars’: Drug Companies and Doctors Battle Over the Future of Fecal Transplants

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — There’s a new war raging in health care, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and thousands of lives in the balance. The battle, pitting drug companies against doctors and patient advocates, is being fought over the unlikeliest of substances: human excrement. The clash is over the future of fecal microbiota… Read More »