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Why Telemedicine Needs to Redesign the Doctor's Appointment | WIRED

Why Telemedicine Needs to Redesign the Doctor's Appointment | WIRED | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
WHY TELEMEDICINE NEEDS TO REDESIGN THE DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT

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AttractiveHealthcare's curator insight, May 9, 3:48 AM

The largest health insurer in the US says it will cover video doctors’ visits just as it covers in-person exams.

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Superslick Coatings Conquer Ketchup, But What About Ebola?

Superslick Coatings Conquer Ketchup, But What About Ebola? | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
A new coating makes ketchup slide out of the bottle and toothpaste slip out of a tube, right down to the last drop. So why not put the slick surface on an Ebola suit so the virus doesn't stick?
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Why Bill Gates Is Commissioning Fine Art

Why Bill Gates Is Commissioning Fine Art | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
From stylized photography that looks like a fashion shoot to a comic book journey about lockjaw, artwork from around the world illustrates the value of vaccines.
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Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
When science cannot explain patients' recoveries, even a doctor who studiously makes decisions based on the medical evidence is forced to rethink his ideas about hope and miracles.
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Insights into Geriatrics from Cartoonist Roz Chast - Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers

Insights into Geriatrics from Cartoonist Roz Chast - Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Roz Chast, a talented cartoonist, has a new book that should be required for the geriatric curriculum entitled “Can't we talk about something more PLEASANT.”
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Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Doctors need to look at the eyes to diagnose disease, but the machines they use are big and expensive. An iPhone or tablet may do as well, scientists say, bringing eye care to the underserved.
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Unmasked, Cancer Survivors Face The Symbol Of Their Torture

Unmasked, Cancer Survivors Face The Symbol Of Their Torture | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
For some survivors of head and neck cancer, the mask each had to wear to guide beams of radiation therapy remains a potent symbol. Some destroy the mask afterward. Others see a new beginning.
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For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions

For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to help patients better understand their chances of suffering heart attacks and surgical complications.
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Human face shaped by millions of years of fighting, study finds - Telegraph

Human face shaped by millions of years of fighting, study finds - Telegraph | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Human faces have evolved to minimise the damage caused by fist fight over millions of years, study finds
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The '60s Are Gone, But Psychedelic Research Trip Continues

The '60s Are Gone, But Psychedelic Research Trip Continues | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Since the 1970s, hallucinogens have been classified as Schedule I drugs, indicating they have no medical use. But researchers say there are benefits and that work must continue.
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Latest Evidence Against Mammograms Adds To Women's Uncertainty

Latest Evidence Against Mammograms Adds To Women's Uncertainty | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Better treatments may be making mammograms less useful in preventing cancer deaths.
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Ultrathin "Diagnostic Skin" Allows Continuous Patient Monitoring | National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Ultrathin "Diagnostic Skin" Allows Continuous Patient Monitoring | National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
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Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Being happy is indeed a total body experience, according to maps of where people feel emotions.
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Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize?

Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize? | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
For decades, first-year medical students have had to cram the details of the cellular metabolism cycle into their heads. Some med schools say it's time to quit cramming and focus on patients' lives.
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Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Martin Pistorius spent more than a decade unable to move or communicate, fearing he would be alone, trapped, forever. NPR's new show Invisibilia tells how his mind helped him create a new life.
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Cancer’s Random Assault

Cancer’s Random Assault | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
It may sound flippant to say that many cases of cancer are caused by bad luck, but that is what two scientists suggested in an article published last week in the journal Science. The bad luck comes in the form of random genetic mistakes, or mutations, that happen when healthy cells divide.

Random mutations may account for two-thirds of the risk of getting many types of cancer, leaving the usual suspects — heredity and environmental factors — to account for only one-third, say the authors, Cristian Tomasetti and Dr. Bert Vogelstein, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Unique sense of 'touch' gives a prolific bacterium its ability to infect anything

Unique sense of 'touch' gives a prolific bacterium its ability to infect anything | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
One of the world's most prolific bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, manages to afflict humans, animals and even plants by way of a mechanism not before seen in any infectious microorganism -- a sense of touch.
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Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) - National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
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Can the Nervous System Be Hacked?

Can the Nervous System Be Hacked? | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Welcome to the brave new world of bioelectronics: implants that can communicate directly with the nervous system in order to try to fight everything from cancer to the common cold.
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Wearable electronic skin delivers drugs and stores data

Wearable electronic skin delivers drugs and stores data | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Average life expectancy has nearly doubled since 1800, thanks to progress in medicine. Most of that was made by developing drugs and improving public health services. The medical revolution of the 21st century is going to be different. With greater understanding of our genes, we will need treatments ...
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Alzheimer's Blood Test Raises Ethical Questions

Alzheimer's Blood Test Raises Ethical Questions | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
A new blood test for people in their 70s can detect who will develop Alzheimer's disease. A positive result could help people prepare. But since there's no treatment, will people really want to know?
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Artists perform rites of healing after tragedies

Artists perform rites of healing after tragedies | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
Those in the performing arts are doing their part to help ease the burdens of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims.
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Start 2014 in Style With These ScienceArt Exhibits | Symbiartic, Scientific American Blog Network

Start 2014 in Style With These ScienceArt Exhibits | Symbiartic, Scientific American Blog Network | Medicine  |  Artful Science | Scoop.it
All in all, 2013 was a bang-up year for science art. It seems the genre is gaining ground as more and more exhibits tackle the fascinating ...
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