kidney disease

Man who received first pig kidney transplant dies

Health
Rachel Carter

Richard “Rick” Slayman, 62, was the world’s first recipient of a pig kidney [Massachusetts General Hospital] The first man to receive a ...

First living patient to receive pig kidney Richard “Rick” Slayman dead at 62, weeks after historic transplant

Health
Rachel Carter

US News By Nikki Mascali Roarty Published May 11, 2024, 11:32 p.m. ET The first living patient to receive a kidney from ...

‘Surprisingly’ high number of adults, even those as young as 20, at risk of heart syndrome

Health
Rachel Carter

Nearly 90% of adults over age 20 in the United States are at risk of developing heart disease, an alarming new study ...

Majority of Adults At Risk for CKM Syndrome

Health
Rachel Carter

TOPLINE: Nearly 90% of adults were at risk of developing cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic (CKM) syndrome between 2011 and 2020, according to new research published ...

A 62-year-old man just received the world’s first pig kidney transplant. Why experts say animal organs could ‘turn medicine on its ear.’

LifeStyle
Olivia Martin

For the first time, a genetically modified pig kidney has been transplanted into a 62-year-old man by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital, ...

Salt Substitute Reduces Risk for New Hypertension

Health
Rachel Carter

Replacing regular salt with a salt substitute reduced the incidence of new hypertension compared with a usual salt group, without provoking hypotension, ...

Who, and what, are they good for?

Science
Dr. Sarah Adams

By Michele Gershberg (Reuters) – Powerful weight-loss medicines like Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy leapt into public view in 2023, from social media to ...

ACC/AHA Issue Updated Atrial Fibrillation Guideline

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Rachel Carter

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and the Heart Rhythm ...

How old are you really? 4 ways ‘age-o-type’ reveals your body’s true age

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Rachel Carter

Health By Asia Grace Published Nov. 2, 2023, 3:41 p.m. ET They say “age is just a number” — and now there’s ...