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3M Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings

February 25, 2014 10:16 am | by 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division | 3M Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division today announced enhancements to its 3M Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings aimed at improving securement, wear time, and proper application. In clinical evaluations of the upgrades, more than nine in 10 clinicians reported overall added value as the result of the enhancements.

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We Are Training Physicians With An Eye Towards The Past

February 25, 2014 10:08 am | by Jon Coleman | Blogs | Comments

How do you ask a person to be the last person to go through an education system that is failing them?  Yet we’re doing just that. Every day tens of thousands of medical student wake up to an education, and an education system, that is failing them...

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Study: Costs Vary Widely For Care Of Children With Congenital Heart Defects Across U.S. Hospitals

February 25, 2014 5:55 am | News | Comments

Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. Congenital heart defects are known to be the most common birth defects, impacting nearly 1 in every 100 births...

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U.S. Governors: 'Obamacare' Here To Stay

February 25, 2014 5:46 am | by Ken Thomas and Steve Peoples, Associated Press | News | Comments

The explosive politics of healthcare have divided the nation, but America's governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay...               

Centralizing Organ Removal May Benefit Transplants

February 25, 2014 5:34 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A study out Tuesday reports on liver transplants from the nation's first free-standing organ retrieval center. Nearly all organ donors now are transported to Mid-America Transplant Services in St. Louis from a region including parts of Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas...

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Ovary Removal Cuts Cancer Risk In Women As Young As 35

February 25, 2014 5:23 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35...        

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Intralign And Hospital For Special Surgery Collaborate On Advanced Training Program For Surgical First Assistants

February 24, 2014 5:22 pm | News | Comments

Intralign, a specialty healthcare services provider, announced it will partner with one of the world’s most respected orthopedic care providers, Hospital for Special Surgery, to develop a first-of-its-kind training curriculum for Surgical First Assistants – a clinical specialty comprised of surgeons, medical doctors, physician’s assistants, and registered nurse first assists, that is in high demand to help provide better patient care...

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Plastic Sterilization Trays

February 24, 2014 11:15 am | by Key Surgical | Key Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Key Surgical Plastic Sterilization Trays are designed to protect delicate instruments during washing, sterilization, and storage. Constructed of durable, heat resistant plastic to ensure strength and chemical resistance, these trays are lightweight and incredibly easy to use. Enhanced features include a perforated, slotted lid and base to facilitate the circulation of steam and assist with drying. Raised nodes in the base allow for easy removal of silicone mat.

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Children's Mercy Physician Leads Effort To Update AAP Policy

February 24, 2014 11:06 am | News | Comments

With less than half of medications including specific labeling for children, Kathleen Neville, MD, MS, a physician at Children's Mercy Hospital, recently led an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committee in updating the policy with new recommendations guiding the off-label use of drugs in pediatric patients. The policy statement, "Off-Label Use of Drugs in Children," was published recently. 

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3D Technology And The Modern OR (Part 1)

February 24, 2014 9:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In the inaugural edition of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll take a look at how the technology that supports OR visualization has evolved in the last several years and how the latest 3D products on the market has been received by the healthcare industry.

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Study: Computerized Checklist Reduces Type Of Hospital Infection

February 24, 2014 7:05 am | News | Comments

A computerized safety checklist that automatically pulls information from patients' electronic medical records was associated with a threefold drop in rates of one serious type of hospital-acquired infection, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford...

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President: Medicare Cuts Proposed For Next Year

February 24, 2014 6:05 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight...

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Teacher Gives Student Second Chance With Kidney

February 24, 2014 5:56 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A Colorado gym teacher gave the life-saving gift of a kidney to one of her students. As KCNC-TV's Kathy Walsh explains, the two individuals are now bonded for life...                            

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Evidenced-Based Guidelines Today, Malpractice Tomorrow

February 24, 2014 5:39 am | by Karen S. Sibert, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

We hold these truths to be self-evident: A hospital administrator with a clipboard is in search of a physician who isn’t following “evidence-based guidelines. Furthermore, there are fads in medicine just as there are in fashion — today’s ”evidence-based guidelines” may be tomorrow’s malpractice...

Former Hospital Owner Bribed Senator As Part Of $500M Fraud Scheme

February 24, 2014 5:26 am | by Linda Deutsch, AP Special Correspondent | News | Comments

The former owner of a tiny orthopedic hospital with an unusually heavy roster of spinal surgery patients was charged Friday with health care fraud in a $500 million scheme to defraud workers' compensation insurance providers with the help of a California state senator...

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