Carmichael: Health Guaranteed- New Book Addressing Healthcare in the US... Carmichael: Health Guaranteed- New Book Addressing Healthcare in the US...

" Read it twice and call your congressman in the morning."... maybe what we have been wai...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Duke University -Learning Science with Team-Based Learning and a Tablet PC Duke University -Learning Science with Team-Based Learning and a Tablet PC

Great story on using Tablet PCs in the biology teaching and learning environment.. this instructor ...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

US cancer researchers attack federal budget cuts US cancer researchers attack federal budget cuts

" However, the NCI director did not hold out much hope in the upcoming presidential elections,...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Five of the World's Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals Five of the World's Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals

Nice article and very informative about the technology being used in these 5 hospitals, but somewha...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Can a new blood test enable personalized chemotherapy? Can a new blood test enable personalized chemotherapy?

We have all heard of personalized medicine, but now the potential of personalized chemotherapy for some forms of cancer... the clinical st...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Company that makes medical devices for kids enjoys its own growth spurt Company that makes medical devices for kids enjoys its own growth spurt

One other growing area, medical devices for kids...this company creates orthopaedic devices for chi...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hospital agrees to $1-million settlement for Patient Dumping Hospital agrees to $1-million settlement for Patient Dumping

Over the last 2 years, there have been more than 50 cases of alleged patient dumping...the last being a hospital in Orange County, CA...als...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

And now for something completely different...A Robotic Symphony... And now for something completely different...A Robotic Symphony...

We have all seen the Robo Doctors either at the hospital or on the web, but here's a new twist that I couldn't help but posting... ...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Taking computer chat to a whole new level - Wheelchairs Taking computer chat to a whole new level - Wheelchairs

We have already seen cars that allow us to talk, and the next level is wheelchairs for the disabled that one will be able to speak commands...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

A New Clinical Trial To Examine TORISEL Plus Avastin For First-Line Treatment Of Advanced Kidney Cancer A New Clinical Trial To Examine TORISEL Plus Avastin For First-Line Treatment Of Advanced Kidney Cancer

Big pharma continues to move in the direction of biotech investments and clinical research in cance...

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Chocolate - Good for Diabetic Health - Study Chocolate - Good for Diabetic Health - Study

More studies on healthy chocolate...more research is needed, but this looks to be promising... it&#...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Blogging--It's Good for You and your Health... Blogging--It's Good for You and your Health...

Not only does it have the potential to make one feel better, but think of the knowledge one gains i...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

One Note 2007 EMR Suite Updated - The Ablet Factory One Note 2007 EMR Suite Updated - The Ablet Factory

From the Ablet Factory, and I feature the updates on the blog as changes are made...The Ablet Fact...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Pharmacopeia Advances Strategic Plan to Focus Resources - Decreasing workforce by 15% Pharmacopeia Advances Strategic Plan to Focus Resources - Decreasing workforce by 15%

PRINCETON, N.J., May 30 -- Pharmacopeia (Nasdaq: PCOP - News), an innovator in the discovery and development of novel small molecule therape...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Bikini-clad women make men impatient Bikini-clad women make men impatient

And now for one of the strange studies of the day ...I guess it states that men should go buy a a b...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Schering-Plough and Merck have managed to fool an estimated 75% of U.S. physicians. Schering-Plough and Merck have managed to fool an estimated 75% of U.S. physicians.

The stories and concerns over Vitorin and Zetia continue...but the number of prescriptions are beginning to dwindle...BD  Today in an SEC...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Microsoft linking Silverlight, Ruby on Rails Microsoft linking Silverlight, Ruby on Rails

Hard Hat Area:   Ruby on Rails, Iron Ruby, Light Ruby...Iron Ruby to work with Silverlight and Windo...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Governor's Proposed Cuts May Hurt Entire System, Not Just Medi-Cal Governor's Proposed Cuts May Hurt Entire System, Not Just Medi-Cal

Would the impending Medi-Cal cuts lead to an entire meltdown of the health care system in California...the CMA feels this could very well h...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Flip-Flops,  High Heels, or Bare Foot.... Flip-Flops, High Heels, or Bare Foot....

What's on our feet today...interesting studies showing that some of today's footwear can ca...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

The Efficient MD -Eavesdrop on Doctors and Medical Students on Twitter The Efficient MD -Eavesdrop on Doctors and Medical Students on Twitter

  One MD discusses using Twitter ....several others are beginning to use the platform and I have sig...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Ten Dumb Things About Medicare Ten Dumb Things About Medicare

Here's the first 2...visit the site and read the rest...some good points made here..BD  Reimbursement - At least in my field, it is ne...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Zynx Offers Decision Support for Chemo Zynx Offers Decision Support for Chemo

Real Time Peer to Peer information...allows the clinician to drill down quickly to study and read t...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

UK Drops NHS Contractor Fujitsu - Cerner Continues UK Drops NHS Contractor Fujitsu - Cerner Continues

Cerner, as a subcontractor will continue with other areas inclduing the Choose and Book portion of ...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Scripps gets $20M to speed research to patients - San Diego Scripps gets $20M to speed research to patients - San Diego

The focus to to bring biomedical research benefits and information to patients...and of course working more with understanding genomics...B...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

US soldiers in high-tuberculosis areas face new epidemic: false positives US soldiers in high-tuberculosis areas face new epidemic: false positives

