Medicine Digest

26 February 2024

September 20, 2014

(ED NOTE: An example of how this applies to healthcare: I was seeing a patient in a clinic with back pain.  She has just had an MRI at another clinic the week before for the same complaint.  Fine, I said, let me call that clinic, even though it is Saturday and get the ...

 

(ED NOTE: We are a little slow off the mark here, since this press release, direct from the FDA, came on Sept 23, 2013)

Tailored approach supports innovation while protecting consumer safetyToday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued final guidance for developers of mo...

Micro-motor powered nanobots have delivered a nanoparticle compound directly into the gut tissue of a live mouse (Photo:Shutterstock)

January 21, 2014

Researchers working at the University of California, San Diego have claimed a world first in proving that artificial, microscopic mac...

By Benedict Evans on March 15, 2013

Smartphones have created a bridge between two previously separate industries—wireless networks and personal computing. For Internet firms and device makers, this means access to the world’s largest network of people. As can be seen above, the wireless tel...

by John Bennett MD

Starting Tuesday, we hade Luis,  Neurosurgical resident from Hospital Juarez in Mexico City, Mexico.  Luis is a Twitter veterans, who loves to network with this platform, as well as get Neurosurgery information online.

Luis is one of the few docto...

These 12 startups are working to make medical care more affordable and efficient a change that could save billions of dollars and save lives.Rock Health Halle Tecco

A seed funding accelerator for healthcare startups, San Francisco-based Rock Health was launched in 2011 by Halle Tecco and Nate G...

(ED NOTE: I was struck, not only by the origin and tone of this blog from this South Carolina Psychiatrist, but by the above picture.  Wonder who took it?)

: KevinMD

GREG SMITH, MD | PHYSICIAN | SEPTEMBER 2, 2013

I have been asked one question about my work in teleps...

November 25 4:15 pm EST

The U.S. government is concerned that some of 23andMe’s health assessments could mislead customers.

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki that her company “must immediately discontinue marketing the [Personal Gen...

October 24

If your healthcare organization isn’t considering mHealth in its efforts to improve treatment outcomes, promote patient engagement and increase profitability, chances are you’re falling behind the times. Mobile health isn’t just the future of healthcare anymore – it’s here no...

Augutst 30, 2014

ZephyrLIFE™ Technology from Covidien Powers Geneia’s Remote Patient Monitoring Solution for the Home

Harrisburg, PA and Concord, NH– Geneia® today announced a multi-year, strategic partnership with Covidien to help improve ...

September 15, 2014

The Stanford Medicine X conference is one of the most publicized events in health care. Its hashtag #MedX was a top-trending term on Twitter throughout last week’s event.

Every year, thought leaders, physicians, academics and entrepreneurs gather at MedX under co...

Octo 12, 2015

Manufacturing is among the fields 3D printing is revolutionizing. Companies no longer have to make products in an industrial scale. Instead, they can roll-out a small number of specialized products or test out prototypes without the burden of high costs.

The recent hype over 3...

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO,UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, YALE UNIVERSITY

August 4, 2013

CARNEGIE MELLON (US) — Many Americans don’t understand how their health insurance policies work, even though they think they ...

april 18, 2013

Today’s patients are empowered and connected – living as much in the digital world as the “real” world. It isn’t easy to engage healthcare customers in social media. FDA guidance lags, and breeds anxiety among pharma companies hesitant to risk crossing the boundar...

Friday, November 22, 2013

There is little to no evidence that secure messaging portals in electronic health record systems improve outcomes or reduce costs, according to a systematic review of 46 studies published over more than two decades, Modern Healthcares Vital Signs reports.

Det...

October 23, 2014

IFor the first time in humans, researchers have managed to penetrate the brain’s protector, meaning that doctors will be able to deliver drugs to previously inaccessible parts of the brain.

The blood-brain barrier is a network of cells that separates the brain from the res...

September 11, 2014

Sagar Patel, MD, a resident in the department of otolaryngology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Insitute and Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, had a feeling that Google Glass might be able to improve patient care.

He persuaded his bosses to p...

Andreas Bastian helps 10-year-old Riley.
: Sarah ORourke/Autodesk

[Adults] have a huge amount to unlearn before we start to leverage the technology, Bastian said. Kids havent yet learned that. They dont know the things we treat as im...

(ED: We must keep a critical eye on digital developments; we cannot blindly accept all new developments, like any relatively new science in medicine, we have to be objective)

The quest to gather ever more information can make us value the wrong things and grow overconfident about what we know...