President Donald Trump is trying to reset the narrative on healthcare as he gets closer to Election Day. He signed a slew of executive orders in recent weeks meant to lower drug prices, preserve coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and protect patients from getting massive medical bills. Most of […]
A hospital in Camden, New Jersey, accidentally transplanted a kidney into the wrong patient. Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital said the patient who got the kidney had the same name and was of a “similar age” to the woman who was actually supposed to get the transplant. Both patients […]
The average billed cost of a heart transplant is an estimated $US1,382,400, according to consulting firm Milliman, and other organs aren’t much cheaper. Doctors say transplant centres are strong revenue sources for hospitals; they charge high service fees, which factor into the overall cost, to help meet their bottom line. […]
Hello, Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider’s weekly healthcare newsletter, and happy August! I hope everyone’s taking the month to do some much-deserved relaxing. It felt like a politics-heavy week for us here on the BI healthcare desk. For starters, we spent our week running around covering some of the proposed […]
A drone has delivered a kidney to a transplant patient in an apparent world first. The researcher leading the project hailed it as a triumph, and described it as “Uber for organs.” The patient, a 44-year old nursing assistant from Baltimore, spent the last eight years on dialysis. Visit Business […]
Drinking too much water can be unhealthy and even lead to death in extreme cases. When you drink more water than your kidneys can handle, you can upset the balance of sodium levels in your blood – this is called water intoxication. Check out the video above to find how […]
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A tiny human kidney has been grown in a dish by Australian scientists using stem cells. The breakthrough isn’t the same as growing a replacement organ, yet, the feat has the potential to save billions of dollars and a lot of time in the testing of drugs for humans. New […]
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