Future of personal health care - Concept by Microsoft Future of personal health care - Concept by Microsoft

A couple weeks ago I posted some pictures and now here's the video showing Microsoft's concept of future healthcare....from the MIX0...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cancer patient has PSP stolen en route to chemotherapy treatment Cancer patient has PSP stolen en route to chemotherapy treatment

Disgusting...but the police department bought him a new unit and they got his medical records too....BD  There's depressing gaming s...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

LA County negotiating to reopen Martin Luther King Hospital LA County negotiating to reopen Martin Luther King Hospital

But they would only have enough staff to care for 77 patients...BD  LOS ANGELES—County officials are negotiating with a small hospital to...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Medical Quack - Blog Radio - Dr. Anonymous The Medical Quack - Blog Radio - Dr. Anonymous

Each week I am trying to focus and bring attention to the resources on this page in the right hand column .  Another resource listed on this...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

'A Race to the Starting Line': Diagnosing What's Holding Biotechnology Back 'A Race to the Starting Line': Diagnosing What's Holding Biotechnology Back

As the article states, it is more of an understanding now instead of hit and miss diagnosis based on genetics....both better diagnostic and...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Personalized Medicine...Big Pharma Business Models Restructure Personalized Medicine...Big Pharma Business Models Restructure

Companies like Genentech are already working in this direction, especially with genetic research related to cancer...will the big blockbust...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Will sinus surgery work? Will sinus surgery work?

One woman's story on sinus surgery...how a new procedure has changed much of the methodology...painless....compared to routine sinus pr...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

SmartCase, Inc. - Medical Information Management - Software as a Service for Legal Cases for referencing specific medical records SmartCase, Inc. - Medical Information Management - Software as a Service for Legal Cases for referencing specific medical records

New software to allow the legal profession to review and share medical records relative to a trial or court appearance...software as as a s...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Israel courts medical tourists Israel courts medical tourists

Israel is also a world leader in many types of technology and medical technology is no different...thus far though there are not many websi...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Area Kaiser patients less satisfied than many at other hospitals Area Kaiser patients less satisfied than many at other hospitals

In southern California Hoag Hospital in Orange county was rated the highest and Kaiser at the other end of the spectrum....2500 hospitals ...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Weird Hospital - Los Angeles Weird Hospital - Los Angeles

Finally decided to have a civil service exam for the 6 candidates...basically a charity position that nobody seems to want...BD  Southern...

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Patients rate local hospitals Patients rate local hospitals

Find your local hospital in the data base... Site is located here ..." This tool provides you with information on how well the hospit...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

NY to Develop Unified Medical Records NY to Develop Unified Medical Records

Will be interesting to follow this story and see where it goes...BD  Gov. David Paterson announced Friday $105 million in grants to help ...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Pfizer Exec Arrested On Child Pornography Charges Pfizer Exec Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Not good press for Pfizer...more work for the forensics it sounds like with checking some audit trails and other data areas if he signed on...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Is Depression Contagious? Is Depression Contagious?

Sure I think so, we become a product of the environment and the company we keep...there's still much about our emotional make up that w...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Dennis Quaid Acts on Medical Errors Dennis Quaid Acts on Medical Errors

He's right, there's no "take 2" in healthcare ...and wants to go to court...the article states the hospital is considerin...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Seeing Beyond Changing Skin Color Seeing Beyond Changing Skin Color

The "Michael Jackson" disease...more information on the unusual skin disease...perhaps some new genetics studies will shed more l...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Blogging Phone in Japan Goes on Sale Blogging Phone in Japan Goes on Sale

This could stand to represent a real change to the blogging world if it takes off...complete with the capability to create an instant video...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Texan faces charges over snake vodka Texan faces charges over snake vodka

Questions over the medicinal values of rattlesnakes... but not in this case...rattlesnake in a bottle of vodka is not seen with any medicin...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center Employs Actors And Robots The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center Employs Actors And Robots

Breathing mannequins with heart tones, palpable pulses, etc. with software that tests decision making skills for medical students...cost of...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Social Security Disability - New Debit Card, Going Paperless Social Security Disability - New Debit Card, Going Paperless

Debit card from Social Security...article discusses the pros and cons...Social Security recipients participating in the Direct Express prog...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Paul Levy CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Paul Levy CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  Great interview ...I didn't even know this existed until last evening;....transparency...accountability....interview from Holland...ve...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Waking Up Is Hard To DO Waking Up Is Hard To DO

Hey these guys can really sing!  The Laryngospasms.....BD  http://youtube.com/watch?v=WOrjcLJ2IE0 and one more...... Breathe... http...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

CRM - Microsoft Dynamics Healthcare Presentation CRM - Microsoft Dynamics Healthcare Presentation

New presentation relating directly to health care ...bring everything under one roof...works well with Office as it was designed that way....

