Bill Gates....likes his hamburgers too... Bill Gates....likes his hamburgers too...

With all the focus today on eating habits, how many of us are perfect...well probably not many...me ...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Airborne Internet might bring turbulence and stress.... Airborne Internet might bring turbulence and stress....

Stress in flying is already at an all time high and how will this affect travelers?  Not a good scen...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

ICU patients get online visits ICU patients get online visits

Nice story and probably one of the best reasons for using online conferencing...this is a real posit...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Slimming Down by Taxing Soda Slimming Down by Taxing Soda

Taxing carbonated beverages...the "food police"...one step too far...would we have to pay ...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Church collections go online - Why not Hospitals with Hi Tech Donations.... Church collections go online - Why not Hospitals with Hi Tech Donations....

Is this an area perhaps not yet explored by hospitals, especially those who rely on grants and thos...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

On-Call Specialists At Emergency Rooms Harder to Find, Keep On-Call Specialists At Emergency Rooms Harder to Find, Keep

This affects everyone, insured and uninsured patients...there's just not enough to go around... ...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

School That Mistakenly Used Shock Treatments gets OK to Continue - Massachusetts School That Mistakenly Used Shock Treatments gets OK to Continue - Massachusetts

This had been in the news lately with a prank caller leading to unsubstantiated skin shocks not in o...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Hospital beds closed for holidays - Canada Hospital beds closed for holidays - Canada

One way to give staff members time off for the holidays...although this is said it will not affect n...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

VA Hospital Draws Curtain on Innovation That Could Help Reduce Spiraling Cost of Hospital Maintenance Nationwide VA Hospital Draws Curtain on Innovation That Could Help Reduce Spiraling Cost of Hospital Maintenance Nationwide

Privacy curtain call at the VA....efficiencies in changing soiled curtains...BD  PALM BEACH, Fla.,...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

St. Joseph's to pay $26M in nurse whistle blower suit - Atlanta St. Joseph's to pay $26M in nurse whistle blower suit - Atlanta

If you are a whistle blower, you can be entitled to up to 25% of the recovered funds... although you...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Crackdown on boutique hospitals? Crackdown on boutique hospitals?

More on this debate...do some of these hospitals in fact "cherry pick" patients...and do t...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

“I feel great. I’m feeling fine thanks to the hospital,” says Rudy Giuliani “I feel great. I’m feeling fine thanks to the hospital,” says Rudy Giuliani

Running for office...does this create headaches?  The UK doesn't care for his comparison to pros...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Texting Tenosynovitisn - 'text messager's thumb' Texting Tenosynovitisn - 'text messager's thumb'

Texting Tenosynovitisn - new diagnosis...bring on the ICD9 and CPT codes soon please....BD  A med...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Welcome to my Home Theater - Controlled with an EO UMPC Welcome to my Home Theater - Controlled with an EO UMPC

I just had to post this article...who would not die for a home theater like this one!  The movies ca...

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Pfizer Receives Approvable Letter from FDA for Dalbavancin Pfizer Receives Approvable Letter from FDA for Dalbavancin

Hopefully some additional help in the war with MRSA...BD  Pfizer Inc today announced that it has ...

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Unborn Babies on Our iPod Unborn Babies on Our iPod

Amazing they can get this correct and have patient chart issues...how safe is that "secure"...

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

WebMD meets FaceBook... WebMD meets FaceBook...

Just how big is the Internet social network today, well I did some checking and found many big compa...

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Judge overturns Maine law on Rx data Judge overturns Maine law on Rx data

Physician prescribing information is still going to be for sale...unless the opt out choice is made..BD BANGOR, Maine - A federal judge ha...

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

RFID in Healthcare RFID in Healthcare

Great Video showing how RFID technology is being use in hospitals...especially in tracking all blood and waste products...BD YouTube - RFI...

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

698-pound man dies after stomach surgery 698-pound man dies after stomach surgery

Sad, and it required a fork lift to get him there too...BD  GUATEMALA CITY - A man who weighed 698...

