Prostate Cancer Foundation Commits $4.3 Million to Young Investigators Prostate Cancer Foundation Commits $4.3 Million to Young Investigators

Additional information is available at the website along with a listing of the peer committee.   O...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Primary Cause of Personal Bankruptcy in America - Healthcare Primary Cause of Personal Bankruptcy in America - Healthcare

Interestingly enough, while I was watching this video, my cell phone rings from Anthem Blue Cross with an automated questioning system abo...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

US FDA warns GE Healthcare IT unit over records US FDA warns GE Healthcare IT unit over records

  An update was also issued here.   According to the article, 15 days have been given to GE to respo...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

SinoFresh(R) Nasal Spray Kills MRSA "Super-Bug" In Live Noses SinoFresh(R) Nasal Spray Kills MRSA "Super-Bug" In Live Noses

This appears to be some very interesting and perhaps good news in the fight against MRSA, but it is...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Healthcare Discussions -Harry and Louise Return Healthcare Discussions -Harry and Louise Return

This is one video found on You Tube, to show the real life discussions of healthcare in the US today.  As I understand, there will be mor...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stem Cells and Breast Surgery Stem Cells and Breast Surgery

This is a fairly new concept of mixing fat and stem cells for breast surgery.  The article states t...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

California fines 18 hospitals for violating healthcare regulations - Southern California California fines 18 hospitals for violating healthcare regulations - Southern California

This was quite a listing, some of the hospitals I am familiar with and even Hoag Memorial Hospital ...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Medco Health, FDA To Study Genetic Testing For Medications Medco Health, FDA To Study Genetic Testing For Medications

More additional affiliations for the FDA to gather information.  In the news recently have been oth...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Health Blog - Microsoft Technologies - Clinically Related Health Blog - Microsoft Technologies - Clinically Related

The videos are well worth watching as well as fascinating.  These are not just "techs" wor...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Merck Vioxx study was for marketing - ADVANTAGE by name.. Merck Vioxx study was for marketing - ADVANTAGE by name..

The meaning of advantage is below.  Who knows what might be uncovered next as this may or may not b...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

'Retail Clinic' - Spanish Spoken here by the physician... 'Retail Clinic' - Spanish Spoken here by the physician...

The MediGo centers opening at three Navarro pharmacies in Miami-Dade County are affiliated with Mer...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Health Insurance going to the Dogs... Health Insurance going to the Dogs...

In the UK it certainly is, but residents also have the services of the NHS, so policies for private...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

HMO's in Massachusetts report losses HMO's in Massachusetts report losses

Only one plan showed a profit for the second quarter.  BD  WORCESTER Three of the states major health maintenance organizations yesterday...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Another Spooky Old Hospital Becomes Hot Real Estate - Kentucky Another Spooky Old Hospital Becomes Hot Real Estate - Kentucky

  This was the center to house tuberculosis patient and now it will be a hotel when finished.  If yo...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Home monitors expected to play bigger role in health care - Kaiser Permanente Home monitors expected to play bigger role in health care - Kaiser Permanente

This is a pretty simplistic system overall and is asking for input every day and as this patient below states, she doesn't have to go t...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

EMRConsultant.com Provides Electronic Medical Records Recommendations to Over 7,500 Medical Practices EMRConsultant.com Provides Electronic Medical Records Recommendations to Over 7,500 Medical Practices

If you are looking for a firm to help with consulting on the medical records business, here's a...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

A Death in the Family - the patient advocacy business and mental illness A Death in the Family - the patient advocacy business and mental illness

This story from the WSJ is a bit spooky and sad.   Do patient advocates understand mental illness?  ...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Methadone Rises as a Painkiller With Big Risks - and Cheap Price Methadone Rises as a Painkiller With Big Risks - and Cheap Price

The most amazing part of this article is the cost compared to OxyContin, that was an eye opener for...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

