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WASHINGTON (AP) — The pharmaceutical giant that makes a promising coronavirus drug has registered it as a rare disease treatment with U.S. regulators, a status that can potentially be worth millions in tax breaks and competition-free sales. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. What that specialty status will actually mean for the […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — New rules aim to change how donated livers are distributed so that fewer people die waiting for a transplant, but they come amid a fierce fight over fairness. Where you live makes a difference in how sick you must be to get a transplant. Beginning Tuesday, the transplant system ordered wider sharing […]

As humans, who are not doctors, we often want to blindly trust what doctors tell us…or what our friends say doctors say. Some of the things we believe to be true are straight up myths. Things like, we should turn off our phones in hospitals, eating at night makes you fat and its dangerous to […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8? Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah Taylor struggled to make doctors understand her sometimes debilitating levels of pain, first from joint-damaging childhood arthritis and then from fibromyalgia. “It’s really hard when people can’t […]

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Joe Tinker spent more than 12 years on dialysis with a failing kidney until the organ delivery driver got a transplant himself in August. Fox 5 reports the D.C. man had been rejected for a kidney transplant in the past. Two years ago Tinker began working as a delivery driver for a company which coordinates deliveries of […]

The same technology that allows cellphones to have facial recognition is now being used in the medical field. Doctors are able to take that technology to screen for cancer tumors. The technology identified the different tumor types with 82% accuracy. This new development could help doctors educate patients on their disease and treatment options. Don’t […]

Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, a Georgia dermatologist, is a self-described hip-hop “dancing doctor” — in the operating room. But her days of grooving with surgical instruments may be over for good. It’s not exactly clear what Dr. Davis-Boutte was thinking but authorities said her dancing and rapping during surgery, singing while wielding a scalpel over half-dressed […]

Good news from the advancement of medicine! When it comes to fibroids, which affects many, many women every year, surgery is not the only option anymore! Click on the audio player to hear more on this development in this edition of The Jazzy Report on The D.L. Hughley Show. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Listen to the “The D.L. […]

Too few members of minority groups are pursuing careers in U.S. medicine, resulting in a serious lack of diversity among general practitioners and specialty doctors,…

Managing chronic illness where many medications are involved can be tedious and inconvenient. Chances are,  you make recurring, time-consuming trips to the retail pharmacy. There’s…

A family is mourning the loss of 45-year-old Simone Jones, who died during a plastic surgery procedure in New York last month. The family is seeking…

BOSTON (AP) — A man who walked into a leading hospital, asked for a cardiac surgeon by name and fatally shot him outside an examination room had been upset about his mother’s death and had blamed the doctor for it, relatives said. Gunman Stephen Pasceri entered Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Tuesday morning seeking Dr. […]