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Nanotechnology is the study and manipulation of matter at sizes between 1 and 100 nanometers. Nanomedicine is a burgeoning branch of nanotechnology that focuses on... Read More »
At the turn of the century, the Institute of Medicine released a report estimating that up to 100,000 patients a year die of medical errors in the United States... Read More »
For years, doctors, public health professionals, and policymakers have been trying to deter people from unhealthy lifestyles choices, such as smoking and poor eating... Read More »
Web-based psychotherapy is emerging as an alternative to conventional therapy sessions, with Skype and other  telecommunication technologies serving as platforms ... Read More »
More than 650,000 people die of malaria every year, mostly in developing countries. Thanks to measures prevent mosquito bites and the development of new drugs... Read More »
More than 20 million Americans suffer from type II diabetes and the incidence of this disease is on the rise. In diabetes, the body doesn't respond to the hormone ... Read More »
Many experts would agree that healthcare in the United States suffers from a degree of incoordination and fragmentation.  Estimates suggest that two out of three ... Read More »
In conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs, individuals are offered a financial reward on the condition that they comply with certain behaviors, like receiving... Read More »
In the late 1990s, Novartis manufactured and patented imatinib (with the brand name Gleevec), a drug that prolongs life in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia... Read More »
The first time I came across the term ‘robotic surgery’, I imagined an android, much like C-3PO, performing heart or brain surgery in the operating room... Read More »
Last Friday, doctors in Turkey pushed the boundaries of modern medicine when they attempted to perform a quadruple limb transplantation in a 27 year-old man in... Read More »
In today’s technology driven medical world, disease diagnosis is relying more and more on sophisticated machinery and complex tests. Having received my medical... Read More »
At the turn of the new century, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report titled, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System”.  Citing... Read More »
In the 1840’s, doctors in Italy made a keen observation: nuns did not get cervical cancer while married women did. This observation led scientists to question... Read More »
Since the early 1990s, a popular procedure for relieving the pain of spinal column fractures in patients with osteoporosis was vertebroplasty – the injection of ... Read More »
maria luz caliboPatient-centered outcomes has its advantages and disadvantages. The good thing about it is that patients are given the autonomy to make informed decisions about his/her treatment.
Feb 3, 2012
Aurora SterlingAlways nice to hear about patient-focused advances in medicine.
Feb 2, 2012
We often marvel at the newest and most cutting edge technologies in medical care and their impact on restoring health and prolonging life. Just last week, I wrote on... Read More »
Ann ConkleI agree. This is very exciting research with the potential to change the availability of important diagnoses in remote or underserved areas.
Jan 30, 2012
Arpit SharmaNice, specially for remote locations
Jan 27, 2012
Tumors of the trachea or windpipe -- the Y-shaped hollow structure that connects the upper airway to the lungs -- are rare, but have devastating consequences for... Read More »