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This Rather Strikes Me As Being A Bit Economical With The Truth.

This appeared a couple of weeks ago:Phone access makes health care easierChloerissa EadieTuesday, January 03, 2017 12:25PMBECAUSE Bunbury woman Sandra Motteram could access her daughter Eliza’s health records on a phone, the four-year-old went through with a scheduled vaccination instead of having to make another appointment. Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Got Schooled in Her Confirmation Hearing

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, just failed her first test. At her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday night, the billionaire conservative philanthropist and “school choice” advocate appeared...Show More Summary

BREAKING NEWS: Mr Greg Hunt Announced As New Senior Minister For Health And Sport.

Mr Ken Wyatt has become Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health. Dr David Gillespie remains Assistant Minister for Health. David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.

What pediatrician mothers want you to know

As a pediatrician who has been practicing for fifteen years, the most frequent non-medical question that patients’ parents ask me is, “Doctor, do you have children of your own?” Their questions show that although they value my medical education and expertise, they want to know if I’ve had first-hand experience with the worries and difficulties […]

Penile Implant for Erectile Dysfunction Erects Itself When Heated

Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison recently reported on a new penile implant designed to help men with erectile dysfunction. The device relies on nitinol, a memory alloy composed of nickel and titanium that was developed at the now defunct Naval Ordnance Laboratory. Show More Summary

Temporary Graphene Tattoo Measures Vitals

IEEE Spectrum is reporting that researchers, Deji Akinwande and Nanshu Lu at the University of Texas at Austin, have developed a bio-integrated health sensor that can be applied to the skin like a temporary “tattoo” to take measurements of vitals signs. Show More Summary

Adaptive PCR, a New Powerful Technique to Speed Up Genetic Analysis

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a new way of performing PCR (polymerase chain reaction), or amplifying DNA so there’s enough of it to perform genetic analysis. The technique is called adaptive PCR and it relies on using only left-handed DNA (L-DNA), which is the mirror of normal DNA, to help regulate and monitor PCR. Show More Summary

EMR alert fatigue: Can we learn from the aviation industry?

Anyone with a computer or smartphone is well aware of the incessant alerts that flash across the screen, often accompanied by a beep or exclamation point. The alert may be for an upcoming appointment, a reminder of an acquaintance’s birthday — or a just-announced sale at your favorite online retailer. How many of these alerts […]

How should you choose a medical specialty?

Many people know that an important part of medical school is choosing a specialty — the field of medicine that you plan to practice for the rest of your career. However, fewer people know just how many different factors weigh on this decision. As my classmates and I navigate through third year, I thought I […]

Career Options in Respiratory Therapy

Whether you’re a new grad or an experienced respiratory therapist, it’s nice to know what your employment options include. Although respiratory therapists often work with patients who have lung diseases, such as asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis, they also do […]

The successes make the challenging cases more bearable

I first met her in the urgent care at the cancer center when I was on call one night. She was beautiful: 53 years old, four adult sons, and in incredible pain. She had stage 4 breast cancer, and unbeknownst to her, she had a metastatic lesion in her femoral neck, which she had fractured […]

Barren walls: When passion becomes a business

I bought my first house a few days before starting my second year of residency in St Louis. It was a townhome: two bedrooms, one and a half baths, hardwood floors and lots of wall space. So much wall space, in fact, that I immediately began to look for ways to adorn all those barren […]

The Impossible Price of Going to College

The largest college alumni group in the country consists of people who have student debt and no degree. There have always, of course, been more students entering college than graduating, entrants who found freedom or beer or Math 101 too challenging to surmount. Show More Summary

PBMI 22nd Annual Drug Benefit Conference

PBMI 22nd Annual Drug Benefit ConferenceMarch 6 – March 8, 2017 | Orlando, FloridaLocation: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal OrlandoThe conference will kick off with an opening speech by Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Dr. Gottlieb is a practicing physician and Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Show More Summary

The debate over how many hours an intern can work misses the point

I still don’t know how I did it.  I don’t know how I got through life as a lower-level neurosurgery resident.  I vividly remember the horrific call nights and weekends.  There are certain sensations you get when you have gone weeks without more than two or three hours of sleep at a time.  It wasn’t […]

A Plea to President Obama: Pardon Edward Snowden

The constitutional pardon power is best known for its association with historic events like Watergate, which is why it is generally discussed in terms of the worthiness of its beneficiaries, rather than the god-like authority it vests in the president alone. Show More Summary

Health IT VC Funding Tops $5.6B in 2016: 10 Things to Know

Health IT VC funding set a new milestone in 2016 as it eclipsed $5 billion in 622 deals, compared to $4.6 billion raised in 2015 in 574 deals, according to that latest report from Mercom Capital Group. The report finds that total corporate funding in health IT companies – including debt and public market financing... Read More

With MACRA Rule, What’s Next for Meaningful Use in 2017?

Editor’s Note: Michael Nusimow is the CEO and Co-founder of drchrono, an EHR, practice management, medical billing and healthcare API platform that focuses on iPad, iPhone and web.  Michael has been working in information technology for over 15 years and implemented components of the Bloomberg Terminal, used by customers worldwide.  Despite all of the changes... Read More

I Think It Is Important We All Express Our View On This. Time Is Running Out.

This appeared a little while ago.National Digital Health Strategy consultation: What have we learned so far? Created on Friday, 13 January 2017 How should Australia take advantage of the opportunities that new technologies offer to improve...Show More Summary

My primary care doctor sent me to the emergency department

My wife who is eight months pregnant went to a routine prenatal appointment last week. She told the OB doctor that she was concerned she had pink eye. OB providers, along with pediatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine all constitute primary care providers (PCP) and pink eye is a common primary care condition. Surprisingly, the […]

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