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The hospital’s statement reads: “For heart and lung transplant, we follow guidelines set by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)

by on oct.11, 2019, under Uncategorized

A Utah teen was denied a life-saving transplant after he tested positive for marijuana, his family says.

Nineteen-year-old Riley Hancey was hospitalized just after Thanksgiving after coming down with a severe form of pneumonia that caused his lung to collapse.

According to a YouCaring fundraising page, he “lost all gas exchange function of his lungs due to scarring, as a result of the infection.”

Hancey required a double lung transplant, but according to his family, because he tested positive for THC – the chief intoxicant in marijuana – he was denied a spot on the transplant list at University of Utah Hospital.

Hancey’s family describes him as a “healthy teen” engaged in summer and https://www.yfda0crxt.online winter sports. He worked for his brother at a ski resort and loved to travel.

His father said he had smoked marijuana on Thanksgiving night with friends but had been drug-free for a year before he got sick.

The University of Utah Hospital could not comment on Hancey’s case specifically but told CBS News that they use different guidelines for the transplantation of different organs based on the difficulty of the surgery, the risk of rejection and the ability of a patient to adhere to a strict post-operative care plan. The hospital’s statement reads:

“For heart and lung transplant, we follow guidelines set by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT). For liver, kidney and pancreas transplant, we follow guidelines set by the American Society of Transplant Physicians. We also evaluate cases individually. The reason for these guidelines is that we have a responsibility to ensure our patients have the best possible outcomes and that we are good stewards of the rare resource of the donated organ. 

“Generally speaking, we do not transplant organs in patients with active alcohol, tobacco or illicit drug dependencies or abuse until these issues are addressed, as these substances are contraindicated for a transplant.”

Hancey’s family searched for another hospital that would provide him with the life-saving transplant and two months ago, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania agreed.

On March 29, Hancey received a new set of lungs.

“His transplant surgery went well and the Dr. is optimistic,” the family wrote on the fundraising page. “There is still a very long road ahead so please keep Riley and company in your thoughts.”

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The Golden Globes banquet was cancelled after stars made clear they would stay away in support of the Writers Guild of America strike, and the Oscars may face the same dilemma come Feb

by on jul.29, 2019, under Uncategorized

“Oh, we get two of them,” Ethan Coen said when he and his brother were presented with their trophies.

The Coens were only the second two-person team to win the Directors Guild honor, following Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for 1961′s “West Side Story.”

“Ethan and I have a bookshelf in our office where we keep various plaques and such that we’ve gotten over the years that we call our ‘ego corner,’” Joel Coen said.

When brother Ethan is having a bad day, he goes over with Windex and silver polish and “spit-shines his medals for an hour or two,” Joel said. “It makes him feel better.

“This is a really big one, in every respect. It’s going to keep him busy.”

As with Martin Scorsese, who as last year’s winner for “The Departed” presented the award to the Coens, the Directors Guild winner almost always goes on to win the same prize at the Oscars.

The fate of the Oscars remains uncertain, though. Writers, who have been on strike for nearly three months, have refused to work on some major awards shows, among them the Golden Globes, whose ceremony was scrapped for lack of stars.

The Coens’ former cinematographer, Barry Sonnenfeld, also was a guild winner. Sonnenfeld, whose films include the “Men in Black” series, won a small-screen prize, receiving the award for television comedy for directing an episode of “Pushing Daisies.”

“Mad Men” earned the TV drama honor for Alan Taylor, while Yves Simoneau won the TV movie award for “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.”

Other TV winners included Glenn P. Weiss for musical variety for “The 61st Annual Tony Awards”; Bertram Van Munster for reality programming for “The Amazing Race”; Paul Hoen for children’s programs for “Jump In”; and Larry Carpenter for daytime serials for “One Life to Live.”

Asger Leth won the documentary honor for “Ghosts of Cite Soleil,” his portrait of two brothers who are gang leaders in a notorious Haitian slum.

Unlike other major honors, such as Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the DGA ceremony is untelevised, making it a more laid-back gathering of Hollywood’s elite and shielding it from some of the attention the industry’s labor strife has brought to other ceremonies.

