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Health News You Can Use: Child Abuse Prevention
A quick warning: this week, we are discussing a sensitive and possible triggering topic about child abuse.
TCTMD: The NCDR Has Made a Difference, but Experts See Room for Growth
The ACC's National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) plays a key role in letting centers know how they’re doing and where they can improve, but its impact could be even greater, experts say.
KSHB: Organ Donation Creates Lifelong Bond Between Two Missouri Women
KSHB talked to one woman who donated part of her liver and was inspired to become a transplant coordinator at Saint Luke's to help others.
Lawrence Times: Promise of Transplant Begins to Awaken Family from 'Nightmare' Year of Illness and Loss
After a COVID-19 infection caused end-stage renal disease, Angela Dotson says the recent promise of a kidney transplant means hope is on the horizon.
KMBC: Missouri Woman and Three-Time Recipient Says Organ Donation Gave Life Back to Her
KMBC talked to Dr. Matthew Wilkinson about the important role of living donors and why everyone should consider signing up to become a potential donor.
KSHB: Wastewater Trends Show COVID Up 40% in Parts of the Metro
KSHB talked to Dr. Sarah Boyd about what the wastewater trends typically mean for future hospitalizations.
Health News You Can Use: Donate Life Month
Seventeen people die each day waiting for an organ transplant, and every nine minutes, a new person is added to the waiting list, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network.
Congress Report: Results from the EMPULSE Trial
Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod talks about the additional analysis from the EMPULSE trial presented at the American College of Cardiology congress.
KSHB: Local Health Experts, Travelers React to Federal Judge's Ruling on Mask Mandate on Public Transportation
KSHB talked to Dr. Ginny Boos about the risk of traveling without a mask and why wearing a face covering may still be a good idea.