Parasitic Heart Disease Threat Brings New Health Concerns to The U.S. 

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The U.S. is a true melting pot. In 2014 alone, more than one million immigrants gained legal permanent residence within its borders. But with that distinction comes an ever-changing set of health concerns that physicians must help treat and manage. The latest, according to a recent article in the journal Circulation, is Chagas heart disease.…

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The First Baby With 3 Genetic Parents is Created

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A doctor who treats infertility in New York City says he has helped a couple have the first baby purposefully created with DNA from three different adults. John Zhang of the New Hope Fertility Center in Manhattan traveled to Mexico earlier this year to perform a procedure for a couple from Jordan that enabled them…

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Clearing Kidney Stones Could Literally Have a Roller Coaster Remedy

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While kidney stones are not the cause of death they were in generations past, helping them pass through the urinary tract can still be a challenge and involve a good amount of pain. What if instead the prescribed therapy was a trip to Disney World? Michigan State University urologist David Warninger, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine…

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THE WHITE PAPER:  A Marketing “No-Spin” Zone

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We are pleased to welcome Margy Rockwood as our guest blogger this week.  Margy is a writer and the owner of RockwoodWrites, LLC  where she carries special subject expertise in the medical field. We enjoyed her take on how to keep the white paper compelling in today’s world.   Back before people committed their evening hours to NCIS…

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Surgical Theater and NordicNeuroLab Partner to Deliver Next-Gen Virtual Reality

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MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Surgical Theater, LLC, the market leader in virtual reality (VR) based healthcare services, announced today it has partnered with NordicNeuroLab to offer the Norway-based company’s nordicBrainEx diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) processing application as part of Surgical Theater’s Precision VR™ enterprise-wide medical visualization platform. The addition of NordicNeuroLab technology will allow Surgical Theater…

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Synaptive Medical Completes First Install of Revolutionary Brain Surgery Technology 

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK (September 20, 2016) — Synaptive Medical, a medical device company relentlessly pursuing connections to transform the process of care, has successfully installed their BrightMatter™ technology at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Mount Sinai, ranked #12 in the country by U.S. News & World Report for its neurology and…

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Leprosy Diagnoses in California Elementary School Student


LOS ANGELES — A case of leprosy, extremely rare in the United States, has been diagnosed in a Southern California elementary school student, sending health officials scrambling to reassure parents and the public that the disease is hard to transmit and easy to treat. Two children from Indian Hills Elementary School in Jurupa Valley had…

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Low-Cost Laparoscope to Help Patients in Third World

Two-thirds of the world’s population—some five billion people—lack access to safe, affordable surgical care. An $85 device conceived in a sock drawer could help change that. John Langell, a surgeon who runs the University of Utah’s Center for Medical Innovation, had the idea when he was called in for an emergency late one night and…

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

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American lives have been getting steadily longer, and since the 1960s that trend has been driven mostly by a remarkable reduction in heart disease. But those improvements have slowed dramatically. Scientists are now wondering whether we’re approaching the end of the trend of longer, healthier lives. That’s because the steady decline in heart disease is…

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Essential Must-Dos When Starting a New Job


After rounds and rounds of interviews, you’ve finally signed the papers and landed the job—hooray! But don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet—the trial period has just begun. All eyes are on you as a new employee, so you want to pay extra attention to the way you present yourself to your manager and…

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