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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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Is 'Health in All Policies' Concept Working for Governments?

February 20, 2015 12:19 pm | by St. Michael's Hospital | Comments

Health in All Policies, or HiAP, has gained traction in some governments but little research has gone into measuring its effectiveness.

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800,000 HealthCare.gov Customers Given Wrong Tax Info

February 20, 2015 12:06 pm | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and officials are asking those affected to delay filing their 2014 returns.

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Lawyer: Teen Infected By Superbug Struggling to Survive

February 20, 2015 11:58 am | by Alicia Chang and John Rogers, AP Science Writers | Comments

An 18-year-old student is struggling to survive after he was infected by a superbug outbreak tied to contaminated medical instruments at a Los Angeles hospital, his attorney said.

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Five Winning Pediatric Device Innovators Receive Seed Funds

February 20, 2015 11:51 am | by Children's National Health System | Comments

$250,000 given to winners at second annual National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) Competition.

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Improved Health Care Systems Needed to Combat Obesity Crisis

February 19, 2015 12:24 pm | by Milken Institute School of Public Health | Comments

Policy and environmental changes are very important in preventing unhealthy weight gain but may not help people with severe obesity achieve substantial weight loss, according to a report published online February 18 in The Lancet.

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Operation Smile's First Obstetric Fistula Repair Mission

February 19, 2015 12:15 pm | by Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. | Comments

Anesthesiologist Richard Berlin, M.D., will lead the first-ever obstetric fistula repair mission for international children's medical aid organization Operation Smile.

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2 Dead, 179 Exposed after Superbug Outbreak at Hospital

February 19, 2015 12:00 pm | by Robert Jablon, Associated Press | Comments

Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, including two who died, with a potentially deadly superbug at a Los Angeles hospital, officials said. A total of 179 patients have been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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More Measles Cases Tied to Disneyland, Illinois Day Care

February 19, 2015 11:56 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | Comments

The number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141, with most of the new illnesses tied to outbreaks at Disneyland in California and an Illinois day care center.

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Specialized Consultations Improve Geriatric Care

February 19, 2015 11:43 am | by American College Of Surgeons | Comments

Geriatric trauma patients benefit from quality-of-care consultations that determine their risk of cognitive and physical decline.

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Lab Tests, Ultrasound Identify Children Who Need Surgical Treatment for Appendicitis

February 19, 2015 11:31 am | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

New diagnostic approach can readily be adapted to other institutions’ practice settings according to new Journal of American College of Surgeons study.

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New Search Tool Connecting Brain Tumor Patients with Surgeons

February 18, 2015 11:20 am | by PRNewswire | Comments

A growing group of neurosurgeons are providing brain tumor and stroke patients with a national search tool that helps them find surgeons trained in new surgical approaches focused on identifying, mapping and often accessing and removing challenging deep-seated tumors or certain strokes that may have once been considered inoperable.

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