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Medical Facility Offers New Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

December 23, 2014 11:30 am | Comments

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is now using a robotic navigation system to deliver an innovative new ablation procedure treatment for atrial fibrillation, the only Connecticut hospital currently performing this procedure. ...      

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Chinese Doctors Punished For Surgery Selfies

December 23, 2014 11:11 am | by Naomi Ng, CNN.com | Comments

Senior executives and a team of medical staff from a Chinese hospital in the northwestern province of Shaanxi have been punished for taking group photos next to apparently unconscious patients after surgery, state media reported on Monday. ...     

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FDA Approves New Melanoma Drug From Bristol-Meyers

December 23, 2014 10:13 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval Monday to a new drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer. ...                  

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New Technology Could Develop Organs in the Future

December 22, 2014 12:03 pm | Comments

A new instrument could someday build replacement human organs the way electronics are assembled today: with precise picking and placing of parts. ...                    

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Johns Hopkins Develops Suit to Fight Ebola

December 22, 2014 11:44 am | by GE Reports.com | Comments

Here’s an idea for a smarter business suit, if your business is fighting Ebola or some other deadly infectious disease. ...                      

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NDS Surgical Imaging Honored to Win ESP Award

December 22, 2014 11:20 am | Comments

NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has been awarded “Best of Show, Second Place” overall honors at the 2014 Excellence in Surgical Products Awards, recognizing the technology innovation of its ExpandOR™ HD video/audio streaming device. ...        

Televised Medical Talk Shows: Health Education or Entertainment?

December 22, 2014 10:47 am | Comments

For millions of people, televised medical talk shows have become a daily viewing ritual. Programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors have attracted massive followings as charismatic hosts discuss new medical research and therapies while offering viewers their own recommendations for better health. For show producers it's a winning ratings formula, but for viewers eager for a healthier life, the results aren't so clear cut. ...

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Reducing Emergency Surgery Cuts Health Care Costs

December 22, 2014 10:22 am | Comments

As hospitals and health systems increasingly focus on addressing the rising cost of health care in the United States, and with the expense of surgical care playing a major role, physician researchers and others across the healthcare industry are working to identify innovative ways to reduce surgical costs. ...   

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Chinese Hospital Snapped Photos During Surgery

December 22, 2014 9:56 am | Comments

Chinese health authorities put a hospital president on probation and fired three other supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery. ...        

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Board Rules Hospitals Can Still Perform Angioplasty Without License

December 19, 2014 12:30 pm | by Susan K. Livio, NJ.com | Comments

A New Jersey state health board voted today to continue to allow 11 hospitals to perform the artery-clearing procedure known as angioplasty without holding a license to perform heart surgery. ...             

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Near 700-Pound Woman Prepares for Gastric Bypass Surgery

December 19, 2014 12:06 pm | by Dana Dovey, Medical Daily | Comments

Amber is 24 years old and weighs nearly 700 pounds. She is one of the newest individuals to share her struggle with weight on TLC’s My 600-Pound Life. The show will follow Amber as she prepares to undergo a risky gastric bypass surgery in a desperate attempt to lose weight and save her life. ...

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U.S. Laparoscopic Device Market Will Reach Over $4.3 Billion by 2023

December 19, 2014 10:56 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the laparoscopic device market in the United States will increase to a value of over $4.3 billion by 2023. Growth will be primarily driven by expansion in the large direct energy device market. In particular, premium-priced advanced direct energy devices will be increasingly adopted due to the advantages they offer and as new products are launched. ...  

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Oxygen Suction Can Reduce Risk of Surgical Fires in Dental Procedures

December 19, 2014 10:25 am | Comments

The oxygen-enriched environment of surgical procedures creates the risk of fire. As many as 600 operating room fires occur each year in the United States despite a decline in the use of flammable anesthetics. To ensure the safety of dental surgical procedures, a new study investigated the use of suction to prevent combustion. ...    

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Cells That Enhance Tumor Growth Identified

December 19, 2014 10:06 am | Comments

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has identified the population of white blood cells that tumors use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system. ...               

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How Does Prostate Cancer Form?

December 18, 2014 12:16 pm | Comments

Prostate cancer affects more than 23,000 men this year in the US, however the individual genes that initiate prostate cancer formation are poorly understood. ...                 

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