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We're Covered In Germs, So Let's Design For That

March 27, 2013 2:06 pm | by TED Videos Comments

Our bodies and environments are covered in microbes -- some good for us, some bad for us. As we learn more about the germs and microbes who share our living spaces, Jessica Green asks: Can we design buildings and facilities that encourage happy, healthy microbial environments? Think of how this can impact how hospitals and other medical facilities are designed and constructed.


Smartphone App A Useful Surgical Training Tool

March 27, 2013 1:47 pm | by YouTube Videos Comments

Four surgeons recently came up with the idea for a surgery app. Launched six months ago, the app allows trainees to train for a procedure prior to going into the operating room for the first time.


Doctors Working Less Leads To More Hours

March 27, 2013 1:28 pm | by CBS News Videos Comments

A rule that keeps young doctors from working around the clock may be backfiring. Here's a look at two new studies that say the changes are leading to more errors.


New Transplant Procedure Keeps Lungs 'Breathing' Outside Body

March 21, 2013 11:10 am | by NBC News Videos Comments

A revolutionary surgery at UCLA may change the way the medical community performs transplants. The procedure involves keeping transplant lungs "breathing" outside the body.


Eight-Year Kidney Transplant Wait Ends For Indiana Boy

March 21, 2013 10:57 am | by ABC News Videos Comments

Blake Laudenber has polycystic kidney disease and has been on dialysis since he was 3 weeks old. However, a recent kidney transplant has given him a new lease on life.


New MIS Surgery Treats Irregular Heartbeat

March 21, 2013 10:40 am | by YouTube Videos Comments

Dr. Rafael Squitieri, MD and Albert DiMeo , MD have pioneered a new minimally invasive surgery to treat an irregular or rapid heartbeat.


Doctors Struggle To Contain 'Nightmare' Bacteria

March 21, 2013 10:20 am | by ABC News Videos Comments

Doctors are trying to contain a new form of bacteria that antibiotics don't reach. Even the Center for Disease Control has referred to the situation as a "nightmare." Dr. Richard Besser has the details on this bug.


Study: Hospitals Get Low Safety Scores

March 21, 2013 10:10 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

A new Consumer Reports study rates hospitals with a safety score and most are not making the grade. Dr. John Santa, director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, talks to Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about the scores.


Global Surgery Matters

March 14, 2013 10:20 am | by TED Videos Comments

Sherry Wren explains the importance of surgery in global health care, arguing that we need to reject the current dogma that surgery is not part of basic health.


Nightmare Bacteria: Talking "Superbugs" In U.S. Hospitals

March 14, 2013 10:10 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

Deadly "superbugs" -- resistant to even the strongest antibiotics -- have been found in 42 states. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, discusses this critical issue.


The Value Of Robotic Surgery

March 14, 2013 10:00 am | by YouTube Videos Comments

Recent published research is questioning the use of robotic surgery for a gynecologic hysterectomy. Now surgeons from the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center specializing in minimally invasive surgery are speaking out regarding the news coverage of this research.


In Utero Surgery Performed On Boy 12 Weeks Before Birth

March 14, 2013 9:52 am | by YouTube Videos Comments

Little Colby Boudreaux is moving his legs and feet. While this is something most parents take for granted, for Colby it's remarkable. He underwent a life-changing surgery at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans to correct the myelomeningocele birth defect, the most serious form of spina bifida... 12 weeks before he was born.


Study: Ovarian Cancer Care Often 'Substandard'

March 14, 2013 9:46 am | by NBC News Videos Comments

Doctors say two out of every three women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are not receiving proper treatment. Ovarian cancer specialist Dr. Karen Lu calls this trend "disturbing." What does this say about the surgical procedures being done to treat the disease?

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

March 7, 2013 11:16 am Videos Comments

Dr. Christopher Duma discusses the developing environment of minimally invasive approaches to brain surgery, some of which can be performed as outpatient procedures.


The 2013 Pink Glove Dance From AORN

March 7, 2013 11:10 am Videos Comments

On March 4, 2013, at 6:00 in the morning, more than 1,100 operating room nurses participated in a special Pink Glove Dance in San Diego, CA at Medline's 8th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast.



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