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

NIH to Phase Out Second Amended Grant Submissions NIH to Phase Out Second Amended Grant Submissions

As of January 25, 2009, no long can second grant applications be sent to the NIH.  It appears they a...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Translational Medicine – Science 2.0 Translational Medicine – Science 2.0

Practicing medicine, whether that's evidence-based medicine, or simply experience-based, expertise-infused requires new methods and we h...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

How Hot is Genomics and the Sequencing Machines? How Hot is Genomics and the Sequencing Machines?

I would say genomics and personalized medicine is a very hot topic and developing fast, based on 4 machines being ordered from Singapore.  J...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Computer mouse driven by sound – help for the handicapped and disabled Computer mouse driven by sound – help for the handicapped and disabled

This sounds like some wonderful technology in the works and is simple to use on top of that.  Gosh, I am not disabled, but even I would lik...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Scripps, Navigenics, Affymetrix and Microsoft team on groundbreaking health study – Personalized Medicine Scripps, Navigenics, Affymetrix and Microsoft team on groundbreaking health study – Personalized Medicine

10,000 employees, family members or friends of employees of Scripps will be able to participate in t...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

FDA Slams LabCorp for Selling Unapproved Ovarian Cancer Test FDA Slams LabCorp for Selling Unapproved Ovarian Cancer Test

If you are using or recommending this test, this might be of interest with the latest FDA action unt...

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New LA County-USC Trauma Center Redefines Resuscitation Through Integrating Mounted Point-of-Care Ultrasound New LA County-USC Trauma Center Redefines Resuscitation Through Integrating Mounted Point-of-Care Ultrasound

One nice benefit is that you can transfer images right onto a thumb drive via high-speed USB ports....

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

What Does Microsoft Want From The WaMu Wreckage? The Building? What Does Microsoft Want From The WaMu Wreckage? The Building?

Interesting speculation here, perhaps a new name on the tower in time?  BD Creditors are linin...

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Acting CMS Administrator Weems Announces Efforts To Reduce Medicare Fraud In Seven States Acting CMS Administrator Weems Announces Efforts To Reduce Medicare Fraud In Seven States

Not too long ago we had the embarrassing situation of “dead doctors” being billed so perhaps this is a step up in this direction to get a h...

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Physicians Reluctant to Advise on Health Plans  - Be the Informed patient Physicians Reluctant to Advise on Health Plans - Be the Informed patient

  Your average family practice doctor is focusing on health care, that might be why, when you stop a...

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Cancer Groups Look for Common Ground As Competition for Research Funds Heats Up Cancer Groups Look for Common Ground As Competition for Research Funds Heats Up

This is a touchy subject as you don’t want to diminish any funds that are coming in, yet some type ...

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tenet subsidiary announces closing of Irvine Regional Hospital – Orange County, CA Tenet subsidiary announces closing of Irvine Regional Hospital – Orange County, CA

In a related story from Forbes, as soon as the announcement was made, Tenet stocks rose.   I guess i...

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Novel Lung Cancer Vaccine Trial Launched At Moores UCSD Cancer Center Novel Lung Cancer Vaccine Trial Launched At Moores UCSD Cancer Center

The new vaccine, Lucanix, is genetically engineered to also trick the cancer into turning off its immune system-suppressing activities, this...

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Eden Spine Receives CE Mark For Its Nonfusion Wellex" Interspinous Process Medical Device Eden Spine Receives CE Mark For Its Nonfusion Wellex" Interspinous Process Medical Device

This product is not FDA approved for use in the US yet, but it appears it could be getting closer. ...

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Cancer Isn't One Size Fits All – Robin Roberts from ABC and Breast Cancer Cancer Isn't One Size Fits All – Robin Roberts from ABC and Breast Cancer

Robin Roberts, describes her journey with breast cancer, and October is Breast Cancer Awareness mon...

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008
 
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