No Anti-inflammation drugs yet for Alzheimer’s No Anti-inflammation drugs yet for Alzheimer’s

The report said folks on placebos actually did better..which could suggest that perhaps the anti-inflammatory could maybe hint of an opposi...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Where is the money going in health care, and why Where is the money going in health care, and why

"If you think of a hospital as a department store, it’s being replaced by big box retailers ."....interesting perspective from th...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Text Messages  Sent to Teens - Take your Medicine... Text Messages Sent to Teens - Take your Medicine...

Interesting study, but if the device is tied to the hip, well I guess what harm could come from a m...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

How to be a Great Boss How to be a Great Boss

Dr. Halamka posts some very good information, with the nice Health Care IT touch, as always...good reading for all....now I might wonder i...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Group Health trolling cyberspace to learn what patients think Group Health trolling cyberspace to learn what patients think

Something that big corporations do all the time on their own, to find out what's being said about them...they are on this blog all the ...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Microsoft and RIM Bring Windows Live Together...Winberries? Microsoft and RIM Bring Windows Live Together...Winberries?

Hotmail addition will be cool...and the use of a single mailbox as well...instant messages and even...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

When Big Breasts Are a Big Pain When Big Breasts Are a Big Pain

All the male species here, read up....there is the other side of the coin here...in Brazil this is ...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

3 Sutter Hospitals Get New Lab Systems - California 3 Sutter Hospitals Get New Lab Systems - California

Services include some real time business intelligence as well....BD  Three hospitals affiliated with Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Heal...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Running a hospital: What can be learned from "Triggers" Running a hospital: What can be learned from "Triggers"

Good article about transparency and explains what " triggers" are, as related to health care...digging deep to analyze and learn...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Protestors highlight waiting lists at Waterford Hospital - Ireland Protestors highlight waiting lists at Waterford Hospital - Ireland

All this while the NHS is restructuring and revamping facilities and procedures...BD  Protestors have gathered outside the gates of Wate...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Business software could get more fun - Getting the Human Side back in Action..Bonding and Face to Face Communication Business software could get more fun - Getting the Human Side back in Action..Bonding and Face to Face Communication

My favorite types of stories and something so many are over looking....Face to Face contact...I lov...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Are Mass. lawmakers 'anti-biopharmaceutical'? Are Mass. lawmakers 'anti-biopharmaceutical'?

Or is the due to the fact that perhaps they may not be as well invested and prepared financially as compared to other pharma companies?  BD...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Going, going… Trimeris winds down operations Going, going… Trimeris winds down operations

This biotech company was involved in HIV solutions...just took one lawsuit...BD  Faced with a pate...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

FBI Finds Counterfeit Chips Leave U.S. Military Vulnerable FBI Finds Counterfeit Chips Leave U.S. Military Vulnerable

From the story posted here, DARPA, the wonderful government agency that has created so many new medical innovations, is on the job....and w...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Medical Imaging Merge Could Face Bankruptcy Medical Imaging Merge Could Face Bankruptcy

Is the money in medical imaging slipping?  BD  Medical imaging software vendor Merge Technologies has announced it may not have the cash...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

FDA Approves New Class Of Migraine Drug - Physicians would still like additional study information relative to side effects... FDA Approves New Class Of Migraine Drug - Physicians would still like additional study information relative to side effects...

Even with the approval from the FDA, doctors are still looking for additional study information, especially in the potential side effects a...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

New Buzz Word for Retirees - "Long Term Debt"...(LTD for short) New Buzz Word for Retirees - "Long Term Debt"...(LTD for short)

If you are planning on retiring...you are no longer considered a retiree, you are now a " Long...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Cancer Survival Surges - Except For One Group Cancer Survival Surges - Except For One Group

The age group between 15 and 39 are not studied as frequently as other groups...the age group we assume will be healthy?   Survival statisti...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

The Medicare cuts - Where do we stand? The Medicare cuts - Where do we stand?

  Dr. Kevin is one of the top physician bloggers on the web and when I see his comments reflecting ...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

American Hospital Association Endorses Notification System American Hospital Association Endorses Notification System

There are several similar solution providers as well to choose from..just for the very basic even practices should look at some type of fax...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Mayo to Test 802.11n Wireless Technology - Healthcare working beyond the Standards... Mayo to Test 802.11n Wireless Technology - Healthcare working beyond the Standards...

This goes hand in hand with some of my prior comments on standardization...basically in a couple wo...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

EMR deadline does not compute: Falling short of 2014 goals EMR deadline does not compute: Falling short of 2014 goals

The article goes into detail on the many reasons...insurers are the bigger benefactors...and some st...

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

AMA to help monitor Blues settlement ... AMA to help monitor Blues settlement ...

Physicians can now enroll the help of the AMA in working with the Blue Cross groups for claim settlements...link at the bottom of the post ...

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fold It - A Game with a Serious Impact and We Can all contribute by "Folding Proteins" from our Home Computers... Fold It - A Game with a Serious Impact and We Can all contribute by "Folding Proteins" from our Home Computers...

You set up a profile and play against others on the Internet..." The more we know about how ce...

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Gas - X in Guatemala.... Gas - X in Guatemala....

This medical blogger takes a trip to Central America and doesn't lose his sense of humor amidst...

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Gene Genie - Blog Carnival of Genes and Genetics Gene Genie - Blog Carnival of Genes and Genetics

If you want to read up on the latest genomics information, this is a good grouping of articles to v...

