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How Bariatric Surgery Effects Youth Patients

May 22, 2015 2:28 pm | by American College of Surgeons | Blogs | Comments

ACS bariatric experts talk about how youth react to bariatric surgery. 

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Thousand of Patients Have Data Stolen

May 22, 2015 2:16 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Employee at hospital's billing company stole data like birthdays, Social Security numbers and names.

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ACP Weighs in on Mystery of Mammogram Testing

May 22, 2015 10:13 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Mammograms are just one of the cancer screening procedures this association has taken a stance on. 

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Joint Replacement Surgeries Expected to Keep Increasing

May 22, 2015 9:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Minimally invasive techniques and growing awareness about the benefits of joint reconstruction are two big drivers, the report said.  

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Telemedicine Proven to Save Thousands

May 22, 2015 9:52 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

A study compared telemedicine to phone consultations, and found it saved thousands of dollars.

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Recent Releases: New Lighting, Patient Positioning Options Released

May 22, 2015 9:28 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Blogs | Comments

Lights and magnifiers, patient positioning and urology all have new options available. 

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Focused Treatment Means Better Outcomes

May 22, 2015 9:01 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

Surgeon Dr. Cary Kaufman, FACS, wanted to see if this tool, which could help him better indicate where radiation should be targeted after tumor removal, would be effective. 

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Thought Controls Robotic Arm

May 21, 2015 2:47 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

While the design of the robotic arm still has some tweaks to be worked out, it is controlled with thought by surgically placed electrodes. 

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Experts Deliver a How-To Guide for Implant Placement

May 21, 2015 2:31 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Their article shares exquisitely detailed anatomic color photographs, along with step-by-step descriptions of two alternative routes for neurosurgeons performing these demanding implant procedures.

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Pre-Surgery Education is Lacking for Patients

May 21, 2015 2:17 pm | by Gallup's Mike Ellrich and Daniela Yu | Articles | Comments

When it comes to pre-surgery education for patients, healthcare leaders have their work cut out for them.

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Real-Time Patient/Doctor Feedback for Implanted Medical Devices

May 21, 2015 1:52 pm | by Mark Russell, Senior Global Market Manager, Medical Electronics, Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The greatest challenge facing the development of connected medical devices is the desire to gather information beyond simply how the device is functioning. 

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Beginnings of Brain Surgery

May 21, 2015 1:47 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor of Medical Design Technology | Blogs | Comments

Brain surgery is perhaps one of the oldest practiced medical procedures, with patients even surviving the procedure in prehistoric times. 

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Both Return to School After Teacher Gives Kidney to Student

May 21, 2015 11:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The student's surgeon said it was an unusal combination - a teacher giving a kidney to a student - but it was a successful surgery. 

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23 Percent of US Adults With Health Coverage Underinsured

May 21, 2015 11:20 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Out-of-pocket expenses are one reason about 31 million adults are underinsured, Commonwealth Fund research reported. 

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Magnetic Stimulation Helps Map Motor Skills

May 21, 2015 10:27 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

This method helps identify if any injuries occurred during surgery.

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