Health Cost Crisis Coming – Economist… Health Cost Crisis Coming – Economist…

The article states this should have been addressed 10 years ago..which is true…but this is today, s...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bush calls on G8 to fulfill aid commitments to Africa Bush calls on G8 to fulfill aid commitments to Africa

We have US citizens in need too, nothing against being charitable, but what about the the upcoming budget cuts coming up here with a veto lo...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

J&J And The Red Cross Resolve Trademark Suit J&J And The Red Cross Resolve Trademark Suit

This has to go down as one of the most useless lawsuits of all times…BD  After nearly a year of wr...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

AARP Urges Lawmakers To Act Quickly AARP Urges Lawmakers To Act Quickly

AARP gets in to action with their letter to congress relative to the pending Medicare and Medicaid ...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

CIGNA Reaches across Borders to Improve Health Care CIGNA Reaches across Borders to Improve Health Care

This has a strange sound of somewhat promoting medical tourism and other potential resources outside the US, since the first area to be give...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sleep Texting Is Like Sleepwalking, But for Text Messaging Sleep Texting Is Like Sleepwalking, But for Text Messaging

Are you texting in your sleep?  I can see the younger folks perhaps having this affliction as it is...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Family Caregivers Website from Intel Family Caregivers Website from Intel

The site is complete with forums for exchanging information.  One more resource for information in ...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

FDA warns about fraudulent cancer treatments FDA warns about fraudulent cancer treatments

Vitamin and Mineral supplements are one thing, but I can see where this can get out of hand on the Internet.  When checking on products cla...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

AP to meet with blogging group to form guidelines AP to meet with blogging group to form guidelines

Being I am a blogger I have to address this topic somewhere along the line.  I hope this can all work out favorably for everyone.  We all h...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

US Senator Wants Probe Into Pharma Outsourcing US Senator Wants Probe Into Pharma Outsourcing

Probably not a bad idea to look in to who and where some of the outsource companies would be. In ot...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Windows SteadyState – Manage a PC and reset to original settings without re-imaging Windows SteadyState – Manage a PC and reset to original settings without re-imaging

Tech Hint:   If you are managing a computer with more than one person accessing, this is a good tool...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Site Offers Telephonic Medical Services Site Offers Telephonic Medical Services

The site offers help within 3 hours or it’s free.  You also get a Free medical records to store onl...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Estée Lauder, Lancôme to launch vibrating mascaras Estée Lauder, Lancôme to launch vibrating mascaras

Make up is getting easier these days too…vibrating mascara…what will they think of next.  Although ...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Rural's Schedule: How to Have a Life Rural's Schedule: How to Have a Life

One physician’s answers on how to have a life start right out with his Google Calendar.  Good insig...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Global Biotech Sales Grew 12.5 Percent in 2007, Exceeding $75 Billion Global Biotech Sales Grew 12.5 Percent in 2007, Exceeding $75 Billion

While pharmaceutical companies are struggling , Biotech continues to grow at a rapid rate, and is p...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Gay men and straight women share brain detail Gay men and straight women share brain detail

Scientific research on why we have variances, with gay and straight individuals.  Perhaps as genomics continues to mature there might be mo...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A New Valve With No Open-Heart Surgery – Breakthrough Technology… A New Valve With No Open-Heart Surgery – Breakthrough Technology…

With the narrowing of the aortic valve, this new procedure offers some very dramatic results, witho...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Maryland Gov. proposes $1.1B biotech funding package Maryland Gov. proposes $1.1B biotech funding package

Just like California and Massachusetts, other states are finding value in promoting bio tech industries. A recent story focused on the numb...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Florida Payers Move on e-Prescribing Florida Payers Move on e-Prescribing

The move for e-Prescribing is definitely picking up momentum.  What is needed though is a channeled ...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

United Health Group and PacifiCare announce $6.2 million grants United Health Group and PacifiCare announce $6.2 million grants

The article lists the grants for northern California, but nothing yet for southern California.  Great effort, and a big chunk of money, but...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Local Man Sentenced For Deleting Medical Records – San Diego Local Man Sentenced For Deleting Medical Records – San Diego

This story strikes me as being very strange, as audit trails run on everything that is done today, ...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

John McCain Hides His Military Records... When is John "Straight Talk" McCain gonna play it Straight? John McCain Hides His Military Records... When is John "Straight Talk" McCain gonna play it Straight?

I might make one simple observation here, Mr . McCain doesn’t know how to use a computer , to this could prove to be a trying task here with...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hungry FDA Official Orders Massive Pot Pie Recall Hungry FDA Official Orders Massive Pot Pie Recall

The FDA has been on the Hot Seat lately, but this is humorous listening to the recall, bring forks and napkins with each pot pie.   BD  ...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Hot flashes underreported and linked to forgetfulness? Hot flashes underreported and linked to forgetfulness?

Women unfortunately can all pretty much relate to these and I don’t think there’s one of us alive ...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Patients rarely use online ratings to pick physicians ... Patients rarely use online ratings to pick physicians ...

