HMOs tops confidence of US Congress in the Gallup polls, barely HMOs tops confidence of US Congress in the Gallup polls, barely

HMOs are not public known for carrying the confidence of the US public, and this is a bit shocking t...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Gender can cost you in individual health insurance Gender can cost you in individual health insurance

One item to note is that the California Department of Insurance said there are no regulations in pl...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Implanted Medical Devices  - Can they be hacked? Implanted Medical Devices - Can they be hacked?

Are these devices really open to hacking?  It is difficult, but it can be done.  To actually hack a...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Not Recommended Barrier Protection Not Recommended Barrier Protection

From the blog of ER stories…as in the NEJM.  This was so very strange I had to include this one.  B...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Medical data the next big thing in stolen information Medical data the next big thing in stolen information

Outsourced 3 party security vendors play a big role today and are almost imperative to have on networks today and this story relates to som...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

HemoCue granted FDA waiver for point-of-care test HemoCue granted FDA waiver for point-of-care test

This clears the way for non laboratory personnel to use the system to test and screen patients for low levels of albumin at the point of ca...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Immigrants sent home by hospitals in some cases - Arizona Immigrants sent home by hospitals in some cases - Arizona

In Arizona, immigrants are sent back to their country of origin.  The hospitals make the arrangemen...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Heartbeat Of a Hospital – Television News Documentary The Heartbeat Of a Hospital – Television News Documentary

Reality TV goes into the corridors of John Hopkins and is a follow up to the first series done in  ...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Microsoft Server Quest Game Microsoft Server Quest Game

  Hard Hat and fun:   This will give you a fun quiz about servers and tech support.   So if you find...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Bill Gates Leaving His Fortune to Charity Bill Gates Leaving His Fortune to Charity

Mr. Gates made the announcement official – the fortune will go to the foundation, nice move and hea...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

New Personal Health Records Change Market New Personal Health Records Change Market

The HealthVault and Google Health have already begun to impact the market and how the consumer thin...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

DEA To Propose Rule To Allow E-Rx of Controlled Substances – Sign up for FREE E-Prescribing Information DEA To Propose Rule To Allow E-Rx of Controlled Substances – Sign up for FREE E-Prescribing Information

If you haven’t heard enough about e-Prescribing this week, well here’s more, and potentially good n...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Medicine's Next Big Thing: MIT Breakthroughs Medicine's Next Big Thing: MIT Breakthroughs

Medicine is in between layers of the film and used with a small implant, inserted with the use of ro...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

DiabetesMine" Design Challenge: MEET THE WINNER DiabetesMine" Design Challenge: MEET THE WINNER

This is really neat, video and more information at the site, it’s basically a pez candy like dispens...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

The new doctor-patient paradigm The new doctor-patient paradigm

The relationship between patient and physician has changed dramatically the last few years and you ...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Coffee Aroma Reduces Stress Coffee Aroma Reduces Stress

Now you can brew the coffee, and just enjoy the aroma while you consume your green tea….BD  New research shows you don’t have to drink cof...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Rally calls for universal health care - Pennsylvania Rally calls for universal health care - Pennsylvania

Yesterday it was San Francisco and rallies were also held in Pennsylvania.  Rallies also were held in Allentown, Harrisburg, Philadelphia an...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

American Red Cross Responds To United Way Funding Cuts American Red Cross Responds To United Way Funding Cuts

As budget cuts continue across the US and states, so do the levels of contributions, this story in ...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Mirror neurons control erection response to porn Mirror neurons control erection response to porn

Is there anything that doesn’t get studied today?  I guess if you had an MRi not seeing enough use, this could help recover costs on down t...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Microsoft Math for Word – Free Add on for Word 2007 Microsoft Math for Word – Free Add on for Word 2007

Nice add on for Microsoft Word 2007.   Are you doing research papers, clinical study findings, etc. ...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Tool Helps Patients Select Physicians – United Health Care Tool Helps Patients Select Physicians – United Health Care

One more selection tool in the search for a physician from United Health Care.  Recent polls have shown that p atients are still relying on...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Veterans to Receive Chantix Warning Letters Veterans to Receive Chantix Warning Letters

First it was the FAA and now additional government agencies are taking a closer look with warnings to consult their physician.  How much inf...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Cheap Generics Become a Necessity for Retailers – Giant Grocers jumps on the bandwagon Cheap Generics Become a Necessity for Retailers – Giant Grocers jumps on the bandwagon

The plan with Giant is to offer a month supply for $9.99.  Giant stores are located in the Washingto...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Owe Taxes? IRS Could Dock Medicare Reimbursement Owe Taxes? IRS Could Dock Medicare Reimbursement

Now that data bases are connected and talking with each other, this is another area where Business ...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Detecting the efficiency of a drug on a body part – Personalized Medicine… Detecting the efficiency of a drug on a body part – Personalized Medicine…

The company, Accium Biosciences runs a device called a spectrometer, and it qualifies the amount of...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Nurse Staffing Mandates Are No Quality Panacea - California Nurse Staffing Mandates Are No Quality Panacea - California

Do the mandates help?  With cash stricken hospitals, to meet goals for the appropriate number of nur...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

