Zilver® PTX® Stent from Cook Medical Gains CE Mark – Treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Zilver® PTX® Stent from Cook Medical Gains CE Mark – Treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

The stent is coated with paclitaxel, a cancer drug.   The drug lasts in the body for 6-8 weeks, and ...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kaiser Permanente Will Cut 1,800 more jobs in California Kaiser Permanente Will Cut 1,800 more jobs in California

The positions cut are all to be in California and just recently there were some major cuts in thei...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Drive Through Health Care Experiment at Stanford – Keep Patients in Their Cars As Long As you Can Drive Through Health Care Experiment at Stanford – Keep Patients in Their Cars As Long As you Can

This was an experiment tried out at Stanford with volunteers to see if it had any value to keep pat...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Migraine Headache – There Could Be A Patch for That Soon Migraine Headache – There Could Be A Patch for That Soon

Headaches is certainly one area that is getting a lot of attention as well as delivery methods for d...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ActiveForever Introduces New Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser with Alarm ActiveForever Introduces New Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser with Alarm

This appears to be a handy device for those who have multiple pills to take daily and it comes with an alarm that will nag you along with a ...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Remote Area Medical Los Angeles – Day One Remote Area Medical Los Angeles – Day One

Each day 1500 people can get a number to be seen, others who are turned away are encouraged to come...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stanford Professor Sequences His Entire Genome in a Month – Single Molecule Sequencing From Helicos Stanford Professor Sequences His Entire Genome in a Month – Single Molecule Sequencing From Helicos

Last year I was luck enough to spend a bit time talking with Dr. Patrice Milos, Chief Science Office...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FDA's Device Chief Leaving His Job – These are Big Shoes To Fill with Clinical and IT Knowledge Required FDA's Device Chief Leaving His Job – These are Big Shoes To Fill with Clinical and IT Knowledge Required

I have to say in his defense though, that position is one tough job as it has evolved over the last...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Interview with Fraser Edward, Blackberry Manager of Market Development – BlackBerry in Healthcare Interview with Fraser Edward, Blackberry Manager of Market Development – BlackBerry in Healthcare

Recently I had the opportunity to talk with Fraser Edward from Research In Motion (RIM), the maker o...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

HHS Issues New Report - 12 million Americans denied coverage by Insurance industry HHS Issues New Report - 12 million Americans denied coverage by Insurance industry

The really sad issues at hand are those who have cancer that are denied, 1 in 10 could not get healt...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Would Somebody Put A Lid on Health Reform and Hitler – Bad Taste and Shows Ignorance Would Somebody Put A Lid on Health Reform and Hitler – Bad Taste and Shows Ignorance

The 2 subjects have nothing to do with one another other than to show the ignorance of those who tr...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wendell Potter - Join Me in L.A. at the Los Angeles RAM (Remote Access Medical) Event Wendell Potter - Join Me in L.A. at the Los Angeles RAM (Remote Access Medical) Event

Below is a little clip from my prior post, use the link to catch all the details for patients and vo...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Test Your Eyesight Here – Are You Seeing Double? Test Your Eyesight Here – Are You Seeing Double?

We all know who this is, but step back from your computer a few feet and look again.  If you are s...

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Isotope Update – Shortage Still Taking a Toll With Scans Missed, Rescheduled or Cancelled Isotope Update – Shortage Still Taking a Toll With Scans Missed, Rescheduled or Cancelled

The City of Hope is reporting that many scans are sometimes delayed for weeks due to the shortage a...

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Helter Skelter in Healthcare – John Stewart Takes A Look at Reform Helter Skelter in Healthcare – John Stewart Takes A Look at Reform

  This is classic Jon Stewart, watch Glen Beck he says and get all riled up.  He gets Sarah Pal...

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Monday, August 10, 2009
 
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