Bariatric Surgery Safe, Effective for Lower-BMI Patients With Diabetes 

Bariatric Surgery

Los Angeles—It’s been a decades-long effort to have bariatric surgery accepted as a safe, effective treatment for people who are morbidly obese. Now, a new study presented at ObesityWeek 2015 suggests that bariatric procedures also should be considered a safe, effective treatment for people who have type 2 diabetes and are overweight or mildly obese.…

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Diabetes exacerbates loss of gray matter, cognitive function in Parkinson’s patients


  Diabetes seems to hasten the loss of gray matter in the brains of Parkinson’s patients, and the effect is readily observable in the frontal lobes, where higher mental processes such as decision-making take place, according to a small study published online Feb. 10 in  Academic Radiology. Myria Petrou, MD, University of Michigan, and colleagues…

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Radiology trainees tackle digital breast tomosynthesis


Errors from radiology trainees increase when interpreting digital breast tomosynthesis scans deemed to be difficult by expert imaging readers, according to results of a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Tomosynthesis continues to see increased adoption as a breast imaging modality due to its advantages over traditional mammography.…

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Twitter Campaign Challenges Stereotypes


In August 2015, Heather Logghe, MD, then a preliminary surgical resident at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), saw a tweet with the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag—part of a Twitter campaign launched by female engineers to challenge the stereotype that their profession was only for white men. That night, Dr. Logghe sent out a…

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Virtual Reality Is Coming to Medical Imaging

Virtual Reality

The medical-imaging industry is about to get a lot more “real.” New technologies coming to some hospitals and medical schools will allow doctors not only to see three-dimensional pictures produced by imaging equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound, but to interact with what is pictured—say, a heart or liver—as if it were real.…

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Biotech & Medical Device Companies Make Significant Sales Growth Progress with Advanced Healthcare Products


  Industry experts forecast continued growth for the biotech – healthcare products industry, especially for medical device market projected to reach new levels as innovative applications & technologies move sector forward.  Healthcare services and medical device product companies with recent developments of importance in the markets are PositiveID Corporation (OTC: PSID), Electromed, Inc. (NYSE: ELMD),…

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Wenzel Spine Snags FDA Approval to Launch VariLift LX

wenzel spine

  Wenzel Spine, Inc. Announces FDA Clearance to Launch VariLift®-LX – The Next Generation Zero-Profile Stand-Alone Expandable Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wenzel Spine, Inc., a pioneer medical device company focused on providing minimally invasive, stand-alone alternatives to traditional spinal fusion, announced today that it received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

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Holoxica wins €1.3m to develop next-gen 3D medical displays


Holographic display developerHoloxica, has secured a €1.28 million grant award from the European Commission’s Horizon2020 “SME Instrument” investment program to develop a prototype 3D holographic video display aimed at medical scanners.The types of scanner that are the objective of the two-year program, which started in January, include CT, MRI or ultrasound systems, the relatively large…

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Interview Techniques from CEO’s and Senior Executives

Interview Techniques

Some interview questions have become so standard, job candidates offer up equally standard, possibly even scripted responses. As a result, the conversation is both inorganic and also a less effective predictor of a candidate’s potential for success in the given role. Few CEOs field such queries to candidates vying for a role near the top.…

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Johns Hopkins is first in US to offer HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants

Johns Hopkins

Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins is the first hospital in the United States to receive approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants. With this approval, Johns Hopkins surgeons will be the first in the United States to perform an HIV-positive kidney transplant and first in the world to do…

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