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Tumor Ablation Effective for Bilateral Colorectal Liver Metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In colorectal cancer patients, ablation of bilateral hepatic metastases with or without surgery compares well to the gold standard approach of bilateral resection, according to a report from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer...
A federal court ruled that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius must place 10-year-old Pennsylvanian Sarah Murnaghan on the adult waiting list for donated lungs, The Associated Press reported. After saying she had no intention of getting...

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Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Linked to Increased Risk of Incisional Hernia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Based on Medicare claims data, the rate of incisional hernia following radical prostatectomy is about three-times higher with minimally invasive surgery than with an open surgical approach. “This is a potentially remediable...