Screening of Documentary Film THE EXPERIMENTS that Exposed Most Spectacular Human Research Scandals
Come to the University of Minnesota for this film and discussion on October 29, 2018. Bosse Lindquist’s documentary trilogy The Experiments exposed one of the most spectacular human research scandals of the modern era. (Source:
Source: - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

FUJIFILM Unveils CT Scanner with Ultra-Wide Bore for Radiology, Radiotherapy
For the clinicians working on the front lines of the obesity epidemic, FUJIFILM is releasing in the U.S. a new wide-bore CT scanner, which is available in either 64 or 128 slice configurations. The FCT Embrace can be used for radiology, as well as in oncology applications, thanks to its built-in radiotherapy planning features. The system has an impressive 85 cm bore, allowing for large patients and instruments to be placed inside. The wide patient bed can hold up to 660 pounds of weight. For radiotherapy, the device’s bore matches the rotational arc of a linear accelerator, which makes for easier treatment planning a...
Source: Medgadget - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Emergency Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs

Siemens Releases New MRI and PET/CT Scanner for Radiation Therapy Planning
At the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting, Siemens Healthineers has unveiled its RT Pro edition for Biograph Vision PET/CT scanner and MAGNETOM Sola 1.5 Tesla MRI machine to help with radiation therapy planning. Both systems are specifically designed to aid in planning of radiotherapy procedures and each features some major improvements over previous devices. The RT Pro Edition for Biograph Vision PET/CT comes with a brand new detector that has the highest available sensitivity characteristics and produces higher image resolutions. Its 78 cm bore lets large bodies slide in and out and all...
Source: Medgadget - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Oncology Radiation Oncology Radiology Source Type: blogs

Surprising New Pain Relief Methods
If you are one of the more than 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain, you know how desperate you can get searching for relief. For constant or chronic pain, sometimes knowing that you can only get temporary relief from medications sits at the back of your brain and sets up pain anticipation. Shouldn’t there be a better way, an approach or approaches that don’t rely on pharmaceutical drugs to combat pain? According to new research, there are some new pain relief methods that look very promising to do just that. Treatment from Strangers Mat Provide Unexpected Pain Relief It may seem counter-intuitiv...
Source: World of Psychology - October 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Chronic Pain Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Psychology Research Treatment Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, October 22nd 2018
In this report, we propose that the molecular mechanisms of beneficial actions of CR should be classified and discussed according to whether they operate under rich or insufficient energy resource conditions. Future studies of the molecular mechanisms of the beneficial actions of CR should also consider the extent to which the signals/factors involved contribute to the anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and other CR actions in each tissue or organ, and thereby lead to anti-aging and prolongevity. RNA Interference of ATP Synthase Subunits Slows Aging in Nematodes
Source: Fight Aging! - October 21, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Siemens ’ MAGNETOM Sola Granted FDA Clearance
Siemens has just received Food and Drug Administration clearance for itsMAGNETOM Sola, a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. It features BioMatrix technology, which is designed to accommodate a wide variety of patient bodies.The BioMatrix Sensors are able to assess the patient ’s body specifications as they lay down on the table, making it easy for technicians to determine which scanning procedures to administer. The built-in breathing sensors make it unnecessary to use navigators with breath-triggered sequences. The BioMatrix Turners have integrated hardware and softwa re elements that diminish distortion when imaging the head, ...
Source: radRounds - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Is Burnout Worse for Radiologists in Canada than it is for Radiologists in the U.S.?
New research recently published in theJournal of the American College of Radiologyshows us that it might be more emotionally challenging to be radiologist in Canada than in the U.S.Physician shortages can be a major source of burnout for doctors of all specialities. Many countries grapple with physician shortages. The United States, Canada, Poland, South Korea, and Mexico have some of the  lowest doctor to patient ratios, with the average being 2.32 among those nations.TheNew England Journal of Medicine  predictsthat by 2025, the U.S. will be in need of between 61,700 and 94,700 doctors.In Canada, there are not e...
Source: radRounds - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

