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Finding Support For Surgery On Facebook

March 19, 2015 12:04 pm | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

In a recent study published by the journal Social Science & Medicine, Dartmouth researchers examined nearly 9,000 Facebook conversations to better understand how people seek and receive support on social networking sites.

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2 More Aid Workers Flown Back To U.S. For Ebola Monitoring

March 19, 2015 11:59 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola.

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Boehner, Pelosi See Victories In Fixing Medicare Docs' Fees

March 19, 2015 11:56 am | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | News | Comments

An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue off the deck.

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Poll: Many Unaware Health Subsidies Could Be Ruled Out

March 19, 2015 11:47 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new poll finds that when Americans hear about the potential fallout of the health care Supreme Court case, they would look to Congress or the states to fix it.

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GERD and Bariatric Surgery

March 18, 2015 11:57 am | Articles | Comments

For some patients bariatric surgery can resolve GERD symptoms. But for others, GERD continues even after a successful amount of weight is lost following surgery.

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GelPro Comfort Cushion Insoles

March 18, 2015 11:53 am | by Let's Gel, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Anti-fatigue insole inserts into medical shoe covers.

Source of Anesthetic Action Found

March 18, 2015 11:50 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Anesthetics have been used for more than 150 years, but the mechanisms by which inhaled anesthesia actually work are poorly understood. Researchers have now discovered that anesthetics bind to and interfere with certain proteins in excitatory neurons, which are necessary for these neurons to transmit signals involved with pain.

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Too Many Tests May Cause Anemia

March 18, 2015 11:46 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion.

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Man Accused In Hospital Theft May Have Dumped Medical Waste

March 18, 2015 11:42 am | News | Comments

A sheriff says it's likely that a 27-year-old man accused of stealing syringes from an eastern Oklahoma hospital is responsible for medical waste that was dumped in the Arkansas River.

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Breast Biopsy Accuracy Questioned

March 18, 2015 11:37 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to overly-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.

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Robotic Arm Check

March 17, 2015 1:07 pm | by Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Inspect the cleanliness of surgical robotic arms with the RAC Test Kit.

Positive Disruptions – Next Level Visualization

March 17, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Articles | Comments

When it comes to the rate of improvement and volume of upgrades, perhaps no single technology has seen as much progress as OR visualization technologies. The questions that remain for the surgical community stem from decisions on whether or not to seek the immediate upgrade or wait for the next improvement in six to 12 months.

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New Approach Helps High-Risk Patients Avoid Aortic Aneurysm

March 17, 2015 11:54 am | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

A new study has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm repair can extend the lives in patients who are at high risk for surgery due to age, diabetes, smoking or kidney disease.

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Joint Replacement Surgeries Still Troubled by Infected Fluids

March 17, 2015 11:47 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

More Americans than ever will receive joint replacements, and with an infection rate of approximately 1 percent, the potential exists for tens of thousands to experience post-operative infection and complications each year.

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Heart Valve Repair Improves Emotional Wellbeing

March 17, 2015 11:39 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety. However, after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experienced a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing.

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