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Northwest Medical Center has become the first hospital in Tucson to upgrade its technology for robotic-assisted surgery to the newest da Vinci Xi system, which means less time for surgical patients under anesthesia and vastly improved ergonomics for surgeons operating the robot.
We all know that education is a life-long experience – we can all learn something new every day.
(BPT) - Every year in the United States, about 600,000 people die of heart disease – that’s one in every four deaths. Coronary heart disease (CHD), which can lead to heart attack, remains the most common type of heart disease amongst Americans – killing nearly 380,000 annually. What’s more – heart disease does not discriminate by race or gender and people of all ages and backgrounds may be at risk.
(NAPSI)—Anyone with an eye for success may see the wisdom in a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It found that some 73 percent of women felt a youthful appearance played a role in getting a job, getting promoted or keeping clients.
Pima County could soon implement a policy that would require current county employees and those seeking employment to submit to a nicotine test.
(NewsUSA) - Who wouldn't want to avoid back surgery if there was a real alternative?
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One of the darkest days in Tucson history helped inspire Dr. Randall Friese to run as a Democratic candidate for the State House in District 9. Friese was one of the trauma surgeons who operated on victims of the Jan. 8 shootings.
It has been a rough year for television sports personality Damien Alameda. The Sports Director for Marana-based KOLD TV. Alameda has battled internal shingles in his eye, which has led to vision loss, multiple surgeries and time away from work.
Northwest Medical Center announces it is the first hospital in Tucson to upgrade its technology for robotic-assisted surgery to the newest da Vinci Xi system. This system allows for “multi-quadrant” surgeries where the instruments must be able to reach from the pelvis to the chest. What does this new capability mean for patients? Less time under anesthesia for these surgical patients as compared to the current robotic platform, according to robotic surgeons.
If you’re lucky to have had good vision all your life, you’ve probably skipped having regular eye exams—but there are some crystal-clear reasons to schedule a checkup with an optometrist or ophthalmologist, even when you can see with 20/20 vision.
(NewsUSA) - Summertime. It's the time of year to put your feet up, relax and have a little fun. So, why not make it a little safer for the whole family?
(BPT) - According to the American Medical Association, approximately one in three Americans are obese, leaving at least one third of the country at risk for many health problems including type 2 diabetes, high-blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.1
(NewsUSA) - Ray Territ, 75, was playing golf when his feet started feeling abnormally heavy. After his legs started to hurt, Territ made an appointment with his Kaiser Permanente family physician, Lisa Tran, M.D., in Southern California.
Thomas R. Elliot, M.D. at Total Vein Care has been practicing for more than 25 years as a vascular and general surgeon.
Continuing to provide venous care at the Northwest Hospital Medical Plaza, Total Vein Care offers its patients friendly, high-quality and quick service.
When cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Sreekumar Subramanian first saw Charles Barnes last November, he knew the odds were stacked against the patient. After suffering a massive heart attack, Barnes' kidneys were shutting down and his heart and lungs were failing. Based on his medical condition, Barnes, who was in a coma, was given a 25 percent chance of survival.
(NewsUSA) - It's easy to take our feet for granted, but consider this: there are 26 bones and 33 joints in the human foot, and those small bones must take us where we need to go every day. By the time Americans reach the age of 50, they've logged 75,000 miles on their feet -- that's three times around the planet.
(StatePoint) More than 41,200 people across the nation were injured in 2012 while working in their gardens, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Conversely, many common flowers and plants have healing properties that can help gardeners treat their injuries.
(BPT) - Have you noticed your loved one having trouble seeing what they’re doing at the stove? Are they having trouble recognizing which grandchild is asking for help tying his shoe?
(BPT) - If you’re one of the millions of people who’s been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, pain can put a damper on your enjoyment of warm weather activities.
PHOENIX – Retired orthopedic surgeon Peter Rork and his co-pilot Doyle, a black Labrador retriever, spend their free time flying precious, sometimes barking, cargo in Rork’s Cessna. His last flight in March included 30 small dogs traveling from the Valley to a shelter in Idaho.