Governor Schwarzenegger Announces Grant to Expand Telemedicine Across California Governor Schwarzenegger Announces Grant to Expand Telemedicine Across California

Needed especially in rural areas...but metro areas can benefit too...BD Sacramento, California - Continuing his historic commitment to expa...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Complicated billing makes it hard to shop for health care Complicated billing makes it hard to shop for health care

Amen....yes it is difficult and depends on what and where you are shopping too...BD  Heather Foxman was trying to be the health-care barga...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

For those 50 and older, health insurance can be hard to come by For those 50 and older, health insurance can be hard to come by

And the cherry picking continues...but if you are 50 or over, you might not be one of the cherries...BD  Kent Odell exercises six times a ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Health Care Via Text Message Health Care Via Text Message

Cell phones can improve your health...type in your question and get a text message back...or have a ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ORLive Presents: Innovations in Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery ORLive Presents: Innovations in Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery

On the reference side of this site, there is a current listing of the latest live surgeries provided...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

HDTV technology improves surgery HDTV technology improves surgery

Video at the link below...as the surgeon states "it's like looking through a window".....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

One more hospital using the Robot Docs... One more hospital using the Robot Docs...

Another update...good picture this time showing the nurse using the "robot's stethoscope"...and future plans for the robot in ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Applicator Helps Deliver Direct Treatment for treatment of breast cancer... Applicator Helps Deliver Direct Treatment for treatment of breast cancer...

Less exposure to health tissue and more focused on the areas needing therapy...BD An applicator that helps deliver radiation therapy to t...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

HIPAA Compliant Tools for Medical Practices - iMedicor Portal HIPAA Compliant Tools for Medical Practices - iMedicor Portal

Visit the link to Medgadet for additional information as well....I did sign up for an account...ther...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Most U.S. Family Physicians Are Foreign Most U.S. Family Physicians Are Foreign

And how does this affect the doctor-patient relationship as we have known in the past?  BD  When you see your primary care physician, chan...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Startling Stem Cell Breakthrough: No Embryos Required Startling Stem Cell Breakthrough: No Embryos Required

This is almost scary...BD Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a star...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Patients Were Not Told of Misuse of Syringes Patients Were Not Told of Misuse of Syringes

Follow up on the orginal story...628 patients to be notified...what took the health department so long?  BD State health officials notifie...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Health Insurance Scams Targeting Small Businesses, Individuals Increasing Health Insurance Scams Targeting Small Businesses, Individuals Increasing

If you are a small business looking for employee health insurance, be aware of scams and fraud..as the article states it can sometimes take ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

DEA Ruling Allowing Multiple Prescriptions For Controlled Substances DEA Ruling Allowing Multiple Prescriptions For Controlled Substances

Physicians will be able to date a prescription for a fill date in the future on some controlled drugs..."Do not fill until______"...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Telehealth Monitor Telehealth Monitor

Uses blue tooth connections...FDA registered K071953....nice design with big keys for seniors...you can add some reminders and have the box ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

FDA Approves Nexavar For Patients With Inoperable Liver Cancer FDA Approves Nexavar For Patients With Inoperable Liver Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved Nexavar (sorafenib) for use in patients with a form of liver cancer kn...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

FDA Approves First Combination Therapy For Initial Use In Patients With Moderate To Severe Hypertension FDA Approves First Combination Therapy For Initial Use In Patients With Moderate To Severe Hypertension

Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Horror in the ER: Medical Mistakes Horror in the ER: Medical Mistakes

A long in depth article from ABC News about past medical mistakes in the operating room...the 2 pictures here don't need any description...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Can Wayne Newton's Heart Stand to Dance? Can Wayne Newton's Heart Stand to Dance?

