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Mystery Disease Ravages Sri Lanka

January 20, 2015 1:25 pm | by Margie Mason, AP Medical Writer | Comments

The disease mirrors equally confounding conditions plaguing thousands of farmworkers in parts of India, Egypt and Central America. Suspected causes include chronic dehydration and the heavy use and misuse of agrochemicals.                      

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Woman Doesn't Let Brain Surgeries Get Her Down

January 20, 2015 12:46 pm | by Giles Bruce, The Times | Comments

"Right off the bat, people were in shock: 'Sit down. Stay still,'" she recalled. "I think everyone in the back of their mind thought I would just be laying there in a bed. They expected it to be more ugly, like a bad Lifetime movie."

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Ruling Overturns $12M Defamation Judgment Against Plastic Surgery Patient

January 16, 2015 12:10 pm | by Kelcie Grega, Cronkite News | Comments

A state appeals court Thursday overturned a jury’s verdict that a dissatisfied patient defamed two Scottsdale, Ariz., plastic surgeons through online postings and should pay $12 million in damages. .          

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Report: Discharge Summaries Reduce Hospitals Readmissions

January 16, 2015 11:57 am | Comments

For heart failure patients making the transition from hospital to home, a discharge summary that gets to their primary doctors quickly and contains detailed and useful information can mean the difference between recovering quickly or returning to the hospital, according to two studies from Yale School of Medicine researchers. ...    

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Good Cosmetic Results And Safety With Liposculpture of the Hips

January 16, 2015 11:41 am | Comments

Two decades of experience by senior plastic surgeons in different parts of the world show excellent cosmetic results and low complication rates with liposculpture of the hips, flanks, and thighs, reports a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ...

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Stem Cells Show to Regenerate Bone And Cartilage in Adult Mice

January 16, 2015 11:14 am | Comments

A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice. The discovery by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is reported today in the online issue of the journal Cell. ...       

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Combat Vets Brains Reveal Hidden Damage From IED Blasts

January 15, 2015 12:12 pm | Comments

The brains of some Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans who survived blasts from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and died later of other causes show a distinctive honeycomb pattern of broken and swollen nerve fibers throughout critical brain regions, including those that control executive function. ...  

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Study: Opioids Given in ER Don't Influence Patient Satisfaction

January 15, 2015 11:51 am | Comments

A new study co-authored by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that there is no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room setting and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction....    

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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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