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

IntelliDOT Patents Wireless Healthcare PDA Technology IntelliDOT Patents Wireless Healthcare PDA Technology

  Hand held device for nurses to enter short and quick patient documentation at the bedside...runs for 14 hours before a battery change is n...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Medtronic Hits The Million Mark with Real Time insulin monitoring and therapy Medtronic Hits The Million Mark with Real Time insulin monitoring and therapy

The world's first REAL-Time insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system...no more blood and having to prick your finger...inf...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mobile Gateway For ECG Data for emergency access Mobile Gateway For ECG Data for emergency access

Emergency services can now connect with the Philips HeartStart MRx using standard blue tooth technology...so if you have one, your informat...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Viagra Turns 10: Bedroom Miracle, but No Romantic Cure-All Viagra Turns 10: Bedroom Miracle, but No Romantic Cure-All

The article mentions a book called "The Viagra Myth"...interesting report on how half never returned for a refill....did it promi...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Medical Quack - FDA Information Resources The Medical Quack - FDA Information Resources

One additional resource listed on the site is the section for FDA Press releases...just like the rest of the link sections on the page, the ...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Rev. Jesse Jackson Touts Medical Isotope Technology Rev. Jesse Jackson Touts Medical Isotope Technology

We haven't heard much from him lately...now the Reverend is in healthcare research too...BD  KENNEWICK -- He's walked with Martin...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mexico Builds Hospitals to Lure Medical Tourists from America Mexico Builds Hospitals to Lure Medical Tourists from America

A hip replacement in Mexico costs $12,000, compared with $43,000 to $63,000 in the U.S., thus it appears Mexico has a huge interest in the ...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

State HMO watchdog - all bark, no bite? State HMO watchdog - all bark, no bite?

All eyes are watching the efforts in California...how effective will or is the department in governing the activities of the HMO business.....

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Doctor Anonymous: Dr. A Show 28 tomorrow night! Doctor Anonymous: Dr. A Show 28 tomorrow night!

And you can find the doctor on Facebook....BD  Join us tomorrow night for the triumphant return of The Doctor Anonymous Show on Blog Talk ...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Silverlight Streaming offers $$ Silverlight Streaming offers $$

Using Microsoft Ad Center....moving right along with the new technology..healthcare is no exception with creating new interfaces for web ba...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

GE Healthcare Completes Acquisition Of VersaMed Corporation GE Healthcare Completes Acquisition Of VersaMed Corporation

  Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), announced that it has completed the acquisition of VersaMed Corporation, a provi...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Local Pharmacist On 15 Day Fast To Protest Governor's Medi-Cal Budget Cuts Local Pharmacist On 15 Day Fast To Protest Governor's Medi-Cal Budget Cuts

In California...one way to get attention...and we are all wondering how the budget cuts will fare once they go in to place...California sta...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

NTT DoCoMo hopes to diagnose disease, predict other misfortunes from cellphones NTT DoCoMo hopes to diagnose disease, predict other misfortunes from cellphones

Will your cell phone be the next item to diagnose illness?  One more chip in the old cell phone...BD  We like to think that NTT, Japan&#...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Angioplasty's Heyday May Be Over Angioplasty's Heyday May Be Over

Medications and other procedures are taking main stage as statistics begin to roll in...but the debate is still open...BD  The approach t...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Union head moves to oust West Coast dissident Union head moves to oust West Coast dissident

Health Care causing a stir with Labor Union in California...BD The labor leaders have clashed in recent months over Gov. Arnold Schwarzene...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mainstream Medicine Has Endorsed Medical Marijuana Mainstream Medicine Has Endorsed Medical Marijuana

The American College of Physicians says "medical weed" is ok...BD  One of America's largest and most important groups of ph...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rush decisions by FDA may subvert drug safety Rush decisions by FDA may subvert drug safety

  Do deadlines have any affect on how the FDA approves drugs... Harvard study says it can, FDA says not...but think...what happens when you ...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

If you are Fat, Forget it...new study shows a link If you are Fat, Forget it...new study shows a link

  Belly size linked to Alzheimer's and dementia?   Is the bigger the belly the more you might forget?  Interesting article and also disc...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Attacks pushing Web controls Attacks pushing Web controls

A good reason to look in to a hosted service that can do this for you if you have limited resources in IT to constantly monitor...the expe...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Heart Benefits From a Happy Marriage - Good for the Heart The Heart Benefits From a Happy Marriage - Good for the Heart

Another story about a happy marriage promoting a better heart... and I think I can somewhat agree with this study, being a single person my...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Adderall: Weight Loss Fix of the Stars? Adderall: Weight Loss Fix of the Stars?

The attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Adderall being used for weight loss...so I guess if you are diagnosed with ADHD, y...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Employers To Continue Reducing Health Care Benefits For Medicare-Eligible Retirees U.S. Supreme Court Allows Employers To Continue Reducing Health Care Benefits For Medicare-Eligible Retirees

Not good....just when there is a move to get more folks insured...is this a double standard..BD  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Tortured Lives of Compulsive Hoarders The Tortured Lives of Compulsive Hoarders

Profiles of the "hoarder"...more and more of these types of stories are appearing today...and it appears to be a growing concern....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

MRI/PET Scanner Combo MRI/PET Scanner Combo

From a layman's standpoint, having everything in one location to be analyzed at once seems to be something that would perhaps cut down ...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New law makes "malicious" RFID spying illegal, Corporations can do as they please - Privacy Issues at hand New law makes "malicious" RFID spying illegal, Corporations can do as they please - Privacy Issues at hand

After reporting last week on the $8.00 scanner purchased from EBay to be able to scan identities , this looks to be somewhat promising...a...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Gastric Bypass Alternative - new potential alternative with study in the works Gastric Bypass Alternative - new potential alternative with study in the works

Could this be the key to the future for controlling weight loss....cutting the Vagus nerve to depress the desire to consume food?  It stand...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Health insurers to meet with CA state agency on rescission probe Health insurers to meet with CA state agency on rescission probe

Closed door session and meeting...will have to wait for the outcome...BD  California's largest health insurers, facing possible fines...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Health Net - Mexi-Plan, the Mexico Option Health Net - Mexi-Plan, the Mexico Option

Your HMO plan could now include visits to physicians over the border...there's also plans with other insurance companies, such as Blue ...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

State orders abortion clinic to retrain workers on medical waste State orders abortion clinic to retrain workers on medical waste

Due to the fact that someone allegedly discovered biomedical waste, aborted fetuses and patient records in trash bins.  BD  LATRHUP VILLAG...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bayer wins Possis Medical in $361 mln offer Bayer wins Possis Medical in $361 mln offer

Possis is a provider of mechanical thrombectomy devices used to treat narrowed or blocked arteries and veins....puts Bayer in the medical d...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Server 2008, Silverlight, SharePoint, Windows Activation Services and more.... Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Server 2008, Silverlight, SharePoint, Windows Activation Services and more....

Hard hat area.... Healthcare jumping out with Server 2008 and all the updated components for the application to track Sepsis, a systemic i...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hoag Hospital will send pediatric patients to CHOC Hoag Hospital will send pediatric patients to CHOC

Hoag Hospital announced today that it will no longer accept pediatric patients, instead sending them to Children's Hospital of Orange C...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pacific Health to buy Anaheim Memorial Pacific Health to buy Anaheim Memorial

3rd time is the trick...BD  Memorial Health Services , which owns Anaheim Memorial Medical Center and other nonprofit hospitals, said Tue...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

'Life-Saving' Treatment for Teen Denied, Now Approved 'Life-Saving' Treatment for Teen Denied, Now Approved

This was right in my back yard today...protesters also wanted Pacific Care to give the ruling in writing and continued with the demonstrati...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Business Intelligence Applications for Specialty Healthcare Organizations Business Intelligence Applications for Specialty Healthcare Organizations

Another article addressing Business Intelligence for HealthCare ...financial analysis, claims, educational trends, supply chain efficiency,...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pfizer Shouldn't Get to Peer at Peer Reviews Pfizer Shouldn't Get to Peer at Peer Reviews

Strong approach, but not allowed...maybe not a done deal yet...there's always an appeal..BD  The editor of JAMA sounded off today on ...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Do It At Home....Paternity Test Do It At Home....Paternity Test

Yes you can do this at home now too, but not for use in a legal situation...New York requires a prescription though...results are stated to...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Oregon Man Says He's Pregnant Oregon Man Says He's Pregnant

But this man used to be a woman...BD  BEND, Ore. AP -- An Oregon man is five months pregnant, according to a national magazine. Thomas Be...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Florida Teen Dies After Breast Surgery Florida Teen Dies After Breast Surgery

This gift of plastic surgery was not a gift...but so many are giving the gift for birthdays and graduation presents...even with "safe&...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008