US Life Expectancy Reaches All Time High Written by Catharine Paddock, PhD
According to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), life expectancy in the US reached an all time high of nearly 78 years in 2007, while the age-adjusted death rate reached a new all time low of 760...
A 14 year old girl from Uganda who came to India with a dilating heart showing signs of heart failure has undergone a complicated open heart surgery at Wockhardt Hospitals. The cardiac team at Wockhardt Hospitals led by Dr. Vivek Jawali, Chief Cardio Thoracic Surgeon performed risky and complicated open heart procedure to replace the mitral valve, repair a leaking tricuspid valve and maze procedure to correct her abnormal heart rhythm.
Cosmetic-surgery industry is making a comeback
The $12 billion to $20 billion cosmetic-surgery industry had been tracking with the economy, taking a major hit last fall.
But the industry started making a comeback in the spring, spurred by doctors' reduced rates and a sense the economy's death spiral may be slowing.
Popularity of dental implants grows
Dental implants are beginning to grow in popularity. The thing that people like most about them is that they give you back your own teeth. There has been great improvement in dental implant procedures and techniques over the past 20 years.
Strokes strike kids
It was recess, and the 10-year-old boy was playing wall ball with a few friends. Math, his favorite subject, was coming up and the fourth-grader was looking forward to working on fractions. But his head started to hurt, a pain so intense he could barely breathe. Then he lost consciousness.
Limb-saving trial shows promise
Tom Fisher, an avid rose gardener with an amputated leg, made himself a to-do list for March. Below "major pruning" and "spray with fungicides," he penciled two mission statements:
Vacation, Adventure And Surgery?
India wants to become the world leader in medical tourism, and it might just make it. Alongside the familiar images of the country (teeming, dusty streets, and poverty) you can add gleaming new, private hospitals.
First Interventional CT Scanner For Dental Implants In The USA
While 3D CT scanners are starting to be used for dental implant planning, they are usually only available before the procedure. An innovative surgeon, Dr. Matouk devised a new protocol to improve precision by obtaining CT scans during surgical procedures, when they are most needed.
Pioneering ‘domino transplant’ doctor changes lives
Just after sunrise on a recent Friday morning, Dr. J. Keith Melancon had a large Starbucks coffee in hand and was gearing up for a long and busy day.
Melancon, 40, was getting ready to spend 12 hours on his feet in an operating room at Georgetown University Hospital where he is the director of the medical center’s thriving kidney and pancreas transplant program.