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Telehealth's true success starts behind the scenes

For the last few years, telehealth has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the healthcare industry. With recent predictions indicating that the number of patients using telehealth will hit 7 million by the year 2018, businesses are scrambling to create devices that can...

source: By Karen R. Thomas
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INSTITUTE FOR COSMETIC MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY AIMIS endorses affiliation of the Institute for Cosmetic Minimally Invasive Surgery. Please visit the affiliation website at www.ifcmis.com. FACEBOOK AIMIS invites members to visit our new Facebook consumer page at facebook.com/powertothepatient....

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Angelina Jolie Pitt writes: Two years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian...

source: The New York Times

For more than a decade, the rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) has been rising in patients with unilateral breast cancer. At the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), clinicians discussed the controversy and some of the drivers behind this trend....

source: Clinical Oncology

In a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill compared the relative risks of laparoscopic hysterectomy (with morcellation)...

source: Medical Xpress

The study results suggest that laparoscope cystoscopy is more time-efficient and cost-effective than traditional cystoscopy and that the incidence of urinary tract symptoms, infection, and injury did not increase.

source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Two new research studies added to mounting evidence that surgery tools called power morcellators can spread hidden uterine cancer. The medical devices already face scrutiny from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has warned about the cancer risk and imposed...

source: DrugWatch

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