Study Ties Dirty Air to Blood Clots in Legs Study Ties Dirty Air to Blood Clots in Legs

We're all in trouble in southern California...and need to watch our legs...BD Exposure to air pollution increases the risk for deep v...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Scientists test brain pacemakers for depression Scientists test brain pacemakers for depression

This is an update on this device...side effects include bleeding and brain infections...yes this wo...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

The Acne Pen....Stops Pimples in their tracks... The Acne Pen....Stops Pimples in their tracks...

Now where was this device when I needed it about 30 or so years ago!  Pimples disappear overnight! ...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Federal Judge say no to 5 billion cut to Medicaid for now Federal Judge say no to 5 billion cut to Medicaid for now

Very interesting story here with Mike Leavitt rushing a "typo ridden final rule" to the Office of the Federal Register to get the...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

$4.00 Generic Prescription Resources on the Site $4.00 Generic Prescription Resources on the Site

I try to use the right hand column of this page to offer some quick links to readers.  One item wort...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

National Genetics Institute Testing Services - Subsidiary of LabCorp.... National Genetics Institute Testing Services - Subsidiary of LabCorp....

Not only are the pharmaceutical businesses heavily involved in genomics, Labcorp owns and operated...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Quest Diagnostics and Google Empower Patients and Physicians to Share Diagnostic Test Results Online Quest Diagnostics and Google Empower Patients and Physicians to Share Diagnostic Test Results Online

  Many physicians are already connected with Quest Labs.   You can find out from the website or by ...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Scientists sequence the first entire female DNA Scientists sequence the first entire female DNA

The article states it was about time to update the female side of things after successfully sequenc...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Wall Street Exodus - Fear, Panic and Anger Wall Street Exodus - Fear, Panic and Anger

This article addresses the ongoing need for counseling for the ups and downs of people employed and no longer employed on Wall Street...par...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Private psychiatrists offer free service to troops Private psychiatrists offer free service to troops

The government is in a beg, borrow and steal mode...not enough between the VA and Department of Def...

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Medical Terminology Concerto Medical Terminology Concerto

This is funny....warning it has a couple 4 letter words so you have been warned...amazing work with the piano.....BD http://youtube.com/...

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

IOM Head Says Stronger FDA is Needed IOM Head Says Stronger FDA is Needed

  The recent turn of events has literally put the FDA on somewhat of a hot seat... for an agency tha...

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Get Those Medical Records -Mission Mediconnect Get Those Medical Records -Mission Mediconnect

This is an advertisement, but very entertaining and funny!  BD  http://youtube.com/watch?v=KtS98jp_TLY

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Invibio® Biomaterial Solutions Launches Expanded, Re-designed invibio.com for Quick Access to Comprehensive Information Invibio® Biomaterial Solutions Launches Expanded, Re-designed invibio.com for Quick Access to Comprehensive Information

Updated research page for locating devices as well as expertise...listings of all participating tech...

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cut-free surgery a new frontier for medical device companies Cut-free surgery a new frontier for medical device companies

More surgeries moving in this direction?  It sure is better than having additional scars of the pro...

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

High-Tech Devices Keep the Elderly Safe From Afar High-Tech Devices Keep the Elderly Safe From Afar

Many feel right at home as they know they are not alone...sensors and computers can take the place ...

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

UCLA Health Care Workers Vote for Strike after Fruitless Wages Talks UCLA Health Care Workers Vote for Strike after Fruitless Wages Talks

Hospital strikes continue...several facilities involved here...BD   Union leaders said Friday that ...

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) - personalized medicine 101 Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) - personalized medicine 101

If you have not read up yet on personalized medicine this is a great article that will go through t...

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Locally owned pharmacies see future in personalized prescriptions Locally owned pharmacies see future in personalized prescriptions

Interesting article and makes sense as personalized medicine moves in...there could be a rise for t...

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Breathe slowly to cut your blood pressure Breathe slowly to cut your blood pressure

What happened to taking 10 deep breaths, it appears there's a better solution...the Resperate M...

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mechaphilia - A real mental disorder or a chance to make some money??? Mechaphilia - A real mental disorder or a chance to make some money???

A man that prefers cars...has claimed to have had sex with over 1000 cars?  I think we need some ge...

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Nearly Dead, Woman Comes Back to Life Nearly Dead, Woman Comes Back to Life

  Her heart had stopped 3 times.... 15 hours of no measurable brain waves...she had no heart beat, t...

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

GE Healthcare And Centrak Introduce Bed-Level Location Technology To Help Healthcare Providers Track Tagged Mobile Medical Equipment GE Healthcare And Centrak Introduce Bed-Level Location Technology To Help Healthcare Providers Track Tagged Mobile Medical Equipment

Wireless Plug and Play technology and battery powered...a tag is used for either assets or people a...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Nurses attempt to unionize at Tenet hospital in California Nurses attempt to unionize at Tenet hospital in California

Claiming that they are understaffed and overworked, nurses at a Southern California hospital owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp. have taken ste...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

What Your Cell Phone Knows About You What Your Cell Phone Knows About You

What does your phone know...and how much additional information can it gather.... "Basically, ...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

N.Y. Man Dies From Toxic Aphrodisiac N.Y. Man Dies From Toxic Aphrodisiac

Toad venom...it can disrupt the rhythm of the heart...and illegal.... The alert went out Friday ...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

E-Script Advocates Respond to AMA E-Script Advocates Respond to AMA

The letter is calling for ePrescribing standards....items that will help break down the barriers faced today with the adoption and advancem...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Hero Pup Gets Doggie Pacemaker Hero Pup Gets Doggie Pacemaker

Veterinarians believed she had a heart attack, Medtronics donated the pacemaker... nice story...an...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Facebook for Scientists and Researchers... Facebook for Scientists and Researchers...

