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3-D Designs Advance Neural Tissue Engineering

April 6, 2015 9:33 am | by INSTITUTE OF NEURAL REGENERATION & TISSUE ENGINEERING | News | Comments

In an article published in the journal Neural Regeneration Research, several new designs for 3D tissue constructs are described for using stem cells grown on nanofiber scaffolding within a supportive hydrogel.

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$1 Test Outperforms PSA Screen for Prostate Cancer

April 6, 2015 9:28 am | by UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA | News | Comments

It would also reduce the number of unnecessary and invasive biopsies stemming from the less precise PSA test that's now used.

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New Clues Found on Origin of Hirschsprung's Disease

April 6, 2015 9:23 am | by JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE | News | Comments

The findings add to an increasingly clear picture of how flaws in early nerve development lead to poor colon function, which must often be surgically corrected. 

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LASER C.A.A.T.'s

April 3, 2015 12:17 pm | by Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Healthmark Industries announces the launch of its Laser C.A.A.T.'s (Custom Anodized Aluminum Tags), will be be a new addition to their labeling line of products.

January/ February 2015

April 2, 2015 11:48 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The sciences between OR is the focus of the January/ February 2015 Surgical Products issue, with articles on visualization, going green and a brainstorm on smoke evacuation. 

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March 2015

April 2, 2015 11:40 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The March issue of Surgical Products goes back to the basics to see how little things have huge impacts for patients, but also explores some new technology.  

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Ultraviolet C Light Systems, Terminal Cleaning Score a 99.9 Percent Disinfection Rate

April 2, 2015 9:41 am | by Sanford Green, Senior Executive, Spectra254 | Blogs | Comments

Many providers are turning to UVC decontamination systems to increase infection prevention, since the technology is quick, safe and easy to operate.

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Rewarding Your Readership with Constant Improvement

April 2, 2015 9:25 am | by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | Blogs | Comments

As is the case with any growing enterprise, we’ll continue to change and adapt in order to best meet your needs.

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Physician Preference Affects Patient Outcomes, Costs

April 2, 2015 9:22 am | by PR Newswire Association LLC | News | Comments

The study, begun in 2013, integrated the pilot test of the UHC Supply Cost and Quality Tool, a business intelligence tool designed to help health care organizations identify variations in the use of medical devices and their links to costs and patient outcomes.

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Senate has New Deadline to Avoid Doctors' Medicare Cuts

April 2, 2015 9:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Technically, the cut was to take effect Wednesday, but the Department of Health and Human Services said it will hold off processing claims at the lower rate until April 15.

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Exercise Could Reduce Hospital Stays, Surgical Complications for Lung Cancer Patients

April 2, 2015 9:12 am | by INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF LUNG CANCER | News | Comments

Physical activity reduces risk of cancer development in multiple cancer types including lung. 

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Coverage Disparities Persist With Universal Care

April 1, 2015 11:49 am | by UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MEDICAL CENTER | News | Comments

Because minorities and low-income populations are more likely to be uninsured, health coverage is widely assumed to be the most essential strategy to eliminating disparities in health outcomes.

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A Shared Vision

April 1, 2015 11:39 am | by by Jeff Reinke, editorial director | News | Comments

Telemedicine is a highly discussed, forward-thinking term that has been positioned as everything from a possible solution to rising healthcare costs to an impractical concept that negates the human interaction between physician and patient. 

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Technology Evolves In The Operating Room

April 1, 2015 10:10 am | by Robert Scroggins, BSN, RN, CMLSO, Clinical Programs Manager for Buffalo Filter | Blogs | Comments

Surgery has changed so much since I first set foot in an operating room as an 18 year old private in the National Guard. I remember a small room that seemed crammed with people and “stuff”. 

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States Not Accountable To Companies For Medicaid Funding

April 1, 2015 9:59 am | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The ruling is a blow to many doctors, hospitals and health care companies that complain Medicaid reimbursement rates are so low, they often lose money seeing patients participating in the program.

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