New surgery technique uses the somebody’s existing openings to allow for scarless surgery, the Washington Post reports. The new experimental procedure takes "minimally invasive to a new level."
Microsoft plans to buy back another $40 billion of its own stock — the single largest buyback in U.S. history, the Associated Press reports. Analysts say the move is an attempt to use spare cash to boost its share price.
What were they thinking? The Wall Street Journal Health Blog reports that employees at the University of New Mexico Hospital were fired after posting pictures of patients on MySpace.
Expanding health coverage isn’t enough if there are no doctors to see you. The Boston Globe reports that patients are waiting longer than ever to see a primary care doctor. What’s that you say about the awful Canadian wait times?
CHARITY: Are you an American Express cardholder? Do you want to help save children’s sight in India? ORBIS and “Kids for Sight” are asking for you and your readers help. Nyan and Lehka Pendyla, ages 9 and 7, launched a “Kids for Sight” initiative one year ago to help ORBIS establish a specialized pediatric eye care unit and training center in India. “Kids for Sight” has made it into the Top 25 of the American Express Members Project and now needs your help. For more information on “Kids for Sight” visit www.orbis.org/KidsForSight. If enough AMEX cardholders vote for the “Kids for Sight” project by September 29, it will advance into the Top 5 and be eligible to win $1.5 million in funding.
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