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New prenatal tests offer safer, early screenings
New, noninvasive blood tests are being developed for expectant mothers to find out if their babies have genetic...
CT vet wins nearly $1M for botched eye surgery
A 60-year-old Army veteran won a $925,000 settlement with the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was blinded in...
The pain of wrong site surgery
When the president of the Joint Commission, the Chicago-based group that accredits the nation's hospitals, unveiled...
Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud, Lancet reports
The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved...
Physician burnout could hurt patients too
The editors of Anesthesiology published two studies on medical-staff burnout on Tuesday, and the resulting potential...
Clostridium difficile infections increasing among children
Clostridium difficile, a nasty, infectious disease that tends to spread in hospitals, is cropping up in more U.S...
A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
Onsite medical imaging equipment concerns researchers
Owning or leasing medical equipment was more likely to occur at larger group practices with more than 50 physicians...
Medical device problems hurt 70,000+ kids annually
More than 70,000 children and teens go to the emergency room each year for injuries and complications from medical...
Preparing more care of elderly
With a nudge from the new health care law and pressure from Medicare, hospitals, doctors and nurses are struggling...

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