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Helping Patients Train For Surgery Earns MSHOP $6.4M Health Care Innovation Award

June 16, 2014 9:45 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program (MSHOP) has earned a $6.4 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for its work to lower surgery costs and help Michigan patients train for surgery...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: The Stallion Elite

June 16, 2014 9:44 am | by Bryton | Bryton Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Bryton's Stallion Elite surgical headlight is a lightweight, cordless, high powered surgical light for professionals. This light incorporates great technology with ergonomics in mind for the surgeon’s comfort.

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Groundbreaking Collaborative Clinical Trial Launched

June 16, 2014 9:38 am | by The Foundation for the NIH | News | Comments

A unique public-private collaboration among the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, SWOG Cancer Research, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends), the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), five pharmaceutical companies, and Foundation Medicine today announced the initiation of the Lung Cancer Master Protocol (Lung-MAP) trial...

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Formula One Great Michael Schumacher Out Of Coma After Six Months

June 16, 2014 9:28 am | by Geir Moulson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Formula One great Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left a French hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident in December, his manager said Monday. Schumacher left the hospital in Grenoble "to continue his long phase of rehabilitation," manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: Abdominal Retractor

June 16, 2014 9:13 am | by Clinimed | Clinimed | Product Releases | Comments

Clinimed’s retractor is the highest rated specialty retractor for Lipo-abdominplasty in the market today. Specifically designed to aid in abdominal contour deformities, abdominal wall laxity, excess skin/subcutaneous tissue, and lipodystrophy.

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2015 Buyers' Guide

June 13, 2014 3:42 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The complete product directory for the surgical market, the 2015 Surgical Products Buyers' Guide features information on equipment, systems, services, and supplies.

Crazy For Clean Releases Newest Free CEU Game: “The PPE Police”

June 13, 2014 12:25 pm | by Healthmark Industries | News | Comments

Crazy4clean.com Releases Newest Free CEU Game: “The PPE Police”. This new game takes you on a learning adventure about the role of Personal Protective Equipment and Attire in safety...                 

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Innovative Medical Products, Inc. Celebrates 30 Years

June 13, 2014 12:16 pm | by Innovative Medical Products, Inc | News | Comments

How does a small manufacturing company in Connecticut that once turned out lighting fixtures, parachute ripcord assemblies, and rubber seals for the ball bearing industry, among other items, become a global leader in patient positioning products for orthopedic surgery?...

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Study: Utilizing Genetic Healthcare Professional Reduces Unnecessary Testing

June 13, 2014 10:53 am | by Moffitt Cancer Center | News | Comments

A new Moffitt Cancer Center study published Thursday in Genetics in Medicine shows that counseling from a genetic healthcare provider before genetic testing educates patients and may help reduce unnecessary procedures...      

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ER Doctor Recounts Career And Personal Benefits Of Deployment

June 13, 2014 10:48 am | by U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Brigade | Articles | Comments

After a 20 year journey as a civilian emergency room doctor, one woman has found it was her enlistment in the U.S. Army Reserve and a recent deployment that has given her a newfound appreciation for advances in her field and the Army healthcare system as a whole...

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California-Based Sutter Health Invests $11.5 Million In Overhead Patient Lifts

June 13, 2014 10:38 am | by Sutter Health | News | Comments

Today, not-for-profit Sutter Health announces an $11.5 million commitment to install overhead patient lifts at 19 intensive care units and acute rehabilitation centers across its Northern California network. Three years ago, the network invested an initial $11.5 million to install overhead lifts at 21 affiliate sites...

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Study: The Price Of Surgery Does Not Reflect The Actual Cost

June 13, 2014 10:28 am | by Mikhaila Friske, Editorial Intern, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

There is a lack in pricing transparency. Patients are not given detailed information about costs of a procedure, which means hospitals are not being held responsible for the outcomes of their surgeries because people do not know what their money actually gets them. This gives hospitals no incentive to adjust prices or improve outcomes...

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Answering 'The Questions'

June 13, 2014 10:09 am | by Bruce Campbell, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin Otolaryngologist | Blogs | Comments

Cancer physicians know when “The Questions” are coming. A casual conversation at a party or in the grocery store eventually turns to careers. The pleasant exchange is replaced with talk of life-changing illnesses and impossibly difficult decisions...

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Q&A: Winning The War Against SSIs

June 13, 2014 9:49 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Dr. Scott Ellner, Vice Chairman of Surgery and the Director of Surgical Quality at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, recently spoke to Surgical Products and gave his take on the healthcare industry’s fight against surgical-site infections...

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BRCA Test Results Affect Patients' Breast Cancer Surgery Plans

June 13, 2014 9:36 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

A new study reports that among women with breast cancer who undergo recommended testing before surgery, more than 7 in 10 who test positive will change their surgical plan, typically opting for a more extensive procedure such as a double mastectomy and sometimes ovary removal...

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