First donation after circulatory death heart transplant performed in the U.S.

A team of doctors at Duke University has carried out the first donation after circulatory (or cardiac) death (DCD) heart transplant in the U.S. Members of the surgical team have spoken with the press giving some details of the procedure. Over the past several decades, heart transplants have become routine—saving the lives of thousands of people. But in recent years, […]

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Alex Morgan Plans on Playing in 2020 Olympics After Giving Birth to Her Daughter

This past summer, Alex Morgan and the U.S. Women’s National Team made headlines when they won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Now, she’s in the spotlight for a very different, but equally inspiring reason. In October, the soccer champion and her husband, Major League Soccer player Servando Carrasco, announced that they are expecting their first child. Still, even with […]

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Matching Monikers! Shawn Johnson Names Daughter After Husband Andrew East

Like father, like daughter! Shawn Johnson revealed her daughter’s name on Friday, November 8, and it’s an adorable nod to her husband, Andrew East. “Drew Hazel East,” the Olympic gymnast, 27, captioned an Instagram family photo taken by Teale Photography. “8lbs 8oz. 20.5 inches long. 10/29/19. Named after the most incredible person I know… her daddy.” The professional football player, 28, […]

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Diabetes advances poised to help manage blood sugar after meals

Mealtimes can become a difficult experience for individuals with diabetes. After a meal, blood sugar levels may soar as the food digests or unexpectedly plummet if an insulin dose was more than the meal required. The Endocrine Society convened a panel of diabetes experts to examine how advances in medications, lifestyle changes and technologies can help manage the challenges associated […]

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