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Olympus Receives FDA Clearance for Narrow Band Imaging

December 16, 2014 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced on Monday FDA 510(k) clearance of Narrow Band Imaging. ...    

Popularity Of Outpatient Surgery Centers Leads To Questions About Safety

December 16, 2014 10:45 am | by Kaiser Health News | News | Comments

Wendy Salo was alarmed when she learned where her doctor had scheduled her gynecologic operation: at an outpatient surgery center. “My first thought was ‘Am I not important enough to go to a real hospital?’ ” recalled Salo, 48, a supermarket department manager who said she felt “very trepidatious” about having her ovaries removed outside a hospital. ...   

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Insurers Ease 'Obamacare' Deadline to Pay Premiums

December 16, 2014 10:06 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January. ...        

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Shapiro Making 'Amazing Progress' After Surgery

December 15, 2014 12:01 pm | by AOL.com | News | Comments

Less than a year after 12-year-old Alexis Shapiro underwent major life-saving surgery to correct a rare condition that caused her to always feel hungry and rapidly gain weight, her mother says she's finally getting her childhood back. ...     

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Potential New Tool For Cervical Cancer Diagnosis

December 15, 2014 11:46 am | News | Comments

Cervical cancer is, in many ways, a shining example of how successful the war on cancer can be. Thanks largely to the advent of Pap smear screening, U.S. cervical cancer deaths decreased dramatically, by more than 60 percent, between 1955 and 1992. ...      

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White Sand Brands Introduces New Solid-Colored Scrubs

December 15, 2014 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the introduction of Jockey® Solid Illusion™ Collection, the White Swan Brands Division of Encompass Group, LLC is introducing a whole new dimension in solid-color scrubs. The Solid Illusion Collection will offer a choice of two embossed-look styles: Animal, available now, and Teardrop, available next quarter. ...   

Two Minute Delay in Cutting Cord Leads to Better Newborn Development

December 15, 2014 10:58 am | News | Comments

A study conducted by University of Granada scientists (from the Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Departments) and from the San Cecilio Clinical Hospital (Granada) has demonstrated that delaying the cutting of the umbilical cord in newborns by two minutes leads to a better development of the baby during the first days of life. ...  

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Signaling Mechanism Could Be Target For Brain Cancer Growth

December 15, 2014 10:38 am | News | Comments

UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target. ...         

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Simple Steps Can Safeguard Ebola Transmission Through Organ Donation

December 15, 2014 10:10 am | News | Comments

While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small. In a new editorial published in the American Journal of Transplantation, experts explain how simple assessments of donors can help ensure that the organ supply is safe, while having little impact on the donor pool. ...

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Survey: Prescription Drug Abuse 'Significant Problem'

December 12, 2014 12:01 pm | News | Comments

A survey of primary care physicians found the vast majority of practicing internists, family physicians and general practitioners consider prescription drug abuse to be a significant problem in their community and most physicians agreed opioids were overused to treat pain, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. ...   

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Blue Endo Releases ClearView Total for Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

December 12, 2014 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

BLUE ENDO® is excited to announce the release of the new ClearView® TOTAL uterine manipulator and colpotomizer system for use in total laparoscopic hysterectomy. ...  

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Stroke: Promising Results in Recent Study

December 12, 2014 11:32 am | News | Comments

Neuro-rehabilitation (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) helps hemaparetic stroke patients confronted with loss of motor skills on one side of their body, to recover some of their motor functions after a cerebrovascular accident. ...        

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Halyard Health Receives FDA Clearance for Sterilization Wrap Portfolio

December 12, 2014 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Halyard Health, formerly Kimberly-Clark Health Care, announced recently that it is the first and only manufacturer to receive 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use of their sterilization wrap portfolio with all standard sterilization modalities. ...   

Surgical Robot Adopters Use Recommended Procedure For Kidney Cancer

December 12, 2014 10:39 am | News | Comments

Hospitals with robotic surgical systems are more likely to perform "nephron-sparing" partial nephrectomy--a recommended alternative to removal of the entire kidney--in patients with kidney cancer, reports a study in the December issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. ...

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Children Without Public Insurance Waited Longer For Tests

December 12, 2014 10:09 am | News | Comments

Children with public insurance waited longer after initial evaluation for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) to undergo polysomnography (PSG, the gold standard diagnostic test) and also waited longer after PSG to have surgery to treat the condition with adenotonsillectomy (AT) compared with children who were privately insured, according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. ...

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