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The Weekly, November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

The Weekly

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Facing 'Certain Death,' Teenager With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant

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Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Teenager With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (The New York Times)—A 17-year-old boy whose lungs were irreversibly damaged by vaping received a double-lung transplant at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a lifesaving measure taken when a patient’s own lungs are diseased or damaged beyond repair and there is no other hope of survival, doctors said on Tuesday.

Without the transplant, performed last month, the patient “would have faced certain death,” Dr. Hassan Nemeh, who led the surgical team, said during a news conference at the hospital.

In other news…

Shifting the Focus of Breast Cancer to Prevention
Nov. 11, The New York Times

Vaping May Be Worse for Heart Health Than Tobacco Cigarettes, New Study Finds
Nov. 11, Time Magazine

Nearly all toddlers, and the majority of babies, eat too much added sugar in the US, study says
Nov. 14, CNN

More people are surviving lung cancer in the US, report finds
Nov. 13, CNN

The Foundation in the News

[op-ed]

Op-ed: Learn about lung cancer prevention, screening

SUNDAY, Nov. 10, 2019 (The Parkersburg News and Sentinel)—As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I want to share the following information as we observe National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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Mary G. McKinley, RN, MSN, CCRN, is a critical care nurse and is the spouse of David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., and is a member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

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