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Parents Who Became Fugitives to Save Son Say Tumor is Gone

March 23, 2015 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.

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$27.8 Billion in Returns From Joint Efforts to Combat Health Care Fraud

March 20, 2015 11:46 am | by HHS Press Office | Comments

Administration recovers $7.70 for every dollar spent to fight health care-related fraud and abuse; third-highest on record.

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Live Donor Liver Transplantation Found Safe and Effective

March 20, 2015 11:37 am | by Wiley | Comments

New research indicates that emergency evaluations of living liver donors can be conducted safely to allow acute liver failure patients to undergo transplantation before their condition worsens.

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TXA in Total Joint Replacement Lowers Blood Transfusion Use

March 20, 2015 11:28 am | by Lifespan | Comments

A cost-benefit analysis of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty patients revealed a 12 percent transfusion rate reduction - from 17.5 percent to 5.5 percent - with no significant difference in complication rates.

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Breast Implants Could Become Safer Thanks to Cell-Friendly Surface

March 20, 2015 11:25 am | by University of Manchester | Comments

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body.

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Aging Population Requires More Neurosurgeons

March 20, 2015 10:57 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | Comments

By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) will be the most common adult brain condition requiring neurosurgical intervention in the U.S., and hospitals and neurosurgeons may be under-manned to handle the projected onslaught of patients.

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Finding Support For Surgery On Facebook

March 19, 2015 12:04 pm | by Dartmouth College | Comments

In a recent study published by the journal Social Science & Medicine, Dartmouth researchers examined nearly 9,000 Facebook conversations to better understand how people seek and receive support on social networking sites.

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2 More Aid Workers Flown Back To U.S. For Ebola Monitoring

March 19, 2015 11:59 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola.

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Boehner, Pelosi See Victories In Fixing Medicare Docs' Fees

March 19, 2015 11:56 am | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | Comments

An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue off the deck.

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Poll: Many Unaware Health Subsidies Could Be Ruled Out

March 19, 2015 11:47 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

A new poll finds that when Americans hear about the potential fallout of the health care Supreme Court case, they would look to Congress or the states to fix it.

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Source of Anesthetic Action Found

March 18, 2015 11:50 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Anesthetics have been used for more than 150 years, but the mechanisms by which inhaled anesthesia actually work are poorly understood. Researchers have now discovered that anesthetics bind to and interfere with certain proteins in excitatory neurons, which are necessary for these neurons to transmit signals involved with pain.

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Too Many Tests May Cause Anemia

March 18, 2015 11:46 am | by Elsevier | Comments

Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion.

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Man Accused In Hospital Theft May Have Dumped Medical Waste

March 18, 2015 11:42 am | Comments

A sheriff says it's likely that a 27-year-old man accused of stealing syringes from an eastern Oklahoma hospital is responsible for medical waste that was dumped in the Arkansas River.

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Breast Biopsy Accuracy Questioned

March 18, 2015 11:37 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to overly-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.

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New Approach Helps High-Risk Patients Avoid Aortic Aneurysm

March 17, 2015 11:54 am | by Loyola University Health System | Comments

A new study has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm repair can extend the lives in patients who are at high risk for surgery due to age, diabetes, smoking or kidney disease.

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