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  • Heart Device Approval Delays Leave Doctors Frustrated Monday, 27 May 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    Americans accustomed to immediate access to the newest technology may be shocked to find that is not the case when it comes to devices that treat ailing hearts.

  • Cramer: Break-Up Could Boost This Stock 19% Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cramer’s convinced the best way to for this health care company to maximize shareholder value is to break up.

  • Hospitals See Surge of Weapons in War on 'Superbugs' Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 8:24 AM ET

    The rise of "superbugs," and pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread.

  • Patients Scarred After Robotic Surgery Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Da Vinci Surgical robot designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.

    Most robotic surgery takes place without a hitch, but a growing number of complaints and lawsuits allege complications and even deaths from Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci device.

  • Marketing Is Key to Surgical Robot’s Success Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    If the critics of robotic surgery are right—that safety is an issue—how is that it was performed on 450,000 people last year? The answer may lie in one word: Marketing.

  • Counting the Problems of Robot-Assisted Surgery Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 7:58 PM ET
    Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins University Hospital

    The number of complications from robot-assisted surgery using Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot are underreported, allege critics of the procedure, fanning the controversy around the company's pioneering product.

  • Controversy Over Surgical Robotics Heats Up Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:05 PM ET
    A surgeon looks through the da Vinci surgical system's monitor.

    Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot was once hailed as a revolution in the operating room, but as more reports of complications have come to light, the da Vinci debate is heating up.

  • The Da Vinci Code: Growing Sales, Growing Concerns Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    In recent years, as the surgical robot's popularity has grown, so have questions and concerns about its safety, training and the aggressiveness of its marketing.

  • Slower Growth of Health Costs Eases US Deficit Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    A sharp and surprisingly persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs is helping to narrow the federal deficit, leaving budget experts trying to figure out whether the trend will last.

  • J&J Knew About Widespread Hip Implant Failures: Audit Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 9:52 AM ET

    An internal analysis conducted by Johnson & Johnson in 2011 estimated that the all-metal device would fail within five years in nearly 40 percent of patients who received it, newly disclosed court records show.

  • DaVita May Profit From Obamacare Boost: Pro Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    DaVita could be a beneficiary among health care stocks from changes in the U.S. health care market, an analyst said Wednesday.

  • Give Health Care a Chance to Evolve Sunday, 1 Jul 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    It was a complicated case, in part because the reform legislation itself was seriously flawed. The law’s drafters could have proposed a simpler and more efficient system, the New York Times reports.

  • CNBC Poll: Fixing Long Wait Times for Doctor Visits Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    While some people are frustrated about the long wait times for doctors appointments, some believe doctors are doing their jobs.

  • Quiz: Are You A Health Nut? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:09 PM ET

    American spends more on health care than any other country. Do you know where it goes?

  • CEO Blog: A New Era of Patient Safety Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 4:40 PM ET

    Over the last 20 years, Americans have witnessed unprecedented advances in care of hospitalized patients. Improved diagnostic procedures, quantum leaps in medical technology, enhanced treatments and a public now familiar with the concept of preventative medical care all mean that healthcare – especially in the hospital – has changed to meet the health care needs of today’s patients.

  • Japan & Middle-East Won't Hurt These Sectors Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 2:27 AM ET

    With stocks shrugging off the wall of worry in the first quarter, the second quarter could prove to be a less rewarding time for those long equity markets as central banks begin to tighten policy via rate hikes or withdrawing extraordinary measures.

  • Cramer's Heartfelt Speculative Trade Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 10:35 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host shares a few interesting spec plays in the health care space.

  • Health Care Equipment Partner Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Health Care Equipment Wire Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET