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

Doctor and patient Use the F-Word – great stress relief for both in the delivery room… Doctor and patient Use the F-Word – great stress relief for both in the delivery room…

Great story and entertaining.  Sometimes things go a little differently in the delivery room.  Some...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Three technologies that could transform patient care Three technologies that could transform patient care

  RNAi, IPSCs and GWAS – this is it and they all revolved around genomics in one form or another – personalized medicine in the works .  If...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Test Diabetes Drugs For Heart Safety Test Diabetes Drugs For Heart Safety

Side effects of drugs are being taken much more seriously today.  It’s not as much as a hit and miss...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Test can find tiny tumor level in blood – Nanotechnology and Personalized Medicine combined - Breakthrough Test can find tiny tumor level in blood – Nanotechnology and Personalized Medicine combined - Breakthrough

One scientist commented that just being able to do a blood test to find tumors is a huge breakthrou...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

New hospital patient death video surfaces – Los Angeles New hospital patient death video surfaces – Los Angeles

  New video that appears in the Los Angeles Times sent to the paper anonymously relating back to last year at the now closed Martin Luther ...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

What Does Electronic Medical Records and Broadband have in common? What Does Electronic Medical Records and Broadband have in common?

A couple of the same things, folks don’t see the value with new technology and of course there is the cost, and of course an EMR/EHR needs ...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Celera Biotech moves from Maryland to California – Personalized Medicine Celera Biotech moves from Maryland to California – Personalized Medicine

Perhaps a come back for California who slipped in the recent technology ratings, but more importantl...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Better data for better health – The PHR – What will you do? Better data for better health – The PHR – What will you do?

This article does a good job in outlining the direction of the PHR, personal health record for those...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

FDA Grants Conditional Approval To Interventional Spine's PercuDyn" System IDE Application FDA Grants Conditional Approval To Interventional Spine's PercuDyn" System IDE Application

More good potential news for those with chronic back pain related to degenerative discs.    It is n...

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Turbo Cell Phone The Turbo Cell Phone

Our Cell Phones do just about everything any more and this is a funny parody on what a phone can really do!  Funny video and very entertai...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

UnitedHealth to pay $900M to settle suits – worried about Medicare part D prescription costs… UnitedHealth to pay $900M to settle suits – worried about Medicare part D prescription costs…

2 Lawsuits, plenty of money, hopefully to put to good use, but they are projecting a profit on 81 b...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Rising Health-Care Costs Hurt Small Biz Rising Health-Care Costs Hurt Small Biz

Survey and article about how small businesses look at health insurance.  The findings are probably what would be expected, but the largest d...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Hansen Medical Announces FDA Clearance for CoHesion(TM) Module Hansen Medical Announces FDA Clearance for CoHesion(TM) Module

Robotics has come to the world of catheters.   With using a computer driven process, the navigation...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Michigan AG sues Blue Cross over for-profit deal Michigan AG sues Blue Cross over for-profit deal

The lawsuit states they “broke the law” by acting like a for profit organization and shifting funds...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Federal Judge Rejects Request For Injunction Against Medicare Competitive Bidding Program For Durable Medical Equipment Federal Judge Rejects Request For Injunction Against Medicare Competitive Bidding Program For Durable Medical Equipment

The lawsuit contended that CMS was not clear enough on the specifications to bid with the inclusion of financial information, thus many ven...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

PHR vendors bypass patients, pitch to business ... PHR vendors bypass patients, pitch to business ...

Be aware employers on the next contract you negotiate with health insurance plans as there might be some incentives in place to convince em...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

California sues Prime Healthcare over balance-billing practices California sues Prime Healthcare over balance-billing practices

Prime Healthcare is growing in size, lagging just a bit behind Kaiser in size.  By not having signe...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Bayer Healthcare Acquires Maxgen’s hemophilia program assets Bayer Healthcare Acquires Maxgen’s hemophilia program assets

One more pharma/biotech acquisition.  BD  BOSTON (Thomson Financial) - Bayer AG's Bayer HealthCare Wednesday said has agreed to acqui...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Patients to get European medical treatment on NHS - UK Patients to get European medical treatment on NHS - UK

Perhaps the recent outbreaks of MRSA and C Diff might have had an influence here with many afraid of some of the current conditions and pre...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

1.5 million U. medical records recovered; but were they compromised? 1.5 million U. medical records recovered; but were they compromised?

Now they find out the transport company’s business license had lapsed too, so on with the normal procedure of some free credit services…BD ...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Kennedy leads renewed effort on universal healthcare with a passion.. Kennedy leads renewed effort on universal healthcare with a passion..

  The issue is now back on the tables for talking and discussion.  We have all been living through h...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Pfizer Ending Support For CME By Third Parties Pfizer Ending Support For CME By Third Parties

With all the heat of late on financial contributions for CME credit, Pfizer is the first one out of...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008