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Why we shouldn’t all move to Montana after the pandemic

Since the coronavirus upended society in just a matter of months, I’ve been thinking about Bozeman, Montana. My memory winds back to the morning of March 5, 2009, when a natural-gas explosion killed one local woman and shattered buildings on the eastern side of the city’s Main Street Historic District. […]
Why we shouldn’t all move to Montana after the pandemic
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A woman was denied a transplant because she had alcohol in her system despite saying she doesn’t drink. It turned out she had ‘auto-brewery syndrome.’

A 61-year-old woman with cirrhosis was denied a liver transplant when doctors suspected she had a drinking problem. She had tested positive for alcohol use despite claiming she didn’t drink. The woman actually had a rare disorder called auto-brewery syndrome, when the body produces alcohol internally due to bacteria and […]
A woman was denied a transplant because she had alcohol in her system despite saying she doesn’t drink. It turned out she had ‘auto-brewery syndrome.’
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Why organ transplants are so expensive in the US

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. […]
Why organ transplants are so expensive in the US
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9 celebrities who have received donated organs

Celebrities are not immune to health issues. Several celebrities have had organ transplants, with kidney transplants being the most common. Some celebrities have even donated their own organs after death. In recent years, many celebrities have been candid about their health journeys, sharing stories about everything from everyday wellness to […]
9 celebrities who have received donated organs