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Adult Survivors of Childhood Eye Cancer Experience Few Setbacks

November 24, 2014 11:45 am | Comments

Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment. That's the conclusion of a study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. ...

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Man's Death During Shoulder Surgery Gets New Trial

November 24, 2014 11:32 am | by Paul Srubas, Press-Gazette Media | Comments

The widow of a Green Bay, Wis., man who died while undergoing rotator cuff surgery will get a new trial, an appellate court has ruled, reported the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sunday ...              

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Doctors Provide Range of Treatment Options for GERD

November 24, 2014 10:44 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Comments

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most frequent outpatient diagnosis in the U.S., with almost 9 million visits in 2009. The typical symptoms of GERD, heartburn and regurgitation, impair quality of life, activity, and overall work productivity. Nov. 23-29 is GERD Awareness Week and Surgical Products will be getting insight today from doctors about this disease on surgicalproductsmag.com and our daily e-newsletter.

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New Device Reduces Scarring in Damaged Blood Vessels

November 21, 2014 12:15 pm | Comments

When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. “Scar tissue will always form inside the blood vessel and, in many cases, eventually block blood flow,” said Guillermo Ameer, professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.

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Docphin Leads List of Top 10 Medical Apps

November 21, 2014 11:57 am | Comments

Many of the best apps for the medical community fly under the radar, says Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications. ...                           

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New Technique Allows Ultrasound To Penetrate Bone, Metal

November 20, 2014 12:04 pm | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers.”      

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After 35 Surgeries, Woman Will Get Life-Saving Bowel Transplant

November 20, 2014 11:27 am | by MyFoxPhilly.com | Comments

A Pennsylvania woman will undergo her 36th surgery Wednesday after landing on a donor list for a bowel transplant that doctors say will save her life. ...                        

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Gastric Sleeve Patient Sues After Botched Surgery Costs Both Legs

November 20, 2014 10:57 am | by Joel Christie for the MailOnline | Comments

A Texas man is suing four doctors and a hospital for $10 million over a botched bariatric sleeve procedure after he woke up in the hospital two weeks later missing both of his legs. ...              

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Study Examines National Trends In Mastectomy For Early-Stage Breast Cancer

November 20, 2014 10:29 am | Comments

Higher proportions of women eligible for breast conservation surgery (BCS) are undergoing mastectomy, breast reconstruction and bilateral mastectomy (surgical removal of both breasts), with the steepest increases seen in women with lymph node-negative and in situ (contained) disease, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery ...

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New Treatment For Varicose Veins Performed

November 19, 2014 12:55 pm | Comments

Michael Bardwil, M.D., at Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists has performed the first Varithena treatment in Houston, Texas.                          

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Heparin May Be Ready For Urgent Heart Surgery Sooner

November 19, 2014 11:23 am | Comments

McMaster University researchers have found new evidence that suggests patients with a history of adverse reaction to the blood thinner heparin may be ready for urgent heart surgery sooner with a combination of appropriate blood screenings and therapeutic plasma exchange ...   

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Cleveland Clinic Performs Second Near-Total Face Transplant

November 19, 2014 11:01 am | by Angela Townsend, The Plain Dealer | Comments

The Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday used Twitter to announce some big news – that they successfully transplanted 90 percent of a patient's face, reported the Cleveland Plain Dealer ...            

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Xerox and HealthSpot to Expand Telehealth Access in the US

November 18, 2014 10:57 am | Comments

In a move that expands patient access to care, Xerox is investing in HealthSpot Inc., a pioneer in patient- and provider-driven healthcare technology. The investment enables groundbreaking telehealth to be delivered to patients in convenient locations nationwide. ...

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Federal Government Health Websites Fall Short

November 18, 2014 10:30 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer tools instead fail to provide adequate information on out-of-pocket costs, and even quality of care.       

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Mali Could Be Next Ebola Target

November 17, 2014 11:49 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

It all started with a sick nurse, whose positive test for Ebola came only after her death. In a busy clinic that treats Mali's elite as well as wounded U.N. peacekeepers, what patient transmitted the virus?         

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