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Hospital Controls Avian Flu With Preparedness Measures

January 5, 2015 11:38 am | Comments

A proactive infection prevention plan implemented widely in a Hong Kong healthcare system was a significant factor preventing the spread of influenza strain A H7N9, otherwise known as Avian flu. ...          

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Study IDs Risk Factors Linking Low Birth Weight to Diabetes

January 5, 2015 11:21 am | Comments

Studies consistently show that people born weighing 6 pounds or less face an increased risk for type 2 diabetes as adults. ...                      

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Megadyne Honored for Receiving ESP Award

January 5, 2015 11:03 am | Comments

Megadyne Medical Products, The Electrosurgical Authorityand full-solution electrosurgical equipment and accessory developer and manufacturer, has won third place honors in the safety category in the 2014 Excellence in Surgical Products (ESP) Awards. ...     

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Less Alcohol, More Plants Key to Reducing Obesity-Related Cancers

January 5, 2015 10:51 am | Comments

Low alcohol consumption and a plant-based diet, both healthy habits aligning with current cancer prevention guidelines, are associated with reducing the risk of obesity-related cancers, a New York University study shows. The findings appear in the journal Cancer Causes & Control. ...       

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Surgery Center Safety Continues to Be Scrutinized

January 5, 2015 10:25 am | by Sandra G.Boodman, Washington Post | Comments

Wendy Salo was alarmed when she learned where her doctor had scheduled her gynecologic operation -- at an outpatient surgery center. "My first thought was 'Am I not important enough to go to a real hospital?'" recalled Salo, 48, a supermarket department manager who said she felt "very trepidatious" about having her ovaries removed outside a hospital. ...   

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More Than 1.5 Million Cancer Deaths Prevented With Dropping Mortality

January 2, 2015 12:52 pm | Comments

The American Cancer Society's annual cancer statistics report finds that a 22% drop in cancer mortality over two decades led to the avoidance of more than 1.5 million cancer deaths that would have occurred if peak rates had persisted. ...     

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Marathon Bombing Survivor Takes First Steps After Surgery

January 2, 2015 12:37 pm | by Nancy Chen, NBC Boston | Comments

Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah DiMartino's reached a major milestone by taking her first steps since having surgery to remove her left leg last month. ...                

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51 Years After Wreck, Surgery Finds Car Part in Man's Arm

January 2, 2015 12:21 pm | by the Associated Press | Comments

Fifty-one years ago, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois, smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck. This week during surgery in suburban St. Louis, a 7-inch turn signal lever from that T-Bird was removed from his left arm. ...     

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Woman Wakes Up During Brain Surgery

January 2, 2015 12:05 pm | Comments

A teenager woke up while undergoing brain surgery in Poland and began speaking to doctors about cats and how the surgery was going. ...                    

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Researchers Use Nanotechnology to Engineer ACL Replacements

January 2, 2015 11:33 am | Comments

Lindsey Vonn. Derrick Rose. Tom Brady. Mickey Mantle. They have all fallen victim to the dreaded pop of the knee. ...                       

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Predicting Superbugs' Countermoves to New Drugs

January 2, 2015 11:11 am | Comments

With drug-resistant bacteria on the rise, even common infections that were easily controlled for decades -- such as pneumonia or urinary tract infections -- are proving trickier to treat with standard antibiotics. ...       

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For Facial Transplant Patients, Blink Assessment Essential

December 30, 2014 12:32 pm | Comments

Face transplantation can dramatically enhance a patient's quality of life after severe facial trauma, but lack of attention to eyelid function and vision can leave patients with impaired vision, corneal exposure, eyelid retraction that occurs when the upper or lower eyelid pulls away from the eyeball, and other eyelid-related complications. ...   

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HHS Report: 87 Percent Getting Financial Assistance Through HealthCare.gov Plans

December 30, 2014 12:20 pm | Comments

A report released by the Department of Health and Human Services today provides the first detailed analysis of enrollment in the Marketplaces for the first month of the 2015 open enrollment period. ...                 

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New Test Measures Doctors' Ability to Deliver Patient-Centered Care

December 30, 2014 11:56 am | Comments

When health care providers take patients' perspectives into consideration, patients are more likely to be actively engaged in their treatment and more satisfied with their care. ...            

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Breast Reconstruction Using Patient's Own Tissues Yield Better Results

December 30, 2014 11:32 am | Comments

For women who have undergone mastectomy, breast reconstruction using the patient's own tissues--rather than implants--provides higher satisfaction scores, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ...   

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