The Golden Globes banquet was cancelled after stars made clear they would stay away in support of the Writers Guild of America strike, and the Oscars may face the same dilemma come Feb. 24.

Still, the writers’ strike did cast a pall over the directors’ big night, even though their guild last week negotiated a new contract after just days of meetings with producers. A fair number of Directors Guild members also belong to the writers union, whose strike has shut down TV shows and postponed movies, throwing thousands in the entertainment industry out of work.

Hal Holbrook, nominated for the supporting-actor Oscar for Directors Guild nominee Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild,” said before the Directors Guild awards that the “strike is becoming really dangerous. They’re losing their homes.”

Many in Hollywood hope the Directors Guild deal will help resuscitate talks between writers and producers, whose negotiations broke down Dec. 7, a month after guild members walked off the job.

Director Julian Schnabel (an Academy Award nominee for “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”) said, “If there is an Oscar thing and there is no picket line to walk across and if it happens, 카지노사이트 I will come. It depends what happens. I believe the powers-that-be need to share a little bit.”

Amy Ryan, nominated for best supporting actress for “Gone Baby Gone,” said of the strike, “I hope it ends, but more I hope the writers get their due. I think that at the end of the day it’s more important than a party. But I really hope it works out because I would really like to go to the party. I really want to go to the party!”

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Some blame the effectiveness of the AIDS cocktails that have turned AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic disease

by on jul.17, 2019, under Uncategorized

“Those were the dark ages. Those were the saddest, most poignant, difficult times–comparing them to now,” says Dr. Donna Mildvan at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. “This is the modern era. Light has been shed. We know the name of the bug. We know how to target it–and we know it’s molecular biology.”

By 1981, Mildvan had seen five healthy young gay men die within weeks from rare diseases. For Mildvan and her colleagues, the deaths of those five men’s cases would forever change their lives.

“We had no idea of the monumental proportions because at that point it appeared to be confined to a subgroup of very highly sexually active gay men,” says Mildvan. “At that point, it wasn’t clear that it was an infection at all. It might have been, but that was [one of] the many things on the list.”

It would take another year before the cause got an official name: AIDS. And yet another 2 years before the discovery of the virus that came to be called HIV. Hospital beds were filling with dying patients. The annual death rate soared until the introduction of new medicine in 1995. Even so, 450,000 Americans have died from AIDS-related illness. More than the number of soldiers that died in Vietnam, in World War II, and World War I combined.

“[There is] nothing worse than knowing that when somebody walks in the door that they are going to die but you don’t why,” says Mildvan.

Safe-sex campaigns cut the new infection rates from a peak of 150,000 cases each year in the 1980s to 40,000 cases per year in the last decade. But this week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the rate among gay men has started to increase to the level it was in the 80s.

“So safe-sex practices have really not been uniformly adhered to and every new case and every new case that I see is a failure,” says Mildvan.

Some blame the effectiveness of the AIDS cocktails that have turned AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic disease.

“Taking life-long drugs is not an easy [decision] one to make, and the[re are] complications and the side effects and some long-term side effects that we don’t even know about yet,” says Mildvan. “Fortunately people are living 10, 20 years after we begin treatment, but we don’t know what kinds of complications that we are going to run into by virtue of these long-term treatment regiments. So it’s better not to get infected.”

Mildvan describes HIV as a formidable, ever-mutating army. One that she believes can be beaten, but maybe not in her lifetime. “It’s a complicated foe,” says Mildvan. “It’s a clever one, and it may be for the net generation of people to figure it out.”©MMII CBS Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, https://www.kuyacktwt.online rewritten, or redistributed

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That would be one heck of a milestone.” “Sometimes it’s easier to look into the future than other times

by on jul.17, 2019, under Uncategorized

Lentils tricolora close upThere’s no cure for AIDS, but advances in treatment have allowed HIV-infected patients to live longer than once dreamed possible.

LaGena Lookabill Greene, 40, has lived with AIDS for almost as long as the United States has. She was diagnosed with the disease in 1987.

“I was 26 years old, and told I had 2 years to live,” she recalls.

Instead, LaGena has defied the experts.

“I have been close to dying about nine different times,” she says.

