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$27.8 Billion in Returns From Joint Efforts to Combat Health Care Fraud

March 20, 2015 11:46 am | by HHS Press Office | News | Comments

Administration recovers $7.70 for every dollar spent to fight health care-related fraud and abuse; third-highest on record.

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Live Donor Liver Transplantation Found Safe and Effective

March 20, 2015 11:37 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

New research indicates that emergency evaluations of living liver donors can be conducted safely to allow acute liver failure patients to undergo transplantation before their condition worsens.

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TXA in Total Joint Replacement Lowers Blood Transfusion Use

March 20, 2015 11:28 am | by Lifespan | News | Comments

A cost-benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients revealed a 12 percent transfusion rate reduction - from 17.5 percent to 5.5 percent - with no significant difference in complication rates.

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Breast Implants Could Become Safer Thanks to Cell-Friendly Surface

March 20, 2015 11:25 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body.

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Aging Population Requires More Neurosurgeons

March 20, 2015 10:57 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) will be the most common adult brain condition requiring neurosurgical intervention in the U.S., and hospitals and neurosurgeons may be under-manned to handle the projected onslaught of patients.

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24" HD LED Medical Display

March 19, 2015 12:27 pm | by FSN Medical Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

FSN Medical Technologies unveils their FS-L2402D, the company's latest 24” LED medical grade display monitor.

Takeaways From AORN

March 19, 2015 12:19 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

I’m excited to share some of what I thought were the most interesting products, concepts and conversations from my attendance of the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference & Expo, which recently took place in Denver.

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Finding Support For Surgery On Facebook

March 19, 2015 12:04 pm | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

In a recent study published by the journal Social Science & Medicine, Dartmouth researchers examined nearly 9,000 Facebook conversations to better understand how people seek and receive support on social networking sites.

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2 More Aid Workers Flown Back To U.S. For Ebola Monitoring

March 19, 2015 11:59 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola.

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Boehner, Pelosi See Victories In Fixing Medicare Docs' Fees

March 19, 2015 11:56 am | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | News | Comments

An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue off the deck.

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Poll: Many Unaware Health Subsidies Could Be Ruled Out

March 19, 2015 11:47 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new poll finds that when Americans hear about the potential fallout of the health care Supreme Court case, they would look to Congress or the states to fix it.

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GERD and Bariatric Surgery

March 18, 2015 11:57 am | Articles | Comments

For some patients bariatric surgery can resolve GERD symptoms. But for others, GERD continues even after a successful amount of weight is lost following surgery.

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GelPro Comfort Cushion Insoles

March 18, 2015 11:53 am | by Let's Gel, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Anti-fatigue insole inserts into medical shoe covers.

Source of Anesthetic Action Found

March 18, 2015 11:50 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Anesthetics have been used for more than 150 years, but the mechanisms by which inhaled anesthesia actually work are poorly understood. Researchers have now discovered that anesthetics bind to and interfere with certain proteins in excitatory neurons, which are necessary for these neurons to transmit signals involved with pain.

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Too Many Tests May Cause Anemia

March 18, 2015 11:46 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion.

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