The Relationship Between Sleep and Alzheimer ’ s Disease
This study is part of a growing body of research that suggests a sleep-deprived brain might be more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease. Animal studies have shown levels of plaque-forming A-beta plummet during sleep. Other research points to the fact that a sleeping brain runs the “clean cycle” (a reference to a dishwasher) to remove the day’s metabolic debris, specifically A-beta plaques. A study done in 2017 found that even one sleepless night appears to leave behind an excess of the troublesome protein fragment. While this is all impressive research, scientists believe there are still plenty of gap...
Source: World of Psychology - October 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Research Sleep Alzheimer's disease Dementia Source Type: blogs

Impeach Justice Kavanaugh?
If the Democrats take the House, they ’ll impeach Justice Kavanaugh, President Trump warned at a mass rally in Iowa last week. “Impeach, for what? For what?” Trump demanded. For perjury, most likely: “If we find lies about assault against women,”says Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D.-Ill.) one of several House Judiciary Committee members calling for renewed investigation, “then we should proceed to impeach.” I ’m not the newly-minted Justice’s biggest fan. From the start, I thought Kavanaugh was a lousy pick for the Court: weak onthe Fourth Amendment and unreasonably fond of...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Gene Healy Source Type: blogs

Avian ancestry
Our feathered friends, the birds, are all descended from the dinosaurs. Specifically, birds evolved from the hollow-boned theropod dinosaurs which includes the Tyrannosaurus rex. All 10500 species of bird alive today and all the many thousands of others that are extinct came from the dinosaurs. But. Didn’t the dinosaurs die out 65 million years ago when a huge asteroid hit the Earth, you ask? Well, most groups that were still around at the time did, allowing the mammals to fill the ecological niches left empty by their sudden absence. However, the lineage of those hollow-boned dinos would persist too. The question is...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - October 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Biology Birds Source Type: blogs

Anti-Amyloid CPHPC Therapy Used in a Clinical Trial for Alzheimer's Disease
CPHPC, now called miridesap, is a cautionary tale of what all too often happens to promising approaches in the field of medical development, once they advance to the point of expensive clinical trials and the requirement for partners with deep pockets to fund those trials. Miridesap was one of the earlier methodologies demonstrated to clear out transthyretin amyloid from tissues. This form of amyloid appears to be an important contribution to risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as a factor in osteoarthritis, and the evidence suggests it is the majority cause of death in supercentenarians. Its accumulation in old tissue...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 18, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Hoarding Patient Data is a Lousy Business Strategy: 7 Reasons Why
Conclusion The bases of competition in healthcare are shifting – away from competing based on misguided attempts to lock-in patients and providers – and toward competing based on providing care that’s high quality, low cost, and a superior patient experience. Sometimes conventional wisdom goes stale…or was never wise in the first place. Vince Kuraitis, JD/MBA (@VinceKuraitis) is an independent healthcare consultant with over 30 years’ experience across 150+ healthcare organizations.  Leslie Kelly Hall (@lesliekellyhall) is a nationally recognized leader in patient engagement advocating f...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Data Patients Tech health information exchange HealthIT HIE HIPAA hoarding Information Blocking interop Interoperability patient engagement patient loyalty primary care referral leakage strategy value-based care Source Type: blogs

Unexpected Lessons Learned From the Wheat Belly Lifestyle
In the seven years since the original Wheat Belly book hit bookstores and turned the nutritional world topsy-turvy and millions of people have engaged in a grain-free lifestyle, many unique lessons have been learned. Even though I had engaged the practices of this lifestyle for a number of years and in thousands of people before I broadcast these ideas through books, expanding the audience to many more people yielded feedback on an enormous scale, new lessons that even surprised me. Among the new lessons learned along the way: Plantar fasciitis—I did not expect to have so many people report that this painful conditi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Make Hackathons Fair Again
By FRED TROTTER On Oct 19, I will begin to MC the health equity hackathon in Austin TX, which will focus on addressing healthcare disparity issues. Specifically, we will be using healthcare data to try and make an impact on those problems. Our planning team has spent months thinking about how to run a hackathon fairly, especially after the release of a report that harshly criticized how hackathons are typically run. A Wired article written earlier this year trumpets a study called “Hackathons As Co-optation Ritual: Socializing Workers and Institutionalizing Innovation in the ‘New’ Economy,” which cr...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Hack-a-thon Tech hackathon health equity Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Time to adopt Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as a public health intervention to ease depression?
This article was originally published on Mindful, including first steps to take when feeling the blues. Related reading: Mindfully debunking four meditation myths Book review: Grit is a tool in the toolbox, not the silver bullet To harness neuroplasticity, start with enthusiasm Six tips to build resilience and prevent brain-damaging stress (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - October 15, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greater Good Magazine Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness cognitive-therapy depression depression screening Mental-Health mindfulness mindfulness-based cognitive therapy public-health UCLA Source Type: blogs

