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$1 Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School
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$1 Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School

Linked media - Associated media When she focused on the bequest, she realized immediately what she wanted to do, she recalled. “I wanted to fund students at Einstein so that they would receive free tuition,” she said. There was enough money to do that in perpetuity, she said. Over the years, she had interviewed dozens of prospective Einstein medical students. Tuition is more than $59,000 a year, and many graduated with crushing medical school debt. According to the school, nearly 50 percent of its students owed more than $200,000 after graduating. At most other New York City medical schools, less than 25 percent of new doctors owed that much. Almost half of Einstein’s first-year medical students are New Yorkers, and nearly 60 percent are women. About 48 percent of current medical stu...
How to save money on surrogacy: 5 economic destinations
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How to save money on surrogacy: 5 economic destinations

Choosing surrogacy is a challenging decision for any couple. It is widely acknowledged that embarking on this journey can be physically and emotionally draining, requiring significant effort and dedication from those who aspire to fulfill their dream of parenthood. Hence, apart from mustering strength, love, and patience to confront the potential obstacles along the way, it is equally important to be financially prepared for the entirety of the surrogacy process. It is understandable that surrogacy entails significant expenses, regardless of the selected destination. However, many intended parents are eager to explore avenues for potential cost savings along their surrogacy journey. In this article, we present a selection of the best destinations to make surrogacy more affordable,...
Can You Recycle Medical Devices Like Insulin Pens, Inhalers and Covid Tests?
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Can You Recycle Medical Devices Like Insulin Pens, Inhalers and Covid Tests?

Related media - Related media “What we really need is an evolving, specialized recycling infrastructure alongside the big five — paper, glass, plastic, metal and cardboard,” said Mitch Ratcliffe, publisher of the website Earth911. “That conversation is really picking up steam in some particular categories, but not in medical equipment at all.” A few designers and companies are exploring alternatives that are more reusable or safer for the environment. Inhalers The inhalers that many people use for treatment of asthma or other respiratory ailments contain potentially recyclable materials. But those with leftover medication or propellants may also be hazardous if incinerated or compacted. The steel or aluminum canisters containing the medication should generally be returned to a pharma...
What to Know About Lead Poisoning in Children
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What to Know About Lead Poisoning in Children

Associated media - Connected media How do I know if my children have high blood-lead levels? Lead exposure can go unnoticed until levels accumulate, doctors say. High levels of lead can result in stomach pain, vomiting, fatigue, learning difficulties, developmental delays and even seizures. Pediatricians recommend blood tests for infants and toddlers who live in homes built before 1978 or have other risk factors. Medicaid programs and some states require screening, but it is not typically advised for children older than 3. While officials have said there is no safe level of lead, parents do not automatically need to worry if traces of lead show up in a child’s blood test. The average blood-lead level among young U.S. children is under 1 microgram per deciliter of blood. “I don’t thin...
A Fading Weapon in the HIV Fight: Condoms
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A Fading Weapon in the HIV Fight: Condoms

Linked media - Related media Gay and bisexual men are using condoms less than ever, and the decline has been particularly steep among those who are young or Hispanic, according to a new study. The worrisome trend points to an urgent need for better prevention strategies as the nation struggles to beat the H.I.V. epidemic, researchers said. Over the past decade, prevention medication known as PrEP has helped fuel a moderate drop in H.I.V. rates. And yet, despite persistent public health campaigns promoting the drugs, they have not been adopted in substantial numbers by Black and Hispanic men who are gay or bisexual. The use of condoms, which prevent H.I.V. as well as other sexually transmitted infections, has been declining across the board in recent years, not just among ga...
UnitedHealth Cyberattack Disrupts Prescription Drug Coverage
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UnitedHealth Cyberattack Disrupts Prescription Drug Coverage

Linked media - Associated media Updated on Feb. 27 to include new company statements. A cyberattack on a unit affiliated with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest insurer, has disrupted drug prescription orders at thousands of pharmacies for about a week. The assault on the unit, Change Healthcare, a division of United’s Optum, was discovered last Wednesday. The attack appeared to be by a foreign country, according to two senior federal law enforcement officials, who expressed alarm at the extent of the disruption on Monday. UnitedHealth Group, the conglomerate, said in a federal filing that it had been forced to disconnect some of Change Healthcare’s vast digital network from its clients, and as of Tuesday, had not been able to restore all of those services. The company has not p...
A Doctor’s Lifelong Quest to Solve One of Pediatric Medicine’s Greatest Mysteries
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A Doctor’s Lifelong Quest to Solve One of Pediatric Medicine’s Greatest Mysteries

Related media - Associated media At the Kawasaki Disease Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, led by Dr. Burns, caring for children affected by Kawasaki disease is always linked to the search for the cause. On a recent Wednesday morning, Dr. Kirsten Dummer, a pediatric cardiologist, was examining the heart scans of a 2-year-old who showed signs of a large aneurysm on the right side of the heart. “The biggest question from parents is: How did this happen? How did my child get this? In every patient room, that’s what they fundamentally want to know,” she said. “Year after year after year, they come back and ask us, ‘Do you guys know more yet?’” Dr. Burns, who has continued to see patients herself, said those inquiries motivated her. “If we were all Ph.D.s in the labor...
Surrogacy: Discover the Top 5 Countries with the Best Prices
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Surrogacy: Discover the Top 5 Countries with the Best Prices

Opting for surrogacy is a decision that comes with its own set of difficulties for couples. It is well understood that embarking on this life endeavor can be an arduous and demanding process, testing the resilience and determination of those who have the cherished aspiration of becoming parents. Therefore, in addition to cultivating inner strength, love, and patience to navigate the potential challenges that may arise, it is essential to have adequate financial readiness for the entire surrogacy journey. Although it is understandable why surrogacy is an expensive process, no matter which destination you choose to carry it out, many intended parents wonder where it's possible to save money. This article showcases a compilation of the top destinations that offer more economical opti...
Surrogacy : Exploring the Top 5 Countries Offering the Best Price Points
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Surrogacy : Exploring the Top 5 Countries Offering the Best Price Points

Choosing surrogacy is a challenging decision for any couple. It is widely acknowledged that embarking on this journey can be physically and emotionally draining, requiring significant effort and dedication from those who aspire to fulfill their dream of parenthood. Hence, apart from mustering strength, love, and patience to confront the potential obstacles along the way, it is equally important to be financially prepared for the entirety of the surrogacy process. While the high costs associated with surrogacy are comprehensible regardless of the chosen destination, many intended parents often wonder where they can find opportunities to save money during the process. In this article, we present a selection of the best destinations to make surrogacy more affordable, taking into acco...
Surrogacy : Unveiling the Top 5 Destinations with the Best Prices
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Surrogacy : Unveiling the Top 5 Destinations with the Best Prices

Opting for surrogacy is not easy for any couple. It’s known beforehand that embarking on this life project can be an exhausting and demanding process for those who dream of becoming parents. Therefore, in addition to arming oneself with strength, love, and patience to face the obstacles that may arise along the way, it’s also necessary to be financially prepared for the whole process. Although it is understandable why surrogacy is an expensive process, no matter which destination you choose to carry it out, many intended parents wonder where it's possible to save money. Within this article, you will find a curated collection of the finest surrogacy destinations, focusing on those that provide greater affordability. The selection takes into consideration the advantages and disadvan...