Breath Test May One Day Identify TB and Other Lung Diseases As Strains of Bacteria Have Been Identified With Testing the Breath Exhaled With Lab Mice Breath Test May One Day Identify TB and Other Lung Diseases As Strains of Bacteria Have Been Identified With Testing the Breath Exhaled With Lab Mice

This is still work in progress but it can take the diagnosis time down to a few minutes from taking ...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Uceris, Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis Approved by the FDA Uceris, Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis Approved by the FDA

This is a new option for treatment and is a once a day single pill dose.  The drug has less toxicity...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

FDA Approves Botox to Treat Over Active Bladder Where Drugs Have Not Helped or Patients Lack Tolerance for Other Treatments FDA Approves Botox to Treat Over Active Bladder Where Drugs Have Not Helped or Patients Lack Tolerance for Other Treatments

This appears to be a clearance for addition use as back in 2011 the FDA gave approval for use for p...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Foundation Medicine, Makers of Genetic Cancer Tests Gets Unsolicited Email And Then Investment From Bill Gates Foundation Medicine, Makers of Genetic Cancer Tests Gets Unsolicited Email And Then Investment From Bill Gates

Foundation received an unsolicited email from Bill Gates a few months ago and the CEO wasted no time...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

FDA Approves NuPathe Skin Patch to Treat Migraines FDA Approves NuPathe Skin Patch to Treat Migraines

It’s not cheap if it is going to be around $59 as the article states that it would be priced around ...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Costco Becomes a Pharmacy Benefit Manager Costco Becomes a Pharmacy Benefit Manager

What a surprise with Costco and the goal here is to increase foot traffic in the stores and to cater...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Does the US Government Need a Department of Modeling and Algorithms–Is Data Addiction and Abuse the Next Up and Coming 12 Step Program, Some Classic Posts & Topics Revisited Does the US Government Need a Department of Modeling and Algorithms–Is Data Addiction and Abuse the Next Up and Coming 12 Step Program, Some Classic Posts & Topics Revisited

These are a couple of posts I made 2 and 3 years ago and I’ll be darned if both of them might have a...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Everybody Wants to be Health Insurance Exchange, Wal-Mart Considering the Idea for Small Companies And Oracle Can Sell You a Software Exchange Platform Everybody Wants to be Health Insurance Exchange, Wal-Mart Considering the Idea for Small Companies And Oracle Can Sell You a Software Exchange Platform

Oh boy is the exchange field for health insurance starting to get a little crowded here and now one...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

New HIPAA Omnibus Rules Certainly Encourage the Use of a Personal Health Record for Patients With Getting Copies of Their Medical Records New HIPAA Omnibus Rules Certainly Encourage the Use of a Personal Health Record for Patients With Getting Copies of Their Medical Records

I read through a few of the comments here that relate to PHRs and I have been covering the technolog...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Bio Hacking Where Amateurs Get to Tinker, Take Classes and Learn “DIYbio” Labs TED Video Bio Hacking Where Amateurs Get to Tinker, Take Classes and Learn “DIYbio” Labs TED Video

Genspace lab in Brooklyn (non profit) was created so novices and beginners could tinker, take class...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

United Healthcare States They Will Pick and Choose Health Insurance Exchanges Where They Participate, As They Algorithmically Model Where Profitability Will Exist and Allow for the Creation of Additional Analytics United Healthcare States They Will Pick and Choose Health Insurance Exchanges Where They Participate, As They Algorithmically Model Where Profitability Will Exist and Allow for the Creation of Additional Analytics

It’s all about money and this pretty much says it all.  When you look and compare health insurance c...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

“Things Go Better With Coke” Except for Obesity, New Advertising Campaign Coming Soon “Things Go Better With Coke” Except for Obesity, New Advertising Campaign Coming Soon

Well will we still see Santa Claus who has a few extra pounds at Christmas drinking a Coke:)  That’s...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Are Robots Hurting Job Growth–60 Minutes Report, Robotics in Healthcare Still Need Humans and Will for A Long Time Are Robots Hurting Job Growth–60 Minutes Report, Robotics in Healthcare Still Need Humans and Will for A Long Time

If you read here often enough, then you have read a couple of my suggestions to bring more jobs back...

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hospital in Oregon Suing Coordinated Care Organization for Cancelation of Contract as They Assumed When Taking Over Prior Care System Hospital in Oregon Suing Coordinated Care Organization for Cancelation of Contract as They Assumed When Taking Over Prior Care System

Willamette Valley Community Health is the organization to oversee care for Medicaid Patients in part...

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Nantucket Cottage Hospital–Helps 81 Hospitals in Massachusetts Reap Additional Reimbursement Due to Medicare Rule Stating Doctors & Staff Must Be Paid the Same as a Rural Hospital…Killer Algorithms Part 53 Nantucket Cottage Hospital–Helps 81 Hospitals in Massachusetts Reap Additional Reimbursement Due to Medicare Rule Stating Doctors & Staff Must Be Paid the Same as a Rural Hospital…Killer Algorithms Part 53

Normally rural hospitals are not like this one as it became a “rural “ hospital on a very rich afflu...

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dr. Oz Visits Piers Morgan for a Brief Physical And Talks BMI and Blood Pressure Dr. Oz Visits Piers Morgan for a Brief Physical And Talks BMI and Blood Pressure

Dr. Oz is making the rounds to make sure out late night show hosts are in good shape.  The conversat...

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Sunday, January 13, 2013
 
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