Hospitals are under new pressure not only to treat their patients, but to make sure they don't come back. Here is a report on how the Affordable Care Act is addressing the issue of unnecessary hospital readmissions. The government wants to make sure they decline.
The Affordable Care Act is bringing millions of new patients into the medical system, but it's happening just as the country is about to lose a third of its physicians. Vinita Nair visits a medical school in Connecticut which has a strategy for fixing the shortage of doctors.
For the first time, the American public is getting a chance to see what hospitals charge for certain operations or procedures. This has allowed them to compare prices, and what they are seeing has been an absolute eye-opener. There is quite the disparity between hospital charges.
Turkish doctors say they have detected the heartbeat of the world's first baby in a womb transplanted from a donor. Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011. Using one of her own eggs, doctors placed an embryo into the 22 year old's womb in March.
A strategy offers financial incentives for healthcare providers to cut costs by keeping patients out of the hospital. New York Times economics correspondent Annie Lowrey explains how this is accomplished and whether or not this trend will continue in this video.
Peter Angelos, MD. PhD, is the Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery, chief of endocrine surgery, and associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Here he discusses how ethics will impact the future of surgery.
The video highlights trials and research concerning the introduction of haptic-enhanced minimally-invasive surgery techniques . This work that is discussed in this video was conducted by Cambridge R&D at Boston Children's Hospital.
A 9-year-old girl born without a windpipe becomes the first child in the world to receive a bio-artificial trachea made from her own stem cells. The surgery, which took place on April 9 here at Children’s Hospital of Illinois and will be formally announced Tuesday, is only the sixth of its kind and the first to be performed in the United States.
Dr. Jeffrey Ojemann, director of epilepsy surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital, explains a cutting-edge treatment for epilepsy: minimally invasive MRI-guided laser ablation surgery. Laser ablation surgery is much safer and more precise than other treatments, with fewer side effects.
Thanks to robotic technology, the donation process is better than ever for a living kidney donor. Many of the advancements with kidney transplants have focused on the recipient. This is no longer the case. Now minimally-invasive procedures help the donor recover faster.
The FDA has launched an investigation into the Da Vinci surgical system amid growing concerns over the rising rates of robotic surgery complications. Dr. David Samadi leading robotic prostate surgeon joins the Fox News team to defend the robot.
Medical professionals have made significant progress in returning amputees to a normal life. Technology has allowed for the development of prosthetic limbs that give both war veterans and the victims of the recent Boston bombings a second chance.
Thanks to a specialized, two-part medical procedure, an Iowa teen, whose face was paralyzed 11 years ago as a result of surgery, was able to regain some facial functioning. Here is the interesting and inspiring story of her dramatic recovery.
More and more hospitals are using robots and robotic accessories to perform surgery to improve on human performance in the operating room. However, complications and concern are very much on the rise. What's really at issue here? What is the takeaway?
A team of researchers in Boston have successfully created functioning rat kidneys using cells from newborn rats. It is a stunning acheivement, and it is also a development that could be a game-changer for the future of kidney transplants.