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Doctors Must Discuss The Cost Of Care With Their Patients

July 16, 2014 11:36 am | by Peter Ubel, MD | Blogs | Comments

Dr. Peter Ubel has been writing a bit lately on the need for healthcare providers to talk with their patients about healthcare costs, if for no other reason than to enable patients to determine whether they can afford to pay for the healthcare that their doctors are recommending them to receive...

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Healthcare Reform Champions Kit

July 16, 2014 11:17 am | by PDI | Pdi-Professional Disposables International | Product Releases | Comments

PDI recently released its new Healthcare Reform Champions Kit. This kit is a digital educational tool designed to explain key components of the recent Healthcare Reform legislation.

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New Hope For Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease

July 16, 2014 11:00 am | by Douglas Mental Health University Institute | News | Comments

A new discovery by Judes Poirier and his team at Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University in Montreal (Canada) opens new avenues for treatment against this devastating disease...               

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Teen Part Of Revolutionary New Brain Surgery

July 16, 2014 10:36 am | by WPBF ABC News | Videos | Comments

There's a revolutionary new procedure and approach to brain surgery that only one hundred doctors in the United States have been trained to perform...                             

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Protein's 'Hands' Enable Bacteria To Establish Infection

July 16, 2014 10:02 am | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

When it comes to infecting humans and animals, bacteria need a helping hand. Kansas State University biochemists have found the helping hand: groups of tiny protein loops on the surface of cells...              

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Four Lessons For Effective, Efficient Research In Healthcare Settings

July 16, 2014 9:58 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

Thousands of studies take place every year in healthcare settings. A report published recently in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine describes how to do many of these studies more rapidly...              

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Nanoparticle Could Improve MRI Scanning For Cancer Diagnosis

July 16, 2014 9:52 am | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle, which boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning for diagnostics by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in cancerous cells...      

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Live Kidney Donors Face 'Pointless' Insurance Troubles

July 16, 2014 9:20 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Healthy living kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking or changing health or life insurance, according to results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers...                   

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New Statement On PEG Feeding Tubes In Children

July 16, 2014 9:17 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube has become an essential technique for children and young people with a wide range of problems with feeding and nutrition...                    

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History Of Stroke Increase Risks Of Adverse Outcomes After Surgery

July 16, 2014 9:10 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

In an analysis that included more than 480,000 patients who underwent elective noncardiac surgery, a history of stroke was associated with an increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and death...            

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Multidisciplinary Approach To Engineered Tissue Commercialization

July 15, 2014 11:41 am | by Mikhaila Friske, Editorial Intern, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

Industrial engineers at North Carolina State Industrial and Systems Engineering (NC State ISE) are collaborating with biologists and medical doctors for an uncommon approach to regenerative medical research...           

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Researchers Identify Disease That May Have Plagued 700-Year-Old Skeleton

July 15, 2014 10:14 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

European researchers have recovered a genome of the bacterium Brucella melitensis from a 700-year-old skeleton found in the ruins of a Medieval Italian village...                         

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States Told To Find Way To Clear Medicaid Backlog

July 15, 2014 10:09 am | by Judy Lin, Associated Press | News | Comments

A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage...                     

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Doctors Attach Ear To Girl Mauled By Raccoon

July 15, 2014 9:54 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

When Charlotte Ponce was a baby, a raccoon crawled into her crib. The raccoon left her with a mauled face, which, over the years, doctors have been repairing...                               

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A Critical Question For Doctors: What Is Health?

July 15, 2014 9:38 am | by Dr. Jocelyn Lowinger | Blogs | Comments

Recently I went to a physician and left pondering the question: “What is health anyway?” This is an interesting question, especially one for a doctor to ask...                         

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