Hopefully he will have a good return...many causes for the disease including high blood pressure, but his case was from a viral infection ac...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Amazon targets readers' interest in electronic books Amazon targets readers' interest in electronic books

Update and questions answered here..just a period of adjustment in reading...going from paper to paperless...BD CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled th...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Placebo Television #8 Placebo Television #8

We love this Doctor....in this issue he addresses the White Coats in the UK, prescription narcotics, and doctor ratings...Well Point using Z...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and Power Point 2007 File Formats Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and Power Point 2007 File Formats

This might come in handy if you are using older formats of Microsoft Office.  With this add on, you ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Microtek Medical Introduces StethoClean Microtek Medical Introduces StethoClean

One more item in the battle of infectious germs....reminds me of the dental office with all the covers on their equipment.....BD  Alpharet...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Family doctors to shun national database of patients' records - UK Family doctors to shun national database of patients' records - UK

Security and privacy issues at the forefront...not ready to trust the system...and most feel they need a patient's consent before doing ...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Minnesota Pay-For-Performance Medical Programs Fall Short Minnesota Pay-For-Performance Medical Programs Fall Short

It sounds like the criteria established it not making this a winning situation here...and more work is needed.  BD The report found that M...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Marijuana Compound Shows Promise in Fighting Breast Cancer Marijuana Compound Shows Promise in Fighting Breast Cancer

A compound found in cannabis may prove to be effective at helping stop the spread of breast cancer cells throughout the body, but not smokin...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Doctors Hit the Rails to Plug Medical Gaps - Russia Doctors Hit the Rails to Plug Medical Gaps - Russia

Russia using a medical train to reach residents, many in rural areas..and the set up is complete with telemedicine to reach specialists, and...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Pfizer to acquire Coley Pharmaceutical Group Pfizer to acquire Coley Pharmaceutical Group

Coley has been a partner with Pfizer with Cancer research...BD  Pfizer has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cole...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Aetna to Cover Given Imaging's Capsule Endoscopy Aetna to Cover Given Imaging's Capsule Endoscopy

Hopefully more will follow suit....BD  JERUSALEM (Reuters) Nov 19 - Israeli medical device maker G...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Where have all the doctors gone? Where have all the doctors gone?

Are they all going to Kaiser?   And even Kaiser is having issues keeping enough physicians on staff as other retire...BD  Kaiser Permanent...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Doctors Group Pressures FDA to Limit Salt in Products, Restaurants Doctors Group Pressures FDA to Limit Salt in Products, Restaurants

Physicians actively talking to the FDA in reference to sodium use in restaurants...could save lives...and there's always a salt shaker t...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

New technology saving lives - 4D Ultrasound New technology saving lives - 4D Ultrasound

4-D Ultrasound...amazing pictures on developing fetuses with high risk pregnancies...no comparison at all to old ultrasound technologies...a...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Google-funded site offers $999 DNA test - find your DNA Google-funded site offers $999 DNA test - find your DNA

One saliva sample will help tell all....the site does not offer any medical guidelines at all, just DNA findings that you could use for your...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Intel's QX9770 quad-core to blow away competition in Q1 Intel's QX9770 quad-core to blow away competition in Q1

  Something for the IT folks today...don't over look the Quad Cores when replacing outdated workstations...especially with PACS systems...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

17 more newspapers join Yahoo group 17 more newspapers join Yahoo group

Can make it easier to keep on top of medical and health care news as well with one place to look for breaking news stories...use a Tablet PC...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Man seeks to unravel curse with pants and egg - Marital problems Man seeks to unravel curse with pants and egg - Marital problems

He may have been better off to seek psychological help from a professional...and my have saved some money too..I would not call this alterna...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Aunt Ruth Learns How to Use a Tablet PC! Aunt Ruth Learns How to Use a Tablet PC!

