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Doctors Seem to Pose With Removed Organ in Online Post

Michigan hospital chain investigates residents' OR joking

(Newser) - A hospital system in western Michigan has launched an investigation after photos posted on Instagram appeared to show doctors posing with fibrous tissue and an organ removed during an operation. A patient appears to be on an operating room table in the fibrous tissue photo, WOOD-TV reported Saturday. "Longest...

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,...

Tunes Help the Hand That Operates on You
 Tunes Help the Hand 
 That Operates on You 
A LITTLE OPERATING MUSIC

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...

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...

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