Juan Enriquez–Will Our Kids Be a Different Species–In Other Words Are We Evolving in Real Time Juan Enriquez–Will Our Kids Be a Different Species–In Other Words Are We Evolving in Real Time

  Juan Enriquez is a fascinating person to listen to as he has gone the gambit with Craig ...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

QuantiaMD Appoints John Halamka, MD to its Board of Directors QuantiaMD Appoints John Halamka, MD to its Board of Directors

We all know who Dr. Halamka is at Harvard Medical and most follow his blog, Life as a Healthcare CIO...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Man Dies While Having Sex in a Three-Some, Cardiologist Gets Sued for Failing to Tell The Man To Avoid Exerting Himself Before Stress Test is Done–Doctor Loses and Estate Gets $3 Million Dollars Man Dies While Having Sex in a Three-Some, Cardiologist Gets Sued for Failing to Tell The Man To Avoid Exerting Himself Before Stress Test is Done–Doctor Loses and Estate Gets $3 Million Dollars

This was from today over at the Happy Hospitalist blog and yes it’s a good one and also see wher...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

National Kidney Registry Migrated to Microsoft Azure Cloud–Significantly Boosting Speed With Multiple Matching Capabilities For Paired Transplantation Candidates National Kidney Registry Migrated to Microsoft Azure Cloud–Significantly Boosting Speed With Multiple Matching Capabilities For Paired Transplantation Candidates

When you visit the website it shows 464 transplants facilitated to date.  With the new Azure cloud s...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Why are Scientists Not Using More “Math” to Determine How Cancer Grows and Mutates? TEDMED Video Why are Scientists Not Using More “Math” to Determine How Cancer Grows and Mutates? TEDMED Video

Instead of rushing to use humans immediately in clinical trials, model it with math and computer cod...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

US Congress Speaks at a Literacy Level of High School Sophomores–Colbert on Sunlight Foundation Study US Congress Speaks at a Literacy Level of High School Sophomores–Colbert on Sunlight Foundation Study

This is priceless and perhaps this was why the Constitution had to be read out loud not too long ago...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

“Previvor, If You Develop the Disease You Get Off the Island”–Subclinical Illnesses Leading to Overtreatment And Possibly Death–Ivan Oransky From Reuters Video “Previvor, If You Develop the Disease You Get Off the Island”–Subclinical Illnesses Leading to Overtreatment And Possibly Death–Ivan Oransky From Reuters Video

This is a very good talk about subclinical illnesses from the TEDMED conference and how it work...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

AARP and Microsoft HealthVault Connect Personal Health Records AARP and Microsoft HealthVault Connect Personal Health Records

If you read here often enough then you know I have a complete section on PHRs (personal health recor...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Anthem Blue Cross Announces Algorithm to Pre-Screen Clients for Underwriting–You Can See What the Parameters Are Up Front on What It Will Cost You Via Compare Health Insurance Site Anthem Blue Cross Announces Algorithm to Pre-Screen Clients for Underwriting–You Can See What the Parameters Are Up Front on What It Will Cost You Via Compare Health Insurance Site

Well it appears we have a tool that is designed for you to enter all your information, especially if...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Melanoma Drugs Extending Lives and Working Better Than Chemotherapy–Focus at ASCO Melanoma Drugs Extending Lives and Working Better Than Chemotherapy–Focus at ASCO

Another targeted melanoma therapy also from GlaxoSmithkline, dabrafenib , was tested against ch...

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Why Chemotherapy Fails–Weizmann Institute Discusses Why Leukemia Often Returns Why Chemotherapy Fails–Weizmann Institute Discusses Why Leukemia Often Returns

Being this is the week of ASCO and the fact that I am catching up after my move this is a good time ...

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Wal-Mart Clinics Go Live In the Cloud with Smart Care Doc–Telemedicine Wal-Mart Clinics Go Live In the Cloud with Smart Care Doc–Telemedicine

I went to the Smart Care Doc and so far it looks as though there is one in Pennsylvania that is on b...

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal In Connecticut–17th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal In Connecticut–17th State to Legalize

The law is a little different than in most states as pharmacists will be providing it, that is after...

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Komen Founder A No Show at ASCO To Receive Award–Foundation Also Had No Booth This Year Komen Founder A No Show at ASCO To Receive Award–Foundation Also Had No Booth This Year

If you have been watching the news then you are aware of the annual big ASCO convention in Chica...

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Algorithm Predicts Future Medical Conditions–Works Somewhat Like Netflix Based on Patient and Other Patient Experiences–Good for Clinical Arena and Words of Caution With Potential “For Profit” Utilization Algorithm Predicts Future Medical Conditions–Works Somewhat Like Netflix Based on Patient and Other Patient Experiences–Good for Clinical Arena and Words of Caution With Potential “For Profit” Utilization

This makes sense to help us predict but like all algorithms out there it’s a tool and other factors ...

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Monday, June 04, 2012

WellPoint to Purchase 1-800 Contacts Eyewear and Contact Lens Retailer For Around $900 Million–Subsidiary Watch WellPoint to Purchase 1-800 Contacts Eyewear and Contact Lens Retailer For Around $900 Million–Subsidiary Watch

This probably comes as no surprise as we already have United Healthcare in the “cheap” hearing aid...

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Misys Acquired by Vista Equity Partners–Company That Was Started in the Medical Records Business Misys Acquired by Vista Equity Partners–Company That Was Started in the Medical Records Business

  Going back to 2008, Misys purchased Allscripts.  I remember the Misys MyWay  medical records syste...

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Saturday, June 02, 2012

Sun Screen Spray Sets Man on Fire–Banana Boat Stated They Would Investigate Sun Screen Spray Sets Man on Fire–Banana Boat Stated They Would Investigate

Banana Boat sunscreen proved to be a little dangerous.  The warning is not quite sufficient states t...

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Saturday, June 02, 2012

Larry Ellison–Unwired at All Things Digital Conference Video Highlights–One of Larry’s Best! Larry Ellison–Unwired at All Things Digital Conference Video Highlights–One of Larry’s Best!

If you didn’t catch this interview from Kara Swisher from All Things Digital, it is well worth...

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Saturday, June 02, 2012

Insurers Add 4th Tier to Prescription Pricing–Higher Costs for Patients–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Part 31 As That is What Calculates the Cost Insurers Add 4th Tier to Prescription Pricing–Higher Costs for Patients–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Part 31 As That is What Calculates the Cost

Well we all know that once you leave tier one and two the costs go up tremendously so when does tier...

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Medical Quack Will Be Back Blogging Soon Medical Quack Will Be Back Blogging Soon

I have just moved after 28 years in one house and what a move it was to include a nice spider bite f...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Former FDA Commissioner Andrew Von Eschenbach Joins Another Board–Banyan Biomarkers Former FDA Commissioner Andrew Von Eschenbach Joins Another Board–Banyan Biomarkers

Banyan Biomarkers provides analytical services to pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies ...

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