Gene Sequencing for the Masses - affordable at $150,000 Gene Sequencing for the Masses - affordable at $150,000

It is anticipated that it will sequence 10 billion base pairs in a single 80 hour run...Harvard and...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wellpoint to buy firm operating Delta Dental Wellpoint to buy firm operating Delta Dental

DeCare contracts with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota, Medica and others. It administers ...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Entegrion wins FDA approval to sell bandages to consumers that "stop the bleeding"... Entegrion wins FDA approval to sell bandages to consumers that "stop the bleeding"...

The product is both safe for home and can be used in a clinical setting... make the blood start clo...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New concept sends medical images via cellular phones New concept sends medical images via cellular phones

Cell phones are becoming more popular by the minute, especially with medical imaging, nice story on...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Testimony Of Baxter CEO Before Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations Committee On Energy And Commerce U.S. House Testimony Of Baxter CEO Before Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations Committee On Energy And Commerce U.S. House

These items relate to a woman and her son were going in for dialysis treatments whereby heparin was...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

'Rotten eggs' in the blood - more gas in our system someday 'Rotten eggs' in the blood - more gas in our system someday

Interesting research going on here...with H 2 S gas...to combat and treat other diseases such as diabetes and helping with the cardiovascul...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Merck shares hammered after FDA rejects Cordaptive Merck shares hammered after FDA rejects Cordaptive

Rituxan fails (again) in late-stage lupus trial One application for approval and one disappointing study for the pharma business this week....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pharmacies to Push E-Prescribing with advertising campaign... Pharmacies to Push E-Prescribing with advertising campaign...

Consumers will also see signs on the doors and counters saying that they CAN fill electronic prescr...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

FDA approves coronary artery plaque imaging device FDA approves coronary artery plaque imaging device

A fiber optic catheter....initial use will be for diagnosis purposes initially for patients who have...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Call of Medicine Gives Way to Family Tug Call of Medicine Gives Way to Family Tug

Hospitals changing physician hours...splitting their time between the hospital and ambulatory time....helping the physicians get a life back...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Doctors remove 57 kg fat from a Russian woman's belly Doctors remove 57 kg fat from a Russian woman's belly

How do these tumors get ignored to get to this size?  BD  Natalya was overweight since 13 as she h...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

HealthBlog : The Doctor's Channel HealthBlog : The Doctor's Channel

Last week I had posted about Ozmosis and the Doctor's Channel and the teamwork between both si...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Are Men Facing Extinction? The Y Chromosome is "Fatally Flawed" Are Men Facing Extinction? The Y Chromosome is "Fatally Flawed"

Well from the female side of things we have known for years that something has been flawed along th...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Health Care In America: Pay To Play Isn’t Working… Health Care In America: Pay To Play Isn’t Working…

A great story on Remote Area Medical... lives on donations....treated 17,000 patients last year...o...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Volunteers needed for chocolate study - Women only Volunteers needed for chocolate study - Women only

Volunteers need to be women who are past menopause and have diabetes type 2...chocolate and coffee....

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Monday, April 28, 2008

An OxyContin That Addicts Can’t Abuse? An OxyContin That Addicts Can’t Abuse?

Interesting concept...a no crush pill?  BD Purdue Pharma, which makes the controversial painkiller, is racing to introduce a tamper-resis...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Prescription for loss - California Prescription for loss - California

There's no fix in sight...with the budget cuts coming July 1st and the smaller independent pharmacies are feeling the pinch...Medical p...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Fewer certified EHR programs on the market... Fewer certified EHR programs on the market...

This is a hot topic for a couple reasons, EMRs already have the tag of being expensive for the phys...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

GE Healthcare Completes Acquisition Of Whatman Plc GE Healthcare Completes Acquisition Of Whatman Plc

With this acquisition, GE appears to make a big investment in the DNA market....they have a multitud...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Hospital records in the wrong hands - patient given his records and those of 4 others Hospital records in the wrong hands - patient given his records and those of 4 others

In Florida, man was given his own records and those of 4 other patients...he called the 4 others pa...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

How can insurance companies find out if you have a pre-existing condition - The MIB How can insurance companies find out if you have a pre-existing condition - The MIB

If you are not aware of the MIB when it comes to health insurance, read this...BD  I have heard people mention the MIB as a source, but w...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Remote-Presence Robot Attends Patients at Ryder Trauma Center Remote-Presence Robot Attends Patients at Ryder Trauma Center

  One more facility gets "Robo-Doc".   If you have never seen one of these in motion, it i...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

VitalJacket heart monitoring shirt VitalJacket heart monitoring shirt

You have 2 choices with the shirt, store the information on an SD data card to read with a PC later...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Surgeon Creates Portable Ultrasound for Telemedicine... Surgeon Creates Portable Ultrasound for Telemedicine...

