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2 More Aid Workers Flown Back To U.S. For Ebola Monitoring

March 19, 2015 11:59 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola.

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Boehner, Pelosi See Victories In Fixing Medicare Docs' Fees

March 19, 2015 11:56 am | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | Comments

An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue off the deck.

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Poll: Many Unaware Health Subsidies Could Be Ruled Out

March 19, 2015 11:47 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

A new poll finds that when Americans hear about the potential fallout of the health care Supreme Court case, they would look to Congress or the states to fix it.

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Source of Anesthetic Action Found

March 18, 2015 11:50 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Anesthetics have been used for more than 150 years, but the mechanisms by which inhaled anesthesia actually work are poorly understood. Researchers have now discovered that anesthetics bind to and interfere with certain proteins in excitatory neurons, which are necessary for these neurons to transmit signals involved with pain.

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Too Many Tests May Cause Anemia

March 18, 2015 11:46 am | by Elsevier | Comments

Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion.

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Man Accused In Hospital Theft May Have Dumped Medical Waste

March 18, 2015 11:42 am | Comments

A sheriff says it's likely that a 27-year-old man accused of stealing syringes from an eastern Oklahoma hospital is responsible for medical waste that was dumped in the Arkansas River.

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Breast Biopsy Accuracy Questioned

March 18, 2015 11:37 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to overly-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.

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New Approach Helps High-Risk Patients Avoid Aortic Aneurysm

March 17, 2015 11:54 am | by Loyola University Health System | Comments

A new study has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm repair can extend the lives in patients who are at high risk for surgery due to age, diabetes, smoking or kidney disease.

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Joint Replacement Surgeries Still Troubled by Infected Fluids

March 17, 2015 11:47 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | Comments

More Americans than ever will receive joint replacements, and with an infection rate of approximately 1 percent, the potential exists for tens of thousands to experience post-operative infection and complications each year.

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Heart Valve Repair Improves Emotional Wellbeing

March 17, 2015 11:39 am | by Elsevier | Comments

Patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety. However, after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experienced a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing.

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Flawed Data Says U.S. Has Over 6.5 Million People At 112 Years-Old

March 17, 2015 11:29 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press | Comments

Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

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Pregnant Woman Shot Several Times; Bullets Miss Unborn Baby

March 16, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Authorities say a pregnant woman shot multiple times at a Los Angeles park is in critical condition, and police are searching for the gunman.

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Redesigned Labels Reduce OR Errors

March 16, 2015 2:40 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

Special redesigned labels for intravenous (IV) medication bags may help to prevent serious medication errors in the operating room.

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Senate Dems Threaten to Oppose Deal on Medicare Doc Fees

March 16, 2015 2:27 pm | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | Comments

Democratic senators would oppose a potential House bipartisan deal preventing cuts in physicians' Medicare payments if it doesn't finance a children's health program for four years, senior Senate Democratic aides said Sunday.

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Study Calls Heart Imaging Into Question

March 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.

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