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Measure Blood Alcohol with a Fitness Tracker Like Device
A company that makes portable blood alcohol testers has won a national prize for a wearable version that looks like a fitness tracker and delivers results in near-real time. The San Francisco company, BACtrack, will receive $200,000 from the National...
May 26, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Woman Hacks Medical Device and Makes an Artificial Pancreas
Algorithms are boring until your life depends on them. People with Type 1 diabetes use algorithms all day long. They perform mental calculations to manage their blood-sugar levels, which are measured by hand with a finger prick, or with a...
May 25, 2016
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Revolutionary New Procedure KAMRA Could Replace Reading Glasses
Millions of Americans use reading glasses every day, but a new procedure could eliminate the need for some people. Donna Glenn, 51, took advantage of the new treatment, KAMRA inlay surgery, after getting fed up with her glasses. “I had to...
May 12, 2016
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State of the Art Proton Therapy Cancer Treatment Saves New Mom’s Eyesight
Orlando, Fla – An enormous high tech machine is providing new hope to patients across the country with inoperable tumors. Proton therapy is a precise radiation technique that reduces the side effects often accompanied by traditional treatment options. Thanks to...
May 9, 2016
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Smartphone Apps Helping in the Emergency Room to Make Decisions
The concept of shared decision-making in healthcare is making its way from physician offices into emergency rooms as hospitals look to become more patient-friendly. Mobile apps are helping to accelerate the shift. A piece in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday examined this...
May 2, 2016
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Samsung App Helping Premature Babies Hear Parents Voice
For babies, the sound of their mother’s voice isn’t just comforting — it can be the key to healthy brain development. That’s not easy to manage for premature babies stuck in incubators, though, and Samsung thinks smartphones might help out. Its...
May 2, 2016
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Drone Delivery of Medical Supplies Takes Off 
Although the convenience of having packages delivered directly to our doors within hours of purchase is still a ways away, on-demand delivery of medical supplies is becoming a reality. Earlier this month, Google was awarded a patent for a dispatch...
April 27, 2016
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Smart Inhaler Connects to Smartphone & Tells You How to Use It
3M has announced a “smart inhaler” that not only connects wirelessly to a smartphone app but has a tiny screen that teaches patients how to use the device. The 3M Intelligent Control inhaler is the latest entrant into a field...
April 25, 2016
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Abbott CEO Says “Not Appropriate for me to Comment” on Alere Issues
Point-of-care diagnostics maker Alere ($ALR) is struggling under the weight of foreign corruption probes. And Abbott ($ABT) CEO Miles White doesn’t know if he wants to bear the load. On a Q1 earnings call, the med tech helmsman declined to...
April 21, 2016
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