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4 Parasites That Want To Invade Your Brain

4 Parasites That Want To Invade Your Brain | Health care | Scoop.it
In the past month, two different 12-year-olds have made headlines after being hospitalized with an extremely rare, horrifying infection: the brain-eating
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This is why controlling health-care costs is almost impossible

This is why controlling health-care costs is almost impossible | Health care | Scoop.it

Americans aren't angry about health-care costs. They're angry about the small fraction of health-care costs they directly pay.

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"Americans aren't angry about healthcare costs. They're angry about the small fraction of healthcare costs they directly pay."

this is not a bad thing. more consumer/patient awareness of healthcare costs, the more we will all be invested to fix this broken system. 

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Marketing a Product to Physicians? Think Education and Email. | DiD: The Story

Marketing a Product to Physicians? Think Education and Email. | DiD: The Story | Health care | Scoop.it
Marketing a Product to Physicians? Think Education and Email. http://medcitynews.com/2013/07/marketing-a-medical-product-to-physicians-think-education-and-email/ The study shows that physicians... (RT @DiDmarketing: Marketing a Product to Physicians?
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Medicare Uncovered: How many doctors still take Medicare?

Medicare Uncovered: How many doctors still take Medicare? | Health care | Scoop.it
How many doctors are really refusing to treat Medicare patients? It’s a simple enough question. But it’s also one of many politically charged questions in healthcare, and politics makes for elusive answers.
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"Most doctors are still taking Medicare..." is not as sexy of a headline (see related scoop)

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Infographics Health & Fitness

Infographics Health & Fitness | Health care | Scoop.it
The Business of Healthcare (The Cost of Healthcare is Rising. Prevention is the wise way to go. http://t.co/S0ZLqhzwKy … … …...
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Americans Don't Understand Insurance, Let Alone Obamacare, Research Shows

Americans Don't Understand Insurance, Let Alone Obamacare, Research Shows | Health care | Scoop.it
Mounting research shows Americans don't understand insurance, let alone the Affordable Care Act, legislation shown here signed by President Obama in March 2010.
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Would you sell a kidney? How much your organs are really worth [INFOGRAPHIC]

Would you sell a kidney? How much your organs are really worth [INFOGRAPHIC] | Health care | Scoop.it
Would you sell a kidney for an iPad? We might joke about selling an organ to make some quick cash, but the illegal trade in organ donation is rife. A particular issue in less economically developed...
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What Happens When iOS Apps Can Access Health Records

What Happens When iOS Apps Can Access Health Records | Health care | Scoop.it

Besides being a way to increase medication adherence, identifying pills on the fly could ensure patients don't encounter unwanted side effects or somehow ingest the wrong medication. But the data play here is much bigger: Indexing the world's pill supply.

 

Optical character recognition and image recognition have spawned all sorts of amazing mobile apps. They can help users identify trees in the forest, identify business cards, and even measure heart rate. Now one new iPhone product, MedSnap ID, could change the way pharmacies are run by allowing for the instant identification of pills via phone camera.

 

MedSnap's product can help reduce the tens of thousands of patient deaths from accidental drug interactions annually, and save pharmacies and health care providers a ton by cutting down on wasted manpower from slower traditional medication history management tools.

 

Users place a set of pills on a special tray or a clear imaging service, take a picture with MedSnap, and the product's algorithms identify the pills from 60 images used for machine indexing.

 

Pills are identified through a combination of imprint recognition (the characters or logo on the pill) and visual characteristics (size, color, density, etc.). Apart from the company's current database--which is primarily centered on drugs available in the United States--users can add to what the company calls the Pill Mapping Project, an effort to “index the world's prescription drug supply so that it can be ready by a technology using a smart phone in a healthcare, patient, or caregiver environment.”

 

Identifying pills in medical settings is important, if only for the fact that an overworked, inattentive, or distracted medical professional can endanger lives by handing the wrong medication to the wrong person. Medical institutions currently use a host of proprietary products to identify pills, many of which require trips back and forth to a computer terminal. Apart from wasting time and money for the health care provider, this also ironically increases chances of a pharmacist being distracted.

  


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Study Shows 59 % Americans Will Develop Kidney Disease

NEW YORK—Nearly 6 of 10 Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
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Why I Donated My Stool

Why I Donated My Stool | Health care | Scoop.it
Transplanting the stool from one person into the digestive tract of another seems, well, repulsive, but sometimes it makes a lot of sense.
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fecal transplant...'nuff said

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Obesity's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought

Obesity's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought | Health care | Scoop.it
Study shows 18 percent rate of related deaths in U.S. adults aged 40 and up, compared to earlier estimates of 5 percent
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China to stop using transplant organs from executed prisoners - New York Daily News

China to stop using transplant organs from executed prisoners - New York Daily News | Health care | Scoop.it
New York Daily News China to stop using transplant organs from executed prisoners New York Daily News China will start phasing out its decades-long practice of using the organs of executed prisoners for transplant operations from November, a senior...
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I thought prisoner organ harvesting was just an urban legend...maybe the new urban legend will be "China to stop using transplant organs from execuited prisoners"

 

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Another Great Reason To Have Fun In Bed

Another Great Reason To Have Fun In Bed | Health care | Scoop.it
Doing crossword puzzles is good for your brain -- but not as good as having orgasms, apparently.
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"...I told you so" would that be the right thing to say here?

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More Doctors Steer Clear of Medicare

More Doctors Steer Clear of Medicare | Health care | Scoop.it
Fewer American doctors are treating patients enrolled in the Medicare health program for seniors, reflecting frustration with its payment rates and pushback against mounting rules, according to health experts.
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Interesting headline, but need to dig deeper into the numbers...see related scoop

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“I’d be 400 years behind” – updated, bigtime | e-Patients.net

“I’d be 400 years behind” – updated, bigtime | e-Patients.net | Health care | Scoop.it
One of the most-quoted eye-opening quotes in Doc Tom Ferguson's e-Patient White Paper is this: As Donald Lindberg, director of the National Library of
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Clinical research is another area for disruptive innovation. There needs to be a better way to cut through all the clutter. More and better curation is despirately needed in the academic research literature arena.

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Doctors are skeptical and confused about Obamacare, survey finds

Doctors are skeptical and confused about Obamacare, survey finds | Health care | Scoop.it
A poll of doctors finds huge skepticism that Obamacare insurance exchanges will open by fall, and mostly don't know how new health law will affect them.
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Top 5 Reasons Hospitals are Losing Money | BHM Healthcare Solutions

Top 5 Reasons Hospitals are Losing Money | BHM Healthcare Solutions | Health care | Scoop.it
Find out the top 5 reasons hospitals are losing money and what they can do to improve

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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:46 PM

From coding errors to front desk and denials, today's hosptials are losing money for a variey of reasons.  Certified Case Managers can save money with their knowledge and service to the hospital.  If you are interested in learning more about case management and its role in saving money for the hospital, then please review our program.

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Kenneth Arrow: Re-examining the Health Care Market, 50 Years On - Proto Magazine - Massachusetts General Hospital

Kenneth Arrow: Re-examining the Health Care Market, 50 Years On - Proto Magazine - Massachusetts General Hospital | Health care | Scoop.it
Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow discusses the current state of the health care industry.
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interesting economist view of the practice of medicine

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Mind-Control Helicopters and the Healing Power of Poop - Issue 4: The Unlikely - Nautilus

Mind-Control Helicopters and the Healing Power of Poop - Issue 4: The Unlikely - Nautilus | Health care | Scoop.it
The history of science is punctuated with medical breakthroughs that seemed unlikely in the times from which they arose.
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keep an open mind...

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