Chicago Teen Heart Lung Surgery

A Chicago teen is looking forward to rejoining the Boy Scouts, trying out for his school’s band and returning to other activities that 15-year-olds typically enjoy after undergoing a heart-lung transplant in November. Spencer Kolman, who underwent the surgery at St. Louis Children’s...

Eye Surgery

A significant percentage of people who undergo LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision may experience side effects from the surgery, according to a new study. Researchers found that, three months after the participants had LASIK surgery, more than 40 percent of them reported...

Weight loss surgery

Obese people who have weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass are much less likely than those who don’t have surgery to develop gout, a painful type of arthritis, according to a Swedish study. People who chose to get weight loss surgery are also less than half as likely...

Diabetics Obesity Surgery

Patients whose diabetes improves after weight-loss surgery may also be less likely to suffer complications like eye and nerve damage, a U.S. study suggests. Patients in the study had what’s known as type 2 diabetes, in which sugar levels in the blood rise too high because...

Shoulder surgery

A common shoulder surgery has become a testing ground for some novel painkilling techniques as doctors seek to reduce the use of prescription narcotics known as opioids. Rotator-cuff surgery, which aims to repair a shoulder tendon that can get torn from sports, a bad fall or simple...

Technique may improve neck pain

Acupuncture sessions and Alexander Technique lessons both seem to improve the symptoms of chronic neck pain after one year, according to a new study. Alexander Technique involves hands-on lessons for self-care in everyday activities, aimed at reducing poor posture, excess muscle...

Laser hair removal

When you think of surgery, flashing images of scalpels, anaesthetic and doctors wearing hygiene masks probably race through your head. Those gargantuan, clinical operating theatres filled with tools and implements to slice and dice you. But it’s not all about cuts and incisions...

Brain Pacemaker for Alzheimer Disease

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in November surgically implanted a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, the first such operation in the United States. The device, which provides deep brain stimulation and has been...

Four Life Improving Benefits

The spinal column is one of the most delicate and essential areas of the human body. Signals carried to and from the brain through the column control many key functions of our motor skills and nervous system. Injury or ailment here can be life altering, and leave the victim in agonizing...

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BroadcastMed, Inc. and New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA, present a Continuing Medical Education program for physicians about anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the female athlete. This is one of the most common sports medicine injuries for women in the country. There...