  So why are they still posted on the web?   You are not going to get all the information you really...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Perot launches Web site about government spending Perot launches Web site about government spending

On the site there’s also a section of the blog dedicated to Healthcare.  Perot systems has a rather...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Medical litter: Device debris poses serious risk Medical litter: Device debris poses serious risk

As a patient you would have no way of knowing a device has been left inside.  There are new technol...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Bill of Health-Self Service in the ER Bill of Health-Self Service in the ER

For the health provider, self serve kiosk are a huge time saver.  When you stop and think of the fa...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Longs Drugs Partners With Google on the Launch of Google Health Longs Drugs Partners With Google on the Launch of Google Health

As time moves on, I would almost guess that the retail pharmacies and labs will not limit themselves to Google, and would also be adding the...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

MDs: Secret shoppers aren't cure MDs: Secret shoppers aren't cure

There are 2 sides to this, and I would guess it would all depend on what the secret shopper would be looking for.  Personally myself, I thi...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Why E-Prescribing Hasn't Caught On Why E-Prescribing Hasn't Caught On

The same old issues once more, and again the big portion is the resistance of the DEA to allow 4 part prescriptions to use the format.  Doct...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

The Rustling Beneath The Sheets The Rustling Beneath The Sheets

This has to be one of the worst ER stories I have heard, especially the gory details.  Roaches comin...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

California Orders Stop To Gene Testing California Orders Stop To Gene Testing

Following the recent example of New York, DNA testing is out for now by using companies on the web.  Navigenics and 23and Me (started by Go...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Orion Genomics, Johns Hopkins sign licensing agreement for colorectal cancer biomarker Orion Genomics, Johns Hopkins sign licensing agreement for colorectal cancer biomarker

This will enable to locate patients at risk of developing sporadic colorectal cancer and perhaps find pre-cancerous polyps ahead of time.  ...

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

UK insurers extend freeze on genetic testing UK insurers extend freeze on genetic testing

The voluntary ban goes for another 6 years, so consumers can continue to purchase life insurance.  Doctors can order genetic tests for vari...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Intel's future tech for robots and health care Intel's future tech for robots and health care

Interesting pictures of what Intel is working on for health care.  We have everything else at home,...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Americans Want Next President To Prioritize Health IT Efforts Americans Want Next President To Prioritize Health IT Efforts

In addition, Health Information Technology has a series of upcoming web events to to teach interop...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

More readers get their news from Blogs today…. More readers get their news from Blogs today….

Good article from Switched…where do they get their news – the Blogs!   I thank everyone who tunes i...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Abbott Laboratories Opens New State-of-the-Art R&D Facility to Help Bring Medicines to Patients Faster; Company Invests $53M Abbott Laboratories Opens New State-of-the-Art R&D Facility to Help Bring Medicines to Patients Faster; Company Invests $53M

The focus for the new facility will be cancer drugs and research.  The hopes here are to provide a ...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

American Medical Association to consider endorsing undercover patients American Medical Association to consider endorsing undercover patients

In other industries, this is called the “secret shoppers” network, or you could call this the placeb...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

You've Had a Genetic Test, Now What – Coriell Institute has some answers…Delaware You've Had a Genetic Test, Now What – Coriell Institute has some answers…Delaware

Coriell University will begin offering free tests for 10,000 participants, and included is the educ...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

AstraZeneca Reps Strike Gold in China's Provinces AstraZeneca Reps Strike Gold in China's Provinces

Actually the out performed Pfizer in China, so more reps on the streets in China worked, but again, the competition was probably nothing lik...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

AARP 'Troubled' By Senate's Vote To Block Medicare Improvements - Baucus Bill Would Have Protected Premiums, Boosted Benefits AARP 'Troubled' By Senate's Vote To Block Medicare Improvements - Baucus Bill Would Have Protected Premiums, Boosted Benefits

As posted yesterday the Baucus bill died in the Senate and AARP is not happy with the results as we...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

FDA Approvals – will outsourcing and new budgets help? FDA Approvals – will outsourcing and new budgets help?

The fees charged by outsourced companies for inspections can be high as well due to the small numbe...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Criminal background hits for health care applicants approach 17% Criminal background hits for health care applicants approach 17%

The study also indicated that 50% percent of of health care applicants had employment histories that could not be verified or had extreme d...

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Baucus bill dies in Senate today – the bill that would have turned the 11% Medicare Physicians Pay Cut into a 1% Raise Baucus bill dies in Senate today – the bill that would have turned the 11% Medicare Physicians Pay Cut into a 1% Raise

There is one hope left and that is the Grassley Bill, but is 3 weeks enough time?  Hopefully there’...

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Health Care Group Calls for Better Protections Health Care Group Calls for Better Protections

Nationwide study shows that states do not have adequate laws to protect individual health care cons...

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

McCain admits he doesn't know how to use a computer McCain admits he doesn't know how to use a computer

With all the talk about computerized health records, health plans, etc. now why in the world would ...

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Microsoft Tech Connects U. S. Health and Human Services Agencies Microsoft Tech Connects U. S. Health and Human Services Agencies

The full article contains the vendor listing.  Will Microsoft be stepping forward to set some standards in healthcare and be helping in a f...

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Safeway Introduces Generic Drug Discounts - $4.00 Safeway Introduces Generic Drug Discounts - $4.00

The next retailer to add the $4.00 generic prescriptions to their pharmacy benefits.  As soon as th...

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Blues Plan Joins Google Health PHR Blues Plan Joins Google Health PHR

Personal health plans are moving forward with Blue Cross in Massachusetts joining the cause by provi...

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Footballer's Wives Breasts Made Using Stem Cells – The Evolving World of Plastic Surgery… Footballer's Wives Breasts Made Using Stem Cells – The Evolving World of Plastic Surgery…

The face of plastic surgery is changing rapidly today.  Not only are new procedures without surgery...

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Thursday, June 12, 2008
 
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