Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Wishes Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Wishes

Best wishes to all and thanks once again for tuning in to the Medical Quack this year!      ...

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sex Chip is to stir up the libido – the latest technology with implanted medical devices? Sex Chip is to stir up the libido – the latest technology with implanted medical devices?

First thought here, is Viagra in trouble?  There are more implanted devices appearing on the market...

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Medical Quack on Fox News this week – Clouds and Fraud Medical Quack on Fox News this week – Clouds and Fraud

Thanks once again to everyone who tunes in here.  Will be spotty posting the next week as I am try...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Microsoft Start Up Zone – Help for Start Up Companies Microsoft Start Up Zone – Help for Start Up Companies

What happens when you don’t answer your tweets on Twitter, well you end up with your video over here...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Implanted Medical Device to Control Blood Pressure Implanted Medical Device to Control Blood Pressure

The device is still under clinical trials at present and does require surgery that takes 2-3 hours. ...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Cell Phone Detects HIV, Malaria and other diseases Cell Phone Detects HIV, Malaria and other diseases

A cell phone with a camera right off the shelf was able to do this.  Looks pretty simple from the p...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

FDA's New Warning About 25 Weight-Loss Products that may contain controlled substances FDA's New Warning About 25 Weight-Loss Products that may contain controlled substances

You could possibly be getting more than you bargained for with some of the products according to th...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Pay for performance (P4P)--How's my driving? – Observations from a Patient Pay for performance (P4P)--How's my driving? – Observations from a Patient

I just wanted to take this post and republish here as the writer was kind enough to reference one of my posts from a coupe months back.  The...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Medical Home gives doctors time with patients Medical Home gives doctors time with patients

One success story of how the Medical Home is working for one primary practice doctor.  This is a pilot study to see how it could work by re...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Employees Want To Give These CEOs Coal For Christmas – Genentech tops the Nice List, Amgen on the Naughty CEO list - Survey Employees Want To Give These CEOs Coal For Christmas – Genentech tops the Nice List, Amgen on the Naughty CEO list - Survey

This is an interesting view on how employees viewed their CEOs from the poll.  Amgen shown on the “...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

UnitedHealth settles misstating executive compensation allegation with the SEC – Use their PHR? UnitedHealth settles misstating executive compensation allegation with the SEC – Use their PHR?

In a related story today an article discusses their new portal that has plans to be incorporated wi...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Ultra Violet Smart Ring – It Collects and Reports your exposure times and values Ultra Violet Smart Ring – It Collects and Reports your exposure times and values

This doesn’t look bad either, and has a unisex design.  So at the end of the day, one more device to...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Obama Names Lander, Varmus as Science and Technology Advisors Obama Names Lander, Varmus as Science and Technology Advisors

Genomics experts and other science individuals are finding their way into the new administration, sounds promising!  BD  NEW YORK (GenomeW...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Maryland Hospitals Take Patients to Court Maryland Hospitals Take Patients to Court

Maryland Hospitals appear to be pretty aggressive, and below from a prior post, some hospitals put debt up for auction.  BD Hospitals Put ...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Interpreting the Genome - understanding all the data Interpreting the Genome - understanding all the data

This is a very good point, getting all the data organized into a fashion where it can be used and an...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Myriad Genetics Launches Cancer Personalized Medicine Product - Prezeon Test Myriad Genetics Launches Cancer Personalized Medicine Product - Prezeon Test

  Briefly, the test determines if the PTEN gene is functioning properly, as it is a tumor suppresso...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Health Insurance feeling the pinch, well a little pinch Health Insurance feeling the pinch, well a little pinch

Well sure everyone is hurting, but don’t forget the big reserves (money that is not for operating, etc. just sits there for just in case ...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Madoff Scam Hits Harvard Medical School Grants and affiliate Beth Israel Medical Center Madoff Scam Hits Harvard Medical School Grants and affiliate Beth Israel Medical Center

Diabetes research projects may go on hold.  This is sad that the Foundation is having to close and t...

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Genentech Embraces Cloud Computing subscription service from Google Genentech Embraces Cloud Computing subscription service from Google

Genentech is a large biotech pharmaceutical company in San Francisco and the the largest company to...

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Chernobyl Children's Project International – Global Charity and Volunteer Site Chernobyl Children's Project International – Global Charity and Volunteer Site

This is a special post and all of us will probably remember the horrible incident from years back at Chernobyl.  We are all facing some eco...

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Genomics – Who’ going to win the X Prize? Genomics – Who’ going to win the X Prize?

We have not heard much of this in the news of late, and with recent milestones in the progress it c...

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Maryland ponders regulation of 'concierge' medicine Maryland ponders regulation of 'concierge' medicine

One more new twist in health care, the “R” word, regulation.  As physicians explore better ways to serve patients and limit the number, thin...

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

FDA checking Kanzius Machine as a possible cancer cure FDA checking Kanzius Machine as a possible cancer cure

In August I posted a story from 60 Minutes about the machine and now it looks like it is going to th...

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Sunday, December 21, 2008
 
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