20 hrs ago
WNDU-TV South Bend
HIPEC: Advanced treatment for cancers once thought incurable
IU Goshen Center for Cancer Care is using an advanced treatment called HIPEC which stands for Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy.
23 hrs ago
Teen rushed to surgery after swallowing potentially deadly Buckyballs ...
The tiny, spherical rare-earth magnets can perforate the stomach and are particularly dangerous if more than one is ingested A Florida teen has had a lucky escape after accidentally swallowing two buckminsterfullerenes or 'Buckyballs' - rare-earth magnets that are incredibly strong and can perforate the stomach and even kill if swallowed.
Alcohol use disorders and risk of Parkinson's disease: findings...
Alcohol has been suggested to be either protective of, or not associated with Parkinson's disease .
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Health reform will close hospitals: Why that may not be a bad idea
Your reaction may depend on your past experiences. You may feel gratitude for the birth of a child or the treatment of acute appendicitis.
The Orlando Sentinel
Small toy magnets growing danger to teens and tots
Christin Rivas, 14, was fascinated by the small, round toy magnets that you can sculpt into shapes and use to perform magic tricks.
'Every time I eat I look nine months pregnant': Teenager suffers from ...
'Every time I eat I look nine months pregnant': Teenager suffers from agonising stomach problem - but doctors can't find a cure Rachael Harley has bands of fibrous tissue between her organs - each time they're removed they return and are threatening her reproductive organs She has been in hospital since October but doctors are at a loss as to how ... (more)
Woman dies after long wait for op
Relatives of Lulama Stella Gebu, 49, claim that despite a private hospital doctor saying she needed an emergency appendectomy, doctors at Mitchells Plain Hospital did not do the operation for almost 12 hours, by which time it was too late.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Don't let the Holidays harm your financial health
Like most Americans, you likely know a little too well that good medical care doesn't come cheap.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The Indian Express
The exemplary compensation awarded by the SC in a medical negligence case highlights the need to address patient safety more proactively The Supreme Court recently awarded the exemplary compensation of Rs 5.96 crore to Kunal Saha, who lost his wife to medical negligence at the Kolkata-based AMRI hospital.
This Holiday Season Give Something to Help Keep You Living
In this case, he was the patient and the PHR is MyMedicalRecords.com , a secure online resource for storing a family's medical records and other important documents in one safe and convenient location with the ability to access the information -- including potentially life-saving health data -- 24/7 using the Internet.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Fillmore County Journal
Alysta King with her mom and sister. Alysta is fighting for her life due to a rare form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Patient Falls Off OR Table: System Error Or Human Error?
An anesthetized patient fell to the floor headfirst from an operating room table during a laparoscopic appendectomy in Scotland.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Venaxis to Present at Piper Jaffray 25th Annual Healthcare Conference
Venaxis, Inc. , an in vitro diagnostic company focused on obtaining FDA clearance and commercializing its CE Marked APPY 1 Test, a rapid, multiple biomarker-based assay for identifying patients that are at low risk for appendicitis, today announced it will present at the Piper Jaffray 25 Annual Healthcare Conference, to be held December 3-4, 2013, ... (more)
Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Supplements: Appendix: Definition of Terms Used in This Report
Corresponding author: Jeanne Moorman, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC.
Pain helps us to survive - but it can also turn our own body into an enemy
Rare individuals born without pain perception rapidly accumulate disabilities and tend to die young.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
A doctor's diary: An unexpected find in a boys appendix
We are sleeping on concrete and use an outdoor tented loo. This is right beside the helicopter landing pad, so it is not unknown for a chopper to demolish the tents with their downdraft.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Tummy Trouble Quiz: Test Your IQ of Digestive Diseases
The frequency of bowel movements can vary from three a week to three a day. Most people will find that they have a consistent pattern, for example, one bowel movement each day or one bowel movement every other day.
Adventurer Robin Knox-Johnston speaks of epic voyage
As men orbited the moon for the first time, one of the great feats of earth-bound adventure still hadn't been conquered: sailing alone, non-stop, around the world.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Wall Street Journal
The Biggest Mistake Doctors Make
A patient with abdominal pain dies from a ruptured appendix after a doctor fails to do a complete physical exam.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
The Globe and Mail
Tyler Shedden's Pasta alla Norma
Pasta alla Norma by chef Tyler Shedden at CafA© Boulud in the Four Season's Hotel in Toronto on October 16, 2013.