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Diabetics Target Surgery In Taming Blood Sugar

July 9, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

Alicia Chang, AP For nearly a decade, Cristina Iaboni tried to tame her diabetes the usual way, through daily shots of insulin and other medicine. Still, her blood sugar raged out of control. So Iaboni combed the internet for another solution. She found a doctor who is testing weight loss surgery on diabetics who, like herself, are overweight in an attempt to curb the disease.

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Full Face Transplant, Complete With Tears And Facial Hair

July 9, 2010 5:13 am | News | Comments

Angela Charlton, AP A 35-year-old man with a genetic disorder has an entirely new face, including tear ducts that cry and a chin that sprouts stubble. A rare full-face transplant was performed by a French surgeon and hailed as a new advance in improving the lives of the disfigured. Dr. Laurent Lantieri, one of the few doctors in the world who has performed face transplants in the past, said that the patient, “gave me two thumbs up” after the operation at the Henri-Mondor hospital in the Paris suburb of Creteil.

Surgery In A New Light

July 8, 2010 7:15 am | Videos | Comments
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Minimally Invasive Surgery For Prostate Cancer

July 8, 2010 6:53 am | Videos | Comments

Surgeons at Emory Urology continue to advance the use of the da Vinci robot in minimally invasive surgery used to treat prostate cancer. The da Vinci robot allows Emory surgeons to use the laparoscopic approach for reconstructive surgery, urinary incontinence, and to operate on prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancer.

Hydrodiscectomy Procedure

July 8, 2010 6:53 am | Videos | Comments

Hydrocision is a leader in manufacturing hydrosurgery equipments turning water into an effective surgical tool. It aims to provide a solution for better disc preparation optimizing environment for interbody fusion. Hydrocision's SpineJet Hydrosurgery is one of the fastest, safest and most effective systems used in spine disc surgeries.

Breakthrough Technology Of The Robot

July 8, 2010 6:52 am | Videos | Comments

Peconic Bay Medical Center announces the daVinci Surgical Robotics Program at the Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery. Gynecologic oncologist Dr.

Doctors Without Borders

July 8, 2010 6:51 am | Videos | Comments

CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on a Doctors Without Borders project that helps wounded Iraqis.

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Website Expands Hospital Quality Information For Consumers

July 7, 2010 8:34 am | News | Comments

The Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) today applauded the public availability of new information on hospital quality of care at the Hospital Compare website ( www.HospitalCompare.hhs.gov ).  The HQA is a broad working group of hospitals, consumer representatives, physician and nursing organizations, employers and payers, oversight organizations and government agencies dedicated to improving health care quality and making useful and understandable information about hospital quality available to the public.

Obesity May Not Impact Outcomes From Robotic Prostate Surgery

July 7, 2010 8:31 am | News | Comments

At the recent 25th Annual European Association of Urology Congress, Dr. David Samadi, Chief of the Division of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, presented findings that showed that obesity does not adversely impact the outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomies (RALP) for prostate cancer treatment.

The Tired Trainee

July 7, 2010 7:45 am | by Amanda McGowan | Product Releases | Comments

One of my close friends recently moved to a new city to take a job at a large company. The job, it seems, is a perfect stepping stone for her as she builds her career. Still, when I receive calls from her at 8:30 or 9 pm while she is on her way home, just leaving work after being there since the wee hours of the morning, I know she questions if all the hard work and long hours are worth it.

Company Offers Vendor Credentialing Solution

July 7, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

Universal Vendor Services, LLC (UVS) is entering the business of Health Care Industry Representative (HCIR) Credentialing by implementing 2009 joint recommendations of AdvaMed, Joint Commission, and a host of other stake-holding professional organizations. Until today, there has been no Vendor Credentialing Organization that has standardized HCIR credentialing.

9 In 10 Docs Blame Lawsuit Fears For Overtesting

July 7, 2010 7:32 am | News | Comments

Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Ninety percent of physicians surveyed said doctors overtest and overtreat to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits. That sentiment is more common among male doctors than female doctors, according to the survey published Monday in Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Some Prostate Cancer Patients Not Given All Possible Treatment Options

July 7, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

At the recent meeting of the American Urological Association in San Francisco, researchers presented studies regarding the decision-making process men go through when considering proposed prostate cancer treatments. Dr. Vorstman, renowned Florida urologist, believes these studies would have more meaning if patients were presented with information about prostate cancer treatment options in a different fashion.

Colon Cancer Screenings Up, Breast Rate Stalled

July 7, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) — More older Americans are getting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of three getting recommended screenings. Meanwhile, rates for breast cancer screening remain stuck on a higher plateau, according to a government report released Tuesday.

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