Many cancer patients forgoing care because of cost Many cancer patients forgoing care because of cost

The costs of cancer treatment and associated drugs is rising as we all know.  We are pouring money ...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Integrated Medical Systems Receives FDA Clearance for World's First 'Suitcase' Intensive Care Unit Integrated Medical Systems Receives FDA Clearance for World's First 'Suitcase' Intensive Care Unit

Emergency Intensive care will travel.  Ambulances are my first thought, but certainly use in fire tr...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Silverlight 2 is released, available for download 10-14-2008 Silverlight 2 is released, available for download 10-14-2008

The final version will be here tomorrow.  More information from Microsoft can be found here.   If y...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Gator victim gets new high-tech hand Gator victim gets new high-tech hand

The arm is called the i-Limb.  The prosthetic device company Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, donat...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

General Motors Retirees Lose Company Health Care Coverage, Will Receive $300 Monthly To Purchase Coverage General Motors Retirees Lose Company Health Care Coverage, Will Receive $300 Monthly To Purchase Coverage

I seems that they are on their own now.  It appears there are plans selected, but outside the realm you are on your own.  Retirees are losi...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Trend of Medicaid pay increases is expected to end as states struggle Trend of Medicaid pay increases is expected to end as states struggle

This is a big problem in California, it is very difficult already to find physicians who will take Medicaid, thus the pay decrease will lim...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Misys seals deal on Allscripts purchase Misys seals deal on Allscripts purchase

In time the Misys name will go away as branding combines as well as the companies and Allscripts wil...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Shingles vaccine in short supply - Merck Shingles vaccine in short supply - Merck

If you are wondering where your order is, this may answer the question.  BD High demand for Merck's Zostavax shingles vaccine is caus...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Pharma, Insurance and the Cancer Business Pharma, Insurance and the Cancer Business

As the article states, you don’t need marketing for cancer drugs, as the need is unfortunately already there, thus marketing for cancer drug...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Double Arm Transplant Update – Video Double Arm Transplant Update – Video

Video update on the progress of the patient in Germany who received a double arm transplant.  Progress is being made and he can open doors ...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

New York and New Jersey Residents – Access to Telemedicine with Swift MD New York and New Jersey Residents – Access to Telemedicine with Swift MD

The service states that you are usually connected to a physician within 30 minutes of either a phone...

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Human Audit Trail to automatically track your fitness and sleep and a few other things… The Human Audit Trail to automatically track your fitness and sleep and a few other things…

The Human audit trail has arrived or I should say will arrive in January.   Will we someday all be ...

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Elephant Texting – Yes Elephants are now set up to Text Elephant Texting – Yes Elephants are now set up to Text

If you live in Keya, this is big stuff as a text message from an elephant can save your life.  Elep...

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Top 10 Reasons You Know You've joined a Cheap HMO Top 10 Reasons You Know You've joined a Cheap HMO

We have all seen these before, but this list looks like there have been a couple newcomers added.  BD  Annual breast exam conducted at ...

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Medical Quack on the Web This Week…. The Medical Quack on the Web This Week….

This week there are over 60 blogs posts listed on Reuters, WSJ, Chicago Sun Times and more.  Here ...

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

FDA and NIH Using Twitter for Updates – The Government Twitter Battle has been won FDA and NIH Using Twitter for Updates – The Government Twitter Battle has been won

A while back I blogged about the FDA using Twitter and there’s an effort with recalls for food produ...

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Proctologist Exam...Revisited The Proctologist Exam...Revisited

Time to revisit an old post for a little humor...this one is very entertaining...very funny and worth a laugh. Video: Proctologist Exa...

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Common User Interface  Update 10-2008 Common User Interface Update 10-2008

This is a pretty in depth view and walk through with the Silverlight 2, soon to be released on the web from current beta status.  Pretty dyn...

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Routerbots – In the rough but perhaps not too far down the road? Routerbots – In the rough but perhaps not too far down the road?

Who knows we could see something like this roaming the halls of a hospital, when you think about it, there could be some serious potential ...

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Protein Folding on Microsoft Surface Protein Folding on Microsoft Surface

I had an opportunity today to try my hands at protein folding on Surface.  The snapshots were taken ...

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Developed And Launched In The UK Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Developed And Launched In The UK

The best part about this is that NuDrive attaches in seconds to almost any manual wheelchair with ...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Microsoft’s Growing Push into Life Sciences Microsoft’s Growing Push into Life Sciences

The group has grown in 7 years from five people focused on healthcare worldwide at Microsoft; now th...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

McKesson’s Personalized Medicine Prospects McKesson’s Personalized Medicine Prospects

In this interview article McKesson discusses visualization and showing the physicians the informatio...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Nearly 1 in 6 Online Health Insurance Shoppers Are Uninsurable Nearly 1 in 6 Online Health Insurance Shoppers Are Uninsurable

Is this not great, pregnancy or prior C-section is pre-existing?  We also know the insurance companies scour the data trails of the medicati...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Desperate Hospitals: Chicago Hospital Hangs For Sale Sign Desperate Hospitals: Chicago Hospital Hangs For Sale Sign

We just had the same happen not too long ago here the Los Angeles area, Century City, right on the ...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Testicles Could Be New Source Of Stem Cells – Stem Cells for Males only Testicles Could Be New Source Of Stem Cells – Stem Cells for Males only

This is a real article, not a fake.  Tissue taken from biopsies was used and it worked, so there was no use of an embryo here.  The sperm p...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Department of Justice drops legal action against India's Ranbaxy Department of Justice drops legal action against India's Ranbaxy

You can read the history here.   Additional Ranbaxy posts can be accessed here.   Good news for Ran...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

FDA Clears Neurostar® TMS Therapy For The Treatment Of Depression FDA Clears Neurostar® TMS Therapy For The Treatment Of Depression

The chair – that is the first thing that pops in to my mind.  I have posted about implanted brain ...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008
 
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