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A Bright Future for Digital Health Startups in 2014

Other sectors of health care innovation may be falling behind digital health. Underwhelming numbers showing health care’s share of venture capital funds have many people painting a grim picture of…
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Between an ER and Urgent Care: Urgency Centers

For many Minnesotans, the decision is easy: go to the hospital emergency room and wait for hours, or take their acute health problem to an urgency center. A new health…
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5 Ways Doctors Should Text

The media noted a trend of doctors connecting with patients through social media and texting as early as 2012. Doctors can respond to simple questions their patients send via email…
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Need to Save a Life? There’s an App for That.

Three years ago, San Ramon Valley Fire Chief Richard Price was eating dinner when he heard ambulance sirens. Someone next door had suffered a cardiac arrest and was unconscious. “That…
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GPS Sensors Help Increase Understanding of Breathing Disorders

Many asthmatic patients are able to keep their conditions under control by using an inhaler. But thanks to a new technology, an inhaler has the ability to not only deliver…
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Wearable Gadgets Keep You Healthy and Safe

There are certain objects in our day-to-day lives that we hate despite their necessity, practicality, and occasionally life saving ability. Take bike helmets for example. They overheat your head in…
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24/7 Advice From Nurses Reduces Emergency Room Visits in Wyoming

Emergency rooms in rural areas are a different animal than their urban counterparts: serious illnesses and injuries happen less often, but when they happen, specialists tend to be far away.…
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Here’s How One Team Got Health IT Right

Based on the hit-and-miss performance of many current EHRs and similar solutions on the market, it’s clear that many tech experts don’t quite understand how to make a truly useful…
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Digital Cadavers Create Opportunities for Learning

A defining moment in many medical students’ academic career is their first experience handling a cadaver. For many doctors, the memory of feeling and touching human organs for the first…
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How Emerging Tech Brings Patients and Providers Together, with Dr. Chris Kuzniak

Stationed in Atlanta, Dr. Chris Kuzniak is a practicing surgeon turned entrepreneur with strong points of view on how technology advancements and adoption can complement the patient-provider relationship. Kuzniak frequently…
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations of 2014

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Weight Loss Apps Employ Some Evidence-based Strategies

Do weight loss apps work? Actually, experts can’t answer that question yet, since there haven’t been any official tests. But a new study did assess how many evidence-based behavioral practices…