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UCLA Health System pays heavy fine for snooping into celebrity medical records

Years after hospital employees were accused of snooping into the medical records of celebrity patients, UCLA Health System agreed to pay an $865,000 settlement for potential violations of federal privacy laws.


Are "half matched" transplants just as good?

Identifying a suitable donor for leukemia and lymphoma patients who need bone marrow transplants may be far easier now that results of two clinical trials show transplant results with half-matched bone marrow or umbilical cord blood are comparable to fully matched tissue, thanks in large part to the availability of effective antirejection drugs and special post-transplant chemotherapy. The finding means that nearly all patients in need of a transplant can find donors, according to Johns Hopkins scientists who participated in the trials.


Artery opening procedures not always appropriate

Procedures such as angioplasty as a means of increasing blood flow are considerably less invasive than the old-fashioned surgical alternative. But doctors may be turning to even these less-invasive options a bit too quickly, a new review suggests.


Men at higher risk of developing a hole in knee cartilage

Men who undergo surgery for a torn or overstretched anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) appear to face a higher risk than women for developing a hole in their knee cartilage, new Norwegian research indicates.

 



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