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Paramedics Face Potentially Deadly Shortage Of Drugs

Many of the drugs paramedics need in life and death situations are in short supply.

03/27/2012

Veterinarian medicine.

Exclusive: Expired Medicine Found At Over A Dozen Veterinarian Clinics

State inspectors found expired medicine in more than a dozen clinics. For some of the clinics, this was not their first violation.

02/17/2012

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Smart Lenses Will Do More Than Just Improve Your Vision

Some forty million Americans wear contact lenses, but imagine if those lenses could do more than just bring the outside world into focus?

02/10/2012

prescriptions

Get Discounts On Medications With Co-Pay Assistance Cards

A growing number of local governments, doctors offices and non-profit agencies are offering co-pay cards to help people get discounts on their prescription medication.

10/11/2011

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6 Questions To Ask Your Surgeon

“There are a series of about six questions that really cover the essential concerns that any patient would have in discussing а potential surgical procedure with a physician,” says Dr. Elliot Chaikof MD.

07/15/2011

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A “Navel” Idea: New Technique Can Remove Gallbladder With One Small Incision

First, there was laparoscopic surgery, which allowed a surgeon to remove the gallbladder through small incisions in the abdomen. Though much less invasive than traditional open surgery, it still required making several cuts in the abdominal wall.

07/14/2011

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Minimally-Invasive Procedure Successfully Treats Brain Aneurysms

On a sunny spring day in 2009, Mary Ann Tosi was sitting in a Needham church, attending a memorial mass for her parents. As she sat with her family in a back pew, a pain crept up the back of her head.

07/14/2011

(credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

New Technology Means Kidney Cancer Can Now Be Treated Laparoscopically

Charlie Fischer was driving home from a high school basketball game he had officiated in late November of last year when he started to suffer from a sudden onset of severe, stabbing pain in his back.

07/14/2011

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Minimally-Invasive Procedure Effective For Treating Fibroids In Some Women

A minimally-invasive procedure has been shown to successfully treat uterine fibroids while requiring little downtime for the patient and preserving the woman’s uterus.

07/14/2011

(credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

Physicians Are Often The First To Seek A Second Opinion

A second opinion is appropriate whenever the patient feels the need to seek one. Some patients may get the benefit of a second opinion of their case even though they never asked.

07/14/2011

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