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

Xobni for Outlook Plug In - Outstanding! Xobni for Outlook Plug In - Outstanding!

If you have not heard about this product, check it out... I have used it for a few months now and ...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

The invasion of the Bedbugs - NYC Commuters The invasion of the Bedbugs - NYC Commuters

They are probably living everywhere where there is upholstered seats...think of it, movie theaters,...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Genomic Research and Personalized Medicine: An Expert Interview with Francis Collins, MD, PhD Genomic Research and Personalized Medicine: An Expert Interview with Francis Collins, MD, PhD

Good article well worth reading...and it points out some of the areas where we already have persona...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Nobody Does it better - Docs Excel at Suicide Nobody Does it better - Docs Excel at Suicide

"Medical know-how puts doctors at greater suicide risk; new campaign aims to ease stigma"....

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Nuns Sell the Hospital that Nobody Wanted Nuns Sell the Hospital that Nobody Wanted

  Update:   Good news as the hospital in Illinois was slated to be closed...as it could not even rea...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Committee Evaluates Impact Of Planned Cut To Medicare Physician Fee Payments, USA Committee Evaluates Impact Of Planned Cut To Medicare Physician Fee Payments, USA

We all know the end result here if this passes and I truly hope stories like this one with Medica...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

More Hepatitis C Cases Tied to Las Vegas Clinic More Hepatitis C Cases Tied to Las Vegas Clinic

I truly hope this does not turn out to be one of those "economic" decision stories with the clinic re-using syringes to keep the ...

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Friday, May 09, 2008

NHS shake-up to axe hospital services NHS shake-up to axe hospital services

Patients in the UK may now have to travel further distances for health care as the NHS consolidates and merges it services...and according ...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

WellPoint wins multimillion-dollar Medicare contract to outsource several administrative functions WellPoint wins multimillion-dollar Medicare contract to outsource several administrative functions

Does this mean that Medicare has outsourced part of it's administration and that the insurance company will be handling appeals, audit...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Kaiser Permanente members targeted in hospital billing dispute Kaiser Permanente members targeted in hospital billing dispute

More disputes among hospitals...Kaiser once more slated as not paying the bills...after just settling with Tenet a couple months ago for th...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Medicare fee cuts could devastate rehabilitation services Medicare fee cuts could devastate rehabilitation services

Medicare requires patients to obtain a referral from a physician to see a therapist...well it rolls...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Mayo Clinic Enables Mobility Solutions to Enhance Patient Care Mayo Clinic Enables Mobility Solutions to Enhance Patient Care

It will supply wireless services for 5,000 mobile users and 1,000 with wireless Voice over IP Phones...in addition there are a multitude of...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Department of Justice Gets in On Vytoringate Department of Justice Gets in On Vytoringate

Can trials be completed sooner...biotech might have some answers in the long run with genomic assistance....BD  Add a few U.S. attorneys ...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

At Merck, Some Layoffs Are Made By PowerPoint At Merck, Some Layoffs Are Made By PowerPoint

  Talk about controlling who sees and who has confidential data ...the automation process can become very chilling...no human elements left?...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Homeless services to boost healthcare through donated EHR Homeless services to boost healthcare through donated EHR

Nice....one interesting item is the Mobile Health Clinic offered ...it is much like the Dream Cente...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

ReWalk...Rehab... ReWalk...Rehab...

The device is now in clinical trials and hopefully available next year...video at the site to watch ...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Sermo - Doctor's Unite Sermo - Doctor's Unite

Sermo, the physicians social network has an open letter for any MD interested to digitally sign and ...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

FDA Is Urged To Ban Ortho-Evra Patch FDA Is Urged To Ban Ortho-Evra Patch

  The warnings are nothing new, as I myself have used such products and my physician warned me year...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Ambulances for the Dead Ambulances for the Dead

  The organs will be harvested, and then the choice of "yes" or "no" comes in to...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

E-prescribing: Where they go after government service E-prescribing: Where they go after government service

They turn into investment experts...or firms that leverage funds....but why not invest in the physicians...they are the front line individu...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

E-prescribing:  Please get everyone on the same team! E-prescribing: Please get everyone on the same team!

Why and again I ask why is the 10% pay cut coming in to play here when we can't get the DEA to endorse e-prescribing ...many physicians ...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Officials Testify on Disaster Plans Officials Testify on Disaster Plans

Hmmmm....don't know where the thought process is here...how about the fact that so many hospitals need help with technology to handle t...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

University Of Southern California Receives Nearly $27 Million In Funding For New Stem Cell Research Facility University Of Southern California Receives Nearly $27 Million In Funding For New Stem Cell Research Facility

Other related stories at the links below for other universities in California..here's the breakdown from yesterday's post...BD  N...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hackers' posts on epilepsy forum cause migraines, seizures Hackers' posts on epilepsy forum cause migraines, seizures

Cruel and mean...yes...one other thing comes to mind as well...flashing pictures also play havoc with those individuals who have vision pro...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

More ex-pharma execs joining the ranks of the BioTech Industry More ex-pharma execs joining the ranks of the BioTech Industry

BioTech, the new Big Pharma?  BD  John LaMattina, a chemist who retired as head of Pfizer R&D last year, has been named to the board ...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Fed Up With Bureaucracy, A Family Doc Gives Up On Tricare Fed Up With Bureaucracy, A Family Doc Gives Up On Tricare

One more article on how complex it is for a physician to get paid...from the government....and this is a plan for retired military individu...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Zamzar - online file conversion Zamzar - online file conversion

This could be help and interest...an online document conversion service...no software to install......

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

UroToday Inc. Launches A Unique Open Access Journal UroToday Inc. Launches A Unique Open Access Journal

Free and open resources....with a current audience of over 55,000 professionals..BD UroToday Inc...

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Thursday, May 08, 2008