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Hospitals Aim To Reduce Kids' Radiation Exposure

June 12, 2013 2:44 pm | by NBC News | Comments

Researchers who analyzed data in children under the age of 15 who had CT scans between 1996 and 2011 examined the frequency and level of radiation doses. They estimate that of the four million scans performed each year, more than 4,800 kids could develop future cancers as a result of radiation exposure.

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Hospitalists! (A 'Wicked' Parody)

June 12, 2013 2:28 pm | by YouTube | Comments

Check out this epic (and pretty hilarious) musical endorsement of a "Wicked" hospitalist conference. Also, after you watch this video, please check out  http://ZDoggMD.com and http://www.hospitalmedicine2013.org for more relevant information.

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Inside A Mouse Hospital

June 12, 2013 2:10 pm | by New York Times | Comments

At a unit inside the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, scientists use highly specialized methods to study cancer in mice. It's no wonder why such a unit exists, as many important medical breakthroughs have come about over the years because scientists have studied mice.

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Surgeons Develop App To Practice Surgery

June 12, 2013 1:55 pm | by YouTube | Comments

Trainee surgeons are using tablet computers as a way to practice surgery outside the operating theater. The surgery app was designed by four surgeons in London and can be downloaded on a variety of devices. Dr. Sanjay Purkayastha, one of its developers, said they wanted to take surgical education to "another level." The app has been downloaded worldwide more than 80,000 times in less than six months.

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Study: People Aren't Washing Their Hands Long Enough

June 12, 2013 1:40 pm | by NBC News | Comments

A new study recently released by Michigan State University indicated that only five percent of people wash their hands for the recommended amount of time. Furthermore, the average time of handwashing is only six seconds. To make matters worse, half of hand washers don't even use soap. This video offers some more sobering information about this significant problem.

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Judge's Decision Gives Girl In Need Of Lung Transplant A Chance

June 6, 2013 12:30 pm | by CBS News | Comments

The Murnaghan family of Newrown, Pa., is fighting a little known organ transplant policy that is effectively pushing 10-year-old daughter Sarah to the bottom of the adult transplant waiting list. However, a judge's recent decision gives her a better chance to survive.

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Robotic Limbs Moved By The Mind

June 6, 2013 9:37 am | by CBS News | Comments

Humans can now move robotic limbs using only their thoughts and, in some cases, even get sensory feedback from their robotic hands. Just a few years ago, this would sound impossible. However, now it is a reality. Learn more about this technology through the story of Jan Scheuermann, a Pittsburgh mother of two.

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Medicare Life Expectancy Grows, Social Security Stagnant

June 6, 2013 9:20 am | by CBS News | Comments

Medicare, the trust fund that pays for older Americans' healthcare, is now projected to last a bit longer than previous estimates. However, that doesn't seem to be the same case for Social Security. The future of Social Security is clouded with doubt.

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Global Surgery For Medical Students

June 5, 2013 2:03 pm | by YouTube | Comments

Seema Biswas asks us to consider the valuable role that medical students can play in solving the health challenges of our modern world. By giving them the opportunity to outside of the classroom and engage in a meaningful way with patients around the world, students can not only play a critical part in serving vulnerable communities, but also become profoundly better doctors in the process.

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Surgeons Perform Breakthrough Procedure... On A Dolphin

June 5, 2013 1:50 pm | by NBC News | Comments

Sarah, a 29-year-old dolphin, spent years working with children before her health sadly began to fail. A battery of tests revealed one of her airways had closed off 80 percent, so doctors used advances in human surgery and medicine to help her.

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Woman's Hip Replacement Causes Allergic Reaction

May 30, 2013 10:10 am | by ABC News | Comments

After having both hips replaced, Paula Spurlock expected to face months of rehabilitation to regain strength and mobility. However, she never expected to have an allergic reaction to the implants. A new blood test may make it possible to detect these allergies before the surgery takes place.

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New Alternative For Open Heart Surgery

May 30, 2013 9:36 am | by YouTube | Comments

Dr. Angel Caldera, a cardiologist at Scott & White Hospital in Texas, discusses a new alternative for open heart surgery that is less invasive. According to Caldera, it involves implanting a new valve in the patient's heart with the use of catheters.

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Doctor: Patients Should Take Active Role In Care

May 30, 2013 9:21 am | by CBS News | Comments

A recent study finds that most heart patients want a more active role in critical decisions about their healthcare. Dr. Harlan Krumholz, one of the researchers behind the new study, discusses this topic with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts.

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Doctor Shortage Hits Hard In Rural America

May 30, 2013 9:08 am | by NBC News | Comments

It's a national healthcare crisis that is flying under the radar a bit. There just aren't enough doctors in our country these days. The doctor shortage has hit rural parts of the United States especially hard, but there may be some feasible solutions.

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Young Girl Denied Lung Transplant Due To Age Policy

May 30, 2013 8:59 am | by ABC News | Comments

The Murnaghan family of Newrown, Pa., is fighting a little known organ transplant policy that is effectively pushing 10-year-old daughter Sarah to the bottom of the adult transplant waiting list because it mandates that adult lungs be offered to all adult patients before they can be offered to someone under 12 years old.

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