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Leep Hand-Held Surgical Instruments With Smoke Evacuation Tube

June 11, 2015 12:29 pm | by MSI Precision Specialty Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

This instrument doubles as a smoke evacuation tool.


June 11, 2015 10:00 am | by Genicon | Genicon | Product Releases | Comments

The GENICON Single-Use Specimen Retrieval Bag is a retrieval system designed to temporarily contain specimen and facilitate its removal from the patient during laparoscopic surgery. 

Affordable Care Could Mean Using Cheaper Labor

June 11, 2015 9:18 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

Community health workers are trained community members who would help provide better care at a reduced cost to the facility. 


Post-Op Complications Plague Obese Patients

June 11, 2015 9:11 am | by University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry | News | Comments

Researchers found several weight-related factors that contributed to post-op complications for obese patients, including death.


Health Head: Congress' Problem if Court Voids Health Law

June 11, 2015 9:04 am | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | News | Comments

If the Supreme Court voids the healthcare law's federal subsidies, Obama's health secretary said Congress would have to find a solution. 


Money Saved with Infection-Finding System

June 11, 2015 8:49 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

Instead of waiting days for blood test results, the new system lets staff know in hours what kind of infection their patients have. 


Quality vs. Quantity Focus Benefits Trauma Patients

June 10, 2015 12:34 pm | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Trauma patients have better outcomes, not surprisingly, when care givers focus on quality of care instead of quantity of patients. 


Helpful Medical Devices Harmful to Privacy

June 10, 2015 10:47 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

The useful tools that help patients may also put a target on their backs for hackers. 


Joint Surgery is Risk for More RA Patients Than Anticipated

June 10, 2015 10:38 am | by European League Against Rheumatism | News | Comments

RA patients with moderate and high disease activity have about the same risk of needing surgery to compensate for joint failure. 


Combining Surgery, Therapy May Benefit Patients

June 10, 2015 10:31 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

While they aren't normally considered for surgery, a combination approach, including therapy, could be the way to go for some patients. 


Insurers Push Telemedicine to Patients

June 10, 2015 10:27 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Walgreens and some insurers are pushing patients to use virtual doctor visits.


Obama: Health Law is 'Reality', Despite Critics

June 10, 2015 10:24 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

On Tuesday, Obama continued to defend the healthcare law, saying critics "stubbornly ignore reality."


Competency Tests Debated as More MDs Age

June 10, 2015 10:19 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to retire.


Transplanted Tissue Yields Positive Results

June 10, 2015 10:11 am | by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology | News | Comments

This was the first time ovarian tissue was removed for a prepubescent patient, frozen, transplanted into the patient when she was an adult and allowed her to have a child.


Less Infection, Better Outcomes with Intentional Practices

June 10, 2015 10:06 am | by John Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

A study found when teams are accountable to each other, follow evidence-based practices and engage patients, outcomes are consistently better.



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