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Are Melodic Intonation Therapy and Rhythmic Mechanisms Enough to Legitimize Music Therapy?

May 19, 2016 by Andy Heikkila

As time has gone on, both support and skepticism have cropped up in response to the use of music therapy as a treatment. Recent claims have been made across the spectrum, ranging from music therapy’s ability to improve both physiological and psychological functions that help chronically ill patients breathe better, slow down the parasympathetic nervous system to induce relaxation, and even ease pain and stress after surgery--but can music truly be considered a form of medicine?[read more]

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Rising 21st Century Trends in Healthcare

May 17, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The future for medicine is far brighter than its past, as it should be. The 21st century is certain to usher in revolutions in the world of healthcare, as the century before it proved to do as well. For us in the meantime, it can seem like the so-called progress never materializes, but even in 2016, the seemingly future of medicine is already present.[read more]

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Brain-Machine Interfaces – New Technology in the Making

May 16, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Until recently, the idea of controlling our environment using our thoughts belonged to science fiction books and movies. But with the development of neuroscience in the last 30 years, this dream is becoming a reality.[read more]

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Digitized Pathology Improves Study Results and Cuts Costs

May 14, 2016 by Joseph Pierro

Ever since the invention of the microscope and the discovery of microorganisms, pathology has played a vital role in increasingly more sciences and industries. Researchers from all fields, including academic experts, research-based hospitals, and the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, rely on information that can be gleaned from only the exhaustive, microscopic analysis of tissue samples.[read more]

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Product Differentiation in the Medical Space

May 13, 2016 by Dennis Hung

"Most companies require newly hired salespeople to complete extensive training programs to learn about the company's products and how to successfully sell them. These courses focus on critical things like managing the sales funnel and the sales presentation."[read more]

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Moles: Simple Skin Issue or Something More?

May 12, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

This article presents a selection of research papers on the subject of neuroscience and neurology published in April. As usual, many new interesting findings were made public this month, and the selection presented here reflects mostly my personal opinion of their importance.[read more]

Biosimilars are “me-too” drugs, not generics

May 12, 2016 by David E Williams

Generic drugs are the biggest success story in healthcare cost containment. This great success has fooled policymakers, journalists, health plans and others into thinking that the same model will tame spending on biologic drugs the same way it has for traditional, chemical based products.[read more]

How can Artificial Intelligence in healthcare help patient engagement?

May 10, 2016 by Robert Rowley

A recent article raises the question of being able to use smartphone apps to get real-time, accurate and personalized guidance for health concerns. While one can envision the convenience, affordability and peace of mind that would result from their use, such services face a number of hurdles before they become reality.[read more]

Should the FDA Approve Experimental Treatment for Severe Diseases?

May 9, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

In the news recently is a conflict between families of kids with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A very small study of an experimental drug called eteplirsen suggested some benefit. But not enough is known.[read more]

Planning an Enterprise Archive (VNA) to Accommodate Collaboration in Precision Medicine

May 4, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines precision medicine as an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each person.[read more]

Educating Medical Professionals and Healing with Virtual Reality

April 29, 2016 by David Kirby

Virtual reality stands poised to innovate the field of healthcare education.This opportunity allows medical professionals to prepare for rare medical scenarios, gaining experience they’re unlikely to get any other way.[read more]

How New Medical Innovations Are Made

April 20, 2016 by Jennifer Landis
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The medical industry is one that is constantly growing and changing, and new innovations are hitting the market every single day. Have you ever wondered how these new innovations are made?[read more]