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Oct 6, 2016

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UNOS announces technology changes to increase organ donations in U.S.

Richmond-based United Network for Organ Sharing plans to implement several technology and data tools within its network of organizations over the next year to increase the number of organ transplants nationwide.  Under contract with the Health Services and Resources Administration of the U.S....

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Sexting for your health: patients send genitalia photos, raising legal concerns

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and iMessage have revolutionized the world of sharing penis photos – and not just between friends. As doctors try to connect with young, digitally native patients, those same patients are sending pictures of their genitalia to their doctors’ mobile phones.

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Apr 15, 2015

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Should Patients Be Able to Find Organ Donors on Facebook?

The list for a donor organ in Belgium is 1,248 patients long. Many will wait more than three years to receive a kidney. Roel Marien, 39 and the father of two young girls, says he does not have the time to sit and wait. So he took matters into his own hands and began to search for a donor among his...

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