ATS Medical received FDA clearance for the ATS Simulus Semi-Rigid Annuloplasty Ring.
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Varian Medical Systems will unveil a faster and more precise technology for treating cancer patients with intensity modulated radiotherapy.
Physicians-in-training are highly vulnerable to making medical errors that stem from teamwork breakdowns, especially a lack of supervision by experienced staff.
The House Science and Technology Committee on Wednesday by voice vote approved a bill (HR 2406) that would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop or adopt standards for health care information technology for federal agencies within one year, CQ Today reports.
Arlen Specter, Chuck Grassley introduced a bill that would require medical device manufactures to file quarterly reports.
U.S. adults favor health care proposals from Democratic presidential candidates more than plans from Republican candidates.
ANSYS, Network Analysis announced a combined product that integrates the SINDA/G thermal analyzer into the ANSYS Workbench modeling system.
Detroit Free Press examined oversight of not-for-profit hospitals' tax-exempt status in Michigan.
Almost every hospital is getting a portion of the $400 million disproportionate share hospital funding meant only for facilities that provide a large amount of care to low-income and uninsured residents.
Minnesota Department of Health's Office has awarded grants totaling $3.5 million to help Minnesota providers develop electronic patient health records systems.
In an effort to improve injection safety across the globe, the World Health Organization began a 3-day meeting with experts to explore strategies aimed at promoting the use of safer needles.
Political interest groups will use health care initiatives to attract voters in the presidential and congressional races.
Laser Energetics has entered into discussions with several medical and dental instrument suppliers regarding the integration of LEI's BrightStar Alexandrite lasers into their medical and dental products.
Trintech Group Plc announced the availability of Concuity Healthcare Solution Suite for financial institutions. ClearContracts for hospitals and ClearContracts Pro (for Professional Groups) are web-based applications designed to fit into a healthcare organization's revenue cycle management plan.
CQ HealthBeat discusses House Democrats' failure to override President Bush's veto of SCHIP legislation, a House mental health parity bill and legislation.
HHS Secretary said that SCHIP compromise bill is too ambitious and too expensive, encroaching on the private insurance market.
Christian Science Monitor examined the challenges of updating the veterans' health care and disability systems as more injured servicemembers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Researchers identified a new molecular pathway required for normal development of the reproductive, olfactory and circadian systems in both humans and mice.
Institutional academic-industry relationships are as common and pervasive as individual relationships.
Researchers have identified a molecular pathway that plays a critical role in the growth of blood vessels.
The findings emphasize the importance of the interplay among the gut, its microbes, and its immune squad. The model opens new avenues to study inflammatory bowel disease and to test potential new therapies for people, said senior author Laurie Glimcher, the Irene Heinz Given professor of immunology at HSPH, and her colleagues. The study appears in the Oct. 5 Cell.
CoreSpine's first product in development is a complete nucleus removal device that seeks to remove the nucleus pulposus from the lumbar disc space.
Legislation would require people to prove U.S. citizenship before receiving government benefits would deny needed services to low-income and elderly residents and those affected by domestic violence.
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