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Medical Experiment May Give Old Hearts A New Life

May 14, 2013 2:48 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Doctors have seen promising results in an experiment that transfers a hormone from healthy mice to mice with heart failure. Dr. Jon LaPook reports that this has led to a lot of excitement and optimism, but the next step is to see if it has the same effect in humans.

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Doctor: Bariatric Surgery Proving To Be Very Powerful Tool

May 14, 2013 2:37 pm | by NBC News | Comments

Dr. Philip Schauer, the Director of Cleveland Clinic's Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, describes and discusses different weight loss surgeries and the type of bariatric surgery well-known New Jersey governor Chris Christie recently underwent.

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Teen Needs Surgery After Swallowing Grill Brush Bristle

May 14, 2013 2:28 pm | by NBC News | Comments

A 16-year-old boy says the mysterious stomach ache that put him in the hospital bed was so bad, it felt like he was being stabbed from the inside out. Doctors were perplexed and worried so they performed exploratory surgery on his small intestine.  It was discovered that he ate a wire the size of a hair from a common grill brush that apparently came off and stuck to the chicken he was eating at a family barbecue.

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Woman Can't Walk After Wrong-Site Surgery

May 9, 2013 10:33 am | by NBC News | Comments

A Missouri woman is left unable to walk or talk after surgeons operate on the wrong side of her brain. This video reports on a lawsuit that has been filed accusing the hospital and doctor of medical malpractice. It's a pretty serious situation, and one that serves as a valuable lesson to healthcare professionals.

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App Gives Families Live Updates On Surgery

May 9, 2013 10:26 am | by CNN | Comments

An app that can send text updates to a patient's loved ones while he or she is in surgery is being used by some doctors. It is being used as a useful way to inform family members on the status of a patient. Here's a look at this cutting-edge app.

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Hospitals To Be Penalized For Avoidable Readmissions

May 9, 2013 9:58 am | by CBS News | Comments

Hospitals are under new pressure not only to treat their patients, but to make sure they don't come back. Here is a report on how the Affordable Care Act is addressing the issue of unnecessary hospital readmissions. The government wants to make sure they decline.

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Connecticut Medical School Aims To Fix Doctor Shortage

May 9, 2013 9:46 am | by CBS News | Comments

The Affordable Care Act is bringing millions of new patients into the medical system, but it's happening just as the country is about to lose a third of its physicians. Vinita Nair visits a medical school in Connecticut which has a strategy for fixing the shortage of doctors.

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Big Disparity In Hospital Charges

May 9, 2013 9:30 am | by NBC News | Comments

For the first time, the American public is getting a chance to see what hospitals charge for certain operations or procedures. This has allowed them to compare prices, and what they are seeing has been an absolute eye-opener. There is quite the disparity between hospital charges.

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Woman With Transplanted Womb Pregnant

May 2, 2013 11:11 am | by NBC News | Comments

Turkish doctors say they have detected the heartbeat of the world's first baby in a womb transplanted from a donor. Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011. Using one of her own eggs, doctors placed an embryo into the 22 year old's womb in March.

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A New Approach To Cutting Healthcare Costs

May 2, 2013 10:57 am | by New York Times | Comments

A strategy offers financial incentives for healthcare providers to cut costs by keeping patients out of the hospital. New York Times economics correspondent Annie Lowrey explains how this is accomplished and whether or not this trend will continue in this video.

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Surgical Ethics And The Future Of Surgery

May 2, 2013 10:45 am | by YouTube | Comments

Peter Angelos, MD. PhD, is the Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery, chief of endocrine surgery, and associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Here he discusses how ethics will impact the future of surgery.

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Demonstration Of Haptic-Enhanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery Techniques

May 2, 2013 10:24 am | by YouTube | Comments

The video highlights trials and research concerning the introduction of haptic-enhanced minimally-invasive surgery techniques . This work that is discussed in this video was conducted by Cambridge R&D at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Unique Surgery Gives Girl A New Windpipe

May 2, 2013 9:54 am | by NBC News | Comments

A 9-year-old girl born without a windpipe becomes the first child in the world to receive a bio-artificial trachea made from her own stem cells. The surgery, which took place on April 9 here at Children’s Hospital of Illinois and will be formally announced Tuesday, is only the sixth of its kind and the first to be performed in the United States.

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Minimally Invasive MRI-Guided Laser Ablation Surgery

April 25, 2013 10:54 am | by YouTube | Comments

Dr. Jeffrey Ojemann, director of epilepsy surgery at Seattle Children's Hospital, explains a cutting-edge treatment for epilepsy: minimally invasive MRI-guided laser ablation surgery. Laser ablation surgery is much safer and more precise than other treatments, with fewer side effects.

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The Effects Of Robotic Surgery On Kidney Donation

April 25, 2013 10:02 am | by YouTube | Comments

Thanks to robotic technology, the donation process is better than ever for a living kidney donor. Many of the advancements with kidney transplants have focused on the recipient. This is no longer the case. Now minimally-invasive procedures help the donor recover faster.

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