Why frozen embryo transfers are better than fresh IVF cycles.
In the past, it was believed that the chances of getting pregnant were better when we transferred fresh embryos in an IVF cycle. After all, the word " fresh " itself suggests that these are vital , viable embryos, which are much more likely to implant, as compared to frozen embryos.Patients would confuse the quality of frozen embryos with the quality of frozen vegetables and fruits kept in the refrigerator. This is why they would believe that these were stale, or not as healthy as fresh embryos.In fact, this was true in the past, when we used slow freezing in order to cryopreserve embryos.The technology for ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 15, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 15th October, 2018.
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 site registration or subscription payment.General CommentThere is a fair bit of general stuff going on so it is worth scanning the headlines to see if anything is of interest.----- pushes for e-health system changesThe federal opposition wants changes to the ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Best practices in head CT imaging: How are we doing?
Computed tomography, or CT scanning, is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools to emerge during my medical career. Just look at the detail in the brain images above, taken at 90-degree angles through the brain. And I was there at the beginning. I remember well when I was a medical student taking neurology, and the first CT scanner arrived at the Mayo Clinic. By today’s standards, it was incredibly crude. It displayed a tiny image on a cathode ray tube that was then photographed with a Polaroid camera. Preservative lacquer was then smeared on the photograph and it was pasted into the patient’s chart with glue...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Christopher Johnson, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Neurology Pediatrics Radiology Source Type: blogs

What Are We Like? 10 Psychology Findings That Reveal The Worst Of Human Nature
By Christian Jarrett It’s a question that’s reverberated through the ages – are we humans, though imperfect, essentially kind, sensible, good-natured creatures? Or deep down are we wired to be bad, blinkered, idle, vain, vengeful and selfish? There are no easy answers and there’s clearly a lot of variation between individuals, but this feature post aims to shine some evidence-based light on the matter. Here in the first part of a two-part feature – and deliberately side-stepping the obviously relevant but controversial and already much-discussed Milgram, Zimbardo and Asch studies – we di...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - October 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Feature Source Type: blogs

Southern California Imaging Center Mogul Indicted for $284 million in Healthcare Fraud
Sam Sarkis Solakyan, the owner of several medical imaging companies in Southern California, has been indicted for conspiring to commit honest services mail fraud, healthcare fraud, aiding, and abetting. He was arrested on September 26, 2018.According to the unsealed  indictmentfiled in late September, between 2012 and 2015, Solakyan conspired with chiropractor Steven Rigler; his clinic manager, Alexander Martinez; and Fermin Iglesias and Carlos Arguello, owners of a handful of patient services companies, to pay physicians to refer their Workers ’ Compensation patients to Solakyan’s businesses for medical i...
Source: radRounds - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

How to Really Get Important Things Done
You start researching something important online and find that 20 minutes later you’re on some stranger’s Facebook page, scanning their photos and reading the comments. You’re writing an article, and before you know it, you’ve picked up your phone and started scrolling Instagram. You’re working on a presentation, and every 2 minutes you refresh your inbox. You also send a few texts, and see what’s on clearance on your favorite clothing site. It’s all-too easy to get distracted—even when we’re doing interesting, rewarding work. Which is tough because the most powerful re...
Source: World of Psychology - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: General Habits Industrial and Workplace Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Success & Achievement Beating Procrastination Personal Priorities Productivity Source Type: blogs

