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Shorter Hours Approved For Rookie Doctors

September 29, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Sleep-deprived rookie doctors will be getting shorter work shifts, along with stricter supervision. The Chicago-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced late Tuesday that its board has approved the rules first outlined in June. Council CEO Thomas Nasca says the new rules aim to ensure patient safety and a humanistic learning environment for doctors-in-training.

Exercise Could Cut Womb Cancer Risk By 30 Percent

September 29, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Women who regularly work up a sweat exercising have a 30 percent lower risk of developing endometrial cancer, a new study says. Researchers at the United States' National Cancer Institute analyzed 14 previous studies and found physical activity cuts the risk of endometrial cancer by 20 to 40 percent when compared to sedentary women.

Feds Reopen Probe Into Medical Scanner Approvals

September 29, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal inspectors have reopened an investigation into complaints by Food and Drug Administration scientists who say they were pressured by their managers to approve high-tech medical scanners that could pose harm to patients. The lead inspector overseeing the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the inquiry into the allegations, which were dismissed in February, is being revisited to look at manager misconduct.

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$93,000 Cancer Drug: How Much Is A Life Worth?

September 29, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer In this Aug. 16, 2010 photo, patient Bob Svensson is hooked up to a blood infusion machine under the care of Nancy Grant, a registered nurse at the American Red Cross in Dedham, Mass., as he undergoes a $93,000 prostate cancer treatment.

Incisionless Surgical Management Of GERD

September 28, 2010 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The clinically-proven TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication) procedure, performed using the innovative EsophyX surgical device from EndoGastric Solutions, is becoming a new standard in treating moderate to moderately severe GERD (gastroesophageal disease). Nearly 3,500 TIF procedures have been performed worldwide.

Fluid Waste Management In The OR

September 28, 2010 8:27 am | Articles | Comments

Mary Hannon, Aspen Surgical Director of Marketing Falls are a leading cause of work-related injuries and deaths.  The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 235,419 falls occurred in 2009, with an estimated 579 of those falls resulting in fatality.

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Our Health Care Happy Meal

September 28, 2010 8:26 am | by Dr. Wes | Articles | Comments

Parents the world over know the magic of McDonald's Happy Meals. There's something about the promise of a Happy Meal -- the way it's packaged, the free toy -- young families and especially kids find them irresistible. But anyone who's purchased one of these knows the reality: that toys within the Happy Meal are typically played with for no more than three minutes and the plastic tchotchkes are discarded faster than the accompanying 2% milk.

Laparoscopic Instrument Moves Like A Finger

September 28, 2010 8:25 am | Microline Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microline’s LapFinger is a 5 mm laparoscopic instrument that mimics the movements of the human index finger with a reusable handpiece and interchangeable, disposable tips. The instrument helps facilitate advanced laparoscopic procedures by reaching behind and around objects.

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3M Helps Fight Infection Through Education

September 28, 2010 8:24 am | 3M Health Care | News | Comments

3M kicked off its Infection Prevention Leadership summit Monday and will host educational events all week, culminating in World MRSA Day, a MRSA Survivor’s Network event, during which the company sponsor the live Webcast of the day’s activities. September 28, 2010 As a company on a mission to help hospitals fight healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), 3M Infection Prevention is hosting educational events this week.

Alzheimer's Fights Brain Cancer

September 28, 2010 8:22 am | News | Comments

Scientists at the Roskamp Institute in Sarasota, Florida, have shown that mice that naturally develop Alzheimer's are able to ward off the growth of brain cancer. In a series of experiments published in the Journal of Neuroscience, they showed that mice that spontaneously develop Alzheimer's Disease are able to dramatically reduce the growth of a human brain cancer.

New Guideline Finds No Evidence For Popular Back Procedure

September 28, 2010 8:21 am | News | Comments

As a patient safety best practice and endorsement of evidence-based medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved and released a clinical practice guideline, which found a strong recommendation against a popular procedure called vertebroplasty as a way to treat fractures in the spine.

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Congress Asked For Study Of Urological War Wounds

September 28, 2010 8:21 am | by Holly Ramer, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Before he passed out in the medical tent in Iraq, 19-year-old Lance Cpl. James Crosby wanted to know two things: would he survive the rocket attack that sent shrapnel through his side and spine, and was he all in one piece? "I wanted to know not just if my arms and legs were there — I wanted to know if everything else was there," he said.

U.S. Hospitals Reduce CRBSI Using New Technology

September 28, 2010 8:20 am | News | Comments

Clinicians from three U.S. hospitals today reported significant progress in the fight against deadly IV catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI). Data analyzed and presented by clinicians from St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark.; Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio; and VA Medical Center Seattle showed that the hospitals virtually eliminated such infections, which annually kill some 62,500 hospital patients nationwide.

Caring

September 27, 2010 6:44 am | by Dr. Rob | News | Comments

The "empowered patient" movement (which I think is a good thing) strives to take the doctor out of the center of care and put the patient at its focus. The role of doctor is not to be the star of the show, the quarterback, the superhero, but the advocate and helper for the patient to accomplish their goal: health.

Freezing The Patient For Surgery

September 27, 2010 6:26 am | News | Comments

Surgeons are pioneering a method of inducing extreme hypothermia in trauma patients so that their bodies shut down entirely during major surgery. Their thoughts being that this approach will give doctors more time to perform operations. Advocates also hope it will help reduce the damage done to the brain and other organs while the patient's heart is not beating.

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