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Study: Aspirin Can Reduce Death From Cancer

December 9, 2010 4:20 am | Videos | Comments

With 24 Hour News 8 anchor Brian Sterling and Dr. Larry McCahill, the medical director of surgical oncology at the Lacks Cancer Center.

Robotic Radical Hysterectomy For Cervical Cancer

December 9, 2010 4:20 am | Videos | Comments

Many extensive radical surgical procedures are now performed using advanced endoscopic techniques. Postoperative discomfort is minimized and hospital stay is dramatically reduced using this minimally invasive approach. This video shows an extensive pelvic surgery being performed by one of the skilled surgeons of Gynecologic Oncology Associates with the assistance of the daVinci robot.

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Laparoscopic Technique Not Always Better

December 8, 2010 5:31 am | News | Comments

If skin is the body’s fortress against germ invaders, shouldn’t minimally invasive surgeries - operations guided by camera probes, conducted entirely within the abdomen – carry less risk for serious infection than procedures that slice the same cavity wide open? New research published in the December Annals of Surgery is challenging that assumption for a subset of patients.

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Spent

December 8, 2010 5:18 am | by Dr. Rob | Articles | Comments

“I need you to do me a favor,” my nurse asked me at the end of our day on Friday. “Sure,” I answered, “what do you want?” “Please have a better week next week,” she said with a pained expression. “I don’t think I can handle another one like this week.

Medical I.D. Wristband

December 8, 2010 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEDICOM Technologies, Inc. introduces its revolutionary multimedia-enabled interactive Medical I.D. Wristband that readily presents an individual’s complete medical history to emergency treatment personnel in critical situations. The first-of-its-kind, patent-pending MEDICOM Medical I.

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Tool For Writing In Dark, Dimmed Areas

December 8, 2010 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Z-Write Lite™ is a writing tool for healthcare professionals in the Operating Room (circulating nurses, anesthesiologists etc.), ICU /CCU, Radiology, Cath Lab, Nursing Floors or any dimly lighted environment. It provides a focused light directly on the writing surface to help increase the accuracy of documentation while not disturbing the surrounding area.

Support From Employers, Insurers Spurs Increase In Domestic Medical Travel

December 8, 2010 5:09 am | News | Comments

More employers and insurance companies are providing domestic medical travel incentives such as waived deductibles; coinsurance plans and covered travel expenses if employees will simply travel within the United States for healthcare travel or to another region or city for medical care. "The savings are significant and therefore insurers and third party administrators are partnering with healthcare providers for new revenue sources, especially in these times of reduced revenues," said David Goldstein, president of Health Options Worldwide (HOW), an online medical tourism agency that provides healthcare options domestically and internationally.

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Lawmakers Looking To Restore Arizona Transplant Fund

December 8, 2010 4:52 am | News | Comments

Bob Christie, AP Democratic state lawmakers criticized Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's cuts to a state health care program, calling the elimination of benefits for some medical transplants equivalent to setting up "death panels." They urged Brewer to either call a special session of the Legislature to restore the funding or to use federal stimulus funds she controls to do so.

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Doc Dressed As Elvis Revives Runner

December 8, 2010 4:40 am | News | Comments

(AP) — It wasn't blue suede shoes but a pair of sneakers that led a San Francisco doctor dressed as Elvis Presley to a woman who passed out at a Las Vegas restaurant after a marathon. Claudio Palma tells the Las Vegas Review-Journa l he was dressed as the King after Sunday's Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon when he performed CPR and resuscitated another runner at the Burger Bar at Mandalay Place.

Abiomed Ends Impella Heart Device Study

December 7, 2010 7:17 am | News | Comments

(AP) — Abiomed, Inc. said it is ending a study using its Impella heart product because the results will likely fall short of the main goal of reducing major adverse events related to surgery. The company said it based the move on a recommendation from an independent monitoring board. The Impella Cardiac Assist Device system allows surgeons to implant a device to keep blood flowing during and after surgery and prevent heart failure.

Conjoined Twins Share Heart

December 7, 2010 7:09 am | News | Comments

(AP) — Doctors in Panama say two girls born attached at the abdomen who share the same heart are in intensive care and face a situation with a high mortality rate. Children's Hospital Director Alberto Bissot says the twins were born early Saturday and also share a pancreas and liver.

Surgeons Report Favorable Outcomes For Acoustic Tumors

December 7, 2010 7:04 am | News | Comments

Surgery to remove tumors under the brain, known as acoustic neuromas, produces favorable outcomes in the "vast majority" of patients, according to one of the largest studies of its kind. Loyola University Hospital surgeons Dr. Douglas Anderson and Dr. John Leonetti followed 730 patients whom they had jointly operated on during a 21-year period.

Developing Robots For The ER

December 7, 2010 6:55 am | News | Comments

A group of computer engineers at Vanderbilt University is convinced that the basic technology is now available to create robot assistants that can perform effectively in the often-chaotic environment of the emergency room. The specialists in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are enthusiastic about the potential advantages.

A 3rd Eye

December 7, 2010 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Artist Wafaa Bilal demonstrates the current plan for how he will be geared up for his art project "The 3rd I", Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 in New York. For the project, Bilal had a mount for a camera surgically implanted into the back of his head. In this image, the camera, encased in the silver and black housing, is being held in place on Bilal's head using the surgically implanted mount.

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