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1 hr ago | Watertown Daily Times

Carthage Lions to host organ donor informational seminar

Carthage Lions will host an organ-donation seminar at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Elks Lodge 1762, 511 Fulton St. Lion J. Michael Roderick, a heart transplant recipient, is the driving force behind the seminar. “We are trying to clear up some rumors,” he said.

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Related Topix: Health, West Carthage, NY

6 hrs ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

Health Beat: Predicting heart transplant rejection with blood test

"It was hard to watch. He just kept getting sicker and sicker," said Adam's parents, Timothy and Amy Trumble.

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14 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

Annual walk benefits heart failure patients

The yearly Heart & Sole Walk was established in 2003 by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the family of Mary Anne Ahearn, a 1990 heart transplant recipient. "Her family wanted to join with the team here at Newark Beth to do something in her memory and to kind of pay it forward," said Beth Tepper, NBIMC Assistant Vice President, Development.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, NewarkBeth Israel Medical Center, Health

Sun Sep 14, 2014

KSL-TV

Former U. president Chase Peterson dies

Peterson served as president of the university from 1983 to 1991. Prior to that, he headed up the U.'s health sciences programs, and became a well-known face in the media when the world's first artificial heart transplant was performed in 1982 "The University of Utah and the state of Utah were greatly blessed by the service Chase Peterson rendered to thousands of students for more than three decades.

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Related Topix: Health, University of Utah

The York Daily Record

Hanover Heart Walk honors those fighting heart disease

Heart Walk participants head down a Hanover side street Sunday as they work on the three-mile loop. As Sue Yoder crossed the starting line for the Hanover Heart Walk on Sunday, she couldn't help but think of the more than 30 people who weren't just walking with her, but for her.

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Related Topix: Health, York, PA

Cinema Blend News

Red Band Society Review: New Hospital Drama Is Sweet But A Little Shallow

Red Band Society , the highly touted and youth-oriented new hospital drama about cancer and coma kids, is premiering this week on Fox. Previewing the pilot episode, we learn that the title stems from the red bands the kids are given when they embark on various and sometimes life-altering surgeries.

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Related Topix: Health, Television

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Western MA residents welcome home transplant patient

Twenty-four-year-old Lauren Meizo received a heart transplant in December of last year at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. After spending a little more than a year and a half in the hospital, she was able to return home in May of this year.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

NJ.com

Joe Torre's brother, Frank, dies

Torre played first base for the Milwaukee Braves and Phillies over his nine-year career, during which he won a 1957 World Series with Philadelphia. Torre had been battling health issues for years.

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Related Topix: Health, Kidney Cancer

Pinstripe Alley

Frank Torre, 1931-2014

Sad news today as Joe Torre's beloved brother Frank has passed away at age 82. After a seven-year MLB career and a World Series ring earned in '57 with the Milwaukee Braves against the Yankees, Frank gained national fame in '96 when he underwent a heart transplant the same night his brother won his first World Series in '96. It saved his life and he lived 18 more years.

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Related Topix: Health, Sports, New York Yankees, Major League Baseball

Scientific Blogging

5 Cool Things About Artificial Hearts

Artificial hearts were invented at a time when progress in science couldn't come fast enough. In 1969, DDT hadn't been banned, vaccines were considered the highlight of the century, and the Green Revolution promoted genetic modification as the way to feed the world's poor in the future.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science / Technology, Robots, Texas, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Point Pleasant Register

Community rallies behind young family

Recently, Brandy and Brandon Sweeney of Point Pleasant were expecting their third child, a daughter, to join their two sons. Shortly before their daughter's birth, Brandy become ill and was diagnosed with a heart condition which only occurs in one in 10,000 pregnancies.

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Related Topix: Point Pleasant, WV, Pregnancy, Medicine, Health, Mason County, WV

EETimes

Will Artificial Hearts Be Next Big Thing in Medtech?

Shares of artificial heart maker Carmat climbed nearly 20% in midday trading on September 5 amidst recently confirmed rumors that the company's technology had been successfully implanted in the second human patient. If the technology ends up being suitable for a wide patient population and can be used as a long-term fix for major heart problems, Carmat and other artificial heart makers would have access to a huge market.

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Health, Dick Cheney

Sun-Star

Dumaguing: Heart operation, anyone?

DR. CHRISTIAN Barnard shocked, mesmerized and awed not only the medical world but the entire world when on December 3, 1967, he performed the first successful human-to-human heart transplant at the Groot Schuur Hospital in Capetown. With a team of ten specialists, which included his brother Manus, the South African surgeon transferred the healthy heart of a brain-dead young woman to a 53-year-old man with a failing heart - an event that took nine hours to be capped by a heartwarming beating of the transplanted heart thereafter.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Science / Technology, Inventions, Malaria, Philippines, World News, Opinion

WTLV

Facebook apologizes for blocking 'gory' image of sick baby

Facebook apologizes for blocking 'gory' image of sick baby Facebook says it unintentionally blocked fundraising ads for an infant needing a heart transplant, and has since apologized. Check out this story on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/health/2014/09/12/facebook-apologizes-blocking-gory-image-baby/15498579/ Kevin Bond created a Facebook page to raise awareness about his son, Hudson, who was born on July 18. Hudson has heart disease and is on a transplant waiting list.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Nurse.com

Sparkling GEMs

Nurse.com is pleased to announce the six national winners of our 2014 Nursing Excellence GEM Awards. 'These nurses are most worthy of the honor they have received in being named national winners of this year's GEM Awards,' said Nurse.com Senior Vice President and CNE Eileen P. Williamson, MSN, RN.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacology, Health, Genetics

PR-inside.com

TransMedics, Inc. - Medical Equipment - Deals and Alliances Profile - New Market Study Published

The company develops organ transplant systems. Its product organ care system is used by surgeons in heart transplants and is a warm blood perfusion system which maintains organs in a warm functioning state outside of the body during transport from organ donor to recipient.

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Related Topix: TransMedics, Health, Kidney Cancer, Andover, MA

ITV

5 yr-old boy with half a heart has transplant after unique ice bucket challenge

A video has been posted revealing that a 5-year-old boy from Leicestershire has had a heart transplant after posting his own unique version of the ice bucket challenge. Albert Tansey from Burbage cannot get cold because he was born with half a heart so instead of throwing ice cold water over his head he has thrown bean-bag balls over himself.

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Related Topix: Health, Leicestershire County, England, United Kingdom,

Fort Francis Times

Heart transplant recipient recovering well

After almost 15 months on the transplant list, Nathan DeGagne finally got the call that would give him a new heart. "We got our phone call on Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m.," his wife, Sarah, said Friday from Ottawa, where the surgery was performed.

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Related Topix: Health, Canada,

Swindon Advertiser

I have to carry on living... but it's hard to make plans

For two years and four months, Stacie Pridden has been waiting... and waiting... for the heart and lung transplant which will change her life. EMMA DUNN reports SMILING, laughing and chatting together, Stacie and Megan Pridden look like any other twin sisters.

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Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health

Wed Sep 10, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Facebook won't let family boost post of infant needing new heart

When a North Carolina family recently tried to use Facebook to spread the word and raise money for their newborn son who needs a heart transplant, the social media site rejected the photo they used as being "too graphic." The Bond family had planned to advertise the Facebook page they made for their new baby boy Hudson with the aim of getting a heart transplant, according to a story posted on Durham TV station WTVD .

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, North Carolina, Health

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