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All my social networks and groups on one page

All my social networks and groups on one page | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

My XeeMe helps you find all my social networks and groups on one page 

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Mobile Health Challenge gives startups a chance to win big and fight heart disease

Mobile Health Challenge gives startups a chance to win big and fight heart disease | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
Novartis’ event provides an incredible opportunity to help more and more startups succeed by building products and services businesses will actually adopt.

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Why Medical Schools Add Wikipedia Editing to Curriculum

Why Medical Schools Add Wikipedia Editing to Curriculum | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

In "Expanding WikiProject Medicine," fourth-year students at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine will edit health articles on Wikipedia this semester. And their class is one of the few in the U.S. that is updating medical Wikipedia pages.

  
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David Swaddle's curator insight, November 4, 2013 1:16 AM

I wonder if we should be encouraging Fellows to edit Wikipedia and include it as a CPD activity?

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Students design prototypes that can predict your health

Students design prototypes that can predict your health | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

A group of summer school students have developed a digital service that calculates a person’s risk of developing lifestyle diseases based on health indicators. The project is targeted at men between the ages of 30 and 60, who typically visit the doctor two weeks too late.

 

“The digital prototype that we have designed is dynamic, so the user can update their risk assessment by inputting their level of physical activity, their intake of food, alcohol and cigarettes, as well as their BMI. So if a user starts exercising 30 minutes a day, he will immediately notice that his chances of staying healthy improve. This type of self-monitoring works because it doesn’t use threats. Instead it offers a tool that is personal, relevant and easy to use.

 


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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 8, 2013 5:42 PM

Whwn will we see a commercial product/service for bot sexes?

Connie Glutyk's curator insight, September 10, 2013 1:11 AM

This will be a great help to anyone concerned about their health, where problems areas are well ahead of having any serious situation happen.  Not to mention that people would be proactive in maintaining their health knowing that a issue is starting to take effect.

Nathan N's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:07 PM

This could be very helpful in future science.

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How to Charge $546 for Six Liters of Saltwater

How to Charge $546 for Six Liters of Saltwater | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
The tale of the IV bag shows how secrecy helps keep health care prices high: at every step from manufacturer to patient, there are confidential deals that obscure prices and profits.

 

Read more at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/27/health/exploring-salines-secret-costs.html


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Diploma in Health Studies Online Course

Diploma in Health Studies Online Course | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

ALISON's free online Diploma in Health Studies course will give you a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of important health-related subjects. This course covers diet and nutrition, health and human development, global health issues such as womens health and family health, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. 

 

Read more at: http://alison.com/courses/Diploma-in-General-Health


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Zurker - a new social network with a difference

Zurker - a new social network with a difference | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

Zurker - a new social network:

http://www.zurker.net/i-271732-iaxgtugifc

My first reaction - "do we need yet another social network?"

After reading about the philosophy of Zurker, my answer was "yes" - because it is one that is owned by the network members and responsive to needs of the network members, rather than being a centralized, corporate, profit-oriented, juggernaut.

Zurker is literally a member-owned application.  You actually get shares in the company and so can profit from its growth.

And Zurker is driven by democracy. It's new - and still developing. Instead of changes being introduced top-down (whether you wanted the change or not) Zurker seeks out your ideas and feedback, so that their development team can develop the social application most in tune with what users actually want.

And it's free, of course.  Check it out here:

http://www.zurker.net/i-271732-iaxgtugifc


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Phyllis Smith's curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:44 PM

If you didn't get involved with Facebook on the ground floor - you now have that opportunity with this new social network - Zurker

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You Don't Have To Be A Data Geek To Love Consumer Health Devices -- But It Helps

You Don't Have To Be A Data Geek To Love Consumer Health Devices -- But It Helps | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

My gadgets don’t provide essential information I couldn’t get elsewhere, but they motivate me to pursue and sustain activities I might otherwise avoid – like regularly checking my blood pressure, or finding time for a run.  They facilitate data sharing, whether with my doctor, as I’ve described, or with friends and family who can offer encouragement and motivation.

