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Fitbit In Healthcare: Is More Data Better?

July 23, 2014 | by Kevin R. Campbell, MD | Comments

For scientists and researchers who are developing new treatments for disease, data is power. For patients, data can mean empowerment. Devices that track health indicators are readily available and in use to track heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar and even respiratory rate and body temperature ...           

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Obama's Care vs. ObamaCare

December 16, 2014 12:25 pm | by Dr. Jane M. Orient | Comments

The whole country has heard the saga of the President’s sore throat. Many people who have a similar problem—or a true emergency—might compare his treatment with theirs. ...                     

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Pathfinder’s Vision Gives Man New Life After Cancer

December 11, 2014 10:18 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Comments

I always enjoy hearing the latest in 3-D innovation in the operating room, and last week brought another terrific story. ...                           

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Surgery in Space? Surgeon Sees Many Problems

December 9, 2014 10:42 am | by the Skeptical Scalpel, Physician's Weekly | Comments

The astronauts are halfway to Mars when suddenly one of them develops abdominal pain and requires surgery. What will they do?                            

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New Camera Technology Provides 'Fantastic Voyage' Into Future

December 4, 2014 10:59 am | by Ralph Basile, Vice President of Marketing, Healthmark Industries | Comments

Years ago, surgical instruments were relatively simple tools, designed for cutting, spreading, chiseling and closing. Thankfully for most "consumers" of surgical services, those days are long past. ...                     

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New App Gives Family Peace of Mind During Surgery

November 26, 2014 10:14 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Comments

There's no doubt surgery can be a stressful experience for not only the patient but family members as well. However, thanks to a new app, loved ones can get messages or reassurance directly from the operating room ...      

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Another Amazing Feat From the Cleveland Clinic

November 21, 2014 10:53 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Comments

It's been nearly six years since the Cleveland Clinic performed an amazing near-total face transplant. About two months ago, the Clinic did it again.                  

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It's a Matter of Life and Breath

November 17, 2014 9:56 am | by Vangie Dennis, Administrative Director, Spivey Station Surgery Center | Comments

There is a quote that immediately comes to mind when the topic of surgical smoke comes up in discussion that I heard years ago in a physician based training session, “There is no such thing as safe smoke.”  Smoke is smoke.  So why does the medical industry seem to differentiate smoke produced from a laser from smoke created from electrosurgery?

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3D Printing Provides Arm For 6-Year-Old Boy

November 14, 2014 10:15 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Comments

For most of us, the ability to use two arms and two legs every day is a function we take for granted ...                           

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Republicans Can No Longer Blame Harry Reid for Failing to Repeal ObamaCare

November 11, 2014 10:57 am | by Dr. Jane M. Orient | Comments

The time for Republican self congratulation is over, and the work needs to begin. It appears that the majority of the voting population recognizes that our country is in dire condition. Time is running out to fix it. Are Republicans going to work for our country, or just shift money around to different special interests? 

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ACS Report: Multi-Procedural Technology Drives Innovation and Profitability

October 29, 2014 9:00 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Walking the halls of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress & Expo offers a number of opportunities. Embedded within the clamor of the show floor and pictured in part by the varying HD, 4K and 3D displays, are an array of new products promising to push the OR forward ....

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First Time at ACS an Eye-Opener

October 28, 2014 10:33 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Comments

On Monday, I saw many of the products we feature in the magazine and online, up close and personal. It was great to finally see what we've been covering in action and talk to many of the surgeons, product managers and PR representatives who are extremely passionate about their products. I even had the opportunity to test out a couple ...

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U.S. Prepared for Ebola—10 Patients at a Time

October 13, 2014 12:04 pm | by Dr. Jane M. Orient | Comments

Have you wondered why Ebola patients are being sent to Omaha, Nebraska? It’s because one physician, Dr. Philip Smith, had the foresight to set up the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit after the 9/11 attacks as a bulwark against bioterrorism ...

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Bills Can Provide Sticker Shock After Surgery

September 24, 2014 11:01 am | by Attorney Bryan Smith | Comments

I have represented hundreds of clients who underwent surgery as a result of injuries.  Most of these clients had no idea how expensive their surgery would be, and were often shocked when all of the bills arrived. I use the word “bills” because numerous providers in the operating suite (not just the surgeon) separately bill for their services, including the anesthesiologist, hospital, assistant surgeon, and sometimes the surgical nurses ...

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Is There a Provider In The House?

September 16, 2014 11:03 am | by Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D. | Comments

Physicians have a proud heritage. We can boast Dr. Benjamin Rush, a founding father, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Surgeon General of the Continental Army, and opponent of slavery. And Dr. James Derham, born a slave in 1762, who grew a successful practice that included freeman and slaves.

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Cosmetic Surgery Regret Is On The Rise

September 5, 2014 11:24 am | by PRWeb | Comments

According to New York City Facial Plastic Surgeon Sam Rizk, “At this point, about fifty percent of the procedures I perform are revision surgery. Although rhinoplasty has historically been the number one revision procedure, patients are also seeking secondary facelifts, neck lifts and blepharoplasties (eyelid surgery) in record numbers.”

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