Navigating back pain treatments: Can a physiatrist help?
If self-care steps for back pain such as gentle activity, local heat, or massage don’t ease discomfort within a few weeks to a month, or if you struggle with chronic low back pain, a physiatrist can help you navigate the dizzying number of treatment options. These range from conservative therapies (such as medicines, physical therapy, and chiropractic care) to more invasive options (such as spine injections and spinal surgery). What is a physiatrist? Physiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation. We focus on holistic, nonsurgical care aimed at improving function for people wh...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edward N. Wei, MD Tags: Back Pain Bones and joints Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs

MAGNETOM Sola MRI from Siemens with BioMatrix Technology Cleared by FDA
The FDA has cleared the MAGNETOM Sola 1.5 Tesla MRI machine from Siemens Healthineers, a device that features the company’s BioMatrix patient-centric technology, previously only available on 3 Tesla scanners. BioMatrix accounts for different patients sizes and body types, helping clinicians to prepare and perform scans so that rescans don’t have to be performed as frequently. This, in turn, allows for a greater utilization of the scanner, reduces overall costs, and provides a better experience for patients and technicians. The BioMatrix technology relies on sensors to estimate the type of patient that lays down...
Source: Medgadget - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Critical Care Emergency Medicine ENT Neurosurgery Radiology Thoracic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Concussion care for children and adolescents: New recommendations
There has been lots of attention on concussions in youth, especially from sports, over the past few years. It’s good that we are paying more attention to concussions. As the stories of prior National Football League players show us, concussions can lead to lifelong problems. The problem for doctors, parents, and coaches has been that while we want to do the right thing when a child gets a concussion, we haven’t known what that right thing is. So it’s great news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reviewed all the research and made recommendations to help guide us as we care for c...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Concussions Parenting Source Type: blogs

Comorbidity: Treating Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse at the Same Time
Conclusion Comorbidity with substance use disorder is often found in patients suffering from bipolar disorder. Clinicians should conduct a thorough assessment of patient history to uncover substance use disorder, as the treatment of one disorder will be incomplete without fully addressing the other. (Source: World of Psychology)
Source: World of Psychology - October 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Matthew Boyle Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Bipolar Recovery Research Addiction Recovery Alcohol Abuse Bipolar Disorder comorbid Depressive Episode Drug Abuse Substance Abuse Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 8th October, 2018.
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 site registration or subscription payment.General CommentBelow the surface there are actually a few things going on. Well worth scanning the headlines for items of interest.----- up systems and urgently upgrade incident reporting platform, parliamentary inquiry...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Your doctor may need lessons from a used car salesman
The other day I felt like a used car salesman. I was carefully phrasing my words, picking out just the right ones — the kind that really pack a punch — and delivering them at the right moment, with the perfect momentum. I was trying to make a sale. Now, my cadence happened to be spot on, as I approached the finish line: the part where I get to package it all up. At least I thought I was. But as I wrapped things up, scanning the room for reaction, all I heard was … crickets. But here’s the thing. I wasn’t selling anything used. I wasn’t even selling anything new, per se. In fact, I ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="" rel="tag" > Dana Corriel, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

SleepScore Lab ’s Non-Contact, No Hardware Sleep Monitoring System: Product Review and Interview with CEO
It has been less than a year since Medgadget tried out SleepScore Lab’s SleepScore Max, the company’s second generation of sleep monitoring devices, following the S+ system. Today, we’re onto their third offering: the SleepScore App. While both S+ and SleepScore Max systems paired hardware and software in a combined offering, the latest release from SleepScore Labs is an app-only product that does not require the use of any hardware peripherals to monitor a user’s sleep. Previously, the company’s hardware scanned the user while sleeping. Now, this functionality comes directly from smartphone s...
Source: Medgadget - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Batista Tags: Cardiology Exclusive Medicine Source Type: blogs

