When two good ideas cross paths by chance, sometimes something wonderful happens. When Farrell Mendelsohn MD, an interventional cardiologist with Cardiology PC at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, was at a medical conference in Las Vegas, he happened to meet Raymond Cohen, who is CEO of Minnow Medical, a small biotech company that had developed a balloon catheter device designed for leg procedures.
OB/GYN Finds Satisfaction in Volunteering
Before he retired from delivering babies a few years ago, obstetrician/gynecologist Ronald W. Orso, MD estimates that he delivered some 5,000 during his career.
Reports indicate that over 80 percent of physicians use either a cell phone or tablet in patient care and that by 2017 over 50 percent will utilize mHealth apps in delivering healthcare.
Gomez, MD has a personal history that few physicians share: he and his family twice had to leave their home countries--first Cuba, then Venezuela--because of what he now calls the "political deterioration" of both nations, before eventually moving to the U.S.
Each day, physicians discover more about the power of regenerative medicine, a game-changing specialty that uses biologics to regenerate human cells or tissues to help heal damaged organs.
A new intravaginal device recently approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and tested at UAB has been proven effective in improving fecal incontinence, a condition that affects more than 20 million women.
Smartphone applications ("app") are saturating the health care world in numerous and various ways.
Thinking back to childhood, most of us have memories of the little hurts kids are prone to, and running to mom for a Band-aid and a kiss to make the hurt go away. But some hurts are beyond the soothing power of kisses.
On the Health and Human Services website, a section posts every healthcare organization since 2009 whose patient data covering 500 or more individuals has been breached. Each page of this “Wall of Shame” lists 100 organizations. As of June 15, the list runs 1,249 pages long.
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States and accounts for one in every five deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smokers are at risk for breathing problems, heart disease, as well as lung and other cancers.
Could a Four Dollar Generic be the Answer?
Rogue T- cells that attack the body’s own pancreatic beta cells have long been known as the primary villains in the autoimmune process that becomes Type 1 diabetes.
These days, small practices face a daunting trend. “They’re getting less money for what they’re doing and the administrative burden is costing more than it ever has,” says Jerry Callahan, a partner at the CPA firm of Kassouf & Co. in Birmingham.
Aside from bad potato salad at summer picnics and the misery it can deal the digestive system, skin—the body’s biggest organ—tends to take the brunt of warm weather ills this time of year.
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