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We've Come a Long Way in MRIs

November 6, 2015 9:42 am | by Sam Brusco, associate editor of Medical Design Technology | Blogs | Comments

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) was first observed by Columbia University professor Isidor Rabi in 1937.


Developing a Vaccine for MRSA

November 6, 2015 9:00 am | by Trinity College Dublin | News | Comments

Irish researchers want to find a vaccine for MRSA since the infection rate is higher than average.


Meniscus Injury: Real Surgery or Sham Surgery - Which is Better for Patients?

November 6, 2015 8:41 am | by Deutsches Aezteblatt International | News | Comments

Should the non-surgical approach be preferred over surgical treatment or are there still advantages offered by surgery?


Study: Healthcare Costs Drop After Bariatric Surgery

November 5, 2015 2:13 pm | by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery | News | Comments

Patients cut their healthcare costs by nearly 40 percent after four years.


Study Analyzes Why Insurance Does Not Cover Procedures

November 5, 2015 2:07 pm | by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery | News | Comments

Most states do not cover bariatric surgery under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) despite the need for effective treatments for obesity.


Size Linked to Satisfaction with Sex Life

November 5, 2015 2:01 pm | by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery | News | Comments

Bariatric patients reported being much more satisfied following surgery. 


What You Missed at ObesityWeek

November 5, 2015 1:55 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | News | Comments

Data affecting all areas of medicine, from sexual health to cost savings, was released. 


Conversation Starter: The Procedureless Gastric Balloon

November 5, 2015 1:11 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Blogs | Comments

Fads, like strange diets and buying smaller plates, had their day, but the surgical community also has looked to create solutions.


Video Project Focuses on 'the Calling of Rural Surgery'

November 5, 2015 11:05 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Blogs | Comments

This shortage is the subject of a film series, which got its start five years ago at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Conference.


Older Patients Benefit From Transplants, Despite Prior Notions

November 5, 2015 10:23 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | News | Comments

Older patients can benefit from stem cell transplants. 


Electrode Suction Device Combines Bipolar Energy with Flexion

November 5, 2015 10:04 am | by Mitek Sports Medicine | Product Releases | Comments

These features may eliminate the need for additional saline suction ports or use of multiple electrodes.

Study: Half of Weight Loss Surgeries are Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedures

November 5, 2015 9:59 am | by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery | News | Comments

Researchers studied nearly 72,000 patients who had bariatric surgery between the years 2010 and 2013.


Educated Patients More Engaged in Pain Relief Discussion

November 5, 2015 9:27 am | by American Society of Anesthesiologists | News | Comments

The study found patients were more engaged overall while discussing anesthesia options. 


Words Better than Drugs Before Surgery

November 5, 2015 9:21 am | by American Society of Anesthesiologists | News | Comments

Instead of giving anxious patients drugs before surgery, researchers suggest talking to them. 


Robotic Worm for Head Surgery Cuts Corners

November 5, 2015 9:15 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

 The system is capable of adjusting its path while drilling through bone to steer around sensitive tissue.



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