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Portable Artificial Heart System Gives Patients Extra Time

January 2, 2013 3:40 pm | by CBS News | Comments

An experiential portable artificial heart system is giving patients awaiting transplant surgery some extra time with their families around the holidays.

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11-Year-Old's 'Baby Bump' Ends Up A Tumor

December 19, 2012 2:56 pm | by NBC News | Comments

After several tests came up with nothing, doctors eventually discovered that an 11-year-old Florida girl's extended stomach was the result of a tumor growing inside her body.

Advanced Robotic Surgery: Stage IV Endometriosis

December 19, 2012 2:31 pm | by YouTube | Comments

Here you see advanced robotic surgery for stage-four endometriosis. The 30-year-old patient suffered from severe pelvic pain and has been unsuccessful in her attempts to conceive a child over the course of the past three years.

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Robot Reduces Risk Of Serious Hospital Infections

December 19, 2012 2:15 pm | by YouTube | Comments

One Connecticut hospital is using a high-tech robotic solution to combat the spread of serious bacteria and viruses in its facility. Stamford Hospital is the only one in the state with the latest tool designed to minimize that risk.

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Surgery Allows Woman To Control Robotic Arm With Brain

December 19, 2012 2:04 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Jan Scheuermann uses a robotic arm, wrist, and hand to feed herself. Scheuermann, a quadriplegic, controlled the arm using a brain-computer interface following surgery to implant electrodes on her brain.

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Mom Gets First Triple Organ Transplant In Georgia's History

December 19, 2012 1:45 pm | by YouTube | Comments

Five months ago, 38-year-old Stephanie Lindstrom received a triple organ transplant at Emory University Hospital, the first procedure of its kind in the state of Georgia. Doctors say since 2009, there have been only six reported in the United States.

Laparoscopic Sacral Colpopexy For Pelvic Organ Prolapse

December 13, 2012 9:17 am | by YouTube | Comments

Here is video of a laparoscopic sacral colpopexy performed on a patient dealing with pelvic organ prolapse. The surgery was performed by Dr. Kurian Thott of Women's Health and Surgery Center in the Fredericksburg and Stafford areas of Virginia.

Engineered Tissue Will Lead To Personalized Organ 'Models'

December 12, 2012 5:42 pm | by TED | Comments

Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution to treating illness: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips for transplants and other therapies.

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New Device May Detect Post-Surgical Lymphedema

December 12, 2012 5:23 pm | by CBS News | Comments

A new device may help diagnose lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, before it becomes a more serious problem. Doctors in New York are already putting the device to good use.

New ACL Surgery May Improve Recovery Time

December 12, 2012 5:04 pm | by WTNH | Comments

A bio-engineer from the UConn Health Center has developed another method for ACL surgery that could cut down on recovery time: The complete regeneration of a knee ligament through tissue engineering.

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After 28 Surgeries, Toddler Goes Home For First Time

December 12, 2012 4:42 pm | by NBC News | Comments

A 2-year-old Texas girl recently got the opportunity to go home for the holidays after spending her entire life in the hospital. Adalynn Willett was born with both her intestines and liver outside of her body, and she has undergone 28 surgeries over the course of her young life.

Plastic Surgery for Migraines: Cutting-Edge Treatment

December 6, 2012 10:22 am | by YouTube | Comments

W.G. (Jay) Austen Jr., MD, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses a cutting-edge procedure done at MGH: Plastic Surgery for Migraines. Patient Stacy Saxe also shares her experience with the procedure and lets cameras in on her surgery.

Hospitals: The Cost Of Admission

December 6, 2012 10:07 am | by CBS News | Comments

Here is an investigation of serious allegations from doctors that the hospital chain they worked for pressured them to admit patients regardless of their medical needs.

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Pacemaker-Like Device Studied In Alzheimer's Treatment

December 6, 2012 10:01 am | by CBS News | Comments

New research involving a pacemaker-like device for the brain may offer a more effective way to treat Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Paul Rosenberg, a specialist at Johns Hopkins University, talks about the treatment's first clinical trial.

Dwarfism Patient Endures Painful Surgeries To Transform Body

December 6, 2012 9:52 am | by ABC News | Comments

Tiffanie DiDonato was born with a rare form of dwarfism. Most of her body was normal size, but her arms and legs did not fully grow. She has underwent numerous grueling and painful surgeries over the years as part of her battle to improve her quality of life.

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