Retesting is occurring as up to 30 to 100 percent of the tests show negative...we experience the same thing with some virus detection softwa...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Body's baking soda used to catch cancer early - MRI Body's baking soda used to catch cancer early - MRI

New technique in the works from GE with clinical trials, measuring levels of baking soda that live naturally in the body...MRI can pick up ...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

GE Healthcare IT Announces Kryptiq E-Prescribing GE Healthcare IT Announces Kryptiq E-Prescribing

This is already offered under the GE portal for secure messaging and document management...now GE w...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fox News worker sues over bedbugs in NY office Fox News worker sues over bedbugs in NY office

Bed Bugs go to work too...someone else using the workstation is the culprit it appears from the art...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Surgeons Oppose Plan to Pay More for Primary Care Surgeons Oppose Plan to Pay More for Primary Care

Surgeons have a mind set of their own and is somewhat of a "poke" inside health care, but...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Online sites pump up organ donor registrations Online sites pump up organ donor registrations

This is good news all the way around...BD  The number of Americans registering to be organ donors...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Grassley's War on Cancer Patients Grassley's War on Cancer Patients

Good insight and commentary here from the "inside" track...are members of Congress helpin...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Market Grows for Surgical Robots Market Grows for Surgical Robots

The DaVinci system and other robotics slated to grow at more than 25% in the upcoming years...I post many articles here as they become avai...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

FDA's foot dragging hurts Canada's biotech firms FDA's foot dragging hurts Canada's biotech firms

The entire world somewhat looks to the US FDA approval process...which is one of the best accredited, but again due to lack of technology, ...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wacky World of Generics...Timing is Everything... Wacky World of Generics...Timing is Everything...

Who's on first, the story of the generic pipeline...sometimes generic drugs also get a "sta...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ear Scope GXL - High-End Endoscope Ear Scope GXL - High-End Endoscope

Now you can see what is in your ears while cleaning too....interesting device as it can go beyond j...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Prison for Man With H.I.V. Who Spit on a Police Officer Prison for Man With H.I.V. Who Spit on a Police Officer

Luckily none of the officers contracted HIV, but it shows how society has changed and how we look at the science behind the virus...BD  D...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pfizer Counterattacks on Smoking-Cessation Drug Chantix Pfizer Counterattacks on Smoking-Cessation Drug Chantix

Pfizer to combat the bad press from the FAA...and more...BD  A week after Pfizer’s smoking-cessation drug Chantix got knocked around for ...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Electronic records improve the quality of health care but high cost still a barrier Electronic records improve the quality of health care but high cost still a barrier

One hospital allocates a portion of their computer servers memory to another hospital or to a private practice MD...the cost of renting spa...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Human Genome Project Head to Step Down Human Genome Project Head to Step Down

Geneticist Francis Collins moves on after mapping the human genome and seeing a pet project legislation barring genetic discrimination beco...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hospital replaces Microsoft Exchange for Linux-based clone Hospital replaces Microsoft Exchange for Linux-based clone

PostPath Server, which is Linux and is pretty much a clone of Exchange.. licensing had to be in the picture for savings here..and it works ...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Centinela Hospital's cuts create anxiety in South L.A. Centinela Hospital's cuts create anxiety in South L.A.

Hospitals owned by Prime are not bound to the normal contracts, thus they have the option of billin...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Favrille Closes upon Drug Trial Failure... Favrille Closes upon Drug Trial Failure...

As a small Bio Tech company, they may only get one chance to make it as this story tells...and the ...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

From Blockbuster Medicine to Personalized Medicine From Blockbuster Medicine to Personalized Medicine

This is a good article from Medscape and well worth reading...you will need to set up a log on acco...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Connecticut Sues McKesson on Racketeering Charges Connecticut Sues McKesson on Racketeering Charges

Charges include violating anti-trust laws as well as racketeering....BD  BOSTON (Reuters) May 28 - The state of Connecticut sued McKesson...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

HMO must pay for child's cancer treatment HMO must pay for child's cancer treatment

This time it took the state's supreme court to make a ruling..BD  MADISON, Wis. - A health maintenance organization was wrong to refu...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sneaky Attempt to Impose Medicaid Regulation Sneaky Attempt to Impose Medicaid Regulation

  UPDATE:   A couple other sites have also picked up on the attempt made by Leavitt...judge found am...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bill would let pharmacies sell patient medical records - CA Bill would let pharmacies sell patient medical records - CA

From another standpoint...more paper to throw away...right now I have a garbage can right next to m...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Microsoft Increases Grant Funding for HealthVault Microsoft Increases Grant Funding for HealthVault

As I posted earlier last month, the HealthVault Solutions meeting is coming up next month...Microsof...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Specialty" Pharma Companies Band Together "Specialty" Pharma Companies Band Together

When small companies can't be heard, they band together like this group of Specialty drug compa...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

How the new Stark rules affect you - Medical Economics How the new Stark rules affect you - Medical Economics

I have had some questions lately about the Stark laws, so this is a good article form Medical Economics that will present quite a few answe...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Facebook, Twitter, new marketing tools for Pharma Facebook, Twitter, new marketing tools for Pharma

Interesting article...I don't think blogs are dead news yet by any means, but John Mack makes ...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New And Improved Drugs?  Pharma and the "Me Too" Concept New And Improved Drugs? Pharma and the "Me Too" Concept

At Kaiser Permanente they do not include Invega on the list of drugs, as the active ingredient of I...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008