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Man Can Now Breathe After 'Lung Washing'

January 16, 2014 9:49 am | by CBS News | Comments

In this video, courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic, see how saline was injected into a patient's lung and then suctioned out during the lung lavage procedure...                


Superglue Helps Fix Broken, Beating Hearts

January 13, 2014 9:46 am | by MedGadget | Comments

Here’s a video from Science Translational Medicine of study lead author Jeffrey Karp explaining the application of the new glue developed to provide adhesive repair capabilities during beating heart procedures...     


Surgeon Left Open-Heart Operation Early, Lawsuit Claims

January 10, 2014 11:57 am | by ABC News | Comments

A California man has been in a vegetative state since his 2012 heart procedure, and his family blames it on surgeon for walking out in the middle of the surgery...               


Prominent Cancer Surgeon Accused Of Cyberspying... On His Estranged Wife

January 9, 2014 10:21 am | by CBS News | Comments

Prominent surgeon and leading cancer researcher, Dr. Steven Curley, is accused of using a very popular spying software to track his estranged wife's computer during their divorce proceedings. Prosecutors have charged him with unlawful intercept, a second-degree felony. Dr. Curley faces up to 20 years in prison...

Assisting Surgery with 3D Organ Holograms

January 8, 2014 9:35 am | by CBS News | Comments

RealView Imaging LTD has created imaging technology which allows doctors to physically interact with “floating” 3D holograms of a patients organs...                  


Hospital’s Patient-Actor Suffers Real-Life Emergency

January 6, 2014 9:10 am | by CBS News | Comments

When a University of Virginia medical student was learning to diagnose symptoms of people pretending to be patients, he actually found something in one of the actors, possibly saving the man’s life...         


Robot 'Skin' Could Help Severely Disabled

January 3, 2014 9:43 am | by CBS News | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with a way to give robots the sense of touch using artificial skin.'s Nick Dietz reports on the invention, which could dramatically improve the lives of people with severe disabilities...


California Teen Winds Up On Life Support After Routine Tonsil Surgery

December 17, 2013 9:59 am | by CBS News | Comments

The family of a 13-year-old Oakland, California girl is trying to figure out how she ended up on life support after a routine tonsil surgery...                     


'Good Morning America' Correspondent Amy Robach Discusses Cancer Fight

December 11, 2013 9:24 am | by ABC News | Comments

A month after undergoing a public mammogram on the ABC morning show, the “Good Morning America” correspondent Amy Robach announced she had breast cancer. Robach discussed her double mastectomy and the importance of mammograms in this recent interview.


'Tele-Docs' Bring Stroke Specialists To Rural Areas

November 20, 2013 10:31 am | by CBS News | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. A growing number of hospitals in California and other states are using telepresence robots to expand access to medical specialists, especially in rural areas where there's a shortage of doctors...


Self-Tracking Technologies Help Elderly Stay Out Of Hospitals

November 19, 2013 9:42 am | by CNBC | Comments

There's a program in Spain that aims to keep elderly people healthy and out of the hospital. It allows patients to track their own health parameters and share critical data with clinicians. The program, which includes Xbox Kinect-powered exercise routines, has apparently helped prevent thousands of hospital visits...

Bullying Drives Children To Cosmetic Surgery

November 18, 2013 11:04 am | by ABC News | Comments

The number of children getting plastic surgery in the United States is on the rise kids as young as six are going under the knife. One big reason for this? Bullying...                  


Hypochondria: Why Medical Students (And Many Others) Worry About Conditions They Don't Really Have

November 14, 2013 10:28 am | by CBS News | Comments

Doctors see it all the time -- and sometimes experience it too. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks with medical student Loren Galler Rabinowitz about how often this happens, and how to tell the difference...    


Surgeon Discusses Intra-Operative Brain Surgery

November 13, 2013 9:12 am | by ABC News | Comments

One patient had a glioma, or a type of tumor that arises from the brain and normally stays in the brain. To deal with the tumor, Dr. Michael Vogelbaum opted to remove the tumor while the patient, Matt, was awake. Dr. Vogelbaum discussed the patient's situation and the procedure in this video...


Couple Considers Divorce To Save On Healthcare

November 11, 2013 10:48 am | by CBS News | Comments

Together as only a family of two, Nona Willis-Aronowitz and Aaron Cassara make more than the $62,000 level to qualify for subsidies under Obamacare. But if they lived together, unmarried as individuals, they qualify for the subsidies and potentially could save hundreds of dollars a month. Now the couple is considering divorce...



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