Pro Football Player saves man's life in restaurant Pro Football Player saves man's life in restaurant

Thank goodness someone was there that took action.  Everybody else in the restaurant just sat by and...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

WuXi To Benefit from Global Outsourcing - China WuXi To Benefit from Global Outsourcing - China

  One look at a Chinese Drug company and who their large outsources clients are here in the US…name...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

U.K. Says Glaxo's Breast Cancer Drug Isn't Worth the Money U.K. Says Glaxo's Breast Cancer Drug Isn't Worth the Money

One study did the number crunching here, 9 more weeks of life for the cost.  There should be more clinical trial information made public on ...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Could the FDA Twitter? It would be really nice and useful too.. Could the FDA Twitter? It would be really nice and useful too..

I just started mapping my RSS feeds over to Twitter and the thought came to mind that it sure would ...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

You can rate doctors online – patients speak out You can rate doctors online – patients speak out

Most people are going to want to say something good, as the old saying goes that many of us were br...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

e-MDs Applauds Saline Memorial Hospital Community Health Information Exchange e-MDs Applauds Saline Memorial Hospital Community Health Information Exchange

  This is what healthcare is all about today, being able to have access and share vital information...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Five Tips to Goof-Proof Your Health Care Five Tips to Goof-Proof Your Health Care

This once more calls for the idea of a PHR, personal health record of some sort, in other words, you can’t count on healthcare to do it for...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Public Fear NHS Charges Will Be Introduced In Future, Says BMA Poll - UK Public Fear NHS Charges Will Be Introduced In Future, Says BMA Poll - UK

When looking down the road, citizens in the UK fear that at some point in time, “free health” care might not be just that as the NHS contin...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Budget and Medi-Cal delays could sink home care facilities for the disabled - California Budget and Medi-Cal delays could sink home care facilities for the disabled - California

Many operators are already in financial debt, and for some this could push the situation for many over the edge, with some with maxed out c...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Doctors Press Senate to Undo Medicare Cuts Doctors Press Senate to Undo Medicare Cuts

As Congress returns to session this week the battle goes on regarding the Medicare pay cuts.  Who n...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

WALKING HEAD ROBOT – Tablet PC Robotics? WALKING HEAD ROBOT – Tablet PC Robotics?

I just had to include this one as we see so many varied and new health care robotics, but not sure ...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

California Physicians Urged to Carefully Review Beech Street Agreement California Physicians Urged to Carefully Review Beech Street Agreement

The new agreement allows  the physician’s negotiated discount to nearly 1,000 other payors, including third-party administrators, self-insur...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

The FDA's slow road to drug approval – Cancer Drugs The FDA's slow road to drug approval – Cancer Drugs

  This is one tough subject by all means.   Yes, consumers want early access, but on the other hand ...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Appetites overtake FDA advisories Appetites overtake FDA advisories

Will the FDA be able to locate the source, something we all want to know, and it’s not easy by any ...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Offshore med schools paying hospitals for rotations Offshore med schools paying hospitals for rotations

One very big concern for medical schools in the US and being watched carefully.  Right now to the s...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Tablet PC 101 #15: Take notes at conferences Tablet PC 101 #15: Take notes at conferences

Great minds think alike!   Sometimes I feel like the lonesome soul out there talking about using tab...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Medical Quack Via Twitter Feeds Medical Quack Via Twitter Feeds

I have added the Medical Quack to Twitter Feeds if you prefer to follow with updates as they are up...

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Trick brain and turn appetite off – Implanted Device could be an alternative to bariatric surgery in time… Trick brain and turn appetite off – Implanted Device could be an alternative to bariatric surgery in time…

Study being done with 30 participants and also being conducted at Mayo.  The device is set up to tr...

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

41 Medical Secrets: If You Only Knew ...Reader's Digest 41 Medical Secrets: If You Only Knew ...Reader's Digest

Interesting reading here on what Reader’s Digest came up with.  One of my favorites, Dr. Doug who d...

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Sahara i440D Tablet PC from TabletKiosk – Running Open Suse 10.3 Linux Sahara i440D Tablet PC from TabletKiosk – Running Open Suse 10.3 Linux

Nice video showing some “inking” with Linux.  Get a Linux license from Microsoft sound out of the or...

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Starved for adequate care – Eating Disorders Starved for adequate care – Eating Disorders

How does the insurance industry categorize eating disorders and where do they draw the lines for treatment?  Sometimes it is taking the act...

