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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
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
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
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
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
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
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
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Cancer Cells Identified Faster with New Microscope
Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new technique for identifying cancer cells in blood samples faster and more accurately than the current standard methods. In one common approach to testing for cancer, doctors add biochemicals...
April 18, 2016
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Annual CEO Health Care Survey Finds Patient Engagement, Population Health, & Consumerism Top Concerns 
While care transformation continues to lead the list of concerns for hospital and health system executives, The Advisory Board Company’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey found meeting consumer expectations and patient engagement join the top concerns. The study found 47 percent...
April 8, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Former UnitedHealthcare CEO’s tech-savvy payer startup Bright Health raises $80M
Minneapolis-based tech-savvy payer Bright Healthhas raised $80 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from Flare Capital Partners. Bright Health is led by a team of experienced healthcare executives. The company’s...
April 7, 2016
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