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Study: Donated Kidneys From Pot Users Seem Safe

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana use by live donors has no effect on kidney transplant outcomes for donors or recipients, a new study finds. National Kidney Registry recommendations exclude substance abusers from donating kidneys, and transplant centers may refuse live donors with a history of marijuana use.… Read More »

Move From Fee-For-Service Medicine Hits Hospital Profits Again

Credit: Getty Royalty FreeGetty The shift away from fee-for-service medicine continues to dog U.S. nonprofit hospitals and health systems headed for another year of cost-cutting and consolidation, a new report indicates. Fitch Ratings says “acute care operating profitability” is set to deteriorate for a third consecutive year as more Americans enroll in Medicare and Medicaid… Read More »