U.K. woman conceives breast cancer gene-free baby U.K. woman conceives breast cancer gene-free baby

The word guarantee is used a little bit loose here, as the baby is not immune to breast disease but the embryos did not contain the cancero...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

New electrostatic-based DNA microarray technique could revolutionize medical diagnostics – personalized medicine New electrostatic-based DNA microarray technique could revolutionize medical diagnostics – personalized medicine

The “Gene Chips”, aka DNA microarray asssays and RNA counterparts are the tools for the process.  W...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Generic Risperdal Hits the Market Generic Risperdal Hits the Market

No time wasted here, patent expired yesterday, orders shipping today.  Also J and J will release the...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Watermelon may have Viagra-effect Watermelon may have Viagra-effect

  It relaxes blood vessels without any drug side effects!   BD  A cold slice of watermelon has lon...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Flaws in medical coding can kill – Medical Devices Flaws in medical coding can kill – Medical Devices

This article specifically relates to the “code” that is used by devices.  As a coder myself I can t...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Kmart expands generic drug program Kmart expands generic drug program

The news here is more generic drug availability, and $1.00 more than competitors but what’s a dolla...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Bill Gates – “I’m still pretty hardcore” Bill Gates – “I’m still pretty hardcore”

Nice interview from the Nightly News with Bill Gates, reflecting on where he’s going...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Electronic citations speed up ticketing process for police Electronic citations speed up ticketing process for police

Take a look at this photo, what makes this possible, using a Tablet PC in the car.  Now if we could...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Harvard Medical School Deploys Third Brigade For PCI Security Harvard Medical School Deploys Third Brigade For PCI Security

Hard Hat Area:  Health IT – One of the best benefits, protection from SQL Injection attacks from ...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Diagnosis Without Physician Input.. Not recommended… Diagnosis Without Physician Input.. Not recommended…

Good article about how the human touch cannot be removed!  Myself as a tech person I probably research more information than most, but agai...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Serious patient errors at California hospitals disclosed in state filings Serious patient errors at California hospitals disclosed in state filings

California may be the next state to join the ranks, but again as many have questioned, what are the ...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Placebo Television #13: Reader's Digest Response Placebo Television #13: Reader's Digest Response

This has to be one of the best Dr. Doug has put out.  This is good watching for both health care st...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Merck, Schering-Plough end respiratory collaboration Merck, Schering-Plough end respiratory collaboration

Joint drug therapies, are they worth the research funding?  In this case it appears not to be the ca...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

eCardio Diagnostics Introduces Exclusive Extended Monitoring Device eCardio Diagnostics Introduces Exclusive Extended Monitoring Device

The device has real time continuous monitoring and could be useful after surgery procedures for fol...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Choices for Migraines – Medical Device, Drug or both? Choices for Migraines – Medical Device, Drug or both?

Last week I posted about a new potential migraine zapper , a medical device in research that could ...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Follow-On Biologics Legislation Could Save Billions Of Dollars Follow-On Biologics Legislation Could Save Billions Of Dollars

  Personalized Medicine and Genomics are getting some serious attention, why, because it will save ...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Device proves blessing to chronic pain sufferers Device proves blessing to chronic pain sufferers

  Implantables helping with pain.   This one focuses on the spinal cord and the therapy and surgery ...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cancer 'Cure' In Mice To Be Tested In Humans – from Mice to Men or Women Cancer 'Cure' In Mice To Be Tested In Humans – from Mice to Men or Women

The study was announced on June 28th in Los Angeles.  The FDA has approved the study.  500 local p...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

The deals to entice medical students The deals to entice medical students

Want to go to medical school on the government, well a military scholarship could be the answer, but...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Retail Clinics were first, now we have Retail labs… Retail Clinics were first, now we have Retail labs…

First we had retail clinics, now retail labs and no prescription required , so pop in for a quick L...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Medicare audit overreach? Medicare audit overreach?

There have been issues with how the auditing contractors have handled the scenario and Florida and California were able to make some change...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

How Do You Outsource Health Care – You Don’t How Do You Outsource Health Care – You Don’t

Every industry has what is called a “business model’ and different industries can all learn fr...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Medi-Cal providers bracing for pay cut - California Medi-Cal providers bracing for pay cut - California

There’s a lot of focus this week on the Medicare reductions, but in California there’s also the Medi...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Where the money isn't – The Family Practice Where the money isn't – The Family Practice

From Maryland, the physician states 15 years ago he was a wealthy doctor and today he is struggling...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Dangerous drug, do-nothing FDA Dangerous drug, do-nothing FDA

Propoxyphene is the active ingredient found in Darvocet and also in Darvon.  Experts suggest that ib...

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Senate Democrats Attack Republicans on Medicare - “There will be blood” (HR3661) Senate Democrats Attack Republicans on Medicare - “There will be blood” (HR3661)

One senator wonders at this point why he is a Republican…and the Democrats were quick to hav...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Robert Scoble Visits Washington – How and Who is Using Technology… Robert Scoble Visits Washington – How and Who is Using Technology…

Anyone who has been on the Internet for any amount of time knows who he is.  Recently I have talked ...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Analyst Says Bristol-Myers A Buyout Target Analyst Says Bristol-Myers A Buyout Target

Is the big pharma business the next industry to face the melt down and consolidation process?  BioTech investments are growing, and persona...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Medicare to Test PHRs in S. Carolina Medicare to Test PHRs in S. Carolina

If this project proves to be successful, then watch out for Google Health and the Microsoft Vault who will want to integrate , which wo...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Training The Next Generation – EHR Training at the University Level Training The Next Generation – EHR Training at the University Level

What a novel idea!   I say this tongue and cheek as it has been something needed for a long time.  A...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Temporary Halt To Medicare Reimbursement Cuts – HR 6331 Update stalled until July 15th – The shot heard round the country…Loud and Clear in Texas… Temporary Halt To Medicare Reimbursement Cuts – HR 6331 Update stalled until July 15th – The shot heard round the country…Loud and Clear in Texas…

Somebody had to step up the plate here, so the deadline is extended to July 15th now.  In a related...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

GlaxoSmithKline Donates Cancer Genomics Data set to Public GlaxoSmithKline Donates Cancer Genomics Data set to Public

If others follow in the same path this stands to set some new priorities on how studies are conduct...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Battered Woman Imagery in Pfizer's New Fibromyalgia Ad Battered Woman Imagery in Pfizer's New Fibromyalgia Ad

John Mack makes some good points about advertising here…how low do we have to go in essence to drive attention to the ads to sell Lyica, th...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Are Medical Meetings Environmentally Unfriendly Are Medical Meetings Environmentally Unfriendly

As in most industries, virtual meetings and web meetings are starting to make a large showing on th...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Training Surgeons From The Video Game Generation Training Surgeons From The Video Game Generation

New concept in training younger medical students with video simulation.  When you stop and think ab...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Progressive MyRate drive-monitoring device goes national Progressive MyRate drive-monitoring device goes national

The insurance business is getting more creative all the time.  This story has to do with car insura...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

10,000$ worth of free care 10,000$ worth of free care

Nice story from the ER doctor and nice to know charity and human soles are still alive and well out ...

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Saturday, June 28, 2008
 
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