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Virus Or Bacteria? New Blood Test Could Help Curb Antibiotics Over-Use

September 19, 2013 9:34 am | by CBS News | Comments

A new blood test may one day be able to tell whether an infection is bacterial or viral and may help cut down on the over-prescription of antibiotics, which has led to bacteria-resistant superbugs. This could be a game-changer for infection prevention and control efforts...

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New Tool Detects Breast Cancer, Limits Surgeries

September 13, 2013 11:39 am | by CBS News | Comments

More than 230,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Many choose a lumpectomy to remove the cancerous tissue. Now a new tool in the operating room may save women from follow-up surgery. CBS News' Teresa Garcia reports.

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Google Glass: The New Surgical Assistant?

September 6, 2013 10:55 am | by CBS News | Comments

Google Glass is being touted as a game changer for surgeons and their patients. The camera embedded in the doctors glasses can livestream what they see and using voice commands the doctor can take photos and review medical records. This video breaks down the technology in detail.

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Separated Conjoined Twins Recovering Nicely After Surgery

September 4, 2013 11:02 am | by CBS News | Comments

Doctors estimated that a pair of conjoined twins in Dallas, Texas had roughly a 50 percent chance of survival after being separated last week. As KTVT-TV's Robbie Owens reports, the twins underwent the operation and are doing pretty well so far.

Robot Disinfects Hospital Room With A Zap

August 29, 2013 2:47 pm | by CBS News | Comments

The CDC has reported that one out of every 20 patients will contract an infection while in the hospital. At the Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colo., they are using a portable, room-disinfecting robot to pulse germicidal ultraviolet light to protect patients from potential infections. CBS Denver's health specialist Kathy Walsh reports.

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Blood Clots Could Be Sucked Out Of The Brain By Robotic Device

August 22, 2013 9:27 am | by YouTube | Comments

A unique collaboration between Vanderbilt mechanical engineer Robert Webster and neurosurgeon Kyle Weaver has designed a special robotic system that uses tiny, steerable needles to suction out brain clots formed by intracranial hemorrhaging.

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'Breaking Up' With Your Doctor

August 22, 2013 9:15 am | by CBS News | Comments

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook says if a patient can't communicate well with his or her doctor, or don't feel like the office is taking care of patients' needs, it may be time for that person to "break up" with doctor and find someone new.

Printing Living Tissue

August 21, 2013 4:59 pm | by New York Times | Comments

At labs around the world, researchers have been experimenting with bioprinting, but there are many formidable obstacles to overcome. There is much work to do to perfect the process, get regulatory approvals and conduct clinical trials, but his eventual goal sounds like something from science fiction: to have a printer in the operating room that could custom-print new tissue.

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MIS Tool Acts As An Extension Of Surgeon's Arm

August 21, 2013 4:48 pm | by YouTube | Comments

University of Michigan engineers, in collaboration with the UM Medical School, have developed a new affordable tool technology which will make performing minimally-invasive surgery easier for surgeons. The tool, called FlexDex, acts as an extension of the surgeon's arm, allowing the doctor to control it in a natural and intuitive manner.

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New Sinus Surgery And Instrument Could Improve Outcomes

August 21, 2013 4:41 pm | by YouTube | Comments

Board-certified ear, nose, and throat surgeon Dr. Mark Overholt explains a new type of sinus surgery using a new instrument in great detail. According to Dr. Overholt, it is a procedure that stands to really help surgeons improve sinus surgery outcomes.

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Unborn Baby Undergoes Life-Altering Surgery

August 15, 2013 9:55 am | by YouTube | Comments

An ultrasound at 18 weeks indicated that Steffanie and Jon Sawyer's unborn son had spina bifida. His spinal cord nerves were exposed to his mom's amniotic fluid. The Chicago-area couple traveled to Nashville to have Vanderbilt doctors repair the defect by operating on the unborn fetus.

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New Cancer Studies May Impact Prevention, Treatment

August 15, 2013 9:38 am | by CBS News | Comments

Dr. David Agus, an oncologist who leads Westside Cancer Center at the University of Southern California, discussed the importance of two groundbreaking studies that could lead to major changes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing some of the most common forms of cancer.

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Shared Doctor Appointments? Shared Doctor Appointments

August 14, 2013 2:03 pm | by CBS News | Comments

The number of physicians offering group doctor visits has doubled since 2005. Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, assistant professor at the NYU School of Medicine, spoke to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about this recent and surprising medical trend.

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Hacker Found Dead Before Revealing Pacemaker Hacking Secrets

August 14, 2013 1:49 pm | by ABC News | Comments

Security researcher Barnaby Jack was found dead by a loved one in San Francisco in late July. Jack, 36, had been scheduled to make a presentation at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas on Aug. 1 showing how he was able to remotely shock a pacemaker.

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Heart Transplant Teen Gets A Second Chance At Life

August 14, 2013 1:34 pm | by ABC News | Comments

The family of Anthony Stokes, the 15-year-old boy who was denied a place on the heart transplant waiting list because of "non-compliance," now say doctors at a George hospital have changed their minds. Anthony has an enlarged heart and has been given six months to live, but Anthony's family said doctors told them that they wouldn't put him on the transplant list because of his history of "non-compliance."

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