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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. 


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.


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. 


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.  


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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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