Notable News for the Week: August 24th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: August 20th, 2018

Missouri’s Community Health Services Get #3 Million in Performance-Based Federal Funding

Approximately 230 site in Missouri will receive benefits from the funding, which was awarded for quality of care.

Saint Louis Children’s Hospital Saves 5-Month-Old with Heart-Lung Transplant

Diagnosed via ultrasound as having only half a heart, the infant was given a very grim outlook. With parents who refused to accept the diagnosis as a death sentence, Jack became the youngest documented patient to receive a heart-lung transplant at 5 months old.

New Multiple-Sclerosis Subtype Identified

Researchers have discovered a new subtype of MS, and are hopeful that this discovery could lead to personalized treatments.

Prospect of New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

International researchers have been testing a new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The drug has now successfully completed phase III of testing.

Familiar Pair Tops US News and World Report List of Best Hospitals in Kansas City

University of Kansas Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital have been listed as the top two hospitals in the Kansas City area for the 5th year in a row.

Osteoporosis Increases Dementia Risk

A recent study shows that osteoporosis significantly increases the risk of developing dementia.

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