I don’t believe any device offers a magical answer to health and wellness; on their own, gadgets are unlikely to get the sedentary off the couch, or spark health vigilance from the apathetic.

But gadgets can help  the many of us who just require a little nudge, helping the primed engage in healthier activities while sustaining the efforts of those who already there.

 

Read more at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidshaywitz/2013/08/01/you-dont-have-to-be-a-data-geek-to-love-consumer-health-devices-but-it-helps/


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TV Ad Campaign Tries to Put a Friendly Face on DNA Testing

TV Ad Campaign Tries to Put a Friendly Face on DNA Testing | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
Most consumers are likely unaware of or uncomfortable with the idea of DNA sequencing, but 23andMe hopes to change that with its first TV ad campaign.

23andMe unveiled a new ad campaign Monday called Portraits of Health, which shows how people can use its $99 DNA testing kit to learn more about their own health. The genetics company plans to spend as much as $5 million this year to broadcast the ads.

 

 

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2013/08/05/23andme-tv-campaign/

  

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Ultrasound 'may stop kidney injury' from surgery

Ultrasound 'may stop kidney injury' from surgery | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
bbc.co.uk - Ultrasound treatments could be used to prevent a common kidney complication than can arise after major surgery, researchers suggest. The work, published in the Journal of the American S...

 

Read more at: http://abouthealthdegrees.com/ultrasound-may-stop-kidney-injury-from-surgery/


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Some parents opting for pharmacies, not doctors - Fox News

Some parents opting for pharmacies, not doctors - Fox News | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
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About one in four parents have taken their kids to a clinic at a chain pharmacy or other retail store for health care, a new study suggests.

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Is An 'Off The Shelf' Liver Coming Soon?

Is An 'Off The Shelf' Liver Coming Soon? | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time created a functional human liver from stem cells derived from skin and blood and say their success points to a future where much-needed livers and other transplant...

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Dr.Pedro Bernáldez's comment, July 8, 2013 4:43 AM
Congratulations!!!!
Dr.Pedro Bernáldez's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:44 AM

Congratulations for the scientists !!!!! It´s a great new!!!!

Deborah Verran's comment, July 8, 2013 5:06 AM
There is still a way to go for this technology such that organ donation will no longer be required. See commentary via http://scoop.it/t/organ-donation-transplant-matters-resources
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New Technologies Revolutionizing Health & Fitness

New Technologies Revolutionizing Health & Fitness | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

From online doctor visits to space-age physical exam scanners, learn about eight game-changing technologies that will reduce costs and improve healthcare and fitness in years to come!


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Online Health Care Programs | Online and Distance Learning

Online Health Care Programs | Online and Distance Learning | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
Find campus-based and online health care programs that will prepare you for careers in the many health care professions, and learn more about the prospects.
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Online Nursing Continuing Education | Online and Distance Learning

Online Nursing Continuing Education | Online and Distance Learning | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
Find out more about online nursing continuing education, what's involved in the programs, where you can take them, the improved career prospects, and more ...

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/online-nursing-continuing-education


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A check-up on consumers' use of mHealth

A check-up on consumers' use of mHealth | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

Despite strong interest in mobile health (mHealth), consumer adoption of mobile health technologies remains limited.

 

While 9 in 10 Americans own a cellphone (and over half of them being smartphones) concerns about privacy and security, skepticism about app accuracy and a gap between consumers' wants and the industry's ability to deliver are all limiting factors to mHealth's widespread adoption.

 

But if consumers are comfortable with other mobile-enabled features (such as shopping, travel and banking), why not also in health care?

 

source: http://blogs.deloitte.com/centerforhealthsolutions/2013/09/infographic-a-check-up-on-consumers-use-of-mhealth.html#.UklXXYZkOzZ


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Medical Assistant Careers | Online and Distance Learning

Medical Assistant Careers | Online and Distance Learning | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
Want to know more about medical assisting careers education and training. Find out more about more about the programs and find a school that suits you ...

