Medical Real Estate Firm Eyes Telemedicine

Medical Real Estate Firm Eyes Telemedicine

All around the world, healthcare providers are realizing that outsourcing certain aspects of their services is the most cost-conscious action they can take. The Imaging Advantage (IA) image-reading center is a great example. The center is based in Arizona, but it’s reading images from Arizona patients as well as patients from all over the country. Shifting the Market This center ...

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Cool Date Ideas – Brooklyn, New York

Cool Date Ideas – Brooklyn, New York

Few places in the world offer so many options for a date night as Brooklyn, New York. You could probably drive around this city and never run out of restaurants. But why try out all the mediocre options when you can go straight to the best? Hecho en Mexico Hecho’s Chef, Danny Mena, has composed a menu of what he ...

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Moles Can Smell in Stereo

Moles Can Smell in Stereo

Moles, it appears, have extra-sensory perception beyond our wildest imaginings. Well, perhaps that’s an overstatement, but they are very good at smelling things. The common mole — also known in the US as the Eastern blind mole — has almost no eyesight whatsoever. But it still tracks down food very well. The method it uses is extremely sensitive olfactory perception. ...

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Federal Grant for Telemedicine

Federal Grant for Telemedicine

The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center was recently the recipient of a four year $1.3 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. The hope is that the grant will help the center to expand its telemedicine program. The center, which is part of the Arizona Telemedicine Program, shares information and ...

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Telemedicine: The Doctor of the Future

Telemedicine: The Doctor of the Future

As telemedicine continues to grow, it is becoming easier and easier to see a doctor. Now, thanks to various websites, it’s possible to visit a doctor without even leaving the comfort of your own home. Patients communicate with a doctor via instant messaging and the phone, and can receive diagnosis and medication prescriptions. The service is quick, easy, available 24 ...

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FDA Takes Aim At Medical Apps

FDA Takes Aim At Medical Apps

Smart phones have become a big part of our everyday lives. The phones have applications for just about everything, and that includes apps that deal with your health. As these mobile medical apps increase in popularity, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to explore the possibility of regulating them. While the FDA argues that this would insure that ...

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Hospitals Embrace Telemedicine

Hospitals Embrace Telemedicine

There was a time when patients had to drive many miles to see a specialized doctor. But these days, you can head to your local hospital and be treated by a doctor who is thousands of miles away. Using webcams and high tech screens, it is possible for rural hospitals that normally don’t offer certain types of specialized medicine (such ...

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Pesticide Levels linked to Parkinson’s, Lower I.Q. in Children

Pesticide Levels linked to Parkinson’s, Lower I.Q. in Children

Several new studies have shown the dangers of pesticides for both adults and children. People from around the world are catching on to the fact that our food is not as safe as we need it to be. Recent studies have shown that high pesticide levels are linked to both Parkinson’s disease and lower I.Q. in children. — Click to ...

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Organic Produce Lists — An Extension of Telemedicine

Organic Produce Lists — An Extension of Telemedicine

Telemedicine and many of its subsets — like home monitoring and mobile device “apps” — are usually designed to help people recover after they’ve undergone treatment. But they’re also designed to help keep people from getting sick. New technologies are helping find the information they need to keep from getting sick, and to heal from illness. Everywhere people can find ...

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University Opens Up Personal Health Informatics Ph.D. Program

University Opens Up Personal Health Informatics Ph.D. Program

The Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science is opening up a doctoral program in Personal Health Informatics, which is one of the subsets of computation science that is most important to telemedicine at large. It’s exciting to see such a program, mainly because it illustrates the depth of the rigor and intellectual thought that’s going into how we ...

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