At 92 years old, she enjoys her tablet!  You are never too old to start enjoying the mobility and us...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Medtronic Receives FDA Marketing Clearance for Complete SE Biliary Stent System Medtronic Receives FDA Marketing Clearance for Complete SE Biliary Stent System

  SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Nov. 15, 2007 – Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), announced today that it has received 510(k) marketing clearance from th...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

DexComTM Receives FDA Approval To Calibrate Its SEVENTM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Using Any FDA Cleared Blood Glucose Meter DexComTM Receives FDA Approval To Calibrate Its SEVENTM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Using Any FDA Cleared Blood Glucose Meter

This system will include an alarm to let you know when the glucose levels are out of bounds...but it is one of those "chips" that ...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Health coverage shrinks as costs up again Health coverage shrinks as costs up again

The trend continues for employers to drop health insurance coverage....many only hire part time employees to keep insurance costs down as pa...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Scalpel or Sword?: My First Needlestick Scalpel or Sword?: My First Needlestick

What happens when a physician has a needle stick from an AIDS patient...thank goodness the infectious disease doctor was available and on du...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

The Surgical Hospitalist The Surgical Hospitalist

The hospitalist role continues to evolve...and specialize...with the shortage of general surgeons emerging...BD  Our surgical hospitalists...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

SCHIP Negotiations Break Down As Recess Begins SCHIP Negotiations Break Down As Recess Begins

No additional work until after the holiday according to this article..BD A House Democratic leadership aide called the Republican proposal ...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Worrying about your health will just make you sick Worrying about your health will just make you sick

Due to the growing awareness and availability of so much additional health care and medical information, it is easy to see how this is happe...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device

Books have not died, they have just gone digital ...the shape of things to come and it uses the same...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Video, interactivity could nab Web users by 2010 Video, interactivity could nab Web users by 2010

One of the reasons Virtualization technologies are needed as it offers some relief...BD Schools, hospitals and businesses could add to the...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Power Package For Hospital And Office - Acuson P50 with integrated echocardiography software Power Package For Hospital And Office - Acuson P50 with integrated echocardiography software

Portable ultra sound and PC all in one...and works with MS Office...BD  At the Medica 39th World Forum for Medicine in Dusseldorf, Germany...

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

FDA Seizes Dangerous Eyelash Drugs In San Jose FDA Seizes Dangerous Eyelash Drugs In San Jose

Well I guess I am safe here...happy with my lashes..BD The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people to avoid a product called A...

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

EMR Toolkit 2007 from the Ablet Factory EMR Toolkit 2007 from the Ablet Factory

For the small practice needing an EMR without spending a fortune...$295.00 for a single user.  You w...

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Your Fat Pet Have Diabetes? Your Fat Pet Have Diabetes?

Humans are not the only ones at risk...good reading if you are a pet owner...BD A new obesity epidemic is rising, and it's not in chil...

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Alcohol Powder Invented Alcohol Powder Invented

Not good news for the Brits who's physicians are trying to take on the problem of alcohol with minors...BD  Dutch students have invente...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

I felt paranoid practicing medicine I felt paranoid practicing medicine

Opinion from one MD...BD During the last several weeks, I have asked you to consider some of the factors which I feel have been responsibl...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Family considers suit after man dies in broken wheelchair Family considers suit after man dies in broken wheelchair

Medicare would not repair or replace the chair...contract issue?  Van service also stopped as they had not been paid by Medicare...BD A di...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

IHHI Announces Second Quarter Earnings IHHI Announces Second Quarter Earnings

Status of affairs for Orange County, CA hospital chain...BD  IHHI reported consolidated net operating revenues of $95.4 million for the th...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Rep. Buyer blames VA hospital in laptop thefts, jeopardized IDs Rep. Buyer blames VA hospital in laptop thefts, jeopardized IDs

Security breach story of the week belongs to the VA..happened back in 2006...getting congressional attention...BD An Indiana congressman s...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

'Fix hospital or we'll quit' 'Fix hospital or we'll quit'

In Australia...physicians are threatening to quit....unless the hospital is fixed..BD SENIOR surgeons are threatening to resign if the Gov...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative Supports Medicare Proposal to Adopt Additional Standards for ePrescribing National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative Supports Medicare Proposal to Adopt Additional Standards for ePrescribing

There is a link on the right hand side for resources to connect and get started...it is free for any physician who enrolls...BD  By further...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Infected transplant patient a ‘mess’ - Health care Infected transplant patient a ‘mess’ - Health care

This is so very sad...not only hepatitis but HIV all at once...and the fact that she had been doing well on dialysis too and is only in her...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

