Breast Cancer Treatments – What is a MammoSite? Breast Cancer Treatments – What is a MammoSite?

Good story on the MammoSite, but again there’s not enough real clinical information available simply...

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Aetna to Reimburse for Clinical Data Cardiac Test Aetna to Reimburse for Clinical Data Cardiac Test

This is a genomics blood test that takes about 6 weeks to run and get the results.  The test will id...

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Medical Quack on the Web this week – October 27, 2008 Medical Quack on the Web this week – October 27, 2008

Thanks once more to everyone who stops by here and refer a friend!    This is a look at what is ...

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Monday, October 27, 2008

BioPet Vet Lab Announces PooPrints – Personalized “Poop” BioPet Vet Lab Announces PooPrints – Personalized “Poop”

Who Pooped?   Inquiring minds want to know!  I write quite a bit about personalized medicine so it’s...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

How Complicated is Health care coding?  Read this, Coding Clinic 99232 How Complicated is Health care coding? Read this, Coding Clinic 99232

This is probably one of the best explanations from the Happy Hospitalist that I have ever seen relative to coding.  If you are not in the ...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Senator Clinton Urges FDA to Work with Communities to Address Concerns About Melamine Contamination Senator Clinton Urges FDA to Work with Communities to Address Concerns About Melamine Contamination

Hillary Clinton is not satisfied with the recent handling of the melamine situation and writes to Dr...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spiration device gets FDA approval – First Bronchial Implant Valve Spiration device gets FDA approval – First Bronchial Implant Valve

This technology will be used to increase air flow and re-direct to portions of the lungs that are no...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Burning medical records results in fire in chimney Burning medical records results in fire in chimney

Let’s see how much would a new shredder have cost…chances are much less than putting out the fire and having the story in print.  BD HIGHL...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Healthline – Interview with the CEO – Health 2.0 Healthline – Interview with the CEO – Health 2.0

Good interview from Robert Scoble and well worth listening to, he speaks about how healthcare is in ...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Getting personal with cancer therapy – Personalized Medicine Getting personal with cancer therapy – Personalized Medicine

It is here but evolving slower than what all of us might like to see, and in many areas it is still...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Will Greed lead to Meltdown of the Health System? Will Greed lead to Meltdown of the Health System?

Where does the greed lie perhaps might be the question.  Today it takes a lot of money to create a n...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hong Kong expands tests after egg scare – More Melamine Hong Kong expands tests after egg scare – More Melamine

It appears the melamine is in the feed that was fed to the chickens, so it makes one wonder how far does the melamine go and how far back c...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Heart device maker recalls implant Heart device maker recalls implant

As mentioned in the article, it appears that the electrical wire is the subject of the recall, so i...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Google Health Vendors you can connect with and import records – Personal Health Records Google Health Vendors you can connect with and import records – Personal Health Records

It has been a while since I updated some of the vendors that you can import in to your online health...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Twitter and Healthcare: Tech Medicine Links Twitter and Healthcare: Tech Medicine Links

Does Healthcare need Twitter?  Well Twitter can sure use some additional healthcare folks.   When I began using Twitter I didn’t give it muc...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Cambridge Health Alliance may lay off a fifth of workforce - Massachusetts Cambridge Health Alliance may lay off a fifth of workforce - Massachusetts

This sounds very familiar as we have similar cuts and budgets in California stirring the pot as well.  BD  Cambridge Health Alliance, ...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Widget Blog Connections through the Medical Quack Widget Blog Connections through the Medical Quack

The Medical Quack also links to a site whereby using widgets there is some additional information al...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Prostate Gland grown from stem cell - But Who Would Want One? Prostate Gland grown from stem cell - But Who Would Want One?

These are not for transplants but will be used for medical research, and may offer new information w...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

What the TSA's new body scanner images look like What the TSA's new body scanner images look like

Almost good enough for the ER too (grin).  BD     What the TSA's new body scanner images...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

My Genes were Hijacked – That’s how I got this cold! My Genes were Hijacked – That’s how I got this cold!

The HRV virus that causes colds is now considered a hijacker, sounds just like computer lingo, exce...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Pharmacogenomics: UC San Diego To Lead Nationwide Program to educate pharmacists Pharmacogenomics: UC San Diego To Lead Nationwide Program to educate pharmacists

New program to educate pharmacists on pharmacogenomics.  The efforts are going forward to help the pharmacists also explain to the patients...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

NanoVibronix Receives FDA Clearance for its PainShield™ MD Device NanoVibronix Receives FDA Clearance for its PainShield™ MD Device

As the article states, an individual can use the product without a clinician being present and it ap...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Fart Gas Helps Control Your Blood Pressure Fart Gas Helps Control Your Blood Pressure

Ok we can go all kinds of places with this story, but the key it appears is to capture the gas as i...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Ultrasound cuff to stop internal bleeding on battlefield Ultrasound cuff to stop internal bleeding on battlefield

As we all know much of the technology developed by DARPA makes its way into healthcare outside the ...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

A Glow in the Dark Cat – Genetic study to develop Gene therapy to combat disease A Glow in the Dark Cat – Genetic study to develop Gene therapy to combat disease

The gene is called an enhanced green fluorescence protein that allows scientists to see inside the ...

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Friday, October 24, 2008
 
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