Interoperability Advice for the New Administration – AHIC Interoperability Advice for the New Administration – AHIC

I watched part of the video, not all as it is several hours long and you might want to watch for you...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Last call for Old Style Asthma Inhalers on Dec. 31st Last call for Old Style Asthma Inhalers on Dec. 31st

According to the article, the cost is more and you may not feel the customary “puff” as much with t...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Magic Jack – Phone Calls with USB device for $19.95 a year Magic Jack – Phone Calls with USB device for $19.95 a year

I have been a bit slim on the gadgets lately so here’s one that was all over the major news a short...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Silent Auction for a Good Cause Silent Auction for a Good Cause

Dr. Ramona Bates is a surgeon by day and a wonderful quilt creator on her off hours.  Today began th...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Johnson and Johnson Buys Medical Device Maker Mentor Johnson and Johnson Buys Medical Device Maker Mentor

  This takes me back a few years to when I was in outside sales with transportation and logistics wh...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

FDA gives OK for One more generic for Wellbutrin this week FDA gives OK for One more generic for Wellbutrin this week

This is the second approval this week for a generic version of Wellbutrin, earlier this week Watson ...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts partners with Google Health Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts partners with Google Health

One more reason to think about a PHR, personal health record.  Earlier today it was announced that U...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Patients going to private hospitals contracted to the NHS Patients going to private hospitals contracted to the NHS

The monthly figure rose from 300 to over 3000 in the month of September.  The trade off is individual rooms, free parking, lower rate of ho...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Essure Sterilization Procedure Avoids Surgery for Women Essure Sterilization Procedure Avoids Surgery for Women

Small coils made of polyester fibers and metal are inserted through the cervix into each fallopian t...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

UnitedHealth Creates Personal Health Records With Online Health Venture UnitedHealth Creates Personal Health Records With Online Health Venture

One more entry into the the PHR system, but the one big issue here for me at least, is that I would ...

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Cook's Medical still growing Cook's Medical still growing

The company is a long time veteran in the stent business and not too long ago I had an interview po...

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Engage with Grace – The One Slide Project Engage with Grace – The One Slide Project

We make choices throughout our lives - where we want to live, what types of activities will fill our...

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Testing Children for “Sports” Gene? Testing Children for “Sports” Gene?

This is pretty controversial in essence, if you have ever watched parent already getting pretty steamed up at baseball and soccer games, so ...

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The War on Obesity - Natural Orifice Surgery an Option for the Future with no incisions The War on Obesity - Natural Orifice Surgery an Option for the Future with no incisions

The Mayo Clinic has been removing gall bladders with this type of surgery, no incision and done thro...

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Computer technology can cut into personalized patient care with complexity and complicated user interfaces Computer technology can cut into personalized patient care with complexity and complicated user interfaces

This article offers some very good insight here and I’ll add my 2 cents worth as well.  We all know...

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Heartbeat of a new industry – Stem Cell Storage Banks Heartbeat of a new industry – Stem Cell Storage Banks

One of the founds is no other than James Thomson, an early stem cell pioneer, and the company just ...

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mapping brain cancer to find best treatment – Personalized Medicine Mapping brain cancer to find best treatment – Personalized Medicine

A piano player gives up his job, goes to medical school and now has and R and D project with clinical trials for brain cancer.  He also wor...

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

What is Cyberchondria and Who Has it? What is Cyberchondria and Who Has it?

If you are one of many, well like all of us in the search for information relative to healthcare tod...

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

How To Send Email Text Messages To Any Cell Phone (for Free) from your computer How To Send Email Text Messages To Any Cell Phone (for Free) from your computer

Why am I blogging about SMS on a healthcare blog?   Many don’t realize they can send a text message...

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

ZietGeist – a movie that discusses the future ZietGeist – a movie that discusses the future

This is a bit off the wall, and when you have about 2 hours it’s worth giving a watch. I didn’t ag...

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Prescriptions risk score used to deny health insurance Prescriptions risk score used to deny health insurance

Lawmakers are going to have a difficult time with this one as they are not technically up to date en...

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Friday, November 28, 2008

German court rules big boobs are not a medical problem German court rules big boobs are not a medical problem

This is a procedure women here in the US undergo all the time for a reduction, but in Germany the court decided no, but again we may not ha...

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Doctor tries to blame hand wash for drunk-driving arrest – the hands didn’t have it Doctor tries to blame hand wash for drunk-driving arrest – the hands didn’t have it

Nobody wants a DUI for being under the influence, and especially during the holiday season coming u...

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Safety and Effectiveness of Using CyberKnife on Prostate Cancer Safety and Effectiveness of Using CyberKnife on Prostate Cancer

When it comes to cancer today there are many different options to look at and discuss with your phy...

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Friday, November 28, 2008
 
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