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Hospital ER Removes "Ouch" Factor For Children

February 7, 2013 10:34 am | by ABC News | Comments

Most children are a bit scared and apprehensive when they are forced to make a visit to a hospital emergency room. However, one Santa Monica medical center is making a concerted effort to make the ER experience easier on young children.


Life-Saving Surgery Helps Boy With Incomplete Esophagus

February 7, 2013 10:24 am | by YouTube | Comments

This 1-year-old boy from Ireland is about to head home after a unique surgical treatment at Children's Hospital in Boston. The two ends of Sergio O'Connor's esophagus were far apart, but a life-saving surgery has the young boy on the road to recovery.


Hospital Robot Helps Doctors Connect With Patients

February 7, 2013 10:02 am | by CBS News | Comments

With more and more patients in need of specialized care, doctors are turning to technology to help them be in more than one place at a time. Some are calling it one of the best advances in tele-medicine.


Medical GPS Helps With Heart Surgeries

February 7, 2013 9:55 am | by CBS News | Comments

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are using cutting-edge technology to treat a the common heart condition known as atrial fibrillation. Surgery to treat the condition often leads to several x-rays during the procedure. That may no longer be necessary.


Video Game Lets Anyone Be A Heart Surgeon

February 7, 2013 9:43 am | by ABC News | Comments

A surgical simulator recently created by a group of young men allows "players" to perform a heart transplant. It's not quite a video game, and it's not quite a training tool. See for yourself...


The Smartphone: The Future Of Medicine?

January 31, 2013 10:23 am | by NBC News | Comments

Dr. Eric Topol has long been one of the world's foremost cardiologists. He has now become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. This explosion, he says, is about to make healthcare better and cheaper. Watch what he does with his cell phone.


Different Ways To Treat ACL Tears

January 31, 2013 10:04 am | by YouTube | Comments

Dr. Spero Karas from Emory Sports Med discusses ACL injuries and tears and how they are treated in this live ACL repair surgery video.

Lumpectomy Tops Mastectomy In Cancer Treatment Study

January 31, 2013 9:43 am | by CBS News | Comments

A medical journal study has found that women are 14 percent less likely to die from breast cancer after undergoing a lumpectomy followed by radiation treatment than after a mastectomy.


How Surgeons Performed Double Arm Transplant

January 31, 2013 9:26 am | by CBS News | Comments

How were doctors able to successfully perform a double arm transplant on veteran Brendan Marrocco? Dr. Jon LaPook explains the revolutionary medical procedure.


A Universal Translator For Surgeons

January 31, 2013 9:19 am | by TED | Comments

Laparoscopic surgery uses minimally invasive incisions -- which means less pain and shorter recovery times for patients. But Steven Schwaitzberg has run into two problems teaching these techniques to surgeons around the world -- language and distance. He shares how a new technology, which combines video conferencing and a real-time universal translator, could help.


Woman Without Tongue Has Groundbreaking Procedure

January 24, 2013 1:15 pm | Comments

After a decade of seemingly ineffective treatments, a team of doctors finally decided to go for a more extraordinary option. In a process which required two operations, doctors expanded Silva's chin and jaw to create more space in the interior of her mouth. She also had to use braces for her teeth.


Image-Guided Endoscopic Sinus Surgery For Bilateral Nasal Polyps

January 24, 2013 12:45 pm | Comments

Live surgical footage from Dr. Robert Guida performed on a young woman to remove her nasal polyps. This image guided sinus surgery allows for exact precision with real time guidance.


Quadruple Amputee Undergoes Hand Transplant Surgery

January 24, 2013 12:30 pm | Comments

Four months after the dramatic surgery, a young woman can pick up small objects. Nine months post-op she is flexing her wrists and fingers, sensing hot and cold, but the use of steriods to help prevent rejection has resulted in a 40-lb. weight gain.


Monitor Shows When Patients Wake Up During Surgery

January 24, 2013 12:15 pm | Comments

The new device helps surgeons understand a condition termed "anesthesia awareness", where patients wake up during surgery but are unable to communicate this to surgeons and OR nurses.


Mobile Devices 'On Call' In Hospitals

January 17, 2013 11:46 am | by New York Times | Comments

At hospitals around the country, mobile devices, including smartphones and tablet computers, are becoming critical to efficient and precise patient care.



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