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ACS Launches Initiative to Attract Next Generation of Surgeons

January 9, 2015 12:03 pm | Comments

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at stimulating more young surgeons (defined as under the age of 45) to become involved in the organization and increase membership.  The campaign, called “Realize the Potential of Your Profession,” will communicate how ACS supports surgeons from residency to retirement and aims to appeal to the next generation in new and engaging ways. ... 

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Spinal Stenosis: Similar Outcomes For Surgical or Non-Surgical Treatment

January 9, 2015 11:51 am | Comments

For patients with spinal stenosis, long-term outcomes are comparable with surgery or conservative treatment, reports a study in the January 15 issue of Spine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. ...     

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Rihanna Eases Kids' Pain After Surgery

January 9, 2015 11:37 am | Comments

Pediatric patients who listened to 30 minutes of songs by Rihanna, Taylor Swift and other singers of their choosing -- or audio books -- had a significant reduction in pain after major surgery, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. ...      

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Researchers Grow Tissue-Engineered Intestine From Human Cells

January 9, 2015 11:18 am | Comments

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has shown that tissue-engineered small intestine grown from human cells replicates key aspects of a functioning human intestine.             

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Checklist Proven to Improve Cardiac Surgery Program Efficiency

January 9, 2015 10:41 am | by Jessica Wen, The Growth Channel | Comments

A readiness checklist developed by the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group (NNECDSG) has been shown to drastically reduce length of stay (LOS) and intubation times after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.  In this post, we outline how to harness checklists, such as this one, to enhance patient management and increase efficiency. ...     

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Review: Physicians Would Like More Formal Guidance

January 8, 2015 12:17 pm | Comments

Peer review is a common practice in medicine to support the complementary, multidisciplinary team approach in healthcare....                                      

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Study: Direct Link Between Ethnic Discrimination and Health

January 8, 2015 12:05 pm | Comments

New research from the University of Colorado Denver shows that women who experience racial discrimination while pregnant suffer significant health impacts that are passed on to their infants. ...            

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Ischemic Micro-Lesions Associated With Flow-Diverting Stents for Aneurysms

January 8, 2015 11:47 am | Comments

The use of flow-diverting stents to treat intracranial aneurysms appears safe and highly successful. Recently, however, there have been reports of ischemic complications occurring in brain territories supplied by the parent artery in which the stent is placed and in brain regions fed by small arterial branches whose ostia are covered by the stent. ...   

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High-Dose Testosterone Does Help Some With Advanced Prostate Cancer

January 8, 2015 11:26 am | Comments

In a surprising paradox, the male hormone testosterone, generally thought to be a feeder of prostate cancer, has been found to suppress some advanced prostate cancers and also may reverse resistance to testosterone-blocking drugs used to treat prostate cancer. ...    

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Study Findings Help Patients and Physicians Determine Prostate Cancer Risk

January 8, 2015 11:06 am | Comments

A discovery by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute shows that looking at whether a man's uncles and great-grandparents, among other second- and third-degree relatives, had prostate cancer could be as important as looking at whether his father had prostate cancer. ...      

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Young Violinist Plays Concert Day Before Brain Surgery

January 8, 2015 10:37 am | by WCVB.com | Comments

Sophie Fellows, the young Vermont girl who played in a hospital concert just a day before brain surgery, is recovering in Boston and playing her violin again. ...               

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New Approach May Lead to Inhalable Vaccines for Influenza, Pneumonia

January 7, 2015 12:20 pm | Comments

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows promise for targeting lung-specific diseases, such as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis. ...    

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Analysis: Federal Government Underfunds Chronic Disease Prevention Research

January 7, 2015 12:07 pm | Comments

Investigators have, for the first time, completed a comprehensive analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding of research to prevent non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) and determined that prevention research in the United States is severely underfunded....   

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Weight-Loss Surgery Could Lead to Discrimination

January 7, 2015 11:37 am | Comments

People say that they would be more likely to hire someone who has lost weight through exercise and dieting than through surgery. This is just one of the stigmas faced by obese people who undergo weight-reducing bariatric surgery, reports Robert Carels of East Carolina University and his team of researchers. The findings are published in Springer's journal Obesity Surgery. ...   

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Many Women Who Get Hysterectomy May Not Need Procedure

January 7, 2015 11:16 am | Comments

It is estimated that one in three women in the United States will have had a hysterectomy by the age of 60. Although the numbers of hysterectomies are decreasing, a new study of more than three thousand women in Michigan who underwent hysterectomy for benign indications reveals that alternatives to hysterectomy are being underused and that treatment guidelines are often not followed. ...   

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