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California Couple Wins Insurance Battle For Daughter's Surgery

November 6, 2013 11:30 am | by ABC News Videos Comments

An independent review panel overturned HMO denial to allow 14-month-old to get heart surgery...                                       

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Surgeons Bid For Patients On New Medical Auction Site

October 30, 2013 10:51 am | by NBC News Videos Comments

Imagine a website like eBay that offers surgeries and medical procedures instead of electronics or household goods. A new site called MediBid.com gives patients the ability to choose from a handful of bidding doctors in order to find needed procedures at reasonable prices...

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Fecal Transplant Used To Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

October 29, 2013 9:23 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from the potentially life threatening C. difficile bacterial infection in their intestines. However, many patients are resorting to fecal transplants to combat the highly antibiotic-resistant bacteria -- an unusual and controversial treatment...

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Toddler With Auditory Brain Stem Implant Says First Words

October 24, 2013 1:32 pm | by CBS News Videos Comments

Dr. Jon LaPook updates a report on a little boy who is making big strides after he went through an extraordinary medical procedure. In April he became the first child in the U.S. to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA approved clinical trial...

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Surgeon Salesmen? Doctors Profit From Devices They Put In Patients

October 24, 2013 11:11 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

Physician-owned companies, also known as physician-owned distributorships or P.O.D.s, have been around for a little over a decade. Often patients -- and even hospitals -- don't know their physicians are involved. But today, the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services released a long awaited study on them...

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Introducing The Beast -- A New Anesthesiology Ether Screen

October 24, 2013 10:43 am | by Emory University Videos Comments

During surgery, anesthesiologists typically sit behind the “ether screen” (aka “blood-brain barrier,” where the blood is the surgeon and the brain is an anesthesiologist). Now a new device helps attach the screen so it moves along with the bed, provides support for equipment, and has clear access to the patient...

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Inspired Revolutions In Surgical Glove Technology

October 22, 2013 10:04 am | by Ansell Videos Comments

Introducing Ansell's GAMMEX Non-Latex Surgical Gloves to the North American market. Featuring the wide breadth of product line, GAMMEX now offers eight different surgical gloves to accommodate the requirements of the entire surgical team.

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Boy Honors His Surgeon By Dressing Up As Him For Halloween

October 18, 2013 10:27 am | by ABC News Videos Comments

A 7-year-old Seattle boy has decided on a slightly unusual Halloween costume this year. He plans on dressing up as his surgeon, Dr. Jay Rubenstein. Landon Browne was born deaf, but received his first cochlear implant when he was just 9 months old from Rubenstein, a professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington...

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NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers Confirm Third Case Of MRSA

October 14, 2013 9:08 am | by ABC News Videos Comments

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say a third player has been diagnosed with MRSA, a staph infection that is resistant to many common antibiotics. General manager Mark Dominik made the announcement Friday, a day after confirming guard Carl Nicks is being treated for a recurrence of MRSA. NFL.com reported the player was rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks...

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How Google Glass May Benefit Surgeons In The OR

October 11, 2013 11:36 am | by Medgadget Videos Comments

Philips and Accenture are teaming up to investigate how Google Glass can help improve clinical workflow and assist doctors and nurses in performing every day tasks. As a proof of concept, they released a video demonstrating a few tools that surgeons may benefit from in the OR...

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New Procedure May Drastically Improve IVF Success Rates

October 11, 2013 10:06 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

Doctors at Nottingham University in the United Kingdom believe that a new, innovative, and cutting-edge technique used one-month prior to IVF treatments - known as endometrial scratching - can (greatly) increase a woman's chance of conceiving a child...

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Leaving The ICU With Dementia-Like Symptoms

October 4, 2013 9:38 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

A new study finds nearly three out of four patients treated in the intensive care unit leave with dementia-like symptoms, even when there's no evidence a person had them before going to the intensive care unit. Chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the report and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones...

The Affordable Care Act: What Can We Expect?

September 30, 2013 9:45 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

A key part of the much-discussed Affordable Care Act is set to get underway on October 1. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about what everyone can expect from the controversial new healthcare law...

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Inspired Revolutions In Surgical Glove Technology

September 26, 2013 11:48 am | by Ansell Videos Comments

Introducing Ansell's GAMMEX Non-Latex Surgical Gloves to the North American market. Featuring the wide breadth of product line, GAMMEX now offers eight different surgical gloves to accommodate the requirements of the entire surgical team.

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Six-Pound Tumor Removed From Teenage Girl's Neck

September 24, 2013 11:09 am | by ABC News Videos Comments

Aster Degano, 13, flew from Ethiopia to New York for surgery to remove the benign tumor.                           

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