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PMD Laryngoscopes Provide Advantage in Eliminating Cross Contamination

January 12, 2015 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Joint Commission recently published a memo to increase awareness of cross contamination. Supporting the Joint Commission in that effort is Precision Medical Devices (PMD), a major supplier of single use instruments designed to minimize the risk of contamination from one patient to another. PMD's focal point has been with its full line of stainless steel disposable laryngoscope blades.

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Many Cancer Survivors Struggle With Post Treatment

January 12, 2015 11:27 am | News | Comments

Even decades after being cured, many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges resulting from their disease and its treatment. ...                       

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FDA Approves Antria Phase 2 Stem Cell Clinical Trials

January 12, 2015 10:52 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Clinical research company Antria, Inc. announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the next step in medical research to help patients look younger using their own stem cells. ...          

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Joan Rivers' Surgery Center Part of Network With Regulatory Problems

January 12, 2015 10:33 am | News | Comments

The company that provides management services to Yorkville Endoscopy Center, the facility health regulators cited for botching Joan Rivers' treatment after the comedic icon died, also manages other New York-area surgery centers that have failed to meet key medical standards,  reported NBC 4 New York's I-Team. ...    

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More Middle-Aged Men Having Plastic Surgery

January 12, 2015 9:56 am | News | Comments

Whatever the reason, the number of middle-aged and older men signing up for cosmetic surgery has increased nearly three-fold in the past 15 years as guys seek a more youthful appearance, or at least a delay before the telltale sags of aging settle in permanently. ...    

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Encompass Presents The Jockey® Solid Illusion™ Collection

January 9, 2015 4:16 pm | by Encompass Group, LLC | Encompass Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

With the introduction of Jockey® Solid Illusion™ Collection, the White Swan Brands Division of Encompass Group, LLC is introducing a whole new dimension in solid-color scrubs. The Solid Illusion Collection will offer a choice of two embossed-look styles: Animal, available now, and Teardrop, available next quarter. Subtle, tone-on-tone treatments give the illusion of a print pattern, but meet...

IsoLED-XII Examination Spot Light

January 9, 2015 12:32 pm | by Luxtel, LLC | Luxtel, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

LuxteL offers LED lighting with high CRI’s of >95 and CT of 4500 Kelvin, Culminating in providing enhanced tissue rendition and a cool beam, Mobile using battery (DC) power to aid movement to any location; some are fixed (AC) and can be mounted on floor stands, ceilings or walls. All illumination fields are bright with 5, 3 or

Novel Breast Cancer Gene Found, Could Help Treatment

January 9, 2015 12:14 pm | News | Comments

A new study identifies a gene that is especially active in aggressive subtypes of breast cancer. The research suggests that an overactive BCL11A gene drives triple-negative breast cancer development and progression. ...     

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ACS Launches Initiative to Attract Next Generation of Surgeons

January 9, 2015 12:03 pm | News | Comments

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at stimulating more young surgeons (defined as under the age of 45) to become involved in the organization and increase membership.  The campaign, called “Realize the Potential of Your Profession,” will communicate how ACS supports surgeons from residency to retirement and aims to appeal to the next generation in new and engaging ways. ... 

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Spinal Stenosis: Similar Outcomes For Surgical or Non-Surgical Treatment

January 9, 2015 11:51 am | News | Comments

For patients with spinal stenosis, long-term outcomes are comparable with surgery or conservative treatment, reports a study in the January 15 issue of Spine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. ...     

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Rihanna Eases Kids' Pain After Surgery

January 9, 2015 11:37 am | News | Comments

Pediatric patients who listened to 30 minutes of songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers of their choosing -- or audio books -- had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. ...      

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Researchers Grow Tissue-Engineered Intestine From Human Cells

January 9, 2015 11:18 am | News | Comments

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has shown that tissue-engineered small intestine grown from human cells replicates key aspects of a functioning human intestine.             

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Checklist Proven to Improve Cardiac Surgery Program Efficiency

January 9, 2015 10:41 am | by Jessica Wen, The Growth Channel | News | Comments

A readiness checklist developed by the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group (NNECDSG) has been shown to drastically reduce length of stay (LOS) and intubation times after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.  In this post, we outline how to harness checklists, such as this one, to enhance patient management and increase efficiency. ...     

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Review: Physicians Would Like More Formal Guidance

January 8, 2015 12:17 pm | News | Comments

Peer review is a common practice in medicine to support the complementary, multidisciplinary team approach in healthcare....                                      

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Study: Direct Link Between Ethnic Discrimination and Health

January 8, 2015 12:05 pm | News | Comments

New research from the University of Colorado Denver shows that women who experience racial discrimination while pregnant suffer significant health impacts that are passed on to their infants. ...            

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