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First man to sign up for head transplant bows out, but surgeon insists list of volunteers is still ‘quite long’

Having fallen head over heels in love, the first volunteer for a human head/body transplant has pulled out, saying he could not leave his new wife and baby boy for the months that surgery surely would have required. Valery Spiridonov, a 33-year-old Russian computer scientist who suffers from a devastating muscle wasting disease that has… Read More »

Hep C and HIV Meds Still Rank No. 1 in Outpatient Medicaid Spending

Think your medications are really expensive? They are. Antiviral drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) remain the most expensive medications vis-a-vis Medicaid spending, according to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The study, which examined Medicaid outpatient prescription drug spending between 2014 and 2017 found that, overall, rebates are… Read More »

New peanut allergy treatments show promise. But for me, it still seems risky

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Whenever I see a report touting possible new peanut allergy treatments, I devour it. I can’t help it. It’s an occupational hazard for any health journalist whose reporting specialty and medical history intertwine. I write about the business of health care, focusing on how consumers interact with the… Read More »

Postpartum Care in the United States: Some Progress But Still So Far to Go

Earlier this year the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a revised Committee Opinion calling for a new paradigm for postpartum care in the United States.  Moving away from the single postpartum check at 6 weeks, ACOG has made a significant change in its recommendations for postpartum care: “All women should ideally have… Read More »