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/medical-assistant-careers


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Need a Kidney? There's an App for That

Need a Kidney? There's an App for That | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

OrganJet Corporation announced in a press release today that users can now take advantage of an online tool to find kidney transplant centers that are close to home and have the lowest wait times. In the statement, OrganJet CEO Sridhar Tayur noted that the service is meant to bridge the gap between areas with an excess of usable kidneys and those in dire need of them. The company claims that anywhere from 500 to 2,500 kidneys are wasted per year, and that more than 5,000 patients die annually waiting for one.

"There is significant disparity in wait times... ranging from more than five years in such areas as New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. and California, while it is half that in such regions as Pittsburgh, Portland, Ore. and Madison, Wis.," said Tayur.

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11 Super Mobile Medical Apps

11 Super Mobile Medical Apps | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile revolution. Doctors are adopting mobile apps that make them more effective, and patients are taking to ones that give them more control over their healthcare. Here are 11 apps that stand out from the crowd.

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Geriatric Courses for a rewarding career

Geriatric Courses for a rewarding career | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

Geriatric courses provide students with knowledge of health and disease in later life - this page provides details of programs, schools, prospects and more ...

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/geriatric-courses


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Making a smartphone even smarter: Turning it into a biosensor for toxins and bacteria

Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in that cookie? Thanks to a cradle and app that turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor, you may soon be able to run on-the-spot tests for food safety, environmental toxins, medical diagnostics and more.

The handheld biosensor was developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A series of lenses and filters in the cradle mirror those found in larger, more expensive laboratory devices. Together, the cradle and app transform a smartphone into a tool that can detect toxins and bacteria, spot water contamination and identify allergens in food.

 


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Masters Degree in Health Care Administration

Masters Degree in Health Care Administration | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it
This page gives you information about the masters degree in health care administration, where you can study it, the prospects after completion, and more ...

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Charting the Future of Capacity Building for mHealth

Charting the Future of Capacity Building for mHealth | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

Last month, 130 doctors, nurses, development workers, techies, government officials, and academics from 35 countries joined us on an exciting four-week journey through the latest developments in mHealth.

 

Three observations/trends emerged during the course:

1) Mobile data collection most discussed;

2) The importance of human centered design (HCD);

3) Fewer pilots + design for scale.

 

Read more at: http://techchange.org/2013/07/22/charting-the-future-of-capacity-building-for-mhealth/


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Joseph Walent's curator insight, July 25, 2013 11:20 AM

IT Service providers with a leagacy in mobile application development and testing will have a leg-up on their competition.

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Nursing Informatics Degree | Online and Distance Learning

Nursing Informatics Degree | Online and Distance Learning | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

Find out about nursing informatics degree programs, the content of the courses, the schools where you can take them, the career prospects, and more ...

 

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Health Care Reimbursement Training

Health Care Reimbursement Training | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

This page is about health care reimbursement training needed to cope with the complexities of medical billing and coding and where you can obtain it ...

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/health-care-reimbursement-training


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Cancer, the Video Game: A Story of Hope

Cancer, the Video Game: A Story of Hope | Healthcare Professionals | Scoop.it

"That Dragon, Cancer" is a biographical game, and the brainchild of Ryan Green.

Green's son, Joel, was diagnosed with an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (often called AT/RT) at the age of one. In the last three years, he has had seven different tumors, each aggressively treated by radiation, surgery or chemotherapy — all therapies rarely used on young children.

Each time, doctors gave Joel only a few weeks or months to live.

But three years later, Joel continues to survive. That's why Green chose to createThat Dragon, Cancer, a point-and-click adventure game that allows players a glimpse into life with a very sick child.

 

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2013/06/21/that-dragon-cancer/

 

 

 

  


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