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Girl Born With Heart Outside Body Is Now Thriving

July 17, 2013 4:44 pm | by NBC News | Comments

Eight months on, a Texas baby who had surgery when she was just one day old to put her heart inside her body, is thriving. Doctors in Houston reconstructed the girl's chest after she was born with one-third of her heart lying on her stomach and beating outside of her body. Surgeons worked for six hours to create space in little Audrina's chest for her heart and stretched her skin to cover the hole.


Traumatic Brain Injury Doesn't Keep Snowboarder Down For Long

July 17, 2013 4:03 pm | by NBC News | Comments

After an arduous rehab lasting more than three years, famous and gifted snowboarder Kevin Pearce is back on the slopes and offering encouragement to those coping with traumatic brain injuries. Here is the story about his injury and recovery.


The Best Hospitals In The U.S.

July 17, 2013 1:20 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Dr. Jon LaPook talks about the recent U.S. News and World Report list of the country's best hospitals (Johns Hopkins finishes No. 1 for the 22nd time in 23 years) and offers some advice for making sure you get the best possible care at any hospital.


A Solar-Powered Health Clinic On Wheels

July 17, 2013 1:10 pm | by CBS News | Comments

A mobile medical clinic powered by solar energy is delivering healthcare to Palestinian residents living in area C of the West Bank, where Israeli regulation does not allow construction. It is quite a sight to see, and it is doing some good.'s Felipe Maya reports.


Baby Saved By Super Glue Surgery

July 10, 2013 5:11 pm | by YouTube | Comments

A young baby is alive thanks to doctors using super glue during an emergency surgery to stop bleeding after the girl suffered a brain aneurysm. Here is more on this incredible story on the girl's recovery and the surgery that saved her.


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.



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