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Study: Why is Pancreatic Cancer So Aggressive?

January 15, 2015 11:29 am | Comments

New research from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center helps explain why pancreatic cancer is so lethal, with fewer than a third of patients surviving even early stage disease. ...            

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Can Waiting Rooms Make You Sicker?

January 15, 2015 11:10 am | Comments

As the flu continues to sweep the nation, hitting earlier and harder compared to last year, more doctors offices are advising their patients to describe their symptoms over the phone or Internet, instead of coming in for an exam. ...     

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Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Having Less Surgery, Better Survival

January 15, 2015 10:33 am | Comments

The annual rate of primary tumor removal for advanced stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC) has decreased since 1988 and the trend toward nonsurgical management of the disease noted in 2001 coincides with the availability of newer chemotherapy and biologic treatments, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery. ...    

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With Childhood Obesity Growing, Hospital Ramps Up Weight-Loss Surgeries

January 15, 2015 10:06 am | by Tim Darragh, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Comments

As the obesity crisis has deepened among children and adolescents across the United States, doctors have become increasingly concerned that the heavy youngsters they are seeing have very adult problems. ....         

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Cardiac Specialists Recommend Donor Heart Allocation Changes

January 14, 2015 11:59 am | Comments

A group of leading cardiac specialists has proposed new guidelines for the allocation of donor hearts to patients awaiting transplant. The changes are aimed at improving the organ distribution process to increase the survival rate of patients awaiting transplant and posttransplant. ...    

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Colorectal Cancer Patients Having Less Surgery, Better Survival

January 14, 2015 11:47 am | Comments

The annual rate of primary tumor removal for advanced stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC) has decreased since 1988 and the trend toward nonsurgical management of the disease noted in 2001 coincides with the availability of newer chemotherapy and biologic treatments, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery. ...   

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Health Outcomes Improve in States Where Nurse Practitioners Provide Independent Care

January 14, 2015 11:33 am | Comments

As America's population ages, life spans lengthen and more individuals enroll in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, the need for health care professionals will increase. ...              

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Teen Plays First Varsity Game Before Major Heart Surgery

January 14, 2015 11:10 am | by CBS Minnesota | Comments

A dream came true Tuesday night for a Minnesota basketball player who inspired her classmates with her passion for the sport, as she prepares for very important heart surgery. ...            

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Can Inhaled Oxygen Cause Cancer?

January 14, 2015 10:50 am | Comments

The ancient physician/alchemist, Paracelsus, said: "The dose makes the poison." According to a new study published in PeerJ, even oxygen may fall prey to the above adage. ...               

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Group Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Recover Through Tatoos

January 14, 2015 10:32 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

For women who have survived breast cancer, breast or nipple reconstruction can be a first step toward looking like their old selves. A Colorado organization is helping some of those women, and others who don't choose reconstruction, in their emotional healing — through tattoos to help conceal their scars. ...    

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EHOB Becomes the Exclusive Provider of the TIDIShield Pillow Barrier

January 13, 2015 12:05 pm | Comments

EHOB, a leading provider of affordable products effective in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, announced recently an exclusive distribution agreement with TIDI Products. Effective immediately, EHOB will serve as the sole provider of the company’s TIDIShield™ Pillow Barrier. ...      

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Report: U.S. Investment in Medical Research Has Declined

January 13, 2015 11:34 am | Comments

From 2004 to 2012, the rate of investment in medical research in the U.S. declined, while there has been an increase in research investment globally, particularly in Asia, according to a study in the January 13 issue of JAMA. ...      

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Use of Surgical Procedure to Assist Child Birth Declines

January 13, 2015 11:20 am | Comments

Between 2006 and 2012 in the U.S., there was a decline in rates of episiotomy, a surgical procedure for widening the outlet of the birth canal to make it easier for the mother to give birth, according to a study in the January 13 issue of JAMA. ...      

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VOX Telehealth Introduces Program to Cut Knee and Hip Replacement Costs

January 13, 2015 11:00 am | by Stephanie Baum, MedCity News | Comments

VOX Telehealth, a health IT company that uses alerts and notifications as part of a program to reduce orthopedic surgery costs, rolled out OrthoCare at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, which helped develop the program, according to a company statement. The company had raised $1.1 million in an angel round last year to support the program’s launch. ...     

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Patients Can Make Surgery Safer Learning More About Anesthesia

January 13, 2015 10:27 am | Comments

Surgery and anesthesia are safer than ever, but most patients don’t know about the steps they can and should take to make their experience safer and more comfortable. ...              

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