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Keeping the eye on ever changing dynamics of two apparently distinct but interconnected realms of healthcare and business.
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Biotech News | 8/14/13 | The Motley Fool

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Yet Another White House Obamacare Delay: Out-Of-Pocket Caps Waived Until 2015

Yet Another White House Obamacare Delay: Out-Of-Pocket Caps Waived Until 2015 | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
First, there was the delay of Obamacare’s Medicare cuts until after the election. Then there was the delay of the law’s employer mandate.
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Why Most of Our Business Will Be in Fast-Growth Markets and Digital Within 5 Years

Why Most of Our Business Will Be in Fast-Growth Markets and Digital Within 5 Years | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
If anyone needed a reminder of how profoundly the media world has changed in the last 15 to 20 years, they received it in the form of an era-defining announcement that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos had
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Patients Don't Mind If the Doc Wears Google Glass

Patients Don't Mind If the Doc Wears Google Glass | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Would you make an appointment with a doctor sporting computerized eyewear?
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The Most Reliable Health Websites On The Internet

The Most Reliable Health Websites On The Internet | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
What are the best websites for finding reliable health information on the Internet?

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Gadgets can track your sleep, monitor eating habits and help you stay fit

Gadgets can track your sleep, monitor eating habits and help you stay fit | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it

To help people become more aware of their physical activity — or lack of it — companies are marketing high-tech gadgets with claims that they can measure movement, sleep, food intake and weight. Here’s a quick look at some of the devices available now or coming soon. (None of them were tested in Consumer Reports’ labs.)

 

 


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Buying Prescription Drugs Online Without Getting Burned

Buying Prescription Drugs Online Without Getting Burned | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Maine passed a law that will let consumers fill prescriptions overseas. Sites such as PharmacyChecker.com pledge to help them avoid getting ripped off
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Losing a Tattoo, Gaining a Tumor

Losing a Tattoo, Gaining a Tumor | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
An unintended consequence of laser tattoo removal in a 29-year-old man was a diagnosis of malignant melanoma, according to a German case report.
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The Future of Health Care: Empty Hospitals?

The Future of Health Care: Empty Hospitals? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
One medical expert thinks most doctor-patient conversations will someday happen over the phone or through video.
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Explaining the State Insurance Exchanges in Seven Minutes

Explaining the State Insurance Exchanges in Seven Minutes | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
I came across this video from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and thought "This is exactly the kind of content medical practices can use for their website and social media content."
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Will House follow Senate on physician immigration reform?

Will House follow Senate on physician immigration reform? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Senate bill includes reauthorization and expansion of a doctor visa waiver program, but House leaders will craft their own package.
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A Catalyst for Significant Social Change "The Green House Project"

A Catalyst for Significant Social Change "The Green House Project" | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Vulnerable Populations Portfolio looks for visionary solutions that create a culture of health in communities across the...
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Replicability of High-Impact Papers in Stem Cell Research

Replicability of High-Impact Papers in Stem Cell Research | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
I recently used the Web of Science database to generate a list of the most highly cited papers in stem cell research. As of July 2013, the ...
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Face Recognition Test May Predict Early Dementia

Face Recognition Test May Predict Early Dementia | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Patients who were unable to name or recognize culturally-relevant and age-appropriate famous faces may be at risk for various deficits in early-onset dementias, researchers found.
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Docs Lobby to Keep Stark Exemptions

Docs Lobby to Keep Stark Exemptions | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- National medical groups are rallying for continued support of exemptions for in-office ancillary services under the Stark Law in the face of recent rising opposition.
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Three Questions for Max Levchin About His New Startup

Three Questions for Max Levchin About His New Startup | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The PayPal cofounder has a new mobile app to help couples get pregnant.
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Examining The Effects Of Patent-Troll Legislation On Startups

Examining The Effects Of Patent-Troll Legislation On Startups | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Non-practicing entities (NPEs), or patent trolls, have largely stayed off the political radar for the 12 years since the term "patent troll" was coined.
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The river UNDER the sea: Haunting images of scuba diver exploring mysterious channel

The river UNDER the sea: Haunting images of scuba diver exploring mysterious channel | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Submerged in deep water, one of the last things a diver may expect to find 90ft below the surface is a river view. But that's exactly what awaits those bold enough to dive in Mexico's Cenote Angelita.

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Obamacare Rolls Outs Hospice Care Penalties And Quality Focus

Obamacare Rolls Outs Hospice Care Penalties And Quality Focus | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Providers of hospice care, which will be caring for a booming population of aging baby boomers, were told Friday they get a 1 percent pay raise and a mandate to report quality measures to the U.S. government or essentially lose that raise come Oct.
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FDA Warns of Fatal Skin Reactions with Acetaminophen

FDA Warns of Fatal Skin Reactions with Acetaminophen | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Acetaminophen is associated with rare but severe and sometimes fatal skin reactions at usual doses, the FDA said Thursday.
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Prescription For Obamacare? Doctors Await Questions From Nervous Patients

Prescription For Obamacare? Doctors Await Questions From Nervous Patients | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Dr. Kisha Davis' patient, who is uninsured, was gearing up to deliver a stream of invective about President Barack Obama's health care reform law. "I don't believe our government is doing this!"
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Why 99.997% Of Entrepreneurs May Want To Postpone Or Avoid VC -- Even If You Can Get It

Why 99.997% Of Entrepreneurs May Want To Postpone Or Avoid VC -- Even If You Can Get It | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
In a previous blog, I had commented that most of you will never get VC (from a VC limited partnership). But some of you may still have hopes. So for you, the key question is whether you should accept VC if you get an offer from a VC fund.
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Advance pay ACOs: A down payment on Medicare's future

Advance pay ACOs: A down payment on Medicare's future | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Accountable care organizations that pay doctors up-front bring practice improvements, but it's unclear yet if program actuaries will see a return on investment.
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Man gets kidney from daughter & then from granddaughter

Man gets kidney from daughter & then from granddaughter | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Nine years ago, Willie West got a new kidney from his daughter. When that one failed, his granddaughter donated hers.
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Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Story-driven companies are achieving better financial success than their competitors.
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