Nice post and good use of Web 2.0 with this site...I can see this growing as participating increase...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Icahn reports increased stake in Amylin Pharma Icahn reports increased stake in Amylin Pharma

Recently he has been in the news regarding the Microsoft/Yahoo dispute, but he's still in touch with his BioTech business in San Diego,...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Alvarado Hospital loses dispute with Blue Shield - San Diego Alvarado Hospital loses dispute with Blue Shield - San Diego

Change of ownership from Tenet made no difference in the eyes of the court..and the hospital has to honor contracted rates throughout the en...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Pay us for reading these new PHRs, say internists Pay us for reading these new PHRs, say internists

This article makes some very good points for compensation...with the adding of personal health record information, there will be more for t...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Celebrex vs. Euflexxa Celebrex vs. Euflexxa

Worth looking at if you have knee pain... it is not a pill but rather an injection administered by a physician....BD  More than 10 milli...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Cook Medical Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance Of Evolution(R) Controlled Release Esophageal Stent System Cook Medical Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance Of Evolution(R) Controlled Release Esophageal Stent System

Instead of having a tube this would allow a person to eat in a normal fashion....BD At the Digest...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

L.A. Care to offer incentives for E-Prescribing - Los Angeles L.A. Care to offer incentives for E-Prescribing - Los Angeles

A minimum of 80 prescriptions is required to qualify for incentives...there's also a PDA version for wireless use...working with partne...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Experimental Drug May Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients Walk Experimental Drug May Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients Walk

If the clinical studies go according to plan, Fampridine could be submitted to the FDA for approval at the beginning of next year...so far i...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Deadline Day Comes for the NPI - May 23rd Deadline Day Comes for the NPI - May 23rd

  Today is the deadline for the NPI for health care claims...BD  May 23 is the compliance date for the National Provider Identifier to be...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Crime scene chemical could make hospitals cleaner Crime scene chemical could make hospitals cleaner

When used in dialysis machines, this could show blood traces that are not seen by the naked eye...B...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

The Progressive Blockbuster - Personalized Medicine... The Progressive Blockbuster - Personalized Medicine...

This article does a very good job in explaining the next wave in pharmaceuticals...everyone knows w...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Fast-Tracking Cancer Drugs (CBS News) Fast-Tracking Cancer Drugs (CBS News)

CBS is doing a special report this week on drugs for cancer.  This video has an interview with the Head of Oncology from the FDA and what t...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

"Crystal Ball" Personal Genomics Contest "Crystal Ball" Personal Genomics Contest

Read more about the contest at the link...software used for the contest is free for personal use, b...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Scripps, UCSD hit with fines for errors Scripps, UCSD hit with fines for errors

2 San Diego hospitals were also cited this week...Scripps stated they would appeal...BD  Two Scripps hospitals in La Jolla and both campu...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Personalized medicine for quicker cures, the view from the CEO of Cell Therapeutics... Personalized medicine for quicker cures, the view from the CEO of Cell Therapeutics...

A view of personalized medicine from the CEO point of view....BD  "At my company, Cell Therapeutics Inc., one of our subsidiaries, S...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

CBO Questions I.T. Savings - They just don't get it... CBO Questions I.T. Savings - They just don't get it...

What happened to better health care?  Most of the physicians and clinicians that I know are still i...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Monitors urged for all with high blood pressure Monitors urged for all with high blood pressure

The next question is what kind of monitor... one that you have to remember to take out and take your blood pressure....or one of the new wi...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

FDA to have access to CMS Medicare Data Base...and other government agencies as well in time... FDA to have access to CMS Medicare Data Base...and other government agencies as well in time...

A couple weeks ago I had a couple posts referencing the partner ship with Anthem Blue Cross with ut...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Windows Presentation Foundation & PowerShell Windows Presentation Foundation & PowerShell

  Hard Hat Area:  Programmers.... Server 2008 tidbit.... PowerShell...create some real nice user interfaces...BD  Welcome to the Week of W...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dispense-A-Pill... One More Pill Dispenser Dispense-A-Pill... One More Pill Dispenser

90 days worth and this one is huge!  More pills and more pill dispensers...and of course the alarms...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

E-Health 2.0 Is Looking Healthy E-Health 2.0 Is Looking Healthy

Who knows with social networks and the software developing from new applications..."Gene has just posted his ultrasound on the wall&qu...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Medical Horror: Comatose & Forced to Leave Medical Horror: Comatose & Forced to Leave

States like Arizona have been very aggressive with enforcing...why is this done...cost...same old thing...nobody wants to pay the bill, or ...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Kaiser Family Foundation creates new online tool that provides latest health policy facts and data Kaiser Family Foundation creates new online tool that provides latest health policy facts and data

It's wonderful that all this information is out there...only one common problem with all of it... INFORMATION OVERLOAD.... are there no...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008
 
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