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Why Medical Providers Ignore Disabled Patients

People with physical or mental disabilities have disadvantages the rest of us can only imagine, and when it comes to the delivery of health care, the insult is compounded. Disabled patien...


Dense breasts on mammogram? Don’t be afraid.

Only in America can we find a way to scare the bejesus out of a woman with normal breasts and a normal mammogram. Because that’s exactly what happened when New York Times reporter Roni Ca...


Radiation therapy may attract circulating cancer cells, according to new Stanford study

Localized radiation therapy for breast cancer kills cancer cells at the tumor site. But, in a cruel irony, Stanford radiation oncologist Edward Graves, PhD, and research associate Marta V...


Stanford’s Big Data in Biomedicine chronicled in tweets, photos and videos

At this year’s Big Data in Biomedicine conference, a crowd of close to 500 people gathered at Stanford to discuss how advances in computational processing power and interconnectedne...


Stanford’s Big Data in Biomedicine chronicled in tweets, photos and videos

At this year’s Big Data in Biomedicine conference, a crowd of close to 500 people gathered at Stanford to discuss how advances in computational processing power and interconnectedne...


2 Free CEUs for Nurses- C Diff: An Overview

Clostridium Difficile: An Overview- This course focuses on Clostridium Difficile seen in the nursing home resident and the role of the nursing home nurse in the management of these issues...


Doctors must discuss the cost of care with their patients

I have been writing a bit lately on the need for health care providers to talk with their patients about health care costs, if for no other reason than to enable patients to determine whe...



A spotlight on Stanford scientists’ use of deep-brain stimulation to eavesdrop on problem neural circuits

Earlier this week, KTVU-TV aired a segment highlighting Stanford scientists’ ongoing research using deep-brain stimulation to control Parkinson’s patients’ tremors and r...


A spotlight on Stanford scientists’ use of deep-brain stimulation to eavesdrop on problem neural circuits

Earlier this week, KTVU-TV aired a segment highlighting Stanford scientists’ ongoing research using deep-brain stimulation to control Parkinson’s patients’ tremors and r...


Interview with COSMED VP Claudio Bellini

We recently came across COSMED, a company focusing on cardiopulmonary testing, and were intrigued by their diverse customer list, which ranges from the NIH to the NFL Scouting Combine. We...


IMV: Hospital cardiology moving beyond CPACS, CVIS

Cardiology departments in U.S. hospitals are moving beyond separate cardiovascular (more)


Commentary calls for safer pediatric imaging

A commentary published online July 1 in the Journal of Patient Safety (more)


Under what conditions can mindfulness courses help health care workers manage stress and burnout?

— Medical professionals are burdened daily with the pain and suffering of patients. Many work long hours, and regularly face stressful situations. This burden does not come without conseq...


Hospital CIOs Cutting Back on Non-Essential Projects

This laser focus on EMRs may be necessary at present, as the EMR is arguably the most mission-critical software hospitals have in place at the moment. The question, as I see it, is wheth...


Sigma-Tau Rare Disease seeks EMA approval for use of Oncaspar for ALL treatment

Sigma Tau Pharma Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Sigma-Tau Rare Disease), today announced the submission of an application to the European Medicines Agency for use of its pegylatedL-aspa...


Survey: People with new health law insurance are generally happy

About 9.5 million Americans gained coverage during the health law's open enrollment period, and the uninsured rate for working-age adults fell from 20 percent to 15 percent, according to ...


UT Southwestern named one of nation's "Most Wired" hospitals for fourth consecutive year

UT Southwestern Medical Center is on the national "Most Wired" hospitals list for a fourth consecutive year, thanks to its use of such technologies as databases to help physicians better ...


3 ways patients can help reduce wait times

Before you jump all over me, I have already outlined why I think we (doctors and medical offices) are the biggest part of the wait time problem. But, patients can help. Here are 3 ways yo...


LA BioMed researchers launch new project to improve diabetes management

Managing diabetes is a year-round challenge for anyone living with the disease. The challenge is even greater for underserved and uninsured people who often don't have easy access to the ...


AZD3965 drug could prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer

Manchester scientists have shown that a new drug could prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer - the most aggressive form of lung cancer.


BSD Medical reports Q3 results, inks Comed deal

Hyperthermia and ablation system developer BSD Medical announced mixed financial (more)


Man on a mission: Working to help veterans who have lost limbs

The student riding the Segway stands out on the bicycle-laden Stanford campus. His short hair and erect bearing suggest he is a veteran. The prosthetic legs that extend from his torso to ...


Man on a mission: Working to help veterans who have lost limbs

The student riding the Segway stands out on the bicycle-laden Stanford campus. His short hair and erect bearing suggest he is a veteran. The prosthetic legs that extend from his torso to ...


Konica Minolta, SonoSim to partner

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging and online medical education provider SonoSim (more)