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94 Charged In Medicare Fraud Totaling $251M

July 19, 2010 7:54 am | News | Comments

Kelli Kennedy and Tom Hays, Associated Press Writers MIAMI (AP) — Elderly Russian immigrants lined up to take kickbacks from the backroom of a Brooklyn clinic. Claims flooded in from Miami for HIV treatments that never occurred. One professional patient was named in nearly 4,000 false Medicare claims.

Vegas Man Charged In Stem Cell Surgery Case

July 19, 2010 7:53 am | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Nevada allege an 84-year-old Las Vegas man reaped about $1 million from patients and investors with claims that he was a retired physician with a stem cell medical procedure. An indictment alleges Alfred Sapse had unidentified doctors in Las Vegas and Mexico perform experimental surgical implants of placential tissue in about 134 patients over the last four years.

Robot Gives Surgeons Another Weapon Against Throat Cancer

July 19, 2010 7:53 am | by Jan Jarvis, Star-Telegram | News | Comments

It started with hoarseness that refused to go away. Then swallowing became difficult. Within a month, Madonna Griffin could no longer eat. By the time she finally learned what was causing the hoarseness, she could barely breathe. It took Dr. Yadro Ducic just one look down her throat to identify the cause.

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High-Performance HD LCD Display

July 19, 2010 7:52 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony offers the LMD-2451MD full high definition (HD) 24-inch medical grade display, bringing state-of-the-art imaging to operating room (OR) carts, boom arms, workstations and walls.  Advanced 10-bit signal processing, WUXGA (1920x1200) technology and Sony’s innovative ChromaTRU color balancing technology deliver superb image quality and color consistency with smooth life-like gradations.

Why This Doctor Felt Compelled To Go To Haiti

July 16, 2010 7:26 am | by David Chong, MD | Articles | Comments

As the world watched the greatest athletes gather to compete in Vancouver, I was on a plane to Haiti. Just getting on the plane was quite a feat. After I received an urgent e-mail for volunteer doctors from the University of Miami’s Project Medishare field hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during an overnight shift at New York’s Presbyterian hospital, I began to send frantic requests for coverage for the week.

RF Tissue And Vessel Sealing Instrument

July 16, 2010 7:25 am | Aragon Surgical, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Aragon Surgical, Inc. announces the successful completion of the first 100 bariatric surgical procedures with its Lektrafuse CAIMAN System. Lektrafuse is used during a bariatric weight reduction procedure called a sleeve gastrectomy which works by permanently decreasing the size of the patient’s stomach.

Protein Isolates Products For Post-Bariatric Surgery

July 16, 2010 7:25 am | Be, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

BE, Inc. the INSPIRE and PURE whey protein isolate lines. The Inspire flavors have been designed to appeal to a variety of taste buds with flavors like Peanut Butter Cookie, Caramel Latte and Summer Melon. Inspire is a small volume drink in which a single scoop blends with 4 to 6 oz.

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Bariatric Scale With Digital Height Rod 

July 16, 2010 7:24 am | Cardinal/Detecto Scale Mfg. Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Detecto introduces the 6857DHR bariatric scale, a heavy-duty, yet lightweight scale with a balanced design and integral wheels that make it easy to move. The 6857DHR is engineered specifically for weighing obese and unsteady patients and features a 24" (610mm) square, low-profile platform with non-skid surface and sturdy handrails with padded grips.

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2010-11 Best Hospitals Announced

July 16, 2010 7:23 am | News | Comments

As it has for the last 20 years, U.S. News & World Report recently unveiled the 2010-11 Best Hospitals rankings. The rankings recognize 152 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 that were considered that show exemplary care. Fourteen of the hospitals make the “Honor Roll,” recognizing a hospital’s extraordinary care in more than one specialty.

Rare Triple-Organ Transplant Performed On Teen

July 16, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pediatric patient is one of three in the U.S. to receive heart, lungs and liver in one operation July 16, 2010 Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has performed the hospital's first triple-organ transplant on a 16-year-old Brenham resident. The patient, Taylor Sherrouse, underwent a 13-hour surgery on Tuesday, June 22 to replace her heart, lungs and liver, which had been severely damaged by cystic fibrosis.

Surgeon Jailed For Killing 3 Appeals In Australia

July 16, 2010 7:22 am | News | Comments

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — An American surgeon sentenced earlier this month to seven years in prison for killing three patients and permanently harming another is appealing his conviction, a report said Thursday. Indian-born U.S. citizen Jayant Patel, 60, was convicted of three counts of manslaughter and one of causing grievous bodily harm while he was a surgeon at a hospital in Queensland state from 2003 and 2005.

National Trauma Institute Seeks To ‘Stop The Bleeding’

July 16, 2010 7:22 am | News | Comments

The National Trauma Institute (NTI), a non-profit organization dedicated to funding trauma research in the United States, launched a powerful awareness and giving campaign in the heart of New York City today. While the images in the 15-second message may disturb some, trauma surgeon and NTI chairperson Dr.

Study: Obese Men Face Higher Death Risk

July 16, 2010 7:21 am | News | Comments

The research, presented at the International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, also indicated that obesity usually develops before the age of 20 and that most people are unlikely to develop obesity later in life. More than 5,000 military conscripts took part in the study, starting from age 20 through to age 80.

Medical Gift Law Faces Possible Repeal

July 16, 2010 7:20 am | News | Comments

Lyle Moran, Associated Press Writer Two years after passing a law that required medical companies to disclose some of their gifts to doctors and banned others, there is a push in the Legislature to strike down the law. The 2008 law banned giving away sporting event tickets, tickets to the theater and vacation trips.

Doctor's Dilemma

July 15, 2010 5:46 am | Videos | Comments

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