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Doctor will Skype you now:More MDs use Web for house calls
Web camera doctors' appointments have their benefits and their drawbacks. Free online video-chat services let doctors...
Simple blood test to reveal cancer at low levels
Harvard University medical researchers are developing a new test to make monitoring cancer in patients easier and...
A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
J&J recalls hip replacement implant
More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip...
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...
A surgeon’s hands or a robot’s?
Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country to undergo robotic surgery in recent years. Since the first device...
NRC fines VA $39K over radiation violations in prostate cancer programs
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday levied a $39,000 fine against the Department of Veterans Affairs for...
Digital hospital records tied to higher efficiency
Patients treated at hospital emergency rooms that use all-digital-records systems are more likely to have shorter stays...
CA launches nation's largest "telehealth" network
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra at the UC Davis Cancer Center to announce...
E-medical records: More ’meaningful use’
The push toward electronic medical records has garnered a lot of attention lately as the federal rules roll out for...