Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the first hospital in the country to utilize OrthoSecure(TM), a novel computer-based system for operating rooms that is designed to improve the care of patients undergoing a knee or hip replacement and to minimize the number of implant parts that are erroneously opened and not used. OrthoSecure(TM) could lead to increased efficiency and significant saving to the U.S. health care industry.
– Hospital for Special Surgery|3/11/2014 2:30 PM EDT
Patients with an existing relationship with a doctor ranked as lower performing were no more likely to switch doctors than patients with higher performing doctors, finds a new study in Health Services Research.
– Health Behavior News Service|3/11/2014 1:10 PM EDT
HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care Sponsors Continuing Medical Education Program at LifeBridge Health
HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, a program of Maryland-based Righttime Medical Care, is providing an educational grant to support a continuing medical education program for certified athletic trainers developed by the LifeBridge Health Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute.
– LifeBridge Health|3/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT
Patrizia Cazzaniga had heard the horror stories about early treatments for hepatitis C – multiple daily pills and weekly shots for up to a year, side effects that could be debilitating, and a cure rate of only about 40 percent.
– UT Southwestern Medical Center|3/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT
Two University of Florida scientists will go to Kennedy Space Center March 16 for the launch of the SpaceX-3 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, to send up and then monitor an experiment designed to help them understand biological functions in space.
– University of Florida|3/11/2014 1:00 PM EDT
The term ‘selfie’ took on a life of its own in 2013, especially after the Oxford English Dictionary selected it as the ‘international word of the year’. The Internet and mobile phones were awash in self-portraits as consumers purchased more smartphones with front-facing cameras – turning the selfie into a truly worldwide phenomenon. Now comes more evidence that selfies have come to inhabit a unique place in world culture – a place with a Web address of its own: Selfiecity.net.
– University of California, San Diego|3/11/2014 12:00 PM EDT
A PhD student at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has created free software that makes detection of genetic components of disease faster and easier; could help speed up genetic discoveries.
– American Technion Society|3/11/2014 12:00 PM EDT
Koch Institute biologists identify extracellular proteins that help aggressive tumors spread through the body.
– Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT|3/11/2014 12:00 PM EDT
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