Learning about MRI Limitations at the Brain Museum
At the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences ’s Brain Museum in Bengaluru, India, visitors can touch and feel real human brains. In 1979, the museum started collecting brains that have endured some kind of disease or infection. Today, the museum houses all kinds of brains — from healthy hosts to patients who died from Japanese encephalitis , among a wide variety of conditions.The brains are preserved in Formalin, giving them a shiny, fresh glow. The museum once received around 300 brains a year to autopsy. However, that rate has declined since the invention of MRI. Today, there is minimal reason...
Source: radRounds - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Is Simulation Training Better than Anesthesia for Young Patients Before Their MRI?
Simulation training is a viable way to determine if children need to undergo anesthesia before their scheduled MRI, according to a  studyrecently published in theJournal of the American College of Radiology.Children can get squirmy and anxious while undergoing an MRI. The claustrophobia and noise creates a stressful environment for them, which is why physicians typically recommend sedation and general anesthesia to make sure they can successfully complete the procedure. However, new research from theNationwide Children ’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has found that simulation-based training on MRI experience in ch...
Source: radRounds - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Hundreds of Thousands of MRI Orders Cancelled at VA Hospitals
Mass cancellations of imaging scans at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals across the country have prompted the VA inspector general to conduct audits at nine medical centers.Hospitals in Tampa and Bay Pines Florida; Salisbury, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada; Los Angeles, California; and Iowa City, Iowa are the subjects of these audits. AnUSA Today  investigationhas found that VA hospitals in Columbia, South Carolina have up to 29,512 outstanding imaging orders, and in Cleveland, around 21,600 orders have been cancelled. The number of total cancellations topples 250,000...
Source: radRounds - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Can MRI Show Us How Mindfulness Relates to Pain?
People who are more in tune to mindfulness experience less physical pain than those who struggle with staying in the present, says a  studyscheduled to be published inPAIN.Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine wanted to figure out if a person ’s natural inclination toward mindfulness was connected to stronger pain sensitivity, and how the brain demonstrates these pain signals. The researchers invited 76 participants who had never practiced mediation to complete the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory, an evaluation that rates their level of mindfulness. The participants then had MRI exams while being ad...
Source: radRounds - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Using fMRI to Get Over Heartbreak
Rapper Dessa was having a hard time getting over her ex-boyfriend. For years, she felt trapped in a mental cycle of obsession and pining. After unsuccessfully trying all of the traditional break-up remedies (time, distance, and focusing on friendships), she knew she had to do something radical.Helen Fisher ’s fMRI study on the neural mechanisms of being in love inspired Dessa to examine how her heartbreak is reflected in her brain. She put a call out on Twitter asking if anyone wanted to trade fMRI scans for backstage tickets and whiskey.A barter was made, and Dessa went in for her fMRI scans at the University of Min...
Source: radRounds - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

fNIRS brain scans could identify novice from experienced surgeons
From WSJ:Researchers studied surgeons as they performed surgical simulations and found they could identify novice from experienced surgeons by analyzing brain scans taken as the physicians worked.Prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain involved in planning complex behaviors was more active in the novices. Skilled surgeons had more activity in the motor cortex, which is important for movement. The researchers, who developed a machine-learning system to analyze the scans, also showed that training resulted in a shift toward higher activity in the motor cortex.Simple mnemonic:Prefrontal cortexPlanningPre-proficient levelMoto...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - October 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Psychology WSJ Source Type: blogs

Pan CT scanning to look for occult malignancy after a diagnosis of unprovoked VTE
(Source: Notes from Dr. RW)
Source: Notes from Dr. RW - October 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: cardiovascular hospital medicine oncology Source Type: blogs

How to Deal with an Especially Cruel Inner Critic
It’s common for you to have a running commentary in your mind that sounds something like this: You’ll never get that job. You’re not smart, cool or creative enough. That fight was all your fault. You don’t belong at that party with those accomplished people. You’ll never finish that project. You’ll never achieve that goal. Who do you think you are? If you don’t get a perfect grade on that paper, it’ll confirm you’re a fraud. Scratch that. You are a fraud. You’re also a terrible mother. You also can’t do anything right. You also aren’t worthy of _______...
Source: World of Psychology - October 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Self-Esteem Success & Achievement Source Type: blogs

