Pharmacogenomics of Chemotherapy Pharmacogenomics of Chemotherapy

Nice video from the Doctor’s Channel explaining the doctors work on genetic profiling with his work ...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Widget Resources on the Medical Quack Widget Resources on the Medical Quack

If you enjoy what you see and read here, you can now add the Medical Quack widget to your blog or we...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

HealthVault Partners Announce Integrated Applications HealthVault Partners Announce Integrated Applications

More news from Microsoft and partners on the HealthVault this week. About a month ago I posted on ...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Car for Diabetics - Medgadget Car for Diabetics - Medgadget

The cars are coming that will help with blood sugar…visit the site below for more details.  This co...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Doctor gets ugly at the gas pump – Cypress, California Doctor gets ugly at the gas pump – Cypress, California

Are doctors under stress today …this one was, could have been other things going on, running late f...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Medical Tech Uses Body's Skin to Connect Implants and wearable medical devices New Medical Tech Uses Body's Skin to Connect Implants and wearable medical devices

One device to connect all implants or portable gadgets used.  This truly looks like the “connected ...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

EHRs go beyond treatment – Social Security Pilot Program with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston EHRs go beyond treatment – Social Security Pilot Program with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston

The Social Security Administration also has an interest and has a project in place to automate the p...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

HHS considers adding genetic information to EHRs HHS considers adding genetic information to EHRs

This has been the first public announcement I have heard on the topic, even though I began commentin...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

HealthVault Be Well Recipients Named… HealthVault Be Well Recipients Named…

A couple months ago I had posted on the this topic with the information needed to apply. Today the ...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Voters back cuts but don't know what to slice - California Voters back cuts but don't know what to slice - California

Same thing holds true for a national level .  There are not enough people in office with enough technical knowledge in either area and thu...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

23andMe in Second Life! 23andMe in Second Life!

The Google Genomics company is now coming to 2nd Life.  This could be a good learning experience to find out what Personalized Medicine and ...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

CCHIT to Certify Personal Health Records CCHIT to Certify Personal Health Records

Well we knew this one could not be far behind as EHRs and EMRS go through the process and since the...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Puffy Eyes and Preparation H Puffy Eyes and Preparation H

Preparation H is making some kind of a comeback today for uses other than what it is supposed to be...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Passive Aggressive Anger Release Machine smashes fine china, doesn't give your quarter back Passive Aggressive Anger Release Machine smashes fine china, doesn't give your quarter back

I can easily think of many places on these little items could come in handy, like the waiting room ...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What’s It Like Being a Doctor? What’s It Like Being a Doctor?

Very nice article, and right to the point and with a little humor as well.  Primary care physici...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Invites Scientists To Apply For Grant Award Program Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Invites Scientists To Apply For Grant Award Program

Awards to be made December 2008 and funding begins January 2009.  BD  The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) invites scient...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

TrackThis: Twitter on Drugs for Mail Order Prescriptions…Track Fedex, UPS, DHL Packages… TrackThis: Twitter on Drugs for Mail Order Prescriptions…Track Fedex, UPS, DHL Packages…

I like this new use for Twitter.  Anybody tracking any mail order prescriptions?   Well the process...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Health decisions with an eye to the bottom line Health decisions with an eye to the bottom line

Anyone who has been to the doctor is well aware of the cost factors, yet it is what continues to dr...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sanofi: Acomplia demonstrates better glucose control Sanofi: Acomplia demonstrates better glucose control

I might add this, will diabetics become more depressed if they can’t control their glucose?  We don’t want to add to depression, but I woul...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Recession Depression: Economy's Toll on Your Health Recession Depression: Economy's Toll on Your Health

Unfortunately, there’s no pill in sight to cure this…the answer lies in how we live our lives, and work with each other as caring humans, s...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

FDA Budget Swells as Administration Bows to Congress FDA Budget Swells as Administration Bows to Congress

The basis of the current affairs of the FDA are not unlike many other stories being told today.  We live in a world of transparency, and we ...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

UCSF, Pfizer sign collaborative research deal - California UCSF, Pfizer sign collaborative research deal - California

More private money going towards grants to research and create new drugs…pharma is looking to expan...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Scientists say garlic can beat superbug MRSA Scientists say garlic can beat superbug MRSA

This is a breakthrough by all means, as MRSA is everywhere, hospitals and in our every day environm...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

One In Four Adults Too Busy To See Their Older Fathers One In Four Adults Too Busy To See Their Older Fathers

With Father’s Day on the horizon, this deserves a note, not a good survey, but one that takes a loo...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wishes, prayers for fighter – Senator Kennedy Wishes, prayers for fighter – Senator Kennedy

