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Virtual Crossmatching – a Game Changer

MUSC researchers find the technique improves quality of life for kidney transplant patients.

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Dr. Matthew Carpenter shows off the smoking cessation goody bag that helped people quit smoking

While sitting in the dentist’s office, Hollings Cancer Center researcher Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, had a bright idea. As he received his goody bag with dental hygiene products, he wondered why not conduct a study and have primary care providers do the same thing for their patients who use tobacco. The bags would contain educational material, free lozenges and tobacco cessation medications to encourage people to stop smoking.