HOW TO Support Patient Education Through Technologies?
There’s nothing new about an information-savvy patient. The novelty is the array of digital technologies and internet-based communication tools aiming at appeasing that appetite beyond just asking doctors for advice. How could medical professionals help their patients understand the most possible about diseases, drugs, treatments and alternative care with the help of innovative means? Here’s our overview. Like it or not, patients google symptoms One of the most visible consequences of digital health is the change in the relationship between patients and doctors. The latter are not the exclusive source of medica...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Empowered Patients From Chance to Choice Healthcare Design Medical Professionals Social media in Healthcare communication digital digital health doctor-patient doctor-patient relationship future health communication patient educati Source Type: blogs

Portable full body USG scanner
Butterfly raises $250 million for portable full-body ultrasound scanner :iQ is the world ’s first ultrasound-on-a-chip capable of whole-body imaging, Butterfly says. Traditional transducer crystals have to be tuned to generate ultrasonic waves for particular depths, but its silicon has no such constraints; adjustments to the CMUTs’ electrical field allow it to switch frequencies on the fly. Reference and further reading :VentureBeatFamous Radiology Blog TeleRad Providers at Mail us at (Source: Sumer's Radiology Site)
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Conflict of interest in medicine
Recent news reports described an “ethical lapse” by a prominent New York City cancer specialist. In research published in prominent medical journals, he failed to disclose millions of dollars in payments he had received from drug and healthcare companies that were related to his research. Why is this such a big deal? Disclosing any potential conflict of interest is considered essential for the integrity of medical research. The thinking is that other researchers, doctors, patients, regulators, investors — everyone! — has a right to know if the researcher might be biased, and that measures have been ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Why Switching To A Clean Beauty Routine Is Essential
You're reading Why Switching To A Clean Beauty Routine Is Essential, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You make sure everything you put into your body is organic and ethically sourced, but what about what you put on your body? If you’re using traditional beauty products you may be exposing yourself to toxic chemicals, as well as introducing these harmful substances into the environment. The good news is that in a few steps you can make the switch to clean beauty products that are good for you and the p...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cyd Casados Tags: featured health and fitness clean beauty go green pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

A Textbook Case
​We went together, the med student and I, to check the eye complaint of a man who had been assaulted a few hours before. The student quickly decided we needed a facial CT to rule out a fracture. I asked him what kind of fracture he suspected; an orbital blowout fracture, he said.I asked the patient to look toward his nose, and a prominent lateral subconjunctival hemorrhage popped prominently into view. This is truly a red flag for a more complex midface fracture. Finding zygomatic arch tenderness, I wondered aloud if our patient had a zygomaticomaxillary complex fracture.There seems to be little need to have a framework ...
Source: Lions and Tigers and Bears - September 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Drip bar: Should you get an IV on demand?
For many people receiving care in a hospital or emergency room, one of the most common occurrences (and biggest fears) is getting an IV, the intravenous catheter that allows fluids and medications to flow into a vein in your arm or hand. A trained health professional puts in an IV by sticking a needle that’s inside a thin tube (catheter) through the skin into a vein. Once inside the vein, the needle is removed. The catheter is left in the vein and taped down to keep it from moving or falling out. While IV lines are typically painless, the initial needle stick can be quite painful, especially for those who are a &ldqu...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Health trends Source Type: blogs

Wireless and Scanning – The Clarius Portable Ultrasound Review
Can you imagine making an ultrasound scan on your kitchen table? No need for a doctor’s appointment, no waiting time, no travel costs. With the appearance of pocket-sized and user-friendly diagnostic devices, such as the Clarius wireless portable ultrasound, it’s already possible. The Medical Futurist had the chance to test the mind-boggling technology able to revolutionize diagnostics. Here’s our great Clarius review. When everyday heroes meet science fiction turned reality On a partly cloudy September morning, The Medical Futurist team visited an ambulance crew in the Hungarian capital. We brought the e...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Medical Professionals Portable Diagnostics Researchers Telemedicine & Smartphones clarius clinical digital innovation future Health Healthcare portable ultrasound review technology Source Type: blogs

