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HEART VALVE SURGERY GROWS FOR PEOPLE IN THEIR NINETIES
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Heart Valve Surgery Grows For People In Their Nineties
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Study: Elderly Face No Added Risk From Cosmetic Surgery
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Covidien Launches Reloadable Fixation Device
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Scientists Trigger Self-Destruct Switch in Lung Cancer Cells
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Heart's Own Immune Cells Can Help It Heal

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Medicare Bought Meds For Dead People

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Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem was traced back to a head-scratching bureaucratic rule that's now getting a second look. A report released Friday from the Health and Human Services Department's inspector general says the Medicare rule allows payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient's death ...


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Heart Valve Surgery Grows For People In Their Nineties

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As people continue to live longer physicians are increasingly confronted with very elderly patients who have serious conditions that might benefit from surgery but who are at high risk for surgical complications. Published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, doctors at Mayo Clinic reviewed their experience with 59 patients age 90 or older who had severe aortic stenosis and underwent surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement.


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Study: Elderly Face No Added Risk From Cosmetic Surgery

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Senior citizens are at no higher risk for complications from cosmetic surgery than younger patients, according to a recent study by plastic surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The doctors analyzed data from more than 129,000 patients during a five-year period and found no significant difference in the rate of complications for individuals older or younger than 65 ...


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Covidien Launches Reloadable Fixation Device

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Covidien recently announced the launch of ReliaTack articulating reloadable fixation device, the first and only of its kind for laparoscopic (minimally invasive) hernia repair. By offering 65-degree articulation, the ReliaTack device provides surgeons with greater access to weak spots within the abdominal wall, enabling them to more securely tack mesh into place.


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Scientists Trigger Self-Destruct Switch in Lung Cancer Cells

UK scientists have found a drug combination that can trigger the self-destruct process in lung cancer cells - paving the way for new treatments, according to research that will be presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool next week ...


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Heart's Own Immune Cells Can Help It Heal

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The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Most of the time when the heart is injured, these beneficial immune cells are supplanted by immune cells from the bone marrow, which are spurred to converge in the heart and cause inflammation that leads to further damage ...


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