FDA on the low end of the Endotec Ruling - Mobile Ankle devices are ok - Medical Devices FDA on the low end of the Endotec Ruling - Mobile Ankle devices are ok - Medical Devices

This is amazing that the battle has gone on over 25 years to restrict these devices from use in the...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

TV remains top source of news even as online grows TV remains top source of news even as online grows

  Consumers of online news tend to be more educated than those who get their news from traditional sources, with 44 percent of college gradu...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Mars Chocolate Company in the Biotech business - Flavanol Mars Chocolate Company in the Biotech business - Flavanol

The drink can increase the blood flow to your brain, thus perhaps having a favorable effect with some levels of potential prevention of str...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Hospitals Expect to Refund Medicare - 1/3 now investing in software... Hospitals Expect to Refund Medicare - 1/3 now investing in software...

33% found a big part of the right answer - software.   Business Intelligence software for a hospita...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Hospital bug: 800 hit by lockdown - New Zealand - Infectious Disease virus Hospital bug: 800 hit by lockdown - New Zealand - Infectious Disease virus

Somewhat scary as this could happen anywhere and the workers felt it was due to a lax policy on cleanliness that lead up to this in view of...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

The newest generation of drugs: Who can afford them? The newest generation of drugs: Who can afford them?

This brings up an interesting question, what do you go for relief or bankruptcy?  Although now it is not real wide spread, but as the Biome...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Man gets $56.25 mil. for telling truth - There's money in being a Whistle Blower at an HMO Man gets $56.25 mil. for telling truth - There's money in being a Whistle Blower at an HMO

This suit and it's award make me wonder why we do not have "fake employees" at the in...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Chewing gum gets juices flowing after surgery Chewing gum gets juices flowing after surgery

But one doctor said there could be the danger of ingesting too much air, or there's always a drug for this, to no surprise, approved by...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Researchers create solar tie that charges, carries cell phone - but not for doctors, especially in the UK Researchers create solar tie that charges, carries cell phone - but not for doctors, especially in the UK

I say this in light of the recent news with white coats and ties no longer allowed as potential car...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

It's Not Easy Being Blue - Blue Man, Blue Woman? It's Not Easy Being Blue - Blue Man, Blue Woman?

Colloidal silver is the culprit of the blue condition.  It has not been approved by the FDA, but ma...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Medical Quackadryl - talk to your blogger to see if this right for you... Medical Quackadryl - talk to your blogger to see if this right for you...

This is fun and just down right silly. Cedra is a clinical research organization created something ...

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Social Network for Your Doctor, Pharmacist and Insurer A Social Network for Your Doctor, Pharmacist and Insurer

"WellNet will give companies the program for free if they transfer their pharmacy benefits to WellNet" so it can be tracked bett...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Helicos BioSciences and Personalized Medicine - Featured Interview with Dr. Patrice Milos Helicos BioSciences and Personalized Medicine - Featured Interview with Dr. Patrice Milos

Patrice Milos, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Helicos BioSciences This week I had t...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

States Say no to pre-emption for Drug Legal Suits States Say no to pre-emption for Drug Legal Suits

Does this say that the FDA is perhaps not as trusted as we might like the agency to be?  On the oth...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Insurance Covers Data Breach Costs Insurance Covers Data Breach Costs

Data breaches seem to have become more common these days with more information working through the web and now there's insurance that c...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Boston Scientific Recalls Neck Artery Stent Products and patent infringement case continues Boston Scientific Recalls Neck Artery Stent Products and patent infringement case continues

Stents are being recalled, but not any already implanted, and in a related story the lawsuit between Boston Scientific and Medtronic's...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Airborne Coughs Up Millions to Settle Suit Airborne Coughs Up Millions to Settle Suit

The case that Airborne falsely claimed its products could cure or prevent colds, was settled earlie...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

FiatLux Imaging - Mobile and Desktop PACS FiatLux Imaging - Mobile and Desktop PACS

The software will allow doctors to work with the images on standard PCs or PDAs.  No more having to...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008
 
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