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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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Esophageal Cooling Device

June 10, 2015 9:01 am | by Advanced Cooling Therapy | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Cooling Therapy’s first product, the Esophageal Cooling Device (ECD), is showing benefits in the conduction of heat for warming of patients in a controlled manner in new clinical settings.

Earlier Surgical Intervention Better Than Watching, Waiting

June 9, 2015 10:15 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

The degenerative disease is irreversible, and researchers argue using aggressive minimally invasive techniques could be more beneficial than waiting for symptoms. 

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Wearable Device Could Control Blood Loss

June 9, 2015 9:51 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Design Technology | Blogs | Comments

The small device would clip onto the patient's ear and use neural stimulation to control blood loss.

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Obama: Court Shouldn't Have Considered Challenge

June 9, 2015 9:34 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn and Nedra Pickler, Associated Press | News | Comments

 "Frankly, it probably shouldn't even have been taken up," President Barack Obama said in regards to the Supreme Court's decision to hear the challenge to the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.

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