In robot-assisted surgery, surgeons use an mechanical arm and wrist, allowing them to perform complex medical procedures with great precision, using a minimally invasive approach.
In many ways, the rising cost of healthcare is the price of a job well done.
American medicine has made astonishing strides over the past 50 years. It’s given people longer, better lives. Training, research and technology advancements have enabled us to lengthen the average person’s life by nearly a decade. We’ve also improved quality of life for people, not only as they age but also as they deal with illness or injury.
Here’s a less-known, but effective prostate cancer treatment: freeze the cancer cells. Using cold temperatures on prostate tissue to kill cancer cells – or what’s called cryotherapy – offers an excellent option for some prostate cancer patients, experts say. It not only works very well for the right cases, but the risk of complications is … Read More
Lung cancer kills more people in the United States than breast, prostate, colorectal and pancreatic cancers combined. However, there’s a new recommendation that can reduce deaths among high-risk patients by as much as 20 percent: annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans. “These low-dose CT scans have become the standard of care quite recently,” says Peter Mazzone, … Read More
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For the more than 6 million Americans who are living with Alzheimer’s, holding on to a memory is not a choice. Unless we find a cure, or stop the progression, projections indicate that by 2050 there could be as many as 16 million people living with Alzheimer’s. On Saturday, April 26, 2014, more than 1,500 … Read More
Impressive new oral therapies are now available to combat hepatitis C infections, a growing problem for the baby boomer generation. New oral medications will hit the market over the next 12 to 24 months to join a growing list of available therapies. In some cases, taking once-a-day pills for as little as eight weeks will … Read More
The fight against cancer can include an unexpectedly simple, but powerful remedy: heat. Doctors call it hyperthermia, and they use it to treat cancers that are on or just below the skin’s surface, almost the way you would a heating pad. They heat water bags to 109˚ or 110˚ F — and keep them at … Read More