Rethinking Healthcare examines innovation in the health care industry covering topics such as electronic and personal health records, treatment, privacy, regulation and using information technology to manage and monitor chronic conditions.
If current happiness trends keep up the "life expectancy gap" between the sexes (currently 5-7 years) may completely disappear. The happiness gap is all about appearances. If you don't mind, it...
September 23, 2009 11:44am |
Those who insist smoking is a personal choice that impacts no one else now see hard evidence that they are just wrong. Their habits are killing other people, probably people close to them, and...
13 | September 22, 2009 10:08am |
We often think that if a drug is available over-the-counter it's candy. It's not. It can still be an important subject of research, and it can still be abused. Take aspirin, for instance.
6 | September 21, 2009 12:48pm |
You expect perfect security, perfect privacy, and perfect performance from medical solutions. The industry tries to give it to you, but in the process it isolates itself, rendering everything...
27 | September 20, 2009 12:07pm |
Imagine there's no workers, it isn't hard to do. No trains, no subways. And no suppliers, too.
September 18, 2009 7:46am |
A doctor's loyalty is not to the market, and not to himself. It is to the patient. Treat first and ask about money second. It's like the Internet's ethic to move the "precious bodily fluids" of...
7 | September 17, 2009 6:57am |
We assume a boundary exists between our health decisions and those of our doctors, at the doctor's waiting room or the hospital admission table. What insurers, employers and government all want to...
September 16, 2009 7:49am |
Given that most of those who died in 1918 had bacterial infections which struck before we had antibiotics, and that standard vaccines were not in use then, could we be dealing withwhat ended World...
7 | September 15, 2009 12:02pm |
Wash that sand off before you go home, and be especially careful if you have any cut skin. The risk of infection remains low, but it's not non-existent.
September 14, 2009 9:11am |
Private health insurance is rapidly pricing itself out of the market. Government is now the largest buyer of health care services by far.
12 | September 11, 2009 11:18am |
The influenza germ is constantly changing, and the potato blight is capable of similar changes. Senior author Gene Nusbaum of Harvard described its ability to change as "exquisite."
September 10, 2009 7:15am |
If you don't have many cells that process dopamine, the best way to get a healthy dose in your brain is to flood it with chemicals that produce dopamine. Stimulants. That's why Ritalin and...
101 | September 9, 2009 5:58am |
Viruses are trying to teach us something, and where we are when we learn that language may be a different scientific country.
3 | September 8, 2009 7:15am |
The antibodies seem effective against three-quarters of the known strains of HIV, and bind to an accessible portion of the virus DNA.
21 | September 4, 2009 11:29am |
Health IT vendors began construction of an "interoperability roadmap" just last year. Once the map is ready the roads must be built, connected and paid for. Each step is a massive system...
3 | September 3, 2009 9:08am |
Pfizer "managed" this case like the failure of a clinical trial.
2 | September 2, 2009 11:36am |
A tsunami is coming and only its size is yet to be determined.
4 | September 1, 2009 11:19am |
If talk therapists can harness the placebo effect they may not need to routinely prescribe antidepressants.
3 | August 31, 2009 6:41am |
If H1N1 turns into a true pandemic and foreign regulators act quickly they could get more protection from an American vaccine maker than Americans do.
August 28, 2009 11:52am |
Patrick Soon-Shiong wants to create the Bell Labs of health care and is putting $1 billion of his fortune into the effort.
August 27, 2009 9:17am |