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Is there any hope for physician-only anesthesia groups?

Today is a remarkable day for me. I’m officially leaving private practice after almost 18 years, to return to academic medicine with a faculty position in a highly regarded California department of anesthesiology. Why would I do that? There are many positive reasons. I believe in the teaching mission of academic medicine:  to train the […]

Augmented Reality Tech to Help Size Up Breast Implants

A company called Illusio (San Clemente, CA) is now using augmented reality technology to help size up breast implants, themselves a form of reality augmentation. They built an iPad app that captures video of a patient while she’s wearing a specially colored bra and immediately superimposes computer generated breasts over the bra. Show More Summary

Microchip to Enable Wireless Brain-Machine Interfaces

Brain-computer interfaces have the potential to rehabilitate paralyzed people, get Parkinson’s disease under control, and help mitigate  symptoms of other neurological conditions. Interfacing with the brain has been one challenge, but transmitting the large amounts of data the brain produces has meant wires protruding through the scalp. Show More Summary

The Iconic Images Behind Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Video

“Storyville Girl Posing Out of Doors” by E. J. Bellocq Wikimedia Commons Dressed in white, twirling a parasol, or seated primly on a sofa, in the boudoir sequences of her “Formation” video, Beyoncé reaches a century back into New Orleans history. Show More Summary

The Long and Crumbling Road

In his magisterial, improbably thrilling 1989 book The Pencil, Henry Petroski, a longtime professor of engineering and historian at Duke University, recounted that Henry David Thoreau, upon making a list of essential items to bring on...Show More Summary

In defense of variation: A neurosurgeon takes on Atul Gawande

In 2012, celebrated surgeon-cum-writer Atul Gawande penned an incisive essay for the New Yorker entitled “Big Med.” Deliberately provocative, yet disarmingly reasoned, it suggests that American health care should borrow management practices from the Cheesecake Factory. Show More Summary

Pfizer, Galvanize Partner to Launch Health & Wellness Innovation Program

Galvanize and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH) has announced a joint health and wellness innovation program that will enable up to ten startup companies specializing in the development of potential solutions for improved sleep, stress management, energy, aging and nutrition to access Galvanize’s network of technical talent and investors. Show More Summary

How Barack Obama Can Save Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy

Bernie Sanders’s surprisingly robust challenge to Hillary Clinton is indicative of a strange contradiction in Democratic politics, and Clinton is on the losing end of it. By many accounts, including his own, President Obama believesShow More Summary

The American Rebellion is Hitting the House of Medicine

6 hours agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

From Peggy Noonan: We’re in the midst of a rebellion. The bottom and middle are pushing against the top. It’s a throwing off of old claims and it’s been going on for a while, but we’re seeing it more sharply after New Hampshire. This is not politics as usual, which by its nature is full of surprise. Show More Summary

The Radiology Report

By SAURABH JHA, MD “’Normal’ is one of the most powerful words a radiologist can use”: Curtis P. Langlotz MD PhD, Professor of Radiology, Stanford University After I used “clinically correlate” thrice in a row in my report, the attending radiologist asked, “How would you feel if the referring clinician said on the requisition for

How a neurogenic bladder affects sexual intimacy

An excerpt from Beyond Embarrassment, reclaiming your life with neurogenic bladder and bowel. Conceivably one of the areas of life most affected by neurogenic bladder is sexual intimacy. When I was first diagnosed, I was afraid to have sex. Because I was new to using a catheter, I was sore in that area anyway. The last […]

Mechanical ventilation notes

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Medicaid Drug Reimbursement Changes—The Move Toward Cost-Based Reimbursement

Today’s guest post comes from George Kitchens, president of Artia Solutions, on behalf of Elsevier. George provides another view on the Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Show More Summary

Ad Wars 2016: Hillary Clinton Woos Black Voters in South Carolina

While the political world focused on snowy New Hampshire this week, voters in South Carolina saw a new campaign ad pop up on their televisions. “Something is just fundamentally broken when African Americans are more likely to be arrested...Show More Summary

Infographic: The Sick State of Healthcare Data Breaches

1 in 3 Americans were victims of healthcare data breaches, attributed to a series of large-scale attacks that each affected more than 10 million individuals, according to Bitglass’ 2016 Healthcare Breach Report. Among the most significant findings of the report was that in 2015, 98 percent of record leaks were due to large-scale breaches targeting... Read More

Clinton to Sanders: You Are No Friend of Obama’s

Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate was among the most substantive and subdued of the cycle, and until the end, it was largely drawn from familiar material. But in the debate’s closing moments, Hillary Clinton sharpened one of her most promising—yet fraught—appeals to the Democratic base. Show More Summary

Breaking into the Health IT Industry: The 2016 Unofficial Guide

Image credit: Bitglass   Editor’s Note: Cherie Lester is a Senior Healthcare IT Recruiter with Holland Square Group , a provider of technology and healthcare IT consulting, strategic staffing, outsourcing and professional search solutions. Show More Summary

Jiff Adds Garmin, Glooko, Others to Enterprise Health Platform

The digital health space is growing rapidly, and more and more digital health solutions (wearables like Fitbit, telemedicine like Doctor On Demand, and chronic condition coaches like Omada) are reaching millions of consumers throughShow More Summary

Digital Health Accelerator Dreamit Health Lands $325k Grant

Digital health startup accelerator Dreamit Health has received a$325,000 grant from Blackstone Charitable Foundation to accelerate more high-potential digital health startups, strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Philadelphia. Show More Summary

Well Who Would Have Known? It Seems The New NBN Might Work Pretty Well.

This appeared last week:NBN research: fibre to node satisfies as much as fibre to homeThe AustralianFebruary 5, 2016 12:00AMAnnabel HepworthNBN research has found fibre-to-the-node technology as satisfactory as fibre to the home.Homes...Show More Summary

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