Dr. Richard Carballo, MD

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  • Aurora Health Care

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.

    The study's Irish researchers suspect that the drugs may affect the body's inflammatory response, red...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to diet and lifestyle changes, gastric bypass surgery appears to be the clear winner in helping obese people with type 2 diabetes lose weight and even rid themselves of the disease, new studies show.

    The findings "further confirm that g...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Close monitoring of the vocal cords during thyroid removal surgery benefits people who use their voice to make a living, according to a new study.

    Researchers assessed a new approach on 30 voice professionals -- including opera singers, Motown reco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery patients covered by Medicaid do worse than those with private insurance, according to a new study.

    Compared to patients with private insurance, those covered by Medicaid were more than twice as likely to die within a month of surgery. Th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Head And Neck Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in Belgium say they've successfully transplanted windpipes in six patients by first placing donor tissue in the patients' arms.

    "This discovery expands the surgical possibilities for people struggling with difficult-to-repair airway d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who undergo surgery to repair an abdominal hernia may underestimate how long their recovery will take, new research indicates.

    Hernia surgery involves closing a gap that has formed in the muscle walls of the abdomen. This common procedure...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tiny spinal fracture can turn an active person into a shut-in. Until now, patients with these compression fractures have had limited options, but a new procedure shows promise, researchers say.

    Vertebral or compression fractures -- micro-breaks...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The closure of trauma centers across the United States is putting patients' lives at risk, a new study contends.

    Trauma centers specialize in the care of severely injured patients. Over the last two decades, about one-third of the 1,125 trauma ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical safety checklists have been hailed as powerful tools that help reduce deaths and complications, but these lists may not be all they're cracked up to be, Canadian researchers report.

    Despite earlier studies that showed a 50 percent red...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fishing line and sewing thread can create powerful artificial muscles that could be used to help disabled people or to build incredibly strong robots, a new study says.

    Compared to human muscle of the same weight and length, the artificial muscl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Severely injured patients are less likely to be transferred from emergency departments to trauma centers if they have health insurance, a new study finds.

    The surprising finding suggests that patients with insurance are less likely to receive h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery works better, but has more serious side effects, than the standard drugs used to treat occasional bouts of atrial fibrillation, a new study reveals.

    Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the heart's normally precise electrical system g...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of infections to the area of incision after outpatient surgery is low, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 300,000 patients in eight states who had low- to moderate-risk outpatient surgery in 2010. They looked at "sur...Full Article