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Chilean Survives Liver Cancer After Two-for-One Liver Transplant in S. Korea

Chilean Survives Liver Cancer After Two-for-One Liver Transplant in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A Chilean engineer suffering from liver cancer has miraculously regained health after receiving a liver transplant in South Korea from his two daughters. Alberto, 62, had been working as a civil engineer in Chile when he began to suffer from severe fatigue and jaundice last September. He was soon [...]

Siemens and Asan Medical Center Co-develop CT Scan Method for Children

Siemens and Asan Medical Center Co-develop CT Scan Method for Children

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Medical technology giant Siemens Healthineers and Seoul’s Asan Medical Center have joined hands to develop a CT scan technology that makes it easier for doctors to take a CT scan of children who have a hard time holding their breath. Existing CT technology is based on scans made in [...]

Wary of Shifting Landscape, Hospitals Tighten Purse Strings

Wary of Shifting Landscape, Hospitals Tighten Purse Strings

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Revenue worries in the aftermath of healthcare reforms dubbed “Moon Jae-in Care” are keeping hospitals’ coffers closed even as the government takes pains to encourage the medical sector to invest in new infrastructure.  After initially earmarking 390 billion won for a medical facility in “city of the future” Songdo [...]