East Tennessee clinic uses technology to fix ‘pigeon chest’

Tech 05/27/19, 09:12

In an exam room at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, all eyes were on 14-year-old Tinsley Allen as he became the first patient in Tennessee and one of the first in the nation to be fitted with a South American medical device.But Tinsley's eyes were on his future: eight months to ...

Investigation: Insulin Pumps have high number of injuries

U.S. 11/27/18, 12:18

When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps.In September 2012, the girl picked out a purple one — her favorite color.Over the next seven months, she proceeded to be hospitalized four times in a McComb, ...

How global journalists investigated medical device safety

Health 11/25/18, 12:49

More than 250 journalists in 36 countries representing more than 50 media organizations, including The Associated Press, spent nearly a year examining the safety of medical devices , such as how they are tested, approved and monitored by regulatory agencies.Led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the group found ...

Patients shocked, burned by device touted to treat pain

U.S. 11/25/18, 12:21

Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life.It wouldn't fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife recalled the doctor saying, but a spinal-cord stimulator would cloak his ...

Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

Europe 10/22/18, 04:53

Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94.Bakken, who also commercialized the first implantable pacemaker in 1960, died Sunday at his home in Hawaii, Medtronic said in a statement. It ...

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