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2014 ESP Awards, Second Place, Apparel -- Tronex Healthcare Examination Gloves

November 4, 2014 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tronex Healthcare’s evolving line of nitrile examination gloves now includes nine innovative styles plus NEW high-count packaging options.

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2014 ESP Award Winner, First Place, Apparel-- Healthmark Cool Aids

November 4, 2014 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hospital staff are the reason for Healthmark Industries' new Cool Aids. Cool Aids are designed to manage one's body temperature from the head, neck, chest and core body.

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Researchers Discover Why Anesthetics Can Cause Long-Term Memory Loss

November 4, 2014 11:19 am | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine have shown why anesthetics can cause long-term memory loss, a discovery that can have serious implications for post-operative patients ...                  

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Stryker to Pay $1.43 Billion in Hip Replacement Lawsuit

November 4, 2014 10:59 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical implant maker Stryker will pay at least $1.43 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from patients who had to have surgery to remove problematic hip implants, under a deal announced Monday. The agreement, brokered by a New Jersey Superior Court judge, resolves state and federal lawsuits against the maker of orthopedics ...

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Surgery for Spinal Stenosis All Over the Map

November 4, 2014 10:30 am | News | Comments

When it comes to surgical interventions for spinal stenosis, patients across the country are subject to an "accident of geography" that makes spinal decompression surgery more than 8 times as likely in Tacoma, Washington, than the Bronx, New York, and spinal fusion surgery 14 times more frequent in Tyler, Texas, than Bangor, Maine ... 

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Inhaled Ebola Vaccine May Offer Long-Term Protection

November 3, 2014 3:12 pm | News | Comments

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus, as reported this week in the online edition of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics ...

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2014 ESP Award Winner - New Pig

November 3, 2014 2:35 pm | Videos | Comments

New Pig’s PIG® Grippy® Surgical Absorbent Mat wins First Place-Safety Products for innovation in staff safety.  Watch the video here to learn more!                                    

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2014 ESP Award Winner-Megadyne Medical Products

November 3, 2014 12:53 pm | Videos | Comments

Megadyne’s Mega Soft (registered trademark) wins Third Place-Safety for innovation in patient safety.  Watch the video to learn more!                                      

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2014 ESP Award Winner-Healthmark

November 3, 2014 12:42 pm | Videos | Comments

Healthmark’s Cool Aids wins First Place-Apparel Category for innovation in cooling technology.  Check out the quick video for more info!                                           

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Siemen's Announces Availability of ACUSON X600 Ultrasound System

November 3, 2014 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens Healthcare announces the availability of the ACUSON X600™ – a cost-effective new ultrasound system boasting advanced technologies migrated from premium Siemens systems and workflow efficiencies for clinical applications in general imaging, obstetrics and gynecology and cardiology.

Pain, Depression Put Older Adults at Risk of Delirium Following Surgery

November 3, 2014 11:39 am | News | Comments

New research reports that preoperative pain and depressive symptoms in older adults place them at greater risk of delirium following surgery. According to the findings published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, both pain and depression are independent and interactive risk factors for delirium, suggesting a cumulative effect ... 

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More Than Half of Obese Drop Out of Bariatric Surgery Despite Being in Publicly-Funded Healthcare Program

November 3, 2014 11:22 am | News | Comments

Researchers from the University Health Network in Toronto are hoping to improve the operational efficiency of bariatric surgery programs to increase access to care. Studies have shown that bariatric operations can alleviate chronic health issues like diabetes and arthritis for extremely obese people ...

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Couple Marries After Losing 380 Pounds Through Weight Loss Surgery

November 3, 2014 10:59 am | News | Comments

A Detroit-area couple who met in a support group for weight loss surgery patients exchanged wedding vows after losing a collective 380 pounds. Crysta Danaher, 34, of Windsor, and Bill Anderson, 44, of Allen Park, were married Saturday at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, where they had bariatric surgery and later met, the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1GdnjeH ) reported ...

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Preterm, Low-Weight Babies May Need New Hips as Adults

November 3, 2014 10:37 am | News | Comments

Researchers from Australia report that low birth weight and preterm birth are linked to increased risk for osteoarthritis (OA)-related hip replacements in adulthood. Findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that low birth weight and pre-term babies were not at greater risk of knee arthroplasty due to OA as adults ... 

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Guidelines Published For The Treatment of Pediatric Hydrocephalus

November 3, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group is pleased to announce today's publication of "Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines," a supplement to the November issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics ... 

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