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Severely injured patient becomes first African American to receive full face transplant

A 68-year-old man from Los Angeles has made medical history by becoming the first African American to receive a full face transplant. In July, Robert Chelsea also became the oldest patient to undergo the surgery, which was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC News reports. “May God bless the donor and his… Read More »

Members Move Medicine: A compassionate agent of change – American Medical Association

The AMA “Members Move Medicine” series profiles a wide variety of doctors, offering a glimpse into the passions of women and men navigating new courses in American medicine. On the move with: Nigel Girgrah, MD, a transplant hepatologist and medical director of the Ochsner Health System Multi-Organ Transplant Institute. AMA member since: 2018. What inspired… Read More »

American Nurses Association Not Ready To Back Medicare For All Like Unions

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, pauses as he and other Democratic Senators hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, to unveil their Medicare for All legislation to reform health care. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)ASSOCIATED PRESS The American Nurses Association isn’t ready to join a growing movement of union nurses in… Read More »

Medicare, Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $76.8 billion in 2017, American Hospital Association says

According to new data released by the American Hospital Association, Medicare and Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $ 76.8 billion in 2017. Medicare underpayments totaled $ 53.9 billion and Medicaid underpayments $ 22.9 billion for 2017. Meanwhile, in 2017, hospitals provided $ 38.4 billion in uncompensated care, the AHA said. THE IMPACT This means hospitals… Read More »