Maryland Native & Recipient Of First-Ever Genetically Modified Pig's Heart Transplant DiesDavid Bennett, the first transplant recipient of a genetically modified pig's heart, died Wednesday, two months after his historic procedure.
Poor Health Only Criteria For Pig Heart Transplant, Hospital SaysThe University of Maryland Medical Center said doctors are obligated to provide the best care for every patient regardless of their background.
Recovery Continues For Pig Heart Transplant RecipientThe 57-year-old recipient is a Maryland native that was diagnosed with terminal heart disease.
Pig Heart Recipient Continues To Recover From Transplant“It’s still day to day and will be for the next few weeks,” Deborah Kotz, a spokeswoman for the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said in an email.
Breakthrough Pig Heart Transplant Performed In Baltimore Could Help Quell Organ Shortage, Saving LivesThe Food and Drug Administration, which oversees xenotransplantation experiments, gave the green light for the procedure under a “compassionate use” emergency authorization.
Baltimore Doctors Transplant Pig Heart Into Patient In Experimental, Last-Ditch Effort To Save His LifeIn a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.
Nursing Programs Send Students Into The Workforce To Help Combat Workforce ShortageAs a workforce shortage plagues hospitals across the country, many local nursing programs are sending students to help beef up the workforce.
Reversing A Stroke: A Maryland Woman's Experience With A Critical BreakthroughA local mother shares her experience with WJZ after suffering a stroke, and her doctor sheds light on the treatment credited with her remarkable recovery.
Baltimore Man Lloyd Simon Pleads Guilty To Robbing Same Bank Twice In A WeekA 71-year-old Baltimore man pleaded guilty Friday to robbing the same bank twice in one week in 2019, the U.S. Attorney's Office For Maryland said.
University of Maryland Medical System Pledges $1.2M To Ease Food InsecurityThe University of Maryland Medical System is committing $1.2 million to address food insecurity issues in communities across the state that are served by the organization's 13 hospitals, according to a hospital statement.
Best Hospitals In Maryland As Ranked By US News & World ReportThe U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of Best Hospitals this week and in Maryland, Johns Hopkins Hospital ranks no. 1 in the state followed by University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
75 Baltimore-Area Kids Getting Vaccinated As Part Of Moderna TrialSeventy-five Baltimore-area children participated in a clinical trial at the University of Maryland Medical Center to make sure the Covid-19 vaccines are safe for other children.
First Healthcare Workers Vaccinated As Initial Doses Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive In MarylandMultiple Maryland healthcare workers received the first of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines Monday after the vaccines arrived in the state.
'A Much More Cohesive Approach': Maryland Hospitals Gearing Up For New Wave Of COVID-19 PatientsMore than 1,500 people were being treated for COVID-19 in Maryland hospitals Wednesday, and while the number fell slightly, a number of hospitals across the state are gearing up for a new wave of patients.
University Of Maryland Medical Center Set To Open 16-Bed Modular Care Unit For COVID-19 PatientsAs COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Maryland, the University of Maryland Medical Center is set to open its new modular care unit to care for coronavirus patients.