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Medicine 2.0 Conference – Web 2.0 for Health and Medicine Medicine 2.0 Conference – Web 2.0 for Health and Medicine

  How important is Web 2.0 in health care?   There’s an international conference coming up in Septem...

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Surgeon operates on patient's wrong side Surgeon operates on patient's wrong side

This has to be one of those stories that just makes your heart sink and it is no more personal than to the patient and medical staff, and ...

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Personalized Medicine: Drugs Tailored to your Genetic Makeup Video from University of California Personalized Medicine: Drugs Tailored to your Genetic Makeup Video from University of California

This is one long, but very good video that explains Personalized Medicine from the ground up.   If you want the basic understanding on how...

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

The “Geeky” Congresswoman from California The “Geeky” Congresswoman from California

This is a great video conduced by Robert Scoble.  Nice to hear someone speak out being honest and frank and knows what technology is.  Kind ...

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Antidepressants Can Change The Way Depressed People See The World In Just Four Hours Antidepressants Can Change The Way Depressed People See The World In Just Four Hours

Well it somewhat confirms probably what most of us already suspect and know, quit taking the medication and depression comes back, so I gue...

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Hospitalists and PCPs: A delicate balance Hospitalists and PCPs: A delicate balance

  Why do we have hospitalists?   Good question, but there’s a lot of good answers too.  For one the ...

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

New Antibiotic Beats Superbugs (MRSA) At Their Own Game New Antibiotic Beats Superbugs (MRSA) At Their Own Game

This looks to be very good news.  Everywhere MRSA is taking it’s toll on hospitals and in the wild ...

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

The unhealthy ties that bind FDA to drug firms The unhealthy ties that bind FDA to drug firms

A new book out discussing the drug business in the US, Money Talks.  Side Effects which was also written by Bass looks at the day to day li...

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Are you getting through? - Many patients may not understand what you give them to read…and they don’t read…what did you say doc? Are you getting through? - Many patients may not understand what you give them to read…and they don’t read…what did you say doc?

Medical Economics discusses the issue, and one comment I have to add on my own and one of my own pe...

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Invention for diabetics reduces needle sticks Invention for diabetics reduces needle sticks

This device makes it easier for diabetics to monitor glucose levels and it can be worn for 3 days. ...

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

What's a penis worth? $795,000, court rules What's a penis worth? $795,000, court rules

  One big whoops during surgery here, and a pretty large award I must say, but can be appealed in Romania.  BD  BUCHAREST, Romania - A co...

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Never Too Old? Woman, 72, Has Twins - India Never Too Old? Woman, 72, Has Twins - India

Is this an entry for the Guinness World Book of Records?  They said it was a difficult pregnancy, w...

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Protect your important documents and medical records with MyMedicalRecords Protect your important documents and medical records with MyMedicalRecords

Not quite sure where this PHR is headed, but they have integrated with Google Health and the servic...

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Medical Quack Speed Reader Preview Widget – This blog and other Medical Bloggers… Medical Quack Speed Reader Preview Widget – This blog and other Medical Bloggers…

  Ducknet Services - Health Care IT Consulting This is a bit of a speed reader if you will for he...

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Friday, July 04, 2008

FDA Approves EVOLENCE®, A New Generation Collagen Based Facial Filler FDA Approves EVOLENCE®, A New Generation Collagen Based Facial Filler

Results visible immediately too, this looks like something I might want to inquire about!  Nice for...

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Friday, July 04, 2008

OneTouch® Ping" Glucose Management System Cleared By FDA – Glucose Pump OneTouch® Ping" Glucose Management System Cleared By FDA – Glucose Pump

One nice feature is the fact that it waterproof so it can go swimming with you.   It uses One Touch...

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Friday, July 04, 2008

InteractMD – New Feed Resources… InteractMD – New Feed Resources…

New Resources have been added, written and edited by physicians and health care professionals with clinically relevant items.    Permanent ...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Keys to a successful EHR rollout Keys to a successful EHR rollout

Good article with great tips on rolling out an EHR.  The one comment made here that is so true is t...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Miniature dachshund gnaws off diabetic owner's toe Miniature dachshund gnaws off diabetic owner's toe

Now this one breaks my heart.  Could they not find another home for the dog?  I have a weinerdog an...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Personalized Medicine Isn’t Paying the Bills, Yet, but more Science is Needed Personalized Medicine Isn’t Paying the Bills, Yet, but more Science is Needed

When will it start paying the bills?  The science and development is somewhat fragmented like th...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008
 
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