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‘God was there’: A year after landmark Canadian transplant, Maurice Desjardins is learning to live with another man’s face

 “Gun cleaner shoots self” — Ottawa Sun headline, Jan. 12, 2011   NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-SALETTE, Que. — On the mantel inside the Desjardins house, which hugs Lac de l’Argile, a mountain lake about an hour’s drive northeast of Ottawa, there are no framed photos of Maurice Desjardins taken after what the family calls only “the accident.” There’s… Read More »

There Is A Target That Even A One Millimeter Miss May Be Critical

An ‘alter-ego’ of the patient’s head, made by materials equivalent to the human bones and tissues  used for testing the radiotherapy before being applied to the real patientRTsafe When radiotherapy for cancer patients turns its beam to the brain, every missed target could have serious health repercussions, for instance, the patient could experience sense or speech… Read More »

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Insurance Enrollment Is Lagging — And There Are Lots Of Reasons Why

With less than a week to go before the deadline in most states, enrollment in health insurance for 2019 under the Affordable Care Act is lagging compared with the pace of previous years. That was expected, given last year’s tax law eliminated the tax penalty for not having coverage starting Jan. 1. But analysts say… Read More »