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Scripps Study Uses Wearable Sensors to Detect Strokes

  Image credit: STSI   Researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) have launched a home-based clinical trial that uses wearable sensor technology to identify people with asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AFib). STSI...Show More Summary

Olympus EZDilate Multi-Stage Endoscopic Esophageal Balloon Dilator Unveiled in U.S.

Olympus is releasing the newly FDA cleared EZDilate multi-stage endoscopic balloon dilator, a device designed predominantly to be used for esophageal dilations. The balloon is compact during the delivery stage and the soft distal tip of the device should allow for easy access through difficult strictures. Show More Summary

The App Around the Corner

Here’s a very incomplete list of the things that have closed in my old New York City neighborhood in the last 10 years: the pizza place, the laundromat, the Chinese food place (Mamma Buddha), the other Chinese food place (Baby Buddha),...Show More Summary

Specialty Therapies 2016

Specialty Therapies 2016January 28-29, 2016 | Planet Hollywood | Las Vegas, NVJoin healthcare and pharma thought leaders on January 28-29 in Las Vegas for Specialty Therapies 2016 – the highly acclaimed meeting that brings about critical...Show More Summary

Remember to ask before praying with patients

He stood still.  He was virtually stymied at the request she made.  I, as a visiting medical student rotating on the cardiology consultation service over which this brilliant, accomplished attending cardiologist with advanced interventional training presided, myself stood befuddled when he, in essence, appeared like a deer caught in the headlights after his patient asked […]

Winston Churchill's World

“An accepted leader,” wrote Winston Churchill in Their Finest Hour, “has only to be sure of what is best to do.” “If he is no good,” Churchill added, “he must be poleaxed. And, taking him at his word, the British poleaxed Churchill in 1945. Show More Summary

Time to Finally Get Real in Paris

Paris, city of romance, doesn’t seem so romantic these days. The errorist attacks that struck the city in mid-November were a horrific reminder — as if one were necessary — of a creeping, inchoate threat whose strikes can’t be easily predicted, let alone stopped. Show More Summary

Peter Singer's Extremely Altruistic Heirs

How much money, ime, and effort should you be giving to relieve dire poverty? And how should you allocate these precious goods? If we ask these questions more than we once did, there are several reasons why. The inescapable media gaze makes it harder to avoid being aware of poverty, domestic and global, than it used to be. Show More Summary

Nuance, NDSC Partner to Deliver Value-Based Imaging Solutions

Nuance and the The National Decision Support Company (NDSC) today jointly announced a strategic collaboration through which the two companies are leveraging the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Imaging 3.0 tools, enabling radiologists...Show More Summary

3D Printers Help Create 3D Models of Brain Tumors

Effective patient engagement is vital to helping patients cope with their medical condition. However, should the patient require an operation of great complexity, such as having a brain tumor removed, they can experience confusion when talking things through with their neurosurgeon. Show More Summary

Cybathlon 2016, a Competition of Smart and Powered Prosthetic Devices (VIDEO)

ETH Zurich is getting ready to host the first Cybathlon, a sports competition in which disabled people can use advanced assistive devices to overcome a variety of challenges. There will be special racing courses designed to test outShow More Summary

What academic medicine can learn from #ConcernedStudents1950

In August of 2002, as a spry young adult, I stepped foot onto the University of Missouri’s campus.  Eight years later, I was a double alumnus of my wonderful alma mater, and today, my heart still bleeds black and gold.  Although I was happy to begin a new phase in life, Mizzou was not my first […]

St. Jude’s Proclaim Elite Spinal Cord Stimulator for Chronic Pain FDA Approved

St. Jude Medical is releasing in the U.S. a new MR-compatible, upgradeable, and recharge-free spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system following FDA approval. The Proclaim Elite SCS for chronic pain is programmable using an Apple iPad mini tablet by connecting to it via Bluetooth. Show More Summary

Can Prosthetics Outperform Real Limbs?

I wrote about how exoskeletons might soon let paralyzed people walk again. Now Wired published a video about MIT Media Lab’s Hugh Herr who explains how he looks to nature when developing new bionic appendages. The amputee and avid rock climber discusses how his biomechatronics division is pioneering the technologies that aim to augment human physical […]

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 30th November, 2015.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

ResearchKit: 3 Things Every Researcher Should Know

Most medical studies are lucky to have a few hundred people interested in participating. But imagine being able to tap into an enormous pool of Apple users: Out of the millions who use Apple phones and watches, if even a few thousand showed interest in a medical study, that could make a significant difference in... Read More

Climate Change Protesters Take to the Streets, Despite Canceled Paris March

The biggest event set to occur during the 2015 Paris climate conference was supposed to be a march of some 200,000 people. Climate change activists had hoped that such a public show of support the day before the formal talks begin would...Show More Summary

How to Invent Our Way Out of Climate Change

If internal combustion was the monumental technological achievement that, over the decades, contributed to climate change, perhaps new technologies can help solve the crisis. The Paris climate talks are crucial not only for forging a...Show More Summary

How the Environmental Movement Has Changed

On April 22, 1970, 20 million people joined rallies across the United States to celebrate the first Earth Day. One-hundred thousand people in New York City joined in what The New York Times called “an ecological carnival,” swarms overtook the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and schools in small towns held trash pick-ups. Show More Summary

How the 2016 Presidential Candidates View Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing the United States and the world. President Barack Obama has made it a top priority of his second term and a cornerstone of his legacy. He has passed some of the most sweeping environmental regulations of any president and laid the groundwork for a global climate change agreement in Paris. Show More Summary

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