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Hopkins To Pay $190M After Doc Taped Pelvic Exams

July 23, 2014 9:56 am | by Juliet Linderman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A "rogue" gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with some 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said Monday...            

Why The VA Scandal Is A Red Flag For Single-Payer Advocates

July 21, 2014 10:33 am | by Kevin Pho, MD | Blogs | Comments

Some are eager to link the VA scandal to Obamacare, and more broadly, government-run health care...

New Technique Uses 'Simulated' Human Heart To Screen Drugs

July 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Coventry University | News | Comments

A Coventry University scientist has developed a pioneering new way – using samples of beating...

Orbis Launches Seventh Flying Eye Hospital Program In Mongolia

July 21, 2014 9:23 am | by Orbis | News | Comments

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New Research Leads to New Tests and Targeted Treatments for Crohn's Disease

July 16, 2014 1:16 pm | by Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America | News | Comments

Specific types of bacteria and accompanying gene expression patterns in the small intestine affect the development and progression of inflammatory bowel (IBD) diseases in children...                    

It’s Very Difficult To Assess A Doctor’s True Skill Or Performance

July 16, 2014 11:41 am | by Robert Pearl, Md | Blogs | Comments

I often start by asking participants to raise their hands if they receive excellent healthcare. Each time I ask, about 90% of the hands in the room shoot up. But all the hands come down when I ask, “How do you know?”...         

New Hope For Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease

July 16, 2014 11:00 am | by Douglas Mental Health University Institute | News | Comments

A new discovery by Judes Poirier and his team at Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University in Montreal (Canada) opens new avenues for treatment against this devastating disease...               

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Four Lessons For Effective, Efficient Research In Healthcare Settings

July 16, 2014 9:58 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

Thousands of studies take place every year in healthcare settings. A report published recently in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine describes how to do many of these studies more rapidly...              

Live Kidney Donors Face 'Pointless' Insurance Troubles

July 16, 2014 9:20 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Healthy living kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking or changing health or life insurance, according to results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers...                   

History Of Stroke Increase Risks Of Adverse Outcomes After Surgery

July 16, 2014 9:10 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

In an analysis that included more than 480,000 patients who underwent elective noncardiac surgery, a history of stroke was associated with an increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and death...            

Researchers Identify Disease That May Have Plagued 700-Year-Old Skeleton

July 15, 2014 10:14 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

European researchers have recovered a genome of the bacterium Brucella melitensis from a 700-year-old skeleton found in the ruins of a Medieval Italian village...                         

States Told To Find Way To Clear Medicaid Backlog

July 15, 2014 10:09 am | by Judy Lin, Associated Press | News | Comments

A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage...                     

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Doctors Attach Ear To Girl Mauled By Raccoon

July 15, 2014 9:54 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

When Charlotte Ponce was a baby, a raccoon crawled into her crib. The raccoon left her with a mauled face, which, over the years, doctors have been repairing...                               

A Critical Question For Doctors: What Is Health?

July 15, 2014 9:38 am | by Dr. Jocelyn Lowinger | Blogs | Comments

Recently I went to a physician and left pondering the question: “What is health anyway?” This is an interesting question, especially one for a doctor to ask...                         

Penn Researchers Successfully Alleviate Pulmonary Inflammation

July 15, 2014 9:07 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

Pulmonary inflammation can cause shallow breathing and the lungs to become brittle in patients who experience multiple blood transfusions, sepsis, lung surgery and acute lung trauma. To date, no medication has been successful at preventing or mitigating the damage caused by lung inflammation...

Some Require Tommy John Surgery Before Major Leagues

July 14, 2014 9:32 am | by Ronald Blum, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Sitting in the Minnesota Twins locker room Sunday surrounded by many of the most promising minor leaguers, Christian Binford remembered back five years ago, when he was a 10th grader pitching for the Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania...

FDA Weighs Cancer Risk Of Fibroid Removal Devices

July 14, 2014 9:26 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body...                

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Electromedical Products International Inc. Reclassifies CES Devices

July 14, 2014 9:24 am | by Electromedical Products International, Inc | News | Comments

Electromedical Products International, Inc. has reclassified cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) devices from a class III to a class II...                                  

Sutures Or Staples? The Best Choice For Closing A C-Section

July 7, 2014 11:18 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

In the largest study to date comparing sutures (stitches) versus surgical staples for closing a C-section, researchers found a 57 percent decrease in wound complications in women who were sutured versus those who received staples...               

Personalized Brain Tumor Vaccine Helps Patients Live Longer

July 7, 2014 9:22 am | by Northwestern Medicine | News | Comments

Patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and treated with an experimental cancer vaccine made from the patient's own tumor lived longer. Typically, newly diagnosed patients undergo surgery to remove their tumor followed by radiation and temozolomide, an oral chemotherapy drug.

'Nanojuice' Could Improve How Doctors Examine The Gut

July 7, 2014 9:18 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Located deep in the human gut, the small intestine is not easy to examine. X-rays, MRIs and ultrasound images provide snapshots but each suffers limitations. Help is on the way. University at Buffalo researchers are developing a new imaging technique involving nanoparticles suspended in liquid to form "nanojuice" that patients would drink...

Sam's Journey With Epilepsy Surgery

July 2, 2014 12:48 pm | Videos | Comments

In fifth grade, Sam was diagnosed with a brain tumor accompanied by seizures. Even after a surgery that removed the brain tumor, the seizures still persisted...                                    

Aurora Spine Announces First Surgery Using TiNano Interbody Cage

July 2, 2014 12:33 pm | by Marketwired | News | Comments

Aurora Spine Corporation announced today the first surgery using the Discovery™ interbody cage with TiNano™ plasma spray coating. The surgery, a multi-level case, was performed at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA by Dr. Neville Alleyne...

Unapproved Device Buys Time For New Pair Of Lungs

July 2, 2014 12:14 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs...                                

NIH Creates Network To Tackle Mysterious Diseases

July 2, 2014 12:06 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable...                

DIY Plastic Surgery Leads To Horrific Injuries

July 2, 2014 12:03 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Apryl Brown lived a life as a successful hair stylist, owning a salon. When she was not working at her shop, she was raising her two daughters...                                                  

Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Material Could Aid Reconstructive Surgery

July 2, 2014 10:48 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers report that the proteins in these teeth could form the basis for a new generation of strong, but malleable, materials that could someday be used for reconstructive surgery, eco-friendly packaging and many other applications...

First Order For Renaissance System With Brain Module

July 2, 2014 10:18 am | by Mazor Robotics Ltd. | News | Comments

Mazor Robotics Ltd., a developer of innovative guidance systems and complementary products, announced today that it has received the first order for its Renaissance system since the commercial launch of the brain surgery module...     

Cuts To Unnecessary Blood Testing Bring Decreases In Healthcare Spending

July 2, 2014 9:11 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center used two relatively simple tactics to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary blood tests to assess symptoms of heart attack and chest pain and to achieve a large decrease in patient charges...

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