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3 Integration Hurdles Mobile Devices Face (And How Apple May Help)

Eric Wicklund | mHealth Summit | September 22, 2014

The recent – and rather breathlessly reported - unveiling of the Apple Watch has many in the mHealth space wondering whether the final bridge is being crossed to patient engagement. Finally, a mobile healthcare platform that both the doctor and the consumer can share and appreciate...

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EHRs Getting Mixed Reviews In North Carolina

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | November 5, 2012

Physician adoption of ambulatory electronic health records is increasing in the North Carolina Triangle area--Duke University, UNC Health Care and WakeMed--but not all physicians are embracing the technology with open arms, according to an article in the News & Observer. Read More »

Fracking – Suicide Capitalism Poisons The Earth’s Fresh Water Supplies

Dylan Murphy | Rebellious Independent News & Film (RINF) | February 11, 2014

[...] Governments across the world are triumphantly declaring that gas fracking is the solution to our rapacious energy needs. Yet as each month goes by new studies emerge in the United States of how this industry is poisoning water supplies and posing a grave threat to public health. Read More »

Happy Public Domain Day

Copyright is a time-limited, Government-awarded monopoly, given to individuals as an incentive for the creation of works of art, and their eventual dedication to the Public Domain. [...] Read More »

Incoming President Of IOM Outed As Member Of Boards Of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic And Pepsico

Roy M. Poses | Health Care Renewal | February 24, 2014

We just discussed how the new CEO of the National Quality Forum was revealed to be a member of the board of directors of Premier Inc, and discussed the implications of this apparently intense conflict of interest. Read More »

Predicting Superbugs' Countermoves To New Drugs

Press Release | Duke University | January 2, 2015

Duke University researchers used software they developed to predict a constantly-evolving infectious bacterium's countermoves to one of these new drugs ahead of time, before the drug is even tested on patients. In a study appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team used their program to identify the genetic changes that will allow methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, to develop resistance to a class of new experimental drugs that show promise against the deadly bug.

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Some Doctors Find Switch To Electronic Medical Records Painful

John Murawski | News & Observer | November 3, 2012

Phil Talbert took the plunge and bought an electronic medical record system for his small medical practice in Shelby in 2010, assuming the pricey computer program would last years, perhaps a career... Read More »

The World Cup's Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

Clayton Aldern | The Atlantic | June 4, 2014

It’s rare for scientists to physically showcase their own work in public settings. But that's how science advances...

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To Make Personalized Medicine Reality, Path2Cures Speakers Call For Open Data Sharing

Meghana Keshavan | MEDCITY News | July 24, 2014

Breaking out of research silos and collaborating more openly will be a big step in driving personalized medicine forward, said Dr. Andrew Futreal, a professor of genomic medicine at MD Anderson...

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We Can Work It Out: Collaboration Leads To Insights, New Targets In Epilepsy

Ron Leuty | Business Times | August 13, 2013

A little scientific cooperation goes a long way. Epilepsy researchers, who more than a decade ago forged a national collaboration, have discovered 25 new mutations around the neurological disorder. What’s more, they also uncovered two genes behind rare childhood forms of the disease... Read More »