AHA: Should Pacemakers, Defibrillators Be Recycled — and Reused in Others?

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Reuse and recycle. Americans employ the concept on nearly everything. Now, medical researchers are working hard to apply it to pacemakers and defibrillators. Millions of sick people in low-income nations suffer or die each year because they can’t afford these implantable medical devices that could help regulate their heartbeat. Researchers argue that […]

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Washington University will open second proton center for cancer treatment as others shut down

Proton beam therapy, which has struggled to live up to its promise for treating cancer, is poised for a resurgence in St. Louis. As several other proton centers across the country shut down or file for bankruptcy, Siteman Cancer Center has doubled down on the technology. Its second machine is set to open in 2020. Mercy Hospital St. Louis has […]

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