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Barrel Racing Woman Undergoes Remarkable Surgery

August 21, 2014 11:41 am | News | Comments

Tammy Davis doesn't need luck to finish a barrel racing clover-shaped course. She's been a competitive racer for two years and speeding around the track with her horse Rocky. Davis first got on a horse 47 years ago and has been riding high around her native Bakersfield ever since. Yet a freak accident earlier this year almost ended her riding career.

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Plastic Surgery: Important Questions Before Going Under the Knife

August 21, 2014 11:23 am | by Dr. Michael Gartner | News | Comments

Within the field of plastic surgery, there are a lot of negative connotations that people associate with it. However, that’s a result of the non-licensed doctors and those seeking plastic surgery that go overboard and their psychological issues are not properly addressed. When someone chooses to get plastic surgery, it’s a big decision to make because you’re changing what you see in the mirror everyday, which can be overwhelming.

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Patients Share Views on Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy

August 21, 2014 10:53 am | News | Comments

Less than 42 percent of women underwent breast reconstruction following a mastectomy for cancer, and the factors associated with foregoing reconstruction included being black, having a lower education level and being older. The authors used Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registries from Los Angeles and Detroit to identify women (ages 20 to 79 years) with specific types of breast cancer.

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Apple’s HealthKit to Revolutionize Mobile Health Market

August 21, 2014 10:36 am | News | Comments

“GlobalData believes that Apple’s strategy to unite medical applications, electronic health records and peripheral devices through a platform, reported to be the HealthKit, will be a major milestone in the wave of technology-healthcare alliances," said Linda Tian, GlobalData's Analyst covering medical devices.

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Is Reverse Plastic Surgery New Trend in South Korea?

August 20, 2014 11:59 am | News | Comments

Euny Hong joins guest host Terry O'Reilly to discuss the ubiquity of plastic surgery in South Korea, where it is believed one in three women have gone under the knife in recent years. Hong, author of The Birth of Korean Cool, explains the cultural factors driving their popularity, and sheds light on the growing counter-trend that inspired the new Back to my Face reality show.

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3D Navigation System Looks to Improve Musculoskeletal Surgery

August 20, 2014 11:34 am | News | Comments

As the average lifespan increases, the percentage of aged individuals in populations across developed countries is also growing. This means healthcare systems are presented with a higher incidence of complex musculoskeletal pathologies, such as joint deformation and misalignment or bone and soft-tissue cancer, thus the demand for reconstructive orthopaedic operations is correspondingly rising.

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GameStop CEO Had Surgery to Remove Cancerous Brain Tumor

August 20, 2014 11:17 am | News | Comments

GameStop Corp., the largest specialty retailer of video games, said Chief Executive Officer Paul Raines underwent surgery to identify and remove a small cancerous tumor from his brain. The tumor, located in “an easily accessible” part of the brain, was found early and doctors said his prospects to make a full recovery are good, the company said in a filing today. Raines, 50, will now undergo preventative chemotherapy.

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Blocking 'Chili Pepper' Receptor Could Lead to New Pain Medication

August 20, 2014 11:01 am | News | Comments

Biting into a chili pepper causes a burning spiciness that is irresistible to some, but intolerable to others. Scientists exploring the chili pepper's effect are using their findings to develop a new drug candidate for many kinds of pain, which can be caused by inflammation or other problems. They reported their progress on the compound, which is being tested in clinical trials, in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

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Laser Surgery Shows Promise Halting Seizures in Epilepsy Sufferers

August 20, 2014 10:52 am | News | Comments

A year ago, Justin Wan often couldn't make it more a week without an epileptic attack and his senses were dulled by heavy doses of anti-seizure medications. But today, the only outward sign that he suffered from debilitating seizures is a small staple scar on the top of his head, hidden by a headful of thick black hair - where surgeons in December inserted a tiny laser that zapped out a lesion in his brain. He hasn't had a seizure since.

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Is China's 50 percent C-section delivery rate too high?

August 20, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

Efforts must be made to decrease China's increasing caesarean section rate, suggests a new commentary published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). China has one of the highest C-section rates in the world. Of 16 million babies born in 2010, about half were by caesarean. The current Chinese language literature on caesarean rates reports total caesarean rates ranging from 36% to 58%.

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North Korean Women Get Cosmetic Surgery to Work Abroad

August 19, 2014 12:34 pm | News | Comments

Cosmetic surgery procedures common in South Korea are becoming increasingly popular in the North, sources inside the country have told DailyNK. Previously, North Koreans were expected to abide by strict codes of conduct on appearance and avoid any trends seen as anti-socialist, but under the young leader Kim Jong-un, these appear to be easing – a move observers say is designed to show his rule as a modern and progressive.

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Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Rivals Surgery

August 19, 2014 12:24 pm | News | Comments

Survival rates with catheter-based mitral valve repair are comparable to classic surgery and better than conservative management in high-surgical-risk patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation, researchers reported. Researchers Martin J. Swaans, MD, of St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, and colleagues wrote about the study in the journal JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

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Palmer Has Successful Pacemaker Implant Surgery

August 19, 2014 12:02 pm | News | Comments

The GOLF Channel reported that golf legend Arnold Palmer had a pacemaker implanted Monday in Pittsburgh and is resting comfortably, according to a Facebook post on the Arnold Palmer Invitational page and on his own website. Palmer, one of golf's all-time greats, will turn 85 on Sept. 10.

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Deaths Rise With Shift to Outpatient Procedures for Urology Surgeries

August 19, 2014 11:50 am | News | Comments

As hospitals have shifted an array of common urological surgeries from inpatient procedures to outpatient, potentially preventable deaths have increased following complications. The study also identified older, sicker, minority patients and those with public insurance as more likely to die after a potentially recognizable or preventable complication.

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Michigan Girl Mauled by Raccoon Finishes Surgeries

August 19, 2014 11:29 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Charlotte Ponce, whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby, is celebrating the completion of two years' worth of reconstructive surgical procedures. Since August 2012, she has had her upper lip repaired, her nose rebuilt and been given a new right ear. She underwent skin graft surgery last week on the arm where her ear was harvested.

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