U.S. FDA Clears New Roche Anemia Drug; Sale Blocked U.S. FDA Clears New Roche Anemia Drug; Sale Blocked

Approved, but cant' get it..BD NEW YORK, (Reuters) Nov 15 - U.S. health officials have approved Roche Holding AG's long-acting ery...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Medicare Continues To Reduce Improper Claims Payments, USA Medicare Continues To Reduce Improper Claims Payments, USA

More reasons to have the claims "scrubbed"...BD The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that aggressive ...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Derma Sciences Receives Second FDA 510K Clearance And Adds To Their MEDIHONEYTM Wound & Burn Dressings With Active Leptospermum Honey Line Derma Sciences Receives Second FDA 510K Clearance And Adds To Their MEDIHONEYTM Wound & Burn Dressings With Active Leptospermum Honey Line

Derma Sciences (OTCBB: DSCI), a manufacturer and marketer of advanced wound care products, announced that the FDA has given 510K clearance t...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Electronic, smokeless cigarette on the market...legal indoors Electronic, smokeless cigarette on the market...legal indoors

For only 99.95...battery operated and comes with a case...and this one is rechargeable too...BD Crown7 , a smokeless and tobacco-free elec...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Cost-Effective Spinal Discography Device Receives FDA Clearance Cost-Effective Spinal Discography Device Receives FDA Clearance

Single handed device instead of the customary two handed angioplasty balloon device...BD  Pinyons Medical Technology, Inc. announced it re...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Shriners Hospitals for Children System to Implement McKesson PACS at 22 Hospitals Across North America Shriners Hospitals for Children System to Implement McKesson PACS at 22 Hospitals Across North America

  ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shriners Hospitals for Children has announced that it will implement advanced health care information technolo...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

NACDS, NCPA Advance Legal Strategy, File Injunction To Protect Low-Income Patients' Access To Medications NACDS, NCPA Advance Legal Strategy, File Injunction To Protect Low-Income Patients' Access To Medications

Pharmacies also fighting not to have their reimbursements reduced from CMS..one more the attorneys...could impact the number of pharmacies w...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

American Health Lawyers Association Holds Annual Fundamentals Of Health Law Program American Health Lawyers Association Holds Annual Fundamentals Of Health Law Program

Rising new field for attorneys?  With all the law suits today there certainly can't be a lack here for membership.  BD  More than 350 h...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

First Primate Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned By US Scientists First Primate Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned By US Scientists

US scientists have successfully created cloned primate embryos for the first time and used them to make embryonic stem cells. Their work is...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Top 5 UltraMobile PCs -EO v7110 from Tablet Kiosk at the top Top 5 UltraMobile PCs -EO v7110 from Tablet Kiosk at the top

The number one choice in the UMPC category is the EO v7110 from Tablet Kiosk...look around the site ...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

St. Joseph Health System Selects Microsoft’s Azyxxi to Optimize Treatment Decisions and patient care in California, Texas and New Mexico. St. Joseph Health System Selects Microsoft’s Azyxxi to Optimize Treatment Decisions and patient care in California, Texas and New Mexico.

First west coast installation of the EHR, John Hopkins also uses Azyxxi...as well as New York Presbyterian Hospital on the east coast... O...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Health Net punished for lying about contract cancellation bonuses Health Net punished for lying about contract cancellation bonuses

Most companies that are tied to any type of production policies usually have something like this to pay bonuses and incentives..I worked for...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Patients Get More Control Control of Health Care Through Internet Patients Get More Control Control of Health Care Through Internet

Portals for physicians and patients can really help with communication process and allow the patient the opportunity to look up lab results ...

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Experts say obese women should be refused fertility treatment Experts say obese women should be refused fertility treatment

A fertility organisation in Britain is saying that severely obese women should be barred from having National Health Service fertility treat...

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ping the Doctor in New York Ping the Doctor in New York

The modern doctor, making house calls..answering emails on the web...costs $500.00 a year for patien...

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Thursday, November 15, 2007
 
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