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Leep Hand-Held Surgical Instruments With Smoke Evacuation Tube

June 11, 2015 12:29 pm | by MSI Precision Specialty Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

This instrument doubles as a smoke evacuation tool.

GENISTRONG

June 11, 2015 10:00 am | by Genicon | Genicon | Product Releases | Comments

The GENICON Single-Use Specimen Retrieval Bag is a retrieval system designed to temporarily contain specimen and facilitate its removal from the patient during laparoscopic surgery. 

Affordable Care Could Mean Using Cheaper Labor

June 11, 2015 9:18 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

Community health workers are trained community members who would help provide better care at a reduced cost to the facility. 

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Post-Op Complications Plague Obese Patients

June 11, 2015 9:11 am | by University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry | News | Comments

Researchers found several weight-related factors that contributed to post-op complications for obese patients, including death.

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Health Head: Congress' Problem if Court Voids Health Law

June 11, 2015 9:04 am | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | News | Comments

If the Supreme Court voids the healthcare law's federal subsidies, Obama's health secretary said Congress would have to find a solution. 

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Money Saved with Infection-Finding System

June 11, 2015 8:49 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

Instead of waiting days for blood test results, the new system lets staff know in hours what kind of infection their patients have. 

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Quality vs. Quantity Focus Benefits Trauma Patients

June 10, 2015 12:34 pm | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Trauma patients have better outcomes, not surprisingly, when care givers focus on quality of care instead of quantity of patients. 

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Helpful Medical Devices Harmful to Privacy

June 10, 2015 10:47 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

The useful tools that help patients may also put a target on their backs for hackers. 

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Joint Surgery is Risk for More RA Patients Than Anticipated

June 10, 2015 10:38 am | by European League Against Rheumatism | News | Comments

RA patients with moderate and high disease activity have about the same risk of needing surgery to compensate for joint failure. 

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Combining Surgery, Therapy May Benefit Patients

June 10, 2015 10:31 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

While they aren't normally considered for surgery, a combination approach, including therapy, could be the way to go for some patients. 

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Insurers Push Telemedicine to Patients

June 10, 2015 10:27 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Walgreens and some insurers are pushing patients to use virtual doctor visits.

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Obama: Health Law is 'Reality', Despite Critics

June 10, 2015 10:24 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

On Tuesday, Obama continued to defend the healthcare law, saying critics "stubbornly ignore reality."

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Competency Tests Debated as More MDs Age

June 10, 2015 10:19 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to retire.

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Transplanted Tissue Yields Positive Results

June 10, 2015 10:11 am | by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology | News | Comments

This was the first time ovarian tissue was removed for a prepubescent patient, frozen, transplanted into the patient when she was an adult and allowed her to have a child.

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Less Infection, Better Outcomes with Intentional Practices

June 10, 2015 10:06 am | by John Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

A study found when teams are accountable to each other, follow evidence-based practices and engage patients, outcomes are consistently better.

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