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Suit: Doctors Mocked Me While I Was Unconscious

Colonoscopy patient's cell phone records comments during procedure

(Newser) - So what do doctors chat about after you've gone under anesthesia? You may not want to know, according to a lawsuit picked up by Courthouse News Service . A colonoscopy patient in Virginia says he used his cellphone to record instructions given to him prior to his April 18, 2013,... More »

Tunes Help the Hand That Operates on You

Soothing classical sounds improve accuracy, doctor says

(Newser) - Just like on TV, real surgeons listen to music in the operating room—and it may make them better sawbones. Research by a Massachusetts doc suggests that some soothing Mozart improves accuracy when a surgeon repeats a surgical task. Silence ain’t bad, either—but hearing German folk music issue... More »

Docs Want Medical Devices That Talk to Each Other

(Newser) - Even as electronic consumer gadgets grow more sophisticated, medical technology lags, relying on wires that one doctor calls “malignant spaghetti,” the Boston Globe reports. Because devices such as heart monitors and IV drips can’t communicate easily, human error enters the equation. "My bank can notify me... More »

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