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What Are The Prospects For Graduates Of Offshore Medical Schools?

April 12, 2014 11:16 pm | by Skeptical Scalpel | Blogs | Comments

A year ago in a post about law school applications decreasing, I speculated about whether a similar phenomenon would occur with medical schools. In that post, I commented on the impending problem of too many medical school graduates and not enough residency training positions...

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Why So Many Americans Believe In Healthcare Conspiracy Theories

April 12, 2014 11:03 pm | by Deceased, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

That old phrase, “Just because you’re paranoid does not mean that you’re crazy,” came to mind. I don’t think any amount of medical education would convince these people otherwise. Simply because the fundamental flaw in their thinking is based on trust not on logic. And it does not take a genius to realize that there are all kinds of reasons not to trust medical care these days...

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President Obama Nominates New Health And Human Services Secretary

April 12, 2014 10:51 pm | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the healthcare industry...

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Full Recovery Expected For Man Who Got Chainsaw Stuck In His Neck

April 11, 2014 11:19 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A Pennsylvania man is expected to make a full recovery after a chainsaw got stuck in his neck. KDKA's Lynn Hayes Freeland reports on the man's injuries, treatment, and current condition...            

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Top-Paid Medicare Doctors Defend Their High Incomes

April 11, 2014 11:07 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as the medical world confronted a new era of scrutiny...

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Disinfection Technology For Mobile Devices

April 11, 2014 10:58 am | by Daylight Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Daylight Medical is pleased to announce its rollout of SKY 6Xi, a disinfection technology for mobile devices. SKY 6Xi uses high intensity (254 nanometer wavelength) ultraviolet light in the “C” spectrum (UVC) at close proximity to thoroughly disinfect a mobile device.

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3D Printing Cancer Cells To Mimic Tumors? 3D Printing Cancer Cells To Mimic Tumors

April 11, 2014 10:40 am | News | Comments

A group of researchers in China and the U.S. have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumor using a 3D printer. The model, which consists of a scaffold of fibrous proteins coated in cervical cancer cells, has provided a realistic 3D representation of a tumor's environment and could help in the discovery of new drugs and cast new light on how tumors develop, grow, and spread throughout the body...

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For Sick, Elderly Patients, Surgical Decision Making 'Takes A Village'

April 11, 2014 10:33 am | News | Comments

Surgical decision making for sick, elderly patients should be orchestrated by a multidisciplinary team, including the patient, his or her family, the surgeon, primary care physician, nurses, and non-clinicians, such as social workers, advocates Laurent G. Glance, M.D., in a perspective piece published today in the New England Journal of Medicine...

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Feds Investigate Chopper Crash On New Mexico Hospital Roof

April 11, 2014 10:22 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal investigators spent Thursday scouring the rooftop of New Mexico's only top-level trauma center in search of clues as they tried to determine what caused a medical helicopter to crash while taking off from the roof. Neither the pilot nor the two crew members on board were seriously hurt in Wednesday's crash, but the damaged helicopter remained on its side Thursday atop University of New Mexico Hospital...

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Doctors Thrilled With Progress Growing Body Parts In Lab

April 11, 2014 10:10 am | by Malcom Ritter and Maria Cheng, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels, and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy, which is aimed at avoiding rejection of transplanted organs...

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Toddler Home Recovering After Five-Organ Transplant

April 10, 2014 10:47 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A Florida family is celebrating its first month home after a groundbreaking five-organ transplant surgery saved their 3-year-old boy's life. Mark Rivera of CBS News reports...              

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XLT-125 LED Surgical Headlight

April 10, 2014 10:29 am | by Enova Illumination | Product Releases | Comments

The XLT-125 LED Surgical Headlight from Enova Illumination provides superior co-axial articulation with/without loupes and has an adjustable aperture to create a spot size ranging from 2” to 6” in diameter. The light itself is 125,000+ lux of pure white homogenous light for true tissue rendition and deep cavity illumination and comes with attachable lenses/filters to customize color temperature and polarization.

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Medicare Database Reveals Top-Paid Doctors

April 10, 2014 10:18 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million. Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a move to open the books on healthcare financing...

Breakthrough Technology Can Repair Severe Tissue Damage

April 10, 2014 10:10 am | News | Comments

A breakthrough could speed recovery and limit disfigurement for patients who have suffered large soft tissue trauma – as occurs with serious injury or cancer surgery. By biomedically engineering a muscle flap that includes a patient's own blood vessels, the team created tissue that could be transferred to other parts of the body along with the patient's blood supply...

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Spike In Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Deaths May Be Linked To 30-Day Survival Measurement

April 10, 2014 10:07 am | News | Comments

Analyzing a national database of hospital inpatient records, a team of researchers reports an expected spike in mortality six days after cardiac surgery, but also a more surprising and potentially troubling jump in deaths at the 30-day mark...

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