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Radiation should follow a mastectomy for advanced cancer, but often doesn't
Radiation after a mastectomy for advanced breast cancer is part of the standard treatment guidelines. But more than a...
Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
Surgeons salvage hand nerves of double-transplant patient at Jewish Hospital
--> Doctors completed the region's first double-hand transplant Wednesday, replacing a man's burned...
U Minn. doctors find treatment for painful, lethal skin disease
Two years ago, doctors at the University of Minnesota took an enormous risk by putting a little boy with a...
’Octomom’ doctor faces more allegations
The Medical Board of California has accused the Beverly Hills fertility doctor who treated octuplets mother Nadya...
Gallbladder removed through mouth in new surgical technique
As part of the trend in developing surgeries without external wounds, surgeons last week removed a woman's gallbladder...
Hopkins performs first U.S. ’six-way’ transplants
Six kidney patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimre received new organs from six unrelated living donors in what...
Americans spend more to treat spine woes
Spending on spine treatments in the United States totaled nearly $86 billion in 2005, a rise of 65 percent from 1997...
In spinal device research, questions on conflicts
Doctors at about half of the 17 research centers involved in a study of the Prodisc, an artificial spinal disk, had...
Type of ICU influences lung injury survival
Acute lung injury patients were about one-third less likely to die if they were treated in a "closed" intensive care...