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Bullet-Shattered Window Hurts NYC Hospital Patient Following Shooting

June 23, 2014 10:59 am | by Bullet-Shattered Window Hurts NYC Hospital Patient | News | Comments

Authorities say a patient has been treated for minor facial cuts after a bullet partially shattered a New York City hospital window. Police went to the Hospital for Special Surgery on Manhattan's Upper East Side around 5:45 a.m. Friday following reports of a shooting...

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New Med Series On ABC Based On Behind-The-Scenes Research

June 23, 2014 10:55 am | by David Bauder, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Two of the nurses who treated ABC News producer Terence Wrong when he was hospitalized for a minor ailment recently told him they traced their interest in medicine directly to his work. That's a profound point of pride, as well as extra assurance of attentive care. Wrong has established a niche as the maker of rigorous nonfiction television series that go behind the scenes at institutions, more often than not hospitals...

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The First Demonstration Of A Self-Powered Cardiac Pacemaker

June 23, 2014 10:51 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

As the number of pacemakers implanted each year reaches into the millions worldwide, improving the lifespan of pacemaker batteries has been of great concern for developers and manufacturers. Currently, pacemaker batteries last seven years on average, requiring frequent replacements, which may pose patients to a potential risk involved in medical procedures...

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BPA Stimulates Growth Of Breast Cancer Cells, Diminishes Effect Of Treatment

June 23, 2014 10:15 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly used in plastics, appears to increase the proliferation of breast cancer cells, according to Duke Medicine researchers presenting at an annual meeting of endocrine scientists...          

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Audit Seeks Investigation Of Inmate Sterilizations

June 23, 2014 10:03 am | by Don Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's medical board and Department of Public Health have been asked to investigate 17 doctors and eight hospitals involved in the illegal sterilizations of female prison inmates, based on a critical state audit released Thursday...    

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Long-Term Care Must Be Improved To Aid Rising Numbers With Dementia

June 23, 2014 9:55 am | by RAND Corporation | News | Comments

As millions of Americans struggle to help loved ones with dementia, policymakers should consider more ways to improve long-term services and supports for the soaring numbers of people with the debilitating condition and their caregivers, a new RAND Corporation study says -- and it offers possible ways to do so...

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World Laparoscopy Hospital Announces Forthcoming Laparoscopic Surgery Training Programs

June 23, 2014 9:35 am | by World Laparoscopy Hospital | News | Comments

World Laparoscopy Hospital (WLH) is a premier institution, offering university recognized courses in the fields of laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. This unique interactive course will provide surgeons and gynecologist the essential practical experience of laparoscopic surgery...

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Children's Research Institute Finds Key To Identifying, Enriching Mesenchymal Stem Cells

June 23, 2014 9:30 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

The Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has identified a biomarker that enables researchers to accurately characterize the properties and function of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the body...        

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False Negative Results Found In Prognostic Testing For Breast Cancer

June 19, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | News | Comments

A recent study evaluating HER2 testing in a large cohort of women with breast cancer found important limitations in the conventional way HER2 testing is performed in the US and internationally. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center physicians and researchers retested tumor samples from a large group of women and found that 22 out of 530 women had their tumor type incorrectly classified...

Q&A: Point Of Infection

June 19, 2014 2:16 pm | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Surgical Products recently spoke with Linda Homan, RN, BSN, CIC, Senior Manager, Clinical and Professional Service, Ecolab Healthcare, to talk about the medical community's efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections...      

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Position Perfect System

June 19, 2014 1:38 pm | by EHOB, Inc. | Ehob, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Not only complying with facility turning protocols, the Position Perfect System is designed as a unique turning, transferring, and positioning system that protects patients from added pressure and shearing forces. 

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African American Women With Breast Cancer Less Likely To Have Newer, Recommended Surgical Procedure

June 19, 2014 1:38 pm | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | News | Comments

African American women with early stage, invasive breast cancer were 12 percent less likely than Caucasian women with the same diagnosis to receive a minimally-invasive technique, axillary sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, even as the procedure had become the standard of surgical practice, according to research...

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Long-Term Follow-Up After Bariatric Surgery Shows Greater Rate Of Diabetes Remission

June 19, 2014 1:32 pm | by University of Gothenburg | News | Comments

In a study that included long-term follow-up of obese patients with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery was associated with more frequent diabetes remission and fewer complications than patients who received usual care, according to a study in the June 11 issue of JAMA, a diabetes theme issue...

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Hospital Ordered To Pay MRI Company $52M In Lawsuit

June 19, 2014 1:25 pm | by Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Idaho Supreme Court upheld a lower court's decision Tuesday ordering a Boise hospital to pay more than $52 million for violating a contract it had with an MRI company. The decision is the latest development in St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center's lawsuit, involving one of the largest awards to come out of Idaho district courts. The hospital had appealed the multimillion-dollar verdict returned in 2011...

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VA Chief: More Vets Wait 30 Days For Appointment

June 19, 2014 1:15 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

About 10 percent of veterans seeking medical care at VA hospitals and clinics have to wait at least 30 days for an appointment — more than twice the percentage of veterans the government said last week were forced to endure long waits, the acting veterans affairs secretary said Wednesday...

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