LaGena says she was infected by Tim Richmond–a dashing NASCAR driver who died from AIDS in 1987. She says the only time they had sex was the night she accepted his third marriage proposal.

“I do believe that he knew he was infected when he asked me to marry him and we consummated the relationship,” LaGena says.

LaGena grew up in North Carolina. She excelled in school, won beauty contests, and dreamed of being an actress. But her career in music videos, TV, and movies was abruptly cut short.

“In the beginning, I developed real self-contempt and self-hatred because of the shameful stigma of this disease,” she says.

But she has overcome those feelings through her religious faith and daily doses of 35 pills.

“You feel the protease inhibitors hit your stomach,” she says. “You can feel the exact moment they get there, because there is this incredible burning.”

Dr. Joseph Jemsek treats LaGena and 400 other AIDS and HIV patients.

“The virus decimated her immune system and she was wide open for 5 years and survived,” Jemsek says. “That is remarkable. She’s the only one I know of that has done that.”

LaGena actually picked out her casket and planned her funeral.

“Instead of being on my death bed, 6 months later I was climbing the Matterhorn with my mom,” she says. “I don’t set long term goals. I set short term goals.”

For instance, https://www.bimdybgeb.online she cherishes spending time with Danny, her husband of 11 years. He is HIV negative and is tested twice a year.

“We don’t engage in risky activity and yet we have a very fulfilling romance and sexual relationship in our marriage,” he says. “I’m 46 years old now and I hope LaGena’s here for my 50th birthday. That would be one heck of a milestone.”

“Sometimes it’s easier to look into the future than other times. Right now I’m really excited and wondering what’s next for me,” she says.

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by on jul.17, 2019, under Uncategorized

Bikini season is back again, but Minna explains that uncovering the sleek, sexy stomach you want takes more than just crunches. It also involves doing cardiovascular exercise, following a healthy diet–laying off sugary foods that have no nutritional content–and training your abdominal muscles to be good at stabilizing your spine–core stability work.

It is important to do both mobilizing and stabilizing work for the abdominal muscles. Most people only do mobilizing exercises–that is, they do crunches, which only work to flex the torso (bend your torso forward). Core stability work involves strengthening the abdominal and lower back (the core) and by definition it is the ability to keep the spine straight or elongated from the tailbone to the top of the head with the shoulders and hips level and in line. The exercise ball, yoga, and Pilates exercises improve core strength because they consist of exercises that challenge the abs and lower back to keep the spine straight while the body is in positions of relative instability.

One Pilates-based movement targets the lower portion of the abdominals. Crunches only really exhaust the upper portion (and I say “portion” because the rectus abdmoninus is all one long muscle).

Doing an exercise ball roll out mimics the motion of all those ab gadget machines like the ab roller, ab doer, https://www.hgzwygj9q.online torso track, etcetera. Uses the same muscles–abdominal, lower back, hip flexors, lats (back), and chest. It can be done in two different ways.©MMII CBS Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

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by on jul.16, 2019, under Uncategorized

There’s no cure for AIDS, but advances in treatment have allowed HIV-infected patients to live longer than once dreamed possible.

LaGena Lookabill Greene, 40, has lived with AIDS for almost as long as the United States has. She was diagnosed with the disease in 1987.

“I was 26 years old, and told I had 2 years to live,” she recalls.

Instead, LaGena has defied the experts.

“I have been close to dying about nine different times,” she says.

LaGena says she was infected by Tim Richmond–a dashing NASCAR driver who died from AIDS in 1987. She says the only time they had sex was the night she accepted his third marriage proposal.

“I do believe that he knew he was infected when he asked me to marry him and we consummated the relationship,” LaGena says.

LaGena grew up in North Carolina. She excelled in school, won beauty contests, and dreamed of being an actress. But her career in music videos, TV, and movies was abruptly cut short.

“In the beginning, I developed real self-contempt and self-hatred because of the shameful stigma of this disease,” she says.

But she has overcome those feelings through her religious faith and daily doses of 35 pills.

“You feel the protease inhibitors hit your stomach,” she says. “You can feel the exact moment they get there, because there is this incredible burning.”

