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December 22, 2017
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How first ‘vouchers’ in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants

In 2014 a former judge from San Diego County approached the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program with an unusual request: If the judge donated a kidney to a stranger now, could his then-4-year-old grandson, who suffered from chronic kidney disease, receive … Continue reading

December 20, 2017
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Two Americas: Seniors are getting healthier but most gains go to high-income whites

ANN ARBOR — Older Americans report feeling dramatically healthier than they did 14 years ago but that good health isn’t evenly distributed, with much of the gain going to the wealthiest, most highly educated and whites.

October 27, 2017
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Saving America’s Nuclear Industry

From Diablo Canyon on the central California coast to Turkey Point on the southeast tip of Florida, the United States is home to 99 nuclear power reactors at 62 nuclear plants generating roughly 20 percent of the nation’s electrical energy. … Continue reading

December 7, 2016
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Shared traits of abandoned gas, oil wells could aid cheaper, more effective cleanup

Across the United States, abandoned oil and gas wells are a significant source of greenhouse gases, particularly methane. Yet there are so many scattered across the country that stopping the leaks — and even determining which wells are leaking — … Continue reading