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Healthcare Happenings: Plague, Libido Pill and More

August 21, 2015 9:26 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Blogs | Comments

There’s a lot happening in healthcare, so here is a broad overview of some of the big headlines you might have missed.

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Former President Carter: Cancer has Spread to Brain

August 20, 2015 2:33 pm | by Kathleen Foody, Associated Press | News | Comments

He announced the cancer had spread to his brain today. 

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The Complexities of Designing Surgical Robots

August 20, 2015 1:15 pm | by Kenneth A. Fine, president/co-founder of Proven Process Medical Devices | Articles | Comments

Robotic technology has an exciting future in the OR, enabling major improvements in patient care, safety, and even long-term cost efficiencies. 

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Groups Respond to Proposed Changes to Medicare

August 20, 2015 1:11 pm | by the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association and the Amputee Coalition | Blogs | Comments

Organizations think it would be a significant setback for two million American amputees. 

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Seizures Common, But Often Not Apparent, After Surgery

August 20, 2015 1:03 pm | News | Comments

Researchers studied newborns after they had heart surgery. 

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Brushes Offer New Instrument Cleaning Option

August 20, 2015 10:00 am | by Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

These brushes are part of Healthmark Industries' instrument care line. 

We've Come a Long Way in Artificial Heart Development

August 20, 2015 9:55 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

There are still developments being made on the artificial heart, but here's where they started. 

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Poll Results: Government Should Control Prescription Costs

August 20, 2015 9:50 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

Most Americans said they were in favor of government control. 

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Scientists Find How Obesity Gene Works

August 20, 2015 9:47 am | by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press | News | Comments

This find could change how obesity is treated.

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New Superbug Outbreak Linked to Tainted Scopes

August 20, 2015 9:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

This is the second issue surrounding infections linked to scopes this week. 

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New Valve is Deployed with a Catheter

August 19, 2015 1:48 pm | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

No open surgery is required to implant this new valve. 

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Disposable Isolation Gowns in 'Cheery' Color for Kids

August 19, 2015 10:14 am | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Encompass Group, LLC's SafeCare Pediatric Disposable Isolation Gowns provide personal protective apparel (PPE) in pediatric sizes.

Complete Resection Increases Survival Rates

August 19, 2015 10:10 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

This study found it helped most children, and especially girls. 

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Accuracy Boosted in Assessing Breast Cancer Risk

August 19, 2015 10:06 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

Women can take this information to their doctors and create a risk reduction plan. 

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Study Reflects Impact of ObamaCare on Facilities

August 19, 2015 10:03 am | by George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health | News | Comments

"The recent uptick in newly-insured patients shows health centers are just as important for those gaining coverage," an author said.

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