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Mechanical Heart Saves Teen's Life - by: Christi Myers , ABC News

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Taking a human heart out and replacing it with an artificial heart is rare. Only 800 adults have had a total artificial heart, and it's even rarer for children.

A New You: No Surgery Required - by: Nancy Arcayna , Star Advertiser

Hawaii baby boomers have two noninvasive options to delay life’s inevitable sags, bulges and wrinkles.

Gastric Banding: Cheaper Weight Loss Surgery? - by: Charlene Laino, WebMD Health News

June 28, 2011 (San Diego) -- In people with diabetes, gastric banding is associated with fewer complications and lower costs over the long run than gastric bypass, the most commonly performed surgery for obesity in the U.S., researchers say.

Following the FDA's nod this winter of expanded use for Allergan's Lap-Band gastric banding system, the Davis Clinic in Houston, Texas announces that it will perform the procedure for patients with a BMI of 30 to 35.

VANCOUVER - A group of anesthesiologists at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver have issued a report on a new surgical method that they say can speed up orthopedic operations by more than 50 per cent.

Botox and Dysport Face Off on Crow's Feet - by: Mikaela Conley, ABC News

The wrinkle results are in and might surprise some people. The anti-wrinkle injection Dysport proved better at reducing crow's feet than its older, more popular competition, Botox.

As aging baby boomers look in the mirror, there is a good chance they might not like what they see. Wrinkles. Cleverly called “laugh lines” and “crow’s feet,” wrinkles are not a laughing matter — and so, boomers are doing something about it.

Cells derived from human embryonic stem cells to be used in attempts to slow, halt or reverse effects of macular degeneration and dystrophy

Stem Cells from Patients Make 'Early Retina in a Dish' - by: , University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Madison, Wisconsin - Soon, some treatments for blinding eye diseases might be developed and tested using retina-like tissues produced from the patient's own skin, thanks to a series of discoveries reported by a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researchers.

June 15, 2011 — After analyzing more than 100,000 patients undergoing bariatric surgery, researchers have identified 6 preoperative risk factors that can help predict in-hospital mortality after the weight-loss surgery.

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