Fierce Urgency of Now: Family Caregivers and the Future That Is Upon Us
Just before Mother’s Day, I was a guest on an Al-Jazeera news segment focused on the challenges of aging in America. It was my first-ever news appearance, and, later, I proudly showed a recording to my adult daughters when they came by to visit. The segment included a look at how elders are navigating the shoals of old age, sickness, and financial insecurity—a future millions of face, and all of us deny. One segment featured a mid-life African American woman who had abandoned her retirement dreams to care for her mother, who has Alzheimer’s. As the woman fixed her mother’s wisps of hair, both daught...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Signposting Teaching Moments: Get Credit for What You Already Do
  Hospitals around the country are struggling to accommodate the increasing number of patients requiring acute inpatient care while physician staffing remains relatively stagnant. Every time the emergency department goes into divert mode, the natural question is: “Why can’t the residents just take more patients? Can resident duty hours and teaching time preservation just be waived for a little while?” For clinical educators, the census and complexity of an inpatient service has a major effect on the time available for teaching. We ultimately want to provide the best learning experience for our studen...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - September 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Guest Author Tags: Featured Guest Perspective clinical educators rounds teaching strategies Source Type: blogs

Controversy at MSK Cancer Center Regarding the Pathology Archive and Database
A controversy has erupted at prestigious cancer centerMemorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) about the granting of exclusive access to its surgical pathology slide archive and database to a startup company, Paige.AI. It was been revealed in a recent NYT article that the hospital holds an equity stake in the company. There is also participation in the startup by some hospital insiders (see:Sloan Kettering ’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar). Below is an excerpt from the article: An artificial intelligence start-up founded by three insiders at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center debuted with grea...
Source: Lab Soft News - September 24, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Digital Imaging in Pathology Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Innovations Medical Ethics Medical Research Pathology Informatics Surgical Pathology Source Type: blogs

Going from Paper-Based Consents to eConsents in Healthcare
For years we’d talk about the “paperless office” that would be created by the adoption of EHR software. Years later, that paperless office still doesn’t exist. One of the big reasons this hasn’t come to fruition is because EHRs can print massive reams of paper with the click of the button. Another reason the paperless office still alludes us is paper-based consents. For years, there wasn’t a good way to replace paper-based consents with eConsents. However, that’s not the case today. To help us move towards the paperless office and to learn about adoption of eConsents in healthcare,...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: EHR Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Healthcare HealthCare IT Tablets eConsents FormFast Healthcare Consents Paper-Based Consents Robin McKee Source Type: blogs

Wandering back from the IASP World Congress
Meetings, meanderings, mind-expansions I’ve been away for abut 10 days, attending the World Congress of the International Association for the Study of Pain. It was a time of meetings with wonderful people I’ve met via the interwebs, with researchers and clinicians, and most importantly, with people living with pain. It was also a time for meanderings – around the very walkable city of Boston, embracing history and looking towards the future, and mind meanderings as well. And because it was a conference, it was also mind-expanding. New ideas, new ways of investigating this human experience of pain, ne...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - September 23, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: Low back pain Chronic pain Research Occupational therapy Pain conditions Coping strategies Professional topics biopsychosocial pain management conference pain research Source Type: blogs

Simulator Evaluates Effect of High-Field MRI on Breast Tissues
MRI machines used in hospitals today are generally limited to having magnetic fields no stronger than 3 Tesla. This is partially because a higher resonant magnetic field can, in certain cases, heat up living tissues and cause permanent damage. But, knowing whether patients would really suffer inside powerful MRI machines has remained a challenge. Now researchers at Purdue University have built a patient simulator that estimates the effects that a powerful MRI machine (7 Tesla) would have on different breast tissues. The research may help make so-called high-field MRI machines more common in hospitals while increasing the d...
Source: Medgadget - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Public Health Radiology Source Type: blogs