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Augmented Reality Mirror in Telemedicine

A great article was published about how augmented reality mirrors will take telepresence to a new level. They have invented a system that utilizes a camera and a flat panel display that will provide you an experience of looking at the mirror. The system utilizes technologies like augmented reality and adaptive image transformation for implementing this. […]

Why Americans Still Shouldn’t Be Scared Of Catching Ebola

The utter failure of state and federal authorities to protect two nurses who treated a Liberian Ebola patient in Texas make it seem that America’s defenses against this deadly virus have crumbled. That the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention may have told one of those nurses she could get on a plane makes it [...]

Podcast: Scot Silverstein talks health IT safety risks

In a sidebar to the September cover story I did for Healthcare IT News, I reviewed some of the work of Scot Silverstein, M.D., who has long been chronicling problems with EHRs and other health IT systems. Unfortunately, he wasn’t available...Show More Summary

Coldest might of my life there Jan 1990 “@TheTechDoc: Hanging out at the #uso waiting for my bus to camp bullis.”

Coldest might of my life there Jan 1990 “@TheTechDoc: Hanging out at the #uso waiting for my bus to camp bullis.” Related posts: FYI. FYI. RT @BenHowe: Photo of the CDC assuring us that everything is fine. Show More Summary

The Joy of Running

Running does become addictive. Something magic happens when we run. How often do you go running and start out with little energy? We start running and slowly we feel better. Regularly we go from sluggish to energized. As we finish our run, we feel great. Now I usually only run between 2 and 4 miles, […]

Different Screening, Different Thermodynamics?

Chris Lipinski and the folks at Collaborative Drug Discovery send word of an interesting webinar that will take place this coming Wednesday (October 22nd) at 2 PM EST. It's on enthalpic and entropic trends in ligand binding, and howShow More Summary

Healthcare and the Election – Stateside Ballot Initiatives

We are days away from the mid-term elections. Don’t worry, this isn’t another piece to read about how the Senate could hang in the balance for weeks; or how one party or another might retain or take control of any … Continue reading...

Thoughts on Caremark’s No-Tobacco Preferred Pharmacy Network

On Monday, The Wall Street Journal broke the news that CVS Health’s Caremark PBM will offer a new twist on preferred pharmacy networks. Consumers will face higher co-payments at pharmacies that sell tobacco products. See Caremark to Charge Extra Co-Pay at Pharmacies Selling Cigarettes. Show More Summary

Medicare Locals Go As The Primary Care Networks Start Mid Next Year. E-Health Implications?

A few days ago the borders for the 30 new Primary Health Networks (PHN) which will replace the 61 Medicare Locals were announced.Here is the link: More Summary

Brand name versus generic statins

Generic statins had a slight edge in this study, likely due to better adherence: Measurements: Adherence to statin therapy (measured as the proportion of days covered [PDC] up to 1 year) and a composite outcome comprising hospitalization for an acute coronary syndrome or stroke and all-cause mortality. Show More Summary

Ebola Outbreak Shows The Dark Side Of Mother Nature

It was an amber August night in Western Uganda in 2007. As the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I suited up in full biosafety gear to observe a team of our top disease detectives as they tried to find the source of a deadly outbreak. Crouching, I followed the [...]

RT @MelissaTweets: RT @JJPatriot: We banned the import of 100 watt light bulbs but we won’t ban importing of people from Ebola countries. #…

RT @MelissaTweets: RT @JJPatriot: We banned the import of 100 watt light bulbs but we won’t ban importing of people from Ebola countries. #… Related posts: Perhaps something good will come of ebola: maybe we can finally get people to stop wearing scrubs out of the hospital. Show More Summary

Still worrying about Lemierre syndrome #continuedfrustration

Periodically something happens that reminds me that I must continue working to increase our knowledge of Lemierre syndrome. Today I received a comment on a post from 2008 – Championing an orphan disease – Lemierre syndrome. The latest comment makes 15 comments over the years. If you doubt the personal impact this disease has on […]

The Electromagnetic Field Stem Cell Authors Respond

The authors of the ACS Nano paper on using electromagnetic fields to produce stem cells have responded on PubPeer. They have a good deal to say on the issues around the images in their paper (see the link), and I don't think that argument is over yet. Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - 4th week of October, 2014

While I was in China at the beginning of the week, Kathy maintained the farm and all its activities. To prepare for Monday’s night’s frost, she picked all the mushrooms from our Shitake logs. Subtypes Miss Happiness, Native Harvest, and Night Velvet are all fruiting in large quantities. Show More Summary

Weekly Roundup – 10.17.14

Missed last week and sorry about that and this week’s roundup is a day late.  It has been a busy Fall and even yesterday was a travel day.  I can barely keep up with how quickly the year is passing. … Continue reading ?

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 23rd October 2014. No Sign Of Stopping!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot.It is amazing how the discussion on the GP Co-Payment just runs and runs. Some more this week.Here are some of the more interesting articles I have spotted this 21st week since it was released. Show More Summary

What works in ARDS?

Here are results from an umbrella review---a review of all RCTs and meta-analyses: METHODS: We searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Web of Knowledge until July 2013. We included RCTs in ARDS published in English. We excluded trials of newborns and children; and those on short-term interventions, ARDS prevention, or post-traumatic lung injury. Show More Summary

The Serious Problem With Obama’s Choice Of Ron Klain As Ebola Czar

Both CNBC and CNN are reporting that the White House has named Ron Klain, a former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Gore and Biden, as the point man who will coordinate the administration’s response to the threat of Ebola patients showing up in the U.S. At first blush, Klain looks like a bad choice. [...]

Leadership. Finally. Military preps team for Ebola response in US…

Leadership. Finally. Military preps team for Ebola response in US… Related posts: Who To Blame When You Get Ebola: A CDC Guide For Healthcare Workers… via @HapyHospitalist Who To Blame When You Get Ebola: A CDC Guide... RT @BreakingNews: Sec. Show More Summary

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