Updated 11:07 am PDT, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 In this Monday, May 6, 2019 photo, Ava Shepperd, 14, left, and her brother John Ben Shepperd, second from right, sit with their parents Kim Azar Shepperd, and John Shepperd, right, at University Transplant Center, in San Antonio, Texas. The brother and sister both have a genetic disorder that compromised their kidneys, and were recipients of kidneys from one donor. (Bob Owen/The San Antonio Express-News via AP) less In this Monday, May 6, 2019 photo, Ava Shepperd, 14, left, and her brother John Ben Shepperd, second from right, sit with their parents Kim Azar Shepperd, and John Shepperd, right, at University Transplant ... more Photo: Bob Owen, AP Photo: Bob Owen, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 In this Monday, May 6, 2019 … [Read more...] about 2 Texas siblings undergo kidney transplants, same donor
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Ivy League schools released their admissions decisions Thursday, and other elite institutions are set to notify students of their decisions on April 1 -- on the heels of a college admissions scandal that has rocked higher education. With rates of admission to the top crop of colleges and universities at a record low -- many students likely didn't get into their No. 1 pick. Harvard on Thursday admitted a record-low of 4.5 percent of applicants to its class of 2023, while Brown University's rate dropped to 6.6 percent. But if you are on a waitlist, you still have a shot at earning an acceptance letter to the school of your dreams. Yale graduate Christopher Rim, the 23-year-old founder of college-prep company Command Education, offers guidance on how to navigate the admissions process after schools' decisions are released -- and make a last ditch effort to stand out. Q: I didn't get into my first choice. Now what?A: Most students are accepted to at least one school. If you … [Read more...] about You’ve been wait-listed to college. Now what?
Francis X. Donnelly The Detroit News Published 11:45 PM EST Dec 24, 2018 Normally people wait for Santa to come to them. In Mike Gerald’s case, he drove thousands of miles during a three-year search for the elusive elf. He found him wearing scrubs in a Washington, D.C., teaching hospital. Dr. Matt Cooper and Dr. Alex Gilbert, who play St. Nick in this Christmas story, allowed Gerald to finally receive a new kidney in October. “I feel wonderful,” said Gerald, 65, of New Baltimore. “Everything is real good.” But it was no ordinary operation. Each kidney transplant becomes more perilous, and this was Gerald’s fourth, a rare occurrence. No hospital would touch him. He had contacted dozens of medical facilities. The University of Michigan Hospital, he said, waited until he arrived for the surgery before telling him it wouldn’t be done for murky reasons. Citing patient privacy laws, the hospital said it couldn't discuss the specifics of … [Read more...] about After long wait for 4th kidney transplant, life is ‘wonderful’
Updated 1:18 pm PST, Monday, December 10, 2018 FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, Sarah Hyland arrives at the 2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother. Hyland details her lifelong health struggles in an interview in Self magazine, and tweeted Monday that she hopes it "spreads awareness of organ donation" and "brings a sense of support" to the chronically ill. less FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, Sarah Hyland arrives at the 2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a ... more Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Photo: Jordan … [Read more...] about ‘Modern Family’s’ Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant
CONSULTANT cardiologist Dr Niall Herity sets out the thinking behind elective care centres, the 'transformation' project aimed at tackling hospital waiting lists. ONE Tuesday in July 2013, a retired man noticed pains in his hip and decided to see a local GP. He got an appointment later the same day and the GP requested a CT scan. This was performed at 10am the following morning at a specialised Radiology centre some distance away. He returned to his GP on Thursday and was told the CT scan confirmed arthritis bad enough to need an operation. He was free to take up the first available date for surgery – the following Monday! After a successful hip replacement he was discharged on Friday, ten days after first seeing his GP. Read More:Longer wait for NHS patients in north than in EnglandNursing workforce shortages hit 'highest known' level This must be a very wealthy man with expensive, private health care? Not at all - the events took place in a small town in southern France and all … [Read more...] about Creation of new healthcare centres to perform planned surgeries ‘great opportunity’ to slash waiting lists