Dr. Joseph Jemsek treats LaGena and 400 other AIDS and HIV patients.

“The virus decimated her immune system and she was wide open for 5 years and survived,” Jemsek says. “That is remarkable. She’s the only one I know of that has done that.”

LaGena actually picked out her casket and https://www.mdfbjfn875.online planned her funeral.

“Instead of being on my death bed, 6 months later I was climbing the Matterhorn with my mom,” she says. “I don’t set long term goals. I set short term goals.”

For instance, she cherishes spending time with Danny, her husband of 11 years. He is HIV negative and is tested twice a year.

“We don’t engage in risky activity and yet we have a very fulfilling romance and sexual relationship in our marriage,” he says. “I’m 46 years old now and I hope LaGena’s here for my 50th birthday. That would be one heck of a milestone.”

“Sometimes it’s easier to look into the future than other times. Right now I’m really excited and wondering what’s next for me,” she says.

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by on jul.16, 2019, under Uncategorized

Today’s food labels can be tricky because products that are labeled fat-free or sugar-free may have more calories than their full-fat counterparts. The important thing to remember is this: If you do choose a product that is low-fat or sugar-free, read the entire label–the calories, the fat, the sugar and sodium content.

The following tips may help you chose the products wisely.

FAT FREE

Pay attention to the amount of sugar in a product. Fat-free foods are often filled with sugar (to add taste) and the caloric content can be just as high, if not higher, than that of their full-fat counterparts. And remember to review the amount of salt and the total number of carbohydrates.

SUGAR FREE

Make sure you read the nutritional label and look at the number of calories per serving. Many sugar-free products contain as many calories as those made with sugar. These products may contain calories from flour or sugar alcohol. A calorie is a calorie no matter where it comes from.

It’s also important to pay attention to the serving size. One company’s serving size is not the same as another company’s serving size. We may also be tempted to eat more of the sugar-free foods because we think we are getting fewer calories.

If you’re reaching for the sugar-free product because you think it is more healthful, be aware that a lot of sugar-free products have a higher percentage of sodium and fat.

ALL-FRUIT AND FRUIT JUICE LABELS

Look for the percentage of juice on the packages. Some “real fruit” beverages contain anywhere from 5-85% juice. “Real fruit” juices can have as many–if not more–calories and sugar than a can of soda, and certainly have less nutritional value than 100% juice.

If you’re choosing a real fruit beverage because you feel it is healthier for you, choose the 100% juice instead.

ORGANIC VERSUS ALL NATURAL

There is a difference between “all natural,” “fresh from the farm,” “natural,” “no preservatives,” and “organic.” Organic should mean that crops were grown without certain pesticides and fertilizers, or that animals were raised without antibiotics or growth hormones and https://www.qyocfu708.online were given access to the outdoors.

Until new US Department of Agriculture labeling goes into effect by 2002, which will read “USDA Organic,” look for labels such as “Certified Organic,” which means a product has met certain requirements.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that each year, tens of thousands of young baseball and softball players are injured

by on jul.16, 2019, under Uncategorized

The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that each year, tens of thousands of young baseball and softball players are injured. On the Saturday Early Show, we meet one boy who was hurt not by a pitch, but by pitching.

Eleven year-old Anthony Pierro wishes he was whizzing fastballs over home plate. But a shoulder injury has sidelined him from playing his favorite position.

“I was on the mound and just one sudden pitch, I felt my arm hurt, and I said to my coach, ‘My arm hurts and I don’t want to throw,’” he recalls.

An X-ray revealed that Anthony had a widened growth plate in his shoulder. Known as “Little League shoulder,” the condition is most common among pitchers and other positions that require frequent and forceful throwing.

No one was caught more off guard by the diagnosis than Anthony’s dad, Albert Pierro, who is also his coach. He thought they were doing everything right.

“We always warmed up and did the stretches, so it came as a very big surprise,” Pierro says.

Anthony’s treatment involves rest and twice-weekly trips to a physical therapist. There, he rehabilitates his injured shoulder with various exercises, including stretches and lifting light weights. He has also been ordered to stay away from the pitcher’s mound–a bitter pill for the anxious athlete to swallow.

