Jennifer Lee

January 15, 2020
New Machine Helps Livers Survive Outside the Body – Newser

New Machine Helps Livers Survive Outside the Body – Newser

(Newser) The liver is an amazing organ—the only internal one capable of regenerating itself—and researchers in Switzerland have come up with an invention almost as impressive. A machine they've been working on since 2015 keeps livers alive outside the human …
January 15, 2020
Study sets blood pressure target for people over 80 – Medical News Today

Study sets blood pressure target for people over 80 – Medical News Today

Lowering an older person's systolic blood pressure to 120 mmHg or lower reduces the risk of heart disease, but increases the chance of kidney changes. In the United States, over half of the people aged 60 and over have high blood pressure, or hypertension, …
January 14, 2020
Man burns ‘from inside out’ in rare reaction to medication: ‘Am I going to die?’ – Fox News

Man burns ‘from inside out’ in rare reaction to medication: ‘Am I going to die?’ – Fox News

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW A 38-year-old Indiana man whose eyes had to be sewed shut and his body covered in pigskin as he burned from the inside out due to a rare reaction to a medication is urging others diagnosed with the condition to “be brave.” Jona…
January 14, 2020
New Poll About Vaccines Is a Huge Bummer – Gizmodo

New Poll About Vaccines Is a Huge Bummer – Gizmodo

Many Americans have lost faith in the importance of vaccines over the past two decades, while more than half are unsure or wrongly believe that they can cause autism. At least, those are the somber conclusions of a new Gallup poll released Tuesday. Even worse…
January 14, 2020
Flu leaves 4-year-old girl blind – WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

Flu leaves 4-year-old girl blind – WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

A 4-year-old girl in Iowa nearly died and is now blind because of the flu, and her parents have a message: Get your child vaccinated. “If I can stop one child from getting sick, that’s what I want to do,” said Amanda Phillips. “It’s terrible to see your chil…
January 14, 2020
Burnout linked to potentially deadly irregular heartbeat, study says – CNN

Burnout linked to potentially deadly irregular heartbeat, study says – CNN

(CNN)If you're feeling bone-deep mental and physical exhaustion, or what is otherwise known as burnout, new research suggests you could be at a higher risk for a potentially fatal heart flutter. Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib or AF, is the most common…
January 14, 2020

Outpatient Physician Time Spent on Electronic Health Records – Annals of Internal Medicine

Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri (J.M.O., D.M.J.) Disclosures: Dr. Overhage reports personal fees from Cerner Corporation outside the submitted work. Dr. McCallie reports personal fees from Cerner Corporation during the conduct of the study. Disclos…
January 14, 2020
Climate change could lead to more injuries and deaths – The Verge

Climate change could lead to more injuries and deaths – The Verge

Drownings, car accidents, and violence that spike during unusual weather could be on the rise Illustration by Ana Kova Injuries like drownings, falls, and assaults could kill up to an additional 2,135 people each year in the US as climate change continues t…
January 13, 2020
Texas teen, 15, becomes youngest vaping-related fatality in US – WFTV Orlando

Texas teen, 15, becomes youngest vaping-related fatality in US – WFTV Orlando

DALLAS — A 15-year-old Texas resident has become the nations youngest vaping-related fatality, health officials confirmed Thursday. Dr. Philip Huang, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, called the death of the teenager tragic and cautioned t…