eHealth
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Massachusetts Medical School Wins Contract to Design Health Insurance Exchanges

BarbaraDuck - February 17, 2011

Massachusetts was the model that was used to design some of the models that were used to create the plan for insurance exchanges. Now when you read…

Medical Innovations
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UCLA and VA Researchers Accidentally Discover Compound that Induces Hair Growth By Blocking Stress Related Hormone-They Filed for a Patent

BarbaraDuck - February 17, 2011

What they found by accident was that astressin-B could also translate for use in human hair growth. It is known that the stress-hormone CRF, its receptors and…

Medical Devices
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FDA Gives Approval for Lap-Band Use With Less Obese Patients

BarbaraDuck - February 17, 2011

This means those who are borderline no longer have to put on weight to have the surgery, hey that does happen sometimes. In Europe the Lap Band…

Health Reform
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85 Year Old Surgeon Gets 3 Years Probation in Death of Patient Under Going Cosmetic Surgery

BarbaraDuck - February 16, 2011

You have to wonder about this case as yes it is unfortunate the woman died and the article states he had not performed surgery in over 5…

Medical Records
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CDW Healthcare Survey Shows Consumers Trust and Believe Their Doctors But are Skeptical About The Use of Electronic Records Primarily Due to Security Concerns

BarbaraDuck - February 16, 2011

CDW Healthcare has the results of another survey they conducted and this time it was about consumer trust and the use of electronic medical records. Back in…

Hospital Administration
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Southern California Hospital Offers Appointments for the Emergency Room for $15.00 for Non Emergency Visits-InQuickER

BarbaraDuck - February 15, 2011

This could certainly be popular and something that might spread as to why wait at the ER room if you can reserve a spot. If you are…

Medical Records
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LifeNexus Launches Electronic Personal Health Card With Payment Card Functionality for Health Savings Accounts

BarbaraDuck - February 15, 2011

We have yet one more new technology that is combining both personal health records along with a credit card to make payments. It comes with a reader…

Hospital Administration
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New Zealand Making a Renewed Effort to Attract Patients from the US With Non-Tort Surgical Procedures-Medical Tourism

BarbaraDuck - February 14, 2011

  Last year New Zealand started promoting medical tourism and the company Medtral has now established an office in California to further promote traveling to New Zealand.…

Medical Devices
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US Medical Device Companies Look to Europe and Other Countries for Approval and Sales-Some Not Even Selling Here While We Over Inflate Value on Social Algorithms

BarbaraDuck - February 14, 2011

The approval process too has been hit by economics. Due to the money needed to be spent for FDA approval, some companies simply don’t have the money…