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Four Life Improving Benefits of Back Surgery

| 08/22/2014

The spinal column is one of the most delicate and essential areas of the human body. Signals carried to and from the brain through the column control many key functions of our motor skills and nervous system. Injury or ailment here can be life altering, and leave the victim in agonizing pain, or with a […]

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Female ACL Injuries: Why do they occur? How can we prevent them?

| 08/19/2014

BroadcastMed, Inc. and New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA, present a Continuing Medical Education program for physicians about anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the female athlete. This is one of the most common sports medicine injuries for women in the country. There are approximately 250,000 ACL injuries every year in the United States. For […]

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Novel Human Tissue Samples Available For Research and Development

| 08/19/2014

Human tissues are extensively employed by pharmaceutical and academic researchers to identify and validate new biomarkers and drug discovery targets. Such tissues are also widely used to study the efficacy, reproducibility, and safety of experimental drug candidates against unmet clinical needs. “This collaboration will open the door to further medical innovation and clinical trial development […]

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Why We Should Stop Joking Around About Hair Transplants

| 08/18/2014

Cosmetic procedures are on the rise in the UK. More and more of us would consider having work done. More and more of us are having work done. In 2013, cosmetic surgeons performed over 50,000 procedures on us Brits. It seems that we no longer fear going under the knife. That’s understandable, as cosmetic work […]

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With the Surgical Robot, Similar Outcomes at a Higher Cost

| 08/07/2014

In a study of national data on colon surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers found that while patients who undergo either minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery or the high-tech robotic approach have similar outcomes, robotic surgery is significantly more expensive. The findings provide a counterpoint to the aggressive advertising used by some hospitals to tout benefits of the […]

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Medtronic Announces Preliminary Outcomes for World’s Smallest Cardiac Pacemaker

| 08/07/2014

Medtronic announces  preliminary results from the first human implants of the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). Results from the first four patients to receive the Micra TPS were reported at CARDIOSTIM / EHRA EUROPACE 2014, World Congress in Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques, in Nice, France. At 1 month and 3 months, […]

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No Anti-Clotting Treatment Needed for Most Kids Undergoing Spine Surgeries

| 08/07/2014

Blood clots occur so rarely in children undergoing spine operations that most patients require nothing more than vigilant monitoring after surgery and should be spared risky and costly anti-clotting medications, according to a new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study. Because clotting risk in children is poorly understood, treatment guidelines are largely absent, leaving doctors caring […]

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The Awesome Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

| 07/07/2014

Short sightedness can blight the lives of those who suffer from it. If the idea of glasses is somewhat unappealing, there are other options available to you that can restore your vision. Laser eye surgery has become popular with those that are keen to ditch their spectacles and uncomfortable contact lenses. Correcting your eyesight has […]

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