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The introduction of two new hospital facilities in the US
marks the beginning of a shift in the healthcare industry. According to a
release from Dark Daily, a nationwide change from inpatient- to outpatient-based
treatment approaches has resulted in the construction of “bedless hospitals.”
In preparation for changes due to the ...
I remember when the Body Worlds Exhibit came to my local
museum. I couldn’t believe it -- those were real people. My dad laughed when I
told him about it and said, “That’s why you really have to read the fine print
when you sign up to be an organ donor.” Being an organ donor, I was horrified. As
genetic research continues and breakthroughs are ...
studying genetics in high school biology and watching Gattaca
(1997), which genuinely blew my mind. On its own, genome sequencing seemed like
a concept that science ripped directly from the pages of fiction. I could barely wrap my mind around it -- let
alone the ethics of its practice. As technology continues to advance, ...
If you could have your genome sequenced and unlock all of the secrets your DNA holds, would you?
I asked that question of Dr. Robert Daber, technical director of Clinical Genomics at the Center for Personalized Diagnostics, and Dr. Jennifer Morrissette, scientific director of the Cytogenics Lab and director of the Center for Personalized ...
June marked the 30th anniversary since the discovery of HIV. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon challenged the world for global action to end the AIDS disease by 2020. In the USA, President Obama called on countries to do more and try to stamp out the disease. He vowed to increase funding for the fight against AIDS and other infectious diseases such ...
We are all aware of the recent events in the Arab world. Some of us were glued to television stations or internet sites to learn about the latest developments. The peaceful demonstration resulted in the fall of the ruling regime in Egypt and Tunisia.
The political protests started and were organized through the use of social media and the ...
''We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise healthcare's quality and lower its cost.''
President Barack Obama made this promise just 3 days ago during his inauguration address and, as with his plans to examine spending and realign military actions in Guantanamo Bay and Iraq, we're already seeing ...
The Bush administration has said the U.S. should have a national electronic health record system (EHR) by the year 2014.
This discussion regarding the need for electronic medical records goes back several years, but was really focused in this administration when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created a federal advisory board ...
The first statewide electronic health information system, HealthInfoNet, was recently unveiled in Maine as reported here. This is a logical application of technology, an accelerating trend of making healthcare information--including prescriptions--available to clinicians, but also letting patients know who sees their information and ...
When dining out, we choose our wines by variety, and the year and region in which they were produced. How would you like to choose your steak the same way? If you think 2007 was a particularly good year for beef, you're in luck.
The FDA has deemed meat and milk from cloned cattle, swine and goats as safe to eat as conventionally bred animals. It ...