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

Woman Loses Home Over $68 Dental Bill Woman Loses Home Over $68 Dental Bill

We have all heard the stories...now here is a real story with health care at the root of losing a h...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

RTX Healthcare launch Wireless Telehealth Monitor with built-in GSM/GPRS mobile phone technology RTX Healthcare launch Wireless Telehealth Monitor with built-in GSM/GPRS mobile phone technology

Press Release below ....through wireless monitoring the information is sent to the physician, hospi...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cancer Patients Can Still Fight - Clinical Trials.gov Website Cancer Patients Can Still Fight - Clinical Trials.gov Website

For a list of trial you can go here, to the ClinicalTrials.gov site.... you can also search the sit...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tenet will Offer Online Bill Pay Tenet will Offer Online Bill Pay

View and pay with Tenet hospitals.... coming soon....BD  Tenet Healthcare will implement a Web-based bill payment application from NCR Co...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

More patients with drug-coated cardiac stents indicating improved survival More patients with drug-coated cardiac stents indicating improved survival

New studies are now showing the benefits...but then we come back to the over all cost as one of the stents coated with drugs costs about $2...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

This is a good thing, and let's hope it has more teeth than HIPAA...and down the road as the le...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Medical group sues over doctor ranking Medical group sues over doctor ranking

What's the best answer here... have the insurance companies stop rating the doctors...plain and...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Who’s hacking your PACS - About Medical Device Security... Who’s hacking your PACS - About Medical Device Security...

Very good article addressing medical devices and the certification processes...they are not bullet ...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pre-Paid, Basic Cell Phones On Decline Pre-Paid, Basic Cell Phones On Decline

This goes back to my series about "Are you still just using your cell phone for phone calls" that I did a while back... with heal...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hospitals in L.A., Orange counties are fined for putting patients at risk Hospitals in L.A., Orange counties are fined for putting patients at risk

More hospitals in southern California cited for not addressing patient issues and some resulted in ...

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Sphere Search Feature Added to the Medical Quack New Sphere Search Feature Added to the Medical Quack

  There's a new area on the blog to find additional publications and articles related to the st...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The FDA's Cancer Chief Speaks Out The FDA's Cancer Chief Speaks Out

Interview conducted by BusinessWeek magazine...discussing clinical trials, biotechs, and patients....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Family Physicians Issue California Health Care Report Family Physicians Issue California Health Care Report

  “The California Academy of Family Physicians supports comprehensive health care reform, universal...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008