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

And you thought service couldn't get worse And you thought service couldn't get worse

Good thoughts here all around...is there a such thing as customer service?  Seems like we never get ...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Children's Hospital sues over unpaid bills - Philadelphia Children's Hospital sues over unpaid bills - Philadelphia

No doubt the attorneys are still the big bread winners and patients and doctors come in last...BD  ...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Family blames HMO for teen's death Family blames HMO for teen's death

Update from yesterday's story..... Procedure was too experimental said Cigna and lacked medical ...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Sahara Slate PC i440D: What I Love and What I Hate Sahara Slate PC i440D: What I Love and What I Hate

Great review and worth taking a look at...always good to see another perspective on the unit too......

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Sick and Sicker - Canada's Sicko? Sick and Sicker - Canada's Sicko?

First we had Sicko, and now we have Sick and Sicker...showing the other side of the coin outside the...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

FDA warns of deaths from fentanyl patch FDA warns of deaths from fentanyl patch

Wearing too many patches...getting the patches too hot which could cause an overdose...They are not ...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Private health insurance offers us sickly benefits Private health insurance offers us sickly benefits

Has President Bush spent most of his life benefiting from taxpayer funded insurance writes one obser...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

The Tug - Useful robots for hospitals The Tug - Useful robots for hospitals

Great news for the busy nurses today...even delivers food...wonder if it does dishes too...web page ...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Bill Gates Invests $392 Million in Mexican Beer Bill Gates Invests $392 Million in Mexican Beer

Does Bill like beer?  A previous post said it's ok to drink alcohol as we get older...this might just confirm that...although we don...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Medical Visa Gift Cards Bring Well Wishes Medical Visa Gift Cards Bring Well Wishes

For everything else there is Master Card...BD  More and more of us are in the sandwich generation....

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Friday, December 21, 2007

FDA approves Power Medical Interventions devices FDA approves Power Medical Interventions devices

Driven by software...BD The Food and Drug Administration granted marketing clearance Friday to Pow...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Pair indicted on fraud charges in medical-device probe Pair indicted on fraud charges in medical-device probe

Update on  fraudulent medical devices ...BD A Mount Vernon couple operated a clandestine health-ca...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Teen dies after transplant funds nixed - Cigna denies payment for transplant and reverses decision, but too late Teen dies after transplant funds nixed - Cigna denies payment for transplant and reverses decision, but too late

But the decision was too late to save her life...why don't insurance companies listen to the phy...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Whistle-Blower Is Awarded $1.6 Million Whistle-Blower Is Awarded $1.6 Million

Over marketing to Medicare...BD To do so, prosecutors must show that a whistle-blower was the planner or initiator of the scheme involved;...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Potential Lifesaver Developed By Nevada Company Potential Lifesaver Developed By Nevada Company

A Las Vegas business and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are improving the odds for people medically ...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Kansas doctor accused of illegally prescribing drugs Kansas doctor accused of illegally prescribing drugs

Writing the top number of narcotic scripts in the state will certainly bring attention...fentanyl, m...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Abiomed Receives FDA Approval For The Combination IPulse Circulatory Support System Abiomed Receives FDA Approval For The Combination IPulse Circulatory Support System

Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD) announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Ad...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

U.S. Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction Against Medtronic's Vertex And Vertex Max Screws U.S. Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction Against Medtronic's Vertex And Vertex Max Screws

Patent infringement...any facility in possession needs to also return the product as part of the rul...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Advanced melanoma - new treatment Advanced melanoma - new treatment

New study taking place...in sunny climate such as California, this would sure be a welcome new techn...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

No need for reduced alcohol consumption in later life No need for reduced alcohol consumption in later life

Moderate drinking...just because we are getting older we can still enjoy that good old glass of wine...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Seven great "medical myths" revealed Seven great "medical myths" revealed

My favorite is #7, many wireless networks in hospitals operate on the same frequencies as cell phone...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Coast-To-Coast Trucker Medical Clinics Coast-To-Coast Trucker Medical Clinics

I can see where this could be a great benefit to drivers who are on the road all the time, will make...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Health care workers convicted of insurance fraud Health care workers convicted of insurance fraud

“You come in and you have a colonoscopy, an EGD (endoscopy) and a laparoscopy and you could get a free breast augmentation,” ...such a deal...

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hospitals under scrutiny as health records found in bin Hospitals under scrutiny as health records found in bin

Breach of the week... NHS still having security issues... this time paper in the trash was found wit...

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Thursday, December 20, 2007
 
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