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Teen Plays First Varsity Game Before Major Heart Surgery

January 14, 2015 11:10 am | by CBS Minnesota | News | Comments

A dream came true Tuesday night for a Minnesota basketball player who inspired her classmates with her passion for the sport, as she prepares for very important heart surgery. ...            

ACS Launches Initiative to Attract Next Generation of Surgeons

January 9, 2015 12:03 pm | News | Comments

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at...

Review: Physicians Would Like More Formal Guidance

January 8, 2015 12:17 pm | News | Comments

Peer review is a common practice in medicine to support the complementary, multidisciplinary...

Young Violinist Plays Concert Day Before Brain Surgery

January 8, 2015 10:37 am | by WCVB.com | News | Comments

Sophie Fellows, the young Vermont girl who played in a hospital concert just a day before brain...

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

January 5, 2015 10:51 am | News | 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. ...       

Marathon Bombing Survivor Takes First Steps After Surgery

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

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

January 2, 2015 12:21 pm | by the Associated Press | News | 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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HHS Report: 87 Percent Getting Financial Assistance Through HealthCare.gov Plans

December 30, 2014 12:20 pm | News | 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. ...                 

New Technology Could Develop Organs in the Future

December 22, 2014 12:03 pm | News | Comments

A new instrument could someday build replacement human organs the way electronics are assembled today: with precise picking and placing of parts. ...                    

Televised Medical Talk Shows: Health Education or Entertainment?

December 22, 2014 10:47 am | News | Comments

For millions of people, televised medical talk shows have become a daily viewing ritual. Programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors have attracted massive followings as charismatic hosts discuss new medical research and therapies while offering viewers their own recommendations for better health. For show producers it's a winning ratings formula, but for viewers eager for a healthier life, the results aren't so clear cut. ...

Study: Growing Shortage of Stroke Specialists

December 17, 2014 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Although stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, there's an increasing shortage of neurologists who specialize in stroke care. ...             

Operating Tunes: How Music Helps Surgery

December 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Julie Beck, The Atlantic | News | Comments

The third episode of the hospital comedy Scrubs starts with a tense moment in the operating room between attending surgeon Dr. Wen and his intern Dr. Turk. ...                

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Obama's Care vs. ObamaCare

December 16, 2014 12:25 pm | by Dr. Jane M. Orient | Blogs | Comments

The whole country has heard the saga of the President’s sore throat. Many people who have a similar problem—or a true emergency—might compare his treatment with theirs. ...                     

Shapiro Making 'Amazing Progress' After Surgery

December 15, 2014 12:01 pm | by AOL.com | News | Comments

Less than a year after 12-year-old Alexis Shapiro underwent major life-saving surgery to correct a rare condition that caused her to always feel hungry and rapidly gain weight, her mother says she's finally getting her childhood back. ...     

November/December 2014

December 9, 2014 3:56 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

This is the digital version of the November-December 2014 issue of Surgical Products magazine.

Smoking Still Causes Large Proportion of Cancer Deaths in U.S.

December 9, 2014 11:38 am | News | Comments

A new American Cancer Society study finds that despite significant drops in smoking rates, cigarettes continue to cause about three in ten cancer deaths in the United States. ...                      

Boy Gets Visit From Officer Who Helped Bring Him to U.S. for Surgery

December 8, 2014 10:20 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

A 9-year-old Afghan boy born with his bladder outside his body got a special visitor at his Pennsylvania school — the Army officer who helped bring him to the United States for corrective surgery. ...         

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Siemens Promotes Future of Industry With Radiology Leadership Institute Donation

December 3, 2014 11:24 am | News | Comments

Siemens Healthcare is pleased to announce its financial contribution to Leading Radiology into the Future, a campaign to fund the Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI). The five-year pledge is part of Siemens’ ongoing efforts to help shape the future of radiology and educate those in the industry who will continue to take the profession to new heights. ...

CHOP Appoints Dr. John Flynn Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

December 2, 2014 10:21 am | News | Comments

On Monday, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced the selection of John M. "Jack" Flynn, M.D., a nationally prominent specialist in pediatric orthopedic surgery, as its new chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. ...    

Readers' Choice: A.T.S. 4000 Tourniquet System

November 25, 2014 12:15 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Surgical Products readers have selected the A.T.S 4000 Tourniquet System from Zimmer as the November/December Readers' Choice product.

Halyard Health SMART-FOLD* Wrap Race Returns

November 24, 2014 11:52 am | News | Comments

Halyard Health, a global medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery, is out to find the fastest wrapper in the second annual SMART-FOLD* Wrap Race competition, a fun and fast paced competition for Sterile Processing and Central Services (CS) professionals ...

Another Amazing Feat From the Cleveland Clinic

November 21, 2014 10:53 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Blogs | Comments

It's been nearly six years since the Cleveland Clinic performed an amazing near-total face transplant. About two months ago, the Clinic did it again.                  

After 35 Surgeries, Woman Will Get Life-Saving Bowel Transplant

November 20, 2014 11:27 am | by MyFoxPhilly.com | News | Comments

A Pennsylvania woman will undergo her 36th surgery Wednesday after landing on a donor list for a bowel transplant that doctors say will save her life. ...                        

Xerox and HealthSpot to Expand Telehealth Access in the US

November 18, 2014 10:57 am | News | Comments

In a move that expands patient access to care, Xerox is investing in HealthSpot Inc., a pioneer in patient- and provider-driven healthcare technology. The investment enables groundbreaking telehealth to be delivered to patients in convenient locations nationwide. ...

3D Printing Provides Arm For 6-Year-Old Boy

November 14, 2014 10:15 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Blogs | Comments

For most of us, the ability to use two arms and two legs every day is a function we take for granted ...                           

Republicans Can No Longer Blame Harry Reid for Failing to Repeal ObamaCare

November 11, 2014 10:57 am | by Dr. Jane M. Orient | Blogs | Comments

The time for Republican self congratulation is over, and the work needs to begin. It appears that the majority of the voting population recognizes that our country is in dire condition. Time is running out to fix it. Are Republicans going to work for our country, or just shift money around to different special interests? 

TIDI Products Announces Acquisition of CFI Medical Solutions

November 7, 2014 10:59 am | News | Comments

TIDI Products, LLC, a leading manufacturer of clinically differentiated, single-use, medical devices, has acquired CFI Medical Solutions of Fenton, Mich., a diversified medical device manufacturer and engineering resource for hospitals, distributors, and global original equipment manufacturers ... 

Canadian Volunteers Providing Surgery in Ukraine

November 6, 2014 9:55 am | News | Comments

On Wednesday, a team of Canadian medical professionals will travel to Ukraine to provide specialized post-traumatic reconstructive surgical procedures otherwise unavailable to the people there.                

September/October 2014

November 4, 2014 5:09 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

This is the digital version of the September/October 2014 issue of Surgical Products magazine.

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