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AAOS Unveils Study on Hip, Knee Replacements

March 26, 2015 12:04 pm | Comments

Hips and knees replacements were the focus of a study the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 26.

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Study Describes Impact of Thyroid Surgery for Pro Singers

March 25, 2015 1:15 pm | by MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY | Comments

A diagnosis of thyroid cancer can be devastating to professional singers, because surgical removal of the thyroid commonly causes voice changes. Massachusetts Eye and Ear surgeons developed a neural monitoring system to be used intraoperatively to improve outcomes.

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Obama: Base Health Care Payments on Quality, not Quantity

March 25, 2015 1:12 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama wants to cut health care costs by reducing inefficiencies like unnecessarily long hospital stays and excessive paperwork for doctors that rack up big bills.

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Obama Ready to Sign Medicare Doctor Payment Fix

March 25, 2015 1:08 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

 President Barack Obama says he's ready to sign good bipartisan legislation to fix Medicare's doctor payment problem, without endorsing any specific legislation.

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Preclinical Study Compares Hemostatic Agents

March 25, 2015 1:03 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

In this study, full thickness penetrating wounds were surgically created in rat livers, which are highly vascularized parenchymal organs, and then either AC5™ or the alternative agent, which is an absorbable cellulose-based fabric product, was applied in order to stop the bleeding. The time required to stop bleeding, also called time to hemostasis (TTH), was measured.

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Single-use Endoscopes Give New Option for Doctors

March 25, 2015 12:59 pm | Comments

Integrated Endoscopy says it offers a new option for endoscopic surgery with its release of its nuvis Single-Use Arthroscope. This was cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in July 2014 and is the only single-use arthroscope on the market.

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Even in Female Dominated Nursing, Men Earn More

March 24, 2015 2:07 pm | by Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News | Comments

Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.

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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy May be Safer

March 24, 2015 2:02 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | Comments

Examining short- and long-term complications, quality of life, and overall mortality, researchers found that abdominal surgery carries a higher risk of complications, decreased quality of life, and death.

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More Scoliosis Experience Means Less Reoperation

March 24, 2015 1:51 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | Comments

Adolescent patients who need scoliosis surgery may benefit most from going to a hospital that performs a high volume of the procedures.

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Angelina Jolie Undergoes Further Preventive Surgery

March 24, 2015 1:49 pm | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Comments

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

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Excellent Results for Parachute Heart Failure Device

March 23, 2015 2:59 pm | by CardioKinetix | Comments

CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced clinical results of a study of 31 Chinese patients treated consecutively with the company’s Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Alleviated Pain

March 23, 2015 2:51 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

Patients with Parkinson disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery.

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Parents Who Became Fugitives to Save Son Say Tumor is Gone

March 23, 2015 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor.

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$27.8 Billion in Returns From Joint Efforts to Combat Health Care Fraud

March 20, 2015 11:46 am | by HHS Press Office | Comments

Administration recovers $7.70 for every dollar spent to fight health care-related fraud and abuse; third-highest on record.

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Live Donor Liver Transplantation Found Safe and Effective

March 20, 2015 11:37 am | by Wiley | Comments

New research indicates that emergency evaluations of living liver donors can be conducted safely to allow acute liver failure patients to undergo transplantation before their condition worsens.

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