There’s no place like home and family and friends at a time like this, and the Senator is working his way through after the procedure.  Som...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

4 die as medical copter crashes on the way to Houston 4 die as medical copter crashes on the way to Houston

Stories like this are tragic, when devoted healthcare individuals meet a fate such as this when working to save another individual’s life. ...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

National health insurance would improve care - Opinion National health insurance would improve care - Opinion

National Health Insurance is always a heated issue.  To make a drastic change and re-invent the ent...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

FDA Bars Doctors from Drug Trials… FDA Bars Doctors from Drug Trials…

It took a very long time for anything to legally happen, some up to a decade.  I guess Merck was not alone with ghostwriters, as other inci...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Insurers expand use of doctor rankings – Why not have the physicians rank the Insurers for the sake of transparency… Insurers expand use of doctor rankings – Why not have the physicians rank the Insurers for the sake of transparency…

The ranking of physicians continues amidst law suits being filed.  This may be a bit absurd, but wh...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Anxiety Over Health Insurance Shapes Life Choices Anxiety Over Health Insurance Shapes Life Choices

Marriages being based on health insurance… related story here.   Some are financially able to pay for insurance but can’t get coverage due ...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Video Game Technology helps surgeons operate on beating hearts – Cardiac Surgeons see better with Stereoscope Glasses Video Game Technology helps surgeons operate on beating hearts – Cardiac Surgeons see better with Stereoscope Glasses

3D ultrasound guidance - clinical trials could begin with children with ASD this year.   Trials had...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Fix Cellulite Without Surgery? Fix Cellulite Without Surgery?

  The cost is about a quarter of what surgery would cost.   In the example in the film, the machine ...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

The “Have A Nice Day” Syndrome… The “Have A Nice Day” Syndrome…

This is something I have found of late that runs a muck all over.  Years ago it started ...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Microsoft's Device Manners Policy Patent Enforces "No-Talking Zones" Microsoft's Device Manners Policy Patent Enforces "No-Talking Zones"

You have to love this one, every single one of us has experienced the “rude cell phone” user, and...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Personal Information Sent To Wrong Customer by Insurance Company Personal Information Sent To Wrong Customer by Insurance Company

This is absolutely scary, and be sure to watch the video at the site .  More than likely a human er...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Patient Web sites used for news, support in crisis Patient Web sites used for news, support in crisis

Good story on how networking through the Internet can work.  A very popular and simple platform to use as well is Facebook.  Yes, I said a ...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Jay Parkinson Says Hello to Franchising Jay Parkinson Says Hello to Franchising

Dr. Parkinson has come a long way.  I remember back to last year on the first post on how he was doing business in New York, and his interv...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Antarctica base gets 16,500 condoms before darkness Antarctica base gets 16,500 condoms before darkness

Somewhat gives a new meaning to slipping in to darkness…BD  WELLINGTON (Reuters) - One of the last shipments to a U.S. research base in A...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

UK to give waterless washing machine a spin UK to give waterless washing machine a spin

We all know the meaning of the word clean, so here’s something new, a washing machine with very little water!  A chip in the washing machin...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

PDA with a projected keyboard to Type PDA with a projected keyboard to Type

I could very well see this being useful with medical information on a cell phone for times when you ...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Medicare Announces Additional Funding For Health Insurance Counseling Programs For 2008 Medicare Announces Additional Funding For Health Insurance Counseling Programs For 2008

  It would still be much more beneficial to simply the entire process.   Of late I have had many ind...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Microchip Biotechnologies nears $15M in new funding – DNA Analysis competition Microchip Biotechnologies nears $15M in new funding – DNA Analysis competition

The search and competition for DNA and sequencing continues, and so do the areas of research.  There is also the competition for the X Priz...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

The best ways to protect your identity online The best ways to protect your identity online

It seems almost every week I am posting some type of article about online identity, why, because it’s important.  We monitor our children’s...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

FDA Brand Name Review… FDA Brand Name Review…

One more new potential project for the FDA, but what this might signify is a move towards some type of standardization when it comes to the...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

New Yorkers uneasy over organ-harvesting ambulance project New Yorkers uneasy over organ-harvesting ambulance project

Good points made in this article, Americans are worried more about having health care than getting an organ. The concept is good in theory...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay

For years big pharma has subsidized research and that was a common practice for many years, and I’m...

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Cancer Treatment  – Is It Becoming just another Commodity? Cancer Treatment – Is It Becoming just another Commodity?

Choices in the past have been limited, but today that is not always the case.  Patient advocacies h...

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Monday, June 09, 2008
 
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