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Breakthrough Breast Cancer Device Focused on Tumor Tracking

February 26, 2015 1:36 pm | by Noble Hospital | Comments

A Noble Hospital breast surgeon is championing a new device that improves the treatment of breast cancers after lumpectomy surgery.

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Proposed ASTM Guide Will Aid Development of Hip Replacement Systems

February 26, 2015 1:24 pm | by ASTM | Comments

A proposed new ASTM guide will provide a standardized method for measuring the safety and effectiveness of hip replacements while also fostering a less-burdensome approach to the design, review and FDA approval of clinical trials and insurance coverage decisions involving these products.

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One-Minute Test Predicts How Well a Patient May Recover After an Operation

February 26, 2015 1:19 pm | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

Surgical team discovers that a shortened test to assess frailty can help determine which surgical patients are most at risk for complications.

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Post-Operative Mortality Rates Low Among Patients with HIV Prescribed ART

February 25, 2015 1:10 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

Postoperative mortality rates were low among patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and those mortality rates were influenced as much by age and poor nutritional status as CD4 cell counts, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery.

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Both Parties Face Risks as Healthcare Law Court Case Nears

February 25, 2015 1:05 pm | by Alan Fram, The Associated Press | Comments

With a June decision expected, the King v. Burwell healthcare case tosses political risks at both parties.

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3 Men First to Get Reconstructed Bionic Hands After Amputation

February 25, 2015 12:58 pm | by Maria Chen, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs.

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Anticancer Virus Solution Provides an Alternative to Surgery

February 25, 2015 12:46 pm | by Okayama University | Comments

Researchers at Okayama University and the University of California in San Diego have demonstrated that injection of a viral solution can eradicate lymph node metastasis making prophylactic surgery unnecessary.

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Lawmaker Asks if Swallowed Camera Can be Used for Female Exam

February 24, 2015 12:39 pm | by Kimberlee Kruesi, The Associated Press | Comments

An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam.

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California Congressman Wants Hearing on Superbug Outbreak

February 24, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawmaker said Monday.

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Survey: Uninsured Rate Hit New Low in 2014

February 24, 2015 11:02 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press | Comments

The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.

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Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated at Texas Children's Hospital

February 23, 2015 1:36 pm | by Texas Children's Hospital | Comments

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata, conjoined twin girls born at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women in April 2014, underwent a successful separation surgery on Feb. 17 at Texas Children's Hospital.

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3D Printed Guides can Help Restore Function in Damaged Nerves

February 23, 2015 1:30 pm | by University of Sheffield | Comments

The device, called a nerve guidance conduit (NGC), is a framework of tiny tubes that guide the damaged nerve ends towards each other so that they can repair naturally.

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Physicians Performing Breast Exams May Miss Deep Masses

February 23, 2015 1:21 pm | by Loyola University Health System | Comments

Many physicians who tested their breast-examination skills on a new type of pressure-sensing breast model failed to detect masses deep in the breast because they were not pressing hard enough, a study has found.

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Study Finds Same Mortality Rates for Experienced and New Surgeons

February 23, 2015 1:13 pm | by American Statistical Association | Comments

Additional study needed to affirm consistency of findings to latest surgeon training practices, other factors, say researchers.

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Governors: No Clear Plan If Healthcare Subsidies Fall

February 23, 2015 1:03 pm | by Steve Peoples, The Associated Press | Comments

Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.

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