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Assisting Surgery with 3D Organ Holograms

January 8, 2014 9:35 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

RealView Imaging LTD has created imaging technology which allows doctors to physically interact with “floating” 3D holograms of a patients organs...                  

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Hospital’s Patient-Actor Suffers Real-Life Emergency

January 6, 2014 9:10 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

When a University of Virginia medical student was learning to diagnose symptoms of people pretending to be patients, he actually found something in one of the actors, possibly saving the man’s life...         

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Robot 'Skin' Could Help Severely Disabled

January 3, 2014 9:43 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with a way to give robots the sense of touch using artificial skin. CBSNews.com's Nick Dietz reports on the invention, which could dramatically improve the lives of people with severe disabilities...

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California Teen Winds Up On Life Support After Routine Tonsil Surgery

December 17, 2013 9:59 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

The family of a 13-year-old Oakland, California girl is trying to figure out how she ended up on life support after a routine tonsil surgery...                     

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'Good Morning America' Correspondent Amy Robach Discusses Cancer Fight

December 11, 2013 9:24 am | by ABC News Videos Comments

A month after undergoing a public mammogram on the ABC morning show, the “Good Morning America” correspondent Amy Robach announced she had breast cancer. Robach discussed her double mastectomy and the importance of mammograms in this recent interview.

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Hypochondria: Why Medical Students (And Many Others) Worry About Conditions They Don't Really Have

November 14, 2013 10:28 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

Doctors see it all the time -- and sometimes experience it too. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks with medical student Loren Galler Rabinowitz about how often this happens, and how to tell the difference...    

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Surgeon Discusses Intra-Operative Brain Surgery

November 13, 2013 9:12 am | by ABC News Videos Comments

One patient had a glioma, or a type of tumor that arises from the brain and normally stays in the brain. To deal with the tumor, Dr. Michael Vogelbaum opted to remove the tumor while the patient, Matt, was awake. Dr. Vogelbaum discussed the patient's situation and the procedure in this video...

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Couple Considers Divorce To Save On Healthcare

November 11, 2013 10:48 am | by CBS News Videos Comments

Together as only a family of two, Nona Willis-Aronowitz and Aaron Cassara make more than the $62,000 level to qualify for subsidies under Obamacare. But if they lived together, unmarried as individuals, they qualify for the subsidies and potentially could save hundreds of dollars a month. Now the couple is considering divorce...

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Double-Masectomy Patient Leads OR Dance Party Before Surgery

November 8, 2013 9:11 am | by YouTube Videos Comments

On Tuesday, Deb Cohan went into surgery to have her breasts removed. But before the surgery, she and her medical team threw a pre-op dance party (to Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied") in the operating room at the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center at Mount Zion. The dance party was captured on video...

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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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