Using telemedicine, this physician is monitoring the conditions of those climbing Mount Everest..he...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tablet PCs Being Used by Outpatient Physicians... Tablet PCs Being Used by Outpatient Physicians...

One particular note of interest in the survey is that integrated software is definitely pushing th...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hair-razing devices for the home Hair-razing devices for the home

There will be limitations compared to units used in a professional office, but lasers are coming to...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

How to Be Like Mike?  Is it in the Genes to be an athlete How to Be Like Mike? Is it in the Genes to be an athlete

Could this be an end to the proverbial football scout and is this going too far ...I think so...but...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

The 10 hr battery with TabletKiosk Sahara Tablets The 10 hr battery with TabletKiosk Sahara Tablets

This was a recent video produced from EMR Update answering some upcoming questions regarding an new...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Human lab rats get paid to test drugs - how safe is the process? Human lab rats get paid to test drugs - how safe is the process?

In recent times, the process is outsourced and often not conducted at medical centers ...the outsou...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Natural Resources - edible and useful plants... Natural Resources - edible and useful plants...

Interesting article on the medicinal use of herb and flowers...and the article points out that conc...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pacemakers for the Brain - Depression Treatment... Pacemakers for the Brain - Depression Treatment...

VNS Therapy - we are all familiar with defibrillators, but for severe cases of depression there is ...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

GE Healthcare launches new Saudi Venture GE Healthcare launches new Saudi Venture

Large healthcare organizations continue to expand with partnerships worldwide...BD  GE Healthcare, the $17 billion healthcare business of...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

abletFactory Handwriting Recognition EMR Electronic Medical Record Tablet abletFactory Handwriting Recognition EMR Electronic Medical Record Tablet

A nice update from the Ablet Factory, with some sample worksheets as examples.  If you are not fami...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Microsoft completes purchase of Fast Industries Microsoft completes purchase of Fast Industries

A couple big users in health care include Tenet and Catholic Healthcare... other industries using F...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Medical marijuana patients face transplant hurdles Medical marijuana patients face transplant hurdles

This is the story of Timothy Garon, lead singer of the group Nealy Dan a group who does the music of Steely Dan, who can't get a trans...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Interactive Simulated Patient - Cat Scratch Fever... The Interactive Simulated Patient - Cat Scratch Fever...

Funny parody from Stanford....love the diagnosis here...BD  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K546pruIa0A&feature=related

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Charitable Contributions to Health Care Charitable Contributions to Health Care

Just wanted to take a few moments here to reflect on the fact that charity is still alive and well. ...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Using a digital ECG in the EMR - with a Tablet PC... Using a digital ECG in the EMR - with a Tablet PC...

This video was created by a physician, Dr. Biggs showing his current use of technology with his elec...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

$1.5 Million Robot Cuts Risk Of Drug Errors - Loyola University $1.5 Million Robot Cuts Risk Of Drug Errors - Loyola University

  PillPick was the solution chosen...packages are bar coded and labeled for automatic dispensing an...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Intellectual property - more than just software Intellectual property - more than just software

Intellectual property is quickly becoming the buzz word in the world economy, we see counterfeit drugs advertised all the time on the Int...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Have the Insurers priced themselves out of the market Have the Insurers priced themselves out of the market

As more small and medium sized employers are opting to not offer insurance to employers, the insure...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Did Congress Just Kill Private Health Insurance? Did Congress Just Kill Private Health Insurance?

This opinion article poses some very good questions on the topic...how can the 2 objectives on each...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

What it's like to buy medical marijuana - Los Angeles What it's like to buy medical marijuana - Los Angeles

A reporter goes somewhat under cover to report what it is like...interesting story and well documen...

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Saturday, April 26, 2008
 
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