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Righting racial injustice in kidney transplants

Jazmin Evans had been waiting for a new kidney for four years when her hospital revealed shocking news: She should have been put on the transplant list in 2015 instead of 2019 _ and a racially biased organ test was to blame. (AP Video by Tassanee Vejpongsa; Production by Shelby Lum)

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Florida doctor explains dangers of the measles virus, encourages vaccination

Dr. Julia Retureta of HCA Florida Lawnwood hospital in Fort Pierce explains the dangers of the highly contagious and potentially deadly measles virus. (Feb. 28) (AP Video/Cody Jackson)

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U.S. health officials drop 5-day isolation time for COVID-19

U.S. health officials say Americans with COVID-19 no longer need to stay in isolation for five days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its longstanding guidance on Friday. People can return to work or regular activities if their symptoms are mild and improving and it’s been a day since they’ve had a fever. (AP Video/Christine Nguyen)

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A pacemaker for the brain helped a woman with crippling depression. It may soon be widely available

Researchers are testing deep brain stimulation as a treatment for people with a severe form of depression. Doctors compare it to a pacemaker for the brain. It involves implanting electrodes in the brain, which are attached to a device placed under the skin in the chest. (Feb. 21)(AP Video: Mary Conlon)

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As cancer treatment advances, patients and doctors push back against drugs’ harsh side effects

Cancer patients and doctors have ignited a movement to radically change how new cancer drugs are tested to make them more tolerable. (Feb. 6) (AP Video by Christine Nguyen/Teresa Crawford)

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Crib videos offer clue to mysterious child deaths, showing seizures sometimes play a role

Crib cameras are offering a clue to a rare but devastating tragedy -- when seemingly healthy young children suddenly die in their sleep and autopsies can’t tell why. (Jan. 4)(AP Video/Shelby Lum)

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Two gene therapies for sickle cell disease approved in US

U.S. regulators have approved two gene therapies for sickle cell disease. Doctors hope they can cure the painful inherited blood disorder that afflicts mostly Black people in the U.S. (Dec. 8)(AP Video: Mary Conlon)

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Spinal Implant helps advanced Parkinson’s patients to walk again

Marc Gauthier suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease which causes difficulty with movement and coordination that worsens over time. In 2021, Swiss doctors implanted a device in his spine to see if electrical currents can help stimulate muscles in the limbs. (Nov. 6)

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Volunteer medical students provide health checks to Chicago migrants

A group of medical students in Chicago spend their Saturdays providing street medicine for the growing number of migrants. They’re mostly students from Chicago universities and visit places where the new arrivals are living. (Nov. 2) (AP video: Melissa Perez Winder)

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Pilot program at historically Black college aims to address racial inequities in organ donation

Medical students at Meharry Medical College are getting hands-on training in organ donation and transplant. It’s a novel program at the historically Black college that aims to increase doctors of color in the field and improve patient trust. (Oct. 24) (AP Video: Kristin M. Hall)

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