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Cool Aids Cooling System

July 14, 2014 2:55 pm | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hospital staff are the reason for Healthmark Industries' new Cool Aids. Cool Aids are designed to manage one's body temperature from the head, neck, chest and core body.

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New Flying Eyes Glasses By Summer Hawk Optics, Inc.

July 14, 2014 10:41 am | by Summer Hawk Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Summer Hawk Optics, Inc had surgeons in mind when creating their new version of their Flying Eyes glasses.

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Surgery In Space: I Foresee Problems

July 14, 2014 10:27 am | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

According to NASA, a miniature robot capable of assisting in surgery has been developed, tested in pigs and is soon to be trialed in a weightless environment. The robot, which weighs less than 1 pound, can be inserted into the abdomen via the umbilicus and controlled remotely...

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Clorox Healthcare’s Terminal Cleaning Tool Kit

July 14, 2014 10:19 am | by Clorox Healthcare | Clorox Professional Products Company | Product Releases | Comments

Due to confusion about when to perform terminal cleaning and why it is necessary, Clorox Healthcare has developed a Terminal Cleaning Tool Kit.

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Microchip Helps Man Move Paralyzed Hand

July 14, 2014 10:07 am | by Ohio State Medical Center | Videos | Comments

In a small, crowded laboratory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 23-year old Ian Burkhart looked closely at his hand, squinted with concentration and made a fist as doctors, neuroscientists and engineers from Battelle, and Ian's family gasped...    

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3D Printed Anatomy To Mark A New Era For Medical Training

July 14, 2014 9:40 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionize medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical...              

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Some Require Tommy John Surgery Before Major Leagues

July 14, 2014 9:32 am | by Ronald Blum, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Sitting in the Minnesota Twins locker room Sunday surrounded by many of the most promising minor leaguers, Christian Binford remembered back five years ago, when he was a 10th grader pitching for the Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania...

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FDA Weighs Cancer Risk Of Fibroid Removal Devices

July 14, 2014 9:26 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body...                

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Electromedical Products International Inc. Reclassifies CES Devices

July 14, 2014 9:24 am | by Electromedical Products International, Inc | News | Comments

Electromedical Products International, Inc. has reclassified cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) devices from a class III to a class II...                                  

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Video: Lemonade Stand Raises $24K For Friend's Surgery

July 11, 2014 12:59 pm | Videos | Comments

A Canadian boy's lemonade stand and social media campaign has raised $24,000 for a friend's surgery related to cerebral palsey in the U.S.                              

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2014 ESP Award Submission: Reinforced Reload With Tri-Staple Technology

July 11, 2014 12:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple Technology from Covidien is positioned as the only endo stapler currently in the market with a preloaded buttress material that can save time and reduce waste in the OR.                                                                                                                                        

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Vasectomy May Increase Risk Of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

July 11, 2014 10:59 am | News | Comments

Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The researchers found that the association remained even among men who received regular PSA screening, suggesting the increased risk of lethal cancer cannot be explained by diagnostic bias.

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ACL Reconstructions May Last Longer With Autografts

July 11, 2014 10:35 am | News | Comments

"... those patients who had an allograft, failed at a rate more than three times higher than those reconstructed with an autograft. This study was also of only one type of allograft (Tibialis Posterior). Therefore, we can make a strong statement about that type and not necessarily extrapolate to other types of allografts, most notably those with bone, i.e. BTB or Achilles."

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Heart Surgeon Arrested On Bribery Charges

July 11, 2014 10:24 am | News | Comments

According to the complaint, the Greek surgeon demanded $2,000 to perform bypass surgery, allegedly threatening to release the patient if the money was not paid. Police said a relative met with the doctor and handed him marked bills, after which plain-clothes police officers arrested the doctor.

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VA Names Interim Medical Inspector

July 11, 2014 10:19 am | by Matthew Daly, AP | News | Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed a top health administrator to serve as interim director of its Office of Medical Inspector. The inspector's office came under scrutiny last month after an independent investigator issued a scathing report, saying the office downplayed whistleblower complaints outlining serious problems.

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