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As Medical Expenses Increase, Patients Head Overseas For Care

August 7, 2013 1:51 pm | by NBC News | Comments

Elisabeth Rosenthal and Dr. Nancy Snyderman join MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to explain why people are heading to several other countries other than the United States to save money on medical procedures. How did this trend start? Will it continue?


One Teen's Promising Test For Pancreatic Cancer

August 7, 2013 1:39 pm | by TED | Comments

Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that’s super cheap, effective and non-invasive -- all before his 16th birthday.


New Procedure Aims To Fix Excessive Sweating

August 7, 2013 1:32 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Sweating is a part of life. It happens to everyone, but for some people it can truly be excessive and embarrassing. However, a new surgical procedure is promising a long-term fix to a common problem.  Here's the story on this new surgery...


Bush's Stent Surgery: How Did It Work?

August 7, 2013 1:23 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Former President George W. Bush successfully underwent a heart procedure in Dallas on Tuesday after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery during his annual physical. Dr. Jon LaPook discusses the procedure and the president's options for treatment.

How Consumer Reports Rates The Best Hospitals In The U.S.

August 1, 2013 9:38 am | by YouTube | Comments

Many hospitals gather information on how patients fare after surgery, but that information is not usually available to the public. So it is hard to compare hospitals when you're scheduling surgery. Consumer Reports just rated almost 2,500 hospitals for common surgical procedures, using a source of information that is available -- three years of hospital-billing data.


Redefining Cancer To Prevent Overtreatment

August 1, 2013 9:20 am | by CBS News | Comments

CBS News contributor Dr. David Agus, who leads the Westside Cancer Center at the University of Southern California, discusses how cancer could be defined and the potential ways that could change how this disease is detected and treated.


Freak Mowing Accident Sends Nail Into Boy's Heart

July 31, 2013 3:24 pm | by NBC News | Comments

A 12-year-old Utah boy survives a nail that became lodged in his heart after a freak lawnmower accident. Thankfully, the boy's father is the head of the trauma unit at a nearby medical center, discovered him and quickly sprung into action.


Man Undergoes Surgery Where Tumor Is Removed Through Nose

July 31, 2013 2:53 pm | by YouTube | Comments

Just four days ago, a Louisville, Kentucky man underwent a unique and interesting brain surgery, in which a tumor was removed -- get this-- through his nose. Now, less than a week later, the man is walking and talking. Here is his story.


Are Digital Diagnoses Good For The Public?

July 31, 2013 2:40 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Nearly three-quarters of web users in the U.S. searched for medical information online in the past year, with one third trying to figure out a medical condition. CBS News medical contributor Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday," to explain if this is good or bad.


Hospitals Balance Patient Satisfaction With Path To Healing

July 25, 2013 9:24 am | by NBC News | Comments

The controversial Affordable Care Act ties millions and millions of dollars in Medicare funding to patient satisfaction. However, the mandated patient surveys may have unintended consequences, according to critics. NBC's Nancy Snyderman reports.


Girl Opts For Radical Surgery To Rebuild Leg

July 24, 2013 4:34 pm | by Fox News | Comments

Last summer, facing bone cancer, Bailey Moody made a pretty radical decision. She chose a rare amputation surgery because it was her one chance of playing the sports she loves. Bailey, then a fourth-grader, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer in her lower right thigh and knee.


Ultrasound Surgery -- Healing Without Cuts

July 24, 2013 4:11 pm | by TED | Comments

Imagine having a surgery with no knives involved. At TEDMED, Yoav Medan shares a technique that uses MRI to find trouble spots and focused ultrasound to treat such issues as brain lesions, uterine fibroids, and several kinds of cancerous growths.


Nightmares After The I.C.U.

July 24, 2013 3:58 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Hospital patients who have prolonged stays, getting intubated and sedated, may experience severe hallucinations, putting them at a surprising (but very real) risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder for years to come, recent studies show.


Doctors Test Less-Invasive Surgery For Blocked Arteries

July 24, 2013 3:49 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Doctors are testing a new, less-invasive surgery that is clearing blocked arteries and saving patients the necessary recuperation time normally reserved for typical procedures. CBS News' Teresa Garcia reports on this cutting-edge procedure.


The Surprising Seeds Of A Big-Data Revolution In Healthcare

July 18, 2013 9:31 am | by TED | Comments

Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data -- and from this gappy information, countries would make huge decisions. Data geek Joel Selanikio talks through the sea change in collecting health data in the past decade -- starting with the Palm Pilot and Hotmail, and now moving into the cloud.



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