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Breast Cancer Screening on 'Threshold of an Incredible Exciting Stage'

December 5, 2014 12:22 pm | by GE Reports.com | Comments

Some 40 percent of women in the U.S. have what physicians call “dense breast tissue,” which can mask the visibility of tumors on a traditional mammogram. ...                

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Study: ALS Patients Have More of a Genetic Link Than Previously Thought

December 5, 2014 11:39 am | Comments

Genetics may play a larger role in causing Lou Gehrig's disease than previously believed, potentially accounting for more than one-third of all cases, according to one of the most comprehensive genetic studies to date of patients who suffer from the condition also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. ...    

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3-D Printed Heart Could Reduce Surgeries in Children

December 5, 2014 11:06 am | Comments

New 3D printed heart technology could reduce the number of heart surgeries in children with congenital heart disease, according to Dr. Peter Verschueren who spoke on the topic today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2014. ...       

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Twenty-Four Indian Patients Blinded After Cataract Surgery

December 5, 2014 10:31 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract surgeries performed at a free medical camp run by a charity in northern India. ...           

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Medication Error Killed Woman Following Surgery

December 5, 2014 10:08 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

An Oregon hospital is acknowledging that it administered the wrong medication to a patient, causing her death. ...                                 

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Engineer Applies Robot Control Theory to Improve Prosthetic Legs

December 4, 2014 12:12 pm | Comments

A University of Texas at Dallas professor applied robot control theory to enable powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the wearer’s environment and help amputees walk. ...                     

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Thirty-Five Hospitals Designated Ebola Treatment Centers

December 4, 2014 11:58 am | Comments

An increasing number of U.S. hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health officials have identified and designated 35 hospitals with Ebola treatment centers, with more expected in the coming weeks. ...

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GE Celebrates Past and Future of Medical Imaging at RSNA Show

December 4, 2014 11:42 am | by GE Reports.com | Comments

Thomas Edison’s light bulb patent was 16 years old when his colleague and GE co-founder Elihu Thomson modified his electric lamp technology and developed an early X-ray machine that allowed doctors to diagnose bone fractures and locate “foreign objects in the body.” The machine, which Thomson built just one year after Wilhelm Roentgen discovered and tested X-rays on his wife, launched GE into the healthcare business. ...

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US Patent Innovations Opens State-of-the-Art Facility

December 4, 2014 11:24 am | Comments

US Patent Innovations, LLC (USPI) recently announced the opening of its state-of-the-art research laboratory facility, through its newest affiliate, the Jerome Canady Research Institute for Advanced Biological and Technological Sciences, Benefit LLC (JCRI), an in-house clinical research hub specializing in the fields of Biomedical, Proteomics, Molecular Biology, Regenerative and Translational Biology. ... 

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Higher Blood Clot Risk in Longer Surgeries

December 4, 2014 10:22 am | Comments

The longer the duration of surgery, the higher the risk of a life-threatening blood clot, according to the first large-scale, quantitative national study of the risk across all surgical procedures. ...                

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Report: Efforts to Improve Patient Safety Saves 50,000 Lives, $12 Billion

December 3, 2014 12:05 pm | Comments

A report released by the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday shows an estimated 50,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and approximately $12 billion in health care costs were saved as a result of a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2013. ... 

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IDT and Ubiquitome Partner to Develop Mobile Ebola Test

December 3, 2014 11:45 am | Comments

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), and Ubiquitome recently announced a partnership to develop the Ubiquitome Freedom4 Real-Time RT-PCR Ebola Virus Assay for easy use in the field. This rapid test is designed to be run on Ubiquitome’s hand-held, battery powered real-time PCR device, the Freedom4. ... 

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Siemens Promotes Future of Industry With Radiology Leadership Institute Donation

December 3, 2014 11:24 am | Comments

Siemens Healthcare is pleased to announce its financial contribution to Leading Radiology into the Future, a campaign to fund the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI). The five-year pledge is part of Siemens’ ongoing efforts to help shape the future of radiology and educate those in the industry who will continue to take the profession to new heights. ...

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Hospital Saves $7M in Healthcare Costs With Patient Safety Grant

December 3, 2014 11:04 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Comments

In 2009, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., began a case study with help from the E3 Patient Safety Grant, developed by the Cardinal Health Foundation, with the goal of improving patient safety and reducing costs. Within five years, the medical facility saved more than 150 lives and more than $7 million in healthcare costs. ...

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Interventional Radiology Preserves Uterus In Patients With Placenta Accreta

December 3, 2014 10:33 am | Comments

Researchers reported today on a procedure that can preserve fertility and potentially save the lives of women with a serious pregnancy complication called placenta accreta. ...             

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