“I’m pretty mad, but I’m just happy I can pitch next year, at least,” Anthony says.

Jordan Metzl, MD, a CBS News health contributor and sports medicine specialist, https://www.sronsuy2d6.online joined the Saturday Early Show to talk about how to prevent similar injuries in your child. Metzl is also Anthony’s doctor.©MMII CBS Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

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By Tuesday, #BringBackOurGirls had been tweeted a million times

by on jul.16, 2019, under Uncategorized

NEW YORK – The Ursuline School color is blue, but many of the students at the all-girls school in suburban New Rochelle wore red on Wednesday.

“We’re not in Nigeria with them, but we’re marching too!” said one student.

The girls at the Ursuline School say they learned about the mass kidnapping on Twitter.

The abduction occurred on April 15, but the story did not gain traction online until April 23, when two Nigerians tweeted, “#BringBackOurDaughters.”

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Within days, a new slogan — #BringBackOurGirls — was being shared around the world.

Activists and celebrities posted online demands for action, including singer Mary J. Blige and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. By Tuesday, https://www.mfclfnb4v.online #BringBackOurGirls had been tweeted a million times.

New York University professor Beth Noveck follows social media’s impact on government.

“What this has done is brought it to popular attention by using essentially a bumper sticker, a hashtag that gets people talking, that gets people sharing the idea with one another,” she said.

Veronique Ntumba is about to graduate. Would she have known about the mass abduction if not for social media?

“Probably not, which is really sad,” she said. “As the days went on, you see more and more people tweeting about it.”

As of Wednesday, the slogan #BringBackOurGirls has been tweeted more than 1.3 million times.

What really seemed to hit home for the Ursuline students was that the kidnap victims are their own age.

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On Wednesday, the government announced it miscounted the number of survivors, the latest in a series of missteps it has made that have eroded the nation’s confidence in its leaders

by on jul.16, 2019, under Uncategorized

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors on Thursday detained the head of the company that owns the ferry that sank last month over an allegation of cargo overloading.

Authorities believe improper stowage and overloading of cargo are one possible reason the ferry sank on April 16, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing. Four employees at the ferry’s owner Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd, who handled cargo on the Sewol, have already been arrested.

Kim Han-sik, president of Chonghaejin, was detained Thursday ahead of his possible formal arrest on allegations that he was aware that the ferry exceeded its cargo limit but didn’t do anything before it started the trip, according to senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin.

“I feel very sorry for the victims …. their family members. I committed a grave sin,” Kim, wearing a cap and a mask, told reporters at a detention facility in the southern port city of Mokpo, according to South Korean TV footage. He declined to comment on questions over alleged cargo overloading.

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Yang said prosecutors are investigating Kim’s actions before deciding if they will request a court to issue a warrant to formally arrest him.

More than three weeks after the sinking, 269 bodies have been retrieved but 35 others are still listed as missing. South Korea’s prime minister said Wednesday that officials must try to complete the search for the missing by Saturday as tidal currents were forecast to be weak until then.

But no progress has been reported as divers have failed to recover additional bodies since Wednesday afternoon due to high waves and strong winds, government task force spokesman Ko Myung-seok said.

Searches have been hampered by strong currents, bad weather and floating debris inside the ship. A civilian diver fell unconscious while searching and died on Tuesday, the first fatality among divers mobilized since the sinking.

The lengthy, difficult underwater search for bodies off South Korea’s southern coast has deepened the anguish of families of missing people, who have been camping out at a nearby port waiting for the news of their loved ones.

On Wednesday, the government announced it miscounted the number of survivors, the latest in a series of missteps it has made that have eroded the nation’s confidence in its leaders.

Coast guard chief Kim Suk-kyoon said 172 people survived the sinking of the ferry Sewol – not 174, https://www.haznr0se5d.online as the government had been saying since April 18.

Kim said one of the survivors was accidentally listed twice, and he blamed the other mistake on an inaccurate report by a passenger.

Kim said there are two more missing passengers than authorities previously knew about. Both are Chinese nationals.

There is evidence not only that the ship was overloaded with cargo, but that the agency responsible for ensuring passenger safety had incorrect information about how much the ship could safely carry.

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