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Man Has Brain Surgery While Awake, Strums Guitar

July 10, 2013 4:34 pm | by NBC News | Comments

Brad Carter, an actor and guitarist in Los Angeles, underwent brain surgery to fix benign tremors after medications failed to cure them. He was awake for six hours of his surgery, playing his guitar to help doctors implant a wire inside his head.


The Increased Prevalence Of CRE

July 10, 2013 4:22 pm | by CBS News | Comments

New York State hospitals will be required to report cases of antibiotic resistant bacteria called CRE. The CDC reports cases have been found in 43 states. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on the efforts being made to control the spread of the superbug that can infect the weakest patients.


IBM's Watson: From Game Show Star To Life Saver

July 10, 2013 4:10 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Oncologist Dr. Mark Kris, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is collaborating with IBM. He's teaching IBM "Jeopardy" champ supercomputer Watson how to assist doctors in making individualized treatment plans for lung cancer patients.


Examining Randy Travis's Viral Cardiomyopathy

July 10, 2013 3:55 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Country singer Randy Travis has recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy and remains in critical condition. CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook discusses his situation, the symptoms, and some potential treatments of his ailment.


A Clinic Braces For Change

June 27, 2013 10:02 am | by The New York Times | Comments

Patients and caregivers at Family Health Centers in Louisville, Ky., wonder how the Affordable Care Act will affect them. Some 90,000 people could get medical coverage in this city alone. It could create thousands of jobs in Kentucky and, if its aspirations are realized, provide better care at lower cost. Yet the law still provokes suspicion and confusion, among both healthcare providers and the uninsured population it is meant to help.


Orlando Health Surgeons Treating Lymphedema With New Surgery

June 27, 2013 9:47 am | by YouTube | Comments

Lymphedema affects three or four million adults and children in America and is, unfortunately, not an uncommon side effect of breast cancer treatment in about 15-20 percent of patients, where lymph nodes have been damaged or removed along with breast tissue in combination with radiation. A new surgical option, a vascularized lymph node transfer, is expected to bring relief and life changing results.


Boston Bombing Amputee Rises To Her Feet

June 26, 2013 12:14 pm | by NBC News | Comments

Celeste Corcoran and her daughter, Sydney, were both seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. Celeste takes her first steps on her new set of legs that replace her own. By her second day with these new legs Celeste had ditched her walker.


Girl, 6, 'Extremely Critical' Post-Heart Transplant

June 26, 2013 12:02 pm | by NBC News | Comments

Here is an inspirational story of how a sick little girl that was not supposed to make it and found a family that would not give up. After her heart surgery, she went into cardiac arrest and spent the last week on a heart lung machine.  


Fighting Hospital Infections

June 26, 2013 11:50 am | by CBS News | Comments

Accelerate Diagnostics CEO Lawrence Mehren discusses on "CBS This Morning: Saturday" the prevalence of hospital infections and new advances in combating illness. Mehren says hospital acquired infections are typically acquired by bacteria, and bacteria that are living in hospitals are living in a high threat environment, so they get stronger.


Baby's Skull Cut, Reshaped For 'Normal Life'

June 19, 2013 4:40 pm | by ABC News | Comments

Six-month-old Ryan Burke's skull was growing lopsided until Texas surgeons intervened. Before the surgery, Ryan's face was lopsided because an opening in the skull that allows the brain to grow had close too soon. Now, doctor Sandberg, who performed the surgery, says that he expect Ryan to lead a normal life.


The Doctor-Patient Relationship

June 19, 2013 4:03 pm | by The New York Times | Comments

Danielle Ofri, a physician and author, talks about her new book, “What Doctors Feel.” Ofri discusses the different ways in which doctors deal with loss as well as the factors that contribute toward both patient and doctor attitudes. 


Robotic Surgery -- Is It Safe?

June 19, 2013 3:28 pm | by NBC News | Comments

Most of the hundreds of thousands of robotic surgeries performed in the U.S. each year are done safely. However, as use of the machine increases, so are reports of injuries: The U.S. Food and Drug administration has received more than 200 reports since 2007 of burns, cuts and infections – including 89 deaths – after robotic surgery.             


Vets, Doctors Team Up For Historic Horse Surgery

June 19, 2013 3:14 pm | by YouTube | Comments

A horse that survived a vicious attack is making medical headlines thanks to a pair of historic surgeries to save him. Last summer "Northstar," an American Paint horse, was approached in a pasture in Pennsylvania, doused with a flammable liquid and, inexplicably, set on fire.


Man Receives Liver Transplant In Time For Father's Day

June 19, 2013 3:11 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Kevin Pugh celebrated his first Father's Day as a dad with his baby daughter after receiving a liver transplant which saved him from a life-threatening disease weeks before she was born. The donation came from a mother in her forties who passed away.


Girl Involved In Lawnmower Accident Gets Prosthetics

June 19, 2013 2:57 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Ireland Nugent has been in a wheelchair and has undergone seven surgeries since the April 11 accident. Doctors warned she may be hesitant at first after being fitted for the test legs, but the little girl promptly took off walking as soon as they were on.



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