Transplant News stories from April, 2016

The New York State Education Department Will Be Developing High School Lesson Plans, Model Curriculum and Resources Raising Awareness Of Organ and Tissue Donation

Published on April 29, 2016

The New York State Education Department announced that together with Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz, the department will collaborate with organizations that promote the importance of organ and tissue donation with the goal of developing “model curriculum, exemplar lesson plans and best practice instructional resources on the importance and value of organ and tissue donation”.

The materials produced will be distributed and provided free to every school district in New York State starting in September in time for the beginning of the school year.

Each year, in April as part of Organ Donation Awareness Month, The New York State Education Department will remind districts about the materials and curriculum.

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Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study

By Amy Norton- HealthDay Reporte
Published on April 28, 2016

The team found that PPI users were more likely than people on other heartburn medications to develop chronic kidney disease or kidney failure over five years. People should use PPIs only when it’s medically necessary, and for the shortest time possible.

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