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Enterovirus 68 Explained at Good Samaritan Medical Center

Surgeons Discover Quirky Knee Ligament All Over Again

About 150 years ago, a prestigious surgeon in Paris found a new body part while dissecting cadavers. He described the structure as a pearly, "fibrous band" on the outside of the bones in the knee.<p>That sure sounds like a ligament. But nobody really gave it much thought. And poof! Over the next …

Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

This clever pilot program has garnered international attention.<p>In the fall of 2012, the governor of Oaxaca, Mexico, decided to kill two birds with one stone. He hired 20 people who could not hear or speak to monitor footage from the state capital's 230 surveillance cameras. The move didn't just …

Phoenix flight passengers told to get precautionary tuberculosis test

Dozens of passengers on a weekend US Airways Express flight have been told to get tuberculosis tests and possible vaccinations after a passenger in a face mask was taken off of the plane in Phoenix.<p>The Maricopa County Department of Public Health was still conducting tests to determine if the …

Public Health

Good News for Health Care: Medical Connectivity To Grow Over 800 Percent in 7 Years

Transparency Market Research recently published a report anticipating a 38 percent compound annual growth rate in the market for medical-device connectivity through 2019, from $3.4 billion worldwide in 2012. If this comes to pass, it is good news, because it will cause health costs to drop and …