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A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins

October 18, 2012 6:38 am Videos Comments

PodMed is a weekly podcast from Johns Hopkins Medicine. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins and vice chairman of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, look at the top medical stories of the week.

Is The Cost Of Robotic Surgery Justified?

October 11, 2012 6:41 am Videos Comments

  Robotic prostate surgery is often favored as the next big thing in prostate cancer treatment, but its value is repeatedly called into question. Do the benefits of robotic prostatectomy surgery outweigh the expense? How much more expensive is robotic surgery? In the delicate world of prostate cancer and saving lives, at what point does price matter? Dr.

New Breath Test Could Diagnose Chronic Disease And Cancer

October 11, 2012 6:01 am Videos Comments

Scientists say that high-tech breath analyzers may soon be able to diagnose serious conditions -- from diabetes to lung cancer -- in just minutes.

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Demonstrating Benefits Of Using Ports For Laparascopic Surgery

October 4, 2012 7:22 am Videos Comments

  Dr. Kella talks, intra operatively, of the benefits of using SurgiQuest ports during laparascopic surgery. Bang Surgical was used to stream live OR video to audience members across the US. Dr. Kella performed a laparascopic radical prostatectomy using Intuitives Da Vinci surgical robotic system.

Texas Company Battles 'Vulnerability' Of U.S. Surgical Mask Supply

October 4, 2012 7:00 am Videos Comments

When the swine flu pandemic hit in 2009, a small surgical mask company in North Richland Hills suddenly found itself in high demand. Prestige Ameritech has one of very few plants still making masks in the U.

Doctors Grow New Ear On Cancer Victim's Arm

October 4, 2012 6:49 am Videos Comments

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.   Sherrie Walter lost her ear to cancer two years ago, but doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore offered Walter a chance at a new ear -- a permanent one built from her own tissue.

Solving Old OR Problems With New Digital Technology

September 27, 2012 7:11 am | GE Healthcare Surgery Videos Comments

  For many Radiology Technologists like Jamie Rodgers, sending fluoroscopy X-ray images was cumbersome. In the past, Rodgers, a Radiology Technologist with the University of Rochester Medical Center, would have to wait until after an exam to movethe mobile C-arm around the hospital in order to find the wired connection to the hospital's PACS system.

Hundreds A Day Seek Hospital Of 'Last Resort'

September 27, 2012 7:05 am Videos Comments

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.   A provocative new documentary,  "The Waiting Room,"  is a snapshot of Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., one of the nation's busiest safety-net hospitals, which is stretched to the limit with 241 patients a day, mostly uninsured, who need medical care they can't afford.

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Internally-Decapitated Woman Recovers

September 27, 2012 7:00 am Videos Comments

A Phoenix woman who survived a rare internal decapitation during a crash thanks the first responders who rescued her.

Uterus Transplants Successful

September 20, 2012 6:10 am Videos Comments

Big Sisters Give Marrow To Tot

September 20, 2012 6:07 am Videos Comments

A girl diagnosed with Aplastic anemia has been given a gift from her sisters that will save her life.

Florida Teen Gets New Arm After 11-Foot Gator Attack

September 13, 2012 6:40 am Videos Comments

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.   Fred Langdale made a split-second decision to sacrifice his right arm to save his life.

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