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Web Exclusive: FDA Approves 3-D Mammography Machine
Radiologists find that images created from the three-dimensional scans are better at detecting cancers and results of...
Study says thousands get unneeded heart devices
Doctors are implanting high-tech heart defibrillators in thousands of people who probably do not need them, a new...
New software for defibrillators lowers risk of unnecessary shocks
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have saved the lives of tens of thousands of Americans at risk for...
Web Exclusive: Medtronic brain device OK’d for new use
Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that it has received European regulatory approval to use its deep brain stimulation...
Web Exclusive: FDA approval of medical devices praised in industry-funded study
The controversial approval process the Food and Drug Administration uses for most medical devices has in fact enjoyed...
Disappearing Device Keeps Arteries Open Without Metal ’Spider’
John Lamb, a retired auto mechanic in New Zealand, was the first patient to get one of Abbott Laboratories&rsquo...
Web Exclusive: St. Jude puts $60M into heart-failure monitor firm
With an eye toward capitalizing on the potentially lucrative heart-failure market, St. Jude Medical Inc. said Tuesday...
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...
What to tell patients when trials go awry
Joel Ross, MD, the founder/CEO of the Memory Enhancement Centers of New Jersey, makes his living enrolling subjects in...
Hospital monopolies ruin MRI bill as Sutter gets price it wants
After Mark Logsdon tore a ligament in his knee skiing at Lake Tahoe in March, he returned home to suburban Sacramento...