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Device that tracks location of nurses re-purposed to record patient mobility  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
By re-purposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the hospital are walking outside... more
Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic's advance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research. In laboratory experiments, the masks significantly... more
Masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses, study finds  REUTERS · 1 day
Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers... more
Badges that help locate nurses repurposed to monitor patient mobility  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
By repurposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the hospital are walking... more
Spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body's ability to restore normal brain structure, new research has discovered. more
Spina bifida surgery before birth more effective at healing neurological structure  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
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More than 5,000 surgery centers can now serve as makeshift hospitals during COVID-19 crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
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Trial confirms the effectiveness of TAVR strategy in a real-world setting  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
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10-year follow-up study shows safety, efficacy of stenting compared with bypass surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In a study with the longest follow-up to date of patients with a high-risk form of heart disease known as left main coronary artery... more
Use of radial artery in heart bypass surgery associated with better patient outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
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Among stable ischemic heart disease patients, invasive procedures do not reduce heart attack or death risk more than medication. more
Adverse childhood experiences associated with executive dysfunction post-surgical menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
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Medovate secures exclusive rights to bring new endoscopic surgical device to market  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Medovate, an innovative medical device company, has secured the exclusive rights to bring to market a pioneering endoscopic surgical device. more
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Texas, Ohio orders on surgeries prompt new abortion fight  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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A study by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery has discovered a molecule in the lymphatic system that has the... more
Factories pivot to fight coronavirus, but challenges abound  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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FLS care effective for patients with fragility fractures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Weight loss lasts long after bariatric surgery, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Weight loss was maintained better after gastric bypass than after sleeve gastrectomy in large study of diverse patients in Washington and California. more
One mask a day for doctors in virus epicenter of Washington  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Some nurses in emergency rooms in Washington state, which has the most coronavirus deaths nationally, are getting one surgical mask each day and must wash them... more
Vitamin D increases chances of regaining mobility after hip fracture  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study. more
Anesthesia standards for coronavirus-infected patients requiring emergency surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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US surgeon general: US cases are where Italy was 2 weeks ago  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
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US hospitals brace for 'tremendous strain' from new virus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
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U.S. hospitals brace for 'tremendous strain' from new virus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
U.S. hospitals are setting up circus-like tents for testing, considering canceling some elective surgeries and calling on retired doctors for help as they brace for an onslaught of coronavirus patients more
Woman's transplanted 'man hands' became lighter and more feminine over time  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Years after surgery, a woman's transplanted hands from a darker-skinned male donor now appear lighter and more feminine. more
No evidence of a link between surgery with anesthesia and Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Older adults who have surgery with general anesthesia may experience a modest acceleration of cognitive decline, even years later. But there's no evidence of... more
'Cone of shame' makes pets miserable  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dog and cat owners already know their companion animals seem to loathe the 'cone of shame' they are required to wear after surgery or when they have a sore or itchy spot. But very little research... more
Bowel cancer on the up in England’s young adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study published in March 2020, in the British Journal of Surgery (BJS), shows that the number of young adults with bowel cancer is rising at an alarming rate... more
The Latest: CDC says doctors, nurses may use surgical masks  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
U.S. health officials are telling doctors and nurses that surgical masks are OK to wear when treating patients who may be sick from the new coronavirus — a... more
Knowing opioid use following cesarean delivery can inform individualized prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Knowing the amount of opioids taken following cesarean section surgery and before discharge can inform individualized prescriptions and cut down on unnecessary, leftover pills that could be used... more
Judge sides with transgender Alaska librarian in health case  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A federal judge in Alaska has ruled that a state health care plan that has excluded coverage of gender-confirming surgery for transgender employees is discriminatory more
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