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Hospitals To Be Penalized For Avoidable Readmissions

May 9, 2013 9:58 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

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.

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Connecticut Medical School Aims To Fix Doctor Shortage

May 9, 2013 9:46 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

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.

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Big Disparity In Hospital Charges

May 9, 2013 9:30 am | by NBC News Videos Comments

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.

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Woman With Transplanted Womb Pregnant

May 2, 2013 11:11 am | by NBC News Videos Comments

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.

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A New Approach To Cutting Healthcare Costs

May 2, 2013 10:57 am | by New York Times Videos Comments

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.

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Surgical Ethics And The Future Of Surgery

May 2, 2013 10:45 am | by YouTube Videos Comments

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.

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Demonstration Of Haptic-Enhanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery Techniques

May 2, 2013 10:24 am | by YouTube Videos Comments

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.

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Unique Surgery Gives Girl A New Windpipe

May 2, 2013 9:54 am | by NBC News Videos Comments

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.

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Minimally Invasive MRI-Guided Laser Ablation Surgery

April 25, 2013 10:54 am | by YouTube Videos Comments

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.

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The Effects Of Robotic Surgery On Kidney Donation

April 25, 2013 10:02 am | by YouTube Videos Comments

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.

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Defending Robotic Surgery

April 25, 2013 9:50 am | by YouTube Videos Comments

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.

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War Zone Technology To Bring Normalcy To Boston Wounded

April 25, 2013 9:38 am | by ABC News Videos Comments

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.

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Teen Paralyzed By Surgery Smiles Again

April 25, 2013 9:19 am | by NBC News Videos Comments

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.

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The Future Of Robotics In The OR

April 16, 2013 5:23 pm | by ABC News Videos Comments

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?

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Scientists Create Lab-Made Rat Kidneys

April 16, 2013 5:17 pm | by NBC News Videos Comments

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.

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