A plea to save hospitals  - Los Angeles  USC Medical Center A plea to save hospitals - Los Angeles USC Medical Center

If the proposed budget cuts go through, 60,000 children stand to lose benefits.   The LA county USC ...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

New TV Ad Launches National Protest of Health Insurers New TV Ad Launches National Protest of Health Insurers

Los Angeles City Attorney launching a campaign in San Francisco to crack down on the health care insurance practices in the State of Califo...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Massachusetts shines in tech study, Calif. loses luster Massachusetts shines in tech study, Calif. loses luster

Being in the tech business myself, not only having created software in the recent past and currentl...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Thompson to Payers: Force E-Scripts Thompson to Payers: Force E-Scripts

More updates on e-Prescribing from Congress and former Health and Human Services Secretary about changing the behavior of physicians when it...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Unable to focus? Welcome to our distracted society's attention deficit (aka SAD) Unable to focus? Welcome to our distracted society's attention deficit (aka SAD)

This article makes some real points, some of the same things I say myself and have written about in the past, yes we are connected, but at t...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Freedom Meditech promises glucose-monitoring eye scanner Freedom Meditech promises glucose-monitoring eye scanner

One more way to get around having to prick your finger.  The product is the size of a small pair of...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Medical mistakes no longer billable Medical mistakes no longer billable

Massachusetts becomes the next state following New York that will not pay for medical errors, and Me...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Taser Parties Now Hotter Than Mary Kay or Tupperware Parties Taser Parties Now Hotter Than Mary Kay or Tupperware Parties

I thought I somehow misread this, but I was wrong, Taser parties, what next?  What do the new owner...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

System constraints forcing Canadian physicians to become medical brokers in prioritizing System constraints forcing Canadian physicians to become medical brokers in prioritizing

I wouldn’t think this is a good spot to be in for the physicians, as it puts many on long waiting lists and the patients they feel would ha...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Russian Spa – Strange New Monument – The Enema Russian Spa – Strange New Monument – The Enema

Dedicated to the Caucasus Mountain region which is known for dozens of spas where enemas with sprin...

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Canada and Australia to help California Stem Cell Efforts Canada and Australia to help California Stem Cell Efforts

When it comes to stem cell research, the US is not the only one interested in what is going on in California as the potential to find cures ...

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Glucose Sensor Technology Connects To Mobile Phones New Glucose Sensor Technology Connects To Mobile Phones

This would give the cell phone the potential to monitor insulin delivery for the patient.   They ar...

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

PacifiCare of California fined PacifiCare of California fined

It appears a smaller fine here was due to the fact that the cancellations were not retroactive, and the amount of the find reflects the sam...

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Competing for biotechs' attention – State Governors attending the Biotechnology Industry Organization Show Competing for biotechs' attention – State Governors attending the Biotechnology Industry Organization Show

Keynote was given yesterday by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger…and what California is doing to promo...

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

American Well and Microsoft Enter Into a Strategic Collaboration - HealthVault American Well and Microsoft Enter Into a Strategic Collaboration - HealthVault

Consumers in Hawaii will be able to use their health information from HealthVault to use online con...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Icahn says blog to go live on Thursday Icahn says blog to go live on Thursday

Mr. Icahn has been in the news lately with Yahoo, and I’m sure there might be some bio med posts to...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Costs Crimp Adoption of Electronic Health Records Costs Crimp Adoption of Electronic Health Records

Well the battle is over as far as electronic medical records being beneficial.   Cost has always bee...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The attack of the Killer Tomatoes continues Salmonella -Cases Rise The attack of the Killer Tomatoes continues Salmonella -Cases Rise

This is partly due to some states beefing up surveillance of the tomato crops as well…Mexico and Fl...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FDA hopes to open China offices by year end FDA hopes to open China offices by year end

There is also an agreement in place to work together on traditional Chinese medicines.  It will be interesting to see how this all comes to...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Decatur Memorial Hospital Becomes First In Illinois To Treat Cancer Patients With RapidArc" Radiotherapy Technology Decatur Memorial Hospital Becomes First In Illinois To Treat Cancer Patients With RapidArc" Radiotherapy Technology

The treatments are delivered with just one 360 degree rotation, the machine moves around the patie...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Driving Medical Research Via YouTube and Facebook Driving Medical Research Via YouTube and Facebook

Clinical Trial information is available here as well.  The You Tube site is set up to accept contri...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lipitor Goes Generic on 11/30/11 Lipitor Goes Generic on 11/30/11

There’s still a few years left, but time for Pfizer to focus on other research projects and of cour...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FDA approves NeuRx diaphragm pacing system for use in spinal cord- injured patients FDA approves NeuRx diaphragm pacing system for use in spinal cord- injured patients

This was the system used by Christopher Reeves, it allows patients to breath more naturally than us...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Employers urged to push health reforms – Intel Speaks out Employers urged to push health reforms – Intel Speaks out

According to Craig Barrett from Intel,   companies are not leveraging their buying power when it co...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Former US health care exec gets prison time for helping Philippines company swindle millions Former US health care exec gets prison time for helping Philippines company swindle millions

Health Visions owned and operated  hospitals and clinics in the Philippines.  Thousands of retired military personnel were cared for and se...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008