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Study Ties Breast Gene To High-Risk Uterine Cancer

March 25, 2014 10:29 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Articles | Comments

Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting. A study of nearly 300 women with bad BRCA1 genes found four cases of aggressive uterine cancers years after they had preventive surgery to remove their ovaries...

If You Like Your Scam, You Can Keep It: The Attack On Out-of-Network Doctors

March 25, 2014 10:23 am | by G. Keith Smith, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

Employer groups (self-funded plans) are carving out more and more medical services from carrier/PPO groups, and are directly contracting with facilities like ours. As prices fall and quality soars, all patients will benefit, even those who are not beneficiaries of these employer plans...

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Self-Locking Outlet Covers

March 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Tripp Lite | Product Releases | Comments

Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of regulatory-compliant, medical-grade power protection and connectivity solutions, has introduced self-locking outlet covers to prevent unauthorized electrical device connections in healthcare environments.

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Small Wireless Pacemaker Is Safe, Effective In Early Testing

March 25, 2014 10:03 am | News | Comments

A new small, wireless self-contained pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use in patients, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. At six millimeters in diameter and about 42 millimeters long, the wireless device is smaller than a triple-A battery...

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Single-Use Active Self-Warming Blanket

March 25, 2014 10:03 am | by Mölnlycke Health Care | Mölnlycke Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

The BARRIER EasyWarm from Mölnlycke Health Care active self-warming blanket has 12 air-activated warming pads consisting of 100 percent natural material such as active coal, clay, salt, water, and iron powder. The blanket maintains an average temperature of 44 degrees Celsius for up to 10 hours, raising skin temperature to a maximum of 42 degrees Celsius.

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Microfluidic Device With Artificial Arteries Measures Drugs' Influence On Blood Clotting

March 25, 2014 9:56 am | News | Comments

A new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks has found that while aspirin can prevent dangerous blood clots in some at-risk patients, it may not be effective in all patients with narrowed arteries. The study, which involved 14 human subjects, used a device that simulated blood flowing through narrowed coronary arteries to assess effects of anti-clotting drugs...

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Product Q&A: Ansell's Gammex Non-Latex Sensitive Surgical Glove

March 25, 2014 9:50 am | by Ansell | Articles | Comments

The GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive surgical glove is a unique solution that offers a complete protection against latex and chemical allergies, and an advanced level of sensitivity and comfort thanks to the new SENSOPRENE formulation. It provides the superior strength, resistance, and grip consistent with all Ansell surgical gloves...

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Genes May Explain Higher ACL Injuries In Girls

March 25, 2014 9:42 am | News | Comments

It's well known that female athletes suffer up to eight times more painful, season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries than their male counterparts. Now researchers from Akron Children's Hospital and the University of Akron believe genes may explain the difference...

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GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive Surgical Glove

March 24, 2014 11:06 am | by Ansell | Ansell | Product Releases | Comments

Ansell, the global leader in hand protection, features the GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive surgical glove with SENSOPRENE formulation. GAMMEX Non-Latex Sensitive is a major innovation in non-latex, chemical accelerator-free glove technology.

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Building Confidence In Kenya One Surgical Case At A Time

March 24, 2014 10:51 am | by Bruce Campbell, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Otolaryngologist | Blogs | Comments

I was part of a group of U.S. surgeons traveling to Eldoret, Kenya, seeing patients and helping the Kenyans ENT surgeons learn surgical techniques. Our two-week mission allowed us to work across the table from Kenyan colleagues, discussing surgical approaches, demonstrating techniques, and reviewing all aspects of surgical care...

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Fluoroscopy Technology And Dose Tracking System

March 24, 2014 10:38 am | by Toshiba America Medical Systems | Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. offers its Spot Fluoroscopy technology and Dose Tracking System. Both dose reduction technologies are available for Toshiba’s Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray systems.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Dances Again

March 24, 2014 10:25 am | News | Comments

Despite losing part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year, a professional dancer is back on stage. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 33, from Boston, performed for first time since the being injured on Wednesday at the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia...

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In Rats, Diffuse Brain Damage Can Occur With No Signs Of 'Concussion'

March 24, 2014 10:16 am | News | Comments

A standard experimental model of concussion in rats causes substantial brain damage—but no behavioral changes comparable to those seen in patients with concussion, reports a study. The results highlight the "disconnect" between preclinical and clinical studies of concussion...

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Bariatric Surgery Decreases Risk Of Uterine Cancer

March 24, 2014 10:13 am | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women reduces the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent and as much as 81 percent if normal weight is maintained after surgery...

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Girl With Rare Case Of Medically Induced Obesity Has Surgery

March 24, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

A 12-year-old girl with a rare case of medically induced obesity that pushed her weight past 200 pounds is recovering after weight-loss surgery. Alexis Shapiro, from Cibolo, Texas, was sedated and on a ventilator late Friday after undergoing weight-loss surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, NBC News reported...

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