Surgical Theater Partners with Barrow Brain and Spine to Pioneer First Neurosurgery Patient Engagement Virtual Reality Platform in the SW

Virtual Reality

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrow Brain and Spine announces it is the first in the Southwest to use the Precision Virtual Reality™ medical visualization platform by Surgical Theater. This innovative, enterprise-wide virtual reality technology provides Barrow’s world-renowned neurosurgeons and physicians with a never-before view of the anatomy and pathology of their patients’ complex neurologic conditions. For patients, Precision…

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US Woman Killed by Superbug Resistant to Every Available Antibiotic


A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said. The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain before she died in September. She was in her 70s, and had…

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CVS Announces a Cheap Generic Alternative to EpiPen


Pharmaceutical giant CVS announced Thursday that it has partnered with Impax Laboratories to sell a generic epinephrine auto-injector for $109.99 for a two-pack—a dramatic cut from Mylan’s Epipen two-pack prices, which list for more than $600 as a brand name and $300 as a generic. The lower-cost auto-injector, a generic form of Adrenaclick, is available…

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Amazon Alexa Fund, Amgen Ventures

Amazon Alexa

Mercom Capital Group came out with an overview of the 2016 health IT investment landscape. Its report tallied up health IT deals valued at a total of $5 million, a new milestone for this category. “For three years in a row, we have seen funding settle in the $4.7 to $5 billion range. It looks…

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The Technological Future of Surgery

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The future of surgery offers an amazing cooperation between humans and technology, which could elevate the level of precision and efficiency of surgeries so high we have never seen before. Will we have Matrix-like small surgical robots? Will they pull in and out organs from patients’ bodies? The scene is not impossible. It looks like…

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St. Jude’s Cardiac Implant Flaw Patched

S4x17 CONFERENCE – Miami, Fla. – After more than four months of fallout over a controversial vulnerability disclosure by security firm MedSec on flaws it found in St. Jude Medical’s cardiac implant products, the medical device vendor this week issued a security patch and the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) published an alert that confirms…

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New Stem Cell Therapy Can Restore Sight to the Blind

Stem Cell Therapy

Without a doubt, the treatment potential of stem cell therapies is extraordinary. Yet, there is one hurdle scientists have been working to overcome: making sure the cells survive in the human body long enough to ensure they function. Well, scientists at the Buck Institute may have found a way to make it happen. In a study…

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Things You Should Remove From Your Resume Immediately


Hiring managers rarely have the time or resources to look at each résumé closely, and they typically spend about six seconds on their initial fit/no fit decision. If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect resume to highlight them. Here are 34 things you should strike…

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Bardy Diagnostics Announces Growth Capital Funding

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bardy Diagnostics, Inc. (“BardyDx” or “the Company”), which has developed and is commercializing the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (“CAM™”), the world’s smallest and lightest P-wave centric™ ambulatory cardiac monitor and arrhythmia detection device, today announced that it has raised a significant round of growth capital from experienced healthcare investors SV…

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Sinus Surgery with High-Tech Navigation Now an In-Office Procedure 

Sinus surgery

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) – Sinus surgery with high-tech navigation. It’s similar to a GPS system and until recently, it was only offered in hospitals. Now it’s down to a small computer and benefiting patients like Eric Fleisch. He is under local anesthesia, awake for the in-office sinus procedure at Connecticut ENT Sinus and Allergy in…

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