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Treating CTEPH Without an Organ Transplant

Apr 19, 2017

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a serious lung condition that can arise after an individual suffers a pulmonary embolism. The condition can lead to a buildup of tissue in the lungs that often leads to high blood pressure, heart strain and eventual heart failure. Luckily for ...

Meeting a Social Worker Before an Organ Transplant

Apr 5, 2017

For patients in need of an organ transplant, the first step is to meet with a team of doctors and specialists. One of the members of the team is a social worker who conducts an interview. This may be surprising to some patients. Organ transplant surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Campsen sits down with Melissa ...

Organ Donation Myth Debunked

Feb 13, 2019

An organ donation from a single person can save the lives of up to eight other people. But one of the reasons that keep people from becoming a donor is the misconception that once doctors know you’re a donor, they are less likely to try and save your life. On this Health Minute, Dr. Jeffrey ...

Restore Your Sense of Humor with a Funny Bone Transplant

Apr 1, 2016

Whether its cause is hereditary, lack of use, or the result of a traumatic event, 35 percent of U.S. patients suffer from chronic diminished laughter disorder. And until recently, they have had few alternatives to regain their sense of humor. For those cases where drugs and therapy have been ...

The Latest Techniques for Cornea Transplant Surgery

Mar 22, 2016

As scary as it might sound, cornea transplant surgery is actually very safe. Advances in the past 10 years have even allowed eye surgeons to shorten recovery time for some procedures from six months to around two weeks. Dr. Mark Mifflin talks about the procedure and the techniques he and other Moran...

Uterine Transplant Could Allow Women Born Without A Uterus to Carry Their Own Babies

Mar 10, 2016

One in 5,000 women is born without a uterus—a condition called MRKH syndrome—making it impossible to carry a child. This is usually diagnosed during the adolescent years, and Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones says the first sign she looks for is the lack of a period. In this episode, Dr. Jones talks about...

Neuroendocrine Pancreatic Tumor Treatment Options

Feb 23, 2016

Neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors are dangerous because they might be potentially cancerous but can go relatively unnoticed for a long period of time. Dr. Tom Miller speaks with pancreatic transplant surgeon Dr. Thomas Chaly about these dangerous ninja cancers and how to treat them....

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