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Virtual Sex Based on Real Movement - Could this be showing up at the ER any time soon?? Virtual Sex Based on Real Movement - Could this be showing up at the ER any time soon??

This is expected to be out in the stores next year... the psychiatrists  will be busy for years to c...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Squeak Hips - can they hear you coming? Squeak Hips - can they hear you coming?

No serious consequences, although the FDA has warned Stryker...ceramic on ceramic...about 3% of patients experiencing problems...the video ...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wi-Fi Devices to alert of a Heart Attack - UK Wi-Fi Devices to alert of a Heart Attack - UK

The communications regulator in Britian is working to bring WIFI to your wireless device...having a...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Baby Boomers Go 'Bionic' as Body Replacement Devices Soar in Popularity Baby Boomers Go 'Bionic' as Body Replacement Devices Soar in Popularity

Good video and information on the progress of bionic body parts...knees and joints lead the way wit...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Experiment with double cochlear implants gives woman 'ears' Experiment with double cochlear implants gives woman 'ears'

A choice made here as well...with the implants she cannot have an MRI at any point in time..and any...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Medical device "cooked" a man's heart... Medical device "cooked" a man's heart...

Edwards Lifesciences is on the hook with the current lawsuit...I can't even imagine what the ma...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Seeking sleep, willing to pay - What Works? Seeking sleep, willing to pay - What Works?

Consumers are spending a lot of money and time looking for the ultimate solution that will work...a...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Massachusetts General Hospital has a new treatment for wrinkles... Massachusetts General Hospital has a new treatment for wrinkles...

Good news is that you can cover with makeup around 4 days after the procedure...usually 4 or 6 trea...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Medical Devices Made with Tainted Heparin Recalled by Medtronic Medical Devices Made with Tainted Heparin Recalled by Medtronic

The heparin saga continues...devices may also be coated with contaminated heparin...BD  Medtronic Inc. is recalling some medical devices b...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Southern California Smog to be monitored by an unmanned aircraft for continued studies.. Southern California Smog to be monitored by an unmanned aircraft for continued studies..

The aircraft will fly in military airspace for it's mission...look for the aircraft in the air ...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

CorMatrix(R) Announces FDA 510(k) For Novel Biomaterial Implant For Intracardiac Repair CorMatrix(R) Announces FDA 510(k) For Novel Biomaterial Implant For Intracardiac Repair

The CorMatrix ECM is made from small intestinal submucosa derived from pig jejunum and stimulated t...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

FDA Approves Strattera(R) For Maintenance Of ADHD In Children And Adolescents FDA Approves Strattera(R) For Maintenance Of ADHD In Children And Adolescents

ADHD often fascinates me as far as whether is is totally a genetic condition that can be diagnosed,...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Norovirus in the Wild at Sun Microsystems Convention Norovirus in the Wild at Sun Microsystems Convention

We are starting to hear more and more about bacteria and virus activity at conventions and meeting ...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Newborn Screening Act - Passes Congress Newborn Screening Act - Passes Congress

There are a total of 29 condition disorders to be tested on all newborns...California has one additional provision, testing for hearing...B...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Man says this was his second self-tracheotomy Man says this was his second self-tracheotomy

He felt the ambulance would not get there fast enough so he bolted for the kitchen and took matters...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Feds Expand NHIN Trial Sites for Medical Records Integration Feds Expand NHIN Trial Sites for Medical Records Integration

Grants in the amount of $600,000 total....may not be enough money though...depending on how much architectural work needs to be done to hav...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

'It Makes Me Crazy': Woman Can't Forget 'It Makes Me Crazy': Woman Can't Forget

I am very much looking forward to this show...why....hate to admit it, but I have the same and simi...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Cool Technology of the Week - Blog Talk Radio - Dr. Anonymous Radio Show Cool Technology of the Week - Blog Talk Radio - Dr. Anonymous Radio Show

If you have not participated in one of these broadcasts, I recommend it and keep the link to each p...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Retailers can use DNA tracing to track meat - Where's the Beef? Retailers can use DNA tracing to track meat - Where's the Beef?

DNA has gone to the Cows... Pfizer thinks it's a wise investment... so what's the DNA that ...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Microsoft Talks up Mobile Devices as relates to Health Care Microsoft Talks up Mobile Devices as relates to Health Care

"The mobile phone user might then go to a clinic so they could print out the medication. The c...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Packaged pythons cause scare at German post office Packaged pythons cause scare at German post office

Don't know why someone would be shipping a python...big health risk involved here if someone go...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Hospitals to share electronic records - Oklahoma Hospitals to share electronic records - Oklahoma

Information to be shared includes patient demographics, medications, allergies and reactions, diagn...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

FDA Scraps Helsinki Rule On Human Subjects FDA Scraps Helsinki Rule On Human Subjects

In think they are right, move clinical trials will move overseas...BD  The change, which goes into effect in Octoer, is likely to push mor...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

3D Plastic Surgery Software... 3D Plastic Surgery Software...

This is interesting...if you are thinking about plastic surgery...do a virtual first....get a facial...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Illinois Gov. Blagojevich To Stop Enrolling People In Expanded FamilyCare Program Illinois Gov. Blagojevich To Stop Enrolling People In Expanded FamilyCare Program

The reason, the state can't afford it...BD  Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) will follow a judge's orders to stop enrolling unin...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Personalized Doctor - One patient's story of Satisfaction... Personalized Doctor - One patient's story of Satisfaction...

One patients story on his satisfaction...but some carriers like United Health care don't like i...

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Friday, May 09, 2008
 
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