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Hospital’s Patient-Actor Suffers Real-Life Emergency

January 6, 2014 9:10 am | by CBS News | Comments

When a University of Virginia medical student was learning to diagnose symptoms of people pretending to be patients, he actually found something in one of the actors, possibly saving the man’s life...         


Robot 'Skin' Could Help Severely Disabled

January 3, 2014 9:43 am | by CBS News | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with a way to give robots the sense of touch using artificial skin.'s Nick Dietz reports on the invention, which could dramatically improve the lives of people with severe disabilities...


California Teen Winds Up On Life Support After Routine Tonsil Surgery

December 17, 2013 9:59 am | by CBS News | Comments

The family of a 13-year-old Oakland, California girl is trying to figure out how she ended up on life support after a routine tonsil surgery...                     


'Good Morning America' Correspondent Amy Robach Discusses Cancer Fight

December 11, 2013 9:24 am | by ABC News | Comments

A month after undergoing a public mammogram on the ABC morning show, the “Good Morning America” correspondent Amy Robach announced she had breast cancer. Robach discussed her double mastectomy and the importance of mammograms in this recent interview.


'Tele-Docs' Bring Stroke Specialists To Rural Areas

November 20, 2013 10:31 am | by CBS News | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. A growing number of hospitals in California and other states are using telepresence robots to expand access to medical specialists, especially in rural areas where there's a shortage of doctors...


Self-Tracking Technologies Help Elderly Stay Out Of Hospitals

November 19, 2013 9:42 am | by CNBC | Comments

There's a program in Spain that aims to keep elderly people healthy and out of the hospital. It allows patients to track their own health parameters and share critical data with clinicians. The program, which includes Xbox Kinect-powered exercise routines, has apparently helped prevent thousands of hospital visits...

Bullying Drives Children To Cosmetic Surgery

November 18, 2013 11:04 am | by ABC News | Comments

The number of children getting plastic surgery in the United States is on the rise kids as young as six are going under the knife. One big reason for this? Bullying...                  


Hypochondria: Why Medical Students (And Many Others) Worry About Conditions They Don't Really Have

November 14, 2013 10:28 am | by CBS News | Comments

Doctors see it all the time -- and sometimes experience it too. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks with medical student Loren Galler Rabinowitz about how often this happens, and how to tell the difference...    


Surgeon Discusses Intra-Operative Brain Surgery

November 13, 2013 9:12 am | by ABC News | Comments

One patient had a glioma, or a type of tumor that arises from the brain and normally stays in the brain. To deal with the tumor, Dr. Michael Vogelbaum opted to remove the tumor while the patient, Matt, was awake. Dr. Vogelbaum discussed the patient's situation and the procedure in this video...


Couple Considers Divorce To Save On Healthcare

November 11, 2013 10:48 am | by CBS News | Comments

Together as only a family of two, Nona Willis-Aronowitz and Aaron Cassara make more than the $62,000 level to qualify for subsidies under Obamacare. But if they lived together, unmarried as individuals, they qualify for the subsidies and potentially could save hundreds of dollars a month. Now the couple is considering divorce...


Double-Masectomy Patient Leads OR Dance Party Before Surgery

November 8, 2013 9:11 am | by YouTube | Comments

On Tuesday, Deb Cohan went into surgery to have her breasts removed. But before the surgery, she and her medical team threw a pre-op dance party (to Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied") in the operating room at the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center at Mount Zion. The dance party was captured on video...


California Couple Wins Insurance Battle For Daughter's Surgery

November 6, 2013 11:30 am | by ABC News | Comments

An independent review panel overturned HMO denial to allow 14-month-old to get heart surgery...                                       


Surgeons Bid For Patients On New Medical Auction Site

October 30, 2013 10:51 am | by NBC News | Comments

Imagine a website like eBay that offers surgeries and medical procedures instead of electronics or household goods. A new site called gives patients the ability to choose from a handful of bidding doctors in order to find needed procedures at reasonable prices...


Fecal Transplant Used To Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

October 29, 2013 9:23 am | by CBS News | Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from the potentially life threatening C. difficile bacterial infection in their intestines. However, many patients are resorting to fecal transplants to combat the highly antibiotic-resistant bacteria -- an unusual and controversial treatment...


Toddler With Auditory Brain Stem Implant Says First Words

October 24, 2013 1:32 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Dr. Jon LaPook updates a report on a little boy who is making big strides after he went through an extraordinary medical procedure. In April he became the first child in the U.S. to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA approved clinical trial...



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