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Recipients of IVC Filters File Lawsuits Against Manufacturer

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are designed to capture blood clots before they enter the lungs. The filter is designed for patients who are unable to take anticoagulants (blood thinners). The filter captures the clots in the blood stream, and […]

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FDA Ignores 2009 Warnings: Superbugs Caused by Difficulty with Cleaning Medical Scopes

In 2009, State and Federal health officials warned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to alert hospitals about the risks of contamination from specialized medical scopes.  Such contamination is to blame for a recent series of deadly “superbug” outbreaks.  A […]

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Special Nail Polish Could Help Stop Rape on College Campuses

Nail Polish Could Help Identify Date Rape Drug in Drink President Obama recently called for an increased awareness of the problem of rape on college campuses.  With Michigan State’s move-in weekend occurring as I type, I was particularly interested in […]

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New Tampon Could Stop the Spread of HIV in Women

The Amazing Tampon that Does More for You Than Keep You Clean on Your Period Reports are buzzing that a new tampon could be the wave of the future in preventing the spread of HIV in women.  The preventative device […]

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Traditional Surgery and Robotic Surgery Produce Similar Results

Robotic Surgery No Better for Bladder Cancer As someone who has undergone robotic surgery, I can say that I thought it was a great option for me.  However, recent studies are showing that there really is no different in outcomes […]

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Dirty Stethoscopes Bad for Patient Health

Doctors Should Disinfect Their Stethoscope After Every Patient Before the doctor sticks his stethoscope to your chest and asks you to “breathe deep” you might want to ask him if he disinfected it first.  A new study conducted by the […]

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Peeing on a Stick Isn’t Just For Detecting Pregnancy Anymore

Pee on a Stick to Detect Cancer? Researchers at MIT are working hard to make it a reality: a device similar to at-home urine pregnancy tests that will tell you if you have cancer.  The researchers aren’t pressing their time […]

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New Pill Cam That Helps Detect Colon Cancer Gets Nod from FDA

FDA Approves New Non-Invasive Device to Detect Colon Polyps Although colonoscopy remains the gold standard for detecting colon cancer, sometimes patients cannot have a full colonoscopy because of certain conditions.  For example, particularly thin women, patients with long colons, a […]

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Iowa Man Awarded 700k Verdict in Wife’s Medical Malpractice Death

Rapid City Man Awarded $776,000 for Wife’s Death Jurors in Rapid City, IA recently awarded Don McLaren $776,000 in a medical malpractice verdict against Dr. Wesley Sufficool.  McLaren’s wife, Karla, died in 2011 after learning that she had late-stage liver […]

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Texas Couple Alleges Infant Daughter Died From Forceps Delivery

Baby Girl Dies After Forceps Delivery The family of a now deceased baby girl laid her to rest just five days after her birth.  Olivia Marie, the daughter of Rachel Melancon and Allen Coats, died shortly after her delivery by […]