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Boy Honors His Surgeon By Dressing Up As Him For Halloween

October 18, 2013 10:27 am | by ABC News | Comments

A 7-year-old Seattle boy has decided on a slightly unusual Halloween costume this year. He plans on dressing up as his surgeon, Dr. Jay Rubenstein. Landon Browne was born deaf, but received his first cochlear implant when he was just 9 months old from Rubenstein, a professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington...

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NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers Confirm Third Case Of MRSA

October 14, 2013 9:08 am | by ABC News | Comments

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say a third player has been diagnosed with MRSA, a staph infection that is resistant to many common antibiotics. General manager Mark Dominik made the announcement Friday, a day after confirming guard Carl Nicks is being treated for a recurrence of MRSA. NFL.com reported the player was rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks...

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How Google Glass May Benefit Surgeons In The OR

October 11, 2013 11:36 am | by Medgadget | Comments

Philips and Accenture are teaming up to investigate how Google Glass can help improve clinical workflow and assist doctors and nurses in performing every day tasks. As a proof of concept, they released a video demonstrating a few tools that surgeons may benefit from in the OR...

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New Procedure May Drastically Improve IVF Success Rates

October 11, 2013 10:06 am | by CBS News | Comments

Doctors at Nottingham University in the United Kingdom believe that a new, innovative, and cutting-edge technique used one-month prior to IVF treatments - known as endometrial scratching - can (greatly) increase a woman's chance of conceiving a child...

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Leaving The ICU With Dementia-Like Symptoms

October 4, 2013 9:38 am | by CBS News | Comments

A new study finds nearly three out of four patients treated in the intensive care unit leave with dementia-like symptoms, even when there's no evidence a person had them before going to the intensive care unit. Chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the report and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones...

The Affordable Care Act: What Can We Expect?

September 30, 2013 9:45 am | by CBS News | Comments

A key part of the much-discussed Affordable Care Act is set to get underway on October 1. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about what everyone can expect from the controversial new healthcare law...

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Inspired Revolutions In Surgical Glove Technology

September 26, 2013 11:48 am | by Ansell | Comments

Introducing Ansell's GAMMEX Non-Latex Surgical Gloves to the North American market. Featuring the wide breadth of product line, GAMMEX now offers eight different surgical gloves to accommodate the requirements of the entire surgical team.

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Six-Pound Tumor Removed From Teenage Girl's Neck

September 24, 2013 11:09 am | by ABC News | Comments

Aster Degano, 13, flew from Ethiopia to New York for surgery to remove the benign tumor.                           

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Stranger's Kidney Completes 6-Way Transplant

September 20, 2013 1:14 pm | by ABC News | Comments

Ted Bartling, a rocket scientist from Utah, recently decided to donate a kidney. However, he failed to realize that decision would allow three people, including a 2-year-old boy, to receive successful kidney transplants late last week...

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Virus Or Bacteria? New Blood Test Could Help Curb Antibiotics Over-Use

September 19, 2013 9:34 am | by CBS News | Comments

A new blood test may one day be able to tell whether an infection is bacterial or viral and may help cut down on the over-prescription of antibiotics, which has led to bacteria-resistant superbugs. This could be a game-changer for infection prevention and control efforts...

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New Tool Detects Breast Cancer, Limits Surgeries

September 13, 2013 11:39 am | by CBS News | Comments

More than 230,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Many choose a lumpectomy to remove the cancerous tissue. Now a new tool in the operating room may save women from follow-up surgery. CBS News' Teresa Garcia reports.

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Google Glass: The New Surgical Assistant?

September 6, 2013 10:55 am | by CBS News | Comments

Google Glass is being touted as a game changer for surgeons and their patients. The camera embedded in the doctors glasses can livestream what they see and using voice commands the doctor can take photos and review medical records. This video breaks down the technology in detail.

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Separated Conjoined Twins Recovering Nicely After Surgery

September 4, 2013 11:02 am | by CBS News | Comments

Doctors estimated that a pair of conjoined twins in Dallas, Texas had roughly a 50 percent chance of survival after being separated last week. As KTVT-TV's Robbie Owens reports, the twins underwent the operation and are doing pretty well so far.

Robot Disinfects Hospital Room With A Zap

August 29, 2013 2:47 pm | by CBS News | Comments

The CDC has reported that one out of every 20 patients will contract an infection while in the hospital. At the Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colo., they are using a portable, room-disinfecting robot to pulse germicidal ultraviolet light to protect patients from potential infections. CBS Denver's health specialist Kathy Walsh reports.

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Blood Clots Could Be Sucked Out Of The Brain By Robotic Device

August 22, 2013 9:27 am | by YouTube | Comments

A unique collaboration between Vanderbilt mechanical engineer Robert Webster and neurosurgeon Kyle Weaver has designed a special robotic system that uses tiny, steerable needles to suction out brain clots formed by intracranial hemorrhaging.

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