For the Love of Caffeine but maybe not for your heart.. For the Love of Caffeine but maybe not for your heart..

I thought I was seeing things at first! No smoke, no nicotine, just break and inhale for those who can't seem to get enough from coffee...

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Surgical Da Vinci Code The Surgical Da Vinci Code

This site also allows a patient to search, locate and email a physician who performs surgery with the Da Vinci robot. They cost over a milli...

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Digital Life: How To Go Paperless The Digital Life: How To Go Paperless

This is a great article that talks about "being mobile" and the devices that can help you do this today.  In the medical arena, it...

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Uninsured patient billed more than $12,000 for broken rib Uninsured patient billed more than $12,000 for broken rib

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/30/BUG1LOTC6T75.DTL He learned how costly this can be after fracturing a rib in a rel...

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Happy Doctors Day  -  May 30th is National Doctors' Day Happy Doctors Day - May 30th is National Doctors' Day

Happy Doctors Day from Ducknet Services....also recognized today by the American Medical Association...

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Basics of Pharma Sales Rep Watching Basics of Pharma Sales Rep Watching

This is a rather humorous take on the number of big pharma reps in the field, sometimes even giving ...

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Cutera  Aesthetic Systems receives FDA approval - skincare Cutera Aesthetic Systems receives FDA approval - skincare

BRISBANE, Calif., March 28, 2007 — Cutera, Inc.® (Nasdaq: CUTR), a leading provider of laser and other light-based aesthetic systems for pra...

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Health insurance options dwindle for self-employed - Los Angeles Times Health insurance options dwindle for self-employed - Los Angeles Times

  A major source of health insurance for people who work for themselves is disappearing, casting thousands of contractors, freelancers and...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Your face is your password Your face is your password

This could have some real use in a medical scenario to automatically sign individuals in and out of their computer and software programs...w...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

OneNote Calendar OneNote Calendar

This is one fabulous add on for anyone using One Note. Thanks to the folks at Gotta Be Mobile for t...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Today's Robotics Update Today's Robotics Update

The video narrated in Japanese is truly worth a watch with images showing as the hand is being moved with responses from the brain. There a...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Microsoft Live Labs: Deepfish Microsoft Live Labs: Deepfish

I have watched this in action and the browsing is so far ahead of what we have today..will be anxious for Deepfish to be released...BD Micro...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bill Clinton Backs Electronic Health Records - Bill Clinton Backs Electronic Health Records -

Bill Clinton speaks out about the importance of blogs and electronic medical records...BD  Blogs can play an important role in the media a...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Corporate Sloppiness Is the Real Culprit for Data Loss, Not Vilified Hackers Corporate Sloppiness Is the Real Culprit for Data Loss, Not Vilified Hackers

Good article about security...also this brings to mind Windows Server 2003 and Windows Mobile...many mobile devices can now be wiped remotel...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Got Voice - Retrieve cell phone messages from the web Got Voice - Retrieve cell phone messages from the web

This is truly a lifesaver.  Sometimes I don't remember where I left my cell phone and other time...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

New Genetic Pap Smear Can Easily Diagnose Hidden Sexually Transmitted Diseases New Genetic Pap Smear Can Easily Diagnose Hidden Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  The APTIMA COMBO 2 Assay is a second generation nucleic acid amplification test that uses target capture for in vitro qualitative detec...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

MEG Scanners Are Mega Powerful - MEG Scanners Are Mega Powerful -

While other types of brain scans detail the geography of the brain or detect blood flow, the MEG scanners track the magnetic signals that ne...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Docs Improve Stethoscope Skills Using IPods Docs Improve Stethoscope Skills Using IPods

  After demonstrating last year that medical students greatly improved their stethoscope skills by listening repeatedly to heart sounds on ...

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

UMPC As a Navigation Device... UMPC As a Navigation Device...

Good article on how the device can be your travel companion as well. Be sure to get a car power charger so it is always ready. BD http://...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

State Grant Awarded To Study Broadband Access Among Pennsylvania Physicians And Hospitals State Grant Awarded To Study Broadband Access Among Pennsylvania Physicians And Hospitals

 We could easily use a study like this in California as well...BD State Grant Awarded To Study Broadband Access Among Pennsylvania Physicia...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hospitals, clinics, Wake to track uninsured patients Hospitals, clinics, Wake to track uninsured patients

Interesting move for the hospitals in Texas, might catch on in other areas as well...BD Eight clinics, health systems and county agencies a...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

JOHNS HOPKINS HOUSING AND TESTING ONLY 256-SLICE CT SCANNER IN NORTH AMERICA JOHNS HOPKINS HOUSING AND TESTING ONLY 256-SLICE CT SCANNER IN NORTH AMERICA

  Johns Hopkins Medicine has installed for three months of initial safety and clinical testing a 256-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Blue Cross Of California Improperly Canceled Health Insurance Policies, State Investigation Finds Blue Cross Of California Improperly Canceled Health Insurance Policies, State Investigation Finds

  Blue Cross of California improperly canceled individual health insurance policies after some members became pregnant or sought medical tr...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Israeli device transmits heart data directly to doctors Israeli device transmits heart data directly to doctors

Israeli scientists have developed a portable electrocardiograph machine that can transmit highly detailed data on heart activity to physici...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Epocrates Epocrates

Updated information from Epocrates...good PDA quick reference as well as free pc version for subscribers...BD ACC And Epocrates Deliver Cust...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Using a single thumb - fly in and out of your Zoomspace Using a single thumb - fly in and out of your Zoomspace

http://www.mobilitysite.com/2007/03/using_a_single_thumb_fly_in_and_out_of_y.php Nice new capabilities for Windows Mobile phones...BD Using...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Treatment For Canker Sores New Treatment For Canker Sores

New Treatment For Canker Sores http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070323104734.htm Licorice has been used for over 4000 years as ...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

NiliMEDIX Insulin Pumps NiliMEDIX Insulin Pumps

http://www.nilimedix.com/ Insulin pumps deliver insulin the way a healthy pancreas does allowing freedom in daily activities and improving t...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Trials for Bionic Eye Implants Trials for Bionic Eye Implants

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6368089.stm US researchers have been given the go-ahead to implant the prototype device in 50 to ...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Interactive Television To Assist Patients And Elderly New Interactive Television To Assist Patients And Elderly

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070323104734.htm Science Daily — Telecommunications engineer at the Public University of Nava...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Employers Increase Use of High-Deductible Health Plans Employers Increase Use of High-Deductible Health Plans

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/553685?src=mp Nine percent of U.S. employers in a poll by a health consulting firm said they plan to off...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Radio-sized device provides home care for heart patients Radio-sized device provides home care for heart patients

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070323/NEWS06/703230345 Karl is one of about 30 patients using home medical...

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Aged, Frail and Denied Care by Their Insurers Aged, Frail and Denied Care by Their Insurers

Story from the New York Times on how insurance companies view paying claims...BD http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/26/business/26care.html?ex=1...

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Breakthrough VeinViewer Imaging System Breakthrough VeinViewer Imaging System

http://www.gizmag.com/go/6860/ Last time I had some blood drawn, this sure could have come in handy! Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Hea...

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

The First Conception Kit for At-Home-Use The First Conception Kit for At-Home-Use

http://www.gizmag.com/go/7028/ We have had home pregnancy testing for a while, so this is the next item on the market, or should I say it s...

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Intel, Wal-Mart to Announce Electronic Medical Record Plan Intel, Wal-Mart to Announce Electronic Medical Record Plan

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/880634/intel_walmart_to_announce_electronic_medical_record_plan/index.html?source=r_health "The the...

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Sunday, March 25, 2007
 
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