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Inspirational Message In Snow Brings Cheer To Chicago Hospital Patients

February 12, 2014 9:55 am | by ABC News | Comments

With the help of his dad, a 14-year-old boy stomped out a loving message in the snow that his mom could see from her hospital window at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center. Will Hart and his dad, Tim, wrote a gigantic message saying “HI MOM GOD BLESS U” on a parking garage rooftop visible from the top four to six floors of the hospital...

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Amputee Naturally Feels Through Bionic Hand

February 6, 2014 9:50 am | by Medgadget | Comments

Italian researchers developed new technology that transmits what the fingers of a prosthetic are sensing as real tactile perception. They implanted electrodes in the remaining arm of a Danish patient at the median and ulnar nerves, which were then stimulated in response to the pressure sensors built into the prosthetic...

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Teen Girl Undergoes Surgery For 'Suicide Disease'

February 5, 2014 10:49 am | by ABC News | Comments

Thirteen-year-old KatieRose Hamilton suffers from a disease called trigeminal neuralgia, an ailment characterized by significant facial pain. However, a recent surgery gives Hamilton the hope for the future...         

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Teen Walking Again After 3D-Printed Hip Implant

February 4, 2014 9:00 am | by CBS News | Comments

A 3D-printed hip implant is changing the life of a Swedish teenager who was facing the possibility of never walking again due to a rare hereditary condition...             

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Surgeon Walks Miles Through Storm For Operation

January 31, 2014 9:51 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Alabama brain surgeon Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw walked approximately six miles through the height of Tuesday's winter storm to perform a life-saving brain operation. According to the Associated Press, the patient is said to be doing well...    

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Handheld Ultrasound May Replace The Stethoscope

January 27, 2014 10:22 am | by CBS News | Comments

A handheld ultrasound provides a picture of what is happening inside your body. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula discusses why this new technology could be replacing the stethoscope...           

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Seattle Children's Hospital Investigated Over Dirty Instruments

January 24, 2014 9:49 am | by ABC News | Comments

Scopes used during colonoscopies were found to have been cleaned improperly at Seattle Children's Hospital. As a result of the oversight, approximately 100 children are at risk. Following an investigation by the hospital, a lapse in the facility's cleaning process was discovered...

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Medical Facility Operates Like Luxury Hotel

January 20, 2014 11:43 am | by CBS News | Comments

A medical center near Detroit was designed with patients in mind. This video shows a glimpse of a hospital that looks and feels like a luxury hotel, and treats their patients as valued guests...         

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Man Can Now Breathe After 'Lung Washing'

January 16, 2014 9:49 am | by CBS News | Comments

In this video, courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic, see how saline was injected into a patient's lung and then suctioned out during the lung lavage procedure...                

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Superglue Helps Fix Broken, Beating Hearts

January 13, 2014 9:46 am | by MedGadget | Comments

Here’s a video from Science Translational Medicine of study lead author Jeffrey Karp explaining the application of the new glue developed to provide adhesive repair capabilities during beating heart procedures...     

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Surgeon Left Open-Heart Operation Early, Lawsuit Claims

January 10, 2014 11:57 am | by ABC News | Comments

A California man has been in a vegetative state since his 2012 heart procedure, and his family blames it on surgeon for walking out in the middle of the surgery...               

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Prominent Cancer Surgeon Accused Of Cyberspying... On His Estranged Wife

January 9, 2014 10:21 am | by CBS News | Comments

Prominent surgeon and leading cancer researcher, Dr. Steven Curley, is accused of using a very popular spying software to track his estranged wife's computer during their divorce proceedings. Prosecutors have charged him with unlawful intercept, a second-degree felony. Dr. Curley faces up to 20 years in prison...

Assisting Surgery with 3D Organ Holograms

January 8, 2014 9:35 am | by CBS News | Comments

RealView Imaging LTD has created imaging technology which allows doctors to physically interact with “floating” 3D holograms of a patients organs...                  

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Hospital’s Patient-Actor Suffers Real-Life Emergency

January 6, 2014 9:10 am | by CBS News | Comments

When a University of Virginia medical student was learning to diagnose symptoms of people pretending to be patients, he actually found something in one of the actors, possibly saving the man’s life...         

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Robot 'Skin' Could Help Severely Disabled

January 3, 2014 9:43 am | by CBS News | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with a way to give robots the sense of touch using artificial skin. CBSNews.com's Nick Dietz reports on the invention, which could dramatically improve the lives of people with severe disabilities...

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