US First-of-Its-Kind Heart Transplant

US First-of-Its-Kind Heart Transplant

Doctors at Duke University Medical Center “reanimated” a heart for a first-of-its-kind transplant performed on an adult in the U.S. Typically, heart transplants come from donors after brain death. This means the heart is still beating. Duke used the approach called donation after circulatory death (DCD). It relies on hearts that have stopped beating. They […]

The Basics of Alkaline Water

The Basics of Alkaline Water

Water, in its purest form, has a pH of 7, which is in the middle of the pH scale. Particles in the water can change the water’s pH. Most water that is ready for use has a pH between 6.5 and 8.5. pH is a chemistry measurement of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a […]

House Committee Passes the Legalization of Marijuana

House Committee Passes the Legalization of Marijuana

Advocates and allies of cannabis legalization are cheering due to the advance of the MORE Act. After a historic committee vote, the Act moved to the full floor of Congress on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The committee voted in favor of the measure with 22 Democrats and two Republicans. More than 66 percent of Americans […]

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