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Prosecutors alleged that those individuals conspired to refer certain patients to Forest Park Medical Center and, in return, paid or received some $40 million in bribes and kickbacks.
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12.6.2016
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The overwhelming 85-13 vote put the measure on track for final legislative approval by the Senate as early as Tuesday.
by Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
12.6.2016
10:02am
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Medicine diffusion capsule could locally treat multiple ailments and diseases over several weeks.
by University of Texas at San Antonio
12.6.2016
9:51am
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The study published in the journal Health Affairs found problems even with apps considered to be among the highest-quality offerings on the market.
by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer
12.6.2016
9:48am
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New research suggests ASCs can be convenient and potentially offer some cost savings to both insurers and patients.
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
12.6.2016
8:14am
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A sprawling health bill expected to pass the Senate and become law before the end of the year is a grab bag for industries that spent plenty of money lobbying to make sure it happened that way.
by Sydney Lupkin and Steven Findlay, Kaiser Health News
12.5.2016
9:43am
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Frailty predicts postoperative mortality and illness more than age alone, thus presenting opportunities to identify the highest-risk surgical patients and provide tailored clinical care to improve their outcomes.
by The JAMA Network of Journals
12.5.2016
9:41am
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The justices agreed Friday to take up cases involving three nonprofit hospital systems being sued for underfunding their employee pension plans.
by Sam Hananel. Associated Press
12.5.2016
9:35am
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With an external body the size of a beverage can and instruments only 1.8 millimeters in diameter, Axsis provides a glimpse into the future of surgical robotics.
by Cambridge Consultants
12.5.2016
9:05am
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Billions of dollars have already been spent by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation testing a variety of ideas.
by Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
12.2.2016
10:06am
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One Tray, which was honored in the Surgical Products 2014 ESP Awards, is a sealed sterilization container that promises a better methodology for processing surgical instruments and supplies.
12.2.2016
9:56am
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The device could help prevent follow-up surgery, currently needed for 15-20 percent of breast cancer surgery patients where all the cancer is not removed.
by University of Adelaide
12.2.2016
9:35am
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William B. Inabnet III, MD, and his team specialize in a group of operations known as hidden-scar endoscopic thyroid surgery.
by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine
12.2.2016
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12.2.2016
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Looking to the history of hernioplasty, Michael Kavic, MD, says the time has come to figure out a new way forward.
12.1.2016
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Seema Verma's consulting firm, SVC, Inc., worked closely with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to design Indiana’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
by Jake Harper, Side Effects Public Media
12.1.2016
9:36am
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Spacing operations so a surgeon has two patients in operating rooms at the same time is a common practice in surgery at leading medical institutions.
by Mayo Clinic
12.1.2016
9:33am
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New research shows that preserving donor lungs with the help of ex vivo lung perfusion for up to 20 hours is safe and will enable more transplants to be performed with greater flexibility in their timing.
by University Health Network
12.1.2016
8:48am
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A Wyss Institute team has engineered a method for directly bonding biocompatible chitosan materials to living tissues, which could be used to quickly patch life-threatening wounds.
by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
12.1.2016
8:07am
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Dr. Denton Cooley was the first surgeon to perform an artificial heart implant, a landmark achievement that also triggered a uniquely intense and public dispute with another surgeon that lasted for decades.
11.30.2016
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The bill provide funds for combating opioid addiction and speeds FDA clearance of drugs and medical devices.
by Alan Fram, Associated Press
11.30.2016
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11.30.2016
9:47am
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In the new study, the researchers used an "e-scaffold," a sort of electronic band-aid made out of conductive carbon fabric, along with an antibiotic to specifically tackle "persister" cells.
by Washington State University
11.30.2016
9:14am
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The concern about e-cigarette use stems from the increased risk of complications after plastic surgery in cigarette smokers.
by Wolters Kluwer Health
11.30.2016
8:03am
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The Norton Healthcare system figured out they were losing money due to unused disposable items in the OR, so they made a major change.
11.29.2016
10:18am
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Federal regulators acknowledge they were aware of infections tied to a heart-surgery device by the summer of 2014, but they waited 14 months before issuing a public alert about the risks.
by Chad Terhune and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News
11.29.2016
10:00am
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Toshiba Medical has recently introduced new and renamed legacy systems, so customers can easily identify the technology that matches their clinical and patient situation.
11.29.2016
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If confirmed by the Senate, Price would play a central role in Republican efforts to repeal and replace the current health care law.
by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent
11.29.2016
9:09am
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11.29.2016
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Using 3D-printing technologies, University of Rochester physicians have created artificial organs that respond like their real-life counterparts.
by University of Rochester Medical Center
11.28.2016
10:01am
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The MPX-95 with DPM Kit was developed for use in medical environments for permanently marking scalpels, forceps, and other medical instruments.
by Roland DGA Corporation
11.28.2016
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Study is first to assess palliative care for patients receiving a curative treatment, impact on family caregivers.
by Massachusetts General Hospital
11.28.2016
9:32am
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Advance care planning is designed to ensure receipt of the preferred medical care when the patient is unable to make decisions and is encouraged for all adults.
by Indiana University
11.28.2016
9:15am
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While the muscle disorder remains exceedingly rare, the increased susceptibility of surgical patients with cancer or autoimmune disorders indicates the need for further study.
by American Academy of Neurology
11.28.2016
8:08am
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An interview with Dr. Samuel Tisherman, the Director of the Center for Critical Care and Trauma Education and a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
11.23.2016
10:22am
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Over five years, the complex legislation would include $550 million in additional funding for the FDA, as well as $1.75 billion annually in added spending for the National Institutes of Health.
by Steven Findlay, Kaiser Health News
11.23.2016
10:15am
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Patients who had a POSH visit were 28 percent less likely to experience hospital readmission, compared to those completing any other type of outpatient visit.
by Kaiser Permanente
11.23.2016
9:57am
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The Claria device includes the Medtronic-exclusive EffectivCRT Diagnostic, which automatically determines the effectiveness of each left ventricular pace.
11.23.2016
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"I hope the rest of his skin stays intact throughout this movie, which is doubtful."
by Distractify
11.23.2016
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Over the past eight years, Cardinal Health have distributed over $8 million to nearly 300 healthcare facilities and organizations.
11.22.2016
10:32am
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