With Help from Indiegogo, Peek Vision Brings Critical Diagnostic Tool to Light

With Help from Indiegogo, Peek Vision Brings Critical Diagnostic Tool to Light »

As crowdfunding increases in popularity, recently launched Indiegogo Life makes it easier than ever to fund and bring projects – like Peek Vision – to life.

Liquid Biopsies Could Make Cancer a Manageable Disease

Liquid Biopsies Could Make Cancer a Manageable Disease »

1 May, 2015
NewsUncategorized
Could a simple blood test revolutionize cancer detection and treatment? Photo via Shawn Hempel/ Shutterstock. The future of cancer treatment is here. A new technology in cancer detection and monitoring called the liquid biopsy (or circulating tumor cell (CTC) count) can detect tumor DNA circulating in the blood before symptoms even…
Philips’ CareSage Engine Improves Senior Care Management

Philips’ CareSage Engine Improves Senior Care Management »

For over forty years, Philips Lifeline has provided elderly patients with a medical alert service. Now, the company is taking this service one step further by rolling out CareSage, a new predictive analytics engine that allows health organizations to better monitor and care for elderly patients through a combination of wearable devices and monitoring. CareSage provides an analysis of both…
Say Goodbye to the Lazy Eye: David Hunter’s Pediatric Vision Scanner

Say Goodbye to the Lazy Eye: David Hunter’s Pediatric Vision Scanner »

Dr. Hunter uses the Pediatric Vision Scanner in his office. For almost twenty years, Dr. David Hunter, Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital Boston and Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, has been working to better detect medical conditions that lead to a loss of vision in children. Recently, all this…
A New Kind of Academic Research: the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance

A New Kind of Academic Research: the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance »

A few weeks ago, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh announced that they will be teaming up with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to tackle big data in healthcare. Through this partnership, called the "Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance," researchers like Carnegie Mellon's Eric Xing, PhD, will work to develop new technologies,…
CAMTech Announces Innovation Award Winner

CAMTech Announces Innovation Award Winner »

A.J. Kumar in the field in Zambia. Photo provided by CAMTech. The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at Massachusetts General Hospital recently announced the winner of its latest Innovation Award – the Whitesides Research Group. CAMTech launched three years ago with the goal of accelerating medical technology innovation in low and…
Dr. Leonard Glass on Physician Retraining and Reentry

Dr. Leonard Glass on Physician Retraining and Reentry »

25 Mar, 2015
CompaniesPeople
Leonard W. Glass M.D., president of Physician Retraining & Reentry. Photo provided. When Dr. Leonard Glass, a board certified general surgeon, plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon, retired ten years ago, he thought he was leaving medicine for good. But then he read about the shortage of family medicine doctors in America and…
10 Physician-Authored Blogs Worth Reading

10 Physician-Authored Blogs Worth Reading »

18 Mar, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
Photo via rangizzz/ shutterstock. We've been reading up a storm lately, so this week we've rounded up ten of our favorite healthcare blogs. All of these blogs are written by physicians covering a variety of topics - oncology, primary care, motherhood, innovation, life after a medical career and more. In no particular…
Ilana Yurkiewicz on Writing and Medicine

Ilana Yurkiewicz on Writing and Medicine »

10 Mar, 2015
PeopleUncategorized
Medical student and science writer Ilana Yurkiewicz says she always had an inkling that she wanted to be a physician. She grew up on Long Island, NY and did her undergrad at Yale University, where she studied molecular biology. While at Yale, she got her start in science writing, too, as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale…
MEDRC: Improving Medical Devices with Microelectronics

MEDRC: Improving Medical Devices with Microelectronics »

The wearable vital signs monitor can continuously measure heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, stroke volume, and respiratory rate. Continuous monitoring of these vital signs can help assess the wearer's overall state of health and identify risks for cardiovascular diseases. Photo via MIT. As our technological devices become smaller and more portable,…

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