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Lawsuit: Students Say No to In-Class Vaginal Ultrasounds

May 27, 2015 9:37 am | by Mike Schneider, Associated Press | Comments

Two former college students say they were punished when they didn't want to undergo the procedure. 


Anticoagulants Possibly Overused, Multiple Studies Report

May 26, 2015 5:36 pm | by American College of Cardiology | Comments

Seven studies based off of registry data say anticoagulants could be being overused. 


Infographic: 8 Ways Healthcare Changed

May 26, 2015 3:48 pm | by Modular Devices | Comments

As part of Heart Disease Awareness Month this past February, Modular Devices made a list of advancements in medical technology since the 1950's.


Chip Detects Superbugs Faster, Easier

May 26, 2015 1:48 pm | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering | Comments

Each year two million people in the U.S. contract antibiotic-resistant infections, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result.


Stem Cells Used For Healing Powers

May 26, 2015 1:45 pm | by King's College London | Comments

The infusions, which were comprised of donor bone marrow cells, helped treat poorly healing wounds. 


Post-Op Treatment Less Aggressive for Elderly

May 26, 2015 10:40 am | by BMJ | Comments

Patients 80 years old and older have poorest post-op outcomes, but researchers say more monitoring and intervention could help.


Study Learns From Those Who Can't Feel Pain

May 26, 2015 10:30 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Across Europe and Asia, there are 11 families who share a unique gene - one that makes them feel no pain. 


Impacts of Health Insurance Ruling Considered

May 26, 2015 10:15 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court ruling on the ACA could wipe out health insurance for millions, and Republicans are talking damage control with 2016 elections potentially on the line. 


After Criticism, $100M WHO Emergency Fund is Created

May 26, 2015 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

After being slow to the draw during health crises, a WHO emergency response fund was approved. 


Democrats: Skimpy Insurance is New Issue

May 26, 2015 9:59 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

Nearly all Americans are required to have health insurance, but they're choosing a cheaper method to get around the law. 


From Scratch Paper to the OR: New Robot Debuts in 2017

May 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

As a surgeon, Dennis Fowler knew there had to be a better approach, so he and his colleagues designed a surgical robot. Years later, this design is planned to hit the US market in 2017.


Thousand of Patients Have Data Stolen

May 22, 2015 2:16 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Employee at hospital's billing company stole data like birthdays, Social Security numbers and names.


ACP Weighs in on Mystery of Mammogram Testing

May 22, 2015 10:13 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Mammograms are just one of the cancer screening procedures this association has taken a stance on. 


Joint Replacement Surgeries Expected to Keep Increasing

May 22, 2015 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Minimally invasive techniques and growing awareness about the benefits of joint reconstruction are two big drivers, the report said.  


Telemedicine Proven to Save Thousands

May 22, 2015 9:52 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | Comments

A study compared telemedicine to phone consultations, and found it saved thousands of dollars.



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