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PlumePort® ActiV

February 25, 2015 12:08 pm | by Buffalo Filter | Product Releases | Comments

PlumePort™ ActiV™ is designed for removal of surgical plume during laparoscopic procedures.

Lawmaker Asks if Swallowed Camera Can be Used for Female Exam

February 24, 2015 12:39 pm | by Kimberlee Kruesi, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

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An Alarming Problem with Medical Technology

February 24, 2015 12:13 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief - Medical Design Technology (@SeanFenske) | Articles | Comments

With regard to alarm fatigue, middleware helps to ensure the most important alerts get the necessary attention. However, it is a solution that needs to be implemented across an entire hospital landscape to be successful.

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Embedded Technology: The Vital Organ of Wireless and Connected Health

February 24, 2015 11:59 am | by Chris Ault, Senior Product Manager, QNX Software Systems | Articles | Comments

Before we get too excited and blindly reliant on the exponential growth of medical apps on our smartphone devices we need to ask; can we rely on the same smartphone device that allows us to play Angry Birds to be trusted with our health and well-being?

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Sony Electronics 27-Inch Full HD LCD Medical Monitor

February 24, 2015 11:30 am | by Sony Professional Solutions of America | Product Releases | Comments

Sony Electronics’ new 27-inch surgical monitor has high resolution, an extra slim design, and the medical industry’s brightest panel.

California Congressman Wants Hearing on Superbug Outbreak

February 24, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawmaker said Monday.

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Survey: Uninsured Rate Hit New Low in 2014

February 24, 2015 11:02 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.

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Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated at Texas Children's Hospital

February 23, 2015 1:36 pm | by Texas Children's Hospital | News | Comments

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata, conjoined twin girls born at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in April 2014, underwent a successful separation surgery on Feb. 17 at Texas Children's Hospital.

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3D Printed Guides can Help Restore Function in Damaged Nerves

February 23, 2015 1:30 pm | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

The device, called a nerve guidance conduit (NGC), is a framework of tiny tubes that guide the damaged nerve ends towards each other so that they can repair naturally.

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Physicians Performing Breast Exams May Miss Deep Masses

February 23, 2015 1:21 pm | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

Many physicians who tested their breast-examination skills on a new type of pressure-sensing breast model failed to detect masses deep in the breast because they were not pressing hard enough, a study has found.

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Study Finds Same Mortality Rates for Experienced and New Surgeons

February 23, 2015 1:13 pm | by American Statistical Association | News | Comments

Additional study needed to affirm consistency of findings to latest surgeon training practices, other factors, say researchers.

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Governors: No Clear Plan If Healthcare Subsidies Fall

February 23, 2015 1:03 pm | by Steve Peoples, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.

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ArmGuard™ Patient Arm Protector

February 23, 2015 12:21 pm | by D. A. Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

ArmGuard aims to safely eliminate arm tucking in meshing with AORN guidelines.

Is 'Health in All Policies' Concept Working for Governments?

February 20, 2015 12:19 pm | by St. Michael's Hospital | News | Comments

Health in All Policies, or HiAP, has gained traction in some governments but little research has gone into measuring its effectiveness.

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800,000 HealthCare.gov Customers Given Wrong Tax Info

February 20, 2015 12:06 pm | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and officials are asking those affected to delay filing their 2014 returns.

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