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Nanoparticles Made of Building Blocks Integrate Multiple Chemo Agents

Researchers at MIT have developed a method of creating nanoparticles that can carry three or more different chemo drugs simultaneously into a tumor. Moreover, in an unusual twist, it seems like the drugs ended up acting differently than when delivered systemically, pointing to the delivery method affecting how a medication actually behaves. Show More Summary

Why Donald Trump’s Scams Won’t Stick

In February, Marco Rubio, desperately trying to give a jolt to his dying campaign, called Donald Trump “a con artist.” Such harsh words are common in the heat of campaigns, but what is remarkable is that Rubio now endorses Trump for president while still refusing to walk back his characterization of Trump. Show More Summary

Only in America

For most people, one Don King is more than enough. But for the 100 or so Republican donors who have gathered for lunch at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Times Square on the penultimate day of the GOP convention, there evidently is no such thing as too much Don King. Show More Summary

The Life and Loves of a Young Obama

Until recently, it was rare anyone had the gumption to make a fictional film about a sitting President. Primary Colors, the adaptation of Joe Klein’s 1996 book about Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign, was lucky enough to arrive just in time for peak Monica Lewinsky in 1998. Show More Summary

Sleep is a medical necessity

We have all heard the grumblings regarding the 80-hour resident workweek.  This is due to the opinion that jobs after residency typically require hours that surpass 80 hours a week. But, why?  Why does medicine have to be this way? I have worked 100 plus hour weeks for over 20 years, and I am exhausted.  […]

Destination Boise

Idaho, a landlocked state with dreary winters and an overwhelmingly white population, might seem an unlikely destination for refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Yet every year, nearly 1,000 asylum seekers settle in Idaho, which...Show More Summary

What truly palliates? Do we choose or do we allow the patient to choose?

The day I met Mr. Lightfoot, he was a medical curiosity on teaching rounds, “a great example of a Sister Mary Joseph’s Nodule,” a sign of metastatic stomach cancer. Earl was lying in a hospital bed in the cancer unit of the hospital, his stomach completely distended, nauseous and vomiting, unable to eat anything. He […]

Outside Baseball

In Pitch, Fox’s new drama series about the (fictional) first woman to play Major League Baseball, our first glimpse of the heroine is a voyeuristic glam shot from behind. Her lush curls are tousled from sleep, her booty is looking fine in her boy-cut underwear. Show More Summary

The Nordics at Health 2.0

By now you all know that the 10th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference is next week. What you may not know is that it’s a great place to meet delegates from across the world. In particular both tech companies and providers & government officials from from Scandinavia will be there next week. Below are Ase Bailey

There Are Pros And Cons To Having Email Access Between Doctor And Patient. Education Is Vital.

This article appeared a little while ago.To email your patients or not to emailAuthored by Cate SwannellIssue 35 / 12 September 2016 ONLINE portals using secure pathways may be the best available solution to the dilemma of doctor-patient...Show More Summary

Picis Acquires Startup Analytics Company EnvisionHealth

Picis Clinical Solutions, a global provider of innovative information solutions has acquired startup analytics company EnvisionHealth for an undisclosed sum. The Austin, TX based cloud analytics solution provides accessible, practical and enlightening dashboard metrics to improve their care delivery. Show More Summary

Surescripts Offers EHR Vendors Free Access to National Record Locator Service

Health information network Surescripts announced that it will offer EHR vendors free access to its National Record Locator Service, a service that gives providers an effective way to obtain a more complete view of a patient’s health history until 2019. Show More Summary

CMS to Develop Data Repository for Clinical Data Registry Reporting

CMS recently announced its plans to develop a centralized data repository that will assist eligible professionals (EP), eligible hospitals (EH) and critical access hospitals (CAHs) in finding entities that accept electronic public health data. Registries must submit data on an annual basis between September 1 and October 31, 2016. Show More Summary

AirStrip Granted FDA 510(k) Clearance, Patent for AirStrip ONE App

AirStrip announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to a web client for the AirStrip ONE® mobile interoperability platform and app that can be run on desktops and laptops using Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. AirStrip ONE® provides...Show More Summary

HealthTap Taps Dan Edmonds-Waters as New VP Strategy and Global Sales Operations

HealthTap, a global health practice providing 24/7 immediate access to top doctors via video, text or voice has appointed Dan Edmonds-Waters as the new Vice President of Strategy and Global Sales Operations. In his new role, Edmonds-Waters...Show More Summary

McLeod Health to Implement Cerner EHR, RCM, Replaces Soarian

McLeod Health, a South Carolina-based integrated delivery network has selected Cerner to implement its suite of health IT solutions enterprise-wide across seven acute hospitals and 90 ambulatory facilities, replacing INVISION® financial...Show More Summary

Dignity Health, CHI Launch Precision Medicine Alliance: 5 Things to Know

Healthcare system providers Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have teamed up to launch the Precision Medicine Alliance LLC, creating the largest community-based precision medicine program in the country. Here are 5 things to know about the new Precision Medicine Alliance:  1. Show More Summary

Imprivata Appoints Gus Malezis as New CEO After Thoma Bravo Acquisition

  Today, healthcare IT security company Imprivata has announced the appointment of Gus Malezis as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 19, 2016. The appointment comes off the heels of private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo has completed its acquisition of the healthcare IT security company. Show More Summary

Pulmonary manifestations of Sjogren's syndrome

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