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Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 Years

Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 Years

An operation to replace a cardio defibrillator.
Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 Years

Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 Years

An operation to replace a cardio defibrillator.
Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide

Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide

A factory owned by the pharmaceutical company Mylan, which makes the childhood leukemia drug methotrexate, in Caguas, P.R., is one of 80 drug manufacturing plants struggling to stave off shortages of
Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide

Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide

A factory owned by the pharmaceutical company Mylan, which makes the childhood leukemia drug methotrexate, in Caguas, P.R., is one of 80 drug manufacturing plants struggling to stave off shortages of
U.S. Hospitals Wrestle With Shortages of Drug Supplies Made in Puerto Rico

U.S. Hospitals Wrestle With Shortages of Drug Supplies Made in Puerto Rico

Michele M. Evink, the pharmacy manager at Clarke County Hospital, holds a Baxter “Mini-Bag,” an item in scarce supply since production in Puerto Rico was hampered by the hurricane.
U.S. Hospitals Wrestle With Shortages of Drug Supplies Made in Puerto Rico

U.S. Hospitals Wrestle With Shortages of Drug Supplies Made in Puerto Rico

Michele M. Evink, the pharmacy manager at Clarke County Hospital, holds a Baxter “Mini-Bag,” an item in scarce supply since production in Puerto Rico was hampered by the hurricane.
‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

A new study has found that while stents can be lifesaving in opening arteries in patients having a heart attack, the devices are ineffective in relieving chest pain.
‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

A new study has found that while stents can be lifesaving in opening arteries in patients having a heart attack, the devices are ineffective in relieving chest pain.
‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

A new study has found that while stents can be lifesaving in opening arteries in patients having a heart attack, the devices are ineffective in relieving chest pain.
For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

Ricky Hurst, whose heart is failing, was told by doctors to get his affairs in order as his condition worsened. More patients like him are living longer with heart failure, but there are no widely
For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

Ricky Hurst, whose heart is failing, was told by doctors to get his affairs in order as his condition worsened. More patients like him are living longer with heart failure, but there are no widely
Biomedical engineers from across Africa are collaborating to build medical devices

Biomedical engineers from across Africa are collaborating to build medical devices

Biomedical engineering can save lives. It draws on and integrates knowledge from disciplines like engineering, computer science, biomedical sciences, and public health as well as…

There are two new ways the Apple Watch could help save your life

The Apple Watch may be a useful tool for detecting potentially fatal medical conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure) and sleep apnea (a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in
FDA Approves EKG Heart Monitor for Apple Watch

FDA Approves EKG Heart Monitor for Apple Watch

A company called AliveCor just managed to get the first medical-grade Apple Watch accessory approved by the FDA. You might know the CEO of AliveCor -- it's none other than former Googler Vic
How to Make a Million -- Even a Billion -- Dollars Commercializing Your Great Idea and Questioning Conventional Wisdom

How to Make a Million -- Even a Billion -- Dollars Commercializing Your Great Idea and Questioning Conventional Wisdom

A heart surgeon who pioneered a life-saving new medical device first challenged conventional wisdom as a medical student 28 years ago.
How to Make a Million -- Even a Billion -- Dollars Commercializing Your Great Idea and Questioning Conventional Wisdom

How to Make a Million -- Even a Billion -- Dollars Commercializing Your Great Idea and Questioning Conventional Wisdom

A heart surgeon who pioneered a life-saving new medical device first challenged conventional wisdom as a medical student 28 years ago.
A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

John Sueme of St. Louis was the first patient to receive an experimental treatment that exposes scarred heart tissue to radiation, eliminating damaged cells that cause rapid, sometimes fatal
A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

John Sueme of St. Louis was the first patient to receive an experimental treatment that exposes scarred heart tissue to radiation, eliminating damaged cells that cause rapid, sometimes fatal
A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

John Sueme of St. Louis was the first patient to receive an experimental treatment that exposes scarred heart tissue to radiation, eliminating damaged cells that cause rapid, sometimes fatal